- 2007 in golf
=Men's professional golf=
*5-8 April: The Masters - American
Zach Johnsonwon his first major tournament, in a high scoring week at Augusta.
*14-17 June: U.S. Open -
Ángel Cabrerabecame Argentina's first U.S. Open winner, claiming a victory by one stroke.
The Open Championship- Pádraig Harringtonbecame the first European major winner of the 21st century, defeating Sergio Garcíain a playoff.
PGA Championship- Tiger Woodswon his fourth PGA Championship and 13th major. World Golf Championships
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship- Swede Henrik Stensondefeated defending champion Geoff Ogilvy2 and 1. Stenson moved up to fifth in the world rankings, the highest position ever attained by a Swedish male golfer. cite web
last = Official World Golf Ranking
title = Henrik Stenson Wins the WGC-Accenture Match Play and Reaches World Number 5
publisher = World Golf Ranking
date = 2007-02-25
url = http://www.owgr.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=406415&itype=&iCategoryID=0
accessdate = 2007-02-25 ] For the first time at this event no American made the final, and
Chad Campbellwas the only American quarterfinalist. He finished fourth after losing the playoff match to Trevor Immelmanof South Africa.
WGC-CA Championship- Tiger Woodswon the event for the third consecutive year, and for the sixth time in his career.
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational- Tiger Woodsrepeated his CA Championship success and won the event for the third consecutive year. FedEx Cupplayoff events
The Barclays- Steve Strickerwon by two shots and took the FedEx Cup points lead.
*31 August-3 September:
Deutsche Bank Championship- Phil Mickelsonwon by two shots and took the FedEx Cup points lead.
*6-9 September: BMW Championship -
Tiger Woodswon his 60th PGA Tour event by 2 strokes over Aaron Baddeley.
The Tour Championship- Woods won his 61st PGA Tour event, running away with the tournament on an easier-than-normal East Lake Golf Clubin Atlanta by 8 shots over Mark Calcavecchiaand Zach Johnson. Woods also won the FedEx Cup as season champion, collecting a $10 million retirement account deposit as FedEx Cup champion in addition to the $1.26 million first prize for the tournament.
Other leading PGA Tour events
The Players Championship- American Phil Mickelsonwon his first Players Championship with a final round 3-under-par 69. It was the 31st win of Mickelson's career.
"For a complete list of PGA Tour results see
Other leading European Tour events
BMW PGA Championship- Anders Hansenfrom Denmark won the event after holing a 25-foot birdie putt in a sudden-death play-off against England’s Justin Rose.
HSBC World Match Play Championship- South African Ernie Elsdefeated Ángel Cabreraby a score of 6&4 to win this tournament for the 7th time.
Volvo Masters- Justin Rosewon in a play-off to overtake Ernie Els for the Order of Merit."For a complete list of European Tour results see 2007 European Tour."
*27-30 September: Presidents Cup - The United States defeated the International team by a score of 19½ to 14½.
*27-30 September: Seve Trophy -
Great Britainand Irelanddefeated Continental Europeby the score of 16½ to 11 ½.
2007 OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup- Scotland's Colin Montgomerieand Marc Warren, who were runners-up in 2006, defeat Boo Weekleyand Heath Slocumof the USA in the third hole of a play-off.
PGA Tour- Tiger Woodsheaded the PGA Tour money list for the eighth time, and also won the inaugural FedEx Cup. [http://www.pgatour.com/r/stats/current/109.html Current money list leaders] , [http://www.pgatour.com/r/stats/current/02394.html Current FedEx Cup leaders]
European Tour- Justin Rosewon his first Order of Merit becoming the youngest winner since Ronan Raffertyin 1989. [http://www.europeantour.com/publish.sps?syndicatorguid=&rmasiteinstanceguid=&pagegid=%7B7E944807-48EC-411A-B82A-D56203FDC915%7D&seasonid=76 Final 2007 Order of Merit]
Japan Golf Tour- Toru Taniguchitopped the money list for the second time with earnings of ¥171,744,498. [http://www.jgto.org/jgto/WG03010100Init.do?year=2007&tournaKbnCd=0 Final money list]
Asian Tour- Liang Wen-Chongbecame the first golfer from mainland China to win the Order of Merit. [http://www.asiantour.com/orderofmerit.htm?id=4 Current order of merit]
PGA Tour of Australasia- Craig Parrywon the Order of Merit for the third time, with earnings of AUS$422,004. [http://www.pgatour.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&aid=7257 Final order of merit]
Sunshine Tour- In 2006/07 Charl Schwartzelof South Africatopped the order of merit for the third consecutive season with earnings of R1,585,117.41. The next order of merit is for the 2007 calendar year, with tournaments held from 1 January 2007to 25 February 2007counting in both 2006/07 and 2007. [http://www.sunshinetour.info/tic/tmoom.cgi?oom=ft~bdlink~season=207T~ Current order of merit]
