Danny Willett Wins BMW, Completes Comeback PDF Print E-mail

Danny Willet returns home and to the winners circle at Wentworth




VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND—Danny Willett won a European Tour event

on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at

the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Englishman

finished three strokes ahead of nearest challenger Jon Rahm in the final



Willett shot a 5-under 67 to finish 20 under overall and collected his 7th

European Tour title. He dropped only one shot Sunday on the par-4th 11th

which could have been much worse. Rahm shared the overnight lead with

Willett and finished second after a 2-under 70. South Africa’s Christiaan

Bezuidenhout (68) was a shot further back.

Rory McIlroy followed up his third-round 65 with a 67 to finish tied for

ninth, his 16th top 10 in 21 events this season.


After missing the cut at Wentworth last May, Willett was ranked 462nd as he

struggled with a loss of form precipitated by a number of injuries. He will be

just outside the top 30 when the rankings are updated on Monday. “It doesn’t

get much better than this, does it?” Willett told Sky Sports. “It was a battle

out there, with myself more than anyone else, and it’s nice to come through

the other side.”

Story by Associated Press














Europe Stuns USA - Wins Solheim Cup PDF Print E-mail



Team Europe celebrates after capturing the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

Gleneagles, Scotland - It was 3 days of spirited competition that came

down to a final stroke at the last. Gleneagles hosted this edition of Team

USA (defending) vs the European home squad along the Scottish countryside.

It was Norway's Suzann Pettersen that stood over 6ft, just as Bernhard

Langer did 28 years ago at Kiawah. Only this time the outcome was different,

the fiery Pettersen drained the dagger that sent Europeans into an epic

celebration, and the Americans stunned in defeat at the 2019 Solheim Cup.

In each of the final 3 matches coming down the stretch, all the U.S needed

was a halve to retain the Cup, but it wasn't to be. Marina Alex vs Suzann

Pettersen in the last group still on the course was America's best hope,

then suddenly their only hope. Marina Alex had her own opportunity for

glory with the score knotted at 13.5 - 13.5, but her chance just slid by the

cup - setting the stage for Pettersen (who earlier in the week was the subject

of whether or not she should have been granted a pick by Euro Captain Catriona

Matthew. Moments later those questions were silenced.

A few of the swing matches that played a pivotal role in the drama included

Carlota Ciganda 1up over Danielle Kang, Georgia Hall flipped her match vs Lexi

Thompson winning 2&1, Megan Kang managed a halve vs Charley Hull and

Lizette Salas closed out Anne Van Dam 1up. In the anchor match Morgan Pressel

was routed by Anna Nordqvist 4&3.


Solhiem Cup match scores:














U.S Wins the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool PDF Print E-mail




Team USA celebrates after capturing the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool




Hoylake, England - Team USA rebounded from a two point deficit (7-5)

after Day1 to win the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool over Great Britain

& Ireland 15 1/2 to 10 1/2. It was the first win for Team USA on foreign

soil since 2007. It also marked the largest margin of victory in an away

match since 1987 at Sunningdale where the Stars N Stripes pulled off a

dominating 16 1/2 - 7 1/2 win.


Sunny and mild conditions over the two days of matches made for great

spectating for the 11, 000+ fans that made their way out to Hoylake. USA

retains the Walker Cup trophy after a lopsided 19 - 7 win at Los Angeles

Country Club in 2017.


It was the afternoon singles that clinched the triumph for the Red, White

& Blue, with the Americans winning 8 of the 10 singles matches. "The

singles were amazing," said Team USA Captain Nathaniel Crosby. "The

guys played great."


The Walker Cup resumes with it's 48th edition May 8-9, 2021 at famed

Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach.


Match results:!teamcup













Rory Outduels Koepka, Wins Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail


Rory hoists the Fedex Cup after winning at East Lake.

Atlanta, Georgia - It was a year ago that Rory McIlroy was the lost combatant

in the final group for Tiger's big return to the winner's circle at East Lake. Just

recently, the 30 year old Ulsterman held the lead at the WGC in Memphis but

was routed by Brooks Koepka in the final group. In this year's edition at East

Lake with the Fedex Cup and $15 million first prize up for grabs, Rory got another

shot at the World No.1. In this rematch, McIlroy showed Koepka what it's like to

face the most talented ball striker in the game when he's on.


As McIlroy piled up birdies on holes 12 & 13 stretching his lead over Xander

Schauffele and Koepka (who was busy piling up bogeys on holes 12 thru 14),

he began to leak oil himself upon reaching 18 under par. McIlroy bogeyed holes

14 & 15, but a clutch 15 ft downhill par saving putt on the 16th brought out a

rare fist pump, followed by another medium length birdie putt holed on the

penultimate hole. With victory in his sights, McIlroy piped his driver down the

middle on the home hole. His 5 iron from 225 yards found the greenside sand,

he splashed out to 7 feet and began to hear the chant "Rory, Rory, Rory" -

reminiscent of what he observed last year as Woods marched to victory. McIlroy

then stepped up center cut another - this one being the final putt of the 2019

PGA Tour season, his Cassius Clay to Sonny Liston downward air punch told you

all that you needed to know. He wanted this one.


"Amazing how differently things can be in a year," McIlroy admitted. Indeed. Up

until Sunday, Tiger Woods was the only player to ever win the Fedex Cup twice.

"Any time you've done something that only Tiger's done, you've done something

right," McIlroy said.


Xander Schauffele finished solo 2nd at 14 under par. Justin Thomas and Brooks

Koepka finished another shot back tied for 3rd. For Koepka, he will likely win

Player of the Year, but Rory takes the momentum into the next decade...



















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