Golfing Weekly Newsletter
Volume 30Golfing Weekly Home PageSeptember 6, 2004

Table of Contents
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0. Editorial Article
1. PGA Tour - Deutsche Bank Championship Results
2. PGA Tour Money List
3. European Tour - Omega European Masters Results
4. European Tour Volvo Order Of Merit
5. LPGA Tour - State Farm Classic Results
6. LPGA Tour ADT Money List
7. Champions Tour - First Tee Open at Pebble Beach presented by Wal-Mart Results
8. Champions Tour Money List
9. "Off the Cart Path" - weekly cartoon strip by Roy Doty
10. Ryder Cup - Final Team Selections
11. Official World Golf Rankings

 

Editor's Weekly Word

Tiger Woods is World #2

After over five years as the official World #1 of golf, Tiger Woods has finaly been toppled from the top spot by Vijay Singh. Maybe this will be the catalyst he needs to return to winning form and, let's face it, that's not a huge step from how he is playing right now. The change at the top has been long overdue and Woods has only maintained his position over the last few months by using the system, which rewards golfers for staying at home rather than playing, to his advantage. But don't write him off. I have no doubt that Woods will be back in the number one spot and my guess is that it will be sooner rather than later.

Although this has been the main talking point in the golf world, there were other events last week which are worth a mention.

Just as Stewart Cink went out the week after receiving his captain's pick for the Ryder Cup and won his second tournament of the season, Bernard Langer's second pick, Luke Donald, has gone out and done the same. A five stroke victory at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland was a fine way to thank his captain and show any doubters that his selection was justified.

On the Champions Tour, Craig Stadler notched up his fourth win of the season, a feat which he hasn't achieved since 1982, the year he won the Masters. Back then, his total winnings for the season were $446,462. This year he has already earned over $2 million and heads the Champions Tour money list as well leading the Charles Schwab Cup points list which awards a $1million annuity to the winner.

This week is the last week before the Ryder Cup and while the majority of the European Team are in Germany playing alongside their captain at the Linde German Masters, it was announced that one of the key members of the USA team, Phil Mickelson, has   decided to change his clubs. Callaway Golf announced this week that Mickelson has signed a long term contract to use their equipment, starting this week at the Bell Canadian Open. Tiger Woods made his move to Nike the week before the 2002 Ryder Cup and won the WGC-American Express Championship the same week. Let's see how Phil gets on with his new clubs and balls in Canada this week. Coincidentally, both players were previously using Titleist equipment prior to their moves.

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While I am on my vacation (I'll be back in time for the Ryder Cup), I am only writing my editorial article instead of individual reports on each of the tournaments but I have still included last week's top ten results, money lists and world rankings as well a new "Off the Cart Path" cartoon strip. Enjoy.

That's all for now. Have a great week, on and off the course.

Regards

Andy Smith
Founder/Editor
www.golfing-weekly.com

 

Deutsche Bank Championship - Results

Par 71 - 7,415 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Vijay Singh

-16

68

63

68

69

268

T2

Adam Scott

-13

69

67

70

65

271

T2

Tiger Woods

-13

65

68

69

69

271

T4

John Rollins

-10

67

66

75

66

274

T4

Daniel Chopra

-10

68

69

70

67

274

T6

Hank Kuehne

-9

68

68

71

68

275

T6

Shigeki Maruyama

-9

68

66

71

70

275

8

Jay Williamson

-8

68

68

70

70

276

T9

Charles Howell III

-7

67

68

76

66

277

T9

Brad Faxon

-7

72

69

68

68

277

T9

Bill Haas

-7

69

64

71

73

277

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PGA Tour Money List

Pos.

