Major golf activity is about to come to an end but not without important activity by some of the most important tours.
Hovland takes the Mayakoba Golf Classic in México
Viktor Hovland (NOR), who turned pro last year, is now a multiple PGA Tour tournament winner after taking this one. Hovland had two key moments for his win; saving a birdie from the waste area on the 16th, and nailing a long final putt on the 18th.
Hovland’s -6 Round put him -20, one better than Aaron Wise (USA). Adam Long (USA) and Tom Hoge (USA) followed on -17. Local players Carlos Ortiz (MEX) and Abraham Ancer (MEX) finished T8 and T12 with final rounds of -5. Emiliano Grillo (ARG) had a disappointing +1 on Sunday that made him lose the lead and finish T8 as well.
Angela Stanford (USA) took a hime win at the LPGA Volunteers of America Classic in her native Texas. She has now won 7 LPGA tournaments. Her total score was -7, ahead of the -5 scored by So Yeon Ryu (KOR), Inbee Park (KOR), and Yealimi Noh (USA).
Back to back for Bezuindehout
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) took a back to back European Tournament tournament win in South Africa after taking the Alfred Dunhill Championship last week and the South African Open this time around.
Bezuindehout has a great life story of a child that took rat poison that affected him physically but now is a successful and a pride of South African golf.
Rozner wins in Dubai
Frenchman Antoine Rozner was able to take his first European Tour triumph by two shots, over follow Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera and three other golfers that ended in -23: Francesco Laporta (ITA), Matt Wallace (ENG) and Andy Sullivan (ENG), who was leader in the first part of the day but a bogey in the 16 and three consecutive birdies for Rozner sealed the result.
This week the European Tour concludes its Race to Dubai with the Dubai DP World Tour Championship, while the LPGA is hosted by the USGA at the US Open, and PGA has an exhibition tournament at the QBE Shootout.