|Monday Nov 21, 2022|
On Sunday, Rory McIlroy, having finished fourth at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship to win the season-long Race to Dubai, said "I’m as complete a golfer as I feel I’ve ever been." Arguing his assessment would be difficult. While the 33-year-old failed to earn his fifth major title for an eighth successive year, he managed to become the second player to win the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and DP World Tour's Race to Dubai titles in the same season. In addition to being the Tours' top player for 2022, McIlroy is set to finish the year as No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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> Rory McIlroy clinches Race to Dubai title as Jon Rahm wins in UAE
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> CME Group CEO 'exceptionally disappointed' with LPGA leadership heading into record payday
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Steve Beam, 63, a seventh-generation descendant of the Jim Beam founder, is finding his niche in the spirits industry with Limestone Branch Distillery in Kentucky
Announced: By Xonic, that it has been named a winner in the Consumer Tech category of Fast Company's annual Next Big Things in Tech awards. Xonic was honored for its A.I.-powered iTQ quick-tip caddie app.
Announced: By TaylorMade, that Rory McIlroy finished fourth at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship to become European No. 1 while claiming the Harry Vardon Trophy for the fourth time in his career. McIlroy's bag included a Stealth Plus 9.0 driver, SIM2 15.0 3-wood, Stealth Plus 19.0 5-wood, Rors Proto 3-9 irons, MG3 46 SB, 54 HB, 58 SB, Spider X Hydro Blast and TP5x golf ball.
Announced: By the LPGA, that Lydia Ko earned the 2022 Rolex Player of the Year award with her win at the CME Group Tour Championship. Ko is the 15th different player to win the award at least twice. The 25-year-old also won the 2022 Vare Trophy for recording the season’s lowest scoring average of 68.988. Her season-long scoring average is the second-lowest Vare Trophy-winning scoring average in Tour history, behind Annika Sorenstam's 68.70 in 2002.
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