McEvoy Wins European Q-School

By Golf Channel NewsroomNovember 12, 2003, 5:00 pm
European TourRichard McEvoy claimed medalist honors in the 2003 European Tour Qualifying Tournament. He shot 28-under-par 400 ' a new Q-School record ' in the six-round final stage.
 
The 24-year-old Englishman was forced into Q-School after finishing 19th on the Challenge Tours (Europes developmental tour) money list.
 
This is his first professional victory.
 
I set a goal to win this week after missing out on the Challenge Tour, he said. Its been a great week and Im obviously pleased to shoot a great score as well.
 
The final stage was contested at Emporada Golf Club and Golf Platja de Pals in Spain. McEvoy shot 8-under 63 at Emporada in the fifth round, and closed in 67 on the same venue.
 
He finished three strokes clear of the runner-up, Australian Wade Ormsby.
 
Ill probably go and live with Adam (Scott) near Wentworth next year, Ormsby said. He is a great friend of mine, and someone I look up to. I think if I can get anywhere near to his standard on the tour then Ill be keeping my card.
 
Exactly 35 players earned their European Tour cards for next season, including four former tour winners. Warren Bennett (eighth), David Carter (17th), Jorge Berendt (24th) and Miguel Angel Martin (27th) will be back on the circuit in 2004.
 
The last available spot went to South African Desvonde Botes. Botes birdied the 108th and final hole to take solo 35th place.
 
