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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:20 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:17
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Tournament officials announced that the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship will be held at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico, March 2-5, 2017. The tournament attracts a world-class field that features the top 50 golfers in the world in one of the season’s most elite events.
Club de Golf Chapultepec opened in 1928 and served as the original and primary site for the Mexican Open from 1944-1960, before the tournament began rotating sites. The very first event, held in December 1944, took place with a first prize of $2,500 out of a $10,000 purse. Al Espinosa, head golf professional at Mexico City Country Club at the time, won the event. As the inaugural professional golf tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec, it brought the modern tournament to life at the facility.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:16 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:00
CIMB Group, the title sponsor of CIMB Classic since its inception in 2010, announced the extension of its title sponsorship of the golf tournament through 2020.
The four-year extension reflects the success of the only official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Southeast Asia, which is also the richest in the region with a purse of $7 million. Since it was first staged, the tournament has attracted world class professionals like Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa. CIMB Classic, being one of most prestigious and biggest sporting events in the region, has undoubtedly boosted Malaysia’s position as a golfing tourism destination, attracting an audience from all over Asia annually.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 04:55 Monday, 15 August 2016 04:02
SILVIS, Illinois (AP) — For all the late pars and the closing run of 46 holes without a bogey, Ryan Moore thought the key to his victory in the John Deere Classic was a 24-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole.
It moved him to 20 under and kept him two strokes ahead of Morgan Hoffmann, who was about to birdie the fifth hole.
“That was huge to get another birdie early, just to show the guys behind me I’m not messing around,” Moore said. “The worst thing to do is to be even or 1 over after five or six holes. Then all of a sudden you’ve got 10 guys thinking, ‘All right, I can go get this today.’”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:55 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:44
SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.
Maybe that was just as well.
History has proven to be his toughest opponent this year, and it was bound to be a losing battle.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 04:50 Sunday, 24 July 2016 21:51
OAKVILLE, Ontario (John Chidley-Hill/ The Canadian Press) — It was only fitting that Jared du Toit took the final shot of the RBC Canadian Open.
Although the amateur from Kimberley, B.C., fell out of contention in the final round of the PGA Tour event, he still got the biggest ovation of the day at the awards ceremony on the 18th green at Glen Abbey Golf Club. Fans gave him a rousing standing ovation when he birdied on the final shot of the tournament and again as he was given the Gary Cowan medal as the Canadian Open’s lowest scoring amateur player.
“It was awesome,” said du Toit of the hundreds of fans that followed him around the course on Sunday. “I probably could have shot a hundred out here and they would have been behind my back all day. Honestly unbelievable.”
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