NEW ROTOWORLD BETA SITE

Latest Headlines

Making his season and tournament debut, World No. 10 Rickie Fowler styled a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in Sunday's third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach 14-under 199, down one spot to solo 2nd, one back of playing competitor and 54-hole leader Patton Kizzire, who shot 66.

The 28-year-old is chasing his fifth TOUR title in his 197th career start, first since the 2017 Honda as 54-hole leader. Three of his four wins have been in come-from-behind fashion, most recently erasing a one shot deficit with 3-under 68 to win the 2015 Deutsche Bank (now THE NORTHERN TRUST) by one. After kicking off in 65-67, the California native co-led with Kizzire and Patrick Rodgers. He hit seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, offsetting a lone bogey-5 at 17 with five circles, including four straight at holes 5-8. The Oklahoma State product posted 1.643 putts per GIR with 28 total putts. There is no re-pairing taking place between Rounds 3 and 4, so it'll be Kizzire, Fowler and Rodgers, who dipped to T7 with 72, again in the final threesome.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Scott Jamieson has played some of his best golf in South Africa and the's thriving there again after posting a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, his morning lap lifting him to T2 on 7-under 137 and just one shot shy of David Lipsky's 36-hole lead.

The Scot secured his only European Tour title when winning the 2013 Nelson Mandela Championship while he's had six other top sevens on SA soil, including second places at the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions and 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge. Also T3 at this venue in 2012 and T4 in 2016, the changes to the course this year don't seem to have made a difference and he's in position for another big finish. The World No. 233, who only just did enough last season to retain his card, started at the 10th today and enjoyed a brilliant burst of scoring with five birdies in six holes from Nos. 13-18. A bogey-6 at No. 2 halted his momentum a little but he responded with two more birdies at 3 and 6.
Dec 14 - 7:15 AM

David Lipsky twirled a 6-under-par 33=33=66 in Friday's second round at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, jumping 12 spots up the leaderboard to post the 36-hole clubhouse lead of 8-under 136.

Right now, with the afternoon session in play, the American is a shot clear of Scottish duo Marc Warren and Scott Jamieson. This is Lipsky's first look at Leopard Creek and he made a solid job of it on day one, handing in a 70. He did even better today, playing his four holes in 4-under after a birdie at 11 followed by eagle-3 at 13. The World No. 340 picked up further shots at 16, 2 and 3. Lipsky made the top 100 on the Race to Dubai for the fifth straight time last season although 95th was his worst finish in that run and included just a single top ten. He's just 1-for-3 this time around and has never had a top 40 in South Africa from three starts. The 30-year-old has played 132 European Tour events but, if it holds, this would be his first 36-hole lead.
Dec 14 - 7:06 AM

Oliver Bekker thrashed a superb 6-under-par 33-33=66 to take the first round lead by one shot from Dimitrios Papadatos in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek CC in Malelane, South Africa.

The 34-year-old South African has never previously owned a first round lead on the European Tour so it is rare territory for him although he has quietly managed 11 top ten positions after 18 holes, the last three all in the Mauritius Open. His previous best was T2 in this event in 2012 although he will hope for a better 54 holes to follow his opening lap. Six years ago he shot 67-77-72–72 for T47 by the end of the week. He started on the back nine and ticked 11, 12, 13 and 14 for a superb start. His front nine witnessed ticks at 4, 6 and 8 with a bogey at the seventh. "Definitely a great afternoon on the golf course," he said. "The wind died a little bit on us so I’m glad to have been able to take advantage of that. The greens are really firm but I drove it well so I was in fairway most of the time so I could control my ball. I think the changes on this golf course are good for my game."
Dec 13 - 1:13 PM

Brandon Stone won the last edition of the Alfred Dunhill Championship to be held at Leopard Creek and he showed his liking for the course again with an opening 3-under-par 34-35=69 to finish his morning lap in T2, two back from leader Dimitris Papadatos.

