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Golf-PGA champion An says more Asians should try European Tour (Reuters)

By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) - South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding six-shot win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 23-year-old is in his rookie season on the main circuit after spending three years on the second-tier Challenge Tour and he achieved the biggest victory of his fledgling career by firing a sizzling seven-under closing round of 65 on Sunday. "I'm always telling my friends in Asia that the European Tour is great," An told reporters after finishing with a 21-under-par tally of 267, a record for the championship in relation to par.




Kirk makes par putt at 18 to win Colonial; Spieth 2nd again (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Colonial golf tournament, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

As Chris Kirk waited to putt on the 18th green, Jordan Spieth was watching nearby in anticipation of a possible playoff at Colonial. Kirk got the plaid jacket that goes to the winner at Hogan's Alley, and Spieth finished as a runner-up in Texas for the third time this season. After an errant tee shot at the last hole, Kirk made with a clutch 7-foot par putt for his fourth PGA Tour victory.





Golf-World Rankings (Reuters)

May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 13.16 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 9.12 3. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 6.92 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.85 5. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.69 6. (6) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.14 7. (8) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 6.13 8. (7) Jason Day (Australia) 6.02 9. (9) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.97 10. (10) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 5.82 11. (11) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.19 12. (12) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 5.07 13. (13) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 4.98 14. (14) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.45 15. (15) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.35 16. (18) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 4. ...




Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth (The Associated Press)

Chris Kirk poses with the champion's trophy after winning the Colonial golf tournament, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial. No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory. Kirk made up for an errant tee shot at No. 18 with a par-saving and winning 7-foot putt after playing partner Brandt Snedeker's birdie try slid by the hole.





Golf-FedEx Cup rankings (Reuters)

May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 2326 2. (2) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 1696 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1428 4. (4) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 1320 5. (5) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1306 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 1188 7. (8) Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 1182 8. (7) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 1180 9. (18) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1155 10. (12) Ben Martin (U.S.) 1132 11. (10) Robert Streb (U.S.) 1129 12. (9) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1106 13. (11) Jason Day (Australia) 1076 14. (53) Chris Kirk (U.S.) 1053 15. (13) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 1048 16. (14) Bill Haas (U.S.) 994 17. ...





An victorious in PGA Championship

South Korea's Byeong-hun An, the world number 132, cards a final-round 65 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.




Montgomerie wins third senior major

Colin Montgomerie wins the Senior PGA Championship for the second year in a row to claim his third senior major.




McIlroy misses cut at Wentworth

World number one Rory McIlroy misses the cut in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after a second round of 78.




Injured Harrington pulls out of PGA

Padraig Harrington pulls out of this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth because of a shoulder injury.




Gallacher out of PGA Championship

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher pulls out of the PGA Championship at Wentworth with a wrist injury.





Stenson aiming to be first to win FedEx Cup Race to Dubai in same year despite wrist injury


Swedish golf ace Henrik Stenson is reportedly aiming to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year despite a wrist injury. Stenson, who earned 6.3 million pounds by winning America's end-of-season event, leads the European Tour going into Dubai's DP World Tour Championship finale. According to the BBC, despite injuring his wrist before the first of the four ...




Indian golfer Shiv Kapur aiming for success at 103rd South African Open Championship


Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur is reportedly aiming for success at the 103rd South African Open Championship, the world's second oldest Open title, at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg from 21-24 November. The rising Indian star will line up alongside a stellar cast of world stars in the opening event on the 2014 European Tour schedule, including Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, ...




Management issues distracting McIlroy


Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that countless hours spent with lawyers this year have been a distraction as he heads into this week's World Tour Championships in Dubai. According to the BBC, McIlroy is still seeking his first win of 2013. Last month, McIlroy began legal action in the Republic of Ireland against the Dublin-based Horizon Sports in a dispute over management fees ...




Cheyenne Woods Heir to Woods Golf Throne


Tiger Woods ‘ neice and, by the looks of it, possible heir to the golf throne. The 23-year-old daughter of Tiger’s older half-brother, Earl Woods, Jr., has played three LPGA events this year, and has yet to collect any money, but she shouldn’t be discouraged. She obviously has what it takes to make it in the world of ...




Stenson stalks Dubai leader


Spain's Alejandro Canizares grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, but Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson lies just two back as he looks to add that to his FedEx Cup crown.Canizares completed a six-under-par 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estates that proved enough to hold the first round lead, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Marcus ...





Massive sinkhole opens in golf course

A BIG sinkhole discovered near the driving range of a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.




Out of sorts McIlroy misses the cut

RORY McIlroy missed the cut at the PGA Championship at Wentworth after an erratic 6-over 78 at the European Tour’s flagship event.




Na leads Poulter by two at Colonial

AMERICAN Kevin Na has a two-shot lead after two rounds of the US PGA event in Texas with March Leishman the best-placed Australian in a tie for sixth.




McIlroy’s anger management issues

RORY McIlroy frustrated with his form as Italy’s Francesco Molinari heads first day leaderboard at European PGA Championship.




Aussie Minjee Lee wins first LPGA Tour title

AUSSIE rookie Minjee Lee was ‘stoked’ after upstaging LPGA big guns to win the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia by two shots.




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