Last Week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

1

Vijay Singh

24

$7,889,566

2

2

Phil Mickelson

18

$5,662,288

3

4

Tiger Woods

17

$4,562,472

4

3

Ernie Els

14

$4,429,025

5

5

Stewart Cink

23

$3,648,883

6

6

Adam Scott

14

$3,571,384

7

7

Davis Love III

19

$3,012,592

8

8

Stephen Ames

22

$2,966,679

9

9

Sergio Garcia

16

$2,807,415

10

10

Todd Hamilton

24

$2,760,634

11

11

Stuart Appleby

20

$2,705,943

12

12

Retief Goosen

13

$2,547,323

13

13

Chris DiMarco

22

$2,525,427

14

14

Rory Sabbatini

23

$2,270,197

15

15

Steve Flesch

25

$2,256,848

16

16

Chad Campbell

23

$2,175,984

17

17

John Daly

18

$2,170,507

18

18

Mark Hensby

23

$2,096,291

19

19

Mike Weir

18

$2,018,464

20

20

Scott Verplank

19

$2,015,477

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Omega European Masters - Results

Par 71  - 6,808 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Luke DONALD (Eng)

-19

67

67

65

66

265

2

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (Sp)

-14

65

67

66

72

270

T3

Eduardo ROMERO (Arg)

-13

68

67

67

69

271

T3

Sergio GARCIA (Sp)

-13

66

65

68

72

271

T3

Robert COLES (Eng)

-13

70

68

69

64

271

6

Graeme MCDOWELL (N.Ire)

-12

69

67

66

70

272

7

Ernie ELS (SA)

-11

69

67

66

71

273

T8

Kyoung-Ju CHOI (Kor)

-10

76

65

66

67

274

T8

Carlos RODILES (Sp)

-10

67

69

72

66

274

T10

Darren FICHARDT (SA)

-8

69

67

69

71

276

T10

Peter O'MALLEY (Aus)

-8

72

65

71

68

276

T10

Stephen SCAHILL (NZ)

-8

70

68

72

66

276

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Volvo Order Of Merit

Earnings on the European Tour are paid in Euros. The equivalent value in US$ is for information purposes only and was calculated at the rate which was current at time of publishing. Earnings from the majors are included in both the European & PGA Tour Money Lists.

Pos.

Player

Ctry.

# of Events

Prize Money (Euros)

US$ (approx.)

1

Ernie ELS

SA

12

2,389,008.30

$2,909,525

2

Retief GOOSEN

SA

9

1,976,893.55

$2,407,619

3

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ

SP

22

1,559,141.34

$1,898,847

4

Thomas LEVET

FR

23

1,491,785.78

$1,816,816

5

Vijay SINGH

FIJI

7

1,328,697.51

$1,618,194

6

Darren CLARKE

N.IRE

15

1,185,976.53

$1,444,377

7

Angel CABRERA

ARG

11

1,134,771.28

$1,382,015

8

Padraig HARRINGTON

IRE

14

988,804.65

$1,204,245

9

Jean-Francois REMESY

FR

22

987,360.08

$1,202,486

10

Joakim HAEGGMAN

SWE

24

987,250.29

$1,202,352

11

Paul CASEY

ENG

17

975,737.47

$1,188,331

12

Graeme MCDOWELL

N.IRE

25

920,162.80

$1,120,648

13

Trevor IMMELMAN

SA

16

899,300.38

$1,095,240

14

Paul MCGINLEY

IRE

22

888,586.96

$1,082,192

15

Lee WESTWOOD

ENG

17

874,841.69

$1,065,452

16

Nick O'HERN

AUS

17

869,733.14

$1,059,231

17

Richard GREEN

AUS

19

841,589.42

$1,024,955

18

David HOWELL

ENG

21

814,835.86

$992,372

19

Barry LANE

ENG

22

729,185.64

$888,061

20

Scott DRUMMOND

SCOT

21

697,874.96

$849,928

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State Farm Classic - Results

Par 72 - 6,403 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Cristie Kerr

-24

69

63

63

69

264

2

Christina Kim

-23

62

66

71

66

265

3

Mi Hyun Kim

-18

68

69

66

67

270

4

Pat Hurst

-15

68

70

68

67

273

T5

Kim Saiki

-14

69

69

71

65

274

T5

Lorena Ochoa

-14

68

67

69

70

274

T5

Candy Hannemann

-14

68

68

68

70

274

T5

Suzann Pettersen

-14

67

67

69

71

274

T5

Nancy Harvey

-14

68

71

64

71

274

10

Dorothy Delasin

-13

69

70

67

69

275

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ADT Money List

Pos.

