WEEK 50 Phil Mickelson 25 consecutive years inside the World Top 50

Week 28

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Week 28 - MICKLESON TAKES WORLD NO. 5 SPOT AND 19 YEAR OLD JORDAN SPEITH BAGS HIMSELF A TICKET INTO THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

European Tour - Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson went from agony to ecstasy to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open after a play-off with Branden Grace to move to world number 5

Needing just a par five at the last to secure victory in regulation play, the American uncharacteristically took three from the edge of the green.

That meant extra holes with South African Grace, who was already in the clubhouse on 17 under at that stage.

But on the first trip back down the 18th, Mickelson produced a stunning wedge to within a few inches of the cup and Grace could not match his birdie.

PGA Tour - John Deere Classic

Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic in a five-hole play-off to earn a place in next week's Open Championship moving from 120th to 59th in the Ranking.

The 19-year-old only reached the play-off after holing from a bunker at the 72nd hole but held his nerve to beat former Masters champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn, the Canadian 15 years Spieth's senior.

Spieth birdied five of the last six holes, rounded off by that memorable pitch in from sand at the last, to set the clubhouse target at 19 under par.

The Victory earned him US$828,000 (£550,000), 500 FedEx Cup points and a ticket to Muirfield.

Web.com - Utah Championship Presented by Utah Sports Commission

Steven Alker won the Utah Championship after a playoff jumping 22 spots to 320th in world.

The 41-year-old, who carded a five-under-par 66 in the final round to finish tied with Australian Ashley Hall on a 22-under-par total at the Willow Creek Country Club, prevailed on the first extra hole with a par to Hall's bogey to claim his first title in four years.

 

Challenge Tour - Swiss Challenge

Victor Riu overcame a nervous start to claim his maiden Challenge Tour title at the Swiss Challenge, posting a final round one under par 70 to win by three shots.

The Frenchman, who started the day with a four stroke lead, was two over par after ten holes, but rallied on the back nine to hold off Englishman Adam Gee, who drew level at one stage but ultimately had to settle for a share of second place after a 67. Riu Moves to 373rd in the World Ranking.

PGA Tour Canada - Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON

Riley Wheeldon earned his first PGA TOUR Canada victory at the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON Sunday, firing a 6-under par 66 at Fort McMurray Golf Club to finish 13-under par for the week and win by one over Brazil’s Lucas Lee.
 
Wheeldon became the first Canadian winner in PGA TOUR Canada’s inaugural season, moving up to 614th in world, earning $27,000 for the win and moving to the top of the Order of Merit.