Rory McIlroy set to be back for the US Open
Rory’s rib injury has proven to be quite a troublemaker this year for the 28-year-old as he was forced to pull out of the PGA Championship at Wentworth. Many doubted his participation in the US Open as he failed to participate in the Memorial Tournament in Ohio. However, all doubts were put to bed by the four-time champion himself as he recently stated he is fit and ready for the Erin Hills as he prepares to play there for the first time in his career. Rory did go on to accept that the last few weeks have been frustrating for him as he hated missing any events or tournaments on the PGA Tour or European Tour but it was necessary that he took time off to fully focus on recovery. Phil Mickelson has already announced that he is likely to miss the US Open to attend his daughter’s high school graduation.
Jason Dufner races to victory at the Memorial
Before the final day, Dufner was at 77, four points behind leader Daniel Summerhays. It was a massive turnaround as both Dufner and Rickie Fowler’s filtering the stretch helped Dufner. It all went wrong for Summerhays on the final day as his overnight three-shot lead went away as he double bogeyed six at the third following with a bogey at the next. The 40-year-old Dufner didn’t have the best first two days but came out with shining colours on the final day. Dufner claimed a three-shot victory in what was a weather-affected final day at the Memorial. It is Dufner’s fifth PGA Tour title win as Summerhays finished six shots adrift of Dufner.
In-Kyung Kim wins Shoprite Classic
Kim won her fifth LGPA Tour title to deny Anna Nordqvist a hat-trick of titles at the Shoprite Classic in New Jersey. Nordqvist finished her seven holes in one over par, meaning she fell short by two shots to see Kim be victorious. Kim was very happy after the win and was quite open about what she felt. She didn’t expect herself to win right away, but she knew that her game was better than last year. Since many things happened last year, Kim’s coaching staff and management had to change plenty of plans for her, but it all paid off in the end. The support of her coaching staff was endless when she had a frustrating time on the sidelines due to the injury caused by falling down the stairs. The win came only in her sixth appearance of the season as Kim plans to take all the positivity from the win to the other tournaments.