2016 - WEEK 40  Sep 26 - Oct 2

               WEEK 40 WORLDWIDE SCHEDULE 

                         PROFESSIONAL GOLF 2016
                           THE COMPLETE MEDIA, FAN & FANTASY GUIDE
         458 PAGES OF RESULTS, PROFILES & FORECASTS - 9 TOURS, 600 PLAYERS

                             WORLDWIDE LEADERBOARDS  

          PGA TOUR       EUROPEAN TOUR       JAPAN TOUR       SUNSHINE TOUR      

       ASIAN TOUR       AUSTRALASIAN TOUR       ONEASIA       CHAMPIONS TOUR

                      LPGA TOUR       LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR       JLPGA TOUR

Week 29 Results

PGA Tour  - The Open Championship  -  Zach Johnson  (271)
PGA Tour  - Barbasol Championship  -  Scott Piercy  (265)
LPGA Tour  - Marathon Classic  -  Chella Choi  (270)
JLPGA Tour  - Samantha Tabitha Girls  -  Yoko Maeda  (208)
Web.com Tour  - Stonebrae Classic  - Si Woo Kim  (268)
E Challenge Tour  - Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana  -  Rhys Davies  (262)
PGA Tour Canada  - Staal Foundation Open  -   J.J. Spaun  (270)
Symetra Tour  - Toyota Danielle Downey Classic  -  Annie Park  (272)

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Week 28 Results

PGA Tour - John Deere Classic  -  Jordan Spieth  (264)
European Tour - Scottish Open  -  Rickie Fowler  (268)
Japan Tour - Musee Platinum Open  -  Kyung-Tae Kim  (264)
LPGA Tour - U.S. Women's Open  -  In Gee Chun  (272)
Champions Tour - Encompass Championship  -  Jerry Smith  (200)
Euro Senior Tour - WinstonGolf Senior Open -  Pedro Linhart  (200)
Web.com Tour - Albertson's Boise Open  -  Martin Piller  (256)
E Challenge Tour - D+D Real Slovakia Challenge  -  Borja Virto Astudillo  (271)
PGA Tour Canada - Player's Cup -  Cheng-Tsung Pan  (269)

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Week 27 Results

PGA Tour - Greenbrier Classic  -  Danny Lee  (267)
European Tour - Alstom Open de France - Bernd Wiesberger  (271)
Japan Tour - Sega Sammy Cup  -  Hiroshi Iwata  (272)
LET - ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters -  Beth Allen  (276)
Euro Senior Tour - Swiss Senior Open  -  Gordon Manson  (196)
Web.com Tour - Nova Scotia Open  -  Abraham Ancer  (271)
E Challenge Tour - Aegean Airlines Challenge  - Ricardo Gouveia  (269)
PGA Tour Canada - SIGA Dakota Dunes Open - Michael Letzig  (272)
Symetra Tour - Tullymore Classic  -  Daniela Iacobelli  (200)

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Week 26 Results

PGA Tour - Travelers Championship  -   Bubba Watson  (264)
European Tour - BMW International Open  -  Pablo Larrazabal  (271)
Japan Tour - ISPS Handa Global Cup  -  Toshinori Muto  (270)
LPGA Tour - Walmart NW Arkansas Championship  -  Na Yeon Choi  (198)
JLPGA Tour - Earth Mondamin Cup  -  Bo-Mee Lee  (274)
Champions Tour - U.S. Senior Open  -  Jeff Maggert  (270)
Euro Senior Tour - See Champions Tour (Above)
Web.com Tour - Air Capital Classic  -  Rob Oppenheim  (267)
E Challenge Tour - SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge  -  Jack Senior  (268)
PGA Tour Canada - Syncrude Boreal Open  -  Kevin Spooner  (272)
Symetra Tour - Island Resort Championship  -  Dani Holmqvist  (206)

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Week 25 Results

PGA Tour - U.S. Open  -  Jordan Spieth  (275)
Asian Tour - Queen's Cup  -  Prayad Marksaeng  (270)
LET - Deloitte Ladies Open  -  Cristel Boeljon  (209)
JLPGA Tour - Nichirei Ladies  -  Jiyai Shin  (205)
E Challenge Tour - Najeti Open  -  Sebastien Gros  (270)
Symetra Tour - Four Winds Invitational  -  Brooke Henderson  (206)

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 11:33AM by Registered CommenterDaniel | Comments Off

