This weekend the boys are in Boston for the Dell Technologies Championships!
After the defending champion Rory Mcilroy struggled in the first two days, leading him to miss the cut, it opens the field to everyone else. However Mcilroy now needs a strong performance in the BMW Championship in a fortnight just to make it into the 30-man field for the season finale in Atlanta as he is projected to slip seven places to 50th in the current FedExCup standings.
Sergio Garcia has a bad weekend after falling down the leaderboard after damaging his putter in anger, silly boy!
Justin Thomas added another superb round to his memorable 2017 collection as he charged into a share of the lead on day three of the Dell Technologies Championship. Thomas, who fired a 59 in Hawaii in January and a record-breaking 63 at the US Open in June, hit the ground running as he converted close-range approaches at the first and fourth before picking up further shots at six and nine to cruise to the turn in 32. What a year he’s having!
Also this weekend in Europe it’s been the Czech Masters played at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague. Haydn Porteous recovered from a mid-round stutter to claim his second European Tour title after a hard-fought duel with Lee Slattery at the D+D REAL Czech Masters. Slattery led by one shot with five holes to play at Albatross Golf Resort, but he made a crucial mistake at the 15th after Porteous had birdied 14, and the South African held his nerve to close out a 69 for a two-stroke victory.
The win represented a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the 23-year-old, who missed the cut in eight of his last 10 events of last season and then failed to make the weekend in his first six starts of the 2017 campaign.
On a final note I just wanted to show you how amazing golfers can be, especially Stacy Lewis.
Lewis stated at the start of the week that she would donate her entire prize money from the tournament to the relief fund for victims of the devastating floods in Houston, where her husband Gerrod Chadwell is women’s golf coach at the University of Houston.
The Solheim Cup star picked an opportune time to land her first LPGA Tour title since 2014 as she closed with a three-under 69 to earn a one-shot victory over Chun, with the first prize of $195,000 soon to be heading to the disaster relief fund in Texas.
And there was further good news for the flood victims when Lewis’ sponsors, accountancy firm KPMG, announced that they would be matching her donation to the fund.
What a incredible woman!