1. Adam Scott Holds Off Horde of Contenders for Victory in L.A. — Golf.com
2. Scott Parel Rallies to Win Chubb Classic on Champions Tour — ESPN Golf
3. After Two-Year Drought, Inbee Park Wins Australian Open — Golf Channel
4: Chip Shots: Golf date for Bubba Watson and Justin Bieber; Rory McIlroy doesn’t let Brooks Koepka get inside his head; Tiger Woods done in by weight loss; Condoleezza Rice uses golf as a teaching tool; Michele Wie posts baby bump photo; Max Homa gets no love from CBS cameras.
1. Scott Holds Off Horde of Contenders to Win Genesis Invitational: With contenders all around him and pressure mounting, Adam Scott uncorked a drive on the par-4 15th at Riviera Country Club on Sunday that rolled near the feet of Joel Dahmen, one of the golfers in the threesome ahead of him. A little discourteous, sure, but Scott is likable among his fellow tour pros, and Dahmen playfully waved back. Scott meant no harm, truly, but it was definitely symbolic — he was focused on finishing first at the Genesis Invitational, and all those would-be contenders around him could do is wave the trophy goodbye. Scott, who entered the day tied for the lead with Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar, shot a one-under 70 to win by two shots over Sung Kang, Scott Brown, and Kuchar, good for Scott’s first victory since 2016 and 14th overall. Read More . . .
2. Parel Rallies From Three Back to Win Chubb Classic on Champions Tour: Scott Parel overcame a three-shot deficit Sunday and closed with an 8-under 63 to win the Chubb Classic by two shots over Bob Estes, his third career victory on the PGA Tour Champions, to surpass $5 million for his career. Parel moved atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings for the first time in his career. Bob Estes shot 64 and finished second, while Kevin Sutherland (67) and Bernhard Langer (69) tied for third. Parel seized control around the turn on The Classic at Lely Resort in Naples, Florida, with a birdie. Behind him, Langer dropped shots on the eighth and ninth holes, giving Parel a two-shot lead. No one caught him the rest of the way. Read More . . .
3. Ending a Two-Year Drought, Inbee Park Wins Australian Open: Seven-time major champion Inbee Park saw a seven-shot lead shrink to two shots Sunday before winning the Women's Australian Open by three to clinch her first LPGA title in almost two years. She bogeyed the ninth but still made the turn five shots ahead of the field and went out to a seven-shot lead early on the back nine at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club. The 31-year-old former world No. 1 faltered briefly, bogeying the 14th and 16th holes to find herself only two ahead of fast-finishing American Amy Olsen. Park held her nerve, making birdie on the par-5 17th and par on the 18th to win her 20th LPGA title and gain a ranking boost which lifts her chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games, at which she would defend the gold medal. Read More . . .
4. Chip Shots: Bubba Watson played a round with Justin Bieberafter missing the cut at Riviera . . . A Q&A in an Irish newspaper reveals how Rory McIlroy handles trash talk aimed his way by Brooks Koepka. . . Letting himself get too thin, Tiger Woods felt weak during the Genesis Invitational and vows to gain weight . . . Condoleezza Rice, devoted golfer, uses the game to teach empowerment to young girls . . . Michele Wie posts Instagram photo of her baby bump . . Cheeky tour pro Max Homa tweets a mock complaint about no TV coverage of his fine play.
David Gould is a journalist, editor and author with 30 years’ experience in categories such as golf, travel, luxury goods and corporate communications. Gould is a contract employee of NBC Sports/GOLF Channel, providing communications support for several business units there. He is also Editorial Advisor and an outside director of OpenRounds, Inc., a vendor to private golf clubs. He has served as Executive Editor of Travel + Leisure Golfmagazine and Chief Editor of LINKS Magazine. Gould has contributed 100-plus articles to leading sports publications on golf-related topics. He is the author of “Q School Confidential” (St. Martins Press, 1999) a history of PGA Tour qualifying, “The Golfers Code (Triumph Books, 2004) and “Real Golf: 120 Tips for Better Golf and Lower Scores” (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2002). To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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