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Published April 23rd, 2015 - 6:19PM
Boo Weekley and Brendon de Jonge fired 8-under 64s on Thursday and share the lead with the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans suspended due to darkness.
Published April 23rd, 2015 - 6:19PM
Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts.
Published April 23rd, 2015 - 4:04PM
Jack Nicklaus needed some help wrapping his head around the format changes in the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.
Published April 23rd, 2015 - 4:39AM
David Howell carded a 4-under 68 in Thursday's opening round and grabbed a share of the lead at the China Open.
Published April 23rd, 2015 - 3:59AM
Most golfers at the Volvo China Open had trouble keeping their approach shots from flying off the firm greens at Tomson Golf Course on Thursday.
Published April 23rd, 2015 - 12:39AM
Once considered a jewel of Northern California, Winchester Country Club became nearly unrecognizable after the landowner was forced to foreclose the property during the economic downturn.
Published April 23rd, 2015 - 11:59AM
The soft-spoken San Diego native needed just 114 putts — and only 1 three-putt — over the 72 holes at Winged Foot.
Published April 22nd, 2015 - 2:59PM
Marc Leishman fully expects to be rusty this week in the Zurich Classic, not that he's all that concerned.
Published April 22nd, 2015 - 10:49AM
Lydia Ko looks back at the year she's had since winning her first LPGA Tour title as a professional and credits the great golf she played at Lake Merced with helping to launch her young career.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 4:49PM
Former U.S. Army sergeant beats Gary Player by four strokes.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 3:29PM
Paula Creamer is calling for a women's Masters at Augusta National.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 2:39PM
Colin Montgomerie says the Pete Dye Course at French Lick, the site of this year's Senior PGA Championship, is among the best courses he's played that were designed by the famed Indiana course architect.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 1:09PM
The PGA Tour says Tim Clark of South Africa has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because he's still recovering from an elbow injury.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 12:34PM

Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th

Course Info

Site: Top of the Rock Golf Course, Ridgedale, Missouri

Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1996) - Top of the Rock

Par: 27

Yardage: 1,470 (Champions - Top of the Rock)

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 27 1,470 Yds

1 - Par 3 172 Yds

2 - Par 3 117 Yds

3 - Par 3 215 Yds

4 - Par 3 204 Yds

5 - Par 3 134 Yds

6 - Par 3 129 Yds

7 - Par 3 148 Yds

8 - Par 3 189 Yds

9 - Par 3 162 Yds

3 - Par 3 165 Yds

4 - Par 3 156 Yds

5 - Par 3 122 Yds

6 - Par 3 109 Yds

7 - Par 3 119 Yds

8 - Par 3 153 Yds

9 - Par 3 138 Yds

27 1,215 Yds

3 - Par 3 117 Yds

4 - Par 3 195 Yds

5 - Par 4 449 Yds

6 - Par 4 353 Yds

7 - Par 3 224 Yds

8 - Par 5 524 Yds

9 - Par 3 198 Yds

34 3,096 Yds

3 - Par 3 117 Yds

4 - Par 3 139 Yds

5 - Par 4 369 Yds

6 - Par 4 294 Yds

7 - Par 3 195 Yds

8 - Par 5 456 Yds

9 - Par 3 143 Yds

34 2,582 Yds

Back Nine:

12 - Par 4 477 Yds

13 - Par 4 462 Yds

14 - Par 5 615 Yds

15 - Par 4 366 Yds

16 - Par 4 425 Yds

17 - Par 3 165 Yds

18 - Par 5 573 Yds

36 3,618 Yds

12 - Par 4 418 Yds

13 - Par 4 401 Yds

14 - Par 5 537 Yds

15 - Par 4 309 Yds

16 - Par 4 326 Yds

17 - Par 3 124 Yds

18 - Par 5 510 Yds

36 3,065 Yds

Tournament Info

Year:

Television: Golf Channel - Friday -- 12-2:30 p.m. (et), - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et)

Champion: Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman

Runner Up: Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen

Tournament Record:

54-Hole Record:

36-Hole Record:

Course Record:

Total Purse: $2,800,000

Shares: 1st Place - $460,000; 2nd Place - $260,000; 3rd Place - $205,000

2014 Final Leaderboard

F.Funk/J.Sluman 159

J.Haas/P.Jacobsen 160

C.Stadler/K.Triplett 165

R.Cochran/K.Perry 166

T.Pernice/B.Tway 167

M.Hatalsky/D.Pooley 167

S.Elkington/R.Mediate 168

B.Langer/T.Lehman 168

C.Pavin/D.Waldorf 168

Past Winners

2014: Fred Funk/Jeff Sluman (159). Runner up: Jay Haas/Peter Jacobsen

2013: Brad Faxon/Jeff Sluman (193). Runner up: Fred Funk/Mike Goodes, Kenny Perry/Gene Sauers

