Champion's Breakfast :: Aug 24 Tiger falls short, Lawrie top ten & Harto's proposal

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Triple-bogey does it for Tiger

Two shots off the lead heading into Sunday, there was a wave of excitement surrounding the 14-time major champion as he looked to taste victory for the first time in more than two years.

With a win or solo second required to qualify for this week’s FedEx Cup too, there was a lot on the line for Tiger but ultimately, his tournament ended in disappointment as a level par final round of 70 meant he finished T10.

Starting on 13-under, the 39-year-old reached the turn at the same score but was undone by a triple-bogey at the par-4 11th, which left him too far back despite four birdies in his final six holes.

“I gave myself a chance and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it,” Woods admitted. “I didn't get it done. I had some makeable putts early I missed. I just wasn't able to get any kind of roll early. I had my chances to get it going. I just never did.”

Woods’ next event is likely to be the Frys.com Open from October 9-12.

David Horsey

Horsey hurdles final day challenge

Despite shooting a two-over-par final round of 73, David Horsey held on to win the Made in Denmark by two shots over home favourite Soren Kjeldsen, Kristoffer Broberg, Daniel Gaunt and Terry Pilkadaris.

Horsey led the way throughout after a wonderful eight-under-par opening round on Thursday to secure his fourth European Tour win.

“The last couple of holes there was a lot of waiting around it and it started to then become a reality so very, very pleased,” said the Englishman. “I made hard work of it but I got over the line at the end.

“I've been playing well for quite a few months now and not really been getting any results and not scoring particularly well so to come out with a bit more strategy and a bit more focus this week has paid off.”


Lawrie grabs top ten

A two-under-par final round for the Scot meant he finished just three shots behind winner Horsey and alongside Bradley Dredge, Richard Green and Mads Sogaard in a tie for sixth.

Lawrie was well placed after a 65 on Thursday but was let down by what he called a ‘battling’ one-over-par 72 on Friday after struggling with a sore ear which affected his balance.

Still though, he was happy with his week’s work and paid tribute to the fantastic Danish fans.

He tweeted:


Casey continues fine form

The Englishman continued his great season with a third-placed finish at the Wyndham Championship, finishing two shots behind champion Davis Love III.

A PGA Tour win has proved elusive for Casey so far in 2015 – he has lost in a play-off twice at the Northern Trust Open and the Travelers Championship – and his performance at Greensboro marked his seventh top ten of the season.

He said: “I've had a great week. I've played well. Just unfortunate I didn't have enough fire power to catch the rest guys. But if I can carry this form into next week and beyond I'd be very, very happy.”

I do…

In front of a home crowd, Denmark’s Andreas Harto birdied the famous 16th hole – and then proposed to his girlfriend. Don’t want to spoil the video below for you, but she said yes.

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