Discover Golf : January 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 11 Image Credit: Donald Miralle / Stringer Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 3 - TIGER WELL BACK Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods made a successful return to tournament golf at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. It was his first PGA Tour start in a year and his first cut since the 2015 Wyndham Championship. Woods, who has battled four back surgeries in less than four years, finished the week T23 at 3-under. 33 - GARCIA’S SINGAPORE SWING Sergio Garcia collected his 33rd worldwide victory after claiming the Asian Tour’s Singapore Open by five shots. Enjoying his first start in 2018, the 38-year-old Spaniard made just three bogeys for the week at Sentosa Golf Club. 59 - FLEETWOOD DEFENDS DESERT CROWN Tommy Fleetwood stormed home in just 30 shots over his closing nine holes to successfully defend his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The 27-year-old Englishman reached 22-under at Abu Dhabi Golf Club to overcome countryman Ross Fisher by two strokes. Rory McIlroy and Matthew Fitpatrick finished two shots further adrift in a tie for third place. 16,000 - US DOLLAR FALLS FOR AUSSIE GIBSON Australian Rhein Gibson slipped out of contention in the Web.Com Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. The 31-year-old was one shot off the lead playing the final hole when he hooked his approach shot on the par-5 into rocks beside the green. Faced with an unplayable lie, caddie Brandon Davis picked up the ball and Gibson took a penalty drop. However, tour officials imposed a further one-shot penalty deeming that his caddie did not obtain consent to pick up the ball. That extra shot dropped the Australian to third place. ‘I cost my player $16,000 because I went over to a hazard and picked up a golf ball,’ said Davis.