Backspin Fathers Sons and Dead Heads - COPIED
- By Golf Channel Digital
- Dec 8, 2007 12:00 PM ET
DON'T MESS WITH TIGER... OR ELIN: .
SCHOOL DAZE:Frank Lickliter II shot just a 1-under 71, only his second round in the 70s all week, but it was plenty to win medalist honors at the PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament with a stunning 29-under-par 403. Twenty-five other players earned their card at Q-School as well.
While earning the right to play on the TOUR next season in one thing, staying on is an entirely different challenge. The players will have to be in the top 125 on the PGA’s money list, and last year the 125th man earned $785,180. Miss that, and it is back to Q-School.
SHARKY'S MACHINE: .
HOME COOKIN': Peter Lonard finished in style Sunday with birdies on four of the final five holes to pull away from the field. Lonard finished with a 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory and his third Australian PGA title. Rory Sabbatini started the day with the lead but ended tied for 10th.
We’ve never heard of there being home field advantage in golf, but crickey! Five of the top seven finishers, including Adam Scott and winner Peter Lonard, were Aussie at the Australian PGA.
ASIAN PERSUASION: After getting victories in their three early matches Sunday, Asia secured victory for their second straight Lexus Cup title, a 15-9 triumph over the International team. Asia had to fight through the injury to their captain Se Ri Pak. Pak injured her shoulder and agreed to halve her final round match with her International counterpart Annika Sorenstam.
"Everybody knows now that the strength of women's golf in Asia is growing," Asia captain Se Ri Pak said. After dismantling an international team that boasted names like Annika Sorenstam, and ‘07 Evian Masters winner Natalie Gulbis it looks like Pak’s assessment is right on the money.
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