4 January: The first shot of the first FedEx Cupwas hit at the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii.
12 January: Sixteen-year-old Tadd Fujikawabecame the youngest player in 50 years to make the cut at a PGA Tour event after shooting rounds of 71 and 66 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. He went on to finish tied for 20th in the tournament. Fujikawa qualified for the Sony Open by shooting 67 in the Aloha Section PGA qualifying event. cite web
last = DiMeglio
first = Steve
title = Teen golfer Fujikawa keeps level head, even in sudden spotlight
publisher = "USA Today"
date = 2007-01-17
url = http://www.usatoday.com/sports/golf/pga/2007-01-17-fujikawa_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA
accessdate = 2007-01-18 ]
1 April: 20-year-old Spaniard Pablo Martin-Benavidesbecame the first amateur golfer to win a European Tourevent, at the Estoril Open de Portugal.
5 April: Jeev Milkha Singhwas the first Indian golfer to participate in the Masters. cite web
title = Record 34 European Tour Members Invited to Augusta
publisher = Europeantour.com
date = 2007-03-27
url = http://www.europeantour.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7B5A258B31%2D8294%2D4C0E%2DB8B9%2DA796F6009E52%7D&newsid=414622
accessdate = 2007-03-27 ]
20 May: 15-year-old amateur Ryo Ishikawawon the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup on the Japan Golf Tour. cite web
title = Week 20 - Zach Johnson Wins Again at the AT&T Classic and Moves to World Number 13] , Official World Golf Rankings
publisher = Official World Golf Ranking
date = 2007-05-21
url = http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=429536&itype=&iCategoryID=0
accessdate = 2007-05-21 ]
15 July: Daniel Summerhaysbecame the first amateur player to win a Nationwide Tourevent at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. [ [http://www.pgatour.com/2007/tournaments/h094/07/15/nationwide071507/index.html BYU senior Summerhays makes history as first amateur to win] , "pgatour.com", July 15 2007]
30 November: Sir Bob Charles made the cut at the Michael Hill New Zealand Openat the age of 71 and became the oldest golfer to make a cut on a European Tourevent.
FedEx Cup– Tiger Woods
**Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) -
**Leading money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) -
Vardon Trophy- Tiger Woods
**Byron Nelson Award -
**Rookie of the year -
**Comeback Player of the Year -
**Player of the Year -
**Rookie of the Year -
**Comeback Player of the Year -
R. W. Eaks
**Player of the Year -
**Player of the Year -
**Rookie of the Year -
Women's professional golf
*29 March-1 April:
Kraft Nabisco Championship- American Morgan Presselclaimed a one-shot victory to win her first tournament and became the youngest ever winner of an LPGA major.
LPGA Championship- Norwegian Suzann Pettersenwon the LPGA Championship, her first major championship, by one stroke over Karrie Webb.
*28 June-1 July: U.S. Women's Open - American
Cristie Kerrwon her first major championship and tenth LPGA Tour title.
*2-5 August: Ricoh Women's British Open - World number one
Lorena Ochoafrom Mexico won her first major championship. Ladies European Tourmajor (in addition to the Women's British Open)
Evian Masters- American Natalie Gulbiswon as a professional for the first time, beating Jeong Jangin a sudden-death playoff.
"For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see
Ladies European Tour."
Additional LPGA Tour events
HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship- Seon Hwa Leebeat Ai Miyazato2&1 for her second career victory.
LPGA Playoffs at The ADT- Lorena Ochoaemerged as the winner from a 32-player field to win the $1 million prize and raise her season earnings to just under $5 million.
Women's World Cup of Golf- Julieta Granadaand Celeste Troche, representing Paraguay, won the event, held in Sun City, South Africa.
The Solheim Cup- Team USA successfully defended its title, beating Europe 16 to 12 in Halmstad, Sweden, winning The Solheim Cup on foreign soil for the first time since 1996.
Lexus Cup- Team Asia took a commanding lead, winning all six matches on day one and won the event for the second consecutive year over Team International, 15-9.
"For a complete list of LPGA Tour results see
Money list leaders
LPGA Tour- Lorena Ochoaled the list with $4,364,994, becoming the first player in LPGA history to earn more than $3 million in a season. - [http://www.lpga.com/player_stats.aspx?mid=4&pid=5 Current money list]
Ladies European Tour- Sophie Gustafsontopped the Order of Merit list with earnings of 222,081.47 euros. - [http://www.ladieseuropeantour.info/tic/tmoom.cgi?oom=et Current money list]
Duramed Futures Tour- Emily Bastelof the United States topped the money list with earnings of $59,779.
