Golfers react to the explosion in the Manchester Arena
It was a tragic event that took place at Manchester Arena when a bombing followed an Ariana Grande concert. 22 innocent people were killed in what was a brutal and violent act in the city of Manchester. Surprisingly, the incident took place just 160 miles away from the week’s biggest tournament worldwide in the form of the European Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship in Surrey. European Tour CEO Keith Pelley was shocked by the incident as the scenario drastically changed his state of mind. While Keith was lost looking at the weather, thinking about the golf course, it all got dull as soon as he turned SKY News on and witnessed this horrible incident. Golfers around the world offered their support and condolences to the victims and the people of Manchester with Branden Grace, Matt Fitzpatrick, Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy being some of them voicing their concerns and anger.
Bernhard Langer ties Jack Nicklaus’ record with eighth major win
Bernhard Langer has once again been sensational and consistent with his clubs as he secured his eighth major win on senior tour. This was his second Regions Tradition win, added with three Senior Players, two Senior Opens and one U.S. Senior Open. All Langer lacks is a Senior PGA Championship for the tour’s version of the grand slam. While Jack Nicklaus was too good at his game, Langer can be proud that he has come close to win as many majors on this tour as Nicklaus did. Langer has been quite sensational since joining the Champions Tour in 2007. He has 195 starts since then, with 139 top-10 finishes and 31 wins, which is just phenomenal. He will now look to aim for the Senior PGA Championship this week at the Trump National in Virginia.
Lexi Thompson wins her first victory of the year
It was a rules breach that cost Lexi her victory at the ANA Inspiration last month, but nothing has stopped her winning the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Virginia. Thompson was handed a four-stroke penalty after an infringement was spotted, but Lexi carded a final round 65 in Virginia to secure her first victory of the year. Her last victory came on the LPGA Tour last year in Thailand. South Korean Gee Chun ended up the runner-up for the third time this season with a bogey-free 67. Thompson is currently ranked fifth in the world recorded six birdies to card a record 264 for the tournament. New Zealand’s Lydia Ko kept her number one ranking in spite of a poor final day.