Golf Birthdays: April 29 – May 1
4/30/2015
April 29Sweden’s Niclas Fasth turns 43. Fasth has six career European Tour titles, finished second at the 2001 Open Championship and fourth at the 2007 US Open. His biggest Euro Tour win was the 2007 BMW International Open.  Three of his six titles came via playoff.  At the 2001 Open, he...
World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play
4/29/2015
Tournament Preview Here’s a look at the groups for the round-robin play of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which begins Wednesday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.Group 1: Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner. Well holy crap, there’s a way to to put together a quartet: The...
Rose Rises to No. 6 with Zurich Win
4/28/2015
Justin Rose took his stock in the FedEx Cup to a new high on Sunday, thanks to his win at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Rose jumped from 82nd to 15th, having accrued 839 points in just eight tournaments.The top 4 spots in the standings remained the same, although Dustin Johnson passed Bubba Wa...
Mickelson Out, Ilonen In Match Play
4/28/2015
Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the WGC-Cadillac Championships this week, the third straight year he will not compete, and the fourth time in five years.Mickelson cited “personal reasons” as his explanation for withdrawing, which clears the way for Finland’s Mikko Ilonen to enter the field.Ilonen...
Golf Birthdays: April 26-28
4/28/2015
April 26Mac O’Grady, who went to qualifying school 17 times before achieving his PGA Tour card, turns 64 O’Grady won two PGA titles, the 1986 Greater Hartford Open and the 1987 MONY Tournament of Champions. He finished ninth at the 1987 US Open and is now a teaching professionalApril 28Stephen Ames...
Golf Birthdays: April 24-25
4/25/2015
April 24Two-time PGA winner Jason Bohn turns 42. His titles include the 2005 BC Open and the 2010 Zurich Classic of New OrleansLee Westwood, three-time European Tour golfer of the year, turns 42. Westwood is considered one of the best golfers alive who has never won a Major. He has 41 professional...
Ian Poulter Can’t Let Twitter Go
4/23/2015
After announcing he wouldn’t play in next month’s BMW PGA Championship, Ian Poulter has made the mistake of mixing it up with irate golf fans on Twitter. Skipping the tournament hardly makes Poulter a jerk or a loner – both Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia are doing likewise – but Poulter ca...
Field Set for WGC-Cadillac Match Play
4/22/2015
The novelty of the WGC-Cadillac Championships returns next week, and the field of 64 contenders is set, with players needing to confirm their commitments by Friday.There are two new facets of the tournament – its venue, the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, and a new format, which includes 16 diff...
Golf Birthdays: April 21-23
4/22/2015
April 21Andy Bare, who played 40 Web.com tour events between 2007-2013, turns 34. Bare played just two PGA events in his career, but managed to finish in the Top 20 at the 2007 Wyndham Championship.Bob Byman, a member of the “greatest college golf team of all time”, turns 60. Byman was a member of...
Volvo China Open
4/21/2015
Tournament PreviewFrance’s Alexander Levy will try to make it back to back titles at the Volvo China Open beginning Thursday in Shanghai.Thirteen of the top players in the world, including five other former winners, will be on hand to try and wrest the title away from Levy.My maiden victory at the...
2015 Will be Faldo’s Last Open Championship
4/21/2015
Nick Faldo will join Ben Crenshaw is saying goodbye to The Open Championship this summer, having announced that the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews will be his last.The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart,” said Faldo, who, if he makes the cut, will celebrate...
Golf Birthdays: April 17-20
4/20/2015
April 17Two-time European Tour winner Jim Payne turns 45. The European Tour Rookie of the Year in 1992, a string of injuries saw him undergo spinal fusion surgery when he was just 24 and led to a short run of success.April 18David Edwards, a 26-year PGA pro, turns 59. He won four PGA Tour events in...
Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar Enter FedEx Top 20
4/20/2015
RBC Heritage winner Jim Furyk jumped up to 19th in the latest FedExCup standings, with weekend contender Matt Kuchar rising to 17th. Masters champion Jordan Spieth remains in first place for the second straight week, just shy of 400 points ahead of Jimmy Walker. The top 125 players in the ran...
Jim Furyk Rises to No. 5 in Rankings
4/20/2015
His first win in five years propelled Jim Furyk to 5th from 10th in the latest Official World Golf Rankings released on Monday.Furyk jumped up five spots by taking the title at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday. The top 4 players in the world – Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson...
Shenzhen International Open
4/17/2015
17/04/15, Friday China’s Wen-Yi Huang, ranked a lowly 1,189th in the world, fired an opening-round 66 to take a one-stroke lead at the Shenzhen International being played at China’s Genzon Golf Course this week.Seven players currently in the Race to Dubai Top 60 – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Byeong Hun A...
Golf Birthdays: April 15-17
4/16/2015
April 15Chris Smith, winner of the 2002 Buick Open, turns 46. He also has five wins on the Web.com Tour.April 16Michael Thompson, winner of the 2013 Honda Classic, turns 30. Thompson was the runner-up at the 2012 US Open, firing a 66 in the first round and ultimately losing by a single stroke to We...
Golf Birthdays: April 11-14
4/15/2015
April 11American Roland Thatcher turns 38. He grew up in a house right off the fifth hole of the TPC Woodlands outside Houston. He won three Web.com tournaments in his career.April 12American Steve Friesen turns 38. He has won Web.com Tour win and five Canadian victories in his career.April 13Swede...
-14 Would Have Won 73 Other Masters
4/14/2015
Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson finished four strokes behind Jordan Spieth’s record-tying performance at The Masters on Sunday with matching scores of 14-under.Almost as remarkable as Spieth’s finish were those two runner-up positions, considering that -14 would have won the Masters or gotten Rose a...
Jordan Spieth New World No. 2
4/13/2015
After finishing second at The Masters in 2014, the only way Jordan Spieth could move up in this week’s Official World Golf Rankings was to win the tournament.So that’s what he did.Spieth took over the No. 2 spot in the latest rankings, jumping both Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson in the process. Ro...
Golf Birthdays: April 9-10
4/9/2015
How do you know you were destined to be a professional golfer? Your birthday falls on the first two days of The Masters, that’s how.April 9Seve Ballesteros – The late Seve Ballesteros was born this day in 1957. He won five Major titles in his career, including two Masters and three Open Championshi...
Golf Birthdays: April 7-8
4/7/2015
April 7Joe Durant, four-time PGA winner and current member of the Champions Tour, turns 51. He won four PGA tournaments between 1998 and 2006, and was named PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year in 2001. His best finish at a Major was a tie for 18th at the 2007 PGA Championship.Australian Scott Stra...
Holmes Rises to 12th in New Rankings
4/6/2015
Shell Houston Open champion J.B. Holmes shot up eight spots in the latest Official World Golf Rankings with his victory Sunday, rising to No. 12 in the world.Jordan Spieth, who finished third in a playoff behind Holmes, remained No. 4 in the world, but is within striking distance of both No. 3 Bubb...
Golf Birthdays: April 6
4/6/2015
Golfers celebrating birthdays on this Monday before The Masters.April 6Web.com Tour member Jason Allred turns 35.  He previously played on the PGA Tour, primarily in 2005 and 2008. He has two Top 10 finishes in his PGA career.Former PGA and Nationwide Tour member  Tripp Isenhour turns 47....
Golf Birthdays: April 3-5
4/3/2015
April 3Two-time Nationwide Tour winner David Morland turns 46.April 5Bob Burns, winner of the 2002 Disney Classic, turns 47. Burns was the Nike Tour Player of the Year in 1999.Henrik Stenson, the world’s No. 2 ranked player, turns 39. Stenson achieved the rare feat of winning both the FedEx Cup and...