Jim Furyk to be Named 2018 Ryder Cup Captain PDF Print E-mail



By Jason Bruno


Jan.6th, 2017, Palm Beach Gardens - Although it has yet to be officially

announced, our sources have confirmed that the PGA of America will

name Jim Furyk as the next USA Ryder Cup Captain early next week.

The 2018 matches will be held in Guyancourt, France (just outside of

Paris) at Le Golf National. No information on possible vice captains has

been made available at this time.


Jim Furyk was one of Davis Love III's vice captains at Hazeltine,

where Team USA regained Samuel Ryder's Cup in a decisive 17-11

victory. As a player on 9 teams, Furyk has played in 34 matches and

has a career Ryder Cup record of 10-20-4.



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Matsuyama Keeps on Rolling at Hero World Challenge PDF Print E-mail



Tiger Woods presents the winners trophy to Hideki Matsuyama at Albany Golf Club

New Providence, Bahamas - It was a much celebrated comeback for host Tiger

Woods after 466 days away from the game he dominated for so long, but the

hottest player on earth - Hideki Matsuyama continued his winning ways at the

Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Matsuyama shot final round 73 (to finish

at -18) and still finished two shots ahead of the Champion Golfer of the Year

Henrik Stenson who shot 68 at Albany Golf Club on Sunday to finish solo second.


Hideki has now won four of his last five worldwide events: winning the Japan

Open, a second at the CIMB Classic, he won the World Golf Championship -

HSBC in Shanghai, then the Taiheiyo Masters before taking on Tiger's elite

limited field this week at the Hero World Challenge.


Matsuyama was humble in victory, stating that he isn't the best Japanese

player of all time, insisting that Jumbo Ozaki will hold that distinction until

someone is able to reach the amount of wins Ozaki had: "Jumbo won a

hundred times, so unless I win a hundred times, I wouldn't be greater than



Matsuyama, who moved up to No.6 in the OWGR said starting tomorrow all

of his focus and preparation will now be geared towards the Masters.


Matt Kuchar (70), Rickie Fowler (69) and Dustin Johnson (71) finished tied

for third at -13.














Great Danes Win World Cup at Kingston Heath PDF Print E-mail


Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen celebrate after winning the World Cup of Golf

Melbourne, Australia - Team Denmark led by four heading into the final round of

the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf at the highly acclaimed Kingston Heath Golf

Club in Melbourne.


41 year old Soren Kjeldsen and 26 year old Thorbjorn Olesen forged a team of

unstoppable chemistry to hold off a stellar field. The only drama came after a

mediocre front nine by the leaders, and a blistering hot Team Sweden charged

to within a stroke after Alex Noren and David Lingmerth fired a final round 62

in the Best-Ball format. China and Team France had also made a run whittling

the lead to one as well, but Olesen caught fire with birdies on holes 13 thru 15

and another at the last to finish at 20 under par (268 total). The final round 66

was good enough for a four stroke win, the Dane's first World Cup Victory ever.

(In 2013, Team Denmark had their best previous finish when Olesen teamed with

Thomas Bjorn at Royal Melbourne to finish tied for third).


Thorbjorn Olesen seemed anything but surprised by his team's performance:

"Our mental strength is keeping calm and playing our own game. I wasn't too

worried, I thought the birdies would come on the back nine and they did,"

Olesen said.


Team China, France and the United States all finished tied for second at 16

under par. The home team, Australia finished at -11 tied with Ireland for

ninth place.



















Jordan Spieth Wins at Royal Sydney, Hughes Takes RSM PDF Print E-mail



Jordan Spieth hoists the trophy after winning his second Australian Open title

Sydney, Australia - At the Emirates Australian Open on Sunday, 54 hole leader Geoff Ogilvy

faltered (shooting a final round 73) opening the door for 2014 Champion Jordan Spieth. Spieth

birdied holes twelve, Thirteen, Sixteen and made remarkable par saves on the final two holes

of regulation (69) to reach 12 under par, just enough to take on Queenslander Cameron Smith

and Victoria's Ashley Hall (who each shot final round 66's) to reach the sudden death playoff

at Royal Sydney.


After a solid hybrid off the tee, and 9 iron onto the green, Spieth made the winning putt that

eluded him in last year's edition of the Emirates Australian Open. "I had a chance last year on

18 and didn't hit a great putt, and this time I had that same chance with a very similar putt

in the playoff and capitalized, so I drew back a little on that and said 'this is our time to close

this one out'."


Spieth who earlier called Sydney "probably my favorite city I've ever traveled to", has made

the Australian Open a priority on his golf calendar: "I've cut out a lot of overseas travel this

year, but we still came here, because that's how important this event is to us and I haven't

gone anywhere else."


After Spieth's maiden victory down under in 2014, he went on a tear winning 5 times in 2015

including the Masters and U.S Open at Chambers Bay.



Geoff Ogilvy      T4 -10

Aaron Baddeley  T4 -10

Adam Scott       T14 -6


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Mackenzie Hughes Wins Playoff at RSM Classic


St.Simons, Georgia - Canadian Mackenzie Hughes stood just off the back of the green on

the par 3 - 17th hole early Monday at Sea Island's Seaside course - the third hole of a

sudden death playoff at the 2016 RSM Classic. Facing an 18ft putt for a must make par

(or so we all thought - with the three other competitors each facing par putts as well),

Hughes drained his putt, gave a hearty fist pump and watched as Camilo Villegas, Blayne

Barber and Henrik Norlander all missed their par attempts. Suddenly a dream was realized

- Mackenzie Hughes is now a winner on the PGA Tour.


“If I don’t make the putt, I’m probably done,” Hughes said. “I needed to flip things around.

Everybody had some work left (for par). If I make mine first, it makes everybody’s job

harder. “About a foot from the hole, I knew it was right in the heart. It was such a good



Billy Horschel was the fifth player at 17 under par, but was knocked out of the playoff

after a bogey on the first extra hole on Sunday.














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