6. Jordan Spieth- the man on the field
Jordan Spieth opens his title defence with a 6-under 66 and an early two-stroke lead. Spieth began his 2016 with an extraordinary eight-shot win at the SBS Tournament of Champions. The bogey-free round was Spieth’s ninth consecutive Masters round of par or better. He is someone to watch out for this year.
5. LPGA legend Se Ri Pak’s Grand Farewell
The South Korean golf star ended her Hall of Fame career in tears in front of a large number of the fans. Winner of 25 LPGA titles, including five noteworthy titles, Se RiPak reported this would be her last season in March. Her legacy incorporates turning into the most youthful player ever accepted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, qualifying at age 30 in 2007.
4. Gee Chun wins second major at Evian
Gee Chun made history with her triumph at the Evian Championship, turning out to be only the second player in the historical backdrop of the LPGA Tour to catch her initial two triumphs at the major championship. The Korean carded a final round 69 to win by four strokes at 21-under par to set the lowest winning total in major championship history, making fans around the world cheer in happiness.
3. FedEx Cup
Rory McIlroy, at last, won the FedEx Cup when he slightest expected it. Three shots behind with three holes to play at the TOUR Championship, Rory managed to hole for eagle from a distance of 137 yards, and this gave him the start he deserved to close with a 6-under 64 and join a three-path playoff with the FedExCup title riding on the result.
2. Golf’s return to the Olympics
Following an 112-year nonattendance, golf comes back to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero, where 60 men from 34 nations will compete for the gold medal. Even after withdrawal by top players like Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith, Golf in Olympics turns out to be a huge success. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson has claimed the Gold in Men’s league. On the women’s side, Inbeepark captured the gold.
1. USA wins back the Ryder Cup
This had been a long time coming. The U.S. had lost three straight Ryder Cups and six of the last seven and were frantic to recapture it on home soil. The 17-11 victory over Europe was their biggest rout in 35 years at the Ryder Cup.