Rory McIlroy beaten - but wins player of the year

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With the Ryder Cup now a week removed, to many people’s dismay, the slow season of golf is upon us. The big guns will play much less frequently until 2015; taking some much needed rest and making swing changes.

But even as winter approaches, in the world of golf, there is still plenty going on and still much to come for you fans who just can’t seem to get enough. Here is a roundup of what happened last week and a preview of what is to come this week.

Last week

Oliver Wilson claimed his first ever European Tour win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship firing a two-under par 70 to hold off Rory McIlroy by one stroke. Wilson finished at 17-under par overall. It took the 34-year-old, who was ranked 792nd in the world coming into the event, 227 previous tour starts to finally claim the victory.

Mirim Lee of South Korea captured the Reignwood Classic marking her second victory in her LPGA Tour rookie campaign. Lee shot a five-under 69 finishing at 15-under par overall for the tournament.

In the USGA Men’s State Team Championship, Texas won its fourth title over Florida by three shots. The Lone Star state finished the tournament at four-under par in a format where teams of three counted the two best scores. The annual event was held at the French Lick Resort in Indiana and featured 52 teams.

Jay Woodson won the inaugural Big Break Invitational shooting a four under 68 in the event’s stroke play portion.

Tom Watson issued an official statement regarding the Ryder Cup loss after receiving lots of criticism throughout the week. In the statement, Watson took full responsibility for the team’s mistakes and his communication.

He patched things up with Phil Mickelson in the media by referencing a conversation the two had in the beginning of last week. And he said how honored and privileged he felt to have been the USA Ryder Cup team captain.

Finally, Rory McIlroy was voted the 2013-2014 PGA Tour player of the year; Chesson Hadley was voted rookie of the year.

See Also

Oliver Wilson beats Rory McIlroy to Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Coming Up

PGA Tour: Open

October 9 – 12

Purse: $6,000,000

Venue: Silverado CC in Napa, CA.

LPGA Tour: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

October 9 – 12

Purse: $2,000,000

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

European Tour: Portugal Masters

October 9 – 12

Purse: 2,000,000 euros

Venue: Vilamoura, Portugal Golf Course in Oceånico Victoria

Champions Tour: SAS Championship

October 10 – 12

Purse: $2,100,000

Venue: Pestonwood CC in Cary, NC

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