LPGA of Korea Tour- Ji-Yai Shinled the money list for the second consecutive year.
LPGA of Japan Tour- Momoko Uedalead the LPGA of Japan Tour order of merit.
Ladies Asian Golf Tour- Da-Ye Naof Korea led the money list with USD$44,500 in earnings.
ALPG Tour- Karrie Webbof Australia topped the 2006/07 money list with AUS$195,000 in earnings.
*LPGA Player of the Year -
*LPGA Rookie of the Year -
*LPGA Vare Trophy -
23 April: Lorena Ochoatook over first place in the Women's World Golf Rankings, overtaking Annika Sörenstam, who held the top position for 60 weeks, since the Rankings were introduced in February, 2006.
29 April: Silvia Cavalleriwon the Corona Championship, becoming the first Italian to win a tournament on the LPGA Tour.
16 July: The LPGA announced that it had acquired the Duramed FUTURES Tour effective immediately.
enior men's professional golf
Senior PGA Championship- Zimbabwean Denis Watsonshot a final round 68 for his first major victory.
U.S. Senior Open- American Brad Bryantshot a final round 68 to win his first major; third-round leader Tom Watson went 8-over-par in the final 8 holes, including 3 double bogeys.
Senior British Open- American Tom Watson shot a final round 73 (+2) to win his fifth Senior Major and third Senior British Open.
*23-26 August: JELD-WEN Tradition - Zimbabwean/Irishman Mark McNulty shot a final round 68 for his first major victory.
Senior Players Championship- American Loren Robertsshot 67-66-67-67=267 (-13) to win his third major. He was victorious by six strokes.
Full list of
2007 Champions Tourresults.
Full list of
2007 European Seniors Tourresults.
Money list leaders
Champions Tour- Jay Haastopped the money list for the second straight year with earnings of US$2,581,001 - [http://www.pgatour.com/s/stats/current/109.html Final money list]
European Seniors Tour- Carl Masonheaded the Order of Merit for the third time. [http://www.europeantour.com/publish.sps?syndicatorguid=&rmasiteinstanceguid=&pagegid=%7BEA30418E-60A0-4C4D-8633-F4B74B4DE8F9%7D&seasonid=78 Final Order of Merit list]
*22-25 May: NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships - Duke University won the team championship for the third consecutive year.
Stacy Lewisof the University of Arkansas won the individual title.
*30 May-2 June:
NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships- Stanford won the team championship, its eighth and first since 1994. Jamie Lovemarkof Southern California won the individual title.
The Amateur Championship- Drew Weaverof the United States defeated Tim Stewartof Australia, 2 & 1.
U.S. Women's Amateur Championship- Maria José Uribeof Colombia defeated Amanda Blumenherstof the United States, 1 up.
U.S. Amateur Championship- Colt Knostof the United States defeated fellow American Michael Thompson, 2 & 1. Knost, who won the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Linkson 14 July, became only the second man to win both the U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Amateur in the same year, and only the sixth person to win two USGA individual championships in the same year.
Walker Cup- The United States defeated Great Britain & Ireland 12½ to 11½.
23 January: The R&Apublished the first edition of the men's World Amateur Golf Ranking, which was topped by Richie Ramsayof Scotland.
Joe Carr, Hubert Green, Charles B. Macdonald, Kel Nagle, Se Ri Pak, and Curtis Strangewere inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Table of results
This table summarises all the results referred to above in date order.
The following biennial events will next be played in 2008:
Ryder Cup, Curtis Cup, Espirito Santo Trophy.
Men's tours' official sites
* [http://www.pgatour.com/ PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour]
* [http://www.europeantour.com/home/default.sps European Tour, European Seniors Tour and Challenge Tour]
* [http://jgto.org/jgto/WG01000000Init.do Japan Golf Tour (English version)]
* [http://www.asiantour.com/ast/jsp/index.jsp Asian Tour]
* [http://www.pgatour.com.au/ PGA Tour of Australasia]
* [http://www.pgatour.co.za/ Sunshine Tour]
Women's tours' official sites
* [http://www.lpga.com/ LPGA Tour]
* [http://www.futurestour.com Futures Tour]
* [http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/ Ladies European Tour]
* [http://www.owgr.com/home/default.sps Official World Golf Rankings] - updated each Monday
* [http://www.wgwr.net/public/ Women's World Rankings] - updated each Monday
* [http://wagr.randa.org/ World Amateur Golf Rankings]
Golf news sites
* [http://www.iseekgolf.com/index.php iseekgolf.com]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/default.stm BBC golf coverage]
* [http://www.golftoday.co.uk Golftoday.co.uk]
* [http://www.golf365.com/Home/index.shtml Golf365.com]
* [http://www.golf.com/golf/ golf.com]
* [http://www.thegolfchannel.com/ The Golf Channel]
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