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BERNHARD LANGER won his seventh senior major, Brooke Henderson her first women’s major, 23 year old Daniel Berger his first US PGA TOUR event; as Aussie golfers had mixed results around the world.
PETER FOWLER had a top 10 in the Wales Senior Open, Marc Leishman and John Senden were our best on the US PGA TOUR as Jason Day stumbled, and impressive 21 year old Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick won his second European Tour title.
ROCCO MEDIATE won his first senior major, Jordan Spieth finally got the Masters monkey of his back, Scott Hend failed to capitalise on his third round lead on the European Tour while Minjee Lee had another encouraging finish behind rising Thai star Ariya Jutanugarn.
RORY McIlroy realised a long held dream of winning his national open, Sergio Garcia won the Byron Nelson for the second time, Bernhard Langer snaffled his sixth senior major and Victoria’s Su Oh was runner up on the LPGA.
JAMES HAHN was delighted after a big form turnaround on the US PGA TOUR, Peter Senior had a strong finish in Texas and Minjee Lee was again in contention on the LPGA.
A NUMBER of Aussies went close on the international golfing scene on the weekend but nowhere, apart from at the new PNG Open, did any of them get the biscuit.
AUSSIE teenager Minjee Lee stormed home with an 8-under 64 to win the Lotte Championship in Hawaii and claim her second LPGA title. A South African beat an Englishmen on the US PGA Tour, while no one broke par at the Spanish Open.
SCOTT HEND held off a stunning late charge from home favourite Piya Swangarunporn to claim the True Thailand Classic and make it a record with five different Aussies winners on the European Tour this season.
SOUTH AFRICA’S Louis Oosthuizen has won on debut in Australia, cruising to victory at the 2016 ISPS Handa Perth International by one shot over Frenchman Alexander Levy.
THREE Aussies finished T11 at Pebble Beach, Brett Rumford was T7 on the European Tour in South Africa, while Craig Parry still has work to do on the US Champions Tour. Weekend wrap.
AN untimely virus has delayed Peter Senior beginning his seventh and final US Champions Tour season but it does has the benefit that it has allowed him to play in the Perth International at the end of February.