ON THE PGA Tour. I have good news. Tiger Woods is playing this week at the Quicken Loans National which starts on June 26, 2014. He is finally playing again, after undergoing surgery three months ago. Finally! I get to see some tiger action. “Roarrrr!!!” Or is it “Meowww” for now. Hehe.
More News on the PGA Tour. The Ryder Cup is scheduled on September 23-28, 2014 in Scotland. Way too far and way too expensive to watch in person. However, next year, the President’s Cup is going to be held at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Songdo, Incheon, Korea. And it is going to be on October 6 – 11, 2015. Korea is much closer than Scotland. So, for those who wish to watch it LIVE, you may book now.
The players for the teams are chosen based on their rankings. Top 9 players. Tiger is not on the list in the US Team, obviously, since he has not been winning. But, the captain gets to pick 3 additional players.
Paul McGinley is the team captain of the European Team while Tom Watson is the team captain of the US Team. I am praying that Captain Tom Watson picks Tiger to join the team. 101 percent of the golfing fans are expecting him to do that…Agree?
For those who are not familiar with these tournaments, FYI, the Ryder Cup is a competition between team USA and team Europe, while the President’s Cup is a competition between team USA and the International team excluding Europe.
News about the Philippine Golf Tour (PGT). The ICTSI Manila Masters which was held at Eastridge Golf Club concluded last June 20, 2014. Here are the top ten and ties: In first place is Miguel Tabuena. In second place is Elmer Salvador. Tied for third place are Tony Lascuna, Benjie Magada, and Cassius Casas. In sixth place is Marvin Dumandan. Tied for seventh place are Mars Pucay, and Jay Bayron. Tied for ninth place are Angelo Que, Michael Bibat, Jhonnel Ababa and Anthony Fernando.
As of June 20, the PGT Order of Merit still has Tony Lascuna on top. In second place is Elmer Salvador. In third place is Miguel Tabuena. In fourth place is Charles Hong. In fifth place is Jay Bayron. In sixth place is Rufino Bayron. In seventh place is Marvin Dumandan. In eighth place is Micah Shin. In ninth place is Jun Rates. In tenth place is Jhonnel Ababa. Wow, so many Davaoenos on the list, including Micah Shin. Although he is Korean, he considers Davao as his second home.
The next succeeding legs of the PGT are going to be held in the provincial areas. The first stop is at Iloilo Golf Club. After that, it is going to be in Bacolod. And then, a month after that, it will be in Cebu for the Aboitiz Invitational.
I have news about the Ladies PGT. This week is the ICTSI Riviera Ladies Classic. I do not have the final results yet. I can only share with you the results of day 1. Here are the top 10 and ties. In first place, so far, is Jayvie Agojo. In second place is Chihiro Ikeda. In third place is Lovelyn Guioguio. In fourth place is Sarah Jane Ababa. In fifth place is Min Jeong Hwang (amateur). In sixth place is Anya Tanpinco. In seventh place is Seo Yon Kwon. In eighth place is Lina De Guzman. In ninth place is Apple Fudolin. Tied for tenth place are Jan Punzalan, Ashia Nocum (amateur), Tracy Que, Mary Grace Estuesta, and REb Bareng.
Ikeda is down by only one point, while Ababa is down by 3 points. It is still anybody’s game. I hope and pray that they continue to play very well and that one of them wins the tournament. Go Chichang! Go Sarah Jane!
About the Dynasty Cup at Rancho Palos Verdes, the tournament isn’t done yet. One more round to go. By next week, I will be able to post the winners. Good Luck to all the participants!