News from PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and other world
Dec 9th, Sun
– Angel Cabrera didn´t confirm status of leader and he didn´t win for the third time
– Merill Lunch Shootout 2007 won Austin and Calcavecchia
– Team of Asia golf players celebrated trimpf on Lexus Cup 2007
– Ernie Els didn ´t won in South African Leopard Creek Golf Club
– Sabbatini did not bear the pressure by Australian PGA Championship – domestic player Peter Lonard won
– Larry and Josh Nelson won Del Webb Father Son Challenge
Dec 8th, Sat
– The end of week was in token of White Shark
Dec 7th, Fri
– Donald Trumps plan for the most luxury golf center in Scotland was withheld
Dec 5th, Wed
– RENAULT EPD Tour WINTER SERIES 2008
Dec 4th, Tue
– Golf player gave premiere title to Grateful Dead band
December 9th, Sunday – Angel Cabrera didn´t confirm status of leader and he didn´t win for the third time
Tournament 102nd Abierto Visa de la Republica was played in Argentina Buenos Aires GC.
Total of 154 golf players, almost from Argentina, entered on first teeing ground on this tournament. To two final rounds entered 68 players, they needed to play less than 147 strikes.
Tournament was quite difficult, because only two players manager to play under par in final rating.
Angel Cabrera, top star of this tournament and also favorite for title, played 76.
Finally Paraguay´s player Marco Ruiz rejoiced – he won with two strokes leading.
Leaderboard – Final:
1. Marco Ruiz PAR 71 69 66 69 275 -5
2 Daniel Vancsik ARG 70 70 68 69 277 -3
3. Angel Cabrera ARG 66 68 70 76 280 E
Eduardo Romero ARG 67 68 73 72 280 E
Alexandre Rocha BRA 69 68 73 70 280 E
Lorenzo Gagli ITA 75 64 72 69 280 E
7. Issac Weintraub USA 69 68 72 73 282 +2
César Monasterio ARG 74 70 71 67 282 +2
Gustavo Acosta ARG 73 68 70 71 282 +2
10. Vicente Fernandez ARG 72 69 73 69 283 +3
Rafael Echenique ARG 72 69 73 69 283 +3
Source: Europeantour, Ota Doležal (P)
December 9th, Sunday – Merill Lunch Shootout 2007 won Austin and Calcavecchia
On Tiburrón GC in Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Florida Naples watchers had theirs back. Finish was dramatic.
On Saturday there were Woody Austin and Marc Calcavecchia waiting on the top positions. On Sunday fight Norman and Watson set right the score by two strikes that they had at the beginning of the last round, when they played birdie.
On the 18th hole Austin and Calcavecchia drained a 35-foot birdie putt.
That Norman and Watson didn´t manage to catch, so about a winner was decided.
Winners split 700.000 USD, and the last doublet got 130.000 USD.
Leaderboard – Final:
1. Woody Austin & Mark Calcavecchia -8 -12 – 9 -29
2. Greg Norman & Bubba Watson -7 -11 -10 -28
3. Chris DiMarco & Camilo Villegas -4 – 7 -13 -24
Fred Funk & Jeff Sluman -8 – 5 -11 -24
Scott Hoch & Kenny Perry -4 -10 -10 -24
Steve Elkington & Scott McCarron -4 -10 -10 -24
Jerry Kelly & Rod Pampling -6 – 8 -10 -24
8. Anthony Kim & Mark O´Meara -4 – 9 -10 -23
9. Fred Couples & John Daly -2 – 8 -12 -22
10. Stewart Cink & Zach Johnson -3 – 7 – 9 -19
Brad Faxon & Justin Leonard -4 – 7 – 8 -19
12. Charles Howell & Nick Price -4 – 7 – 6 -17
Source: ML ShootOut, Ota Doležal (P)
December 9th, Sunday – Team of Asia golf players celebrated trimpf on Lexus Cup 2007
In Australia Perth fought teams from Asia and International team.
In match of two players team , who has qualificated to team, won Asia team over the International team – 15/9.
Tournament was played in Match play about 960.000 USD, whereas this tournament has a short history, because ih has been played since 2005.
In 2005 there were Singapur teams and International team won 16/8, next year 2006 Asia team won 12,5/11,5.
Annika Sorentsam from Sweden was captain of International Team.
Another players were:
Cristie Kerr USA
Suzann Pettersen NOR
Morgan Pressel USA
Natalie Gulbis USA
Maria Hjorth SWE
Brittany Lincicome USA
Angela Park BRA
Nikki Campbell AUS
Stacy Prammanasudh USA
Nicole Castrale USA
Catriona Matthew SCO
Asian team played under captain Se Ri Pak from Korea leading.
