THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC
Location: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Xander Schauffele only gained his Tour card coming through the Web.com finals last year and bursting onto the scene with a brilliant 5th place finish at the US Open last month. He finished his 4 rounds on -14 beating of Robert Streb by one shot.
DUBAI DUTY-FREE IRISH OPEN HOSTED BY THE RORY FOUNDATION
Location: Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Many trials and tribulations marred John Rham’s US Open Tournament showing frustration and petulance, but no such misbehaviour this time.
A brilliant 4 days golf from the young Spaniard showed what he is all about, thrashing the field by 6 strokes. It wasn’t all without controversy though, he had to endure a referee’s decision on the 6th hole for replacing his ball in the wrong position. Again as with the Lexi Thomson debacle, a viewer decided that John had replaced his ball in the wrong spot after having to move his marker for fellow playing partner Daniel Im. After a long deliberation referee, Andy McFee finally caught up with him on the 13th tee, had a brief conversation and it was decided that no penalty would be imposed. Sensibility prevailed.
THORNBERRY CREEK LPGA CLASSIC
Location: Oneida, Wisconsin
Katherin Kirk fended of Ashleigh Buhai winning the Thornberry Creek Classic by 1 shot
A new talent emerged on the Ladies European Tour in the form of 14-year-old Atthaya Thitikul. She became the youngest player to win a Tour Event with victory in her native Thailand by winning the Ladies European Thailand Championship by 2 shots. The downside is that being an amateur she had to forego her winnings of 45,000 euros, that went to second place Ana Menendez.