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
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.
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.