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Molinari wins - Day and Scott tie for 17th at The Open

Jul 25, 2018

Once again the two best performed Australian golfers on the US Tour for the past decade, Jason Day and Adam Scott, flew the flag at the Open Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. They both recorded a Top 20 finish (T17) on 2 under par in the year’s third major.
The event was highlighted by the first ever Italian major winner Francesco Molinari (pictured). He displayed great composure with a faultless final two rounds to hold off the field, claiming a two shot victory. Englishman Justin Rose and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy tried to chase down Molinari but ultimately finished two shots adrift with Americans Schauffele and Kisner. However most interest was directed at Tiger Woods. Momentarily he held the lead over the final nine holes, but he finished with even par for the final 18 holes and shared a tie for 6th place on 5 under. His game looks solid and maybe another major isn’t far away.
Cameron Percy continued his great form finishing in a tie for 7th on the PGA Tour. Although it was a weakened field with the world’s best players contesting the Open, his -19 earned him his first Top 10 result in a stroke play event in 2018 and he pocketed a cool $109,000. Five other Australians contested the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky, but Percy was the only Australian to make the cut.
In China, Aussies performed much better with Max McCardle finishing 6th, Deyen Lawson and James Marchesani tied for 9th and Bryden Macpherson tied for 13th.
Meanwhile the Champions Tour had a week off before they contest the Senior Open Championship at St Andrews July 23-27.

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results - Week of July 16, 2018
The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

The Open Championship
Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland
Purse: $10,500,000 ($1,890,000 to winner)           

Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Cameron Davis*

T39 (+2)

$41,375

N/A

In his Open Championship—and major championship—debut, finished T39.

Jason Day

T17 (-2)

$109,714

5

With a final-round 3-under 68, was one of six players to shoot a sub-70 round on Sunday. 

Lucas Herbert*

T51 (+4)

$27,161

N/A

The Mackenzie Tour player made his first major championship cut, getting to the weekend at Carnoustie.

Matt Jones

CUT (+9)

--

145

 

Marc Leishman

60th (+5)

$25,800

    22

Made six of eight cuts at the Open Championship.

Brett Rumford*

T61 (+6)

$25,317

N/A

Made his second consecutive cut in his sixth overall start in The Open.

Adam Scott

T17 (-2)

$109,714

107

Earned his ninth top-25 finish in his 19th Open Championship appearance.

Cameron Smith

78th (+10)

$23,300

46

Made the cut for the first time in his second appearance at the Open Championship.

*Non-PGA TOUR member      

PGA Tour
Barbasol Championship
Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Purse: $3,500,000 ($630,000 to winner)

Next Tournament: RBC Canadian Open
(Ontario, Canada, July 26-29)

Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Robert Allenby

CUT (E)

--

242

 

Stuart Appleby

CUT (E)

--

196

Missed his fifth cut in nine PGA TOUR starts this season.

Aaron Baddeley

CUT (-3)

--

133

Missed his fourth consecutive cut.

Steven Bowditch

CUT (+8)

--

N/A

Has yet to make a cut this season.

Greg Chalmers

DNP

--

174

 

Peter Lonard

CUT (+3)

--

N/A

Made his first PGA TOUR start this season and only his third since 2013.

Geoff Ogilvy

DNP

--

204

 

Rod Pampling

DNP

--

199

 

Cameron Percy

T7 (-19)

$109,083

178

Enjoyed his first top-10 in a stroke-play event this season. Was T10 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with teammate Greg Chalmers. First top-10 since T10 at the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

John Senden

DNP

--

221

 

*Non-PGA TOUR member      

PGA Champions Tour
No tournament this week

Next Tournament: The Senior Open Championship
(St. Andrews Golf Club (The Old Course), St. Andrews, Scotland, July 23-29)

Players

Result

Earnings

Notes

Steve Elkington

 

 

 

Peter Lonard

 

 

 

David McKenzie

 

 

 

PGA web.com Tour
Pinnacle Bank Championship
The Club at Indian Creek, Elkhorn, Nebraska
Purse: $700,000 ($126,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Price Cutter Charity Championship
(Springfield, Missouri, July 23-29)

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Steve Allan

DNP

--

 

Stuart Appleby

DNP

--

 

Jamie Arnold

DNP

--

 

Ray Beaufils

79th (+6)

$1,332

Made his first appearance of the season, making the cut but struggling on the weekend (77-73).

Cameron Davis

DNP

--

 

Brett Drewitt

CUT (+1)

--

Missed the cut for the fourth-consecutive time. No. 50 in the Regular Season money list.

Nick Flanagan

DNP

--

 

Rhein Gibson

CUT (+5)

--

No. 35 in the Regular Season money list.

Mathew Goggin

CUT (+5)

--

Missed the cut in all six starts this season.

Bronson La’Cassie

DNP

--

 

Curtis Luck

DNP

--

 

James Nitties

DNP

--

 

Cameron Percy

DNP

--

 

Travis Smyth

DNP

--

 

Michael Sim

DNP

--

 

PGA Mackenzie Tour - Canada         
Osprey Valley Open
Osprey Valley GC (Toot Course), Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Purse: CAD $200,000 ($36,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2-5)

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Brett Coletta

CUT (-4)

--

Missed only his second cut of the season but has been par or better in 11 of his last 12 rounds.

Theodore Coroneo

DNP

--

 

Ruben Sondjaja

T50 (-8)

CAD $680

No. 46 in the Order of Merit.

PGA Tour China
Qingdao Championship
Tiger Beach Golf Club, Qingdao, China
Purse:¥1,500,000 (¥270,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Beijing Championship
(Beijing, China, July 26-29)

Players

Result

Earnings

Notes

Sam Earl

CUT

--

No. 160 in the Order of Merit.

James Gibellini

DNP

--

 

Corey Hale

CUT

--

Streak of five consecutive made cuts came to an end in Qingdao. No. 64 in the Order of Merit.

Deyen Lawson

T9

¥42,000

Weekend rounds of 71-70 earned him the top-10, his third consecutive. Worst finish of the year was a T12 at the Guilin Championship.

DJ Loypur

CUT

--

Missed his third consecutive cut and sixth in his last seven.

David Lutterus

T33

¥9,337

No. 62 in the Order of Merit.

Bryden Macpherson

T13

¥28,500

Has been T12, 15th and T13 in his last three starts.  

James Marchesani

T9

¥42,000

Recorded his first top-10 of the season despite making the cut in five of seven tournaments.  

Peter Martin

CUT

--

No. 77 in the Order of Merit.

Max McCardle

6th

¥60,000

Following a missed cut at the Yantai Championship, recorded his third top-10 of the season. No. 13 on the Order of Merit.

Michael Pearce

DNP

--

 

Martyn Roberts

DNP

--

 

Andrew Schonewille

CUT

--

No. 122 in the Order of Merit.

Sean Underwood

CUT

--

No. 106 in the Order of Merit.

Christopher Wood

DNP

--

 

Kevin Yuan

T20

¥18,180

Made the cut after not getting to the weekend in his last two starts. No. 58 in the Order of Merit.

PGA Latinoamerica Tour
No tournament this week

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Harrison Endycott

 

 

 

Ryan Gaske

 

 

 

Troy Kennedy

 

 

 

Mitch Krywulycz

 

 

 

Danny List

 

 

 

Ryan McCarthy

 

 

 

Ryan Ruffels

 

 

 

Joel Troy

 

 

 

Brady Watt