Congratulations is certainly in order for Shane Lowry…winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush…on home soil…toughing out a challenging Sunday/final round, weather wise. We are sure Ireland had quite the party last night.
Shifting gears to Team Troon…Team Troon also played well and represented well this week. Five of Six Team Troon players played into the weekend. Justin Thomas and Alex Noren led Team Troon finishes, both finishing T11 at -3. These strong finishes were notable in that Justin continues to get into form (following his April wrist injury) and Alex Noren (who took a few weeks off to practice and prepare – ie his last start was the BMW International where he finished T26), had what is his highest finish for 2019. Matt Fitzpatrick ran his way into a T20 finish at -1 (making many highlights/social action with his “run” up 18…to get out of the tough/inclement weather on Sunday). Patrick Cantlay and Matt Kuchar finished in T41 at +2.
Results From Last Week
148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush
T11 Justin Thomas -3 71 70 68 72 281
T11 Alex Noren -3 68 71 68 74 281
T20 Matt Fitzpatrick, -1 71 69 70 73 283
T41 Matt Kuchar +2 70 68 69 79 286
T41 Patrick Cantlay, +2 70 71 71 74 286
Coming Up Next Week
All six Team Troon players are in the field and competing in the new World Golf Championship Event in Memphis, the WGC Fed Ex St Jude Invitational. This is the first year this event is elevated to a WGC status…interestingly enough Justin Thomas is officially the defending champion (as he won the final WGC event that was contested at Firestone Country Club last year)…although Dustin Johnson has the trophy from last year’s finale of the regular PGA TOUR stop in Memphis.
Team Troon players in the field include: