The Race to Dubai is hotting up and players are desperate to get onto the plane!
Tommy Fleetwood continues to lead the way with Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlory in hot pursuit.
Last Week saw some of the best golfers from across the world come to the North East of England to play Close House Golf Course. There were plenty of major winners on show such as four time winner Rory McIlory, Masters champions Sergi Garcia and Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell. Rory McIlroy was a particularly big announcement for the north east as he has been playing very little golf of recent and it was a privilege to see him on our doorstep.
Rory McIlroy will make his final appearance of the year this week before he has a few weeks/months off to practice (lucky for some).
The Presidents Cup however, did not provide the same level of enthusiasm if you were a European, with the team getting beat by 19 Points to 11 Points. The Presidents Cup is a competition that the Americans have dominated, winning 10 out of 12 matches again the Europeans. Although, the Europeans had a few strong players they simply do not have the strength in depth that the Americans have. However, this does say something when some of the best players Europe have to offer are choosing to play The British Masters instead of playing in America, something I think is huge for British Golf.
This weeks competition is the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship where Tyrrell Hatton was defending his title. The competition was played at the “Home of Golf” on the famous St Andrews course, along with Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. This will be Rory McIlroys final competition of the year before he takes a little break. Tyrrell Hatton was again victorious with an outstanding score of -24. Round of the week went to Ross Fisher who shot an amazing -11 around St Andrews.
Amazingly, Brenden Steele won the SafeWay Open last year and again defended his title with great success this week, winning by 2 strokes.
Italy is this weeks destination where golfers will hope to secure their place in the Race To Dubai.