2012: Michael Allen/David Frost (187). Runner up: John Cook/Joey Sindelar

2011: *David Eger/Mark McNulty (189). Runner up: Scott Hoch/Kenny Perry

2010: *Mark O'Meara/Nick Price (188). Runner up: John Cook/Joey Sindelar

2009: *Bernhard Langer/Tom Lehman (189). Runner up: Jeff Sluman/Craig Stadler

2008: Andy North/Tom Watson (185). Runner up: Jeff Sluman/Craig Stadler

2007: *Jay Haas (207). Runner up: Tom Kite

2006: Jay Haas (201). Runner up: Peter Jacobsen, Craig Stadler

2005: Des Smyth (208). Runner up: Tom Jenkins

2004: Hale Irwin (205). Runner up: Gary Koch, Gil Morgan

2003: Bruce Lietzke (206). Runner up: David Eger, Dana Quigley

2002: Doug Tewell (205). Runner up: Bobby Wadkins

2001: #Jim Colbert/Andy North (124). Runner up: Bruce Fleisher/David Graham

2000: Jim Colbert/Andy North (191). Runner up: Bruce Fleisher/David Graham

1999: Hubert Green/Gil Morgan (194). Runner up: John Mahaffey/Tom Wargo

1998: *Charles Coody/Dale Douglass (192). Runner up: Hugh Baiocchi/David Graham

1997: John Bland/Graham Marsh (192). Runner up: Hubert Green/Gil Morgan

1996: Mike Hill/Lee Trevino (198). Runner up: Orville Moody/Jimmy Powell, Jack Nicklaus/Gary Player, Harold Henning/Chi Chi Rodriguez

1995: Mike Hill/Lee Trevino (195). Runner up: Gibby Gilbert/J.C.Snead

1994: Charles Coody/Dale Douglass (188). Runner up: Chi Chi Rodriguez/Jim Dent, Bob Murphy/Jim Colbert

1993: *Harold Henning (204). Runner up: Don January, Tom Weiskopf

1992: Mike Hill/Lee Trevino (251). Runner up: Jim Colbert/Tommy Aaron

1991: Mike Hill/Lee Trevino (252). Runner up: Al Geiberger/Harold Henning

1990: Charles Coody/Dale Douglass (249). Runner up: Al Geiberger/Harold Henning

1989: Al Geiberger/Harold Henning (251). Runner up: Bob Charles/Bruce Devlin

1988: *Bruce Crampton/Orville Moody (254). Runner up: Tommy Aaron/Lou Graham, Joe Jimenez/Mike Souchak

1987: Bruce Crampton/Orville Moody (251). Runner up: Butch Baird/Fred Haas, Fred Hawkins/Bobby Nichols

1986: Don January/Gene Littler (255). Runner up: Jim Ferree/Charles Sifford

1985: Don January/Gene Littler (257). Runner up: Miller Barber/Gay Brewer, Billy Casper/Lee Elder, Bob Goalby/Sam Snead

1984: Gay Brewer/Billy Casper (258). Runner up: Miller Barber/Julius Boros

1983: Roberto De Vicenzo/Rod Funseth (258). Runner up: Jack Burke/Paul Harney

1982: #Don January/Sam Snead (183). Runner up: Gene Littler/Bob Rosburg, Chin Shei-Ha/Bob Toski, Bob Goalby/Roberto de Vicenzo

1981: Gene Littler/Bob Rosburg (257). Runner up: Peter Thomson/Kel Nagle

1980: Tommy Bolt/Art Wall (187). Runner up: Sam Snead/Don January

1979: *Roberto De Vicenzo/Julius Boros (195). Runner up: Tommy Bolt/Art Wall

1978: Gardner Dickinson/Sam Snead (193). Runner up: Kel Nagle/Peter Thomson

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain Shortened

Formerly called Legends of Golf (1978-79); Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf (1980-2013); Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf (2014).

Top Contenders

F.Funk/J.Sluman

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

2014: Won

Stadler/Triplett

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013: T-4

2014: T-3

R.Cochran/K.Perry

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: T-13

2013:

2014: T-4

T.Pernice/B.Tway

2009:

2010:

2011: T-12

2012: T-13

2013: T-16

2014: T-5

B.Langer/T.Lehman

2009: Won

2010: T-4

2011:

2012: T-9

2013: T-14

2014: T-7

A.North/T.Watson

2009: T-11

2010: T-12

2011: T-12

2012:

2013: T-4

2014: T-10

T.Kite/G.Morgan

2009: T-5

2010: T-15

2011: 11th

2012: T-13

2013: T-16

2014: T-12

M.Allen/D.Frost

2009:

2010:

2011: T-3

2012: Won

2013: T-4

2014: T-17

L.Mize/H.Sutton

2009:

2010: T-20

2011: T-8

2012: T-19

2013: T-4

2014: T-26

M.O'Meara/N.Price

2009: T-7

2010: Won

2011: T-12

2012:

2013: T-4

2014: T-26

NOTES: The event that spawned the creation of the Champions Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, takes center stage this week in Ridgedale, Missouri. The Legends started in 1978, two years before the Champions Tour came into being. The event is an official team competition with a 2-man format, with the players on the winning team receiving a 1-year exemption into all Champions Tour events with the exception of the major championships.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 12:29PM

Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th

Course Info

Site: Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club, Shanghai, China

Course Architect: Kato Shinsuke (1997)

Par: 72

Yardage: 7,315

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,687 Yds

1 - Par 4 404 Yds

2 - Par 5 550 Yds

3 - Par 3 249 Yds

4 - Par 4 490 Yds

5 - Par 4 414 Yds

6 - Par 4 440 Yds

7 - Par 4 388 Yds

8 - Par 3 182 Yds

9 - Par 5 570 Yds

Back Nine: 36 3,628 Yds

10 - Par 4 386 Yds

11 - Par 4 371 Yds

12 - Par 3 203 Yds

13 - Par 5 568 Yds

14 - Par 4 356 Yds

15 - Par 4 477 Yds

16 - Par 4 461 Yds

17 - Par 3 216 Yds

18 - Par 5 590 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 21st (12th year as part of European Tour)

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 2:30-5:30 a.m. (et), - Saturday/Sunday -- 6-10 a.m. (et) - taped

Champion: Alexander Levy

Runner Up: Tommy Fleetwood

Tournament Record: 264 (Nicolas Colsaerts, 2011)

54-Hole Record: 198 (Nicolas Colsaerts, 2011; Branden Grace, 2012)

36-Hole Record: 130 (Alexander Levy, 2014)

Course Record:

Total Purse: $3,230,000

Shares: 1st Place - $540,000; 2nd Place - $358,395; 3rd Place - $201,920

2014 Final Leaderboard

Alexander Levy 269

Tommy Fleetwood 273

Alvaro Quiros 275

Francesco Molinari 276

Anders Hansen 277

Ian Poulter 277

Henrik Stenson 277

Five players at 278

Past Winners

2014: Alexander Levy (269). Runner up: Tommy Fleetwood

2013: Brett Rumford (272). Runner up: Mikko Ilonen

2012: Branden Grace (267). Runner up: Nicolas Colsaerts

2011: Nicolas Colsaerts (264). Runner up: S. Kjeldsen, Pe. Lawrie, P. Martin, D. Lee

2010: Y.E. Yang (273). Runner up: Stephen Dodd, Rhys Davies

2009: Scott Strange (280). Runner up: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

2008: Damien McGrane (278). Runner up: Oliver Wilson, Simon Griffiths, M. Lorenzo-Vera

2007: Markus Brier (274). Runner up: Scott Hend, Graeme McDowell, Andrew McLardy

2006: Jeev Milkha Singh (278). Runner up: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

2005: *Paul Casey (275). Runner up: Oliver Wilson

2004: Stephen Dodd (276). Runner up: Thomas Bjorn

2003: Lian-Wei Zhang (277). Runner up: Thaworn Wiratchant

2002: David Gleeson (272). Runner up: Pablo Del Olmo

2001: Charlie Wi (272). Runner up: Thongchai Jaidee

2000: Simon Dyson (275). Runner up: Jyoti Randhawa

1999: Kyi Hla Han (273). Runner up: Christian Pena

1998: Edward Fryatt (269). Runner up: Takeshi Ohyama

1997: Jun Cheng (280). Runner up: Adrian Percey

1996: Prayad Marksaeng (269). Runner up: Yu-Shu Hsieh

1995: Raul Fretes (277). Runner up: Ying-Juh Lai

* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders

Alexander Levy

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

2014: Won

Tommy Fleetwood

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: mc

2013: T-29

2014: 2nd

Mikko Ilonen

2009: mc

2010: T-4

2011:

2012: T-64

2013: 2nd

2014: T-8

Scott Strange

2009: Won

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-29

2013: mc

2014: T-24

Richie Ramsay

2009:

2010:

2011: T-43

2012: T-52

2013: T-29

2014: T-32

Hao-Tong Li

2009:

2010:

2011: mc

2012: mc

2013: mc

2014: T-50

Soren Kjeldsen

2009:

2010:

2011: T-2

2012: T-29

2013: T-33

2014: T-60

Nicolas Colsaerts

2009:

2010: T-8

2011: Won

2012: 2nd

2013:

2014: mc

Ross Fisher

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: mc

2013:

2014: mc

K. Aphibarnrat

2009:

2010: mc

2011:

2012: mc

2013: T-12

2014:

NOTES: The 2015 European Tour season continues this week in China with the 21st installment of the Volvo China Open. This is the 12th year that this tournament is part of the European Tour International Schedule. Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club will host this event for the first time.
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