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...



















JT Wins BMW - Surges to Top of Fedex Cup Standings PDF Print E-mail


Justin Thomas acknowledges the applause after winning at Medinah on Sunday

Medinah, Illinois - Justin Thomas claimed his 10th career PGA Tour victory at

the BMW Championship in round 2 of the Fedex Cup Playoffs at Medinah

Country Club in Chicago. Thomas closed out the field with a final round 68

to finish at 25 under par, three strokes clear of Patrick Cantlay - who fired

a final round 65.


Thomas now heads to East Lake for the Tour Championship leading the

Fedex Cup Cup standings. Thomas 26, became only the fifth player in

the last 75 years to win 10 PGA Tour events (including a major) before

age 27 - Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are

the only others to have accomplished such a feat.


"I was really nervous today. It's hard to play with a lead," Thomas said.

"You don't know how often things like this will happen, and it feels great."


Tiger Woods won't be making the trip back to Atlanta to defend his title at

East Lake after shooting an even par 72 to finish T37 (7 under par). The

2019 Masters Champion finished 42nd in the Fedex Cup standings.


Hideki Matsuyama fired two 63's (Friday and Sunday) to finish at -20,

for solo 3rd place.












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