The Memorial Tournament 2022 + Srixon ZX Irons

Date Posted:8 June 2022 

Billy wins at Muirfield





What s in the bag



Billy Horschel

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8°)

Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

Fairway woods: Titleist TSi2 (15° & 18°)

Project X HZRDUS Black Smoke 70 6.5 TX, 80 6.5 TX

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3), 620 MB (4-PW)

True Temper DG Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (52°, 56°)

Vokey WedgeWorks 2021 Proto (60°)

True Temper DG Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4

Ball: Titleist Pro V1






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The PGA tour played the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. After a flawless 65 on Saturday, Billy Horschel (-13) went into the final round with a convincing five shot lead. The 35 year old had no pressure and found his final round of 72 was more than enough to earn a nod from Mr Nicklaus and claim a seventh tour title. See some highlights here. Alone in second place were fellow Americans Aaron Wise (-9) and Patrick Cantlay (-7) who shared fourth place along with Joaquin Niemann from Chile. Tied for fifth place all from the USA were Max Homa (-6), Will Zalatoris, Denny McCarthy, Sahith Theegala and Daniel Berger. Aussies in the field were Cameron Smith (-3) who was hot out of the blocks but closed with a 77, Jason Day (E), Lucas Herbert (+4), Cam Davis (+6) and Adam Scott (+11).




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The Champions tour held the Principal Charity Classic at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. At the end of the day Jerry Kelly (-18) and fellow American Kirk Triplett were tied for the lead. Thanks to some putting tips from his good friend Steve Stricker, 55 year old Kelly made birdie on the first extra hole and claimed his ninth senior title. Tied for second place were Benhard Langer (-16) from Germany and New Zealand's Steven Alker. Alone in fourth place was Brett Quigley (-15) followed by fellow American Paul Goydos (-14) who shared sixth place with compatriot Brandt Jobe. Aussies in the field were Stuart Appleby (-10), Rod Pampling (-8), Stephen Leaney (E), John Senden (+2) and David McKenzie (+4).




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The Korn Ferry tour played the REX Hospital Open at The CC at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina. After opening his week with a 64, Davis Thompson (-17) started the final day with a two shot lead. Celebrating his birthday, the 23 year old American closed with a 69 to become the 5th rookie and 11th first time winner this season. Sharing second place were fellow American Andrew Yun (-16) and his playing partner Vincent Norrman from Sweden. Next in line was Will Gordon (-15) from the USA, England's Harry Hall (-14) and American Paul Haley II (-13). Australians making the cut were Harrison Endycott (-5), Ryan Ruffels (-5) and Aaron Baddeley (-4).




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The European tour held the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg, Germany. Starting his final day seven shots off the lead, Finland's Kalle Samooja (-6) closed with three birdies in his final four holes carding a flawless 8 under par 64 to jump into the lead and capture his maiden tour title. Alone in second place was Wil Besseling (-4) from the Netherlands followed by England's Richard Mansell (-3) who shared third place along with last week's winner and overnight leader Victor Perez from France who closed with a 74. The only Australian in the field was Jason Scrivener (+2).




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The European challenge tour played the 10th edition of the D+D REAL Czech Challenge at Golf & Spa Kunětická Hora in Dříteč, Czech Republic. After starting the final day two shots back, Nicolai Kristensen (-14) closed with a bogey free 66 to be tied for the lead with Frenchman Ugo Coussaud. After draining a 20 foot birdie on the first playoff hole the 30 year old from Denmark had claimed his first victory on tour. Sweden’s Oscar Lengden (-11) was solo third followed by Clément Berardo (-10) from France. Four players tied for fifth place on nine under par. The only Australian to make the weekend cut was Deyen Lawson (-2).




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The Japanese tour played the BMW Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup qt the Shishido Hills Country Club on the West Course in Ibaraki, Japan. After missing out the last two years at this course, Kazuki Higa (-12) came from three shots back and birdied the final hole for 67 to capture his second victory this year and earned a spot in next month's Open Championship. He was followed by fellow Japanese Tomoharu Otsuki (-11) and Aguri Iwasaki (-10). Australia's in form Anthony Quayle (-9) was alone in fourth followed by Korean duo Todd Baek (-8) and Park Eun-Shin (-7). Other Aussies making the weekend cut were Brad Kennedy (-5), Brendan Jones (-3) and Andrew Evans (+7).




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The LPA and LET held the 77th U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina. After setting a 54 hole scoring record, Australia's Minjee Lee (-13) kept her cool and came home with an even par 71 to claim her second major and an eighth LPGA title. The 26-year old was never challenged and she became the sixth straight international player to win and the first from Australia since her mentor Karrie Webb back in 2001. See some extended highlights here. Minjee's nearest competitor was Mina Harigae (-9) who was the best placed American in the field. Next in line were Korean duo Hye-Jin Choi (-7) and Jin Young Ko (-6). New Zealand's Lydia Ko (-5) was solo fifth followed by England's Bronte Law (-4) who shared sixth place with Sweden's Anna Nordqvist. Aussie girls in the field were Hannah Green (+5) and Grace Kim (+13).




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The LET played the Ladies Italian Open at Golf Club Margara in Fubine Monferrato, Italy. At the end of 54 holes there were three tied at the top. After just missing a birdie to win in regulation, Morgane Metraux (-10) from Switzerland did one better in the playoff and eagled the first extra hole to win her maiden tour title. See some fourth round highlights here. With her competitors both making birdie, England’s Meghan MacLaren and Italian amateur Alessandra Fanali were left to share the runner up position. Sharing fourth place were South Africa's Casandra Alexander (-9) and Carolina Melgrati from Italy. Overnight leader Lee-Anne Pace (-8) from South Africa closed with a 72 to be alone in sixth place. There were no Australian girls in the field.




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The Asian tour held the International Series England at Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in Hexham, England. After winning in Japan last week, Scott Vincent (-12) arrived ready to play but his clubs didn't. The airline found his sticks and the 30 year old Zimbabwean used them magically all week eventually sealing his victory with a par on the final hole. See final round highlights here. In the mix all week and starting the final day with a one shot lead, Aussie Travis Smyth (-11) bogeyed the final hole and was alone in second followed by Sadom Kaewkanjana (-9) from Thailand. Justin Harding (-8) from South Africa was fourth followed by Korea's Joohyung Kim (-7). Other Australians making the weekend cut were Wade Ormsby (-4), Kevin Yuan (-4), Todd Sinnott (-2), Hayden Hopewell (-2), Scott Hend (+3), Dimitrios Papadatos (+7) and Cory Crawford (+11).



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