Winning Wyndham & How To Hit A Fade

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US Open

A historic week at the 123rd US Open in Los Angeles was marked by Wyndham Clark’s maiden major victory, a one-shot triumph that helped him secure his name in the annals of golf history.

Following his PGA Tour title win at the Wells Fargo Championship, Clark emerged victorious, edging out Rory McIlroy and leaving world No 1 Scottie Scheffler in third place.

This US Open, the seventh in the past eight years to produce a first-time major winner, will be long remembered for its record-breaking events.

Opening day was characterized by benign conditions and favourable pin placements, allowing six players to card scores of 65 or lower, a first in US Open history.

Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele made headlines, with Fowler achieving a ’62 round’ and Schauffele matching this record just 20 minutes later. This day also witnessed multiple holes-in-one on the par-three 15th.

Fowler set another record by reaching 11 under quicker than any player in the history of the tournament, and his 130 shots across the first two days matched the lowest 36-hole score in US Open history.

The par-three 15th, measuring just 81 yards, became the shortest hole in US Open history. Tom Kim and Austin Eckroat turned in 29 on the front-nine in their third and fourth rounds respectively, marking the first time two 29s were recorded in a week at the US Open.

Tommy Fleetwood, with his stunning final round, became the first player to record multiple 63s in the US Open, lifting him into a tied-fifth position.

My takeaways from the week:

  • Wyndham Clark is a seriously good golfer. Love his golf swing.
  • McIlroy, on his day, is the best golfer in the world. He will win a 5th major, quite possibly at Royal Liverpool next month.
  • Great to see Fowler back in contention at a major. Hopefully a sign of things to come.
  • LA Country Club looks like an incredible place to play golf, it’s just not a good venue for a professional golf tournament.
  • 80-yard par 3s are so much more entertaining to watch than 250-yard par 3s.
  • Tommy Fleetwood wins big this year on the PGA Tour, possibly one of the final FedEx Cup events.
  • I wish more events in pro golf would have US Open style rough.


Leona Maguire, seized her second LPGA Tour title with an exceptional final-round 64 at the Meijer LPGA Classic, finishing two shots ahead of the field.

The 28-year-old Irish native, whose first tour victory was last year’s Drive On Championship, played an astonishing final six holes, with four birdies and an eagle, to finish at 21 under par.

Ariya Jutanugarn landed in second place, with Amy Yang and Xiyu Lin tying for third.

Maguire, who aimed for a 20-under finish, surpassed her goal, emphasising the need for top-tier golf to claim victories on this tour.

Something Useful

I’ve been working a lot on my pitching from inside 100 yards recently.

It’s one of the areas of the game that can save you some serious shots.

Here’s a good video on what to think about from 50 yards:

Something Crazy

It was certainly an interesting week in LA, but how about this putt on the last for amateur, Gordon Sargent?!

Luckily he had a few shots to play with, en route to collecting the medal for low am.

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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