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Tee Times Weekly Newsletter - Vol 22

Weekly Professional Golf Catchup

PGA Tour
Lowry and McIlroy claim victory in a playoff at the Zurich

The unlikely duo of Chad Ramey and Martin Trainer shot an impressive 9-under 63 in the final round of the Zurich Classic in alternate shot to get themselves into a playoff against Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry. Unfortunately, their hot streak ended there as they lost to a par on the first playoff hole and Rory and Shane took home the victory.

Congratulations to Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy on their victory!

What’s next on the PGA Tour?

This week is The CJ Cup Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in Texas. Jason Day was the winner here last year and he, alongside Jordan Spieth, are the top names in the field. Joining those two are Tom Kim, Will Zalatoris, and Min Woo Lee.

DP World Tour
Hometown winner Yuto Katsuragawa wins the ISPS Handa

The ISPS Handa Championship in Japan has been held for three years now, and hometown hero Yuto Katsuragawa has now won it twice!

In 2022 he won it by a single stroke over Rikuya Hoshino, and he pulled it off again this year with a fantastic final round. He was two shots off the lead heading into the final round and shot an impressive 63 where he gained nearly 7 strokes on the field and won the event by 3 shots!

His final round was also a course record, big things to come from the 25 year old as Japanese players continue to find great success on the DP World Tour this year. This marks four wins in the last seven months for Japanese players!

Congratulations to Yuto Katsuragawa!

What’s next on the DP World Tour?

The DP World Tour heads to China for the final leg of the Asian Swing as they play in the Volvo China Open in Shenzhen. The first time the tour has played in China since 2019. Some interesting visuals on this course, which has played host to quite a few DP World Tour events now! Previous winners at this event include Haotong Li, Branden Grace, Y.E. Yang, and Paul Casey.

LIV Golf
Adelaide delivers again as Ripper GC win the team event in LIV’s first team playoff

In 2023 Adelaide was the site of LIV Golf’s signature moment, a hole-in-one by Chase Koepka at “The Watering Hole”.

While there wasn’t a hole-in-one this year, the event still delivered plenty of excitement.

After an impressive 66-64 in the first two rounds, HyFlyer GC’s Brendan Steele took a one shot lead into the final round here he shot a comfortable 68 to claim the individual victory by one stroke over Louis Oosthuizen for his first victory on LIV Golf, and first professional win since 2017!

In the team event Cam Smith’s Ripper GC and Oosthuizen’s Stinger GC tied at -53 and headed to the first ever team playoff. Two players from each team play their own ball and the team with the lowest combined score wins.

A tie on the first playoff hole sent them back to the tee to do it all over, and on the second go both Oosthuizen and Burmester gave themselves a nearly impossible up-and-down from a greenside bunker. They’d both make bogey, Cam Smith and Leishman would combine for +1 on the hole to take the victory, much to the elation of the Adelaide fans.

Congratulations to Brendan Steele and Ripper GC!

What’s next on LIV Golf?

No breaks for LIV Golf as they head immediately to Singapore where they’ll return to Sentosa Golf Club for the second consecutive year. Last year this event was won by Talor Gooch in a playoff over Sergio Garcia on the individual side, and RangeGoats GC on the team side, led by Gooch.