Stone won by six shots in 2016 but the tournament wasn't played last year due to renovations taking place at the Gary Player-designed par 72. Despite the changes, South African Stone still looked at home and started with an opening birdie at the par-5 10th. He added two more red circles at 13 and 14 before a run of pars was broken with another gain at 6. Stone dropped his only shot of the day at 7 but, with scoring far from easy, that's a fine start. The University of Texas grad was a popular pick this week due to his course form and T7 in last week's South African Open.
Dec 13 - 6:21 AM

Playing on a tournament invite, Dimitrios Papadatos crafted a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-35=67 in round one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in South Africa, good enough for a two-shot lead over fellow morning starters David Drysdale, Pablo Larrazabal, Liam Johnston, Robert Karlsson and defending champion Brandon Stone.

The World No. 154 finished runner-up in the Australian Open last month and just missed out on gaining his card via the PGA Tour of Australasia. He also finished in 21st spot on the Challenge Tour last season, taking second place at the Bridgestone Challenge in September when opening with twin 63s. Today, he started fast with birdies at 1 and 3 before adding another par-breaker at 9 to turn in just 32. Coming home, the Aussie picked up shots at 11 and 16 although, looking at this card, he'll feel he left some shots out there after failing to birdie any of the four par 5s.
Dec 13 - 6:09 AM

Charl Schwartzel led the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg after 36 holes but his hopes of winning the event for the first time were vanquished as he completed a stuttering weekend with a closing 1-over-par 36-36=72 to finish at 10-under 274, eight back from runaway winner Louis Oosthuizen and in a four-way tie for third.

Schwartzel managed the consolation prize of securing a place in next year's Open but he would have expected to make the field for Portush anyway so today was about the disappointment of letting a good chance to win his home Open slip away. Three back after 54 holes, the writing was on the wall early as Schwartzel swallowed double bogey-6 at No. 2 and he also took six swipes at the par-4 13th. There were birdies at 4, 12 and 17 but a second successive round of 72 at Firethorn when leading the way at the midpoint shows that Schwartzel is still battling to get it done on the course despite saying he's been striping it on the range. The good news? He'll have another opportunity in next week's Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek, a venue where he's won four times (2005, 2013, 2014, 2016).
Dec 9 - 7:58 AM

There were three Open spots up for grabs at this week's South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg and England's Oliver Wilson banked one of the golden tickets for Portrush after twirling a final-round 4-under-par 31-36=67 at Firethorn to finish in a four-way tie for third spot on 10-under 274.

That was eight behind winner Louis Oosthuizen. Wilson's higher world ranking (273rd) meant he edged out Thomas Aiken and Bryce Easton, who also finished T3. That wouldn't have been the case until very recently and after last year's Open he was ranked outside the world's top 2000. The former World No. 35, who played in the 2008 Ryder Cup, has surged back up with two wins on the Challenge Tour in the last four months and showed plenty of that form and confidence this week. The Englishman opened with 73 but fired 66-68-67 over the final 54 holes, outpacing two bogeys with six birdies (all in the first 14 holes) in today's closer. Wilson is certainly worth keeping an eye on in 2019 after this impressive finish to 2018.
Dec 9 - 7:45 AM

Louis Oosthuizen's ninth European Tour win was one from the bucket list, a stunning six-shot victory at Randpark GC to secure his long-awaited first win at the South African Open thanks to a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in round four which saw the World No. 36 triumph with 18-under 266 (62-70-67-67).

Romain Langasque was runner-up at 12-under while Bryce Easton, Thomas Aiken, Oliver Wilson and Charl Schwartzel were T3 a further two shots back. Three clear at start of play, the prospect of trying to get over the line in an event he'd been trying to win since 2002 seemed to weigh on the 36-year-old South African as he bogeyed 2 and 3. But he got the motor running with birdie at Firethorn's 4th hole and kicked clear of the field with red circles at 6, 7 and 9 before eagle-3 at 14. He traded a birdie at 16 with a bogey 17 and a par at 18 meant he matched the highest winning margin since the SA Open became a European Tour event in 1997. "This feels very special," said an emotional Oosthuizen. "It's been a great ride. I've been very patient this week." Next target? Perhaps a first win on American soil in 2019. Before that, he'll also line up in next week's Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Dec 9 - 7:29 AM

Romain Langasque recorded his best finish on the European Tour at the South African Open Sunday, jumping 18 spots to end runner-up to Louis Oosthuizen after carding a final-round 5-under-par 33-33=66 for a 72-hole score of 12-under 272.

