Latest Golf News (Week 5 July 2018)

Jimenez wins Senior Open at St. Andrews

Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez beat Bernhard Langer by one stroke to claim the Senior Open title at St. Andrews. The Senior Open title is Jimenez’s second major victory after winning the Tradition back in May. The 54 year old reached the top of the leader board overnight, and shot a three under-par score of 69 in the final round to finish on 12 under. In the first six holes, Bernhard Langer, who has two Masters titles to his name, shot four birdies, finishing with a score of 68. Scottish golfer, Colin Montgomerie, who sat in a tie for 14th position on three under, shot two birdies and four bogeys to arrive at a score of 74. The third position on 10 under was a three-way tie among Kirk Triplett and Scott McCarron from America and Stephan Ames from Canada.

 

McEvoy claims maiden European Tour title

Following an intense finish of the European Title at Hamburg, Englishman Richard McEvoy won his first ever European Tour title. Finishing one stroke ahead of ChristoferBlomstrand, Renato Paratore and Allen John, the 39-year-old finished with a one over par 73, his moment of the day being a massive 20 foot putt for birdie on the last hole. “It was a rollercoaster ride, but I fought hard. I’ve tried to enjoy my golf that little bit more and it’s come up trumps”, said McEvoy. He turned professional in the year 2001 and is also the first player of the season to claim victories on the European Tour and Challenge Tour in successive weeks, after his winning the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge. Bryson DeChambeau walked into the final round as joint-leader but unfortunately finished in a tie for 13th after scoring a six-over 78. The 24 year old had a triple bogey on the 18th hole besides dropping five shots in his final holes, consequently falling down the leaderboard.

 

Dustin Johnson claims third PGA title of 2018 with Canadian Open victory

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson won the Canadian Open by three shots, making it his third victory on the PGA Tour this year. The 34-year-old recently missed the cut at the Open. He went into the final round of the Canadian Open as among the four joint leads but finished with a six-under 66 to end up in 23 under. Eight holes into the game, Dustin was three shots ahead when the event had to be halted for over two hours due to threats of thunderstorm at Glen Abbey Golf Club. On resuming, he finished with a stunning 370-yard drive, followed by another birdie, which secured what is actually Johnson’s 19th career title.