Lee Westwood has joined an elite group of golfers. The European Tour awarded Westwood an honorary lifetime membership this week. The 37-year-old Englishman gained world No. 1 status Oct. 31, when he replaced Tiger Woods atop the Official World Golf Ranking.
Greg Norman and Hank Haney are witnessing China's golf boom first-hand. But will China's golf industry learn from mistakes made by the West? The mammoth PGA Merchandise Show will expand to Beijing and Guangzhou later this year.
Established in 2009, EurAsia Golf is designed to invigorate the game internationally by fortifying existing co-sanctioned tournaments and generating new events. Recently, EurAsia appointed Charlie Tingey as senior director.
The European Tour wants to get your handicap down. Yes,<em> you</em>. Recently, the tour has co-launched the initiative “Tour Fit for Golf” to help recreational golfers optimize health and improve performance on the course.
For being an Englishman, Lee Westwood sure gets around Asia a lot. Winner of 33 titles worldwide, the No. 1 golfer is looking to add to his success in Asia, having already won in Japan, Macau and Malaysia – and pad his wallet at the same time.
Big things are in store for the Tour de Las Americas. At least, that’s the forecast, beginning in 2011, according to Henrique Lavie. The former golf pro turned commissioner has guided the TLA since 1998 and serves simultaneously as chairman of the PGA of the Americas, the parent entity of the TLA.
Adam Scott doesn’t want to let it go. The defending Australian Open champion made it clear he isn’t ready to relinquish his title, one he had coveted since childhood. This week, he’d love nothing more than to extend his reign as the holder of the Stonehaven Cup at the Lakes Golf Club.
The Tour de las Americas Tour gets a preview of its growing stature with the Official World Golf Ranking next month with its inaugural Latin American Tour Championship – thanks to the help of the Canadian Tour.