David Howell Wins Dunhill Links At St.Andrews PDF Print E-mail


Davis Howell celebrates at St.Andrews

St.Andrews, Scotland - England's David Howell hadn't won in over seven years (2006 BMW

Championship), but Sunday at the "Home of Golf", he stared down one the most talented young

players in the world and came out on top. Howell drained an eight foot birdie putt on the 2nd

hole of a sudden death playoff against American Peter Uihlein to capture the Alfred Dunhill Links

Championship. Uihlein, who nearly shot 59 on Friday at Kingsbarns (he shot 60 when his eagle

attempt at the last just missed by inches), seemed destined to win but a short miss on the 16th

green, and a missed 20 footer on the final hole of regulation were the ones that he'll look back

on as missed opportunities. Howell shot 67 Sunday for a total of 23 under par, while Uihlein shot

69 in the final round in regulation play.

Howell now 38, savored the moment: "It's been a long time coming. I'm hoping this is going to be

huge for me in many ways, because I have had so many chances to win and haven't been able to

do it. All week I was nervous, I can't explain why. We all know it's a big week and we've all got lots

to play for, but today I found a little more inner strength. I still struggled a little bit to get the pace

on the greens under the intense pressure and all in all, I was pleased with how I stayed in control

and kept controlling my swing and holed the ones that I had to right at the end. It's been an interesting

seven years. I lost my way in life and on the course as well, but now things are really good at the

moment and I'm in a really happy place."

Tom Lewis shot 64 on Sunday and finished tied for third with Irishman Shane Lowry (68) at 22 under par.

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Stenson Goes Wire to Wire - Takes Tour Championship, Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail


Henrik Stenson ran the table at East Lake



Atlanta - Henrik Stenson continued his ascent among the elite in professional golf, this time around

impressively winning the Tour Championship by Coca Cola at East Lake. The Swede started out with

an opening 64 and never looked back - winning wire to wire. Stenson's closing 68 was good enough

for 13 under par and a three stroke victory over Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.


Stenson looked back afterwards: "Since the Scottish Open, it's been just an incredible run," he

said. "I'm speechless. It was a tough day out there. To hang in there the way I did, I'm really

satisfied. ... It hasn't quite sunk in yet. I had to fight hard mentally to keep all this aside, and I

managed to do that. It's going to feel better as the week goes on. I'm pretty sure about that."


World #1 Tiger Woods, who led the Fedex Cup for most of the season finished second in the

standings after his 67 on Sunday. Woods T22nd place was his worst showing at East Lake.

In four weeks Stenson will return to the European Tour in an attempt to be the first to winner

of both the Fedex Cup and Race To Dubai in the same season.


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Zach Johnson Wins BMW, Petterson Takes Evian PDF Print E-mail


Zach Johnson clinches the Win.



Lake Forest, Ill - On a Monday finish, Zach Johnson shot a 6 under par 65 and took the

BMW Championship title by two strokes (finishing at -16). On a soggy Conway Farms track,

Johnson finished birdie-birdie to cap off the victory and move up to #4 in the race for the

Fedex Cup. Nick Watney, who carded a final round 64, finished solo 2nd and earned his way

into the Tour Championship by Coca Cola next week in Atlanta.

54 hole leader Jim Furyk once again failed to convert a win when leading after three rounds.

Furyk's even par 71 was the sixth straight time he hasn't won when atleast sharing the lead

entering the final round. On Friday, Furyk became the sixth man in PGA Tour history to shoot 59.

Chicago resident and Conway Farms member Luke Donald shot 66 to also earn his way to Atlanta.

Lee Westwood and Harris English were eliminated by Watney and Donald. Tiger Woods enters the

finale at East Lake atop the point standings.


Evian-Les-Bains, France - At the LPGA's fifth major, Suzann Pettersen shot 66-69-68 (-10)

to beat a pair of teenagers: Lydia Ko by two shots at -8, and Lexi Thompson at -6.

The event had to be shortened to 54 holes because of inclement weather. The win was

Pettersen's second major championship of her career, and the 13th career victory for the 32

year old Norwegian.

"This is a dream come true," Pettersen said. "This was by far on my bucket list to win the Evian

Championship now that it's become a major, but also, they have such a good supporter of this.

This is my twelfth or thirteenth time here. This was good timing to win this tournament.


USA Wins Walker Cup At National Golf Links Of America PDF Print E-mail


Team USA celebrates their victory at National Golf Links of America



Southampton, N.Y - Team USA put together a dominating performance at the

original venue of the first Walker Cup, winning 17-9 over the team from Great

Britain & Ireland. National Golf Links of America hosted the first match between

amateurs in 1922.

Although the teams are greatly comprised of college golfers, ironically it was the

two Mid Amateurs from Team USA that clinched the Cup, 45 year old Tom White

(won point 13) and 4 time U.S Mid Am Champion Nathan Smith, who beat Nathan

Kimsey of England 4&3 to gain the 14th point to win back the Cup. Smith was on

the 2011 squad with Captain Jim Holtgrieve that lost at Royal Aberdeen.


“This ranks at the top of the list,” said Smith, a four-time U.S. Mid Amateur

champion who was making his third Walker Cup appearance. “I never wanted

a point so much in my life. This [Match] means the most. I’m happy for Jim.

Nobody loves the game of golf and put more hard work into a team than him.”

“It’s something I have been wanting for a long, long time, particularly after we

lost in 2011,” said USA Captain Jim Holtgrieve. “I was hoping I would get a mulligan

for ‘13 and when I knew it was going to be at National Golf Links, which is where it

all started, I wanted so bad to come here. Yes. I wanted to win but I wanted to do

something good for golf and this, to me, was truly good for golf.”

C.B Macdonald designed National Golf Links of America, which opened in 1911. Known

as the "Father of American Golf Architecture", Macdonald built Chicago Golf Club (the

first 18 hole course in the U.S) and was the winner of the first U.S Amateur

Championship in 1895. Charles Blair Macdonald attended school in St.Andrews,

Scotland in the 1870's.

The 2015 Walker Cup will be played at Royal Lytham & St.Annes.


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