Woods Return Has Led To A ‘Tremendous & Significant’ Impact Says Tour Chief

Atlanta, GA …. PGA Tour Commissioner, Jay Monahan insists the return to full-time competition of a fully-fit Tiger Woods has had a ‘tremendous and significant’ impact both on and off the golf course. Woods returns to the Tour at this week’s season-ending Tour Championship and crowning of the FedEx Cup champion at the historic East Lake club in suburban Atlanta. While the Tour Championship was first staged in 1987, the week marks the 12th staging of the FedEx Cup ‘Play-Offs’ finale ...

Huge Prize-Money Changes To 2018/19 PGA Tour With No. 1 To Earn $27m & Top-50 $5.5m Each.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan today formally confirmed major changes, and hinted recently, to the 2018/19 PGA Tour schedule with the Play-Off Series including reducing from four to three events and with a new final event scoring system. The will be a 50% increase in prize-money and with the winner to receive $15m as FedEx Cup champion while the FedEx Cup bonus pool is being increased from $25m to $60m. Also, there will be a new $10 Wyndham Rewards Top-10 with the leading 10 money winners up ...

Bjorn Responds To McIroy’s Ryder Cup Prank Suggesting He Could Be Side-Lined To The Singles.

European Ryder Cup captain, Thomas Bjorn has responded to Rory McIlroy’s Ryder Cup cryotherapy pranks suggesting the four-time Major winner could find himself side-lined to the Sunday Singles at Versailles. McIlroy was seemingly at the heart of a prank orchestrated last week during the rain-affected BMW Championship in suburban Philadelphia. McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood were all staying at the Marriott West hotel in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and unveiled their ...

Ryder Cup 2018 To Be A Unique First – All World Top-10 Teeing-Up In Versailles.

The Ryder Cup later this month is going to be a unique first when it comes to the World Rankings. For a first time in 32-years, and since the inauguration of the World Rankings in April 1986, the leading top-10 players on the rankings will be teeing-up later this month at Le National. And if you look at the rankings of all 24 players then at this stage, the 2018 Ryder Cup will boast 14 of the top-15, 17 of the top-20 and 20 of the top-25. The only player outside of the top-25 heading to Versailles ...

Woods Now Exempt For 2019 US Open By Qualifying For FedEx Cup Final.

Philadelphia, PA … Tiger Woods has assured himself a place in next year’s US Open after qualifying for next fortnight’s season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. Woods produced a closing 65 to share sixth place on 17-under par  in the BMW Championship won by Keegan Bradley. While Bradley jumped from 52nd to sixth on the FedEx Cup standings, Woods cemented his place in the top-30 moving-up five places to 20th. And by virtue of qualifying for the Tour Championship, Woods is now ...

Bradley Ends Six-Year Winless Drought Winning Rain-Affected BMW Championship

Philadelphia, PA …. Keegan Bradley brilliantly ended a six-year winless drought with victory at the first extra play-off in the rain-affected BMW Championship in suburban Philadelphia. Bradley, 32 denied England’s Justin Rose, and who despite losing to his American rival becomes the new World No. 1. Bradley (64) and Rose (67) had completed regulation play tied at 20-under par on a very softened Aronimink course. The win is Bradley’s first since capturing the 2012 WGC – Bridgestone ...

Rose’s Bittersweet World No. 1 Reward After BMW Play-Off Loss

Philadelphia, PA … Justin Rose has become the golf’s new World No. 1 despite the bitter disappointment of losing a play-off in the rain-affected BMW Championship in suburban Philadelphia. Rose is the fourth Englishman in the 32-year history of the World Rankings to become the game’s top and comes two years after he was crowned the 2016 Oympic Gold Medal champion. The 38-yer old Rose displaces American Dustin Johnson who had lead for a total of 181 weeks since February 2015. Johnson finished ...