Last week was sort of a big deal for golf. We had the last major of the year, key world ranking changes and some records smashed along the way in both Irish PGA and the PGA tour. Here are the highlights:
We hope you all got to watch the action over the weekend. Jason Day was on top form winning his first major while also breaking records. He shot a -20, beating Jordan Spieth who finished on -17. Not bad from the Australian!
Jordan was creeping up the ranks on the final two days as he aimed to make it 3-major wins in a calendar year. But Jason was on a mission and despite a bogey on the 18th, the Aussie finished with a 67 to clinch the last major of the year.
Despite missing out on a major, Spieth didn’t have a bad week. His second place finish along with his consistently impressive record this year has bumped him up to first place in the world rankings, ahead of Rory McIlroy. Spieth also set a major championship record by finishing the four majors at a combined score of 54-under, beating Tiger Woods’ record of 53-under from 2000.
Check out some of the best shots of the tournament:
The Fred Daly Memorial Pro-Am took place last Thursday the 13th of August at Balmoral Golf Club in Belfast.
Simon Thornton picked up an impressive win, firing a course record 63 (6-under par). Thornton showed no sign of nerves as he finished strong, getting birdies on the 16th,17th & 18th hole. The in-form Neil O’Briain (Old Conna) was Simon’s closest challenger, signing for a mistake free three under par 66.
Up next is the S.I.G.Ireland Killeen Pro-Am on Friday, Aug 21 at Killeen Golf Club. Thornton won’t be playing, which leaves the opportunity for other rising stars such as Old Conna’s Donal Gleeson, who recently hit an impressive six under par 66 to win the Ballykisteen Golf Club Pro-am.
Inspired by the action over the weekend? Time to out-drive your mates, book a golf lesson now!
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