Tiger Woods falls out of top 1000 for the first time
For the very first time in his career, former golf champion Tiger Woods drops out of the top 1000. The recent edition of World Golf Rankings shows Woods in the 1005th position. Never before has the 14-time winner been at such a rank. Ever since he began his career as an amateur in 1994, his rank was never out of the top 1000. The lowest he attained was of 730. This is surely a surprise coming from the man who was sitting in the number one spot for 683 weeks. This is mostly because Woods has not played much in the last two years. He just competed in seven events in the last two years and accumulated points in only three games. After retreating from the Dubai Desert Classic, Woods hasnt played a single game. He was on the sidelines owing to surgeries for his back and various pain treatments. Troubles seem to follow the golfer as he was arrested earlier this year on charges of drunk driving, though he claimed it was a reaction from medication. Get some great predictions here.
Rory Mcilroy paired with world #1 Dustin Johnson
Former world number one, Rory Mcilroy, has been paired with the current world #1, Dustin Johnson at the Royal Birkdale. The duo has been paired for the first two rounds of this prestigious tournament. Defending champion Henrik Stenson is grouped with two-time winner Jordan Spieth and South Korea’s Si Woo Kim. The champion of Masters Sergio Garcia will compete for his second major title alongside 2015 Open Winner Zach Johnson and former number one Jason Day. Rory had won back in 2014, and he has been booked in the 2.59 pm slot at the Royal Birkdale.
Sung Hyun Park wins at U.S. Women’s Open
A year ago in this very event, Sung Hyun Park let the title slip away from her hands with a couple of bad rounds. This year was very different for the South Korean, as she was the best player of this tournament. She shot two consecutive five under par 67 to win her first LPGA tour victory. Park beat out Shanshan Feng and teenager Hye-Jin Choi to finish at a11 under 277. President Donald Trump was present at this event for the third consecutive day.
Stephen Curry ends up fourth at a celebrity golf tournament
The star player for the Warriors finished at fourth place in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. Former pitcher Mark Mulder won this tournament for the third time in a row. Curry finished with 28 points in the final round to finish the tournament with 60 points.