Another players were:
Jeong Jang KOR
Jee Young Lee KOR
Ji Yai Shim KOR
Shi Hyun Ahn KOR
In-Kyung Kim KOR
Sarah Lee KOR
Seon Hwa Lee KOR
Candie Kung TAI
Ayako Uehara JPN
Amy Hung TAI
Meena Lee KOR
Tournament was played on Vines Resort and Country Club course in West Austraila. Course is 6.634 yds (6.070m) long with 72 par.
About a winner was decided first day, when Asian players won all six games.
Asian team finally won. It was built up from Korean players who successfully assert themselves on the most prestigious LPGA Tour.
Source: Lexus Cup, Ota Doležal (P)
December 9th, Sunday – Ernie Els didn ´t won in South African Leopard Creek Golf Club
Els decided Alfred Dunhill Championship in his detrimental on last hole.
Triple bogey on last hole meant for him second place and for English Johan Bickerton it was surprising victory.
Tournament took place in Leopard Creek GC in Mpumalanga and there were 156 players at the beginning.
The biggest star of tournament was native Ernie Els, who won in 1995, 1999 and 2006.
Exclusive course in Leopard Creek, near Malelane, situated in the suburbs of well-known Kruger National Park, has 72 par and length 6.631 m (7.249 yds). First nine holes have par 35 and second nine holes have par 37.
And one intrest at the end. Dutch player Joost Luiten (on 4th place) made the fur fly when he played Hole in one on three par hole No. 12 with length 176 m (192 yds.)
Leaderboard – Final:
1. John Bickerton ENG 70 69 68 68 275 -13
2. Ernie Els SAF 70 69 64 73 276 -12
Lee Slattery ENG 73 65 67 71 276 -12
4. Joost Luiten NED 75 71 64 67 277 -11
5. Rose McGowen ENG 71 69 67 72 279 – 9
6. Pelle Edberg SWE 74 66 73 67 280 – 8
David Dixon ENG 72 72 67 69 280 – 8
8. Sion E Bebb WAL 67 72 74 68 281 – 7
9. Michael Lorenzo-Vera F RA 72 70 73 67 282 – 6
Francois Delamontagne FRA 77 67 70 68 282 – 6
David Carter ENG 72 71 70 69 282 – 6
Richard Bland ENG 69 70 73 70 282 – 6
Hennie Otto SAF 75 69 68 70 282 – 6
Source: Sunshinetour, Ota Doležal (P)
December 9th, Sunday – Sabbatini did not bear the pressure by Australian PGA Championship – domestic player Peter Lonard won
Only some players from other continents introduced themselves on the tournament.
South African Rory Sabbatini had been leading overwhelmingly till the end of 3rd round, but he faulted 74 strikes in the last round and this was for him to lost leading and place on winning position too. He is sharing 10th position finally.
On tournament, where the greater part of players from Australia and New Zealand met, only some “daredevils” went to fight with these more powerful players.
The best of them became American J.B. Holmes in total raking and Rory Sabbatini, both is sharing 10th position.
Leaderboard – Final:
1. Peter Lonard AUS 66 69 68 65 268 -20
2. David Smail NZL 67 69 67 68 271 -17
3. Greg Chalmers AUS 72 70 66 65 273 -15
Scott Laycock AUS 69 67 71 66 273 -15
Michael Sim AUS 65 73 65 70 273 -15
6. Adam Scott AUS 67 67 72 68 274 -14
Adam Bland AUS 68 70 65 71 274 -14
8. Nathan Green AUS 71 69 71 64 275 -13
Richard Green AUS 66 74 66 69 276 -13
10. J.B. Holmes USA 66 73 70 67 276 -12
Rory Sabbatini SAF 68 67 67 74 276 -12
Michael Long NZL 68 74 66 68 276 -12
Source: Austrasian Tour, Ota Doležal (S)
December 9th, Sunday – Larry and Josh Nelson won Del Webb Father Son Challenge
The tournament took place in Florida Champions Gate Golf Club at the turn of November and December.
It was playing two days on field of International course from Australian golf player Greg Norman.
In the end Larry and Josh Nelson enjoyed the winning this year, they won by 2 strikes in front of couple. For 61 years old Larry Nelson it is 2nd winning, first time he won with his second son Drew in 2004. Bonus 200.000 USD is the biggest amount, than Larry Nelson won on his 18th starts of PGA Tour in this year.
In couple Arnold „Arni“ Palmer and Sam Saunders it was not going about father and son, but about grandfather and grandson. They finished on great 6th position although.
And Fuzzy Zoeller did not play with son either, but with daughter Gretchen.
