Latest Golf News (Week 5 January 2018)

 

Jason Day wins the Farmers Insurance

Jason Day finally ended his 20 month long drought with a victory over Alex Noren at the Farmers Insurance Open. The 30 year old Australian calmly hit a birdie at the sixth hole claiming his victory. The stands were mostly empty except for a few stragglers and just family and friends. Both Day and Alex Noren had fought through five playoff holes on Sunday before it got dark at the Torrey Pines. Jason Day ended his trophy drought on a rare win on Monday morning amid cheers of his family and friends. Jason Day was elated after his win as he said it was very important for him and he practiced a lot for the tournament. Day was one of the best in 2015, when he won the Farmers Insurance and went on a rapid ascent with back to back wins and reached the top of golf rankings. He said that this victory is a hope that his 2018 will go much better than last year. Day and Noren started off Monday as Ryan Palmer had been eliminated on Sunday. Jason Day hit a birdie and won his 11the PGA title.

Tiger Woods moves up more than 100 spots in the rankings

The Official World Golf Ranking came through and fans saw a few big changes in the spots of players. Three players, Jason Day, Alex Noren and Tiger Woods received huge boosts in their rankings. Tiger Woods, one of the most famous athletes of all time, finally returned to the golfing world at the Torrey Pines Farmers Insurance Open. He started the tournament ranked at 647 and jumped a big 108 spots to move up to 539. Many might not think this as a big deal, as Woods had spent an astonishing 683 weeks ranked as number one player in golf. But this is a huge improvement in Woods’s comeback to golf and this is the highest he has been ranked in the past two years. Jason Day broke the top ten with his 11th PGA title win at Torrey Vines and Alex Noren who was runners up in the same jumped three spots in the 16th position. Woods will next participate in the Genesis Open next month.

Oldest golf course in Charlotte to be replaced

The Larkhaven Golf course located on Camp Stewart Road in east Charlotte will be closed down after 60 years of golf. The public golf course will be replaced by residential subdivisions revealed the authorities. The course was first opened by Barron Connell and his son way back in 1958. Now after 60 glorious years the 140 acre course will be replaced by single family houses.