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Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:20 Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:05
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Padraig Harrington stayed calm on the final hole to win the Portugal Masters for his first European Tour victory in eight years.
Harrington pitched from the rough and holed a 4-foot par putt to close with a 6-under 65. That left him at 23-under 261 for the tournament, enough for a one-shot win over defending champion Andy Sullivan.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:21 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:09
LONGWOOD, Florida — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, crowned the final top 10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list during a ceremony at Alaqua Country Club following the conclusion of the Symetra Tour Championship presented by IOA.
The class is headlined by Symetra Tour Player of the Year and Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year Madelene Sagstrom, who won three times and posted 11 top 10 finishes. Ally McDonald finished second at the Symetra Tour Championship and moved up to second on the final money list.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:09 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:58
SUN CITY, South Africa — As the Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, moves into a new era on the European Tour, the man who helped launch “Africa’s Major” remains as integral to its continued success as he did when he first designed the golf course and helped conceive the world’s first $1 million tournament.
Grand Slam champion Gary Player was instrumental in launching the tournament in 1981, and helped secure the five-man field of Johnny Miller, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, and Lee Trevino, as well as also playing himself.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:45 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:40
Barbara Romack, the 1954 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion who became the first female golfer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, died at the age of 83 in Florida.
Romack rose to national prominence in 1954 when she defeated future World Golf Hall of Fame member and fellow California junior golf rival Mickey Wright in the 36-hole championship match of the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley, Pa., 4 and 2.
“She was my pigeon,” Romack playfully said of Wright, whom she owned a 3-0 lifetime record against. Romack had previously defeated Wright in the finals of the California Girls’ Junior and California Women’s Amateur. Wright, the 1952 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, would go on to win four U.S. Women’s Open titles.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:40 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:23
TOKYO, Japan — PGA TOUR Champions and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced a new event to be contested in suburban Tokyo, beginning in 2017. The JAPAN AIRLINES Championship, the first ever PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to be held in Japan, will be played at Narita Golf Club in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan the week of September 4-10, 2017.
The announcement was made at the Tokyo American Club in Japan, with PGA TOUR Champions President Greg McLaughlin, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. President Yoshiharu Ueki, U.S. Embassy of Tokyo Minister-Counselor Andrew Wylegala, World Golf Hall of Fame member Tom Watson, Accordia Golf Co., Ltd. President & CEO Yuko Tashiro and PGA of Japan Chairman Massy Kuramoto on hand for the unprecedented unveiling of the newest PGA TOUR Champions event.
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