South Korea’s new golfing sensation
South Korea’s Park Sung Hyun won the US Women’s open this week. This makes her one of the many winners from South Korea. The country has produced some exceptional women golfer’s over the years. This win marks Park’s first major championship. South Korean women have been on a roll in this tournament with 8 of the first ten golfers all belonging to the country. This is also the seventh time; a South Korean has won the US title in the past years. The 23-year-old scored a five under par 67 in the final round to close on 11 under. Park did not have the best first two rounds as she struggled behind Choi Hye Jin, another amateur South Korean who missed out on winning the LPGA title. An impressive trick up and down at 18 clinched the title for Park as her opponents faltered. Charley Hull of England managed 11 strokes behind Park Sung Hyun while Scottish Catriona Matthew finished more six shots back.
Can Jordan Spieth win at Royal Birkdale?
When Saturday’s rounds got finished, Jordan Spieth went back with a comfortable three shot lead at the British Open. The former world number one has a very high chance of winning the tournament. The only player close to him is Matt Kuchar, who is within five strokes. Spieth has a few days before turning 24, and already he is on the verge of winning his third major title. Having won the 2015 Masters and the 2015 US Open, this young golfer can join the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlory if he wins his third title. Moreover, he can just be one of the youngest players to clinch three titles, the only other one being Jack Nicklaus. Jordan Spieth is currently in the 3rd position in the world rankings. A win will ensure he overtakes 2nd placed Hideki Matsuyama. Many are speculating Spieth to claim his 10th PGA tour win at the Royal Birkdale and get closer to the number one spot.
Dustin Johnson in great form at Royal Birkdale
The current world number one is clearly showing why he is worthy of being called the best golfer in the world. He fired an excellent 64 to be in the contention for the title. Although he just missed out on Branden Grace’s record setting 62. Johnson started all guns blazing with five birdies within the first ten holes. At a point it looked, he could even better the lowest record set by Grace. He ended up with another birdie at the 15th and strokes at the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th and 10th. Finally finishing with three pars and a score of three under total of 207.