I trust everyone is gearing up for a fantastic weekend. Today we’re going to start with some news about one of the most well-known faces in Golf.
Tiger Woods will end the season without a single PGA Tour win for the first time ever in his career. It has not been a good year for Woods; recently there’s been news that Tiger Woods agents was so concerned about another book about Tiger that he all but offered the new author of a book about Tiger’s relationship with his father that he all but offered money to make it go away.
But there might be hope for Tiger in the future; even though it took Lee Westwood 16 years to become number 1, he says has no great expectation of staying in the forefront position. Woods is closely behind him, followed by Martin Kaymer vying for the top spot. But of greater concern than his competition is a calf injury that affects his ankle, which has been keeping him out of action since July. We hope for a speedy recovery.
Fred Couples, a 50-year old who just finished his rookie year on the Champion Tour has said that his is finished as a competitive player on the PGA Tour. A laid-back fan favourite, Couples has said that although he may be finished as a competitive player, he still might play a couple of PGA Tour events.
South Korea’s LPGA Tour player Jiya Shin shot a 6 under 66 at the Mizuno Classic, taking a two stroke lead over American Stacy Lewis. Shin had six birdies at the KintetsuKashikojima Country Club for a total of 13-under 131.
And speaking of LGPA Tour, the Northwest Arkansas Championship will return next season, with Tournament Officals saying that the event will be played September 9th to 11th at the Pinnacle Country Club with the winner earning $300,000 from a total purse of 2 million dollars.
Brendan Steele won the Nationwide Tour Championship Sunday, beating Colt Knoste, earning his PGA Tour Card. Knoste also earned his PGA Tour Card, and both will be among the 14 newcomers to the Tour next Season. Congratulations Boys!
And that’s it for today!
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