Latest Golf News (Week 4 August 2018)

Brooke Henderson claims the champions trophy

The 20-year-old Brooke Henderson captured her seventh LGPA tour win at the Wascana Country Club. Now the young golfer has a chance to highlight her skills at the Shaw Charity Classic at the Canyon Meadows. Brooke became the first Canadian to win a national open title since Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973. Henderson displayed a calm and cool mind on her way to victory at Wascana, stowing up 9 birdies to score a 7 under 65. Surrounded by her fans among chants of O Canada, Henderson clinched the trophy with an impressive overall total of 21 under 267. Now, she is firmly focused on the Canyon Meadows, which will formally start off the Shaw Charity Cross tournament. The line-up of the Calgary is encompassed with Olympic medallists like Le May Doan and Erica Wiebe. Prolific hockey names like Carla MacLeod and Cassie Campbell Pascall will also take part in the tournament. Campbell Pascall was full of praise for the young Henderson as she had seen the entire match herself. There is no doubt that Henderson will be among the marquee attractions at the Canyon Meadows.

Bryson DeChambeau claims the number 1 spot in FedEx Cup rankings

The Northern Trust was a very vital tournament for Bryson DeChambeau with the top position up for grabs. The 24-year-old was on the mark as he garnered a 2 under 69 to cap off the win. DeChambeau really put forth an impressive performance in the first three days. In round 4 however his play hampered a bit after his putter fell out. But his performance in the initial stages propelled his chances and earned him a victory over Tony Finau by four strokes. With the FedEx title under his belt, DeChambeau moved in the top 20 of the official golf rankings. This victory also ensures him a place for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The golfer also became the fourth player to have won the U.S. Amateur, NCAA Championship and three PGA events before the age of 25. DeChambeau hopes that he continues to play this well and it will surely lead on to better things.

Another humdrum week for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods concluded his lacklustre week with a poor 1 under 70 at the Northern Trust. In a week where birdies took the centre stage, the former number one looked tired for most of the play. The 42-year-old had many opportunities to land plenty of birdies, but he could not do so. Missing a 5-foot birdie and then bogeying the par at 15th and finally missing out on a 12-foot birdie to close on 70. The champion still needs to freshen up his play and look better at the TPC Boston.