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Golf’s Top 10 Stories From 2016

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is surrounded by his victorious players as they pose for a picture during the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is surrounded by his victorious players as they pose for a picture during the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

* Arnold Palmer’s passing.  The date of September 25 will forever be remembered. On the eve of the Ryder Cup Matches golf’s King — Arnold Palmer...




  • Rafa Cabrera Bello leader by 3 shots on 11 under par, at the half stage of the UBS Hong Kong Open 2016, hits an iron off the off the 18 tee, on Day 2 of the event on Friday Dec 9, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Rafa Cabrera Bello Sets the Pace at Hong Kong Open

    HONG KONG- Rafa Cabrera Bello leads the UBS Hong Kong Open by 3 shots at the half way stage. He carded -5 on Day 2... Read more

  • Danny Willett lines up his put on the 18th green on Day 1 of the UBS Hong Kong Open 2016 on Thursday Dec 8. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Tightly Packed After Opening Day at Hong Kong Golf Open

    HONG KONG—With perfect weather for low scores: sunshine, cooling temperatures and little wind the first day at the Hong Kong Open on Thursday Dec 8... Read more

  • Tiger Woods waits to putt on the 17th green during the Pro-Am at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Which Woods Shows Up This Week? Tiger Paws or Pause

    NEW YORK, NY—Given all the starts and stops it is likely Tiger Woods will return to formal competition with this play this week at the... Read more

  • Daniel Nisbet winner of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open hits an iron off the 16th tee on the final day Sunday Nov 6, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Daniel Nisbet Wins Clearwater Bay Open in Playoff Against Alexander Kang

    HONG KONG—Daniel Nisbet of Australia picked up 5 shots on the 4-shot overnight leader Alexander Kang to force a playoff, which Nisbet won with an... Read more

  • Alexander Kang takes a drink as he moves off the 10 Tee in round 3 of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open on Saturday Nov 5, 2016. Kang finished the day leading the field by 4 shots on 14 under par 196 total. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Alexander Kang has Four-Shot Lead Going into Clearwater Bay Final Round

    HONG KONG—Alexander Kang of USA shot a 7 under par 63 on Day 3 of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open to move 4... Read more

  • The lovely 7th hole at Clearwater Bay Golf Club, a par 4 which from the high tee position and a little breeze behind, most pros were able to drive over the water to the green on Day 2 of the PGA Tour China Series. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Beautiful Weather for Day 2 of the PGA Tour China Series Clearwater Bay Open

    HONG KONG—Another beautiful day for the 2nd round of The PGA Tour Clearwater Bay Open on Friday Nov 4. Sunshine all day and only a... Read more

  • (L-R) Charlie Saxon, Marty Dou and Jason Hak at Clearwater Bay on Nov 1, 2016 to take part in the PGA Tour China Series, inaugural Clearwater Bay Open between Nov 3 and 6. 
(Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    PGA Clearwater Bay Open Preview

    HONG KONG—The inaugural PGA Clearwater Bay Open starts on Thursday Nov. 3 with 120 players taking part. This is the first PGA Tour China Series... Read more

  • Patrick Reed at the UBS Hong Kong Open 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Patrick Reed to Join Danny Willett and Justine Rose at UBS Hong Kong Open

    HONG KONG—High up on the 52nd floor of IFC II, at the UBS Auditorium, another lofty competitor was announced on Thursday Oct 20 for the... Read more

  • Matthew Fitzpatrick of England plays his second shot to the 18th hole as his playing partner Luis Figo looks on during the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Golf Links course, Kingsbarns on October 7, 2016 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Ian Walton/Getty Images)

    Golf in the 21st Century: Can the 9-hole Solution Work?

    NEW YORK, NY—When Arnold Palmer passed away  on September 25 just prior to the start of the Ryder Cup Matches in Minnesota there was much reflection... Read more

  • Patrick Reed reacts after winning the fifth hole during a singles match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    2016 Ryder Cup Matches: Lessons Learned for Paris?

    CHASKA, MN—With the first American win since 2008 now completed, the bi-annual Ryder Cup Matches now go into dormancy until they resume again in 2018... Read more

  • Captain Davis Love III of the United States celebrates with his team and their caddies during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 2. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    USA Recaptures Ryder Cup

    CHASKA, MN—The wait is now over.  The American squad used a total team effort in recapturing the Ryder Cup with a resounding 17–11 victory over Team... Read more

  • United States’ Brandt Snedeker reacts on the 16th hole during a singles match at the Ryder Cup golf tournamentat Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., on Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Task Completed as Americans Win Back Ryder Cup

    CHASKA, Minn.—Maybe not the best team ever assembled, the Americans were every bit of a team in finally winning back the Ryder Cup. Phil Mickelson... Read more

  • Fans watch a video board during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

    5 Ways to Improve the Ryder Cup Matches

    CHASKA, MN—The 41st Ryder Cup Matches held at Hazeltine National Golf Club provided the venue for a determined American squad top recapture the Cup for... Read more

  • United States fans cheer at the first tee during afternoon fourball matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National: Minnesota Mania

    CHASKA, MN—The 41st Ryder Cup Matches will highlight the playing performances of the competitors from the two competing teams but what’s left unsaid is the... Read more

  • Players walk to the fourth green while practicing prior to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 27, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

    Behind the Curtain: 2016 Ryder Cup Architectural Roundtable

    CHASKA, MN—The bi-annual matches between Team USA and Europe is set to commence again this week. The Matches will be hosted by Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska,... Read more

  • U.S. Ryder teammates (L-R) Lanny Watkins, Payne Stewart, and Corey Pavin, salute their wives during closing ceremonies for the 1991 Ryder Cup in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sept. 29, 1991. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    “War By The Shore” Revisited

    CHASKA, MN—It’s hard to imagine but 25 years have passed since the epic USA triumph over Europe in the Ryder Cup Match played on The Ocean... Read more

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