Player

Prize Money

1

Annika Sorenstam

$1,665,208.00

2

Meg Mallon

$1,288,255.00

3

Lorena Ochoa

$1,239,513.00

4

Cristie Kerr

$986,936.00

5

Grace Park

$926,078.00

6

Mi-Hyun Kim

$812,091.00

7

Karen Stupples

$811,415.00

8

Se Ri Pak

$648,860.00

9

Jennifer Rosales

$609,593.00

10

Wendy Doolan

$575,983.00

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Champions Tour - Results
First Tee Open at Pebble Beach presented by Wal-Mart

Par 72

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

Total

1

Craig Stadler

-15

72

63

66

201

2

Jay Haas

-12

70

66

68

204

T3

Hale Irwin

-7

73

66

70

209

T3

Tom Kite

-7

73

66

70

209

T5

David Eger

-6

67

73

70

210

T5

D.A. Weibring

-6

68

71

71

210

T7

Bruce Lietzke

-5

70

74

67

211

T7

Ed Dougherty

-5

71

69

71

211

T9

Lonnie Nielsen

-4

73

70

69

212

T9

Peter Jacobsen

-4

70

73

69

212

T9

Doug Tewell

-4

73

69

70

212

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Champions Tour Money List

Pos.

Last week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

1

Craig Stadler

17

$1,909,666

2

2

Hale Irwin

18

$1,583,097

3

5

Tom Kite

21

$1,382,291

4

4

Gil Morgan

21

$1,368,783

5

3

Bruce Fleisher

23

$1,360,608

6

6

D.A. Weibring

20

$1,156,095

7

7

Larry Nelson

20

$1,033,224

8

8

Jim Thorpe

20

$987,279

9

9

Allen Doyle

22

$978,449

10

10

Tom Purtzer

17

$962,297

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"Off the Cart Path" - weekly cartoon strip by Roy Doty

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Ryder Cup - Final Team Selections

European Team

USA Team

Padraig Harrington

Tiger Woods

Sergio Garcia

Phil Mickelson

Darren Clarke

Davis Love III

Miguel Angel Jiménez

Jim Furyk

Lee Westwood

Kenny Perry

Thomas Levet

David Toms

Paul Casey

Chad Campbell

David Howell

Chris DiMarco

Paul McGinley

Fred Funk

Ian Poulter

Chris Riley

Colin Montgomerie

Jay Haas

Luke Donald

Stewart Cink

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Official World Golf Rankings

Rank

Last Week

Player

Points Avge.

# of Events

Total Points

1

2

Vijay Singh

12.72

57

724.77

2

1

Tiger Woods

12.27

41

503.01

3

3

Ernie Els

10.99

51

560.63

4

4

Phil Mickelson

8.84

47

415.59

5

5

Davis Love III

7.56

46

347.95

6

6

Retief Goosen

7.54

52

392.16

7

7

Mike Weir

6.34

42

266.16

8

8

Padraig Harrington

5.47

49

268.07

9

12

Adam Scott

5.10

56

285.74

10

9

Jim Furyk

5.06

41

207.38

11

11

Sergio Garcia

4.87

49

238.84

12

10

Stewart Cink

4.82

57

274.53

13

13

Stuart Appleby

4.56

58

264.73

14

14

Kenny Perry

4.48

50

224.14

15

16

Chad Campbell

4.45

59

262.67

16

15

Darren Clarke

4.43

56

247.91

17

17

Chris DiMarco

4.34

55

238.66

18

18

Todd Hamilton

4.17

50

208.28

19

19

Stephen Ames

4.07

52

211.67

20

20

Scott Verplank

4.02

49

196.90

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