Spieth eclipses Tiger record
In finishing on 17-under-par at Whistling Straits, Jordan Spieth overtook a record once so dominantly held by Tiger Woods – the lowest major season score of all-time.
The 22-year-old is an incredible 54-under-par for the four majors in 2015, beating Woods’ total of 53-under-par in 2000.
As well as that, Spieth reached world No.1, became only the third player after Woods (2000) and Rickie Fowler (2014) to finish in the top five of all majors in a calendar year and is only $600,000 away from becoming the first player ever to win more than $11million in earnings in a single season.
Rose ‘takes confidence’ from US PGA
After challenging on the final day of a major for the third time this year, the Englishman was happy to be in contention again but did hint at a bit of disappointment – especially after a double-bogey at the 13th when he was within two shots of Day.
“There's always disappointment,” conceded Rose. “I don't think it will change my life. Winning changes your life. I played well, just more evidence that my game is there, and I’m ready to compete again and win a major championship. So you take confidence from it.
“Winning obviously was the goal, especially when you're kind of that close. You finish third, second, fourth, it doesn't make much difference.”
Rose was 34-under-par for the four majors in 2015, the best total score of anyone not to win in the last 30 years.
Rory pleased with comeback showing
Despite losing the world No.1 spot after holding it for just more than a year, McIlroy was content with his performance at Whistling Straits, which came eight weeks after his last competitive round at the US Open.
“As a whole, I feel like I've done well to come back and shoot the scores that I have,” he said. “I feel like I progressed each and every day.
“I'm walking away pretty happy with how the week went. Obviously it isn't a win and I didn't get myself into contention, but considering six weeks ago I wasn't able to walk, it's not a bad effort.”
Henderson lands first LPGA Tour victory
Brooke Henderson stormed to her first LPGA Tour win at the Cambia Portland Classic and became only the third player after Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko to win an LPGA Tour event before the age of 18.
At 17 years and 11 months, Henderson coasted to an eight-shot victory in Portland, reaching a tournament record 21-under-par and becoming the first Canadian to win on tour since Lorie Kane back in 2001.
“It’s amazing,” Henderson said. “It’s such an unbelievable thing it’s not even real life yet I don’t think. I tried to just keep making more birdies. I had a number in mind, and I was trying to chase after it, and I was trying not to watch the girls I was playing with.”
Foos storms to GANT Open success
Another tournament, another win for a 17-year-old as Dominic Foos became the youngest winner in Challenge Tour history at the GANT Open.
The German backed up three solid rounds of golf with a four-under-par 67 on the final day to clinch the title, three strokes ahead of Jose Manuel Lara, Marcel Schneider, Brandon Stone and Jamie McLeary.
“This is very special - to be the youngest ever Challenge Tour winner is amazing,” said Foos. “It's a dream come true. Going wire-to-wire is maybe a little bit more difficult than finding your best game in the third and fourth round, but it’s special to be able to do it.”
McLeary a step closer to his card
Another great week for McLeary, finishing in a four-way tie for second, has moved him up to fourth in the Road to Oman rankings, with the top 15 players earning European Tour cards for the 2016 season.
The Scot was fifth in Northern Ireland last week, and is well-placed with just seven events left on the schedule.
Fellow Scots Andrew McArthur and Scott Henry are fifth and seventh respectively in the rankings.