Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 2018

Date Posted:6 November 2018 

The Professor wins again

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The PGA tour played the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were four different players in the lead on the back nine until Bryson DeChambeau (-21) dropped an amazing 58 foot putt for eagle on his sixteenth hole to help him claim a one shot victory. It was the 'mad professors' fifth tour title with four wins coming in the last year. Coming in solo second was defending champion and fellow American Patrick Cantlay (-20) who was close to the lead until he had a bogey on his seventeenth hole. Closing with a flawless 62 was Sam Ryder (-19) from the USA followed by compatriot Rickie Fowler (-17) who tied for fifth place with fellow American Robert Streb and Mexico's Abraham Ancer. Aussies in the field were Cameron Davis (-11), Matt Jones (-6), Rod Pampling (-5) and John Senden (-1).

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The European tour held the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey. Starting the day three shots off the lead, England's Justin Rose (-17) took the lead but then lost shots on his final two holes to force a playoff. China's Li Haotong was the overnight leader but could not close the deal after he three putted the first extra hole and handed the title and the world number one spot to Rose. Finishing with respective 65's and coming in tied for third place were Belgium's Thomas Detry (-15) and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui. Next in line sharing fifth place were Germany's Martin Kaymer (-14) and Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard. Australians making the cut were Jason Scrivener (-9), Lucas Herbert (-6), Wade Ormsby (-4) and Scott Hend (+2).


The European Challenge tour held the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final at the Al Hamra GC in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. After opening the week with a 66, Spain's Adri Arnaus (-17) held onto his lead right to the end after closing with 69 for a one shot victory and a ticket to the main tour next year. Alone in second was Frenchman Victor Perez (-16) followed by Daan Huizing (-15) from the Netherlands. In fourth place was Romain Langasque (-14) from France followed by Sean Crocker (-11) from the USA. The only Aussie playing this one was Dimitrios Papadatos but unfortunately he was disqualified after the first round for using a club he bent during play.


The Japanese tour held the Heiwa PGM Championship at the PGM Golf Resort in Okinawa, Japan. Shaun Norris (-14) from South Africa fired an eagle on his final hole for a closing 69 to capture his third tour title by one shot. Daisuke Kataoka (-13) from Japan was alone in third followed by Min-Gyu Cho (-12) from Korea. Tied for fourth place were Japanese duo Rikuya Hoshino (-10) and Shugo Imahira. Aussies in the field were Matthew Griffin (-7), Won Joon Lee (-6), Brad Kennedy (-4), David Bransdon (-2) and Scott Strange (+1).


The Australian tour played the Isuzu Queensland Open at the Brisbane Golf Club in Yeerongpilly, Queensland. Starting the day with a five shot lead, Jordan Zunic (-11) got off to a great start with a couple of birdies, then the tide turned and even though he ended up closing with a 73 it was still good enough for his third tour victory. Coming in second was fellow New South Welshmen Rhein Gibson (-10) and Steven Jeffress (-9). Queensland's Douglas Klein (-7) was alone in fourth place followed by Matthew Millar (-6 ACT) who tied for fifth with Michael Wright (QLD) and Adam Blyth (QLD).


The LPGA held the TOTO Japan Classic at the Seta Golf Club in Sjoga, Japan. Teenager and hometown favorite Nasa Hataoka (-14) fired a closing 67 to win the day by two shots. Other local hopefuls Momoko Ueda (-12) and Saki Nagamine tied for second place along with Spain's Carlota Ciganda. Tied for fifth place were Korean duo Jin Young Ko (-11) and Ji-Hee Lee followed by compatriot Amy Yang (-10). Aussie girls taking part in this exclusive field were Minjee Lee (-7) who held a three shot lead at the start of the day until she stumbled home with a disappointing 78 and Sarah Jane Smith (+2).

PGA Tour up coming event

Next week the tour will head down to Mexico for the Mayakoba Classic. 
Patton Kizzire will return to defend his title. Watch out for Tony Finau, Abraham Ancer, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Sangmoon Bae, Jordan Spieth, Pat Perez and Padraig Harrington. Aussies heading down to El Camaleon will be Curtis Luck, Cameron Davis and Matt Jones.

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Bryson DeChambeau

Driver: Cobra King F9 Speedback (7°)

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), One Length (6-PW)

True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50°), WideLow Grind (55°, 60°)

True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Putter: SIK tour prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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