OWGR Review
12/28/2016
The final Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) have come out, with Jason Day comfortably sitting at No. 1. While Day is the top dog, it’s hard to overlook some of the other efforts that came forth during 2016. Here’s a look inside the numbers of the year that was. 87 – Places that Sweden’s Alex...
Rio's Olympic Golf Course on Brink of Extinction
12/20/2016
Here’s the problem with the golf course Brazil built for the 2016 Summer Olympics. What do you do with a facility that about 1,500 people are interested in out of a city of 6 million?That’s the bitter reality  for the Olympic Gofl Coruse sitting on the water’s edge in Rio de Janeiro. It took t...
Stenson - Euro Player Of The Year
12/15/2016
With all the hub-bub about Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day, everyone seems to forget about how good Henrik Stenson is.Stenson won the Race to Dubai for the second time in four years, and also won the Open Championship, his first Major title. On Wednesday he was named European Tour Golfer...
European Tour Unveils 2017 Schedule
12/15/2016
The 2017 European Tour schedule will encompass 48 tournaments, one more than a year ago.The new player in the game is the Rolex Series, which will each have a minimum prize fund of $7 million. Seven tournaments will be part of this series, including the three at the end of the year that decide the...
Aussie Brazel Ties Cabrera Bello in HK
12/11/2016
Australia’s Sam Brazel fired a 3-under 67 on Saturday to catch Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello for the lead at the Hong Kong Open after 54 holes.Cabrera Bello had started off the tournament red-hot, with rounds of 64 and 65, but fell back to a pedestrian 70 on Saturday to open the door for the competiti...
Bjorn Named Euro Ryder Cup Captain
12/6/2016
Thomas Bjorn will become the first Scandinavian to coach the European Ryder Cup team, with the announcement that he will skipper the 2018 squad coming early Tuesday.Bjorn is no stranger to the tournament as a coach, serving as vice-captain in each of the last four matches – with Europe boasting a 3...
Matsuyama Closing On Spieth, Top 5
12/5/2016
With less than a month to go until the start of 2017, the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings are looking quite different than they did at the end of 2015.Three men have joined the top 10 who were not there on January 1, 2016: Hideki Matsuyama, ranked sixth, Adam Scott, ranked seventh, and A...
Red-Hot Matsuyama Takes Hero Title
12/5/2016
With all eyes on the return of Tiger Woods, Hideki Matsuyama continues to set the golf world on fire.Mastuyama won his second straight title and has taken four crowns in his last five starts. His only “miss” in that frame was finishing second in the CIMB Classic October 23.At Tiger Woods’ hosted ev...
Tiger Woods Stands Tall
12/5/2016
Tiger Woods completed his first golf tournament in 15 months on Sunday, finishing 15th at the Hero World Challenge with a 4-under.Granted only 17 men competed in the four full rounds (Justin Rose withdrew with back problems), but Woods showed flashes of his old game that made him one of the two bes...
Matsuyam Leads Hero Open
12/4/2016
While all eyes continued to focus on Tiger Woods during the third round of the Hero World Challenge on Saturday, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama ran away with the tournament lead.Matsuyama recorded his second 65 in three days to race to 19-under, giving him a 7-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson and Dustin J...
Stone Wins Dunhill Title
12/4/2016
Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Stone picked up the second title of his burgeoning European Tour career, cruising to the Alfred Dunhill Championships title by seven strokes on Sunday in Malelane.Both of his wins have come in his home country of South Africa, and both in 2016, although technically in...
Stone Leads Dunhill Through 54
12/4/2016
Native son Brandon Stone carded his second straight 66 on Saturday to take a 3-stroke lead into the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Championships being played at Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, South Africa.Stone is 17-under through 54 rounds, which gives him a 3-stroke lead over countryman...
Tiger Woods Shots 73 In Return To Golf
12/2/2016
For those first eight holes, you wanted to take it back. The scoffing, the smirks, the calls for retirement, all of it.Through eight holes in his first round of PGA golf in the past 466, Tiger Woods was that guy again. He knocked down four birdies – three of them in a row- to reach 4-under at the f...