Solheim Cup standings entering Women's British

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 1, 2017, 2:25 pm

The Ricoh Women's British Open is the final event for players to qualify for the Solheim Cup, which will be contested Aug. 18-20 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Des Moines, Iowa. Here's a look at current team standings. The top eight on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list will automatically qualify, as will two from the world ranking list. U.S. captain Juli Inkster will have two wildcard picks.

The top four players from both the European points and world ranking lists will qualify, and captain Annika Sorenstam will have four picks.

U.S. Solheim Cup points list:

1. Lexi Thompson, 687
2. Stacy Lewis, 452.5
3. Gerina Piller, 407.5
4. Cristie Kerr, 400
5. Jessica Korda, 323
6. Danielle Kang 322.5
7. Michelle Wie, 251.5
8. Brittany Lang, 247
9. Brittany Lincicome, 237
10. Angela Stanford, 232
11. Austin Ernst, 227
12. Lizette Salas, 216.5
13. Marina Alex, 182.5
14. Mo Martin, 178
15. Jennifer Song, 134

*Points are awarded to the top 20 finishers at Kingsbarns with first place earning 120 points, second place getting 60, third place taking 57 and on down to six points for 20th place.

U.S. Solheim Cup world rankings list:

1. Brittany Lincicome (No. 42)
2. Lizette Salas (No. 45)
3. Angela Stanford (No. 48)
4. Austin Ernst (No. 53)
5. Mo Martin (No. 54).

*This list features the highest ranked Americans who aren’t among the top eight on the U.S. points list. 

Ladies European Tour points list:

1. Georgia Hall (England), 113.08
2. Florentyna Parker (England), 103.50
3. Mel Reid (England), 89.25
4. Carlota Ciganda (Spain), 79.65
5. Suzann Pettersen (Norway), 77
6. Charley Hull (England), 74.25
7. Emily Kristine Pedersen (Denmark), 63.25
8. Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Denmark), 52.50

*The top 20 at Kingsbarns earn points with first place getting 80 points, second earning 60, third getting 40 and on down to two points for 20th.

European world rankings list:

1. Suzann Pettersen (No. 23)
2 Charley Hull (No. 27)
3. Karine Icher (No. (40)
4. Jodi Ewart Shadoff (No. 51)
5. Caroline Masson (No. 64)
6. Madelene Sagstrom (No. 69)
7. Azahara Munoz (No. 79)
8. Georgia Hall (No. 85)

*The top four Europeans in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings who aren’t already qualified on points will also make the team.

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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 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.