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. Jason Day wins Canadian Open with birdies on the final three holes. Day, who was coming off a fourth place finish at The British Open on Monday, made headlines last month as well after playing through a bout of vertigo at The U.S. Open. Bubba Watson finished one stroke behind Day, while Canadian David Hearn was two strokes away from becoming the first Canadian winner in over sixty years.
Thank you @RBCCanadianOpen ! What an amazing week. Thanks 4 the great support. Feels great to be the champion of such a prestigious event.
— Jason Day (@JDayGolf) July 27, 2015
2. Zach Johnson comes from behind to win The British Open. With The Open’s final round finishing up on Monday, we were left in suspense waiting to find out who the winner would be. Amateur golfer Paul Dunne was leading heading into Monday’s round, but ended up shooting a 78 in the final round, and finished tied for 30. Johnson met and defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff to earn his 12th PGA Tour Victory.
3. Rebecca Artis overcomes rainy conditions to win Ladies Scottish Open. The Australian shot 6-under-66 on Sunday to earn a two-stroke victory over Suzann Pettersen. Lydia Ko, the second-ranked woman in the world, finished in fourth place. Ko was pleased with her performance stating she feels ready for the Women’s British Open which begins Thursday.
— Ladies Scottish Open (@AberdeenLSO) July 26, 2015
4. Danny Willett wins his third European Tour title with European Masters victory. Coming off a sixth place finish at The Open last week, Willett made five birdies and zero bogeys in his final round of this weekend’s tournament. Matthew Fitzpatrick finished one shot behind Willett, while Sergio Garcia finished seventh.
Links I Love:
- A deli in Zach Johnson’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa saw a spike in sales in a sandwich named the Zach Johnson after his British Open win. See the story at For The Win.
— Jason Wells (@jdub2131) July 21, 2015
- Robert Allenby fired his caddy Thursday after just nine holes of play. He then let a fan finish the day as his caddy. It’s now coming out that the caddy is calling Allenby a liar after the golfer claimed he was kidnapped in Hawaii earlier this year. It’s all so weird…
What to Watch For:
- The Quicken Loans National begins Thursday from Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Gainesville, Virginia.