Tour Notebook: A win for Kis, wayward drives and happy fansNovember 23, 2015 Golf Equipment
Kevin Kisner ends 2015 with a runaway victory
Kisner blows away the field
In what has been a very entertaining season, Kevin Kisner finally got that elusive ‘W’ after a runaway victory at the RSM Classic in Georgia.
The American, who recorded six top-ten finishes during the 2015 season, closed the weekend with back-to-back 64’s to finish on 22-under-par with Kevin Chappell six shots back on 16-under-par.
Graeme McDowell, who won the OHL Classic last week, finished in 3rd place on 15-under-par.
Watching golf can be a dangerous past-time.
And one spectator at the Australian Masters may not be so keen to rush back after a wayward drive from Steven Bowditch struck him in the face.
The 32-year-old Aussie was teeing off on the par-4 11th but drove the ball towards some trees where it hit the unsuspecting spectator full in the face, reportedly breaking his nose.
The fan seemed to take the incident in his stride as after receiving treatment, he appeared to chat happily to Bowditch and course officials.
Whether Bowditch shouted ’fore’ or not, it is hard to say whether it would have made much difference but it’s always better to be safe than sorry right?
Let’s hope it hasn’t put him off the game for good.
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Two excited kids pick up Martin Kaymer’s ball
It was great to see so may young fans attending the Race to Dubai finale at Jumeriah Golf Estates this weekend.
Introducing children to the game early is the best way to get them hooked.
Unfortunately some parents may also be new to the game so aren’t quite able to explain all the rules and nuances that comes with watching the sport live.
That certainly seemed the case as Martin Kaymer fired his second shot to the par-5 18th during his second round.
The ball went long and right, clattering into the spectator grandstand before finishing up in the rough at the back of the green.
Two young fans then pounce on the ball like cats chasing a mouse and proudly show it to the male adult accompanying them.
“Over excitement got the better of them,” claimed commentator Ewen Murray.
Kaymer was able to take a drop so no harm was done.
Senior win in Australia
Peter Senior proved age is not an issue when it vomes to golf. The man who won his first Australian Masters 24 years ago, beat the likes of Adam Scot, Steven Bowditch, Nicolas Colsaerts and Bryson DeChambeau.
Senior, who now has 34 professional wins to his name, plays much of his golf on the Champions Tour in America where he has accumulated $US 5.3m in prize money.
46th hole-in-one of the season
Francesco Molinari recorded the 46th hole-in-one of the season at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
The Italian made the ace at the 170 yard par-3 6th hole on his way to a round of 68.