Latest Golf News (Week 2 August 2018)

The PGA championship is in full swing

The US PGA championship will be entering its final leg at Bellerive, with Brooks Koepka leading the board. The American despite two bogies managed to secure his lead at the top. Although, Koepka’s lead has been cut down by two shots, with Adam Scott closing in rapidly. Just below Scott are Jon Rahm, Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is chasing his first major since the controversies, is at eight under 66. Jordan Spieth, a three time major winner, has to cope really hard on the final day to overcome a huge deficit. Koepka on the other hand looks to be quite unrelenting this year having already won two major titles and also successfully defending his US Open crown. He started off brilliantly translating two birdie putts in the first two holes, overtaking Gary Woodland’s lead in the process, before scoring three more to put forth a five shot lead. Koepka would have shot much farther ahead if not for the bogey at 14th and then another at 15th. With the final day right around the corner, it will be exciting to see who will take home the prize.

Adam Scott wants another major win

Adam Scott has realized that he probably does not have much time left on the field. The Australian celebrated his 38th birthday last July is currently in the final round of the ongoing PGA championship. Scott hit a five under 65 and is behind by two strokes off leader Brooks Koepka. After the gruelling round, an exhausted Scott revealed that he would very much like to win another major title before hanging up his club. He also said that, if he does win, his victory will be in memory of Jarrod Lyle, who passed away this week. Scott who last won a major in 2013, was also placed at the numero uno position in 2014. But as years passed, his rankings fell and he is currently placed at 76th. This might just be the last shot at a major for the 38 year old Australian before bowing out.

Iceland win the first mixed team golf

The initial mixed golf competition at the European Championships was won by Iceland. The Gleneagles PGA Centenary course witnessed a fine performance from the Iceland team to win the three under par round. The team consisting of, Valdis Thora Jonsdottir, Birgir Hafthorsson, Olafia Kristindottir and Axel Boasson fended off England and Spain to win the inaugural tournament. Both the pairs started well with four birdies by Kristindottir. Jonsdottir and Hafthorsson equally measured up three birdies to clinch the title. The team of Britain ended with silver while Spain took home the bronze medal.