Bernhard Langer bagged his 10th Champions Tour victory thanks to a huge slice of luck from the flagstick and the weather. After leading by one shot from Mark O’Meara after 36 holes of the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, the pair managed to play only one hole of their round before rain caused the event to be reduced to two rounds. Ironically O'Meara had chipped in for a birdie on that hole that tied Langer at 9-under par but it ultimately didn’t count for the American who has finished second nine times in four seasons on the Champions Tour, but still has yet to win. The previous day Langer watched his pacey approach shot on the final hole hit the flag stick and drop near the cup from where he birdied to win. Pic: Langer-Poxed Lucky
Rice Comes Unstuck on Tour
Former San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice, now 47, is now an aspiring tour golfer. On his Nationwide Tour debut, Rice shot rounds of 83 and 76 to miss the cut at the Fresh Express Classic. "I am going to continue to work on my game," Rice said. “Last night, I was so upset I couldn't sleep. I woke up at 2 a.m. and was just staring at the ceiling. I had my clothes picked out, over on a chair and I couldn't wait for the sun to rise”. At 17-over, he was 151st among the 152 players who finished both rounds. The cut was at 2-under.
Pic: Jerry Rice on the 15th
Ding Dong Battle in Argentina
Argentina's Andres Romero won the 79th Abierto VISA del Centro Championship at the Cordoba Golf Club after a ding dong battle with home favourite Angel Cabrera. Cabrera, aiming for a record equalling eighth win at the event, reeled his young compatriot in during the third round reduced the lead to one but Romero eventually ran out winner by four shots after a back nine run of double bogey, bogey from Cabrera. It was Romero's sixth title on the Tour de las Americas, the tour he has used to springboard his career to victories on the European Challenge Tour, The European Tour and the US PGA Tour since 2003.
Kelly’s Eye Number 1
US fan favourite Jerry Kelly aced the fourth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links, for the second time in four years at the Verizon Heritage! Kelly was among the early starters in the first round when he came to the 193-yard, par 3, fourth hole. He watched his 4-iron bounce 15 foot short and track straight into the cup. Amazingly did the did the exact same thing during the third round in 2007, even down to using the same 4-iron! Kelly now has three PGA Tour aces and a seriously hefty champagne bill!
Pic: Jerry Kelly Looking Upset