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Australian Golfer Cameron Smith Aims for Paris Olympics Despite Ranking Uncertainty

Australian Golfer Cameron Smith Aims for Paris Olympics Despite Ranking Uncertainty

Cameron Smith, Australia’s top-ranked golfer, aspires to accumulate adequate ranking points in his domestic tour and upcoming major tournaments to secure a spot in the Paris Olympics next year. Despite slipping to 18th in the rankings after joining the independent LIV Golf circuit, where players cannot accrue ranking points, Smith is determined to qualify for the prestigious event. Paris qualification allows only the top 60 players, putting Cameron Smith in competition with fellow Australians, including major champions Jason Day and Adam Scott, for coveted spots on Australia’s team. With the responsibility squarely on Smith to bolster his ranking, he aims ...

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Scott, Former World No. 1, Eager to Break Win Drought in Queensland

Scott, Former World No. 1, Eager to Break Win Drought in Queensland

MELBOURNE: After almost four winless years since his triumph at the Genesis Invitational in 2020, former world number one Adam Scott is determined to end his drought at the upcoming Australian PGA Championship. Despite consistent play, Scott secured a tied-fifth finish at the recent Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Nevertheless, the 43-year-old’s numerous close calls have evoked both frustration and motivation. “While it’s satisfying to perform well… winning hasn’t come easy for me in the past few years,” remarked Australia’s lone Masters champion during a press briefing on Wednesday. “Though I had a strong showing in Bermuda, it’s not the same as ...

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Australian Golfer Smith Targets Paris Olympics Amid Ranking Uncertainty

Australian Golfer Smith Targets Paris Olympics Amid Ranking Uncertainty

In Melbourne, Australia, Cameron Smith, the top-ranked Australian golfer, aims to secure sufficient ranking points in his domestic tour and upcoming majors for a chance at the Paris Olympics next year. However, his transition to the LIV Golf circuit has led to a drop from the second to the 18th spot, as this breakaway league does not provide opportunities for earning ranking points. Paris qualification is limited to the top 60 players, and Cameron Smith contends with fellow Australians, such as major winners Jason Day and Adam Scott, for coveted spots on Australia’s team. This has placed the responsibility on ...

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Carriage Barn Arts Center Hosts Grateful Dead Night & Golf Fundraiser in New Canaan Community News

Carriage Barn Arts Center Hosts Grateful Dead Night & Golf Fundraiser in New Canaan Community News

The Carriage Barn, located at 681 South Ave, New Canaan, is set to host another exciting Grateful Dead night on November 4th. Bandleader and guitarist Michael-Louis Smith, along with “Take A Step Back,” will take the stage to perform the iconic music of The Grateful Dead. Joining them for a special performance is David Gans, a renowned musician, journalist, and host/producer of The Grateful Dead Hour radio show. The event kicks off with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show commencing at 7 PM. Prepare for an evening filled with live music featuring uplifting rhythms, unique song forms, and ...

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Hanoi Voted 2023's Premier Golf City Destination Worldwide

Hanoi Voted 2023’s Premier Golf City Destination Worldwide

Hanoi, Vietnam, achieved a remarkable victory by clinching the coveted title of “World’s Best Golf City Destination 2023” at the prestigious World Golf Awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi. This prestigious accolade recognizes excellence in golf tourism and underscores Hanoi’s exceptional appeal to golf enthusiasts. Hanoi’s triumph was marked by a resounding lead in the popular vote, surpassing renowned golf destinations such as Paris and New York. The city’s department of tourism proudly announced this remarkable achievement on Wednesday. Golf tourism has blossomed into a promising facet of Hanoi’s tourism industry, consistently attracting international visitors from key markets including the ...

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Hurly Secures Second Patriot League Golfer of the Week Honors in Autumn

Hurly Secures Second Patriot League Golfer of the Week Honors in Autumn

In Bethlehem, PA, graduate student David Hurly secured his second tournament victory of the fall season by winning the Lehigh Invitational at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Grace Course on Saturday. His remarkable performance earned him the Patriot League Men’s Golfer of the Week title for the second time this autumn. Outshining 78 competitors, Hurly finished with a two-under-par total of 142 (72-70) over two days, overcoming a four-stroke deficit from the opening round with a stellar final round of two under par 70. Throughout the 36 holes, Hurly tallied seven birdies and two eagles, one in each round. During the ...

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Jairaj Sandhu Leads Haryana Open in Tricity Golf

Jairaj Sandhu Leads Haryana Open in Tricity Golf

In a remarkable start at the ₹1-crore Haryana Open 2023, Tricity’s Jairaj Singh Sandhu, a southpaw golfer, shot a phenomenal first-round score of six-under 66 at the Panchkula Golf Club. He took an early lead, showcasing his mastery on the course. Sharing the second spot with matching scores of 67 were Rahil Gangjee, Samarth Dwivedi, and Abhinav Lohan. In the top 10, we saw other Tricity golfers, including Aadil Bedi, Akshay Sharma, and Amandeep Johl, all tied for fifth place at 68. Jairaj’s impressive start included birdies on the 10th and 11th holes, with a remarkable eagle conversion from 20 ...

