Leading by 6 strokes after 3 rounds, Dustin Johnson had the winner’s title at the WBC-HSBC Championship in Shanghai taken away by Justin Rose with a feverish back 9 that included 5 birdies. Rose started 8 strokes behind and won by 2 strokes over Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Henrik Stenson.
The PGA Tour stop was at the Sanderson Farms Championship where Ryan Armour won his first title in 105 events with a 5 stroke victory over Chesson Hadley.
Cristie Kerr notched her 20th LPGA title with a birdie bomb on the 72nd hole at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. With the birdie, she beat Danielle Kang, Jacqui Concolino and Shanshan Feng.
Bernhard Langer again found the winner’s circle. This time at the Champions Tour Powershares QQQ Championship. He had to go 2 extra holes to be Miguel Angel Jimenez in a playoff. One other note – fan favorite John Daly had to withdraw during the middle of the second round as he went to the ground after a stroke with an apparent knee injury.
While still many months away, the European Tour will be in Austria in June to play the Shot Clock Masters. The title says it all. Every golf will be on a shot clock for each stroke. They golfer will get 50 seconds to hit his first stroke and then 40 seconds each time thereafter. A stroke penalty will be assessed each time a golfer has a bad time. It will be interesting to see how the golfers handle the “time” pressure. The intent of the event is to shave off 45 minutes from the playing time.