WEEK 33 Phil Mickelson 25 consecutive years inside the World Top 50

Week 27

RAHM BACK IN WORLD'S TOP 10

European Tour - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Jon Rahm produced a stunning closing round of 62 to become the first player to win three Rolex Series titles at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

The Spaniard entered the final day at Lahinch Golf Club five shots off the lead but made eight birdies and an eagle to get to 16 under and win this event for the second time.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and England's Andy Sullivan finished two off the lead, a shot clear of two more Englishmen in Eddie Pepperell and Robert Rock, and Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Wiesberger and Rock earned places in the field at The Open Championship with their top ten performances, as did England's Paul Waring, who finished at 12 under along with another Spaniard in Jorge Campillo.

It was two years ago that Rahm lifted this trophy in his rookie season for a maiden European Tour win and he now has four to his name - with three of those coming in the prestigious Rolex Series - in just his 34th appearance.

 

PGA Tour – 3M Open

Matthew Wolff made a 26-foot putt from the fringe for an eagle on the final hole to win the 3M Open at 21 under par on Sunday, beating Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau by one stroke in a tense finish to the first-time PGA TOUR event.

The 20-year-old Wolff struck his second shot on the 573-yard, par-5 hole from the fairway to the far left of the green where it landed just a few feet away from a bunker. He sank the dramatic putt in front of a packed 18th gallery at the TPC Twin Cities, before waiting to watch Morikawa just miss his eagle attempt from 22 feet.

When the ball rolled on the left edge and about 3 feet too long, Morikawa winced as Wolff hugged his caddie in celebration of the $1.152 million prize and his TOUR card just six weeks after winning the NCAA individual title with Oklahoma State.

"I'm really not an emotional guy, but tears came to my eyes," Wolff said.

DeChambeau, playing directly in front of the Morikawa-Wolff pair, had just finished his up-and-down afternoon with an eagle to take the short-lived lead at 20 under. The lively crowd, which went five rows deep behind the ropes near the final green, roared when DeChambeau crushed his second shot 204 yards from the intermediate rough onto the green within 6 feet of the pin. The world's eighth-ranked player sank that putt for one of the seven eagles on 18 during the final round in yet more humid, wind-free conditions. DeChambeau, who had two of his three bogeys in the tournament on Sunday, figured he was headed for a playoff as he walked off.

"I had no idea he would make that putt," DeChambeau said, adding: "It's so competitive now. Anyone can win on any week. It's absolutely impressive."

Playing in just his third tournament as a professional, all on sponsor exemptions, Wolff successfully fended off a steely finish by Morikawa, who also turned pro this summer after leaving Cal. The 22-year-old Morikawa, whose putt for birdie on the 17th hole barely horseshoed out, flashed Wolff a warm smile as the two embraced on the green. The pair of rookies shared the lead with DeChambeau after the third round at 15 under.

 

Challenge Tour - the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge

Rhys Enoch ended a seven-year wait for a European Challenge Tour title at the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge after posting a four under par round of 68 on the final day at Penati Golf Resort.

The Welshman carded four consecutive sub-70 rounds to post an 18 under par total and secure a one-shot victory over New Zealand’s Josh Geary, who propelled himself into contention on day four with a six under par round of 66.

The win caps an unforgettable few weeks for the 31-year-old, who showcased his potential to perform on the biggest stage with a spectacular 66 in the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach last month and comes just six weeks before the birth of his first child.

Enoch started the day two shots behind overnight leader Darius van Driel but soon took control with four birdies over the opening nine holes and despite bad weather forcing a short delay late in his round, he held on to secure his first Challenge Tour title.

‘’This has been a long time coming,’’ he said. ‘’There are so many emotions right now. I’m obviously just so happy, relieved and just excited about what this can mean going forward.

“To put yourself in these positions and not get it done, you wonder if you’re ever going to get over the finish line, but it just feels so great to have finally got the win.