U.S. Wins Golf’s World Cup

The United States has ended its 11 year drought in the golf’s World Cup thanks to Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland.  The pair shot a five under 67 on Sunday to give the U.S. the win.

“We really clicked. It’s fantastic to win for the U.S.,” Woodland said.

The American victory was the first since Tiger Woods and David Duval claimed the title 11 years ago. The event was annual up until 2009, and this year’s tournament was the first in the new biennial format.

Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell led by two strokes going into the final round but could only manage an even-par 72 to finish tied for fourth with Australia, the Netherlands and Scotland.

Tiger Gains A New Sponsor

Tiger Woods’ golf bag will have a new corporate sponsor. Woods signed an exclusive endorsement deal with Fuse Science, Inc., a Florida-based sports nutrition company.

This will be his first endorsement on his bag since AT&T dropped him two years ago. The deal with Fuse Science will start at the Chevron World Challenge that starts December first in California.

Top Worldwide Golf Destinations

One of the reasons that so many people worldwide enjoy golf is that it can actually be enjoyed in so many ways. Golf enthusiasts go to great lengths to enjoy their game…. They always look for new courses to play, they browse direct tv specials to find access to more tournaments on television, and many continue to get lessons even when they’ve been playing for years. Golf is simply a relaxing game that can be enjoyed in a variety of settings and contexts. But did you ever think about actually taking a golf vacation? One of the best aspects of the game is that its nicest courses are generally placed in very nice areas, meaning that it can be a lot of fun to travel and explore different venues. Here are a few words on some of the top golf vacation destinations, as noted by worldgolf.com.

BARBADOS
– Many golfers have discovered the joys of playing their game in the Caribbean, and Barbados might be the best of the best in the islands. With great weather throughout the entire year and a number of resorts designed for accommodating golfers, Barbados offers a very pleasant vacation for any golfer. Additionally, there is no shortage of high quality courses available for your enjoyment.

SOUTH AFRICA
– If you’re really looking to get exotic with your golf vacation, South Africa is a nice option to consider. The weather is great for most of the year, and there is a very nice variety of golf courses, given that the terrain varies from coastal to mountainous. The Gary Player Country Club is a very famous course that you could play at during your vacation, though, once again, there is a variety of courses to explore.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
– This Canadian island is well known for its world class golf destinations. While it does not boast the year-round climate that some other popular destinations can, it makes up for it with the quality of its courses. If you are more focused on golf and less interested in exotic locations, this is a great option for you. Plus, the island itself is actually quite picturesque.

Of course, there are hundreds of other fantastic golf vacation destinations all over the world. The UK is full of great courses, and the United States has several regions well known for high quality golf, from the Carolinas to California. The best idea, if you are considering getting away for a while to relax and play golf, is to simply do some research on courses and select the most interesting destination for yourself. But the choices mentioned in this article may be good places to start looking.