Jaco Van Zyl’s 61 Leads Turkish Open
10/30/2015
In a field full of luminaries, Jaco Van Zyl shined brightest of all on the first day of the Turkish Airlines Open.Van Zyl fired a 61 to open up a 3-stroke lead, breaking the tournament record by one stroke at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal on Thursday.The South African fired an eagle and nine birdies t...
Ban on Belly Putters Begins Jan. 1
10/27/2015
The PGA and European Tours will officially begin banning the anchor putter on January 1, 2016.It’s one of three big rules changes that were announced Monday by the two professional bodies, although the putter has been a well-known one for nearly a year.The official name is Rule 14-1b, banning an an...
Rose New No. 6; Kaufman Into Top 100
10/27/2015
Justin Rose used his win at the UBS Open to climb a spot to No. 6 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.Rose is right back where he started the year, one of only two players, the other being No.4 Bubba Watson, who can make that claim in the Top 10.Jason Day retained his No. 1 ranking for a sec...
Field of 60 Set for Final Series
10/25/2015
The conclusion of the UBS Hong Kong Open locked in the 60 men who will compete in the Final Series as the Race to Dubai kicks off.Denmark’s Lucas Bjerrgaard, who finished second at Hong Kong, used his strong finish to sneak into the field of 60 at No. 59.Bjerregaard’s fast finish knocked Scotland’s...
Rose Scores Hong Kong Win
10/25/2015
Justin Rose notched the eighth win of his career on the European Tour by taking a 1-stroke victory over Lucas Bjerregaard at the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday.Rose’s final-round 68 got him to 17-under, although he had to sweat it out a bit by bogeying the final hole.The two men were tied after 54 ho...
Golf Birthdays: October 24-31
10/24/2015
October 24Jim Benepe, the 1988 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, turns 52. Benepe won the 1988 Beatrice Western Open as a rookie and finished tied for 28th at The Open Championship that year. He finished tied for 14th at the US Open in 1990.Ricardo Gonzalez, four-time European Tour winner, turns 45. The...
Hong Kong Opens
10/22/2015
22/10/15, Thursday Lu Wei-Chih, who underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor just 36 months ago, fired an opening-round 64 to tie for the lead at the UBS Hong Kong Open.Italy’s Andrea Pavan is his co-leader, and the two are  a stroke ahead of former Major winner Justin Rose, who enjoyed a bog...
British Masters
10/7/2015
Tournament PreviewDunhill Links Champion Thorbjorn Olesen will pair up with host Ian Poulter and 51-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez in one the signature groupings at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, which kicks off Thursday at the Woburn Golf Club in the UK.The group just before that trio...
Olesen Secures Spot in Race to Dubai
10/6/2015
Thorbjorn Olesen’s big win at the Dunhill Links Championship saw him soar to No. 25 in the latest Race to Dubai standings update, meaning he will play in the Final Series starting in a month.Olesen has 883,472 points through 20 tournaments. The Top 60 men qualify for the Final Series, with South Af...
Olesen Takes Dunhill Title
10/5/2015
Thorbjorn Olesen’s  worst round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship was still enough to take the title, as the Norwegian finished 18-under overall to win by two strokes.After trailing a pair of British wunderkind for half of the tournament, Olesen ended up having to hold off a pair of Americans...
Golf Birthdays: September 28 – October 4
10/2/2015
September 28Tom Byrum, winner of the 1989 Kemper Open, turns 55. Kemper finished eighth at the 2002 US Open and ninth at the 1997 PGA Championship, and is now an analyst for the Golf Channel.Chris Tidland, a two-time Nationwide Tour winner, turns 43.October 1Willie Wood, winner of the 1996 Deposit...
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
10/2/2015
02/10/15, Friday Rookies Jimmy Mullen and Paul Dunne, fresh off helping Great Britain and Ireland win the Walker Cup in September, each fired a 64 to sit atop the leaderboard with Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg after one round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews on Thursday.It’s no...