St. Louis—A four-month injury layoff revived Brooks Koepka’s love of golf and not even back-to-back US Open titles can satisfy his desire to win more, starting with this week’s PGA Championship.
Left wrist surgery in late 2017 caused the 28-year-old American to miss the first four months of the year, including the Masters.
MEN’S TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING. A total of 80 are seeing action in the 70th PAL Men’s Regular Interclub starting today in Davao. Photo shows the team captains and tournament officials during the second team captains meeting at Rancho Palos Verdes.
Tarlac—Clyde Mondilla checked a season-long slump with a big victory in the final leg of this year’s Philippine Golf Tour, outdueling Peter Stojanovski and Jay Bayron in a thrilling clash of nerves in the stretch to nail the hotly disputed ICTSI Luisita Invitational crown with a closing 67 here yesterday.
Tarlca—Ailing Clyde Mondilla outslugged Peter Stojanovski in a virtual shootout of aces out to end a long slump on the Philippine Golf Tour, ramming in eight birdies for a bogey-free eight-64 and a one-stroke lead over the Macedonian and Jay Bayron at the start of the rich ICTSI Luisita Invitational here yesterday.
Clyde Mondilla hopes to snap a string of poor finishes halfway through the season right at home as he rejoins the stellar field in the ICTSI Del Monte Championship unfolding tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27 at the Del Monte Golf Club in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
70th PAL INTERCLUB TEES OFF. Philippine Airlines (PAL) President Jaime J. Bautista leads the ceremonial tee-off at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club to formally open the Philippine Airlines 70th Interclub Golf Tournament (Seniors Division), with the theme “The Turf of Legends” from Feb. 22-25 in Davao City.
SENIORS INTERCLUB. The 2nd team captains meeting of the PAL Seniors Interclub last Feb. 19 at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf & Country Club signaled the start of the 70th edition of the country's longest running team golf championship that unfolds this year in Davao City.
Sept. 19 at Cebu Country Club
Manila Southwoods-Masters will have a proverbial bulls-eye in its back starting Sept. 19 when the 12th PAL Ladies Interclub tees off in Cebu City as the squad shoots to rule the prestigious event for the seventh straight year.
Luisita regains PAL seniors title. Members of Luisita team celebrate their winning moments after captures the title in the championship round seniors division of the 70th PAL Golf Interclub Tournament 2017 at the Apo Golf and Country, Davao City. They are, from left, Allan Aleare, Rodel Mangulabnan, Chito Laureta, Jeric Hechanova (team captain), Eddie Bagtas, Benjie Sumulong, Raffy Garcia, Jingy Tuazon, and Edmund Yee.
TARLAC—The Ladies Philippine Golf Tour resumes Tuesday with six aces from Thailand slugging it out with the leading local players in the P1 million ICTSI Luisita Ladies Challenge at the Luisita Golf and Country Club here.
Thailand LPGA campaigner Janjir Tiensa-ard joins sisters Nemittra and Nimmitta Juntanaket, Chattara Chatwararat, Jaruporn Palakawongnaayuttawa and Numa Gulyanamitta in the hunt for the top P250,000 purse in the 54-hole championship serving as the third leg of the 10-stage circuit sponsored by ICTSI.
PLARIDEL CUP WINNERS.Gene Sison (4th from left) emerged overall champion at the 3rd Plaridel Cup golf tournament held Aug. 4 at the Wack Wack golf course.
A TOTAL of 66 PGA Tour golfers have earned more than $US1 million over the course of the 2017 season so far, but that doesn’t mean that some players aren’t trying to save money when possible.
On Sunday at TPC Sawgrass, 21-year-old South Korean Si Woo Kim cruised to a victory at The Players Championship with a flawless bogey-free round to earn $1.89 million ($A2.5 million). It was Kim’s second career PGA Tour victory.
Carmona, Cavite—Premium will be on shotmaking with the long hitters from the crack international field expected to lead to assault on the Legends course in today’s (Tuesday, June 5) start of the ICTSI Manila Southwoods Golf Championship here.
CEBU CITY—Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club surged to a commanding 21-point lead over defending champion Manila Southwoods Masters at the start of the 12th Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub golf team championships yesterday at the Cebu Country Club.
Yuka Saso, the 16-year-old Fil-Japanese, fired 59 points built around eight birdies to lead the Lubao-based squad which also drew 55 points from Tomita Arejola and 53 from national player Harmie Constantino.
Bacolod—Justin Quiban put his shot-making and putting skills on display against two unfancied rivals early on and nearly doubled his four-stroke lead with a solid 64 to all but wrap up the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge crown at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club here yesterday.
Four straight birdies from No. 2 put Quiban practically beyond reach at 14-under. The 22-year-old former amateur hotshot added two more birdies to complete a bogey-free round of 30-34 for a whopping seven-stroke bulge over Jay Bayron at 16-under 194.
BINANGONAN, Rizal—Veteran Benjie Magada and sophomore pro Justin Quiban leaned on superb backside stints to card identical four-under 68s in hot and windy condition, wresting a one-stroke lead over Tony Lascuña and Japanese Genki Okada at the start of the ICTSI Manila Masters here yesterday.
Gerald Rosales rattled off four straight birdies to launch his bid in a late start at the Eastridge Golf Club but the former Philippine Open champion wavered at the back with four bogeys, enabling Magada and Quiban to remain on top in the early going of the P3 million event sponsored by ICTSI.
Joenard Rates and Jobim Carlos matched birdie-birdie finishes on opposite nines for 71s as they kept their spots on top, one stroke ahead of erstwhile co-leader Jerson Balasabas halfway through P3 million ICTSI Villamor Philippine Masters at the Villamor Golf Club yesterday.
McIlroy is returning to action for the first time since the Masters last month, and it is also his first appearance as a married man after he wed long-time girlfriend Erica Stoll in Ireland a fortnight ago.
Johnson finished a shot behind champion Brian Harman at the Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend in his first outing since a freak back injury forced him to pull out of the Masters just moments before he was due to tee off at Augusta National.
Philadelphia—Britain’s Justin Rose could claim the world number one ranking after firing a six-under par 64 Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead entering the final round of the PGA BMW Championship.
The 38-year-old Englishman nabbed six birdies over the opening nine holes and parred through the inward nine to stand on 17-under par 193 after 54 holes at rainy Aronimink Golf Club.
AUGUSTA -- Sergio Garcia, winless in 73 prior majors, shook off a Masters legacy of third-round setbacks Saturday to match Rio Olympic champion Justin Rose for the lead entering the final round.
Garcia has gone a combined 38-over par to average 75 in 13 prior Masters third rounds. But this time he fired a two-under par 70 to match the best of those rounds from 2002 to join England’s Rose in Sunday’s final pairing with a great chance at a long-sought dream.
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