Chris Kirk Won, Rory Missed A Cut & Sinkholes Struck In Missouri!

Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff

Here’s What’s Happened:

1. Chris Kirk wins at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. After hitting an errant tee shot, Kirk saved himself putting in for par on the 18th. He was prepared to putt in a playoff, but it was not necessary after Kirk finished 4-under 66 in his final round. Kirk held off Jason Bohn and Jordan Spieth to earn his fourth career PGA Tour victory. Spieth has now finished second in all three Tour events played in Texas this year.

2. Rory McIlroy misses cut at BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy can usually be counted on to be a strong competitor on any course but this weekend he just couldn’t catch a break. He was 5-over 149 by the time he wrapped up on the links. Rory ended fifteen shots behind BMW Championship winner, Francesco Molinari. He credits his poor performance to being overtired after three grueling weeks in the states. McIlroy plans to take the week to rest up before the Irish Open next weekend.

3. Thirty-five Foot-Deep Sinkholes on Missouri Golf Course. This week golfers in Missouri got quite the shock when 4 massive sinkholes opened up on Top of the Rock Golf Course in Branson. The largest hole measured 80 feet across and 30 feet deep! The sinkholes were likely caused by excessive rain in the area. The course, which hosted a Champions Tour last month, will take the opportunity to learn more about the topography of the course and find the best way to fill the holes and ensure this does not happen again. Thankfully no one was injured and the main course at Top of the Rock remains open.

4. Minjee Lee Captures Kingsmill Championship on LPGA Tour. At just 18 years of age, Lee wins her first LPGA Championship in Williamsburg, VA this weekend. The tournament’s youngest winner walked away at 15-under-par 269. The Australian teen is confident after this rookie win that she can beat out current leader, Lydia Ko, for number one women’s golfer in the world.

Links I Love:

  • Hunter Mahan gives back to veterans via USA Today Sports.
  • The 12 most villainous golfers via Golf.com.
  • What to Watch For:

  • PGA Tour: The AT&T Byron Nelson Open begins Thursday from TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.
  • European Tour:The Irish Open begins Thursday from Royal County Down Golf Club, Ireland.
     
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