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Monty Looking to Follow Langer at Sunningdale

Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 06:31 Friday, 15 May 2015 06:24

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie will draw on Bernhard Langer’s achievements for inspiration when he heads to the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Sunningdale this summer, where he hopes to add a Senior Open trophy to his illustrious CV.

Montgomerie was runner-up behind Langer in last year’s Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl, finishing some 13 shots behind his rival despite entering the week as the favourite, having made a stunning start to his first full season on the over-50s circuit.



Jiménez Ready to Fight for Title Defence

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:12 Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:06

Miguel Angel JiménezBARCELONA, Spain — Miguel Angel Jiménez is looking forward to defending his Open de España title at Real Club de Golf El Prat this week – and has vowed to fight tooth and nail to retain his national Open.

The 51 year old Spaniard extended his own record as The European Tour’s oldest winner at PGA Catalunya Resort last year – striking lucky on home soil at the 27th time of asking and 31 years after his tournament debut.

“It’s a nice feeling that you win the Open of your country – I believe every player wants to do that,” said Jiménez.



Season’s First Senior Major Heads to Nicklaus-Designed Shoal Creek

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 23:52 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 23:40

Shoal CreekBIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Regions Tradition, the first major championship of the season on the Champions Tour, makes its way back to Jack Nicklaus-designed Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala., this week, where 81 of the biggest names in senior golf will compete for $2.3 million in prize money.

Shoal Creek, which opened for play in 1977 and represents the Golden Bear’s first solo design work in the United States, has stood the test of time as a championship venue, having previously hosted two PGA Championships in 1984 and 1990, along with the 1986 U.S. Amateur, the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur, and the Regions Tradition since 2011. Coming up in 2018, the course has been tapped to host the U.S. Women’s Open Championship.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:05 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:49

Wells Fargo ChampionshipCanadian Press

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Site: Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,562 yards, par 72).

Purse: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1,278,000



Florida Teens Griffin/Yang are Medalists in Inaugural Women’s Four-Ball

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:42 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:36

Kendall Griffin and Athena YangBANDON, Oregon (Vanessa Zink/USGA) — Athena Yang and Kendall Griffin returned a two-day score of 66-67–133 to become the first stroke-play medalists of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, held on the par-72 Pacific Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The teens posted six birdies and one bogey on Sunday to finish one stroke ahead of Robynn Ree and Hannah O’Sullivan, who shared the top spot on the leader board with Yang and Griffin following yesterday’s first round.

Yang, 17, of Winter Haven, Fla., and Griffin, 16, of Sebring, Fla., went to the par-5 18th hole with a one-stroke lead and secured their spot in the history books when Yang made par. This is the first time either player has competed in a USGA championship.

“It feels amazing to make history as the first medalists,” said Griffin. “Coming into the first day, we just wanted to make the cut – that was our first goal. Now we’re just thinking about taking one fairway at a time.”



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