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Posts Tagged ‘St. Andrews Scotland.’

Inbee Park opens Women’s British Open with a 69

Inbee Park (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Inbee Park has been the hottest golfer on the LPGA Tour this season with three wins, all majors.

She is trying for an unprecendented fourth straight major win.

She began her pursuit at the Women’s British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland on Thursday with a 3-under-par 69.

Park started off the tournament with six birdies in 10 holes.

The 25-year-old South Korean despite her solid round is three shots behind leaders Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth.

271st ranked Hoey outduels McIlroy, McDowell to win Dunhill Links title

 

Michael Hoey of European Tour in 2009 ( photo by PrivatePauline via wikipedia commons)

Being ranked 271st in the world golf rankings meant nothing to Michael Hoey.

The native of Northern Ireland beat fellow countryman  Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell to capture the Dunhill Links Championship by two strokes at St. Andrews, Scotland.

The win continue’s the Northern Ireland recent run of success in world golf.

lost his lead early in the final round but regrouped, birdied three of the last four holes for a 4-under 68. His 22-under-par for the tournament broke the world record.

McIlroy closed with a 65 for second place, two ahead of McDowell at 69 and Scotland’s George Murray (67) who tied for third.

Info compiled from Radio, TV & European Tour

Oosthuizen breezes to victory at British Open

compiled from staff, wire and PGA news

No one who covers golf and follows golf as a fan knew who Louis Oosthuizen was early last week or how to pronounce his name.

However, his performance at the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews, Scotland won’t be forgotten at all.

South Africa has reason to celebrate for its native son who isn’t a soccer player.

Louis Oosthuizen (pga)

Oosthuizen (WUHST-hy-zen), a 27-year-old who had only made one cut in his previous eight major tournaments, blew away the field at St. Andrews’ Old Course for a victory that no one on the shores of the North Sea had seen in 10 years when Tiger Woods ran the competition off the course.

Oosthuizen made only two bogeys over the final 35 holes with a strong wind that was blowing out of the North Sea and swept across the Old Course. He led the tournament the final 48 holes and closed with a 1-under-71 for a seven-shot win over Lee Westwood of England.

The South African never let anyone get within three shots of him in the final round, and he withstood a brief challenge from Paul Casey by canning a 50-foot eagle putt on the par-4 ninth green to pad his lead. Casey had his title chances end with a triple bogey three holes later.

He finished with at 16-under-par 272 and became the first player since Tony Lema in 1964 to win his first major tournament at St. Andrews. Oosthuizen now has 5 victories in his career and moves to number 15 in the world.

The rest of the top four included Paul Casey with a 75 on Sunday, tied him with Rory McIlroy (68) for third and Henrik Stenson (71) was good for fourth.