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The Players Championship!

The Players Championship!

Today is May 14th, 2018 and we present The Players Championship!  Monday Rewind #88.  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.

The Players Championship!

What a week for Webb Simpson. He played beautiful golf and looked like a winner from the very first round.  After a great 63 in the third round (including a double on the par 3 17th), he followed up with a steady 73, double-bogeying the final hole after hitting it in the water on the left.  He still managed to win by 4 shots over Charl Schwartzel, Xander Schafele, and Jimmy Walker.  Both Charl and Jimmy seem to be returning to form at the right time.  Brooks Koepka, who had been previously out with a wrist injury, had a final round 63.  He will be ready to defend his title at Shinnecock in June!

March will be the new time slot for The Players Championship in 2019.  The Masters is scheduled as usual in April, The PGA Championship will be contested in May, the US Open in June and the British Open at Carnoustie in July.  The FedEx Cup playoffs follow in August.  I like this schedule and it will give golf a lot better coverage than they have had in the past due to the start of football season.

European Tour:

The spectacularly beautiful Verdura Golf Club in Agrigento, Sicily hosted the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open.  Joakim Lagergren shot a final round 68 to tie Mike Lorenzo-Vera.  Joakim birdied the first playoff hole to take his maiden European Tour Victory.  This is the second week that Lorenzo-Vera has finished second.  I’m sure his maiden European Tour victory is not far off!


Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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