Latest Golf News (Week 4 March 2018)

Bar Foundation Golf Tournament to be held on May 7

Members of Tulsa County Bar Foundation decided on Sunday that their annual golf tournament is to be held on May 7. The primary goal of the tournament is to raise money for nominated Tulsa area charities. The 2018 tournament chairman J. Pat Mensching announced that their goal this year is to raise $45,000, which will be the highest amount in the history of the tournament. The Doerner Saunders Law Firm attorney added that they hoped to get 140 golfers this year.

The procedure of recruitment has already begun from March 17. However, it has been reported that a minimum of ten teams are about to wait until just two weeks prior to the tournament before announcing their registration.This fundraiser event is held each year and aims at promoting networking and fellowship among the legal professional community, while aiding approved and predetermined charities.


Poulter stunned by Kisner in last eight at World Golf Championships

World number 64 Ian Poulter of England was beaten by Kevin Kisner 8&6 in the quarter finals of the World Golf Championship Match Play. Just ten minutes before he was due to tee off against Kisner, he was told that he needed to win to qualify for the masters.The 42-year-old seemed dejected as he said that he should never ever listen to people. He added that it was not meant to be an excuse, but it is extremely disappointing to be provided with the incorrect information.

After finishing the round, he explained that everyone, including the press had told him that he had done enough to secure qualification for the masters at Augusta, which is scheduled to start on April 5.World Number 36 Kevin Kisner registered three birdies as he found himself six up before the turn. The American goes through to face Swede Alex Noren.


Justin Thomas loses to Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson defeated Justin Thomas in the semi final of the WGC Match Play at the Austin County Club in Texas on Sunday. The loss saw the American’s hopes of becoming world number 1 end.Thomas, who made one bogey and four birdies in the semi final, had been victorious in his previous matches this week. He needed to win this match as well to reach the top of the ranking, replacing Dustin Johnson. He, however, lost to World Number 39 Watson 3&2 who goes on to face Kevin Kisner in the final after Kisner beat Alex Noren of Sweden in extra holes.

Thomas decreased the deficit against Watson to one at the turn with a couple of birdies but was three down once again after 12.Former Masters Champion Watson missed out on an opportunity to win the next hole from further away and finally beat the 24-year-old PGA Champion Thomas at the 16th as he matched his birdie.