Monday 6th March 2017
WGC World Challenge Mexico
Dustin Johnson held off the challenge from Englands Tommy Fleetwood to win the First WGC World challenge in Mexico by 1 shot, finishing on -14.
Johnson moved to the top of the rankings last month and becomes only the fifth player after Ian Woosnam, David Duval, Vijay Singh and Adam Scott to win his first tournament since becoming number one.
European Tour Tshwane Open
Meanwhile down in South Africa, Dean Burmester shot a closing -6 65 to clinch the Tshwane Open by 3 shots from Finlands Mikko Korhonen and Spains Jorge Campillo, for his first European Tour win.
LPGA HSBC Women’s Championship
On the LPGA tour former world #1 Michelle Wie was back in the mix after a year or two in the doldrums.Having slipped to 179 in the World Rankings last year she had to rely on an invitation into the HSBC Women’s Championship in Singapore. Showing the class that won her the 2014 US Open she finished the tournament with a share of 4th place
The tournament being won by Inbee Pak (-19) with a course record 64 in the final round a shot ahead of Ariya Jutanugarn. World #1 Lydia Ko finished in a tie for 9th with -12.
It seems that Tiger Woods still hasn’t made his mind up whether he will tee it up at the Masters yet. After having lunch with Tiger in Florida before setting off for Mexico and the WGC World Championship, Rory Mcilroy was none the wiser as to whether Tiger would be fit enough, “Only the next week or two will define his ambition come April 6th.”
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of one South Africa’s legendary golfers, Simon Hobday, this week, age 76 after a long battle with cancer.
Hobday won numerous times on the Sunshine Tour including the South African Open in 1971 and also the German Open 1976 and the Madrid Open 1979. He graced the Champions Tour between 1993-1995 winning 5 titles including the Seniors Open in 1994.
That’s all for this week, have a great weeks Golf and remember Keep Golf Fun.