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Tournament Golf World Round-Up

The past few weeks has seen the world of golf travel from the west coast of the USA to the east coast on the PGA Tour, whilst the DP World Tour was in Africa and the LET in Morocco and now the USA with the LPGA having been in Thailand and Singapore for the past two weeks. The Australasian Tour was in New Zealand last week with the New Zealand Open being played at the beautiful Millbrook Resort at the foot of the stunning Remarkable Mountains in Queenstown.

The PGA Tour was in West Palm Beach for the Cognizant Classic at the PGA National Resort and Spa. The event was formerly known as the Honda Classic and has a very big following as a stop on the PGA Tour. The last four holes at PGA National are known as the “Bears Trap” after the course designer Jack Nicklaus. Each year many players succumb to the famous four hole stretch including world number two Rory McIlroy this year who racked up a triple bogey on the Par 3 17th hole.

The eventual winner was Austin Eckroat a tour rookie who came up via the Korn Ferry Tour last year. This was Eckroat’s maiden win on the PGA Tour and with it, he takes home USD $1.7m. Other notables in the field such as Min Woo Lee were at -14, Shane Lowry -13, Rory McIlroy -10.

Tournament Golf and the PGA Tour stop for nobody and this week they head to Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club in Orlando Florida for the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational.

The DP World Tour was in Africa playing the SDC Championship at the St Francis Links course in Eastern Cape. Jordan Gumberg from the USA won the event shooting a four-round total of -12 forcing a play off with Robin Williams of South Africa. This week the DP World tour remains in Sth Africa for the Jonsson Workwear Open before heading to Singapore the week after for the Porsche Singapore Classic. The world of Tournament Golf has players travelling from continent to continent each week and none more so than the DP World Tour.

The LPGA was in Singapore last week at the beautifully presented Sentosa Country Club Tanjong Course for the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Australian Hannah Green came home strong to take the title at -13 from Celine Boutier of France at -12. The LPGA moves on this week to Blue Bay in China before heading back to the US and Palos Verdes in California for the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship.

The LET is in Tampa Florida this week for another marathon journey for the Ladies playing Tournament Golf on this tour. The Aramco series will be played at the Feather Sound Country Club.

The last event for the LET players was in Morocco with local player Pranavi Urs finishing a creditable 5th behind the eventual winner Bronte Law of the UK.

The Australasian Tour moved to New Zealand last week to the Milbrook Resort in Queenstown. The field was very strong with several Japanese players coming down to New Zealand from the Japanese Tour in the off-season. It proved to be a good decision for Japanese Professional Takahiro Hataji -17 who won by one shot from Scott Hend of Australia at -16. The world of Tournament Golf continues to draw large numbers of fans to each tournament across the globe. There are many Tournament Golf websites available to view the destinations of each of the tours and also to get updates on the scores and stats of each of the players.

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