Golf Birthdays: March 31 – April 2
3/31/2015
March 31Andrew Oldcorn, three-time European Tour winner, turns 55. Oldcorn at one time was the oldest winner in the history of the Volvo PGA Championship, which he won at age 41 in 2001. He currently plays on the European Seniors Tour.April 1Donnie Hammond, two-time PGA winner, turns 58. Hammond fi...
Jordan Spieth Joins Top 5; Walker Top 10
3/30/2015
Texas is the state so big it once was its own country, and now has two of the top 10 golfers in the world both hailing from its friendly borders.Jordan Spieth moved up to a career-best No. 4 from sixth this week and Jimmy Walker from 13th to 10th after the two men finished first (Walker) and second...
Richie Ramsay Scores Morocco Title
3/30/2015
Richie Ramsay overcame a triple bogey on No. 8 to rally to a one-stroke win at the Hassan II in Morocco on Sunday afternoon, defeating Romain Wattel by one stroke.The Scottish-born Ramsay, ranked 128th in the world, wound up with a 3-under 69 to finish the tournament 10-under with a 72-66-71-69 – 2...
Jack Nicklaus Awarded Gold Medal
3/26/2015
Jack Nicklaus became the third golfer to win the Congressional Gold Medal, accepting the word Tuesday at the Capitol Rotunda. “Few transcend their sport to achieve that kind of moment, or this kind of honor,” said House Speaker John Boehner, an avid golfer who grew emotional at times during th...
Woods Donates $10K for Sifford Scholarship
3/26/2015
Tiger Woods might not be the same player he once was on the links, but that’s not stopping his generosity off of them.Woods donated $10,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to create a scholarship honoring the late Charlie Sifford, who broke golf’s color barrier and who recently passed a...
Golf Birthdays: March 26-27
3/26/2015
March 26Bob Ackerman, a PGA certified master professional instructor, turns 62.Ackerman’s Golf Academy, located in Michigan, has been turning out professionals for more than 30 years. Ackerman briefly played on the PGA Tour.March 27Australian pro Kim Felton turns 40. Felton has 11 professional wins...
Trophee Hassan II , Morocco
3/25/2015
Tournament Preview What’s the difference between the PGA Tour and the European Tour two weeks before The Masters? One is in San Antonio, Texas, the other in Morocco.Nothing against the city where Davy Crockett and other American heroes once made a famous stand and made famous the cry, “Remember the...
Every Climbs to 22nd in FedExCup Standings
3/23/2015
Matt Every rose to 22nd in the most recent FedEx Cup Standings following his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. Every has 605 points through 10 tournaments. The top 5 spots remained the same, while Jason Day moved up from ninth to sixth with his 900 points in six events. The top...
Madeira Islands
3/19/2015
19/03/15, Thursday Play was suspended indefinitely Monday at the first round of the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal due to high winds.A weather forecast filled with rain and steady winds around 15 miles per hour did not bode well for the rest of the tournament, which is the penultimate event on th...
Golf Birthdays: March 17-20
3/19/2015
March 17England’s Phillip Archer, who famously shot a 60 at the Celtic Manor Wales Open in 2006, turns 43. Archer just missed becoming the first man to shoot a 59 on the European Tour when he missed a birdie put on the 18th green. He presently plays on the Challenge Tour and has four professional w...
Coetzee Climbs to 15th in Dubai Rankings
3/17/2015
George Coetzee’s win at the Tshwane Open on Sunday vaulted the South African to 15th in the latest Race to Dubai standings.Coetzee is up to 371,156 points in the latest standings, which allow the top 60 players to qualify for the year-end series of tournaments, culminating in a championship tournam...
Jordan Spieth New World No. 6
3/17/2015
The Top 10 in the official world golf rankings keeps getting younger and younger.  Jordan Spieth rose to No. 6 in the world by winning the Valspar Open on Sunday.Spieth was previously ranked 10th, and had never been ranked higher than eighth.Meanwhile George Coetzee’s win at the Tshwane Open s...
Tshwane Open
3/12/2015
Tournament Preview Ross Fisher will attempt to defend his 2014 title at the Tshwane Open at a different site from where he won it a year ago, as the tournament moves to Pretoria Country Club.“It’s difficult to say that the memories will come flooding back, because I have a new caddie and it’s a dif...
Dustin Johnson Soars into World Top 10
3/10/2015
Dustin Johnson’s big win on Sunday did wonders for his name, his game, his pocket book, and now his official golf world ranking. Johnson vaulted from 16th to seventh after winning the tournament by one stroke. He has climbed 12 spots since the beginning of 2015. The top three spots stayed the s...
Golf Birthdays: March 13-15
3/10/2015
March 13 English pro Graeme Storm turns 37. Storm has won career European Tour victory, the 2007 Open de France Alstom. He has never finished higher than 39th at a Major. March 14 Bob Goalby, who won the 1968 Masters, turns 86. Goalby won 14 times as a professional, including 11 on the PGA...
Johnson new No. 3 in FedEx Race
3/9/2015
Winning the biggest event of the season so far saw Dustin Johnson vault from 40th to third in the latest FedExCup Standings released Sunday night. Jimmy Walker continues to lead the field with 1,150 points, but is now closely pursued by Bubba Watson, who finished third on Sunday. Watson ha...
Golf Birthdays: March 7
3/7/2015
Here’s a look at golfers blowing out the candles on Saturday, March 7. Tom Lehman, the 1996 The Open Championship winner, turns 56. Austin won 34 professional titles in his career, and had second-place finishes at two other Majors. He had the lead after three rounds at three straight US Open...
Africa Open
3/6/2015
03/06/15 , Thursday While they aren’t in the biggest tournament of the week, there’s still plenty to brag about for winning the Africa Open – notably Race to Dubai points and world rankings. Ireland’s Kevin Phelan and the UK’s Matt Ford were tied for first after the initial 18 holes with a p...
WGC-Cadillac Championship
3/4/2015
Tournament Preview The greatest player to ever grace the WGC-Cadillac Championship is at home working on his game this week, but that doesn’t diminish the field in the least.Defending champion Patrick Reed, who won a year ago by one stroke, leads a star-studded field at Doral for the biggest tourna...
Golf Birthdays: March 1-3
3/3/2015
March has come in like a lion, who’s riding the wind and blowing out their candles? March 1Three-time professional winner Pat Perez turns 39. Perez won the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and finished tied for sixth at the 2005 PGA Championship,March 2Japan’s Toshi Izawa turns 47. Izawa has 17 prof...
Harrington Rejoins World Top 100
3/3/2015
The last time he won a tournament, he was ranked No. 2 in the world, but Padraig Harrington winning another one while ranked 82nd.By taking the Honda Classic for the second time in his career, he zoomed up from No. 297 in the latest world rankings.“I really do believe in myself. I think I’ve found...
Sullivan Rises to 7th in Race to Dubai
3/2/2015
The Top 10 of the Race to Dubai standings is taking on a distinctly English flair.With his win at the Joburg Open on Sunday, England’s Andy Sullivan became the third Englishman and the fourth man from the UK to grace the Top 10 of the standings that determine what 60 men play in the post-season set...