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Playing against a somewhat light field in the week before a West Coast U.S. Open, 36-year-old Argentine veteran Fabian Gomez broke through for his maiden vicory on the PGA Tour, cruising home to a three-shot triumph at the FedEx St Jude Classic, in Memphis.  Gomez, who began the week ranked 288th in the world, opened with rounds of 66-68 to trail halfway leader Brooks Koepka by three before carding six birdies en route to a Saturday 67 which left him tied atop the board with England’s Greg Owen.  A similarly long shot, Owen had begun the week ranked 342nd, but opened with a bogey-free 64, then backed it up with rounds of 70-67 to find himself in Sunday’s final pairing.  But the 43-year-old Owen could do no better than a 70 on Sunday, and with few of the pair’s nearest pursuers mounting charges of their own, Gomez was left to move methodically away from the field as he turned in 34, then added birdies at the 11th, 16th and 18th to card a closing 66 and a relatively easy victory.  Owen held on for second while notable among those tying for third was Phil Mickelson, who recorded eight birdies during a Sunday 65 in his final tune-up prio to Chambers Bay............Twenty-seven-year-old Englishman Chris Wood began the final round of the Lyoness Open five shots behind a hot Gregory Bourdy but by day’s end, he found himself standing in the European Tour’s winner’s circle for the second time.  Of course, one generally needs a bit of help to overcome that sort of Sunday margin and in this regard, the 32-year-old Bourdy was most obliging.  Of course, he’d begun the week in the strongest of form, opening with rounds of 65-67-69 to stand two ahead of Rafael Cabrera-Bello and five up on Wood, and he even began the final round by birdieing the 506-yard opener.  But a double-bogey immediately followed at the 202-yard 2nd and it was all downhill from there, with five more bogeys piled onto to the card for a closing 78, and a tie for sixth.  This might well have cleared the stage for Cabrera-Bello, who initially played steady golf before stumbling with three straight bogeys through the turn; he eventually posted a 72 and took solo second.  All of which provided the 6’5” Wood with an opportunity, and he duly pounced on it, birdieing three of his first six holes to turn in 33, then carding clutch birdies at the 15th and 16th to pull away to a two-shot victory............In the first of two Japan Tour events played on mainland Asia, South Korean Kyung-Tae Kim recorded his first victory since 2012 by capturing the Thailand Open in Chonburi, 35 miles outside of Bangkok.  Kim began the week with a less-than-inspiring 71 (which left him six shots behind countryman Hyung-Sung Kim’s lead) but rebounded strongly on Friday with a 64, good enough to tie homestanding Hazz Jannewattanond for the halfway lead.  Australian Josh Younger then carded a 64 of his own on Saturday to move one ahead of Kim (who shot 67) through 54 holes, but when Younger slipped to a 73 on Sunday, the event boiled down to a two-horse race between Kim and another South Korean, Jeung-Hun Wang.  Wang launched himself into contention by turning in 30 before eventually birdieing the par 3 16th to catch Kim on 19 under par.  Kim then responded with clutch birdie at the par-4 17th, then added another at the 433-yard closer – which, combined with Wang’s closing bogey, made the margin of victory two.

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Week 24 Results

PGA Tour - FedEx St Jude Classic  -  Fabian Gomez  (267)
European Tour - Lyoness Oppen  -  Chris Wood  (273)
Japan Tour - Thailand Open  -  Kyung-Tae Kim  (267)
OneAsia Tour - See Japan Tour (Above)
LPGA Tour - KPMG Women's PGA Championship  -  Inbee Park  (273)
JLPGA Tour - Suntory Ladies Open  -  Misuzu Narita  (272)
Champions Tour - Constellation Sr Players Championship  -  Bernhard Langer  (265)
Euro Senior Tour - ISPS Handa Newcastle PGA Seniors  -  Peter Fowler  (272)
Web.com Tour - Rust-Oleum Championship  -  Shane Bertsch  (266)
E Challenge Tour - KPMG Trophy  -  Jamie McLeary  (275)
Symetra Tour - Decatur-Forsyth Classic  -  Jimin Kang  (64 - Unofficial, due to weather)

Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:26AM by Registered CommenterDaniel | Comments Off

