Weekly Round Up Of News-Views and Results: Monday 17th July 2017


Location: Silvis, IL | Course: TPC Deere Run

Bryson Dechambeau’s transition from champion amateur to full status tour winner came to fruition on Sunday in Illinois.

Still using the one length set of clubs that earnt him both the NCCA Championship and the US Amateur Championship in 2015, he shot a 6 under par on the final 9 holes for a closing 30 on the back nine and a -18 total, overtaking Patrick Rogers by 1 shot. This victory also sealed the last remaining spot for next weeks Open at Royal Birkdale.

European Tour

Location: Ayrshire, Scotland | Course: Dundonald Links,

2017 is certainly turning out to be the year of the Spanish. With Sergio’s green jacket and John Rahn’s 2 victories either side of the Atlantic, now Rapha Cabrera-Bello takes the Scottish Open.

A closing 64 tied him for the lead with England Callum Shinkwin on -13 but a birdie on the first extra hole pocketed the trophy for Rapha earning him his 3rd European title 5 years after his last.

Who would bet against another Spanish victory next week at Royal Birkdale?


Location: Bedminster, New Jersey | Course: Trump National Bedminster

A very special guest turned up at the US Women’s Open in New Jersey this week, The owner of the Golf course and the President of the United States of America.

He was treated to some very fine golf from the world’s elite in women’s golf, none more so than from South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park.

2 shots back at the turn, birdies at 12 and 15 moved her to the top of the leader board. With another birdie at 17 and par at 18, she finished 2 shots ahead of 17-year-old Amateur Hye-Jin Choi


Other News

Rory Mcilroy earned some extra practice days at Royal Birkdale this week after missing his second consecutive cut at the Scottish Open.

Let’s hope the extra time taken shows an improvement on what has been a rather low par performance since coming back to competitive golf after his rib injury.

Enjoy Open Week and I will see you on the other side.

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