Global Golf Catch-up Update
VICTORIA, British Columbia — While Grey Goatee Global HQ has temporarily relocated here for the Champions Tour’s Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, there has been big-time tournament golf played elsewhere. Who knew.
It’s over in Evian-les-Bains, France, where Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA’s fifth and final major in a playoff over American Brittany Altomare. Nordqvist and Altomare finished 54 holes of the rain-shortened tournament at 9-under-par before Nordqvist claimed victory on the first extra hole.
As of right now (2:38 p.m. Grey Goatee Mean Time), Mark Leishman’s five-stroke lead entering Sunday play has been clipped to three strokes over Justin Rose at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill. Rose started the day seven shots behind Leishman at 12-under-par, but is 7-under through 16 holes, while Leishman is 3-under through 16 after two straight birdies.
The BMW is the third wheel in the four-event finishing flourish of the FedEx Cup points race, the winner of which earns a chilly $10 million.