Rory McIlroy celebrated winning the DP World Tour Championship and the Race To Dubai on Sunday
Dubai - By the fifteenth tee on Sunday at Jumierah Golf Estates, Rory McIlroy had seized the lead
of the DP World Tour Championship. After making birdie at the sixteenth, the lead was two. On the
par 3 seventeenth his tee shot was long and found the water hazard. After hitting his approach from
the drop zone, the 26 year old Ulsterman faced a 25 ft uphill putt to keep a one shot lead heading
into the last. As the putt climbed the hill, McIlroy raised his putter as if he knew its fate . . . indeed
he did. It was center cut, and he strode to the last as if he'd just added to his lead instead of stewing
over the bogey (perhaps taking a page out of Jordan Spieth's book - Sometimes in Championship golf
it's more about keeping momentum and limiting the damage than it is about perfect shots and style
In the end, the putt on the seventeenth proved to be the difference. McIlroy's final round 66 and 21
under par - 267 total score was enough for his third win of 2015 on the European Tour (eight top 10's
in twelve starts) and was his second at the DP World Tour Championship since it's inception in 2009.
"It means an awful lot, I had to play so well all weekend. Dubai has been a pretty sweet place for me."
Andy Sullivan who was attempting to go wire to wire week in Dubai, finished second and jumped from
21st to 8th in the final standings.
The official starter for the European Tour, Open Championship and Ryder Cup - Ivor Robson has retired
after over 40 years at the post. Farewell to the best in the biz . . .
Kisner Gets First win at Sea Island
Kevin Kisner breaks through at Sea Island
St.Simon's Island, Georgia - Kevin Kisner who contended on leaderboards throughout the 2015
season (but remained winless), was once again looking to notch his first Victory. In fact, the
University of Georgia product was leading by the three heading into Sunday's final round on Sea
Island's Seaside Course.
The 31 year old from South Carolina was so dominant over the weekend, that after posting his
third round 64, he posted 30 on the front nine Sunday (doubling his lead) . . . and cruised in with
another 64 - finishing at 22 under par, shattering the tournament record and six stroke victory
over Kevin Chappel (and seven over Graeme McDowell).
Earlier in the season, Kisner lost in playoffs at Hilton Head, TPC Sawgrass (The Players), and at
the Greenbrier. Just two weeks ago, he finished runner up in Shanghai at the HSBC Champions.
"I've just been playing so well all year," Kisner said. "I knew one day it was going to happen when
I was going to make all the putts. I did it on the front nine."