The LPGA’s US Open finish was not for the faint of heart. Ariya Jutanugarn started play on Sunday with the 54 hole 4 stroke lead. When she made the turn for the back 9, she had extended her lead to 7 strokes. Little did anyone know she would need every bit of that lead as she staggered home with a triple bogey on 10 and bogies on 12, 17 and 18 to post 41 for the back and finish in a tie for the lead with Hyo-Joo Kim. The playoff format is new – a 2 hole aggregate. Both players finished with pars and had to move on to sudden death. That is where Jutanugarn dug deep and came up with some fantastic shots to prevail for her second Major title.
The PGA Tour was at Jack’s place. The finish on the event was also a playoff. Byeong Hun An was in the clubhouse with the lead after posting -15. The Bryson DeChambeau and Kyle Stanley (the co-leaders) were 1 stroke ahead and were playing together. Both players found a tough go on 18 and both ended up with bogies dropping back into a tie with An. After the first playoff hole, Stanley dropped out with a bogey. A birdie on the second playoff hole gave DeChambeau the Memorial Tournament title.
At the Italian Open, Thorbjorn Olesen had a sizzling weekend shooting 65-64 to post a 1 stroke victory over local favorite Francesco Molinari.