Dustin Johnson became the 20th player to reach world number one since the Official World Golf Ranking began, lifted by his victory at the Genesis Open on Sunday. The American has five wins and 30 top-10s from his last 50 ranking events and thus overtook Jason Day, who enjoyed 47 weeks at the top. ‘I came here to put myself… Read more →
It came as little surprise that HSBC would include Rickie Fowler alongside Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth in their plans to grow the Abu Dhabi Championships in 2016. The flashy American was on the verge of barging down the door on golf’s ‘Big Three’ of McIlroy, Spieth and Jason Day after three wins in 2015, one of which included his… Read more →
Australia’s Sam Brazel defied the odds and won the Hong Kong Open on Sunday with a birdie at the 18th, edging out Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello at the last tournament of the year. Brazel, playing just his 17th European Tour event, was tied for the lead at the start of the final round and had work to do. At one point… Read more →
Hideki Matsuyama outclassed a field that included 16 of the world’s top 25 players at the Hero World Challenge this week, where he went 18 under par. The Japanese superstar took a seven-stroke advantage into the final round after he shot 65 on Saturday at Albany in the Bahamas. He shot 73 in the final round, his first time not… Read more →
Brandon Stone confirmed his ability to contend at the highest level with a seven-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Sunday, where he birdied the 18th for a 22 under par total. The 23 year old made six bogeys in four rounds at Leopard Creek, where he posted 67, 66, 66, 67 for his second European Tour win, following… Read more →
A hole-out for birdie from the bunker at the fifth hole on Saturday got Tiger Woods into a share of the lead at the Hero World Challenge, but the former world number one was headed for trouble. Betting companies could hardly keep up with the changing odds for the 2017 Masters now that Woods had returned after 16 months away…. Read more →
It’s been a long time since Tiger Woods had fighting talk for the media. It’s been ‘my back’ this and ‘not ready’ that. This week at the Hero World Challenge Woods will attempt to rejoin the professional circuit…for the third time in 2016. ‘Yes, I’m nervous,’ he said. ‘I’m nervous for every tournament I play in, whether it’s after a… Read more →
Jordan Spieth won a three-way playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole at Royal Sydney Golf Club to claim the Australian Open. The American edged out Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith after the three players all finished regulation play tied on 12 under par. The trio returned to the 18th tee box for a sudden-death hole and Spieth found the middle… Read more →
Jaco van Zyl shot 69 in the first round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Thursday to share seventh place early into the European Tour’s season finale.
Rory McIlroy admitted that he’s not playing for the Race to Dubai title at this week’s DP World Tour Championship, instead he’d like to be the best player in the world again.