News for Sunday, October 3, 2010
The 36-hole qualifying round for the USGA Senior Amateur, conducted Saturday and Sunday at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, turned into the Pat and Paul Show.
Australian Steven Bowditch shot a final-round 68 on Sunday to set the tournament record of 19-under par, winning the Soboba Golf Classic by three shots for his second career Nationwide Tour victory.
Michiel Bothma is now 2-0 in playoff golf on the Sunshine Tour – thanks to a missed 2-foot putt by his opponent. Bothma beat the hot-handed Jaco van Zyl on Saturday at the SAA Pro-Am Invitational at Prince’s Grant Golf Estate. It was Bothma’s fourth career victory.
Bill Haas overcame five bogeys in the final round to win the Viking Classic by three strokes on Sunday.
Gary Hallberg shot a record-setting 11-under 61 Sunday to win the Ensure Classic by one one stroke ahead of Fred Couples.
The U.S. team had one memorable comeback, 11 years ago at Brookline. As Jeff Rude writes, the Yanks need something similar at Celtic Manor.
Ryder Cup concludes Monday
No. 1 reason Europe will win the Ryder Cup on Monday? As Alistair Tait writes, Team Europe is heeding Monty’s plea for passion.
Nicholas Fung of Malaysia won the battle of the young rivals Saturday in the final match of the Mercedes-Benz Masters Vietnam.
Pariya Junhasavasdikul, a recreational licensed pilot, was flying even higher after his playoff win Sunday for his first Asian Tour victory at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters.
Michio Matsumura outdueled Takashi Kanemoto and Hiroyuki Fujita in extra holes Sunday to claim victory in the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic.
explains how the U.S. nearly went into Monday singles tied at 8.
As bad as the United States played to start the Ryder Cup’s final team session, there was a time when it looked like the Americans could enter Monday’s singles tied with Europe.
Mika Miyazato banished the bitter memories of her final-round meltdown last year as she swept to her maiden professional win Sunday in the 43rd Japan Women’s Open Championship.
The 12 singles pairings Monday for the final session of the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor Resort (all times EDT):
Euros seize Ryder Cup control
Europe will take a 9 1/2-6 1/2 lead into the final day at the extended Ryder Cup after winning five matches Sunday at Celtic Manor.
explains why Europe’s rally likely will cause Monty to change his singles strategy.
The Europeans won 5 1/2 points in the bifurcated third session of the Ryder Cup and took the lead going into Sunday singles.
The Obama administration on Sunday warned Americans of potential terrorist threats in Europe and urged them to be vigilant in public places, including tourist spots and transportation hubs.
says Rory McIlroy holed another long putt at the 17th, this time to bring Europe even with the U.S.
It’s either feast or famine for Rory McIlroy on the Twenty Ten Course’s 17th green.
The two foursomes teams that captain Corey Pavin put out on Saturday showed very little and left the USA Ryder Cup team in desperate straits, giving back the two-point lead that they worked so hard to acquire over the first 10 matches.
says Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker are no longer unbeaten in international team play.
When in coming weeks the world ranking points are crunched, Lee Westwood is expected to jump to No. 1.
reveals what people are talking about during the latest Ryder Cup rain delay.
Ryder Cup Europe, according to sources who may be all wet, supposedly has decided to hold the 2018 matches in a Borneo rainforest, presumably the same one where Vijay Singh gave cheap lessons during exile.
More rain delays Ryder Cup
After more heavy rain soaked Celtic Manor, the Ryder Cup is headed for its first-ever Monday finish. A waterlogged Alistair Tait explains.