PGA Golf Championship 2017
The curtain has drawn on the final major...Sunday evening concluded the final Major Championship of 2017, The USPGA Championship at Quail Hollow.16 August 2017
USPGA Championship 2017
Justin Thomas PGA Championship triumph is his first major championship win and fourth win of the season, moving him past Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, who have each won three times in 2016-17. The last time the PGA TOUR had four players with three or more wins in a season was 2003, led by Tiger Woods who recorded five wins. After an opening-round 73, Thomas shot three sub-70 rounds en route to victory, including his final round 68. Thomas’ birdie on 17 separated him from the challenging pack that included Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuisen and Francesco Molinari. Justin joins a group of illustrious winners of Major Champions this year:
Sergio Garcia - The Masters (image: foxbusiness.com)
Brooks Koepka - The US Open (image: wctv.tv)
and Jordan Spieth - The Open (image: foxsports.com)
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Looking forward to 2018.....
As we gear towards 2018 and another Ryder Cup year, this time held at Le Golf National in France late September, we have Major Championships returning to The Home of Golf, Scotland. With the Masters being the 'unofficial' start to the golf season in April, closely followed by the US Open, The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie, which previously held the event back in 2007 and won by Padraig Harrington who narrowly beat Sergio Garcia in a Playoff. The following weeks sees The Senior Open Championship take place at the 'Home of Golf' St Andrews, where Benhard Langer will look to retain his title and secure an incredible 4th Senior Open Championship.
The Courses in question..........
Carnoustie Golf Links - The championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and two Senior Opens making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. It is also one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links (others being Kingsbarns and The Old Course). It is regarded as the toughest Open venue, with one of the harshest closing stretch of holes!
The Old Course, St Andrews - Known as ‘The Home of Golf, to play The Old Course in St Andrews is every golfer’s dream! The Open Championship has been held at The Old Course a record 29 times, last in 2015 and will again in 2021 for the 150th Open Championship. The course is renowned for its huge double greens, and its giant bunkers (of which there are 112). The famous 17th “Road Hole” is considered the trickiest par 4 in golf, with the tee shot having to fly over part of the Old Course Hotel. 2018 will be the first time the iconic course will have held the Senior Open Championship.
We hope to see you in Scotland in 2018. Please contact us for details!