In a mad final day scramble, England's Chris Wood notched the crown at the BMW PGA Championship with a 9-under 279, edging Sweden's Rikard Karlberg by a single stroke. Karlberg's closing round 65 made things intense, highlighted by his ace on No. 2 that parlayed into a 5-under front nine. But his bogey on No. … Continue reading Chris Wood Chops Down BMW Title
Rory McIlroy scored his first win of 2016, a three-stroke victory at the Irish Open that gives him 11 professional wins in the last 2-1/2 years. McIlroy fired a 67-70-70-69 - 276 to finish 12-under, three strokes ahead of Wales' Bradley Dredge and Scotland's Russell Knox. The three-stroke margin of victory was deceiving. McIlroy saw … Continue reading McIlroy Scores Win at Irish Open
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.
Danny Willett's win at Augusta National last week might have been the first by a UK native in twenty years, but it continues a recent trend that has been seen just one other time in the eight-decade history of The Masters: Equality between the Americans and their foreign invaders. In the 10 years since 2007, … Continue reading Willett’s Win Continues Euro Equality at Masters
Masters champion Danny Willett cracked the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time on Sunday, rising three spots from No. 12 to No. 9. Not bad for a guy who was barely inside the top 20 to start 2016. Jason Day retained the top spot in the rankings ahead of … Continue reading Danny Willett Rises to No. 9
The due date of his son Zachariah - April 10, 2016 - meant one thing all those months ago to the UK's Danny Willett: He would have to skip the 2016 Masters. But when his wife gave birth early - 11 days to be exact - Willett decided to go ahead and travel across the … Continue reading Danny Willett Wins 2016 Masters Title
With his tie for third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship last weekend, the UK's Danny Willett is back in a familiar spot in the Race to Dubai standings - No. 1. With his busy schedule and consistent excellence, Willett has been near the top of the charts in the Final Series point accumulation for much of … Continue reading Race to Dubai / FedEx Cup Standings – March 9 Update