News for Sunday, November 28, 2010
Daniel Barbetti of Argentina entered the final round of the Roberto De Vicenzo Classic Copa NEC 2010 leading by four strokes Sunday, but the 27-year-old nearly gave it away.
Ian Poulter lost to Robert Karlsson in the Dubai World Championship on Sunday after a bizarre gaffe on the second playoff hole. But the costly incident shouldn’t overshadow what for Poulter and his Euro peers was a most memorable season.
Looking for a piece of U.S. presidential memorabilia for the golfer this holiday season? President Bill Clinton is auctioning three of his Callaway Pro Series clubs – a 5-iron, an 8-iron and a pitching wedge – each autographed as part of the Clinton Foundation charity auction.
How on earth do you conquer the universe after you’ve conquered the world? That might be the question for European Tour chief executive George O’Grady and his team as they contemplate the 2011 season. Make no mistake about it, in the battle for supremacy between the PGA Tour and European Tour, the Euro circuit won the 2010 battle hands down.
Udorn Duangdecha entered the final round of the King’s Cup five strokes off the lead, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Thai away from his first Asian Tour title.
Inbee Park finished the year as she began it – with a victory in Japan. The 2008 Women’s U.S. Open champion completed a memorable year for Koreans on the Japan LPGA Tour by claiming victory in the season-ending Tour Championship Ricoh Cup.
Michio Matsumura kept his composure Sunday to emerge triumphant in the Casio World Open, but Kim Kyung-tae’s bid for the Japan Golf Tour money title will have to wait another week.
Karlsson wins Dubai event
Ian Poulter lost to Robert Karlsson in the Dubai World Championship on Sunday after a bizarre marking blunder on the second playoff hole.
Kaymer wins money title
PGA champion Martin Kaymer won the European Tour money list on Sunday, after both he and Graeme McDowell tied for 13th in Dubai.
Despite a worldwide economic crisis, the 2011 European Tour schedule will feature three new events and new venues in a 50-tournament season.