In case you were in a turkey coma or getting a jump on your Christmas shopping at the end of last week, here are a few things you may have missed in the world of golf.
US World Cup Drought Ended
Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland finished at 24 under (264 overall) at Mission Hills Blackstone Sunday to win the World Cup. It is the first time the US has won since Tiger Woods and David Duvall 11 years ago.
Edoardo and Francesco Molinary, the defending Italian champions, finished 17th, 10 shots back.
Golf Professional Joseph “Bud” Lewis Died
The oldest living member of the PGA of America, Joseph “Bud” Lewis, died at the age of 103. Lewis, who going the PGA in 1931, was the first person to reach 80 years of membership. He was head professional at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club for nearly 40 years. He qualified for the PGA Championship 4 times and the US Open three times. Lewis won the Philly Open in 1942 and 1950.
Chalmers One Win Away from Australian Triple Crown
Greg Chalmers won the Australian PGA last week in a 3-way playoff with Robert Allenby and Marcus Fraser. Allenby and Fraser both hit bad tee shots (into the woods and a pond, respectively) and ended their chances of winning. Chalmers, who won the Australian Open two weeks ago at The Lakes, can win the triple crown if he decides to play in the Australian Masters beginning on December 15th. Chalmers told reporters that he wasn’t sure if he would play the Masters, citing fatigue as the reason for his uncertainty.