News for Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wilson leads in Phoenix
Tommy Gainey had a pair of bogeys before play was halted for darkness Sunday, giving Packers fan Mark Wilson a two-shot lead in Phoenix.
Mark Wilson has won the frost-delayed Phoenix Open, beating Jason Dufner on the second hole of a playoff.
Cold Arizona felt like the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field this week. And you can even find a faithful contingent of Cheeseheads – a.k.a. Packers fans. Count Mark Wilson among them at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The USGA announced Saturday that it has joined the R&A in the existing World Amateur Golf Ranking and the new Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. What this means for top amateurs, male or female: Make it into the top 50 in the world and earn exemptions into all USGA amateur championships (for which a player is otherwise eligible).
Peterson wins Jones Cup
After starting the day in a tie for 12th, John Peterson had to scramble to catch a flight after winning the Jones Cup in a playoff over Jordan Spieth.
Gainey leads WMPO
Tommy Gainey took a one-stroke lead into the fourth round of the Phoenix Open, the frost-delayed tournament that will end Monday.
Thomas Bjorn is eager to get back to Royal St. George’s for this year’s Open Championship. Eight years ago, Bjorn blew a three-shot lead at St. George’s in the final round of the game’s oldest major.
Siddikur completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Grameenphone Bangladesh Masters on Sunday and vowed to spearhead golf’s growth in the country.
India won the Asian Juniors Golf Team Championship at the Damai Laut Golf & Country Club recently.
Amata Spring Country Club will become the first Thai venue to host Open Championship International Final Qualifying Asia.
By year’s end, Yani Tseng wants to be No. 1 in the world. The 2010 LPGA Player of the Year took a step closer to her goal Sunday with victory at the Women’s Australian Open. Jiyai Shin, who is atop the world pecking order, was among the runners-up.
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark won the Qatar Masters on Sunday, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 to beat Alvaro Quiros of Spain by four shots.
Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her Women’s Australian Open title, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 Sunday to win by seven strokes.