By the numbers: Key stats from Park's Olympic win

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 20, 2016, 6:05 pm

Inbee Park cruised to the gold medal, while Lydia Ko took home silver and Shanshan Feng bronze. Here are the key stats from the Rio Olympics provided by the Golf Channel research department.

Inbee Park

• 16 under; 5-under 66 in final round; 5-under 31 on front nine

• Only two players had a better score in today’s final round

• Five-stroke win; ties largest margin of victory of career

• Third in field this week in strokes gained putting

• T-5 in greens in regulation this week (79.2 percent)

• 66.3 final round scoring average in last six worldwide wins

• First Olympic gold medalist in women’s golf since 1900

• 23rd career professional worldwide win (first of 2016)

• Second woman in history to win Olympic gold and golf major in career

• Babe Zaharias won 10 majors and two gold medals in track and field

• Was combined 29 over in previous eight LPGA rounds entering this week

• Had only two top-25 finishes this season before this week

• Fifth gold medal won by woman from Republic of Korea in these Olympics

• One of seven women all-time to win at least four different major championships

• One of two women all-time to win six or more majors in three-year span (Mickey Wright)

• Youngest player to qualify for LPGA HOF (age 27)

• Seven-time major champion; six major victories since beginning of 2013

• MC or WD in previous three LPGA starts entering this week

• DNP in two majors this season (left thumb injury)


Lydia Ko

• Silver medal; 11th medal won by woman from New Zealand in these games

• Youngest female Olympic medalist in New Zealand’s history (age 19)

• Birdied 72nd hole to win silver medal by one stroke over Feng

• Played last five holes of tournament in 3 under par

• 81.9 percent GIR this week (third-best in field)

• Led field in strokes gained tee-to-green this week


Shanshan Feng

• Bronze medal; 39th medal won by Chinese woman in these games

• Three-putt par on 72nd hole (missed silver medal by one stroke)

• Played last seven holes of final round in 1 over (zero birdies in that span)

• Third place is her best finish in any event in 2016


Stacy Lewis

• 5-under 66; left birdie putt short at 18 for 10 under

• 10-stroke improvement over third round score of 76

• Made six birdies and one bogey in final round

• 28th top-10 worldwide since last win (2014 NW Arkansas)

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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.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


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

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

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

Vandalism

Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses

Finances


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

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.