Tiger headlines strong Chevron field
Tiger Woods will headline a star-studded field at the end-of-season Chevron Challenge at the Sherwood CC.
Tiger Woods will headline a star-studded field at the end-of-season Chevron Challenge at the Sherwood Country Club.
The field, named on Wednesday, includes two of this year’s major winners in Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Germany’s Martin Kaymer along with 10 other Ryder Cup stars.
From the USA they are recent FedEx Cup winner Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson and Anthony Kim, who missed this year’s Ryder Cup matches at Celtic Manor but was one of the top stars for the Americans when beat Europe in the US two years ago.
And from Europe they are Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Englishmen Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter.
Phil Mickelson was also invited to play in the event, but turned it down on the grounds that he is currently suffering from a rheumatic condition.
The Nedbank Challenge, another similar silly season-type event held annually and, tongue-in-cheek, referred to by some as “Africa’s Major” has, in the meantime announced that the strong World No 1 pursuer Lee Westwood will be in the field alongside leading South Africans like Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and reigning Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen.
When the remaining players for the Sun City event, to be played, as always, at the Gary Player Country Club, are named next week, they are expected to include Australia’s Robert Allenby and a fourth South African, Tim Clarke.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Lucas Glover edges past Patrick Cantlay to claim back-to-back Tour wins
Glover, 43, ultimately claimed victory with a par on the 18th hole playoff after Cantlay found water off the tee.
Lilia Vu wins second major as Charley Hull comes up short despite stunning eagle
American Vu added the Women’s Open title to her Chevron Championship.
Lucas Glover holds onto lead in Memphis with Tommy Fleetwood two strokes behind
Glover said it was a scrappy day but he got ‘a lot out of’ what he had.
Charley Hull shares lead with Lilia Vu heading into final day of Women’s Open
The pair are nine under for the tournament.
On This Day in 2007 – Tiger Woods claims 13th major with victory in Oklahoma
The world number one successfully defended his US PGA Championship title.
Ally Ewing out to emulate Brian Harman with Open win
The pair share their southern roots, passion for hunting and college teams named the Bulldogs.
Ally Ewing storms clear during second round of AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath
At 10 under par Ewing enjoyed a five-shot lead over compatriot Andrea Lee and Japan’s Minami Katsu.
Jordan Spieth leads by one after first round of FedEx St Jude Championship
England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai are the best of the British contingent, closing out Thursday on four under par.
Rory McIlroy delighted with Tiger Woods’ role on PGA Tour’s policy board
Woods, 47, has not played since withdrawing from April’s Masters and concedes his playing opportunities will be extremely limited going forward.