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2 Big Trophies at Stake in Champions Tour Finale

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 23:05 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 23:01

Colin MontgomerieCanadian Press

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — Colin Montgomerie has only one big trophy to show for another strong season on the Champions Tour. The Scot has a chance to add two more this week at Desert Mountain.Montgomerie enters the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship with the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race - 39 ahead of Jeff Maggert and 66 in front of Bernhard Langer. All three are in position to take the season title with a victory in the 30-man tournament.

“It’s been a frustrating year in many ways,” Montgomerie said, a day before the start of play on the Cochise Course. “I’ve got in position to win a number of times and haven’t really taken that on. I feel very fortunate in many ways to be leading having only won once.



2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship to be Held November 5-8 at Disney’s Palm Course

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 22:51 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 22:40

PGA Junior League Golf ChampionshipLAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Eight all-star teams of junior golfers have advanced to the 2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship to be held November 5-8 (Thursday-Sunday) at Disney's Palm Course at Walt Disney Resort.

“The PGA Junior League Golf Championship is the culmination of another record-breaking year for this program,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “We look forward to a great event at Walt Disney World Resort, which is a fantastic venue for our juniors to enjoy a fun weekend of tournament play.”



Canadian Nick Taylor Returns to Sanderson Farms Championship to Defend Title

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:40 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:30

altJACKSON, Mississippi (John Gordon/Golf Canada) — Nick Taylor is many things. Talented, genial, humourous, and, just maybe, ironic.

For a guy who, in his PGA TOUR profile, lists The Perks of Being a Wallflower as his favourite book, he is anything but a wallflower when it comes to golf.

As he tees it up as the defending champion at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., the 27-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., boasts a “beau of the ball” resume.

For 21 weeks in 2009, he was the world’s top-ranked amateur golfer. He qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where he made the cut, carding a 65 in the second round, the record for lowest by an amateur in that major’s history. The year before, he finished T2 individually at the World Amateur Team Championships, leading Canada to a ninth-place finish. This on the heels of winning the 2006 Canadian Junior and 2007 Canadian Amateur.



Duffy Waldorf Wins Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 23:05 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:57

Duffy WaldorfCanadian Press

NEWPORT BEACH, California (John Reger/AP) — Duffy Waldorf won the Toshiba Classic for his first Champions Tour title, birdieing the final hole for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke victory.

A day after matching the Newport Beach Country Club record with an 11-under 60, the 53-year-old former UCLA player had 10 birdies, five bogeys and only three pars in the final round.

“If you wanted to sum up my day, birdie-bogey-birdie, although I didn’t do it in that order, but I had two birdies to one bogey, I think, the whole day,” Waldorf said. “Way more nervous today because yesterday I was really right in the zone. ... Today I was jumpy.”

Waldorf finished with a tournament-record 20-under 193 total. He earned $270,000 to jump from 30th to 19th on the money list with $822,896 and easily qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The top 30 advanced to play next week at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.



Andy Mickelson Wins PGA Assistant Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:56 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:52

Andy MickelsonPORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (PGA of America) — Andy Mickelson did not see this coming.

That’s because Mickelson, who won the 39th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, by two shots over Adam Rainaud (14-under-par, 274) of South Hadley, Massachusetts, would not let himself see it.

“Shot to shot,” Mickelson’s steady mantra all week, rendered a 16-under, 272 total and his first National Championship victory, which came in his debut in this Championship.

Richard Terga (13-under-par, 275) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida finished third, while Shane Pearce of Anna, Texas finished 12-under, 276 in fourth.



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