World Golf Glance

By Associated PressNovember 18, 2009, 1:12 am


Dubai World Championship

Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course (7,675 yards, 7,018 meters, par72).

Purse: $7.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.25 million.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Tiger Woods won the Australian Masters for his seventh victory ofthe year, closing with a 4-under 68 at Kingston Heath. Paid a $3 millionappearance fee to make his first Australian start in 11 years, Woods has 82official worldwide victories. Greg Chalmers finished second, two strokes back.… France’s Gregory Bourdy won the Hong Kong Open for his third European Tourtitle, beating Rory McIlroy by two strokes. Bourdy jumped to 47th on the moneylist to earn a spot in Dubai.

Notes: The top 60 on The Race to Dubai money list qualified for theseason-ending event, with only Paul Casey (rib injury) and Anthony Kim missing.The 20-year-old McIlroy tops the standings with $3,778,016. Second-place LeeWestwood ($3,587,256), third-place Martin Kaymer ($3,471,564) and fourth-placeRoss Fisher ($3,132,976) are the only player in contention for the $1.5 milliontop prize from the $7.5 million bonus pool. McIlroy, Westwood or Kaymer wouldwin with a tournament victory, regardless of where the others finished. The Raceto Dubai money winner also will receive a seven-year European tour exemption.The tournament winner will get a five-year exemption. … Citing the economicdownturn, the event purse and bonus pool were cut 25 percent in September—from$20 million to $15 million. … Padraig Harrington , Geoff Ogilvy , Ernie Els ,Retief Goosen , Camilo Villegas and Sergio Garcia are in the field. … The OmegaMission Hills World Cup is next week in China.

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LPGA Tour Championship

Site: Richmond, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Houstonian Golf and Country Club (6,650 yards, 6,080 meters, par72).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Michelle Wie won her first US LPGA Tour title, beating PaulaCreamer by two strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. The 20-year-old Wieshot 70-66-70-69 at Guadalajara Country Club, Ochoa’s home course. Wie wasmaking her 65th US LPGA Tour start.

Notes: The top 120 on the money list after the Mizuno Classic two weeks agoqualified for the season-ending tournament. The event replaced the ADTChampionship, the limited-field Trump International finale that had a $1 milliontop prize. Jiyai Shin won that event last year, beating Karrie Webb by a strokein the eight-player Sunday shootout. … Wie is making her 19th US LPGA Tourstart of the season. She also will play the European Tour’s Dubai Ladies Mastersin December. … Shin has an eight-point lead over Ochoa in the player of theyear race. Cristie Kerr is third, 29 points behind Shin. Points are awarded tothe top 10 finishers, with the tournament winner getting 30, second place 12 andthird nine. If Shin ends Ochoa’s three-year reign, the 21-year-old South Koreanwill sweep the rookie and player awards. Nancy Lopez is the only player to winboth in the same season, accomplishing the feat in 1978. Tied with Ochoa for thetour victory lead with three, Shin wrapped up the money title last week. She hasmade $1,775,104—$279,292 more than second-place Kerr. … Ochoa leads Shin inthe Vare Trophy scoring average race, 70.2250 to 70.2674.

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PEBBLE BEACH RESORTS: Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational,Thursday-Sunday, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and DelMonte Golf Course, Pebble Beach, California. On the Net:

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Dunlop Phoenix, Thursday-Sunday, Phoenix Country Club,Miyazaki, Japan. On the Net:

PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA: NSW PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Wollongong GolfClub, Wollongong, Australia. On the Net:

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament,Tuesday-Friday, TPC Scottsdale, Champions Course, Scottsdale, Arizona. On theNet:

ASIAN TOUR: Cambodian Open, Thursday-Sunday, Phokeethra Country Club, SiemReap, Cambodia. On the Net:

TOUR OF THE AMERICAS: Roberto de Vicenzo Classic, Thursday-Sunday, SanEliseo Golf and Country Club, San Eliseo, Argentina. On the Net:


JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Daio Paper Open, Friday-Sunday, Elleair Golf Club, Ehime,Japan. On the Net:

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

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Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'

President at the Presidents Cup

Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump

Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73

Cart on the green

Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green

Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National

Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm