Latest Golf News (Week 1 February 2018)

Rickie Fowler in the lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open:

Rickie Fowler took a one shot lead over Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Chez Reavie after he birdied his final three holes on Saturday to finish with a 4 under par 67. Heading in to Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Rickie Fowler is hanging on to his lead with 12 more players within three shots of the lead. And so the game is nicely poised and it promises to be a star studded super bowl Sunday. Fowler in the lead is looking at an optimistic finish with him starting off his 2018 in style. Rahm being the No.2 player in the world coming in for his 5th worldwide title and his 2nd in the last three weeks. Former U.S.Amateur and NCAA individual champion DeChambeau is also searching for his second Tour victory. All in all this Sunday has all the signs of being a golf lovers delight and irrespective of the results the competition will be fierce.

Subhankar Sharma making headlines with 2 wins in 13 starts:

Subhankar Sharma is not a renowned name in golf and specially outside Asia but perhaps that should change now. The 21 year old Indian is making headlines with his plays outside of the continent. Only 13 games into his first European Tour Career he has converted two of those into commendable victories. Within two months of him winning the Johannesburg Open he successfully added to his resume a win at the Maybank Championship the win being one more than the number of his missed cuts. And it was not a drab performance at that with him shooting a 66-62 over the weekend to score a 21 under par and obtain a two stroke lead over runner up Jorge Campillo of Spain who came in second. Ryan Fox of New Zealand and Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal tied for third position trailing by three shots from Sharma.

MInjee Lee bags second Australian Open:

Since winning the Oates Vic Open as a 17 year old amateur Minjee Lee has come a long way to 2018 where she came in like a world class player with high expectancy to perform and she did not disappoint. She started off the final round with a slim lead of one shot and stretched it into a five shot lead by the end of the tournament. She gave none of her opponents any chance with her tremendous 13 under par to win by 5 shots over 19 year old Queenslander Karis Davidson playing her first professional tournament. Perth’s Hannah Green and England’s Georgia Hall tied third at seven-under.Lee was always the favourite and had a lot of pressure on her to perform but she did not let any of it get to her and finally triumphed.