Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) – The European Tour announced
the remainder of their 2014-15 international schedule on Sunday.
The early portion, that included two new events, had previously been released.
With the full schedule now out, there will be six new tournaments and seven
In February, two new events will be contested in back-to-back weeks in
Thailand and India. The tour will have a pair of events in South Africa in
March, then shift to Morocco and Madeira.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Stenson birdied the
final two holes on Sunday en route to repeating as champion at the DP World
Tour Championship, Dubai.
Stenson closed with a 2-under 70 in the final round to end at 16-under-par
272. Stenson’s 70 broke a string of 12 consecutive rounds in the 60s on the
Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. The win was Stenson’s ninth on the
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy nearly rallied to victory. He posted a 4-under 68 to
end in a tie for second at minus-14. McIlroy was joined there continue
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Sprague was elected as the 39th
President of the PGA of America on Saturday.
The announcement came at the association’s 98th annual meeting. Sprague has
previously served as the PGA Secretary and the Vice President before he became
the interim President after Ted Bishop was removed from office in late
Paul Levy, who took over as the interim Vice President in October, was elected
to the official position and he will succeed Sprague. Levy continue
Xiamen, China (SportsNetwork.com) – Amateur Ssu-Chia Cheng carded her second
straight 4-under 68 on Sunday and she won the Xiamen Open by three strokes.
Cheng ended at 10-under-par 206 at Orient (Xiamen) Golf & Country Club. This
was her first victory on the Ladies European Tour.
The teenager from Taiwan flew out of the gate on Sunday with three birdies in
the first four holes to jump to minus-9. Cheng tripped to a bogey on the par-4
Cheng atoned for that mistake with a birdie on the ninth. She made it two in continue
Miyazaki, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) – Hideki Matsuyama topped Hiroshi Iwata on
the first playoff hole on Sunday to win the Dunlop Phoenix.
Matsuyama, who won for the sixth time on the Japan Golf Tour, closed with a 1-
under 70 at Phoenix Country Club. Iwata fired an 8-under 63 to force a playoff
as they ended at 15-under-par 269.
On the front nine, Matsuyama had two birdies and two bogeys to turn at
minus-14. He birdied the par-3 11th, but trouble loomed. Matsuyama stumbled to
bogeys at 15 and 16, continue