King Charl of Leopard Creek
Record after record tumbled for Charl Schwartzel as he clinched victory in the first event of the 2016 European Tour season, the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
With his fourth win at Leopard Creek meaning he’s finished in the top two in eight of his 11 appearances there, Schwartzel also became:
- The first South African to win an official European Tour event four times;
- The third South African to reach ten European Tour wins
- At 31, the youngest South African to ten European Tour wins.
“I guess there's no better fit than for it to turn around here,” he said. “This place has treated me really well. I got my first win here and now my tenth so I think it's pretty fitting.”
Spieth struggles on final day
The two-time major winner could only manage a level par 71 on the final day at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney as he finished just one shot back from champion Matt Jones in defence of his title.
“On the weekend you’d like to start off your rounds and be able to gain some momentum and I just didn’t get anything at the beginning,” he said. “I hit two greens on the front nine and probably less than nine on the day and still had a chance at the end.”
Snow at St Andrews
It’s not even December yet, but already the Home of Golf has seen a dusting of snow.
Take a look at some of these great pics of the Old Course that were uploaded to Twitter:
During the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, Darren Fichardt missed a fairly straightforward par putt on the par-5 16th, resulting in a minor fit of rage and putter throw…
400 up for Tiger
The 14-time major winner continues to tumble down the world rankings and this week finds himself at No.400.
FYI, that’s sandwiched between Korean Sungjoon Park and fellow countryman Vaughn Taylor, 24 places lower than recent Scottish Challenge Tour graduate Jamie McLeary and six places lower than Chan Shih-chang from Chinese Taipei.
Good luck to Scottish trio Kylie Walker, Sally Watson and Gemma Dryburgh who will begin the Final Stage of LPGA Qualifying in Florida today.
Qualifying, which is taking place at Daytona Beach, will run right through until Sunday, with all searching for playing rights to the LPGA circuit in 2016.