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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 05:49 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 05:35
Nacho Elvira has been named as the Graduate of the Year by the European Tour after a breakthrough 2016 season saw him finish 44th in the Race to Dubai, six places ahead of nearest rival Brandon Stone.
The award follows the announcement of Jeunghun Wang as Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year and Elvira follows Byeong Hun An and Brooks Koepka as recent recipients of the prestigious prize.
The Graduate of the Year is awarded to the best-performing player to have graduated from the European Challenge Tour the previous season and while Stone led the way for much of 2016, it was the Spaniard’s strong finish to the season that sealed his victory.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 05:58 Monday, 28 November 2016 05:39
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson won the Race to Dubai title for the second time in four years, and Matthew Fitzpatrick claimed the biggest victory of his short career at the World Tour Championship.
Fourth-ranked Stenson shot 7-under 65 in the final round on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates to stay ahead of his rivals in the year-long race. The Swede earned a bonus of $1.25 million as the European Tour’s top player.
The 40-year-old Stenson, who also won the Race to Dubai in 2013, ended Sunday on 12-under 276 in a four-way tie for ninth, which included Rory McIlroy (65).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 04:01 Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:49
PHOENIX, Arizona — The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) was pleased to have a couple of young Canadian stars in Max Domi from the NHL's Arizona Coyotes and MJT alumnus Adam Cornelson from the Web.com Tour, on hand to present awards at the MJT Boston Pizza National Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, highlighting the end of a very successful final tournament on Canada's number-one played junior golf tour this past weekend in Phoenix, AZ.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:48 Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:39
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Jordan Spieth feels fresh and healthy after a six-week break, and is ready to add another Australian Open crown to his collection of titles.
The No. 5 won the Australian Open by six shots in 2014, becoming the first American in 20 years to win the tournament, and finished tied for second with Adam Scott last year.
Spieth hasn’t played a competitive round since helping the United States regain the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on the first weekend of October.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:24 Tuesday, 15 November 2016 19:19
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is resigned to losing his Race to Dubai crown, but his motivation is to successfully defend his DP World Tour Championship title and move one step closer to regaining the world No. 1 ranking.
McIlroy could have replaced Jason Day atop the rankings by winning the European Tour’s season-ending tournament, but Russell Knox’s decision to withdraw last week reduced the strength of the field and lowered the number of points available.
If Knox, ranked No. 18, had remained in the field, the winner of the tournament would have gained 54 points - enough for McIlroy to surpass Day. Instead, the winner will earn just 52 points, leaving McIlroy short even with a victory.
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