Latest Golf News (Week 4 January 2018)


Jon Rahm wins CareerBuilder Challenge

Spanish golf player Jon Rahm emerged winner in the CareerBuilder challenge, held in southern California at PGA West TPC stadium. Rahm had to clear four playoff holes to clinch the winners’ title. With this win the Spanish golf player bagged his second win on his PGA tour. With this win Rahm passed another milestone in his career as this win bagged him the second spot in world ranking surpassing Jordan Spieth. Before entering the tournament Rahm was third in world ranking. Rahm was overwhelmed after winning the tournament. It was hard for him to believe that he had won the title and along with the title he also rose to become second in world ranking. Also surpassing a three time major champion like Jordan Spieth was a big achievement for him.

Sergio Garcia emerges winner in Singapore Open

Battling bad weather and intense humidity, Sergio Garcia emerged winner of the Singapore Open with a top score, playing 27 holes at a stretch without missing or dropping any shots. This win was termed by Garcia as an eye opener because he will be exposed to the same weather conditions for Augusta Nationals. If anything this win has made him tougher and more adaptive to the weather. His opponents who came closest to him were Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira and South Africa’s Shaun Norris. Both were tied in the second spot. The Singapore Open win was Garcia’s sixth win on Asian Tour and for his professional career the win brought him his 33rd title.

Rory Mcllroy shows a promising comeback in Abu Dhabi

The 28 year old golf player showed some promising action in the Abu Dhabi HSBC championship by finishing 3rd with Matt Fitzpatrick. This was his comeback season as he played for the first time since October. The former world no-1 expressed satisfaction in his playing strategy as he never intended to win the tournament, which was won by Tommy Fleetwood who finished his game with an impressive score.

Mcllroy felt that his game could have gone a little better but the conditions made him a little uncomfortable. Also this game provided him a good opportunity for a proper warm-up and also his game strategy was on the correct path and if he continues to be in this shape then his chances of winning in Dubai was pretty good. He also praised Fleetwood for an impressive victory and gaining a victory in such weather conditions was truly remarkable. As of now Mcllroy plans to take a day off as he now has to prepare for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic a tournament last won by Mcllroy in 2015. Mcllroy termed his stint in the tournament as successful.