News for Sunday, October 31, 2010
Chattanooga won the Lady Paladin Intercollegiate on Sunday, capturing its first title of the season.
says Mike Nicolette and Ping’s S56 iron make a formidable team.
The Industry Cup wasn’t the Bay Hill Classic, a PGA Tour event he won back in 1983, but it was enough to add some excitement to Mike Nicolette’s golf life.
explains why Brendan Steele skipped a Nationwide event to officiate a wedding.
It was crunch time on the Nationwide Tour, when every performance was magnified, when every result carried significant ramifications.
Players scramble for cards
Justin Hicks was the last player to snag a PGA Tour card on a nervy final day at the Nationwide Tour Championship. Ryan Lavner reports.
Sebastián Fernández of Argentina posted a 4-under 68 and took advantage of the mistakes made by Paraguay’s Héctor Céspedes to win the Stella Artois - Tigo Carlos Franco Invitational on Sunday.
Monday qualifier Rod Spittle won the AT&T Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, beating Jeff Sluman with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Alexander Levy (right) dropped a 50-foot birdie bomb Sunday that helped clinch France’s maiden victory at the World Amateur Team Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Steele wins in Charleston
Brendan Steele won the Nationwide Tour Championship Sunday after beating Colt Knost in a four-hole playoff.
has given a verbal commitment to Florida State.
Lucas Bjerregaard has informed Golfweek that he has made a verbal commitment to Florida State.
Who knew retirement could be so lucrative? Lorena Ochoa hung up the spikes in April, but she’s still managing to mint money on the links. She captured the $1.28 million Mission Hills Star Trophy Pro-Celebrity tournament in Haikou, China. That check alone would be good enough for No. 7 on this season’s LPGA money list.
If you listen closely enough, you can probably hear the champagne corks popping in the European Tour headquarters in Virginia Water, England. Lee Westwood overtook American Tiger Woods as world No. 1 at the conclusion of the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama.
France wins WATC
Alexander Levy dropped a 50-foot birdie bomb Sunday that helped clinch France’s maiden victory at the World Amateur Team Championship.
Valderrama Golf Club, a former Ryder Cup venue, and its adjacent property in Sotogrande, Spain, has agreed to be purchased by the Greg Norman-owned Stripe Group.
Jean Hugo shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take the Platinum Classic by two strokes at the Mooinooi Golf Club.
says Jamie Lovemark finished first on the Nationwide Tour money list to secure fully-exempt status on the PGA Tour.
With a seventh-place finish Sunday at the Nationwide Tour Championship, Jamie Lovemark claimed the top spot on the money list to secure fully-exempt status next season on the PGA Tour.
Even a four-way playoff can’t keep Lee-Anne Pace down. The 29-year-old South African came from six shots back Sunday to win the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open, a week after her victory at the Sanya Ladies Open in Hainan.
Atthaphon Prathummanee ended a frustrating 10-year wait to win his first significant title as a professional when he recorded victory Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia.
Kim Kyung-tae staved off a Ryo Ishikawa’s late charge to claim victory Sunday in the Mynavi ABC Championship.
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland shot a 74 Sunday to win the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.
Westwood World No. 1
For the first time in five years, Tiger Woods is no longer golf’s No. 1 player. Lee Westwood has become the 13th player to claim the top spot.
Lorena Ochoa came out of retirement and made $1.28 million with her two-shot victory Sunday over Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie in the pro-celebrity Star Trophy at Mission Hills.
Once he became eligible to play a few Asian tournaments, Ben Crane wasn’t immediately sure he wanted to go halfway around the world for golf. It’s already paying off in a big way.
South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi successfully defended her title in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Vicky Hurst.