News for Sunday, December 5, 2010
PGA Tour member Andrés Romero came back to Olivos Golf Club, and it payed off Sunday.
For host Tiger Woods, leading the Chevron World Challenge since Round 1, it was his tournament to lose. On Sunday, however, Graeme McDowell was there – albeit via some clutch shots of his own – to steal Woods’ last chance for victory in 2010. But from what Woods showed this weekend, his comeback may be just around the corner.
Joseph Bramlett brushed the face of his putter with his left hand before he settled into his putting stance. When he slips into his pre-shot routine, it’s as if he has entered a trance. It’s an intense concentration – remarkably similar to Tiger Woods.
McDowell wins Chevron
Graeme McDowell capped off his greatest year with two clutch putts that gave him the greatest comeback ever against Tiger Woods.
Rory McIlroy is not the least bit upset by not being voted PGA Tour rookie of the year. The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland doesn’t think he’s a rookie.
says a lot has changed since the last time Billy Mayfair was at Q-School finals.
Billy Mayfair is at his second PGA Tour Q-School, and first since he got through in 1988. Twenty-two years later, the Tour landscape and Mayfair’s world are dramatically different. And that would be understating.
After five rounds, two Koreans are in the top 25.
18 to play at Q-School
With 18 holes to play, many first-timers are knocking on the door of a PGA Tour card at Q-School. Sean Martin explains.
Laura Davies needs a top-2 finish at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters for a shot to steal the Henderson Money List crown from Lee-Anne Pace. Both players notched five victories this season on the Ladies European Tour, and just 32,000 euros stands between them. Pace can seal it with a top-5 finish – no matter what the Englishwoman does.
Barclays has announced a three-year title sponsorship of the Kenya Open, the longest-running event on the European Challenge Tour schedule.
Hjorth wins LPGA in Orlando
Maria Hjorth sunk an 8-foot putt on the final hole to shoot 72 and top Amy Yang for the LPGA Tour Championship title.
says an Ian Poulter protege holds the early lead at European Tour Q-School.
Five more good rounds and Steve Lewton can join Ian Poulter, and maybe never have to worry about selling a used car again.
Rikard Karlberg left nothing to chance Sunday at the Hero Honda Indian Open. Clinging to a one-shot lead on the final hole at Delhi Golf Club, Karlberg hit his third shot on the par-5 18th against a sponsor sign near the green. After taking a free drop, the Swede chipped in for an unlikely birdie, screaming in delight before the large greenside gallery.
Kim Kyung-tae wrote his name into golf’s record books Sunday at the season-ending Golf Nippon Series JT Cup. With Ryo Ishikawa and Yuta Ikeda’s bids for victory thwarted, 24-year-old Kim became the first Korean to win the Japan Golf Tour Organization money-list title.
Lee Westwood maintained his year-end No. 1 ranking with an eight-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday.
Geoff Ogilvy won the Australian Open on Sunday for his second professional victory in his home country, closing with a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory.