Fowler Rises to Top at Abu Dhabi
1/25/2016
American Rickie Fowler won the most competitive tournament of his young career, using a final-round 69 to edge Thomas Pieters by one stroke to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in UAE on Sunday.Fowler overcame a double-bogey 5 on No. 7 by eagling the next hole and scoring a clutch birdie on...
Fowler Climbs to No. 4; FedEx, Dubai Updates
1/25/2016
Official World Golf RankingsRickie Fowler jumped both Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson to become the new No. 4 player in the latest Official World Golf Rankings, the high-water mark for the young American.The ascension means that the top four players in the world are now 28 years old or younger – Fo...
Abu Dhabi
1/22/2016
21/01/16, ThursdayIn a field of some of the world’s best, a young American is leading the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after the opening round … and his name is not Jordan Spieth.Twenty-two-year old Bryson DeChambeau, an amateur in just his seventh professional event, fired an 8-under 64 to jum...
Golf Birthdays: January 18-26
1/21/2016
January 19Brian Harman, winner of the 2014 John Deere Classic, turns 29. His best finish at a Major to date came when he tied for 26th at the 2014 Open Championship.Doug LaBelle, a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour, turns 41.January 20Fredrik Andersson Hed, winner of the 2010 BMW Italian open, tu...
Jordan Spieth Penalized for Slow Play
1/21/2016
It didn’t take the European Tour long to administer its first monitoring penalty for slow play, and it couldn’t have happened to a bigger name.At the ninth tee box of the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Spieth was warned by tour officials that he was being monitored based on sl...
Porteous Claims Joburg Crown
1/20/2016
South Africa’s Haydn Porteous fired a final-round 69 to win the Joburg Open title by two strokes on Sunday in his home country.He’s the second South African to win his first European Tour title this year, following Brandon Stone a week ago at the SA Open.Porteous never gave back a stroke on Sunday,...
Gomez Surges Into Top 60
1/20/2016
Fabian Gomez jumped from 112th to 55th in the latest Official World Golf Rankings after the 37-year-old won his second career title on the PGA Tour, this one coming at the Sony Open in Hawaii.South Africa’s Haydn Porteous moved from 372nd to 215th by emerging victorious at the Joburg Open.There sho...
Spieth Widens Margin at No. 1
1/14/2016
Jordan Spieth significantly widened his margin over Jason Day for the No. 1 ranking by winnng the Hyundai Tournament of Champions last Sunday.Spieth now averages 12.1414 points, compared to Day’s 10.7401. No. 3 Rory McIlroy is at Day’s heels, averaging 10.3141.Spieth won for the seventh time in his...
Joburg Open
1/14/2016
14/01/16, Thursday South Africa’s Justin Walters fired a 7-under 65 to take a 1-stroke lead in a thick field atthe Joburg Open on Thursday.Walters had just one blemish, a bogey on No. 3, but took back four strokes over the next four holes, including an eagle on No. 6.He leads the field by one strok...
Golf Birthdays: January 11-17
1/14/2016
January 11Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters winner and 2002 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, turns 64. Crenshaw won 29 professional tournaments, 19 of them on the PGA Tour. He turned pro at 21 and won his first pro event, the San Antonio Texas Open.  After four Top 3 finishes at Majors...
Day Admits Vertigo Bout at Open Championship
1/13/2016
Jason Day missed a real shot at his first win at a real Major title last June when a bout of vertigo took him out of contention at the US Open. A few months later, he broke through with a win at the PGA Championship.But it wasn’t until this week that Day revealed that the vertigo didn’t end at the...
Brandon Stone Claims SA Open
1/13/2016
Brandon Stone became the youngest winner of the BMW SA Open since it became part of the European Tour with a final-round 71 to finish 14-under on Sunday, defeating fellow South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout by two strokes.Playing on the Challenger Tour just two months ago, Stone has rocketed up t...
BMW SA Open
1/11/2016
07/01/16,Thursday Is the 15th time the charm for Jaco Van Zyl?The South African who has played the BMW SA Open 15 times without a victory, despite winning 13 other times on the Sunshine Tour, took a 1-shot lead at the tournament in Ekurhuleni on Thursday as the European Tour kicked off its 2016 cal...
Golf Birthdays: January 4-10
1/4/2016
January 4David Toms, winner of 13 PGA events including the 2001 PGA Championship, turns 49. He turned pro in 1989, but did not win a tournament until 1997. He became one of the best golfers in the world over the next few years, winning twice in 1999, once in 2000, and three times in 2001, including...
2016 Outlook: Justin Rose
1/2/2016
Justin Rose was the model of consistency in 2015. He won the Zurich Open of New Orleans on the PGA Tour, his sixth straight season with a PGA win, and also took home the crown at the UBS Hong Kong Open Crown on the European Tour, his fourth straight year with a Euro win.It looked like Rose was in l...
Player Preview - Henrik Stenson
1/2/2016
Henrik Stenson went winless on the PGA and European Tours for the first time since 2011, and it cost him in the world rankings in 2015, dropping from No. 2 to start the year to No. 5 to end it.Regardless of his lack of wins, Stenson was in position to win the FedEx Cup for the second time i...