Glee for Gomez
Fabian Gomez claimed his maiden PGA Tour win as he raced to a four-shot victory over England’s Greg Owen at the FedEx St Jude Classic.
The Argentinian closed with a four-under-par round of 66 at TPC Southwind to collect the cheque for $1.08 million in his 70th start on the PGA Tour. In his previous 69 events, he had collected $1.43 million.
The 36-year-old said: “Winning a tournament is a big thing because you have a two-year exemption and it’s probably a little less stressful every week.”
Owen, who was also chasing his maiden win in his 214th start, said: “He played great. He deserved to win. I played great the first eight holes and then hit some rocky shots. Guys are so good, you can’t play average. I’ve got some work to do.”
Wood wins as Bourdy falters
Chris Wood ended his wait of more than two years for his second European Tour victory with a superb comeback at the Lyoness Open.
The 27-year-old was five shots behind Gregory Bourdy – who had led for the first three rounds – heading into the final day but shot a five-under-par round of 67 to get to 15-under, while the Frenchman faltered significantly and carded a 78 to finish T6.
“I played great all week and today especially,” said Wood. “I felt that if I could beat 68 today I would have an outside chance and obviously things went my way and 67 was good enough.
“People will probably look at the result and think it was fairly straightforward but I needed to play well today and for a few other things to go my way and thankfully it all came together for me.”
Rafa Cabrera-Bello continued his impressive recent form by finishing second, while Scot Richie Ramsay claimed his fifth top 15 finish in his last six starts since winning the Trophee Hassan II in March.
Ko ousted as world No.1
Lydia Ko has lost her place as the top ranked golfer in the world after Inbee Park won the Women’s PGA Championship for the third successive year.
In the second women’s major of 2015, Park finished five shots clear of compatriot Sei Young Kim to win her sixth major title, with Ko missing the cut after a disappointing three-over-par second round of 76.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew finished T22 on three-under-par, 16 shots behind Park.
Mickelson set for US Open
Phil Mickelson will head into this week’s US Open on the back of some impressive recent performances, which included third at the FedEx St Jude Classic.
The American, who turns 45 tomorrow, has three top five finishes in his last five starts – including a runner-up finish at the Masters in April – which is good preparation for Chambers Bay, a course which he says he really likes.
Bubba’s crazy putt
There’s been a lot of talk about Chambers Bay in the lead up to the US Open and Bubba Watson gave us all an insight into what the greens are going to be like this week.
Check out this crazy putt from the two-time Masters champion, but huge credit must go to caddie Ted Scott for the read!