Discover Golf : June 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 10 Image Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 200,000 - WATSON’S MAJOR DONATION After winning The Travelers Championship, Bubba Watson made a US$200,000 donation to the tournament in support of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The generous donation meant the 2018 event raised US$2 million for charity. 12 - WORLD FIRST AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN A world-first championship for golfers with a disability will be contested during this year’s Emirates Australian Open in Sydney. On the same course, at the same time and under the same playing conditions, an elite field of 12 golfers with a disability will chase the Australian All Abilities Championship as the fight for the Stonehaven Cup rages simultaneously at The Lakes Golf Club. 5 - LINCICOME GETS A PGA TOUR START LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome has accepted a Sponsor Exemption to compete in the 2018 Barbasol Championship to be held July 16-22 at Keene Trace Golf Club. The 32-year-old, who has two major titles, will become just the fifth female in history to compete in a PGA Tour event, joining Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie. 500 - HAVRET MILESTONE Grégory Havret made his 500th start on the European Tour at The Italian Open. The three-time European Tour winner became the 40th player and third Frenchman to reach that landmark. 14-5 - MICKELSON MOVED TO MADNESS During the third round at the US Open, Phil Mickelson incurred a two- shot penalty under Rule 14-5 for hitting a moving ball. As his bogey putt on the 13th green ran by the cup and was headed down a slope, he jogged after it and played the ball while it was still in motion. 1 - DAVID TOMS CLUTCHES MAJOR American David Toms made two clutch putts down the final stretch to win the US Senior Open. The 51-year-old, who hadn’t won an event on the regular or senior tour in more than seven years, rolled in a 15-footer for birdie on No. 16 to take the lead. The 2001 PGA Champion protected his one shot lead on No. 17 when he holed a 20-foot slider to save par. Toms finished one shot clear of Miguel Angel Jimenez, Tim Petrovic and Jerry Kelly.