1. Canadian Nick Taylor Wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am — Golf Channel
2. Min Woo Lee Wins Breakthrough Euro Tour Title at Vic Open — Golfweek
3. Women’s Title at Vic Open Goes to Hee Young Park — LPGA.com
4: Chip Shots: Ernie Els won’t captain Presidents Cup again; Jason Day pondering early retirement; Tee shots too long, says USGA-R&A report; Geoff Ogilvy favors mixed-gender tournaments; Talking golf, Tom Brady needles Peyton Manning.
1. Taylor Braves Blustery Winds to Win Pebble Beach Pro-Am:Via a roller-coaster round of 70 that included five birdies, three bogeys, an eagle, and a double, a windblown Nick Taylor stayed upright long enough to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday. Kevin Streelman finished four strokes back to take second place and Phil Mickelson took third. This is Taylor’s second PGA Tour victory and his first in nearly five years, since his breakthrough at the 2015 Sanderson Farms Championship. Up one to start the day after sleeping on the first 54-hole lead of his career, Taylor played his first six holes in 4 under, going birdie-birdie-eagle at Nos. 4-6. Read More . . .
2. Australian Min Woo Lee Wins Vic Open on Home Turf:Another ISPS Handa Vic Open trophy has found its way to the Lee family trophy case. This time, 21-year-old Min Woo Lee earned a breakthrough European Tour victory at the event in Victoria, Melbourne. The unique Vic Open features two tournaments running simultaneously on the same course for equal prize money. That means that Min Woo’s older sister Minjee, 23, was on hand to see her brother hoist the trophy. Minjee finished tied for sixth, two shots out of the playoff that Hee Young Park eventually won. A five-time winner on the LPGA, Minjee won the Vic Open both in 2014 and 2018. “I was super, super proud of him,” Minjee said. Read More . . .
3. Hee Young Park Captures Playoff Victory at Handa Vic Open: Korea's Hee Young Park, who came close to quitting golf last year, made par on the fourth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the LPGA Tour's ISPS Handa Vic Open, besting compatriots Hye-Jin Choi and So Yeon Ryu. On a course swept by a boisterous wind, the trio of Park, Choi, and Ryu returned repeatedly to the tee of the dogleg par-5 18th to play out a gripping finale. Former world No. 1 Ryu dropped out on the second playoff hole when she missed a birdie putt but Park and Choi continued on. Park had an eagle putt to win the event on the first playoff hole but saw it slide by the cup. She faced three more holes in tough conditions before clinching her third LPGA title. Read More . . .
4. Chip Shots: No wish to repeat as Presidents Cup captain, saysErnie Els . . . A serious back condition has Jason Day pondering early retirement . . . Former U.S. Open champ Geoff Ogilvy has come out in favor of more events with mixed male-female fields . . . Equipment technology producing ever-longer drives needs reining in, says a USGA-R&A report . . . Interviewed during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Tom Brady roasts Peyton Manning then compliments him.
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