European Tour Qualifying - Final Results
 
1   Richard MCEVOY        (Eng)   72 66 67 65 63 67 400
2 Wade ORMSBY (Aus) 70 63 69 66 69 66 403
3 Damien MCGRANE (Ire) 71 63 70 65 70 66 405
4 Jeppe HULDAHL (Den) 67 67 71 63 68 69 405
5 Matthew CORT (Eng) 68 67 72 69 64 66 406
6 Ben BANKS (Eng) 71 69 68 68 63 67 406
7 Nobuhito SATO (Jpn) 65 69 70 68 67 67 406
8 Warren BENNETT (Eng) 70 69 68 66 67 67 407
9 Terry PRICE (Aus) 68 67 68 69 68 67 407
10 Paul MARANTZ (Aus) 70 65 68 67 70 67 407
11 Daniel GAUNT (Aus) 65 71 69 65 66 71 407
12 Per NYMAN (Swe) 67 66 67 67 69 71 407
13 Steven O'HARA (Scot) 68 67 69 64 67 72 407
14 Francois DELAMONTAGNE (Fr) 68 63 70 65 69 72 407
15 David DIXON (Eng) 70 65 73 69 61 70 408
16 Chris GANE (Eng) 75 67 68 67 67 65 409
17 David CARTER (Eng) 67 71 68 68 68 67 409
18 Cesar MONASTERIO (Arg) 68 71 66 70 66 68 409
19 Mattias ELIASSON (Swe) 70 67 68 64 72 68 409
20 Alan MCLEAN (Scot) 71 67 70 65 67 69 409
21 Steven JEPPESEN (Swe) 65 69 69 69 68 69 409
22 Tom WHITEHOUSE (Eng) 67 63 70 69 71 69 409
23 Jean-Franois LUCQUIN (Fr) 68 66 70 71 64 70 409
24 Jorge BERENDT (Arg) 68 67 70 66 68 70 409
25 Marc PENDARIES (Fr) 73 69 68 69 67 64 410
26 Jesus Maria ARRUTI (Sp) 69 65 71 70 68 67 410
27 Miguel Angel MARTIN (Sp) 68 70 67 68 70 67 410
28 Fernando ROCA (Sp) 66 70 70 70 66 68 410
29 Craig SPENCE (Aus) 66 69 71 67 69 68 410
30 Mattias NILSSON (Swe) 70 70 66 66 70 68 410
31 Christopher HANELL (Swe) 65 69 67 71 69 69 410
32 Euan LITTLE (Scot) 72 69 67 72 66 65 411
33 Rob RASHELL (USA) 71 65 70 70 68 67 411
34 Louis OOSTHUIZEN (SA) 68 70 70 68 67 68 411
35 Desvonde BOTES (SA) 67 67 70 68 68 71 411
36 Gareth PADDISON (NZ) 71 69 67 68 67 70 412
37 Benoit TEILLERIA (Fr) 68 72 68 71 69 65 413
38 Stephen COLLINS (Aus) 71 70 67 72 67 66 413
39 Paul STREETER (Eng) 68 69 69 71 68 68 413
40 David DRYSDALE (Scot) 69 68 68 68 74 67 414
41 Russell CLAYDON (Eng) 68 70 69 68 71 68 414
42 Bruno-Teva LECUONA (Fr) 67 71 70 70 67 69 414
43 Andrew MCLARDY (SA) 71 67 67 72 67 70 414
44 Leif WESTERBERG (Swe) 74 67 70 67 71 66 415
45 Graeme STORM (Eng) 68 73 70 69 68 67 415
46 Benn BARHAM (Eng) 70 70 70 68 69 68 415
47 Mark SANDERS (Eng) 65 72 71 69 70 68 415
48 Simon EDWARDS (Wal) 68 75 67 66 71 68 415
49 Magnus PERSSON ATLEVI (Swe) 64 69 75 69 69 69 415
50 Graham GORDON (Scot) 71 64 72 71 67 70 415
51 Stuart DAVIS (Eng) 69 65 73 69 69 70 415
52 Johan KOK (SA) 72 67 71 64 71 70 415
53 Massimo FLORIOLI (It) 70 66 68 69 72 70 415
54 Carlos QUEVEDO (Sp) 69 66 69 71 69 71 415
55 Mikael LUNDBERG (Swe) 68 70 69 67 70 71 415
56 Henrik NYSTROM (Swe) 75 64 73 66 65 72 415
57 Matthew MORRIS (Eng) 70 75 66 68 63 73 415
58 Darren LENG (Eng) 70 72 70 68 70 66 416
59 Philip WALTON (Ire) 72 71 69 68 68 68 416
60 Fredrik HENGE (Swe) 70 68 70 69 68 71 416
61 Simon DYSON (Eng) 70 65 71 68 70 72 416
62 Daniel VANCSIK (Arg) 70 70 70 69 70 68 417
63 John MELLOR (Eng) 69 71 72 68 68 69 417
64 Andreas LJUNGGREN (Swe) 68 72 70 69 69 69 417
65 Shaun P WEBSTER (Eng) 71 68 69 69 71 69 417
66 Raphael PELLICIOLI (Fr) 71 70 68 70 68 70 417
67 Sarel SON-HOUI (Fr) 66 72 70 70 71 69 418
68 Adam CRAWFORD (Aus) 68 68 68 72 72 70 418
69 Sion E BEBB (Wal) 70 68 68 70 70 72 418
70 Brian AKSTRUP (Den) 72 69 70 67 75 66 419
71 Kyron SULLIVAN (Wal) 69 70 72 69 69 70 419
72 Peter GUSTAFSSON (Swe) 70 70 71 68 69 71 419
73 Murray URQUHART (Scot) 72 67 66 69 72 73 419
74 Richard BLAND (Eng) 69 74 67 69 71 70 420
75 Johan AXGREN (Swe) 67 69 73 68 68 75 420
76 Jan-Are LARSEN (Nor) 72 71 69 68 69 72 421
77 Michael KIRK (SA) 72 67 74 67 73 69 422
78 Alexandre BALICKI (Fr) 71 71 69 67 68 77 423
79 Van PHILLIPS (Eng) 73 70 69 68 73 72 425
80 Andr BOSSERT (Swi) 69 64 71 72 75 74 425
81 Jean Louis GUEPY (Fr) 70 70 70 70 70 75 425
 
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Monahan buoyed by Tour's sponsor agreements

By Rex HoggardJanuary 24, 2018, 12:27 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance announced on Tuesday at Torrey Pines a seven-year extension of the company’s sponsorship of the Southern California PGA Tour event. This comes on the heels of Sony extending its sponsorship of the year’s first full-field event in Hawaii through 2022.

Although these might seem to be relatively predictable moves, considering the drastic makeover of the Tour schedule that will begin with the 2018-19 season, it is a telling sign of the confidence corporations have in professional golf.

