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2018 Senior Open Championship | Tour Golf Results

The 2018 Senior Open Championship was at the home of golf in St. Andrews and the PGA Tour played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, Canada for the Canadian Open, while the European Tour was in Hamburg, Germany for the European Open at Green Eagles Golf Courses.

The LPGA Tour joined with the Ladies European Tour for the Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian,  Scotland and the Web.com Tour was in Springfield, Missouri at Highland Springs Country Club for the the Price Cutter Charity Championship.

The 2018 Senior Open Championship

St. Andrews, Scotland, the home of golf, hosted the 2018 Senior Open Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews Links for the first time ever. Players aged 50 and over from around the world teed it up to determine who would become the “senior champion golfer of the year.”

First Round Notes

Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant both shot 7-under par 65 on day one of the Senior Open to take a one stroke lead over Stephen Ames and Paul McGinley, who both shot 66. Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron and David Toms all shot 5-under 67 to sit two shots behind the co-leaders in a tie for 5th place.

First Round Highlights


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First Round Leaderboard

1 Kirk Triplett          -7   65
1 Thaworn Wiratchant     -7   65
3 Stephen Ames           -6   66
3 Paul McGinley          -6   66
5 Bernhard Langer        -5   67
5 Scott McCarron         -5   67
5 David Toms             -5   67
8 Magnus Atlevi          -4   68
8 Clark Dennis           -4   68
8 Miguel Ángel Jimenez   -4   68
8 Tom Lehman             -4   68
8 Kenny Perry            -4   68
8 Phillip Price          -4   68
8 Jarmo Sandelin         -4   68
8 Vijay Singh            -4   68
8 Jeff Sluman            -4   68

Second Round Notes

Miguel Ángel Jimenez shot a second round 67 and Stephen Ames had a 69 to move into a tie for the lead at 9-under par 135 after 36 holes of the Senior Open. Sitting just one stroke behind at 8-under par and tied for 3rd place were Jeff Sluman with a 68, Bernhard Langer with a 69, and first round co-leader Kirk Triplett, who had a 71.

68 year-old Tom Watson matched his age in the second round and was two shots back in a tie for 6th place at 7-under par 137 with Jarmo Sandelin and Vijay Singh, both of whom shot 3-under par 69.

Second Round Highlights


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Second Round Leaderboard

1 Miguel Ángel Jimenez   -9   68 67   135
1 Stephen Ames           -9   66 69   135
3 Jeff Sluman            -8   68 68   136
3 Bernhard Langer        -8   67 69   136
3 Kirk Triplett          -8   65 71   136
6 Tom Watson             -7   69 68   137
6 Jarmo Sandelin         -7   68 69   137
6 Vijay Singh            -7   68 69   137
9 Marco Dawson           -6   71 67   138
9 Mauricio Molina        -6   70 68   138
9 Tom Pernice, Jr.       -6   70 68   138

Third Round Notes

On a day when the wind blew the hardest, the third round saw Tom Watson grab the lead at 10-under par with an eagle at the 5th hole and a birdie at the 6th, but a tough back nine left him with a 73 for the day and a score of 6-under par 210 for the championship. That put him three shots behind 54 hole leader Miguel Ángel Jimenez, who shot an even par 72 to remain at 9-under par and two shots ahead of his four closest competitors.

Tom Pernice, Jr. was one of the four men tied for 2nd place, after a 71 put him at 7-under par 209, along with Kirk Triplett and Bernhard Langer, who both shot 73, and Stephen Ames, who had a 74.

Third Round Highlight


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Third Round Leaderboard

1 Miguel Ángel Jimenez   -9   68 67 72   207
2 Tom Pernice, Jr.       -7   70 68 71   209
2 Kirk Triplett          -7   65 71 73   209
2 Bernhard Langer        -7   67 69 73   209
2 Stephen Ames           -7   66 69 74   209
6 Thaworn Wiratchant     -6   65 76 69   210
6 Scott McCarron         -6   67 73 70   210
6 Prayad Marksaeng       -6   70 70 70   210
6 Tom Lehman             -6   68 71 71   210
6 Tom Watson             -6   69 68 73   210

Final Round Notes

A real battle for the top spot took place in the final round of the Senior Open as Kirk Triplett and Bernhard Langer, playing just ahead of third round leader Miguel Ángel Jimenez, got off to hot starts despite an early rain, each making four birdies in the first six holes to get to 11-under par and tied with Jimenez. Jimenez had responded to the two chasers with birdies at the 1st and 5th holes, and when he birdied the 9th, he took a one shot lead to the back nine at 12-under par.

At almost the same time, Triplett birdied the 10th hole to move into a tie with Jimenez again, but a bogey at 12 dropped him back to 11-under par. Then Triplett and Langer both bogeyed the 13th hole, while Jimenez birdied the 12th hole to move to 13-under par and take a three shot lead.

Langer picked up a birdie at 15 to cut the margin down to two shots, and when Jimenez came through and made a bogey on the same hole, his lead was down to one stroke. Scott McCarron and Stephen Ames managed to play under par on the back nine to move to within two strokes, finishing at 10-under par and tied with Triplett.

Langer parred the last three holes and finished at 11-under par and Triplett did the same to finish at 10-under, while just behind them Jimenez was also able to par in and win his second senior major of the year. Jimenez had already won the Regions Tradition two months ago at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover, Alabama.

