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Colin Montgomerie Wins Senior PGA Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 01:56 Monday, 25 May 2015 01:47

Colin MontgomerieCanadian Press

FRENCH LICK, Indiana (Phil Richards/AP) — There were no last-second buzzer-beaters in Larry Bird’s hometown on a bright, breezy Sunday.

Colin Montgomerie turned in a command performance, shooting a 3-under 69 on the treacherous Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort to win the Senior PGA Championship by four shots.

Montgomerie earned $495,000 for his third senior major championship victory in 10 appearances, including three of the past six. The 51-year-old Scot’s 8-under total of 280 made him one of only five players under par, the fewest since three closed the championship in red numbers at Canterbury in Cleveland in 2009.

Mexico’s Esteban Toledo shot a 69 to finish second.

Montgomerie was happy but drained.



An Wins BMW PGA Championship by 6 Shots

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 01:47 Monday, 25 May 2015 01:38

Byeong Hun AnCanadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Jack Bezants/AP) — Byeong Hun An shot a 7-under 65 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth with a tournament record total of 21 under.

The South Korean made five birdies and an eagle in a bogey-free round to finish six strokes clear of Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (69) and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (67).

The 23-year-old An captured his first European Tour victory after Francesco Molinari, who had at least a share of the lead for the first three rounds, only managed a 74. He finished fifth, nine shots back.



Miguel Angel Jimenez Breaks European Tour Hole-in-One Record

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:18 Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:12

Miguel Angel JimenezCanadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Jack Bezants/AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Spaniard surpassed Colin Montgomerie's tally of nine when he holed his tee shot from 148 yards at the par-3 No. 2 at the European Tour's flagship event.



Giant Hole Forms at Entrance of Missouri Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:48 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:35

Top of the Rock Golf Course SinkholeCanadian Press

BRANSON, Missouri (AP) — A big sinkhole discovered near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.

The hole, which is 80 feet wide and 35 feet deep in some places, was created by two separate sinkholes that formed near the entrance to Top of the Rock golf course near the resort town of Branson, Martin MacDonald, conservation director for Bass Pro Shops, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.



Marriott Golf Debuts $1 for HOPE Campaign

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:55 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:48

PGA H.O.P.E. Military Golf ProgramORLANDO, Florida — Marriott Golf announced the launch of the $1 for HOPE campaign, in support of military veterans nationwide through PGA REACH. The campaign was officially announced on Wednesday, May 13th, in conjunction with PGA HOPE Day at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA.

As part of the $1 for HOPE campaign, all golfers/visitors checking in for their tee time and/or making a purchase at the pro shop — at any of 20 participating Marriott Golf resort destinations — will have the opportunity to make a donation, by adding $1 or more, to their fee. All proceeds from this initiative will be used to support and enhance PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) programming nationwide.



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