58 Watch & Scottish Open Week

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Tour Roundup

PGA Tour

Austrian golf pro Sepp Straka gave a winning performance at the John Deere Classic in Illinois, raising his Ryder Cup prospects.

Despite beginning the final round four strokes behind, Straka quickly caught up, birdieing the first hole, scoring an eagle on the next, and adding three birdies within four holes.

By the ninth, he sank a 40-foot putt, rounding the first half with an impressive 28.

Following with four consecutive birdies from the 11th, he was only two under the last four holes, shy of matching Jim Furyk’s 2016 record-breaking ’58 round’.

Swedish newcomer Ludvig Aberg delivered the performance of his budding PGA Tour career with a fourth-place tie with seasoned golfer Adam Schenk. Aberg’s spectacular final round included an impressive eight-under 63.

This week the tour heads to Scotland for the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, for a co-sanctioned event with the DP World Tour.

With many of the top names from the PGA Tour making the trip ahead of The Open, it’s a great tournament to get into the links feel ahead of the year’s final major.

DP World Tour

In an exciting turn of events at the Made in HimmerLand tournament, Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard emerged victorious, making history as the first local winner.

Battling from a six-shot lag, he beat Nacho Elvira in an intense play-off. Elvira’s second shot on the sixth extra hole flew out of bounds, paving the way for Hojgaard’s fourth DP World Tour win.

LPGA Tour

A brilliant first US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links saw Allisen Corpuz clinch her first major title, leaving her mark despite challenging conditions.

Six birdies and three bogeys, leading to a final round of three-under 69 and a week’s total of nine-under. The only player to manage all four rounds under par for the tournament.

England’s Charley Hull also had a great week, sharing second place with a strong finish.

A first win for Corpuz at any level and a record-breaking $2m portion of the $11m prize. Not a bad week’s work.

Something Useful

Chipping is hard. But with the right technique, it doesn’t have to be.

Here’s a great video on some really simple things to think about when hitting chip shots from around the greens.

Something Extra

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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