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PETER FOWLER had a T9 finish at the Senior British Open in Scotland, Geoff Ogilvy hit the same mark in Canada, while the US won the international women’s team event in Chicago.
AN emotional Greg Chalmers won his very first US PGA Tour title while Jason Day blew what looked to be a certain World Golf Championship win in Ohio. Other winners on the weekend were Thongchai Jaidee at the Paris Open and teenager Brooke Henderson claiming her third LPGA title.
BILLY HURLEY 111 was a feel-good story with his debut win in the US PGA TOUR, Henrik Stenson won his 10th European Tour title and the unstoppable Lydia Ko made it 13 wins on the LPGA.
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.