The week on tour: Who won what and whereJuly, 2015 News & Tour
Austrians in rare double
European Tour: French Open – Bernd Wiesberger
Bernd Wiesberger picked up his third European Tour title with a three-shot win over James Morrison.
The 29-year-old Austrian birdied four on the trot from the 4th before nearly holing his approach to the 9th to reach the turn in 31.
He then finished in style with a birdie at the notoriously tough 18th.
What he said: “I felt really comfortable out there.
I had a great weekend, only one bogey, and 66, 65 – that’s not a bad score.
This tournament is very special to me. It’s one of the biggest events we have on Tour every year and probably the most tradition, the oldest one on Continental Europe.”
PGA Tour: Greenbrier Classic – Danny Lee
Danny Lee earned his first win after making a par at the second extra hole to edge out David Hearn.
Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb made their excuses after the first extra hole when Lee and Hearn made birdie 2s.
The last New Zealander to win a PGA Tour event was Michael Campbell at the US Open in 2005. Before him was Craig Perks in 2002 at the Players Championship.
What he said: “It’s amazing just amazing.
I’ve been so close so many times this year and to win one, wow. This is what winning feels like.”
Ladies European Tour: Ladies European Masters – Beth Allen
World No.1 amateur Leona Maguire almost pulled off a stunning victory but a bogey at the last gave American Beth Allen her first win on the LET.
What she said: “I’m so happy. I did not have a lot of expectations because I got my heart broken here in 2012 and had not made the cut since.”
Challenge Tour: AEGEAN Airlines – Ricardo Gouveia
Ricardo Gouveia stormed to a second title courtesy of a flawless final day performance which earned him a four-stroke victory on the Beckenbauer Course in Bad Griesbach.
The 26-year-old began the day two shots off the lead set by South African Dean Burmester but a 67 moved him to 15, earning a first win of a remarkably consistent 2015 season and moving him to second in the Road to Oman Rankings.
What he said: “To win once is really good but to win twice is even better because it proves that I have the capability to win more than once. I had a number in my head. I thought 16 under would be good enough so I focused on my own goals with that target in my head. I reached 15 and it was enough.”
Senior Tour: Swiss Seniors Open – Gordon Manson
Gordon Manson secured his maiden title thanks to a superb back nine of 31 which included an eagle putt from 60 feet.
Manson closed with a round of 66 for a 14 under par aggregate winning total – he was pressed by François Lamare, who charged through the pack with seven birdies in 16 holes and Phil Golding who also closed with a 66.
What he said: “At 16 it was 20 metres with a big break from left to right, but it was on the perfect line all the way and when it dropped, I almost burst into tears! But I had to compose myself quickly because I knew the job wasn’t done, and it was only when I hit the green with my approach to the 18th that I could finally relax for the first time.”