International Golf News September 2011

Thu, 1st Sep 2011
There was more play-off drama on the Challenge Tour with Andrea victorious over Florian Praegant at the Norwegian Challenge at Hauger Golf Klub. The 22-year-old Italian birdied the third extra hole to claim his maiden win, having only turned professional earlier this year and having had to rely upon sponsor's invites. The win saw him climb to seventh on the Challenge Tour ranking and placed a claim his European Tour card for 2012. He has also jumped to 325 place oin the World Ranking. In a day full of firsts, it was yet another maiden victory for England’s Daniel Denison who won the rain shortened ECCO Tour Championship presented by Thomas Bjorn and Mercedes Benz. The 26-year-old was one off the lead heading into the third and final round, and a three under par 69 was enough to take home the title. It completes a fine return to form for Daniel who some four years ago had broken both legs in a car accident. He found himself moving up 206 places up the World Ranking to 297th place.

Golfers in the News September 2011

Thu, 1st Sep 2011
Adam Scott - (Australia) WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Firestone CC,Akron, Ohio,USA - 4th to 7th August, 2011 Adam Scott completed his return to the top of the game with a dominant display in Akron that saw him claim his first World Golf Championship title at the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational. The 31-year-old Australian had previously claimed seven victories on either side of the Atlantic. After a closing round of 65 he streaked clear to win by four from American Rickie Fowler and World number one, Luke Donald. The win which is his ninth on the European Tour sees Scott return to the World's Top ten at 9th place.
Thu, 1st Sep 2011
Oliver Fisher - (England) Czech Open Prosper - Celadna - Czech Republic - 18th to 21st August, 2011 Oliver Fisher held off the chasing pack in Celadna to capture his first European Tour trophy in fine style at the Czech Open. The Englishman started steadily and after making three birdies in a row at the turn to lead by three shots and was looking comfortable at the top. However, a back nine surge from Mikael Lundberg and a wobble from Fisher looked like handing the title to the Swede. However, a couple of clutch birdies on 16 and 17 meant the 22-year-old could enjoy his walk down the last hole and find his first win on the European Tour. It had been a difficult season for him up to this point and the win saw him inside the Top 80 on the Race to Dubai and inside the Top 240 on the World Golf Ranking at 238th place.
Thu, 1st Sep 2011
Keegan Bradley - (USA) US PGA Championship Atlanta Athletic - John's Creek - Georgia - USA - 11th to 14th August, 2011 Major debutante and PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley stormed to US PGA Championship victory at the Atlanta Athletic Club after overcoming fellow American Jason Dufner in a play-off. The 25-year-old shot one under for the three hole play-off to triumph over his opponent who had lead much of the fourth round until coming unstuck over the final stretch. Both had been very competitive and when they took dead aim on the first play-off hole they looked certain of birdie threes. However, only Bradley would take his opportunity, and with a three putt bogey from Dufner at 17, not even the fourth birdie of the day on 18 was enough as Bradley parred for the win and his maiden Major victory. The pair had dueled it out in some style on Sunday, seemingly unphased by their championship surroundings and posting all kinds of numbers ranging from eagles to triples, but three bogeys coming in from Dufner to Bradley's two birdies resulted in the need for a play-off. In his rookie season this was already Keegan Bradley's second victory on the PGA Tour, after the Byron Nelson Championship in May and now makes it seven consecutive first time major Championship winners. Keegan climbed to 29th place and a jump of some 79 places.

Post a Notice

To post a review, score or a notice on Algarve Golf's page's or to connect with other people who play golf in Portugal, please log in to your account or sign up using Google or Facebook.

Algarve Golf Newsletters

Green Fees & Tee Times
All golf course green fees, deals, and tee times displayed on Algarve Golf are offered at the lowest discounted rates permissible. We look forward to assisting you with your booking in Portugal. ⛳
Algarve Golf uses cookies.