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Celebrating both his father’s birthday and his parents’ anniversary in style, Sweden’s David Lingmerth broke through for his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial Tournament, beating Justin Rose on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.  While the 27-year-old Lingmerth was the tournament’s 36-hole leader following weekday rounds of 67-65, he began the finale well behind 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, who’d opened 68-67 before posting a strong Saturday 66 to lead both Lingmerth and Italy’s Francesco Molinari by three.  As Sunday play unfolded, a scare was put into the field by world number two Jordan Spieth, who began the day nine shots in arrears before uncorking a seven-under-par 65 that included an eagle at the par-5 15th and a necessary birdie at the last – but in the end, his noble run would come up two shy.  Among the primary contenders, Molinari hung in nicely, remaining tied for the lead through 15 holes before a watery double-bogey at the 16th ultimately left him tied with Spieth.  This left the stage to Lingmerth and Rose, and it initially appeared that the Swede might win in regulation when Rose (who ultimately closed with 72) shanked his second out of a fairway bunker at the 18th.  A splendid up-and-down earned him a tie on 273, however, and Rose nearly won on the first extra hole upon holing a 25-footer for par.  But Lingmerth matched it from 10 feet before eventually closing things out with a par at the third extra hole…………Completing a comeback from 2014 wrist problems that had rendered him largely unable to play, Sweden’s Alex Noren scored a popular homestanding victory, claiming the Nordea Masters for the second time with a four-shot victory at PGA Sweden National in Malmo.  Playing in windy conditions throughout the week, Noren opened with rounds of 70-68 to stand three strokes off the halfway lead, yet was largely an afterthought as the leaders were Jens Dantorp and 18-year-old Swedish amateur Marcus Kinhult, a strong international prospect who surprised nearly everyone by opening with rounds of 67-68.  A Saturday 77 would send the teenager tumbling towards an eventual tie for 33rd, however, leaving the top of the board to be occupied by Noren, who birdied four of his first five holes en route to a 67 which stood him two clear of Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer and three ahead of Dantorp and one more Swede, Sebastian Soderberg.  Noren’s closing round was then a fairly comfortable endeavor, for with Kieffer (75), Dantorp (74) and Soderberg (74) all backsliding, he started out birdie-bogey, then rattled off 125 straight pars before a birdie at the 601-yard finisher pushed the margin of victory to four.  Second place was taken by resurgent  Dane Soren Kjeldsen (who backed up his surprise victory at the Irish Open with another impressive showing) while third was shared by Kieffer, Dantorp, Soderberg and France’s Alexander Levy, who closed with 71…………Chinese star Wen-Chong Liang recorded his maiden victory in Japan at the Japan Golf Tour Championship, running away to a five-shot victory that might well have been even larger but for as nondescript final nine.  The 36-year-old Liang’s dominance was reflected in the fact that he won wire-to-wire, initially taking a one-stroke Thursday lead over a quartet of players with an opening 67, then maintaining that margin (over South Korean Young-Han Song) via a Friday 68 that was marred only by a double-bogey at the par-4 17th.  But it was on Saturday that Liang really took control, posting seven birdies en route to a 65 that left him five ahead of Australian Brad Kennedy and  six up on both Song and Japan’s Ryutaro Nagano.  Sunday, then, was a day on which he controlled his own destiny and control it he did, birdieing three of his first six holes to charge far out in front, allowing bogeys at the 12th and 17th to be of little consequence………… Battling gusting winds as he came down the homestretch, 29-year-old Justin Harding birdied the short par-5 18th hole twice – the first in regulation, then as the first hole of sudden death – to catch, then defeat, Vaughn Groenewald at the Vodacom Origins of Golf event, at Langebaan.  A former U.S. collegiate start at Lamar University, Harding opened the 54-hole event with a steady 72, then carded a six-birdie, two-bogey 68 which lifted him to within one of the 36-hole leaders, Andrew Curlewis and little-known Englishman Henry Featherstone.  Curlewis would fall into a tie for seventh with a 73 during the Saturday finale while Featherstone would hang around, closing with a 70 that left him one shy of the playoff.  Groenewald, meanwhile, came out of left field, opening with 73-69, then bogeying his first hole on Saturday before turning things around to card a stellar 66 – but he would, alas, come up one shy in the playoff.

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Week 23 Results

PGA Tour - Memorial Tournament  -  David Lingmerth  (273)
European Tour - Nordea Masters  -  Alex Noren  (276)
Japan Tour - JGT Championship -  Wen-Chong Liang  (270)
Sunshine Tour - Vodacom Origins of Golf  -  Justin Harding  (208)
LPGA Tour - Manulife LPGA Classic  -  Suzann Pettersen  (266)
JLPGA Tour - Yonex Ladies  -  Shiho Oyama  (206)
Champions Tour - Principal Charity Classic  -  Mark Calcavecchia  (204)
Euro Senior Tour - Acorn Jersey Open  -  Peter Fowler  (209)
Web.com Tour - Greater Dallas Open  -  Tyler Aldridge  (265)
E Challenge Tour - Swiss Challenge  -  Daniel Im  (273)
LatinoAmerica - Dominican Republic Open  -  Rodolfo Cazaubon  (278)
PGA Tour Canada - Bayview Place Island Savings Open  -  Albin Choi  (265)
Symetra Tour - FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship  -  Madeleine Sheils  (206)