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Wildcats Secure Second Place in Stanford Intercollegiate Women's Golf Tournament

Wildcats Secure Second Place in Stanford Intercollegiate Women’s Golf Tournament

In the 19-team Stanford Intercollegiate, Northwestern displayed a remarkable performance, securing a runner-up finish. The Wildcats came into the event with strong momentum following a third-place finish at the Illini Women’s Invitational. Ranked 22nd nationally, the Wildcats faced tough competition from the top seven teams in the country, including Stanford, Oregon, Texas, and UCLA. Their journey began with a solid 1-over par 285 in the first round, positioning them fifth. Junior Lauryn Nguyen and senior Jennifer Cai were the standout performers, both posting 1-under par scores. The second round presented more challenges, with several players shooting over par. However, thanks ...

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Ninth Place Finish for Women's Golf at Rainbow Wahine Invitational

Ninth Place Finish for Women’s Golf at Rainbow Wahine Invitational

The University of Hawai’i Women’s Golf Team Secures Ninth Place at the 26th Rainbow Wahine Invitational Kapolei, O’ahu – On Wednesday, the University of Hawai’i women’s golf team completed the final round of the 26th Rainbow Wahine Invitational, finishing in ninth place at the Kapolei Golf Club. Baylor led from start to finish, claiming the team title for the second time in three years with a total score of 844. They were closely followed by co-runner-ups New Mexico State and UC Davis, both with scores of 863. The Rainbow Wahine wrapped up their performance with a final round score of ...

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The Bishop’s School's Girls Golf Triumph: Driven Stars On and Off the Course

The Bishop’s School’s Girls Golf Triumph: Driven Stars On and Off the Course

At The Bishop’s School, the secret to the girls’ golf success lies not in their clubs, but in their team van. Quality time spent traveling to matches fosters strong connections among star seniors and developing upperclassmen. For Lucy Yuan, a senior golfer at Bishop’s, the highlight of match day isn’t just the game; it’s the moments shared in the van with teammates. Laughing, playing music, and engaging in memorable conversations make the long school day worthwhile. The team van is where team captain Yuan and her fellow leaders connect with underclassmen, demonstrating their commitment to the team. First-year coach Will ...

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Golf Digest' Rates Arlington, Home of Texas Rangers Golf Club, Among Top Baseball Cities for Golf

Golf Digest’ Rates Arlington, Home of Texas Rangers Golf Club, Among Top Baseball Cities for Golf

This week, Arlington’s Texas Rangers are making headlines as they head to the World Series. While baseball captures the city’s attention, there’s another reason for excitement in the sports scene. Golf Digest has recently ranked the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which is home to the Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington, as one of the “Best Baseball Cities for Golf.” A unique partnership between the City of Arlington and the Texas Rangers led to the creation of the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course in 2019. Located at 701 Brown Boulevard, the Texas Rangers Golf Club is the closest 18-hole ...

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Justin Rose & Charley Hull Unite for Grant Thornton's Florida Debut

Justin Rose & Charley Hull Unite for Grant Thornton’s Florida Debut

English golf stars Justin Rose and Charley Hull are joining forces for the first-ever Grant Thornton Invitational. This exciting event, a collaboration between the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, will take place from December 8 to 10 at the Tiburon Golf Club. Rose, renowned for his pivotal role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory, and Hull, a standout player in the Solheim Cup-winning team, will bring their skills to this historic tournament. Both players have shown their mettle on the international stage, and their participation adds to the event’s allure. Justin Rose, aged 43, has been sparing with his appearances since ...

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The Golf Soul Struggle: Tiger Woods' Renewed Purpose and Human Bonds

The Golf Soul Struggle: Tiger Woods’ Renewed Purpose and Human Bonds

Tiger Woods, a golf icon celebrated for his numerous comebacks, faced an unprecedented challenge following a high-speed, single-car accident in the Los Angeles suburbs in 2021. With his right leg severely injured, the prospects of a significant competitive return seemed slim. The focus shifted from a competitive comeback to finding a way back onto the golf course. Esteemed golf writer Alan Shipnuck suggests that the emergence of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour unexpectedly provided Woods with a new purpose. The battle for the essence of professional golf became a rallying point for Woods. In the tumultuous golf landscape of 2022, ...

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This recent setback wasn't much of a shock for LIV golfers.

This recent setback wasn’t much of a shock for LIV golfers.

