The formal announcement will be made at Trinity Forest on Wednesday and will include Dallas resident Jordan Spieth and Andy Pazder, the Tour's executive vice president and chief of operations. The Nelson moved from Preston Trail Golf Club to the TPC Four Seasons in 1983, and officials signed a 20-year contract with the Tour and the Four Seasons in 1999, which had bound the tournament to the TPC course through 2018. Salesmanship Club officials said the early move came about for two reasons: The club and the Tour came to an agreement with the Four Seasons Resorts owner, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, to get out of the contract early and the Tour's agronomy staff has signed off on when the course could host its first professional event.
By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The road to U.S. LPGA Tour riches is one well travelled by South Korean golfers but the domestic KLPGA circuit is looking to stem the annual exodus by boosting prize money and world ranking points on its increasingly lucrative schedule. A host of major winners, not to mention Park In-bee's Rio Olympic triumph, have cemented Korea's status as the gold standard of women's golf, but there is no doubt the local tour loses a little sparkle when top players set off for the LPGA. The last couple of seasons have been particularly rough on the KLPGA with the loss of several top drawcards including Chun In-gee, the most popular player on the tour for years.
Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look at the players who made moves up - and down - the various ranking systems in the world of golf. Here's a look at this week's Biggest Movers, as Justin Thomas' title defense in Malaysia came with a big OWGR boost: • Thomas earned another trophy at the CIMB Classic and rose to a career best in the Official World Golf Ranking. The Bama product picked up two touchdowns in the standings, rising from 35th to 21st. • Padraig Harrington won for the first time in eight years on the European Tour and cracked the top 100 in the OWGR for the first time since last year's Open. He's No. 97 (up from 153rd). • Hideki Matsuyama has been a fixture inside the world's top