Patton Kizzire wins his first PGA title
Patton Kizzire claimed his first PGA title at the OHL Classic in Mayakoba. This 36 hole classic was riddled by rain throughout which Patton Kizzire won by beating Rickie Fowler. Patton Kizzire secured a one-shot victory over Fowler at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico. Kizzire ended the day with 66-67 while Fowler finished with 67-67. This was Patton Kizzire’s first win in his 62nd career tournament. Kizzire had some close calls but managed to keep his nerves calm with a 10-foot putt on five par 13th and an eight foot on the 14th. With Kizzire in a three-shot lead, Rickie Fowler hit a 12-foot birdie at the 17th to bridge the lead down to one shot. After Fowler’s birdie went a little too short, Kizzire hit his final winning shot. The 31-year-old finished the day with 19 under 265. Patton Kizzire also won a spot at the Sentry Tournament at Kapalua and the PGA Championships next year. The golfer will also opt for his first Masters next year in April.
Kevin Sutherland claims the Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Kevin Sutherland won his first PGA tournament in over four years. Not only did Sutherland win the tournament he won the Charles Schwab Cup and also its one million dollars bonus prize. This victory might come as a surprise to many, as most were expecting Bernhard Langer to win the tournament. The 60-year-old Langer was in remarkable form this year with seven victories including at the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. This was also Kevin Sutherland’s first win in 78 career starts. The golfer took home the cup and the tournament prize money of $440,000, which made his tournament earnings come to a whopping $1.44 million. Sutherland was pleased with himself after the tournament. He felt that the conditions were desirable for him and he was hitting the ball well. The senior golfer finished with a five under par 66 at the end of the day. Langer who was the previous year’s winner will settle for player of the year for the seventh time.
Mackline Nsenga wins the Nyakasura golf tournament
Mackline Nsenga entered the Nyakasura tournament as the favourite and emerged as the winner. The 23-year-old entered the one-day tournament held at the Fort Portal Municipalities’ Tooro Golf Club. Nsenga won her second title of the year by beating out several other competitors including Lucia Alinda by three strokes. Nsenga said that she was satisfied and happy with the win as she finished with the best figures of the tournament of 7 under par 211. This was her second win after the Kinyara Open group B win.