Wiesberger Wins Scottish Open, Frittelli Takes John Deere PDF Print E-mail




Bernd Wiesberger celebrates after winning at the Renaissance Club.



Scotland - Bernd Wiesbereger sank a clutch six footer for par on the final

hole of regulation to force a playoff with Frenchman Benjamin Hebert-who

shot a final round 62 at Tom Doak's Renaissance Club. In extra holes,

Wiesberger claimed victory with another par on the 18th hole.


Wiesberger shot a final round 69, and while both players finished at 22

under par in regulation, it appeared that Hebert would be the favorite

going into sudden death - but he faltered in the playoff, three putting

twice. Although Hebert came up short, he did secure a birth at the Open

Championship at Royal Portrush, not a bad consolation prize. The win

was Bernd Wiesberger's sixth career title on the European Tour.

Italy's Nino Bertasio and the ever popular Andrew "Beef" Johnston from

England were the others who gained entry to the Open next week.


Rory McIlroy finished tied for 34th after a final round 69 (13 under par total).










Frittelli Takes John Deere

Dylan Frittelli heads to the Open Championship as a PGA Tour winner.



Sylvis, Illinois - Dylan Frittelli blistered the TPC Deere Run layout

- firing a final round 64 to win the John Deere Classic, punching

his ticket to Royal Portrush, next year's Masters, the Players and

just about every other event that he chooses to add to his schedule

moving forward.


Frittelli wasn't the only player to secure future playing status,

Colin Morikawa finished second at the 3M Championship just last

week had another top 5 finish to lock up his PGA Tour card for the

2019-2020 season. Frittelli, who finished at 21 under par, two strokes

ahead of runner-up Russel Henley, had previously been struggling

and was facing the possibility of heading to the Korn Ferry Finals to

retain playing status for next season. So what was the difference

this week? "It was mental clarity", said Frittelli. His work with noted

sports psychologist Jay Brunza has helped him deal with letting the

outcome of shots go, regardless of result - not to over react. After

driving the 14th hole on Sunday, Frittelli three putted and moved on

to the next. "I think I was the only one on the course who smiled

after a three putt."


He'll be smiling all the way to N.Ireland this week at Royal Portrush . . .


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