Leaderboard – Final:
1. Larry Nelson / Josh Nelson 120 -24
2. Bob Tway / Kevin Tway 122 -22
3. Mark O´Meara / Shaun O´Meara 124 -20
4. Raymond Floyd / Robert Floyd 125 -19
Curtis Strange / Thomas Strange 125 -19
6. Vijay Singh / Qass Singh 126 -18
Arnold Palmer / Sam Saunders 126 -18
Greg Norman / Gregory Norman 126 -18
9. David Duval / Deano Karavites 127 -17
Bernhard Langer / Stafan Langer 127 -17
11. Hakle Irwin / Steve Irwin 128 -16
Jack Nicklaus / Gary Nicklaus 128 -16
13. Tom Lehman / Thomas Lehman 129 -15
Tom Kite / David Kite 129 -15
15. Craig Stadler / Chris Stadler 130 -14
Fuzzy Zoeller / Gretchen Zoeller 130 -14
17. Billy Casper / Bob Casper 140 – 4
18. Lee Trevino / Daniel Trevino 144 E
Source: Del Webb Father Son Challenge, Ota Doležal (S)
December 8th, Saturday – The end of week was in token of White Shark
Merrill Lynch Shootout took place in Florida, where role of host took gain Greg „White Shark „ Norman.
Total of twelve doublet teams will fight in game on 54 holes about amount of 2.800.000 USD, from which will the winner has a quarter.
Tournament will be played for three days and every day there is different play on a programme. At the beginning alternate shot is proposed, the second round will be played as a best ball and scramble at the end.
Invitation from Greg Norman accepted among others Bubba Watson, Fred Couples, John Daly, Charles Howell III, Nick Price, Woody Austin and Mark Calcavecchia.
Host should have played with Steve Stricker, but he apologized for family reasons, so he finally played with Bubba Watson.
Spectators will see nowadays and recent champions starts with host Greg Norman. Other stars are Steve Elkington, Scott McCarron, Brad Faxon, Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, Jeff Sluman and Mark O’Meara.
Team configurations are following:
Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman
Scott Hoch and Kenny Perry
Steve Elkington and Scott McCarron
Jerry Kelly a Rod Pampling
Charles Howell III and Nick Price
Anthony Kim and Mark O’Meara
Brad Faxon and Justin Leonard
Woody Austin and Mark Calcavecchia
Chris DiMarco and Camilo Villegas
Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson
Fred Couples and John Daly
Greg Norman and Bubba Watson
Source: AP, Ota Doležal (P)
December 7th, Friday – Donald Trumps plan for the most luxury golf center in Scotland was withheld
Aberdeen (GolfCzech.cz) – Billion investment of American billionaire didn´t go through Aberdeen officers.
Luxury golf center, that should grow near Aberdeen (Scotland),didn´t get green from native officers. Donald Trumph expressed his surprise over their deciding, because according to words of Trumps spokesman is going on “great bulding-up”.
Controversial project (TrumpGolfScotland) was approved in advance, but then, after the tight voting in Aberdeen Infrastructure Committee was project withheld.
Source: Jan Edlman (P)
December 5th, Wednesday – RENAULT EPD Tour WINTER SERIES 2008
Renault EPD Tour will start for the first time already in winter months at the beginning of 2008.
There are three tournaments prepared in Turkey, included to Winter Series 2008.To each tournament can enter maximum of 90 professional players, who will fight not only over the money price but also over the points to the rating list.
First tournament is Siere Belek Classic, which will take place from 18tj to 23rd January. Total amount for prize money is 25.000 Euro.
Second tournament, Sueno Golf Classic, is in following week from 26th to 30th January and there is also 25.000 Euro in prize money.
The last stop in Turkey will be tournament Gloria Serenity Resort Classic from 1st to 6th February. Prize money for this tournament is 25.000 Euro.
Starting charge for one tournament is 350 Euro, for participation on all three tournaments Winter Series player will pay 900 Euro.
Source: Renault EPD Tour, Ota Doležal (P)
December 4th, Tuesday – Golf player gave premiere title to Grateful Dead band
Siem Reap (Cambodia) (ČTK) – Legendary rock band Grateful Dead is said is responsible for victory of American golf player Bryan Saltus on tournament in Cambodia.
36-year-old native from California and fan of rock musicians from San Francisco, who visited 153 theirs concerts won for the first time on Asia tour in his life.
”I would like to give my victory to Grateful Dead, because their music inspirited me a lot.” said Saltus, who won the first Cambodian tournament by thee strikes leading.
American got bonus 47.550 USD for victory, but his first triumph will not be cheap for him. “I promised to my caddy, if I win I will buy her a motorcycle. Now I have to perform my promise.” said.