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. Australian Steven Bowditch wins AT&T Byron Nelson. The now Dallas resident had 27 birdies throughout the weekend and was in the lead after all four rounds of the event. Ironically, Bowditch and his wife took wedding photos on the 18th hole of TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas the same place where he captured his second PGA Tour victory in two years. His win also boosted his FedEx ranking from No. 52 to No. 16. Bowditch struggles with clinical depression and his illness was profiled in a 2009 Golf Digest article.
2. Soren Kjeldsen captures Irish Open title in dramatic fashion. As rain poured down on the final round, Kjeldsen made a much needed birdie on 18 to join Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger in a playoff. Despite being four-over-par for the day, Kjeldsen birdied the playoff hole and earned his first win since 2009. “It’s like I am dreaming but I don’t want anyone to wake me up,” Kjeldsen told ESPN after his win. The forty-year-old had not played in the Irish Open since 2010.
— The Irish Open (@IrishOpenGolf) May 31, 2015
3. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy misses another cut this weekend. This is the second time in two weeks McIlroy has missed the cut, this time at the Irish Open. Perhaps it was his busy schedule over the past month, or the mounting pressure of playing at home in Ireland in front of 20,000 fans, but critics are starting to worry about his chances at the US Open, which is now just a little over two weeks away.
4. Anna Nordqvist wins ShopRite LPGA Classic by one stroke. The Swedish golfer birdied on the 16h and 17th hole to pull ahead of the crowd and finish at 8-under 205.
5. The Georgia Bulldogs are currently in the lead at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The tournament continues into Monday with the top 15 of 30 teams will continue into the championship rounds. You can find the leaderboard here.
Links I Love:
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) May 30, 2015