Latest Golf News (Week 1 August 2018)

Georgia Hall wins Women’s British Open

English golfer Georgia Hall claimed her first major victory, winning by two shots the Women’s British Open that took place at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. She is the third woman from Britain to win this title since 2001, when the event qualified as a major championship. The 22 year old picked up 5 shots on the last round and finished 17 under, with Pornanong Phatlum two shots behind her and Korea’s Ryu So-yeon yet another couple of shots adrift. Hall surged to the top of the leaderboard after the 13th hole, and took lead over Phatlum after holing a 20 feet putt at the 16th hole. She has shown a good amount of composure throughout her game, with six birdies on the final round and her round’s lone bogey being on the last hole along with having dropped just three shots in the entire tournament. She was reported saying,” It is too good to be true. It was my goal when I was nine to win the British Open. I am so happy.”

 

Thomas wins Bridgestone Invitational

Justin Thomas’ four shot win at the World Golf Championships- Bridgestone Invitational at Ohio surely shows that the American is well prepared to defend his title as winner of US PGA Championship. Leading Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy by three shots before the final round, Thomas had a comfortable victory as the other two tailed off eventually. With a one-under 69 on the last day, Justin finished 15 under. McIlroy finished in a tie for sixth place with his three over-par 73 and Poulter ended tied for 10th with a score of four over 74. The second position went to fellow American golfer, Kyle Stanley who finished on 11 under while Dustin Johnson and Thorbjorn Olesen were tied for third. Thomas, who is now bucking up to play at the US PGA Championship, said,” It feels awesome. I did not hit the ball as well today but we had so much control and I had a very clean card at the end.”

 

Troy Merritt undergoes emergency surgery on blood clot

American golfer Troy Merritt underwent an emergency surgery on Friday, to remove a huge blood clot from his arm. According to reports, the world number 173’s arm had swelled massively and turned purple when he decided to visit the doctor. The foot long clot, which went from his left upper arm till his left pectoral muscle, was successfully removed by surgeons. After winning the Barbasol Championship roughly two weeks ago, Merritt is scheduled to play at the US PGA Championship and he hopes to play despite his condition. The 32 year old said,” I am not in pain but I cannot move my arm very much. I will go to the course and I might be able to hit a few putts”