After a getting a few unsuccessful cracks at overtaking Dustin Johnson for World No. 1, Justin Thomas finally earned the spot this past week at the Players Championship, playing the weekend in 10 under to finish T-11. The title alone is a big deal for the reigning PGA Champion, but he made his next goal clear in a statement after hearing the news.
Jordan Spieth, then 16, had to write a letter to play in the 2010 Byron Nelson in Dallas. This weekend, he’ll return to the tournament where his career started.
Justin Thomas’ T-11 finish Sunday at the Players Championship was more than good enough for Thomas to dethrone Dustin Johnson as the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Only one man came close to landing a glove on Webb Simpson at the Players Championship on Sunday and even that shot from Tiger Woods was the merest of glancing blows.
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy is the richest young sportsperson in Britain and Ireland with a net worth of 110 million pounds ($149.14 million), according to the Sunday Times newspaper’s Rich List.
The upscale Kasumigaseki Country Club near Tokyo has upgraded three women to full membership after agreeing last year to admit female members, following criticism from the International Olympic Committee.
The Asian Tour will be heading back to Vietnam for this first time since 2015 for the Ho Tram Players Championship, which will be staged from December 6 to 9.
This week's Players Championship has long been considered the fifth unofficial major of golf. He owns each year one of the strongest pitches of the PGA Tour according to the world rankings, and has a long list of elite winners.
The purse for the 2018 Players Championship will stand at a tournament-record $11 million, matching the total amount and prize money breakdown from the Masters in April.