Jang's father injured Chun in airport mishap

By Randall MellMarch 7, 2016, 10:40 pm

Ha Na Jang’s victory Sunday at the HSBC Women’s Champions knocked In Gee Chun out of this week’s Korean Olympic team qualifying mix.

Apparently, Jang’s father knocked Chun out of the tournament earlier in the week.

Reuters reported that Jang came home to South Korea Monday after her victory in Singapore to questions about an airport mishap that led to an injury that caused Chun to withdraw from the HSBC Women’s Champions. Reuters reported that, according to Korean media, Jang’s father, Chang Ho Jang, lost control of a 15-pound carry-on bag, which went crashing down an escalator at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The bag struck Chun, injuring muscles around Chun’s tailbone. Reuters reported Chun was unable to compete in Singapore because of it.

“I’m really sorry for what happened to Chun,” Jang told reporters at Incheon Airport. “I hope to see her at the next tournament.”

Korean media reported Jang’s father lost control of the bag as he watched his daughter tie her shoelaces.

Chun told reporters she has recovered.

“I’m OK,” Reuters quoted Chun saying. “I’m already over it.”

Per Reuters, Korean media reported that Jang’s father immediately apologized to Chun at the airport, but Chun said on her fan website that she had yet to receive a full apology.

“Neither myself nor my parents have received the apology that they claim to have made,” Chun said. “But their explanation is enough to dissolve any hard feelings. They must have done that because they thought they did something wrong.”

Jang moved five spots in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings with her victory Sunday, jumping to second in Korean Olympic golf qualifying. Jang bumped Chun to fifth in qualifying. The top four Koreans are currently within the qualifying standard, which will be finalized on July 11. 

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. 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.

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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 Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. 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. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.