Oosthuizen Rules Down Under
2/29/2016
South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen should play down under more often. In his first tournament in Australia, the 33-year-old won his first European Tour title in more than two years, a 1-stroke victory over France’s Alexander Levy.“It’s been two years since I had a win so this is massive for me going i...
Rankings / Dubai / FedEx Updates: Feb 25
2/25/2016
Official World Golf RankingsBubba Watson retook the No. 4 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings with his win at the Northern Trust Open after having slid back to sixth earlier this year. Rickie Fowler dropped to fifth and Henrik Stenson to sixth.The rest of the Top 10 remained intact as Jordan S...
Fraser’s Fast Finish Claims Malaysia
2/23/2016
Marcus Fraser’s 10-foot putt on the 17th, combined with Soomin Lee’s double bogey were the catalysts for the Australian’s victory at the Maybank Championship Malaysia on Sunday at the Royal Selangor Golf Club.Fraser was easily the most consistent golfer over the four rounds, one of only two to shoo...
Clock Ticking on Olympic Golf Course
2/21/2016
A required test of the soundness of the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro will finally take place on March 8, nearly four months after it was originally scheduled.The course has had several construction setbacks that saw it not actually open until November, when the test was originally supposed...
Rankings, FedEx, Dubai Updates
2/17/2016
Official World Golf RankingsSouth Africa’s Charl Schwartzel climbed to No. 31 in the world with his win at the Tshwane Open on Sunday, having now moved up 12 spots since the start of 2016.American Jordan Spieth remained No. 1 for a 15th straight week and 21st overall. Next Monday he will catch Lee...
Schwartzel Dominates Tshwane Open
2/15/2016
With the kind of winning margin that only the likes of Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth can appreciate, South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel dominated the field to win the Tshwane Open Sunday, firing a final-round 63 to finish 16-under, winning the tournament by eight strokes.Any doubts that were had about...
Euro Tour Pace Policy a Hit
2/14/2016
Jordan Spieth might not like it, but the European Tour’s pace of play policy implemented at the start of the 2016 season is a hit, with Chief Executive Keith Pelley announcing rounds during the tour’s “Desert Swing” finished as quickly as 19 minutes faster.While 19 minutes might not seem like a lot...
Race to Dubai / FedEx Cup Updates
2/10/2016
Henrik Stenson remains the leader in the updated European Tour Race to Dubai standings after another strong finish at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic saw him reach 895,884 points.He is one of only three players above 500,000 through the early part of the season. In second place is South Africa’s Bra...
Matsuyama Nears Top 10 With Win
2/9/2016
His playoff win over Rickie Fowler at the Waste Management Phoenix Open has Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama up to No. 12 in the world this week, having jumped three spots with the victory and up seven since the beginning of 2016.Still 16 days shy of his 24th birthday, Matsuyama is off to a fast start this...
Willett’s 15-Footer Wins Dubai
2/8/2016
Danny Willett finished off a field of tough customers with a 15-foot birdie putt for the win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, taking his fourth European Tour title in the process.He had to make the clutch putt to avoid a three-man playoff with fellow Brit Andy Sullivan and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Be...
McIlroy Re-Takes No. 2 Ranking
2/2/2016
Jason Day did not attend the Farmers Insurance Open last weekend, thus failing to defend his title, which caused him to drop to No. 3 in the world, behind new No. 2 Rory McIlroy.McIlroy is averaging 10.3156 points per event, Day dipped to 10.2120. Both have a sizable deficit behind Jordan Spieth, w...
Grace Defends Title at Qatar
2/1/2016
Branden Grace prepared for his ascendancy into the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings by defending his title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Sunday at Doha Golf Club.He finished two strokes ahead of Thorbjorn Olesen and Rafa Cabrera-Bello with a final-round 69 after starting the day tw...