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Spittle Earns Full Champions Tour status For 2015, Rutledge, Gibson Conditional

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:57 Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:46

by Dave Kaplan (@davykap)/Golf Canada


WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — It was a big day for Rod Spittle of St. Catharines, Ont., who earned full status on the Champions Tour for 2015 after finishing fifth at the final stage of Champions Tour Q-School.
The 1977 and 1978 Canadian Amateur Champion carded a 2-under 70 at Panther Lake Golf Club and finished the week at (-5).
Spittle turned professional at the age of 50 in 2004 and earned a spot on the Champions Tour during the following season.



McIlroy Returns to Take 1st Round Lead in Dubai

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 04:45 Friday, 21 November 2014 04:43

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy returned from a six-week absence to shoot a 6-under 66 for a share of the lead on the first day of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

McIlroy birdied four of his opening five holes and then two of the last four to join Irishman Shane Lowry at the top of the leaderboard at the Earth Course at Jumeriah Estates Resort.



Scott Opens With 1-Over 73 at Australian Masters

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 04:42 Friday, 21 November 2014 04:35

Adam Scott

Canadian Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Adam Scott struggled in the blustery conditions at Metropolitan Golf Club for a 1-over 73, six strokes behind a group of four of his countrymen who led the Australian Masters by a stroke after the first round.

Scott, who won the Masters the past two years at other sand-belt courses — Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath — began play on the back nine Thursday and shot 38, including a double-bogey on the 18th after his approach found a bunker. But an eagle on the par-5 sixth helped move him back up the leaderboard.



Frank Esposito Leads National Qualifying After Round 3

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 04:34 Friday, 21 November 2014 04:29

altDave Senko/PGATOUR.COM

WINTER GARDEN, Florida (Champions Tour) — Frank Esposito (Monroe, NJ) used a 5-under-par 67 to build a three-stroke lead after 54 holes at the 2014 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at Orange County National (Panther Lake Course). The club professional from New Jersey has a three-round total of 10-under-par 206, while Cesar Monasterio (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the second-round leader is at 7-under-par 209.



Collins Appointed Chairman of USGA Women’s Committee

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:21 Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:17

altFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association has announced the appointment of Stasia Collins, of Baltimore, Md., to serve a one-year term as chairman of the USGA Women's Committee in 2015.

Collins takes over as Women's Committee chairman after serving as vice chairman for the past two years. She succeeds Dot Paluck, of Bernardsville, N.J. Pam Murray, of Richardson, Texas, has been appointed to a one-year term as vice chairman.



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