Here's a look back at Tiger Woods' roller-coaster season — the good and the bad.
A golf club is in a row with the council after it chopped down 36 protected trees so members could enjoy better views of a lake. The trees, some of which were 70ft tall, provided shelter from the wind and privacy from golfers playing the first hole of the Parkstone Golf Course in Dorset, whose members include Harry Redknapp. On the club's website it said the ongoing tree-felling was aimed at restoring the area to heathland, however, the 60 to 80-year-old pines were subject to a long-standing Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and any bid to remove the protected status had to go through the local authority.
The PNC Father Son Challenge closes out what commonly is known as the silly season, though because of the sons (or daughters or grandsons), it is an event more charming than silly. It was won on Sunday by Davis Love III and Davis Love IV, the latter better known as Dru, who in this scramble format shot a tournament-record 16-under par 56 to win by three at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. That was impressive, but Team Love likely was the favorite to win.
The finish, 13 strokes back of winner David Lipsky, in the last European Tour event of 2018 will likely be enough to keep him at the No. spot in the World Ranking when the year’s final list comes out in two weeks. And with that he’ll be playing in the Masters in April.
Rules of Golf is a novel disguised as, of all things, a rule book. Here is how it begins: "Golf is played by striking your ball with a club, and each hole starts from the teeing area and ends when your ball is holed on the putting green." With those fussy italics, the insistent spelling out of the perfectly obvious, this is an almost pitch-perfect imitation of musty, pedantic rule-book prose.
After he appeared comfortable through the first three days of the Asian Tour's Indonesian Masters, Justin Rose surprisingly struggled in the final round, meaning that Brooks Koepka, and not Rose, will begin 2019 atop the Official World Golf Ranking. Rose flew to Indonesia for his final start of a globetrotting year, defending a title he won by eight shots last year. Despite attempting to rally with three birdies over his final five holes, Rose carded the highest final-round score of anyone inside the top 45 on the final leaderboard.
Ryder Cup veteran Phil Mickelson was the only member of America’s 12-man team not in the world’s top 20 and between them they had won six of the past eight majors. Despite their underdogs label and going down 3-1 on the first morning, Europe played brilliantly to secure a comprehensive 17.5-10.5 victory. Skipper Thomas Bjorn’s strategies worked perfectly, as he got his pairings spot on and made sure his players took advantage of a course that suited their precise games, over the American’s long-hitters.
David Lipsky ended his four-year title drought as Scott Jamieson endured yet more final-round misery at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane. Jamieson took a one-shot lead into the final round at Leopard Creek Country Club, but it was an all-too-familiar story for the Scotsman on Sunday. The 35-year-old had failed to finish off the job on all four occasions he had topped the leaderboard after 54 holes and he was left to reflect on what might have been again after carding a level-par 72.
A man was discovered in Carnoustie Golf Links' Barry Burn on Sunday afternoon. According to police, the person is believed to be Dean Morrison, a police officer in Scotland’s Tayside Division. Dean was a highly respected officer, who was extremely well liked and popular with his colleagues.
LOW MOUNTAIN – On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing. Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the Lowerville Stingers Golf Club – nine holes scattered over a rocky, hilly, shrubby landscape dotted with blue shade structures, weathered carpets and pins flying red and white flags. It was just about time for the Lowerville Stingers Golf Club's seventh annual Rez Golf Two-Player Scramble to tee off in Low Mountain, population 700. “Rez golf” is growing in popularity among the Navajo, but few outsiders know of it. It's a game unto itself, an innovative sport designed to be played on rugged courses built amid rocks, medicinal plants,
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - John and Little John Daly birdied the final six-holes for a 13-under 59 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge. The Dalys played the back nine in 8-under 28 in occasional rain at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes. Little John is 15. "It was just one of those days," John Daly said. "We hit pretty much every fairway. We didn't get ourselves in any trouble. After the third hole, Little John was putting good and he said, 'I should go first to give him the line.' I just made everything. It was a lot of fun". They tied the tournament course record with the 59. David and Carter Toms were second in the scramble event, and Jack and grandson GT Nicklaus matched
Jack Nicklaus has 18 major titles to his name, so it's safe to say he's made a big putt or two in his day. And even at 78 years old, the Golden Bear hasn't lost the touch that made him so great. Playing in the final round of the PNC Father/Son Challenge with his grandson, G.T., Nicklaus flashed his magic with the flatstick, holing a birdie putt from well off the green: The late birdie helped Team Nicklaus card a Sunday 64.
