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Tee Times Weekly Newsletter - Vol 23

Weekly Professional Golf Catchup

DP World Tour
Adrian Otaegui comes from 5 back to win the China Open!

Sebastian Soderberg had a three shot lead heading into the third (but final) round of the Volvo China Open at Hidden Grace GC in Shenzhen, China. Adrian Otaegui was five shots back at the time.

An unfortunate even par round saw Soderberg fall to a tie for third while Otaegui shot a brilliant bogey free 65 to come from behind and claim the victory. The event was shortened to 54 holes due to weather interruptions.

This is Otaegui’s fifth win on the DP World tour, congratulations to him!

What’s next on the DP World Tour?

No event this upcoming weekend on the DP World Tour. They’ll begin the European Swing with the Soudal Open in Belgium the week after the PGA Championship!

Asian Tour
A dramatic win for Hongtaek Kim in South Korea!

Hongtaek Kim was the star of the Korean GTour, a golf tour played exclusively on simulators. So much so that his nickname has become “The King of the Screen”.

This week he proved those skills translate directly to the course as he drained a nervy putt to finish 10-under and tied for the lead at the Maekyung Open Golf Championship in South Korea.

He’d win on the first playoff hole after his Chonlatit Chuenboonngam caught the lip of the fairway bunker with his approach, and would make bogey. A short par putt saw Hongtaek Kim win his first Asian Tour victory.

He is no longer just the “King of the Screen”, congratulations to Hongtaek Kim!

What’s next on the Asian Tour?

The Asian Tour is on hiatus for some time now as their next event is the 66th Korea Open Golf Championship at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club. That event begins on June 20th.

PGA Tour
Pendrith claims first PGA Tour victory after Kohles bogey

Taylor Pendrith capitalized on an opportunity that seemed to just fall into his lap. Ben Kohles made a bogey on the final hole of the tournament after leaving a relatively short chip in the rough, 18 was also the easiest hole on the course. Pendrith made a birdie to win his first PGA Tour event at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson.

Congratulations to Taylor Pendrith!

What’s next on the PGA Tour?

The PGA Tour’s next stop is the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, a signature event. Last year’s champion Wyndham Clark will be looking to repeat here and it feels like a possibility given that Scottie Scheffler will not be in the field. Ludvig Aberg has also withdrawn, but Clark will still have to hold off Rory, Xander, Hovland, Cantlay, and others.

LIV Golf
Brooks finds form and Ripper GC claim victory in Singapore

After a bogey free 7-under second round Brooks Koepka found himself with a three shot lead heading into the final round of LIV Golf Singapore. An early push from Thomas Pieters and late pushes from Cam Smith and Marc Leishman made things interesting, but ultimately Brooks was able to hang on to win by two shots for his first win as a father.

Brooks will be happy to find some form heading into the PGA Championship, as he was openly frustrated with his Masters performance.

Cam Smith also shot 7-under, and Leishman 5-under to get the second consecutive win for Ripper GC.

Congrats to Brooks! Going to be exciting to see if this carries over to Valhalla!

What’s next on LIV Golf?

No LIV events for roughly a month before they head to the Golf Club of Houston on June 7th. Be sure to check out next week’s PGA Championship preview where we’ll talk about which LIV players have the best shot at Valhalla.