For a guy who never had won a PGA Tour event, Max Homa made winning the Wells Fargo Championship look like second nature. Homa, the 2013 NCAA individual champion who ranked 417th in the world entering the weekend, shot a closing 67 Sunday at Quail Hollow Club to win by three strokes in Charlotte, N.C.
The performances by Homa and runner-up Joel Dahmen at Quail Hollow were significant triumphs for a pair of golf tradesmen, writes Ron Green Jr.
Try as she might to throw victory away on Sunday, Sei Young Kim captured the LPGA Mediheal Championship outside San Francisco, prevailing in a playoff against England’s Bronte Law and fellow South Korean Jeongeun Lee6 after closing with a 75 at Lake Merced Golf Club.
Finland’s Mikko Korhonen won the European Tour’s Volvo China Open on Sunday, prevailing in a playoff against France’s Benjamin Hébert with a birdie on the first extra hole at Genzon Golf Club.
Admitting to success and failure in reading the runes of Tiger Woods’ career, John Hopkins writes that Woods won’t match Jack Nicklaus’ mark of 18 major titles, let alone surpass it.
Rory McIlroy celebrated his 30th birthday in Charlotte on Saturday, but after starting Sunday’s final round at the Wells Fargo Championship two strokes off the lead, he retreated from contention with a desultory 73 at Quail Hollow.
The European Tour will return to Saudi Arabia in 2020 despite being criticized for staging the inaugural Saudi International there in January, CEO Keith Pelley said in an interview last week.
Before teeing off in the LPGA Mediheal Championship, Lydia Ko revealed that she has parted ways with her latest swing coach, Ted Oh.
Alex Beach, a 29-year-old assistant professional at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., won the 52nd PGA Professional Championship last Wednesday, defeating fellow New York pro Danny Balin by two strokes in Bluffton, S.C.
Joanna Coe, one of four women who competed in the PGA Professional Championship, is blazing a trail for female club professional competitors, writes Sean Fairholm.
Megan Furtney and Erica Shepherd won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship last Wednesday, defeating Jillian Bourdage and Casey Weidenfeld, 2 and 1, in the scheduled 18-hole final.
Coaching girls’ high school golf has its costs, but its benefits are immeasurable, this week’s installment of The Divot explains.
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