That was six behind the winner although the Frenchman was the only player in the mammoth 240-man field to shoot all four rounds in the 60s and he received the added bonus of securing a spot in next year's Open Championship. The 2015 British Amateur champ recorded bogeys at 3 and 16 but between that he flew up the leaderboard with birdies at 4, 6, 9, 12 and 13 before making eagle-3 at 14. This is another example of a Q School grad making good early use of his card, something we saw last week when Kurt Kitayama won the Mauritius Open. Langasque was T23 there after finishing with a win and two top fives in his final five events on the Challenge Tour. In this form, he won't want the Christmas break to come although the 23-year-old will get one more opportunity to ride his momentum when contesting next week's Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in the north-east of South Africa.
Dec 9 - 7:14 AM

Louis Oosthuizen cruised to a 4-under-par 33-34=67 third round at Randpark GC which earned him a three-shot lead heading into the final lap of the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg.

There is a big Sunday in prospect for the 36-year-old who is yet to claim his national Open despite three top fives in his last five appearances. That said, this is, rather remarkably, his first start in the event since 2010. He is also seeking a first win anywhere since early 2016 and only the second since early 2014. He earned the chance by making three birdies and a bogey on both nines. On the front nine the red came at 1, 4, and 6, the blue at 5. At the 11th he found sand with his approach, his escape ricocheted off flag to 10’0" but he drained it for par and he celebrated with birdies at 14 and 15, the latter from 12‘0". A second bogey-4 of the week at the 17th may bode ill for the back nine Sunday, but he is 7-for-14 with a 54-hole lead (or share of it). Matt Wallace, Charl Schwartzel and Madalitso Muthiya are his challengers in T2.
Dec 8 - 7:55 AM

Dylan Frittelli was one of the favorites going into his home South African Open at Randpark GC but while other big names Charl Schwartzel (1st), Louis Oosthuizen (T3), Branden Grace (T8) and Matt Wallace (T8) are all in great position for a title challenge, the 28-year-old is slamming his trunk early after a 1-over-par 35-37=72 in round two left him at 3-over 145 and four shots outside the cut line.

After taking 73 swishes at the tougher Firethorn layout Thursday, Frittelli was hoping to repair the damage at the Bushwillow which played two-and-a-half shots easier on day one. He couldn't. An opening birdie was one of just two red numbers and he swallowed three bogeys to record another over-par round and finish T149 of the 240 starters. A total of 70 players made it to the weekend at T57 (-2) or better. Those to miss out included: 141- Trevor Fisher, Jr., Darren Fichardt, Justin Harding ... 142- Dean Burmester, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthieu Pavon ... 143- Pablo Larrazabal, Trevor Immelman ... 144- George Coetzee ... 147- Richard Sterne.
Dec 7 - 11:55 AM




Highest Searched Golfers over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Player News: Week 15

    Player News: Week 15
  •  
    DFS Analysis: Cooper, Martin

    DFS Analysis: Cooper, Martin
  •  
    Dose: Wentz Questionable

    Dose: Wentz Questionable
  •  
    Dose: Conner Back for Wk 15?

    Dose: Conner Back for Wk 15?
  •  
    Dose: Ekeler in Doubt

    Dose: Ekeler in Doubt
  •  
    NBA Waivers: Melton, Burks

    NBA Waivers: Melton, Burks
  •  
    Dose: Kittle explodes vs. DEN

    Dose: Kittle explodes vs. DEN
  •  
    Week 14 Starts: Baker Mayfield

    Week 14 Starts: Baker Mayfield