Yang earns first PGA Tour win at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Y.E. Yang was first to finish at last year’s Honda Classic.

This time, he finished first.

Alone in front throughout, Yang shot a final round of 2-under 68 Sunday to finish one shot ahead of John Rollins and pick up his first PGA Tour victory.

The Korean took command with three straight birdies on the front side and wouldn’t fold, picking up a two-year exemption and a check for $1,008,000. With the win, he qualified for next week’s CA Championship at Doral, plus earned an invitation to next month’s Masters.

“This win is the biggest of my career,” Yang said.

Yang played last year’s final round at PGA National by himself, going off first and needing only 1 hour, 53 minutes to finish.

He was there until the very end this time, pumping his fist in the air when his 50-footer for birdie nestled to a stop a foot away from the cup, sealing the victory. He finished at 9-under 271. Continue reading “Yang earns first PGA Tour win at Honda Classic”

Alker wins New Zealand PGA Championship

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Steve Alker won the New Zealand PGA Championship on Sunday, closing with his second straight 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over countrymen Josh Geary and David Smail.

The 37-year-old Alker, a stroke behind American Steve Friesen at the start of the round, had a 15-under 273 total on the Bob Charles-designed Clearwater course.

The touring pro for the Clearwater Resort for three years starting in 2002, Alker earned $108,000 and full Nationwide Tour membership for the rest of the season with the win in the event also sanctioned by the Australasian tour.

“It’s pretty special to win here,” Alker said. “It’s great to come back here and see all the members and staff. It’s really been a fun week for me.” Continue reading “Alker wins New Zealand PGA Championship”

Golf Tournaments: Expose Your Sporting Skills!

Golf tournaments provide an avenue for golfers to test their skills against other players. They offer you a chance to. A simple golf round is still fun but lacks the atmosphere present in tournaments. Local events as well as major tournaments where pros participate are a good way for golfing enthusiasts to take pleasure in the game. Participating and winning tournaments comes with the reward of trophies and some form of monetary prize while also earning the winner respect among his / her companions. All events, local ones as well as national and international ones offer golfers an opportunity to improve their skills and enjoy the fun that accompanies the tournaments. The following pieces of advice can come in handy for those willing to participate in golf tournaments

An easy and simple yet enjoyable way of learning more on about golf is to become a spectator. Local or major tournaments offer spectators an exciting chance to watch as pros go head to head with each other. The ambiance present at major events is very thrilling and is worth the slightly costlier price the tickets are sold for. Local tournaments may from time to time lack the presence of highly skilled players and this fact may cause slightly lower form of entertainment. If an opportunity avails itself, you should take it without hesitation. It will be a moment worth cherishing and will not be easily forgotten. Continue reading “Golf Tournaments: Expose Your Sporting Skills!”