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In a week which saw so much rain that the TPC Four Season Resort’s par-4 14th hole had to be converted to a par 3 of barely 100 yards for the final three rounds, Australian Steven Bowditch won for the second time on the PGA Tour, cruising home to a four-shot triumph at the AT&T Byron Nelson.  Bowditch, an area resident who was married in the resort’s hotel, was a wire-to-wire winner, initially taking control on Thursday when he carded a bogey-free eight-under-par 62 on the full par-70 layout.  But five inches of overnight rain - added to the region’s already downpour-softened ground - changed the complexion of the event, with par being reduced to 69 (the Tour’s first sub-70 par in more than 30 years) and Friday’s second round ultimately not being completed until early Saturday morning.  Bowditch, for his part, played up-and-down golf on Friday, carding a seven-birdie, six-bogey 68 before settling into a much steadier 65 on Saturday that saw him take a two-shot lead over a quintet of pursuers into the sunny and dry finale.  And while two early bogeys might well have derailed his Sunday momentum, the long-hitting Bowditch bounced back with birdies at the 6th and the 8th before marching home in four-under-par 30, the resulting 64 allowing him to win going away............Hosted by world number one Rory McIlroy, and played in Northern Ireland at one of the world’s truly great links, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open was intended to be a showcase for McIlroy, as well as several top-shelf international stars that his involvement helped to draw.  Instead, with capricious Irish weather greatly affecting play, McIlroy opened with an 80 and was gone by Friday evening, opening the stage for a dramatic finish in which 40-year-old Dane Soren Kjeldsen ended a six-year victory drought to claim his fourth career European Tour title.  Kjeldsen went steadily about his business early on, posting opening rounds of 69-70 before carding six birdies over his first 13 holes on Saturday.  A pair of closing bogeys saw him home in 67, however, but still good enough to take a two-shot lead into Sunday’s finale.  That lead lasted exactly one hole (Kjeldsen bogeying the par-5 1st while playing partner Max Kieffer birdied it), and Kjeldsen then bogeyed the 2nd and double-bogeyed the 8th to turn in in 39.  But with heavy wind and rain buffeting the legendary Royal County Down links, only Eddie Pepperell (69) among the challengers could mount a serious charge.  A three-putt bogey at the 17th dropped Kjledsen into a tie with Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger, and when he couldn’t birdie the par-5 18t h, it was off to a sudden death.  And sudden it was, as Kjeldsen this time reached the 18th green with a fine 3 wood second, then two-putted for birdie to linch the title.  In addition to Kjeldsen, Pepperell and Tyrell Hatton also earned sopts in July’s Open as top 10 finishers here not already exempt............Forty-six-year-old Taichi Teshima claimed his eighth career Japan Golf Tour victory at the Mizuno Open, and in the process secured a birth in July’s upcoming Open Championship at St Andrews.  Teshima opened his week with steady rounds of 69-69 before moving rapidly up the board with a run of five straight birdies to close out his front nine on Saturday.  Later birdies at the 16th and 17th brought him home in  66, good enouh to tie him with Australian Scott Strange for the 54 hole lead.  Strange would play mostly steady golf on Sunday, standing two under par through 10 holes before a double-bogey at the 12th cooled his momentum.  Teshima, meanwhile, turned in 33 before adding birdies at both the 10th and 11th, opening up a lead big enough to easily withstand bogeys at the 13th and 16th.  Strange, Shinji Tomimura and Tadahiro Takayama joined Teshima in earning Open Championship berths, all  as top 10 finishers not already exempt............Forty-seven-year-old Mardan Mamat of Singapore won his fifth career Asian Tour title, leading wire-to-wire in claiming the inaugural Bangladesh Open, in Dhaka.  Mamat carded six birdies during an opening 66 that tied him for the lead with American Casey O’Toole, then backed that up with a 67, which left him one ahead of Spain’s Carlos Pigem and two up on Finland’s Janne Kaske and Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand.  These three pursuers all failed to break 70 on Saturday, allowing Mamat to expand his lead to three despite carding his worst round thus far (a 68) – and it was only that close because little-known Khalin Joshi of India fired a smart 65 to move within reach.  Mamat bogeyed the par-4 3rd hole on Sunday but left little to doubt thereafter, bouncing back with birdies at the 5th and 6th, then making one more birdie (at the par-3 12th) on his way to a 69, which was good enough to win by two.

 

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