WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko birdied the final hole Sunday at the Kingsmill Championship to secure a top-10 finish before she takes three weeks off to get ready for the summer’s run of big events.
Ko’s finish helped her extend her reign as world No. 1 to 83 consecutive weeks.
Carmona, Cavite—The ICTSI Champion Tour kicks off its two-week swing here at Manila Southwoods with the crack international field, led by the fancied Thais and Taiwanese, putting premium on shot selection as they slug it out for top honours in wet condition in the $75,000 event starting today (Wednesday, July 18) here.
The Mabuhay Miles Elite Invitational Golf Tournament marks its silver (25th) edition this November 18, 2017 at the Orchard Golf and Country Club with exciting prizes and surprises for participants.
Golfers among PAL's Mabuhay Miles Elite, Premier Elite members and Million Milers will pit skills taming the 36-hole Orchard golf course in Dasmarinas, Cavite, for trophies and miles (that can be converted to award tickets) under nine categories - Class A, B, C, D, Ladies, Seniors, Guest, Lowest Gross and Overall Net Champions.
The rescheduled 3rd Plaridel Cup golf tournament of the Association of Philippine Journalists (Samahang Plaridel) tees off this August 4, 2017 at the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club.
Golfers among the country's veteran journalists – and their friends – will be vying for bragging rights as they pit skills at the 18-hole, par-70 Wack Wack golf course in Mandaluyong City.
The 3rd Plaridel Cup golf tournament of the Association of Philippine Journalists (Samahang Plaridel) tees off this August 4, 2017 at the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club.
Team GlutaMAX Men celebrate a strong finish in the 67th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Championship by San Miguel Corporation at Baguio Country Club/Camp John Hay Golf Club on November 23 to December 10.
Antipolo—Jhonnel Ababa produced the lone bogey-free 67 card in tough condition to force a four-way tie for the lead as Kim Joo Hyung fell with a thud on a disastrous windup in an eventful third round of the ICTSI Forest Hills Championship at the Nicklaus course here yesterday.
STEVE Lewton, who became the first Englishman to win the Solaire Philippine Open last March, sets out for another premier local crown – the $60,000 ICTSI Luisita Championship which reels off Wednesday in Tarlac.
The Northampton ace, who nipped American Johannes Veerman in a thrilling sudden death to snare Asia’s oldest National Open at The Country Club, will banner the crack international field slugging it out with the local aces in the 72-hole event also serving as the third leg of this year’s Philippine Golf Tour.
Taiwan—Princess Superal and Cyna Rodriguez groped for putting form and missed a Top 10 finish in the Party Golfers Ladies Open ruled by 14-year-old Chia Yen Wu at the National Golf Country Club in Miaoli County here yesterday.
Two of the finest championship courses in the land, Apo Golf and Rancho Palos Verdes, are being spruced up and are close to being perfect when the 70th Philippine Airlines Interclub gets off the ground with the Seniors Division seeing action on Feb. 22 in Davao City.
Apo, long regarded as probably the toughest layout in the south, is again expected to decide both the Seniors and Regular Men’s championships, with both divisions to play their final rounds at the tree-lined layout.
Bacolod—Tim Stewart of Australia marked his return to the Philippine Golf Tour in smashing fashion, shooting a four-under 66 then pouncing on fellow big-hitting Keanu Jahns’ late-hole miscues to wrest a one-stroke lead at the start of the ICTSI Iloilo Golf Challenge at the par-70 Iloilo Golf and Country Club here yesterday.
Jerson Balasabas ended a long quest for a breakthrough win the hard way, recovering from a wobbly finish in regulation and edging Dutch Guido Van der Valk on the first sudden-death hole to snare the ICTSI Villamor Philippine Masters crown at the Villamor Golf Club yesterday.
Jay Bayron used a strong start and a near-impeccable short game to wrest control then closed out with gutsy pars to churn out a bogey-free 69 and hold off a charging Gunn Charoenkul of Thailand and a resilient Clyde Mondilla in the third round of the ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship at the Orchard’s Player course in Dasmariñas, Cavite on Friday.
Carnoustie--Tiger Woods may have had to watch playing partner Francesco Molinari lift The Claret Jug after winning the British Open but all his rivals will have taken note of the American's return to form.
The 42-year-old American legend -- beset by personal problems and back issues for most of the last decade after once dominating the sport -- threatened a shock victory at Carnoustie when, halfway through his final round, he led while most of his rivals were shedding shots.
Butch Harmon looks back on a day of low scoring at the Players Championship and reflects on an impressive start from Dustin Johnson.
I think the golf course is in perfect condition. The wind never came up like we thought it would and the course has been a little more receptive than it normally is.
Cagayan de Oro—Jobim Carlos dropped eight birdies before heavy rains fell and completed a stirring bogey-free 64, wresting a two-stroke lead over Korean Lee Song in the ICTSI Pueblo De Oro Championship here and setting in motion his drive for a second championship in three weeks on the Philippine Golf Tour.
Bacolod—Jobim Carlos braces for a stiff challenge from an elite field out to break his impressive run of form and feats, looking for another strong finish or a title romp in the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge beginning today (Wednesday, Aug. 8) at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Binitin here.
With two victories, a couple of runner-up efforts and two top 10 finishes in the last two months on the Philippine Golf Tour and PGT Asia, Carlos is certainly the marked man in the P2.5 million event put up by ICTSI, upbeat but wary of his chances given the depth of the competing field and a short but tricky course that could be advantageous for some, including the long-hitters, but bane to others.
PLARIDEL CUP. Rolando Estabillo (right), president – Samahang Plaridel; Roland Schissau (center), deputy head of mission – German Embassy; and James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman, do the honors at the ceremonial tee off at Wack Wack golf course to start the 3rd Plaridel Cup last August 4. Gene Sison emerged overall champion with a low gross of 72.
BAGUIO—Pauline del Rosario held sway with clutch putts at the back then pounced on Chihiro Ikeda’s late-hole mishaps to fashion out a four-stroke victory with a 64 in the ICTSI Baguio Ladies Classic at the Baguio Country Club here yesterday.
Del Rosario kept an overnight four-shot lead up to No. 10 but dropped two strokes on the lone par-4 at the back on No. 11, enabling Ikeda to threaten within two. But she matched her Fil-Japanese rival’s birdie on the next and cruised to another win despite a bogey on No. 16 as Ikeda faded with double-bogey-bogey miscues on Nos. 16 and 17 to likewise finish with a three-over card.
Following a thrilling week in South Carolina at the RBC Heritage, the PGA Tour moves on to San Antonio, Texas for the Valero Texas Open, an event at which several notable golfers have excelled in recent years.
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