Fabrizio Zanotti Rides Hot Hand to Maybank Title

There was no breaking of the dry spell for Masters champion Danny Willett, who instead saw Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti race past him and the rest of the field to win the Maybank Championship, his second career title. Zanotti eagled the 18th hole to shoot a dazzling 63, finishing 19-under par. The dramatic shot saw him … Continue reading Fabrizio Zanotti Rides Hot Hand to Maybank Title

Danny Willett Takes Command at Maybank

Englishman Danny Willett has a three-stroke lead entering the final round of play at the Maybank Championship in Kualu Lumpur. Willett is after his first title since winning The Masters last April.  He shot 67 on Friday and Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over American David Lipsky and France's Alexander Levy. "It was up … Continue reading Danny Willett Takes Command at Maybank

Bad Back Knocks Willett Out Of World Cup

Masters champion Danny Willett won't represent England in the World Cup of Golf, citing ongoing back problems. It's entirely likely that Willett is as concerned about the flight from England to Melbourne, Australia, as he is with aggravating the injury in the tournament. It was really looking forward to playing the World Cup with Lee … Continue reading Bad Back Knocks Willett Out Of World Cup

US Open Rain Delay Leaves Round Unfinished, Players Mad

Three rain delays, the fall-out of the worst which angered several players, led to a suspension of play at the US Open in Pennsylvania on Thursday, with only nine players having completed the first round. Agitation came early from a number of golfers on the course when rain first caused a 79-minute delay. Because they … Continue reading US Open Rain Delay Leaves Round Unfinished, Players Mad

FedEx Cup / Race to Dubai Updates

FedEx Cup Standings The top two players in the FedEx Cup standings continue to be two from outside the US borders for the week of April 18, Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day. Scott leads the chase with 1,731 points through nine events. He’s won twice and finished in the top 10 four times. World No. 1 Day has also won twice and has four Top 10 finishes. He has 1,340 points, trailing Scott by 391 points. 2015 FedEx Cup Champion Jordan Spieth is currently sixth in the standings with 1,132 points through nine events. Day finished second behind Spieth a year ago. Winning the RBC Heritage Classic last Sunday moved South Africa’s Branden Grace into the top 20 of the standings at 19th with 790 points. Prior to the victory, his first on the PGA Tour, Grace was tied for 90th in the standings. The top 125 players in the final standings qualify for the four-tournament post-season challenge with elevated points and prize money. Race to Dubai Standings Masters champion Danny Willett maintained his comfortable lead in the Race to Dubai standings this week, with more than 2.74 million points, more than a million ahead of his closest competitor. Willett finished second in the Race to Dubai standings last year to eventual chmpion Rory McIlroy, who has won the title twice. McIlroy is currently fourth with 1.321 million points in five events. He is one of five players to have broken the 1-million point threshold, along with Louis Oosthuizen (1.548 million), Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.33 million), and Henrik Stenson (1.045 million). Willett’s lead will likely last a while unless one of those four other players wins the US Open in June. The top 60 players in total points qualify for the Final Series, a four-week series of tournaments with escalating prizes. Sweden’s David Lingmerth is currently the man on the hot seat at No. 60 with 132,767 points.