Plan your own Ryder Cup at Kiawah

By Mike BaileyOctober 11, 2010, 5:47 pm
The U.S. team's dramatic comeback attempt at last week's Ryder Cup might have come up just short, but Ryder Cup fever doesn't have to end there. For those who love the competition of team match play, Kiawah Island Golf Resort off the coast of South Carolina and site of the famous 'War on the Shore' Ryder Cup, is offering its 20th Anniversary Ryder Cup package.

Ideally, you gather up a group of 16, pick captains, divide into two teams of eight and have at it. But it doesn't have to 16. Resort officials will work with any size group to set up an event.

'For less than $1,000 each, groups can play three of our courses, ending on The Ocean Course, in a complete Ryder Cup experience – playing the same format, sharing the camaraderie and competition on the same venue that produced some of the Ryder Cup's most lasting memories,' said Brian Gerard, Kiawah's director of golf.

It was actually 19 years ago (1991) when the U.S. team won on the difficult Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course at Kiawah after Bernard Langer, in the final match against Hale Irwin, missed a short putt that would have given the Europeans a tie and allowed them to keep the Cup.

The 20th anniversary package includes three nights' accommodations, three rounds of golf with one of them coming on the Ocean Course, opening and closing ceremonies with beer and wine, team hats and shirts, trophy for the winning team, breakfasts and on-island transportation. For more information, call 800-654-2924.

Click here for other exciting Kiawah Island golf package deals.

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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.