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A New Record on the PGA Tour and a 59 Watch on the European Tour!

A New Record on the PGA Tour and a 59 Watch on the European Tour!

Today is July 16th, 2018 and we present A New Record on the PGA Tour and a 59 Watch on the European Tour!  Monday Rewind #97.  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.

A New Record on the PGA Tour and a 59 Watch on the European Tour!

A 59 Watch was on as Brandon Stone of South Africa came to the last hole of Gullane GC.  Needing a birdie for the magical number, one that has never been achieved on the European Tour.  Victory in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open was assured and a 59 would have capped off an amazing day.  After hitting an iron off the tee to stay short of the fairway bunkers, he hit a beautiful second to 10 feet.  The putt did not have the needed speed and slipped by the left edge to give Brandon the 29th 60 on the European Tour.  Stone eventually won by 6 over Englishman Eddie Pepperell who gained entry (along with Brandon Stone and Jens Dantorp) into next weeks Open Championship at Carnoustie.

PGA Tour:

Michael Kim won the John Deere Classic by eight over Francesco Molinari, Joel Dahmen (65), Sam Ryder (66) and Bronson Burgoon (69), by breaking the tournament record of 27 under par!

With rounds of 63, 64, 64 and 66 not only did he annihilate the John Deere Classic record but also grabbed the only PGA Tour berth available for a ticket to the Open Championship at Carnoustie next week!  Francesco Molinari continued his good play and must be a definite contender for the Open.

LPGA Tour:

Thidapa Suwannapura of Thailand finished eagle, birdie to get into a playoff with Brittany Lincicome.  Then birdied the first playoff hole to win the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I in Sylvania, OH.  Overnight leader Brooke Henderson shot a pair of 69’s on the weekend which was just one shot short.  

In 2015 Suwannapura almost had to give up the game entirely after having an aggressive surgery on her back. A piece of her back was broken, so a surgery had to be performed on her spine. She was unsure if she could even play golf again, let alone contend for a title.  This was Suwannapura’s 120th start on the LPGA Tour, but well worth the wait I’m sure!

PGA Tour Champions:

Vijay Singh once again stepped into the winner’s circle.  He beat Jeff Maggert on the second playoff hole of the Constellation Senior Players Championship. after tieing at -20.  With rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 67, at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, IL, Singh notched up his third PGA Tour Champions victory to go along with his 63 worldwide victories during his illustrious career.

Next Week:

PGA and European Tours: The Open Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland.

LPGA Tour: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open in East Lothian, Scotland.

PGA Tour Champions: No Tournament.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

Picture: tewiespix

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