Final Round Highlights


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Final Results

1  Miguel Ángel Jimenez   -12   68 67 72 69   276
2  Bernhard Langer        -11   67 69 73 68   277
3  Scott McCarron         -10   67 73 70 68   278
3  Stephen Ames           -10   66 69 74 69   278
3  Kirk Triplett          -10   65 71 73 69   278
6  Marco Dawson            -9   71 67 73 68   279
6  Tom Lehman              -9   68 71 71 69   279
6  Thaworn Wiratchant      -9   65 76 69 69   279
6  Tom Pernice, Jr.        -9   70 68 71 70   279
10 Prayad Marksaeng        -7   70 70 70 71   281

Canadian Open Results

Dustin Johnson narrowly missed an eagle putt on the final hole and tapped in for birdie and a final round 6-under par 66 for a total of 23-under par 265 to win the 2018 RBC Canadian Open by three shots over Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An. Kim and An both shot 69 to finish at 20-under par and tied for 2nd place, while Keegan Bradley came out of the pack with a 64 to finish in 4th place at 19-under par.

The victory was Johnson’s third of the season, and the 19th win of his career, and should help him get past his troubles in the last two major championships, as he lost the lead in the U.S. Open and missed the cut at The Open Championship. Johnson’s game is seemingly built for the PGA Tour, and he generally plays well in the majors, but outside of his win at the 2016 U.S. Open, he has had some spectacular failures and collapses.

Johnson, who remains the number one player in the world, always rebounds though, and is likely to be a huge favorite at the PGA Championship in a couple of weeks. The season’s final major, at least for one more year as it moves to between the Masters and the U.S. Open next year, the PGA Championship will be held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri and could provide a more “PGA Tour-like” course that could suit Johnson well.

Final Round Highlights

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Final Results

1 Dustin Johnson     -23   68 66 65 66   265
2 Whee Kim           -20   67 65 67 69   268
2 Byeong Hun An      -20   66 67 66 69   268
2 Keegan Bradley     -19   69 63 73 64   269
5 Abraham Ancer      -17   73 66 65 67   271
6 Tommy Fleetwood    -16   66 71 68 67   272
6 Danny Lee          -16   68 69 67 68   272
8 Andrew Putnam      -15   67 68 71 67   273
8 Brandt Snedeker    -15   68 70 68 67   273
8 Mackenzie Hughes   -15   69 69 67 68   273
8 Joel Dahmen        -15   69 68 67 69   273

European Open Results

Richard McEvoy birdied the 72nd hole to shoot a final round of one-over par 73 and win the 2018 Porshe European Open by one stroke over three other players with a score of 11-under par 277. Amateur Allen John charged up the leaderboard with a 67 that left him in the group tied for 2nd place. Also finishing at 10-under par tied with the amateur were Christofer Blomstrand who shot a 68 and Renato Paratore who shot 70.

Patrick Reed had a disappointing final round 76 to finish four shots back, and Bryson Deschambeau fared even worse with a 78 that dropped him out of the top ten into a tie for 13th place. Deschambeau played the last four holes on the unique finishing stretch of Green Eagles Golf Course in five-over par, making bogeys on both the par-5 15th and the par-5 16th and a triple bogey 8 at the par-5 18th hole.

Extended Highlights


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Final Results

1 Richard McEvoy          -11   70 65 69 73   277
2 Allen John (A)          -10   68 73 70 67   278
2 Christofer Blomstrand   -10   72 67 71 68   278
2 Renato Paratore         -10   72 66 70 70   278
5 Hideto Tanihara          -9   69 70 71 69   279
5 Romain Wattel            -9   67 69 72 71   279
7 Paul Casey               -8   69 69 69 73   280
7 Matthias Schwab          -8   68 67 70 75   280
9 Matthew Nixon            -7   73 71 69 68   281
9 Charl Schwartzel         -7   70 69 72 70   281
9 David Drysdale           -7   69 67 72 73   281
9 Patrick Reed             -7   70 66 69 76   281

Ladies Scottish Open Results

Ariya Jutanugarn shot a final round 5-under par 66 to win the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open by one stroke over Minjee Lee. Jutanugarn finished at 13-under par 271 for her third victory of the season and her second major, having won the U.S. Women’s Open the first weekend in June. Jutanugarn is projected to take over the number one spot in the Rolex Rankings when they are updated on Monday, July 30th, 2018.

Final Round Highlights


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Final Results

1 Ariya Jutanugarn   -13   67 65 73 66   271
2 Minjee Lee         -12   67 68 71 66   272
3 Jin Young Ko        -8   71 70 68 67   276
3 Haeji Kang          -8   67 69 71 69   276
5 Carlota Ciganda     -7   70 70 68 69   277
5 Amy Yang            -7   66 66 73 72   277
7 In-Kyung Kim        -6   66 70 74 68   278
8 Jacqui Concolino    -5   72 70 71 66   279
8 Lee-Anne Pace       -5   68 69 72 70   279
8 Tiffany Joh         -5   62 67 80 70   279

Price Cutter Charity Championship Results

Martin Trainer shot a final round of 4-under par 68 and a total of 25-under par 263 to win the 2018 Price Cutter Charity Championship by one stroke over Henrik Norlander, who fired a 64. Four players finished tied for 3rd place, four strokes behind the winner at 21-under par.

Final Round Highlights


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Final Results

1 Martin Trainer     -25   62 68 65 68   263
2 Henrik Norlander   -24   68 67 65 64   264
3 Chris Thompson     -21   67 64 70 66   267
3 Lee McCoy          -21   68 68 64 67   267
3 Willy Wilcox       -21   68 67 65 67   267
3 Steven Ihm         -21   66 68 63 70   267
7 Bhavik Patel       -20   71 65 68 64   268
7 Sam Burns          -20   66 70 65 67   268
7 Alex Prugh         -20   63 70 66 69   268
7 Mark Baldwin       -20   65 64 69 70   268

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