November 24th, 2014
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson set his sights on an elusive Major Championship after successfully defending a title for the first time in his career following a thrilling finish to the DP World Tour Championship.
Stenson carded a closing 70 at Jumeirah Golf Estates to finish 16 under par, two shots ahead of World Number One Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup team-mates Justin Rose and Victor Dubuisson. Ireland’s Shane Lowry finished a shot further back in fifth to move into the Official World Golf Ranking’s top 50 and all-but secure a Masters Tournament debut next April.
The victory ensured he finished second in The Race to Dubai with 4981093 points behind McIlroy, whose points tally with the bonus pool added up to 7149503 points.
It also took Stenson second in the World Ranking, but the 38 year old said: “It would be nice to have been ranked the world’s best at some point, but if I had the choice I would go for a Major Championship so I am going to try and be in good shape for them next year.”
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September 3rd, 2014
By Joe Fish
European captain Paul McGinley has admitted that Ian Poulter‘s heroics at Medinah two years ago made it almost impossible to leave him out of the Ryder Cup team.
Poulter, along with Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood, were handed wildcard picks for the 2014 event at Gleneagles, which takes place from September 26-28.
The 38-year-old Englishman played a pivotal role in helping Europe overcome a 10-4 deficit to win on American soil in 2012, in what has been described as the greatest comeback in the history of the tournament.
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September 3rd, 2014
By Kevin Prise, PGATOUR.COM
Standing on the ninth tee during the third round of the PGA TOUR’s John Deere Classic in July, Bud Cauley experienced something unlike anything else he had ever gone through in his career as a golfer. He got injured.
Cauley felt his shoulder go in and out of the socket on his downswing, and he was forced to take some time off from competition after completing the tournament. The dislocated shoulder kept him from practicing for three weeks, and his game was rusty when he returned at the Wyndham Championship in mid-August.
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