Brilliant Boutier & A Tough Senior Open

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Tour Roundup

Senior Open Championship

It was a brutal few days in Wales for the Senior Open Championship at the brilliant Royal Porthcawl.

Alex Cejka triumphed over Padraig Harrington winning on the second playoff hole.

Cejka’s five-over 76 included two birdies, five bogeys, and a double-bogey in challenging conditions, while Harrington’s final-round 75 brought him to five over.

After missing an eagle for outright victory, the two returned to the 18th hole for a playoff.

Harrington’s near-eagle putt led to a birdie, and Cejka two-putted to extend the game.

The second playoff hole saw Harrington miss the green and make par, while Cejka secured a two-putt birdie to win.

This victory adds to Cejka’s senior major titles in 2021 at the Regions Tradition and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

It was a week of classic British weather, summed up pretty well in this video:

Evian Championship

Celine Boutier achieved a milestone victory at the Evian Championship in France, securing her first major title.

Extending her three-shot lead, she finished six clear on 14 under after a final round of 68.

This makes Boutier the first French winner at the Evian Resort Golf Club and the third French woman to win a major.

Although a bogey on the 13th narrowed her lead to four shots, an impressive birdie at the 15th sealed her triumph.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson finished second on eight under, while Japan’s Nasa Hataoka fell to joint third.

PGA Tour

Lee Hodges clinched his first PGA Tour title with an impressive wire-to-wire win at the 3M Open in Minnesota, finishing 24 under par.

Hodges entered the final round with a five-shot lead, solidifying his victory by carding two eagles in a closing 67 at TPC Twin Cities.

He finished seven strokes ahead of fellow Americans JT Poston and Kevin Streelman, and Scotland’s Martin Laird.

Poston’s second shot into the water on the par-five 18th led to a costly triple-bogey eight, further securing Hodges’ lead.

Hodges, who made a tap-in birdie on the last hole, celebrated the triumph, calling it “a dream week.”

Thoughts go to JT Poston whose triple on the final cost him solo 2nd place and $260,000. Ouch!

This week the tour heads into the final event of the regular season, with only those in the top 70 progressing into the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Something Funny

Adam Hadwin showing us that even the best in the world are still human…

Something Interesting

Hard to believe Tommy hasn’t claimed a major yet, let alone a PGA Tour event:

Something Extra

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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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