Leading up to the 2023 Ryder Cup, a captivating discussion emerged: Could LIV Golf members participate in the U.S. or European teams? The answer was somewhat complicated, as the criteria favored PGA Tour or DP World Tour players. Only Brooks Koepka managed to navigate these criteria but narrowly missed an automatic U.S. team spot, subsequently filled by Zach Johnson’s captain’s pick. As the 2024 Presidents Cup approaches, a recent announcement regarding the selection criteria indicates even fewer opportunities for LIV players to compete for the American or International teams at the Royal Montreal Golf Club in the coming September. The ...

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Women's Golf Dominates Rainbow Wahine Invitational for Victory

Women’s Golf Dominates Rainbow Wahine Invitational for Victory

Kapolei, Hawaii – Baylor’s women’s golf team clinched victory at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, with Rosie Belsham earning co-medalist honors after a dominant performance, finishing 20-under with a score of 844. The Bears outshone their competitors, securing their 22nd team title in the Jay Goble Era, leaving New Mexico State and UC Davis trailing by 19 shots. This historic win was underscored by impressive individual performances, with Belsham, Davina Xanh from Cal State Fullerton, and Britta Snyder leading the way. Belsham shared the top spot, with Snyder tying for third. Yoonjeong Huh also delivered a strong performance, finishing tied for ...

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Stubbs Leads Aussies in Asia-Pacific Golf

Stubbs Leads Aussies in Asia-Pacific Golf

Jasper Stubbs made an impressive start at Royal Melbourne, showcasing his local knowledge in challenging conditions during the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. The New Zealand amateur champion was among the leading Australians, standing second overall behind Kiwi golfer Kazuma Kobori. This tournament offers a coveted opportunity for the winner to compete in the 2024 Masters at Augusta National and the British Open at Royal Troon. Harrison Crowe, a young Australian, clinched victory in the previous year’s championship, which propelled him to turn professional. Stubbs, however, had a strong performance in this year’s event, carding a three-under par 68, trailing Kobori by ...

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All About World Golf Awards: Sponsors, Winners' Prizes, Nominations, and More

All About World Golf Awards: Sponsors, Winners’ Prizes, Nominations, and More

The World Golf Awards, in its milestone 10th year, remains a prestigious accolade recognizing outstanding contributions in the golf industry. Over the past decade, this event has resonated profoundly within the professional golfing community. Unveiling the Gala Hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the 10th annual World Golf Awards Gala was a star-studded affair, attended by luminaries from the golfing world. Nearly 50 award categories featured, with global winners determined through online voting. Representatives from the golf industry, the media, and the public took part in this democratic selection process. The Eminent Trophy The coveted ...

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Adelaide to Host Exclusive 2024 LIV Golf Event in Australia

Adelaide to Host Exclusive 2024 LIV Golf Event in Australia

There will be only one LIV Golf event in Australia in 2024, even if the Saudi-backed tour continues, despite interest from various Australian states following the successful inaugural tournament in Adelaide. While the future of LIV Golf remains uncertain due to ongoing discussions between the PGA Tour and the Saudi Public Investment Fund regarding their new partnership’s final structure, tour officials are moving forward with their plans for the next year. After the remarkable success in Adelaide, multiple Australian states, including Queensland, NSW, and Western Australia, submitted bids to host tournaments, among nearly 50 entities from various countries. However, it ...

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Men's Golf Concludes Fall Season at Nassau Intercollegiate

Men’s Golf Concludes Fall Season at Nassau Intercollegiate

In the two-day Nassau Intercollegiate hosted by LIU, the University of Hartford men’s golf team secured a fourth-place finish. The tournament, which took place at the Glen Cove Country Club in Glen Cove, NY, concluded on Tuesday. Here’s a breakdown of the individual and team results Additional tournament details For more information, please visit the official website or refer to the provided player profiles. Reference https://hartfordhawks.com/news/2023/10/24/mens-golf-mgolf-finish-fall-season-at-nassau-intercollegiate.aspx https://gohofstra.com/news/2023/10/24/mens-golf-giamanco-leads-as-hofstra-places-ninth-at-nassau-intercollegiate

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Chaps Secure 12th Place in DBU Classic to Cap Off Fall Schedule

Chaps Secure 12th Place in DBU Classic to Cap Off Fall Schedule

In the final fall tournament, the Lubbock Christian University men’s golf team clinched the 12th spot at the DBU Classic in Dallas, Texas. Unfavorable weather conditions led to elevated team scores in the last round. Senior Braxton Floyd and Junior Bryce McCracken emerged as top performers for LCU, both recording three-round totals of 224. Dallas Baptist hosted and triumphed in the tournament by a three-stroke margin, with UT Tyler’s Seth Campbell claiming the individual victory. Here are the Chap scores. Here’s the team leaderboard Reference https://lcuchaps.com/news/2023/10/24/mens-golf-chaps-conclude-fall-schedule-with-12th-place-finish-at-dbu-classic.aspx https://lcuchaps.com/news/2023/10/22/mens-golf-chaps-wrap-up-fall-schedule-at-dbu-classic.aspx