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Week 7

SCHEFFLER BREAKS INTO TOP 10

PGA Tour - WM Phoenix Open

Scottie Scheffler outlasted Patrick Cantlay on the third hole of a playoff in the WM Phoenix Open, making a 25-foot birdie putt for his first PGA Tour victory and enters the Top 10 for the first time at World No.9.

Scheffler birdied four of the final six holes for a 4-under 67 to match Cantlay at 16-under 268 at TPC Scottsdale on another sunny, 80-degree day. Cantlay, playing a group ahead of Scheffler, had a bogey-free 67.

Scheffler broke through in his 71st PGA TOUR start. Before Sunday, the 25-year-old former University of Texas star's biggest professional highlights were beating Jon Rahm in September in United States' Ryder Cup victory at Whistling Straits and shooting a 59 in the 2020 THE NORTHERN TRUST.

Scheffler and Cantlay matched pars on the first two extra trips down 18, with both players hitting the fairway and green the first time and both scrambling to save par on the second.

Scheffler missed a chance to end it in regulation when his 5 1/2-foot birdie try slid right. On the stadium par-3 16th, he left a birdie putt 2 inches short.


DP World Tour - The Ras Al Khaimah Classic

Ryan Fox claimed his second DP World Tour victory as he eased to a five-shot win at 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Classic moving back into the Top 200 from World No. 211 to 119.

The Kiwi had turned a two-shot first-round lead into a three-shot advantage at the midway point and he doubled that heading into day four at Al Hamra Golf Club.

He saw the gap trimmed to two just after the turn as Pablo Larrazábal made a move but Fox signed for a 69 that moved him to 22 under and gave him an ultimately comfortable victory.

England's Ross Fisher finished alone in second, a shot clear of Spaniard Larrazábal, South African Zander Lombard and German Hurly Long.

Fox's victory is his first in a 72-hole stroke play event on the DP World Tour having claimed the 2019 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth title to go with two European Challenge Tour victories.

He becomes the second wire-to-wire winner of the 2022 season after Thriston Lawrence, with the South African lifting the trophy at the weather-affected 36-hole Joburg Open.


Korn Ferry Tour - Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard

Brandon Matthews claimed his first Korn Ferry Tour  title at the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard with birdie-birdie-eagle finish moving to a career best of World No. 252.

Brandon Matthews’ eagle-three at the par-5 18th of Country Club de Bogota’s Lagos course capped a birdie-birdie-eagle finish and a one-stroke victory.

Matthews’ first Korn Ferry Tour victory came in his 50th Tour start. The 2020-21 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Order of Merit winner, Matthews began the final round in T3 position and reached 19-under par for the week, one stroke ahead of runner-up finishers Ryan McCormick and Ben Griffin, with a 5-under 66 Sunday.

PGA Tour of Australasia - Vic Open

Dimitrios Papadatos, 30, produced a perfect six-under Sunday round of 66 to finish one shot clear of playing partner Ben Campbell at 20-under to claim his fifth professional victory and spot in the 150th Open Championship this year.

The fans at 13th Beach were treated to an exquisite display of golf from Papadatos and New Zealander Campbell as they both went bogey free and continually placed one another under pressure.

It was most prevalent on the dramatic final hole when Campbell’s shot from the green side bunker rolled to roughly three feet to all but guarantee a birdie and throw down the gauntlet to Papadatos that he would need to make a birdie to secure victory.


Sunshine and Challenge Tour - Dimension Data Pro-Am

Alexander Knappe secured his first win for  five years by posting four bogey-free rounds at the Dimension Data Pro-Am jumping 185 spots to World No.275.

The German was calmness personified throughout his closing four under par round of 68 on the Montagu course at Fancourt Golf Estate, birdieing the last for a 23 under par total and a one-stroke victory over two-time DP World Tour winner Dean Burmester, who finished second on 22 under par after missing a birdie chance on the 72nd hole.

Knappe was clearly emotional after securing his third Challenge Tour victory and was overjoyed by keeping his card clean throughout the first event of the season.

“I’m really speechless, actually,” he said. “I’m settling down now so I can speak a little bit better but when I shook hands with Daniel, I couldn’t even say thank you for the round or anything, nothing came out. It’s just incredible to win this tournament, it means a lot to me.

All Thailand Golf Tour - Singha E-San Open

21 year old Atiruj Winaicharoenchai, finished the final round 5 under par 67 to claim his first All Thailand Golf Tour title finishing with a total score of 20 under par 268. The young Thai moved from World No. 839 to 568.