Here are the exclusive Golfweek PGA Tour power rankings for the week of Dec. 17-23, 2018: 20. Xander Schauffele Top 10 in four of his last six starts in 2018, including two playoff events and a WGC victory in Shanghai. 19. Jordan Spieth Too much talent to think we'll see a repeat of 2018, but a spotty putter and just one top-10 finish since April is concerning. 18. Gary Woodland He's played well ever since a T-6 at the PGA Championship. Just needs to keep giving himself chances to contend on Sunday. 17. Francesco Molinari Can continue to climb the rankings with more consistent play after a breakthrough year with his first major victory at Carnoustie. 16. Patrick Reed Played a ton of golf to end
The Sea Island Company has spent more than $25 million in enhancements to The Lodge at Sea Island and one of the marvels of the architecture both inside and outside of the new structures and features is timelessness. Everything looks like it's been there there for years at the historic property overlooking the St. Simons Sound. "What we're very happy about is that everything looks like it fits," said Scott Steilen, president of the Sea Island Company since 2011 and president since 2016, when the property was purchased by the Anschutz family (which owned The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs). Fans who attended the RSM Classic in November, the PGA Tour's fall event at the resort's Seaside and Plantation Courses, got a sneak peek at the six cottages that now rest elegantly between the Lodge and the Sound, a massive putting green, a waterfront pool and pool house.
LONDON – Francesco Molinari and Georgia Hall have to curb expecta-tions next year if they're to come close to matching successful 2018 campaigns. Not the expectations of golf fans, but their own. The pair reached new levels in 2018 after breakthrough titles in the majors. Molinari became the first Italian major winner with his British Open triumph at Carnoustie. He also had two other wins, the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship and his first PGA Tour victory at the Quicken Loans National. He spearheaded Europe's Ryder Cup victory by becoming the first European to win five points out of five. He capped off the greatest year of his life by becoming the first Italian winner of the Harry Vardon
Reuters Scott Jamieson came through a turbulent back nine that included an eagle and a double bogey to card a 68 for a one-shot lead after the third round of the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday. The Scot also sank three birdies on his way back to the clubhouse as he edged ahead of American overnight leader David Lipsky (70), who is in second place on 10-under-par at Leopard Creek Country Club. Jamieson eagled the 318-yard par four 11th and birdied the 13th, 15th and 16th, but stumbled in his surge as he double-bogeyed the 14th having turned in 34. The South African pair of Zander Lombard (68) and Brandon Stone (69) are tied for third on eight under-par. Jamieson, 34, missed
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Matias Perrone of Argentina became the footgolf world champion in Marrakesh, Morocco on Sunday, beating Briton Ben Clarke by two shots to claim the title. Perrone succeeded his compatriot Christian Otero, who won the event two years ago. Sophie Brown won the women's tournament in a 1-2-3 for Britain from Claire Williams and Natalie Richardson.
If you want to know why golf's Golden Age architects are still so revered a century removed from their glory days, architect Brian Silva can offer a succinct explanation. “These guys had it going on,” Silva said, the awe evident in his voice. Silva just completed a $2.5 million restoration of The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla., a 1925 Donald Ross design that reopened Dec. 15. The project was based on Ross' original routing, which was discovered a few years ago. Those highly detailed plans served as a reminder to Silva of what helped distinguish the work of architects such as Ross and his contemporaries. “I gotta tell you, they're a little embarrassing because every one of these original
When Rory McIlroy recently answered a routine question about his schedule for 2019, it was treated as golf's equivalent of Brexit – a shocking and foolhardy distancing from Europe. “I am starting my year off in the States and that will be the big focus of mine up until the end of August, and then we will assess from there,” he said. “I want to play against the strongest fields week-in and week-out, and for the most part of the season that is in America. If I want to continue to contend in the majors and to continue my journey back towards the top of the game, then that's what I want to do.” McIlroy was speaking at the European Tour's season-ending event in Dubai and knew he would draw incoming