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Golf Course News July 2010

Penha Longa Atlantico
Thu, 1st Jul 2010
Thomas Bjorn - (Denmark) Estoril Open de Portugal Penha Longa - Sintra - Lisbon - Portugal - 10th to 13th June, 2010 Thomas Bjorn returned to winning ways in fine style with a comprehensive five shot victory at the Estoril Open de Portugal. The Dane saw off a fine challenge from Richard Green with a closing 68 for a 23 under par aggregate total of 265. Australian left-hander Richard Green got within one before a decisive swing in Bjorn's direction at the 14th and 15th gave the 39 year old his tenth European Tour title and the first for more than four years. The win took Bjorn to World Number 114, a jump of 79 positions.

International Golf News July 2010

Thu, 1st Jul 2010
Justin Rose won the Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley with a brilliant 66 at Muirfield Village to claim his first PGA Tour victory. Rose ran off three straight birdies before the turn, made a 20-foot par putt to keep his momentum, then seized control when Rickie Fowler took a double bogey with a tee shot into the water on the 12th hole. Fowler shot 73 to finish three shots behind and break into the World Top 50 in 32nd position. Winner Justin Rose moved back into the World Top 50 with a 33 places jump to 33rd. Lee Westwood won the battle of the European Number Ones in America when he beat Robert Karlsson and Robert Garrigus in a play-off for the St Jude Classic on the PGA Tour. It was the fourth European victory on US soil this year, following previous successes by Ian Poulter in the WGC - Accenture Match Play, Rory McIlroy in the Quail Hollow Championship and Justin Rose in the Memorial Tournament last week. Westwood retained his third place in the World Golf Ranking and moved closer to Phil Mickelson in World Nº 2. Lee Westwood will have the chance to move to World Nº 2 at the US Open with the World Nº 1 spot only just out of reach. George Murray secured his first professional victory in his homeland at the Scottish Hydro Challenge after a superb final round performance at the Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Course in Aviemore. The 27 year old compiled an outstanding final round of five under par 66 to take the title by four shots from Sweden's Magnus A Carlsson, with England's Lee Slattery sharing third place with Norwegian Marius Thorp on ten under par. George Murray moved to World Nº 246 and a leap of 128 places.

Golfers in the News July 2010

Thu, 1st Jul 2010
Graeme McDowell - (Northern Ireland) The Celtic Manor Wales Open Celtic Manor - City of Newport - Wales - 3rd to 6th June, 2010 Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell also consolidated his position in the World's Top 50 with victory at the Celtic Manor Wales Open for an eight place jump to World Number 36. A closing 63 for a 15 under par total of 269 gave McDowell, (being winless since the 2008 Barclays Scottish Open), the €350,940 first prize by three and left Rhys Davies a runner-up for the second week running, but with the consolation of a place in the World Top 50 at 45th.
Thu, 1st Jul 2010
Graeme McDowell - (Northern Ireland) U.S. Open Championship Pebble Beach - California - USA - 17th to 29th June, 2010 Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won the US Open Championship at Pebble Beach with a final round of 74 for a level par total and one stroke victory over French Qualifier Gregory Havret. McDowell becomes the first European winner of the US Open since Tony Jacklin 40 years ago. Ernie Els finished third on two over par after a 73 and the world's first and second-ranked golfers Woods (75) and Mickelson (73) tied for fourth a further shot back. The win took McDowell to a career high World Number 13, with an improvement of 24 places.
Thu, 1st Jul 2010
Martin Wiegele - (Austria) Saint-Omer Open Aa St Omer - France - 17th to 20th June, 2010 Martin Wiegele shot a final round 68 to make up a three shot deficit to overnight leader Jamie Elson and claim his maiden European Tour title at the Aa St Omer Open. He finished two clear of a chasing pack that included the third round leader and home favorite Raphael Jacquelin. This victory that made him only the second Austrian to win on the European Tour after Markus Brier. The win saw Martin Wiegele jump over 150 places up the Rankings to Nº 229.
Thu, 1st Jul 2010
David Horsey - (England) BMW International Open Golfclub Munchen Eichenried - Munich - Germany - 24th to 27th June, 2010 David Horsey won the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried in Germany with his third successive 67 with a one stroke win over Ross Fisher who eagled the par five 18th to take the runner-up spot. Horsey climbed into the World Top 100 cutting his World Ranking in half from 188th to 94th.

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