Northern Trust 2018

Date Posted:28 August 2018 

Bryson solves another one

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The PGA Tour held the start of the Fedex Cup playoffs where 125 players took part in The Northern Trust at the Ridgewood CC in Paramus, New Jersey. After recently having a meltdown at the British Open, Bryson DeChambeau (-18) from the USA used his lowest ebb to learn how to come back strong. He rose from the ashes, fired a 63 on Saturday and grabbed the lead. The mad scientist never let up, closed with a final round of 69 and captured his third tour title by a convincing four shots. Alone in second place was fellow American Tony Finau (-14). Tied for third place was Aussie Cameron Smith (-13) who had a great weekend of 65/69 and Billy Horschel from the USA. Tied for fifth place were Australia's Adam Scott (-12) as well as American duo Ryan Palmer and Aaron Wise. Other Aussies in the field were Jason Day (-8) and Marc Leishman (-5).

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The Champions tour held the Boeing Classic on The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Washington. Starting the day five shots back, Scott Parel (-18) from the USA opened with a birdie and then fired another six in a row on his front nine to catch the leaders and then a few more coming in to close with a 63 and grab his maiden senior victory. He thanked his wife for encouraging him to quit his job when he was 31 so that he could pursue his dreams. Coming in second after closing with 71 was fellow American and overnight leader Kevin Sutherland (-15). Tied for third place was joint overnight leader Ken Tanigawa (-13) from the USA and Miguel Angel Jiménez from Spain. David McKenzie (-2) was the only Australian taking part in this event.


The tour held the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at the OSU GC on the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. Closing with a 71, American Robert Streb (-12) was in the lead at the start of the day but his compatriot Peter Malnati fired a 66 to set the scene for a thrilling playoff. On the first extra hole it was Streb's par that sealed the deal giving him the title and his entry back onto the main tour next year. Alone in third place and finishing a great week in style after closing with a 66 was Australia's Cameron Davis (-11). Shawn Stefani (-10) from the USA was fourth. Other Aussies making the cut were Curtis Luck (-9), Matt Jones (-8), Aaron Baddeley (-4) and Rhein Gibson (+1)

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The European tour held the D+D Real Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic. Starting the day with a share of the lead, Italy's Andrea Pavan (-22) came home strong with five birdies on his back nine to close with a 67 capturing his maiden tour title and in the process holding off Ireland's Padraig Harrington (-20). Malaysia's Gavin Green (-17) closed with a 69 to finish alone in third place. Tied for fourth place were Scotland's Scott Jamieson (-15) and Englishman Lee Slattery. Australians making the weekend cut were Jason Scrivener (-11), Adam Bland (-11), Nick Cullen (-7), Lucas Herbert (-7) and Scott Hend (+4).

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The European Staysure tour held the Willow Senior Golf Classic at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC in Ware, Hertfordshire, England. Opening the final day in a four way tie for the lead, Australia's Peter 'Chook' Fowler (-12) held his nerve closing with a birdie and a final round of 69 to grab his sixth senior tour title and his first in three years. Sharing second place were Clark Dennis (-10) from the USA and Scotland's Gary Orr. Tied for fourth place were Stephen Dodd (-9) from Wales, Spain's Miguel Angel Martin and English duo Philip Golding and Roger Chapman. Other Aussies in the field were Mike Harwood (-5) and Peter O'Malley (+1).

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The European Challenge tour played the Rolex Trophy at Golf Club de Geneve in Geneva, Switzerland. After opening with a 62 and then closing with a 67, Finland's Kim Koivu (-22) left the field in his wake claiming his third title of the season by an impressive six shots. His nearest competitor was Marcel Schneider (-16) from Germany who closed with a 73. Closing with a 66 and alone in third place was Grant Forrest (-15) from Scotland. Tied for fourth place was Korea's Minkyu Kim (-14) and Sweden's Simon Forsström who closed with a 64. Dimitrios Papadatos (-11) was the only Australian in the field and he closed with a 71 to be tied for eleventh.


The Japanese tour played the RIZAP KBC Augusta at the Keya Golf Club in 
Fukuoka, Japan. Closing with a 69 and winning the day by a single shot was local favourite and joint overnight leader Daijiro Izumida (-14). Closing with a 66 and in solo second place was Ho-Sung Choi (-13) from Korea. Tied for third place were Japan's Shugo Imahira (-12) and Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines. The best placed Australian was Won Joon Lee (-11) who shared the lead at the start of the day but closed with a 72 to be tied for fifth place along with Poom Saksansin from Thailand. Other Aussies making the cut were Brendan Jones (-9), Aaron Townsend (-9), Anthony Quayle (-7) and Matthew Griffin (E).


The LPGA held the CP Women's Open at the Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. With an average drive over 250m, local superstar Brooke Henderson (-21) had no trouble overpowering the course and the rest of the field. Closing with a 65 Henderson captured her seventh tour title and became the first Canadian to win their national title in almost 50 years. Coming in solo second was American teenager Angel Yin (-17) followed by her compatriot Jennifer Song (-15) who fired nine birdies in her last eleven holes. Tied for fourth place were Australian duo Minjee Lee (-14) and Su Oh, Korea's Amy Yang and Austin Ernst from the USA. Other Australian girls in the field were Katherine Kirk (-7) and Hannah Green (+3).

PGA Tour up coming event

Next week the PGA tour will head up to TPC Boston where Justin Thomas will attempt to defend his Dell Technologies title. The top 100 Fedex Cup point holders will be vying for a spot in the next round. Watch out for Dustin, Rory, Tiger, Jordan and Brooks. Aussies trying to extend their playoff status will be Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith.

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Bryson De Chambeau

Driver: Cobra King F8+ (8°) 
TPT Golf 14 MKP LT prototype

3-wood: Cobra King LTD Black (14.5°) 
Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex

5-wood: Cobra King F8+ Baffler (17.5°) 
Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex

Irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4 & 5), Cobra King One Length (6-PW) 
True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50°), Cobra King WideLow Grind (55°, 60°) 
True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Putter: SIK tour prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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