National: What's New
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:12 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:44
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CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Naples, Florida.
Course: Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Course (6,540 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $500,000.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:48 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:42
Brooks Koepka held off a spirited challenge from Ian Poulter to win the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Koepka claimed his first European Tour title in Antalya, a result which ensured Rory McIlroy won The Race to Dubai for the second time in three years.
The American carded a flawless closing 65 at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal to finish 17 under par, one shot ahead of Poulter, who missed a birdie putt from six feet on the 18th to force a play-off.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:38 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:35
JIAXING, China (PGA TOUR) — Amateur Cheng Jin, who had come close to winning in his previous PGA TOUR China start, didn't let a second chance slip away. Jin made a late birdie at the Nine Dragons Open and watched as Lucas Lee, who had led for most of the final round, finished with three consecutive bogeys. That opened the door to history as Jin became the first amateur to win a PGA TOUR China event. He defeated Sam Chien by a shot.
"I'm just so excited. I didn't really think about winning before the week, but I played really well; especially my putting," said Jin, who turned 16 in March. "This really gave me a lot of confidence and is a turning point for myself and for my future in golf."
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:34 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:30
HONOLULU, Hawaii (David Shefter/USGA) — When Bill Walbert was called into surgery on November 12, he never expected to make USGA history.
Walbert managed to qualify for a national championship without ever hitting a golf shot, thanks to a career round from his partner.
In an interesting twist to sectional qualifying for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, Walbert's ticket was punched to the competition because his partner, Brent Grant, shot a bogey-free, 9-under-par 63 on his own ball at Honolulu Country Club.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:29 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:21
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BELFOR has announced that it will once again partner with PGA Tour rookie Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C.
BELFOR first partnered with the 2014 Web.com money list winner in 2009 when Hadwin was making the jump from amateur to professional.
Hadwin had a stellar 2014 campaign, capturing wins at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic and Chiquita Classic and securing full status on the PGA Tour for the 2014/2015 season. With four events already under his belt, Hadwin is making the most of his rookie season on the PGA Tour, having placed in the top-10 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last month.
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