Latest Golf News (Week 3 July 2018)

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Kim Sei-young wins Thornberry Creek Classic with record-breaking score

South Korean golfer Kim Sei-young broke the 72 hole record of the LPGA’s Tour with a stunning score of 31 under par, as she walked away with the Thornberry Creek Classic title. In 2016, Kim had also attained the previous record of 27 under par, which was set by Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam in 2011. The 25-year-old had carded a 63 on Thursday, 65 on Friday and 64 on Saturday before scoring a seven under par 65 in the final round of the game. The lone blemish in Kim’s performance was a double bogey during her Friday’s match on the par three 17th hole. The world number 26 also broke the LPGA record by having a never before 31 in her round. Kim’s closest challenger at the Thornberry Creek Classic was Carlota Coganda from Spain with a 22-under. The third position was shared by America’s Emma Talley, Korea’s Amy Yang and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist. English golfer Bronte Law carded a 67 in the final round to finish on 18 under, achieving a best ever finish of sixth.

 

Taniharabeats Syme’s course record on the same day of Scottish Open

In the second round of Scottish Open at Gullane, Japan’s HidetoTanihara carded a 61, breaking a course record that had been set only hours earlier that same day. The 39 year old Japanese golfer shot an eagle and seven birdies for a nine under round, and was in line for the European Tour’s top 59, but he parred 16, 17 and 18. The previous course record on the same day was set by 23-year-old Connor Syme with his score of 62 which consisted of eight birdies. Syme has, in fact, risen 583 places since last year to become 352nd in the world. Five time major champion Phil Mickelson eagled in the second hole, but his round of 69 led him to one under, hence missing the cut.

 

US PGA Championship 2019 to be moved from August to May

As a part of revamp which will lead to the PGA Tour season ending before the start of the NFL Campaign, the US PGA Championship will be shifter from August to May of 2019. This is much to the relief of sports enthusiasts, since it means that the golf season’s final major will not clash with the opening of American football fixtures. The Open Championships will continue to be held in July, is consequently going to be the last major of the year of 2019. Often called the unofficial fifth major of the golf season, the Players Championship has been moved from its previous date in May to March, while the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs have been shortened to three events and will finish on 25th of August, 2019.