“It’s a compliment to our players and the value that the sponsors are achieving,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.

Monahan said that before 2014 there were no 10-year title sponsorship agreements in place. Now there are seven events sponsored for 10-years, and another five tournaments that have agreements in place of at least seven years.

“What it means is, it gives organizations like the Century Club [which hosts this week’s Farmers Insurance Open], when you have that level of stability on a long-term basis that allows you to invest in your product, to grow interest and to grow the impact of it,” Monahan said. “You experienced what this was like in 2010 or seen other tournaments that you don’t know what the future is.S o to go out and sell and inspire a community and you can’t state that we have a long-term agreement it’s more difficult.”

Events like this year’s Houston Open, Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and The National all currently don’t have title sponsors – although officials at Colonial are confident they can piece together a sponsorship package. But even that is encouraging to Monahan considering the uncertainty surrounding next season’s schedule, which will include the PGA Championship moving to May and The Players to March as well as a pre-Labor Day finish to the season.

“When you look back historically to any given year [the number of events needing sponsors] is lower than the typical average,” Monahan said. “As we start looking to a new schedule next year, you get excited about a great schedule with a great group of partners.”

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Day WDs from Farmers pro-am because of sore back

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:07 am

SAN DIEGO – Jason Day has withdrawn from the Wednesday pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing a sore back.

Day, the 2015 champion, played a practice round with Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau on Tuesday at Torrey Pines, and he is still expected to play in the tournament.

Day was replaced in the pro-am by Whee Kim. 

Making his first start since the Australian Open in November, Day is scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday alongside Jon Rahm and Brandt Snedeker.

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Farmers inks 7-year extension through 2026

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:04 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance has signed a seven-year extension to serve as the title sponsor for the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines, it was announced Tuesday. The deal will run through 2026.

“Farmers Insurance has been incredibly supportive of the tournament and the Century Club’s charitable initiatives since first committing to become the title sponsor in 2010,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.


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“We are extremely grateful for the strong support of Farmers and its active role as title sponsor, and we are excited by the commitment Farmers has made to continue sponsorship of the Farmers Insurance Open for an additional seven years.

In partnership with Farmers, the Century Club – the tournament’s host organization – has contributed more than $20 million to deserving organizations benefiting at-risk youth since 2010. 

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Woods impresses DeChambeau, Day on Tuesday

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 23, 2018, 11:27 pm

SAN DIEGO – Bryson DeChambeau played with Tiger Woods for the first time Tuesday morning, and the biggest surprise was that he wasn’t overcome by nerves.

“That’s what I was concerned about,” DeChambeau said. “Am I just gonna be slapping it around off the tee? But I was able to play pretty well.”

So was Woods.

DeChambeau said that Woods looked “fantastic” as he prepares to make his first PGA Tour start in a year.

“His game looks solid. His body doesn’t hurt. He’s just like, yeah, I’m playing golf again,” DeChambeau said. “And he’s having fun, too, which is a good thing.”

Woods arrived at Torrey Pines before 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, when the temperature hadn’t yet crept above 50 degrees. He warmed up and played the back nine of Torrey Pines’ South Course with DeChambeau and Jason Day.

“He looks impressive; it was good to see,” Day told PGATour.com afterward. “You take (Farmers) last year and the Dubai tournament out, and he hasn’t really played in two years. I think the biggest thing is to not get too far ahead, or think he’s going to come back and win straight away.


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“The other time he came back, I don’t think he was ready and he probably came back too soon. This time he definitely looks ready. I think his swing is really nice, he’s hitting the driver a long way and he looks like he’s got some speed, which is great.”

Woods said that his caddie, Joe LaCava, spent four days with him in South Florida last week and that he’s ready to go.

“Before the Hero I was basically given the OK probably about three or four weeks prior to the tournament, and I thought I did pretty good in that prep time,” Woods told ESPN.com, referring to his tie for ninth in the 18-man event.

“Now I’ve had a little more time to get ready for this event. I’ve played a lot more golf, and overall I feel like I’ve made some nice changes. I feel good.”

Woods is first off Torrey Pines’ North Course in Wednesday’s pro-am, scheduled for 6:40 a.m. local time.