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History was made on the LPGA Tour!

History was made on the LPGA Tour!

Today is April 23rd, 2018 and we present History was made on the LPGA Tour! Monday Rewind #85.  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.

History was made on the LPGA Tour!

Moriya Jutanugarn won her maiden LPGA Tour victory on her 156th start. But that is not the history part.  Moriya and her younger sister Ariya become only the second sister duo on the LPGA Tour to both win an event.  The other two were Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam.

Moriya joined her younger sister Ariya, as a winner on the LPGA Tour with her maiden win at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open at the Wilshire CC in Los Angeles, CA.  Ariya has won seven times on the LPGA Tour.  Her older sister has always supported her.  Now it was the younger siblings turn to do the supporting.  As Moriya said during her post-round interview, “Ariya was crying harder than I was!”

PGA Tour: 

Andrew Landry won his first PGA Tour title at the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. He entered the final round tied for the lead alongside Zach Johnson and Trey Mullinax.  He shot a 4-under 68 to win by two on 17-under 271. Sean O’Hair shot a 66, and Trey Mullinax a 69 to tie for second.  Keep an eye on Trey, he impressed me both with his length off the tee but also his composure in the heat of competition!

European Tour:

Alexander Levy won his fifth European Tour title in the Trophee Hassan II at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam’s Red Course. His final round 70 saw him win on 8-under 280. One-shot clear of overnight leader Alvaro Quiros who finished with two birdies, but it was a case of too little too late!

Alexander heads to China for the Volvo China Open as defending champion with a lot of confidence under his belt!

PGA Tour Champions:

Kirk Triplett and Paul Broadhurst won the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge in a playoff with Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman. The 36-team event is a favourite on the Champions Tour, which sees a mix of alternate-shot and better-ball formats being played on three courses. They tied on 24-under after Broadhurst and Triplett closed with a 6-under 48 on the Top of the Rock par-3 course. Langer and Lehman had a 5-under 47. Triplett holed out from a bunker for birdie on the first playoff hole to win. Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal tied for third with last year’s winners Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco.  

Funny story.  Angel Miguel Jimenez had a long birdie putt over a steep slope.  The idea was to get the ball to the edge of the slope at a snail’s pace and just let it get over the crest and run down to the hole.  Well, he left it short, still sitting on the upper level!  His partner, Jose Maria Olazabal couldn’t stop laughing.  Nice partner!  Angel, fortunately also saw the funny side!  The lesson.  Don’t take this game too seriously!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.



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