News for Sunday, November 14, 2010
Adam Scott of Australia claimed his third Barclays Singapore Open title with a composed performance over five days at Sentosa Golf Club.
Dreams do come true at Disney – even for grown-ups. During a dizzying hour-long wait, Troy Merritt bounced from inside the top 125 on the money list to outside, then back inside again. So when it came time to tee it up once more for a crack at $1 million, it proved a timely reprieve from one of the sport’s biggest stress-fests.
How would you like to earn $710,000 to fail? Or even $274,000?
Australia’s Adam Scott won the Singapore Open for the third time, completing a 3-under 68 in a Monday finish for a three-stroke victory over Denmark’s Anders Hansen
Li Jiayun is looking to end 2010 on a high note with strong performances in two big events that she knows could shape her future. Speaking in Guangzhou ahead of her participation in the 16th Asian Games, the captain of the Chinese women’s team hopes to follow a medal-winning performance this week at the Dragon Lake Golf Club with a strong showing in the China Ladies Open on Dec. 17-19.
It’s now clear what Laura Davies must do to steal the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit title from Lee-Anne Pace. The seven-time merit champion needs one more victory like Saturday’s, in the season finale next month in Dubai.
If you were to pick any European Tour event to be impervious to the credit crunch, the Irish Open would be a good bet. After all, the Irish are golf mad.
Thatcher retains Tour card
Roland Thatcher can breathe easy after finishing solo second at the PGA Tour's season finale, allowing him to retain his Tour card for another year.
explains how Troy Merritt left Disney with a bigger paycheck than Robert Garrigus.
Troy Merritt saved his PGA Tour card. Then he won something with a more immediate payoff.
South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour title, closing with an 8-under 64 for a three-stroke stroke victory over Suzann Pettersen.
says the PGA Tour is not likely to implement a ‘designated events’ policy in 2011.
“Designated events,” the proposal designed to bring star power to some of the PGA Tour’s weakest events, likely won’t be implemented next season, sources told Golfweek.
Garrigus wins at Disney
Robert Garrigus won the year's final PGA Tour event on Sunday to retain his Tour card and make up for his collapse earlier this year at Memphis.
CHIBA, Japan – Miki Saiki withstood a late charge Sunday from Mie Nakata to win the Itoen Ladies Golf Tournament. Despite a nervy back nine, Saiki eked out a one-shot victory for her second Japan LPGA Tour career title. Saiki closed with a 3-under 69 for a 54-hole total of 10-under 206.
The race is on. After Ryo Ishikawa’s victory Sunday in the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters, the 19-year-old star breathed new life into his bid to retain the Japan Golf Tour money title.
Having golf clubs sure makes a difference. Two weeks after his golf clubs were stolen from his home, Brandon Pieters made par on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the BMG Classic over Ben Mannix of England.
The Viking Classic, the Mississippi mainstay of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series, is set to move into the FedEx Cup schedule next season.
Led by David Lee and Anthony Paolucci, the AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year, Team Harmon rallied past Team Gulbis in the inaugural Winn Junior Cup Challenge at Rio Secco Golf Club.
Adam Scott has a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the suspended final round of the Singapore Open. Play resumes Monday.
Appleby wins in Australia
Despite a closing 65 from defending champ Tiger Woods, Stuart Appleby ended a nine-year home drought by winning the Australian Masters.