Luke Donald added further accolades to his stellar 2011 campaign when the Briton was named winner of the 2011 PGA of America player of the year award.
Ma Andrea Victoria of the Philippines won the women's title of the 2011 Fangshan Changyang China Amateur Golf Championship.
Sergio Garcia made it back-to-back European Tour victories when he captured the Andalucia Masters title on Sunday by a stroke from fellow Spaniard Miguel-Angel Jimenez.
Bryce Molder won his first PGA Tour title by outlasting fellow American Briny Baird in a nerve-jangling playoff.
A fan who threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods and missed during Sunday's final round of the Frys.com Open was arrested by local police.
Tiger Woods finally worked his way into the upper reaches of the Frys.com Open leaderboard in Saturday's third round.
World number one Yani Tseng added another accolade to her glowing resume when she was named the LPGA Tour's player of the year on Tuesday for a second consecutive time.
By his own stated benchmark at the start of the week, Tiger Woods did not enjoy a successful Frys.com Open though he was happy with his day-by-day progress at CordeValle Golf Club.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the LPGA Hana Bank Championship on Sunday for her sixth LPGA Tour victory of the season and 10th overall title of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to edge Na Yeon Cho by a stroke.
Colorful England golfer Ian Poulter is confident he can outlast Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Liang Wenchong to win the seven-day, seven-city Shui On Land China Golf Challenge, which tees off in Shanghai on Monday and runs until Oct 16.
United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will try to play his way onto the team he will lead.
Luke Donald and Lee Westwood have reached the summit of the world rankings without landing a major, but former European No 1 Ronan Rafferty believes it is simply a matter of time before the pair lift one of golf's four most coveted trophies.