Ian Poulter lost his status on Friday at the Valero Texas Open. Ian Poulter formally lost his fully-exempt PGA Tour status on Friday when he missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open, leaving him short of fulfilling the requirements of a major medical extension on which his card hinged. The 41-year-old took time off last year from the Tour to rest an injured foot, and, upon his return, was given 10 starts by the PGA Tour to earn enough money to make up the gap between his 2015-16 earnings and what the player who finished 125th on last season’s money list made.
One of the most enduring questions in modern golf has been whether or not a player will break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major championships. Until 2009, Tiger Woods seemed on track to reach 18 with ease, but his personal and physical struggles in the ensuing years have left him stalled on No. 14. Golf fans has been eagerly anticipating Tiger's return to competitive play ever since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, citing back spasms.
Here is a recap of the stroke-play portion of the 2017 SEC Championship, which concluded Saturday and was played at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Ga. The tournament will now move on to its match-play portion, with those teams in the top eight through 54 holes of stroke play passing through. (This is the first year of match play at this event; read more about the change here.) Find the quarterfinal match-play pairings at the bottom of this post. Anyway, a look back at what occurred in stroke play. FULL STROKE-PLAY RESULTS: Team | Individual TEAM MEDALIST: Vanderbilt (11-under 829). The Commodores posted the second-best round of the day Saturday, and that meant victory