Henrik Stenson strengthened his chances of winning the European money title, shooting a 4-under 68 Thursday that left him two shots behind leader Alejandro Canizares after the first round of the season-ending World Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods bogeyed his last hole to finish the rain-delayed first round at 2-under 70 in the Turkish Open on Friday, leaving him six shots behind leaders Henrik Stenson, Darren Fichardt and Thomas Bjorn.
It only took four holes over two days for Dustin Johnson to lose a six-shot lead in the HSBC Champions. All that mattered was the high-powered kick down the stretch Sunday at Sheshan International that brought him the biggest win of his career.
Tiger Woods will be joined by defending champion Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els and PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner at the annual 18-player tournament that benefits his foundation.
The R&A for the first time will consider taking the Open Championship to Wales when it visits Royal Porthcawl next month in an effort to see if the venue is capable of staging golf's oldest championship.