The Championships at Cordevalle
The United States Golf Association has awarded the 2016 U.S. Women's Open to CordeValle. The championship will be staged on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course that is consistently ranked in the Top 100 in the United States.
Defending champion Ellen Port, of St. Louis, defeated Susan Cohn, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 3 and 2, in the final match Thursday to win the 52nd USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship at CordeValle for her sixth career USGA victory.
American Jimmy Walker took advantage of a late collapse by overnight leader Brooks Koepka to win his first PGA Tour title by two shots at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle.
Three strokes off the pace heading into the final round, Walker coolly birdied two of the last six holes to close with a five-under-par 66 on a beautiful sun filled day afternoon.
The 34-year-old seized the outright lead for the first time when he two-putted for birdie at the par-five 15th, then made three consecutive pars to post a 17-under total of 267 in the opening event of the PGA Tour's 2013-14 season."I think it will sink in after a while," an emotional Walker told Golf Channel after earning a Masters invitation and a two-year exemption with his maiden win on the U.S. circuit following his 188th career start.
CordeValle hosted the 25th PGA Cup in 2011, becoming the first West Coast venue since 1977 to host the prestigious international golf tournament conducted by the PGA of America. The United States Team was victorious in 2011 by a winning margin of 17 ½ — 8 ½. The PGA Cup will return to CordeValle in 2015.
CordeValle is proud host of the Gifford Collegiate, named to honor its longtime sponsor and Bay Area philanthropist Jack Gifford, a form UCLA baseball start who passed away in 2009. One of the most prestigious fall tournaments, the Gifford features many of the elite programs from throughout the country, as well as numerous top-ranked players. The tournament has been played at CordeValle from 2005-2012, and will return again in the fall of 2014.