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Golf-World Rankings (Reuters)

Oct 24 (Gracenote) – The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.64 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 11.01 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 10.74 4. (4) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 8.89 5. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.39 6. (6) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.85 7. (7) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.97 8. (8) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 5.79 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 5.68 10. (13) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 5.50 11. (10) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.41 12. (11) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.15 13. (12) Paul Casey (Britain) 5.14 14. (14) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 4.85 15. (15) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 4.76 16. …

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 8:45 am

Korea women’s tour out to prove there’s no place like home (Reuters)

Golf - LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship - Fourth Round - Incheon, South Korea - 16/10/16.  Park Sung-hyun of South Korea tees off on the ninth hole. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) – The road to U.S. LPGA Tour riches is one well traveled by South Korean golfers but the domestic KLPGA circuit is looking to stem the annual exodus by boosting prize money and world ranking points on its increasingly lucrative schedule. A host of major winners, not to mention Park In-bee’s Rio Olympic triumph, have cemented Korea’s status as the gold standard of women’s golf, but there is no doubt the local tour loses a little sparkle when top players set off for the LPGA. The last couple of seasons have been particularly rough on the KLPGA with the loss of several top drawcards including Chun In-gee, the most popular player on the tour for years.

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 8:22 am

PGA Tour adds South Korea tournament to calendar (Reuters)

The U.S. PGA Tour announced on Monday it will add a new event in South Korea, the $9.25 million CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, to its tournament schedule from next year. The event will be played from Oct. 19-22 for the 2017/18 season with a field of 78 players, including the top 60 from the FedEx Cup standings. PGA Tour Deputy Commissioner Jay Monahan said the “phenomenal experience” of hosting the Presidents Cup in South Korea last year was a major driver behind the decision to stage a tour event in the country.

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 5:03 am

PGA Tour to play official event in South Korea next year (The Associated Press)

The PGA Tour expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments Monday by adding a new event in South Korea with a limited field and a $9.25 million purse. The size of the purse for the 78-man field at The CJ Cup would trail only The Players Championship, the majors, and the World Golf Championships. The CJ Cup is scheduled for Oct. 19-22 at Nine Bridges, located on Jeju Island off South Korea’s southern coast.

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 3:48 am

Australia’s Minjee Lee wins Blue Bay LPGA in China (The Associated Press)

Minjee Lee of Australia watches her shot on the 6th hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship 2016 tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Minjee Lee got up-and-down one last time at Jian Lake on Sunday to win the Blue Bay LPGA for her second victory of the year and third in 17 months. The 20-year-old Australian chipped to 3 feet from the front runoff area on the par-5 18th to match Jessica Korda’s birdie and beat the American by a stroke. Lee’s chip left Korda with an 18-footer for eagle from off the back edge that she missed to the left.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 10:20 pm

Harrington claims 1st European Tour victory in 8 years (The Associated Press)

Padraig Harrington stayed calm on the final hole to win the Portugal Masters on Sunday for his first European Tour victory in eight years. Harrington pitched from the rough and holed a 4-foot par putt to close with a 6-under 65. Three-time major champion Harrington had taken the lead with his sixth birdie of the day on the 17th, and finished a bogey-free round at the Victoria Clube de Golfe to clinch his 15th European Tour victory.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 7:06 pm

Thomas successfully defends CIMB Classic title (The Associated Press)

Justin Thomas of the United States acknowledges the crowd after putting on the first green during the final round of the CIMB Classic golf tournament at Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Justin Thomas completed a fairytale return to the CIMB Classic with a successful title defense after eight birdies in the final round Sunday earned him a three-shot victory over closest rival Hideki Matsuyama. It’s a place I’m comfortable with … Hopefully I will be able to come back next year,” said Thomas, who shot a 64 to match his first-day score. Overnight leader Anirban Lahiri, who led the field by four shots into the final round, lost ground after a quadruple bogey on the third hole, after his tee shot went into a tree.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 4:12 pm

Sky Sports – Great Britain

Harrington targets Ryder Cup

Padraig Harrington has set his sights on playing in the next Ryder Cup following his victory in the Portugal Masters.

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 2:25 pm

PGA Tour adds Korea event

The US PGA Tour has announced it will add a new event in South Korea to its tournament schedule from next year.

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 12:17 pm

Race to Dubai: Ins and outs

The Portugal Masters was the final chance for players “on the bubble” to secure their European Tour cards for next season, so who made it in and who faces a visit to the dreaded Qualifying School?

Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 6:00 am

‘Outstanding’ short game vital

Padraig Harrington declared his “outstanding” short game was the key to victory at the Portugal Masters after he clinched a one-shot win over Andy Sullivan in Vilamoura.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 5:51 pm

Harrington snatches victory

Padraig Harrington claimed his first European Tour title in over eight years as he snatched a thrilling one-shot victory over Andy Sullivan at the Portugal Masters.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 4:02 pm

Lee secures Blue Bay success

Minjee Lee of Australia secured a dramatic one-shot win at the LPGA Blue Bay on Hainan Island to claim her third career win on the Tour.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 10:33 am

Thomas retains CIMB Classic

Justin Thomas posted a flawless eight-under 64 to erase a four-shot overnight deficit and secure back-to-back CIMB Classic titles.

Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 8:46 am

Golfblogger – Great Britain

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Indian Express – India

Despite scandal, Tiger Woods cracks $1.3 bn in career earnings, tops Golf Digest 50 list

Woods is yet to reach pre-scandal endorsement totals but has bounced back from a 2011 low of $62 mn.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 7:21 am

Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki in match-play, get engaged

McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year his engagement to tennis star Wozniacki.

Posted on 1 January 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Gaganjeet Bhullar completes the formalities, wins in Indonesia

Bhullar sank all his three birdies on Sunday on the back-nine 11th, 13th and 14th.

Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Rory McIlroy birdies 72nd hole to capture Australian Open

McIlroy nervelessly sank a 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th to finish on 18-under-par.

Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 9:24 am

I still have 7-8 years of golf left in me: Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev Milkha Singh is on a two-week long break from the sport in his hometown Chandigarh.

Posted on 6 October 2013 @ 6:31 pm

Tiger Woods named PGA Tour player of the Year

Tiger Woods was named on Friday as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a record 11th time.

Posted on 27 September 2013 @ 4:15 pm

Double delight! Henrik Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedExCup

Henrik Stenson held his nerve to fend off a last-day charge by Jordan Spieth.

Posted on 23 September 2013 @ 9:39 am

Golf Week – United States

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