An Ace For The Ages

Who says the PGA Tour Fall Series is boring?  For the first time in a PGA Tour event, a player won the tournament with hole-in-one.  Jonathan Byrd had a hole-in-one to win the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospital For Children Open

Just when you thought you wouldn’t be able to top last week’s hole-out fireworks at the Open, along comes Jonathan Byrd and his ace to win the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospitals For Children Open.

It was the first time a player won a PGA Tour event with a hole-in-one, and yet seeing how it came in the sleepy fall season, it merits asking where it ranks among the all-time greatest shots to win a tournament.

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Lee Westwood To Be Worlds Number One

When Lee Westwood announced that he will not play again until the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai at the end of November, it puts him into position to take over the world number one ranking on October 31st.  As long as he holds true to his statement and doesn’t return before the end of the month, he’ll become number one.  Tiger Woods is the current world number one golfer and has been since September of 2004.

With Woods, Westwood, Kaymer and Mickelson set to be playing in the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, any one of the four could wind up atop the following week’s rankings.

Europe Claims the 2010 Ryder Cup

The longest Ryder Cup in history came down to the very last match Monday at Celtic Manor.  With three holes to play in the final match of the 2010 Ryder Cup, Graeme McDowell had a 1-up lead, when he hit a 15-foot put for birdie to clinch victory for the Europeans.

“The best putt I’ve hit in my life,” McDowell said.

It was the first time since 1991 that the Ryder Cup was decided by the final singles match.