Discover Golf : May 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 12 Image Credit: Stacy Revere / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 2 - BROOKS KOEPKA RECORDS ALBATROSS Current US Open champion Brooks Koepka scored the second albatross at the par-5, 16th hole at TPC Sawgrass in the history of THE PLAYERS Championship. Koepka, who joins Rafa Cabrera-Bello with the rare feat, holed out his second shot from 188 metres with his 6-iron in the final round. 65 - WOODS GOES LOW AT THE PLAYERS Tiger Woods posted a career best 7-under 65 at TPC Sawgrass in the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship. Woods bested the 66s he shot in the third rounds of the 2000 and 2001 PLAYERS. The 65 is also his lowest round on the PGA Tour since Round 2 of the 2015 Wyndham Championship when he also shot 65 (August 21, 2015). 61 - LEISHMAN HITS CAREER LOW Australian Marc Leishman fired a remarkable 10-under 61 on the links-style Trinity Forest course to take the first round lead at the AT&T Bryon Nelson. It was the 34-year-old’s lowest score in 797 career rounds on the PGA Tour. 5- MOLINARI JOINS ROCCA Francesco Molinari overcame Rory McIlroy to win the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in England. His fifth European Tour victory takes him alongside Costantino Rocca as the most prolific Italian winners in European Tour history. 17- TEEN MAKES HIS MARK Minkyu Kim etched his name into the record books as the youngest winner in European Tour and European Challenge Tour history by claiming the D+D REAL Czech Challenge. At 17 years and 64 days, he eclipsed the previous mark of 17 years and 188 days set by Italy’s Matteo Manassero at the European Tour’s 2010 CASTELLÓ MASTERS. 2- BROADHURST’S SENIOR MOMENT England’s Paul Broadhurst collected his second senior major victory after winning the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship by four strokes. The 52-year-old matched the best 72-hole score in tournament history finishing at 19-under 265 at Harbor Shores. Broadhurst led the field with 26 birdies. He earned a career-high US$585,000 for his fourth PGA Tour Champions victory.