It's the cutthroat side of European golf that often gets overlooked, a six-day slog in northeast Spain where dreams are made and careers can be shredded.
Bernhard Langer would have wrapped up the Charles Schwab Cup long ago under the old format. Instead, he has only a small lead and is one of five players who can take the season title with a victory Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions finale.
Carlota Ciganda birdied three of the last six holes Thursday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with playing partner Sarah Jane Smith in the Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Shanshan Feng broke away with three straight mid-round birdies and held on to win the TOTO Japan Classic on Sunday for her second straight victory.
China's Feng Shanshan seized the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead as golfers finished the rain-interrupted third round on Sunday, but world number one Lydia Ko moved to within striking distance.
Tom Pernice Jr. had four straight birdies and shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the PowerShares QQQ Championship lead with fellow former UCLA player Brandt Jobe.
World number one Lydia Ko posted her best round on Saturday but remained a few strokes off the leaders after a rain-interrupted day three at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
Super-long hitter Rory McIlroy put a new driver in his bag Thursday, and the bad news for everyone else is that he can blast it even further off the tee.
Minjee Lee got up-and-down one last time at Jian Lake on Sunday to win the Blue Bay LPGA for her second victory of the year and third in 17 months.
Jessica Korda made up seven strokes on Minjee Lee on Saturday for a share of the Blue Bay LPGA lead. Ariya Jutanugarn made up even more ground to get into the final group Sunday at Jian Lake.