First Englishwoman to win British Open Championship in 14 years!

First Englishwoman to win British Open Championship in 14 years!

Today is August 6th, 2018 and we present First Englishwoman to win British Open Championship in 14 years!  Monday rewind #100.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

First Englishwoman to win British Open Championship in 14 years!

Georgia Hall of England played flawless golf in the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on the Northwest corner of England to win by 2 shots. She beat a plucky Pornanong Phatlum from Thailand, who went head to head with Hall for 15 holes before Hull sank a birdie putt to go one ahead.  A double bogey at 17 sealed Phatlums fate and gave Hull a 3 shot lead going into the final hole. 

It could have been anyone’s tournament for the first 15 with both Hall and Phatlum pulling away from the field.  The English gallery was absolutely thrilled that a hometown girl brought home the Championship!  Her only blemish on the card was a three-putt on the 72nd hole after she had put her second shot in a difficult position on the final green and had to putt around a bunker.

On another note:  Georgia Hall has also won the British Girls, The Women’s British Amateur and now the Women’s British Open.  Next stop will be the Senior British Open in about 28 years! I think there is going to be a brilliant career in-between!

Bridgestone Invitational.

Justin Thomas started the day with a three-shot lead going into the final round at the Firestone CC in Akron, OH.  He never gave up his lead and none of the chasers made it close.  For me, it was a pretty boring tournament.  The chasers never seemed to be able to play any good golf coming down the stretch to make it exciting.  This was Thomas’ 9th win on the PGA Tour and bodes well for him, a defending champion going into next weeks PGA Championship at Bellerive CC.  Finishing in solo second, Kyle Stanley never got closer than 2.  Thomas was just too steady.

Tiger Woods faded to a pair of 73’s on the weekend to disappoint those who thought Firestone would stir the competitive juices and bring back the Tiger of old.  It was not to be.  “I’m going to miss this place.  I’m going to miss playing here, I’m going to miss the people.  I’ve had so many great memories,” Woods said. “I was just trying to be as aggressive as possible and fire at everything. It was either going to be 62 or 63 or something in the mid-70s. I was just going to be aggressive and see what happens. I was so far back that I had to play a great round just to get in the top 10. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.”

PGA Tour:

Andrew Putnam won his first PGA Tour title by winning the Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, NV.  In the modified Stableford competition where the highest score wins, Putnam beat out Chad Campbell by 4 points.

PGA Tour Champions:

Kenny Perry won the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN.  He beat Wes Short Jr by 3 and this was Perry’s third win in the 3M Championship, matching Hale Irwin’s victories in the same tournament.  He plans to return to defend next year.

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Next Week:

PGA Tour: The PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St. Loius, MO

European Tour: European Golf Team Championship at Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland.

LPGA Tour: No Tournament this week.

PGA Tour Champions: No Tournament this week.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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