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Great controversy in international golf

The PGA of America named Jon rahm as the best player of the year, and - on the other hand - the PGA Tour to Patrick Cantlay as the best golfer of


The named as the best player of the year, and – on the other hand – the PGA Tour to Patrick Cantlay as the best golfer of 2021, a situation that had not been seen since 1991.

This means that the PGA of America is unaware of the entire point system of the FedExCup and, therefore, the system of advantages and anticipated positions to the Tour Championship. Since last week, the PGA of America, which is the largest organization in the world, appointed the Spaniard, having won the Tour Championship.

What a controversy and power struggle between the two institutions that influence professional golf in the world.

On the other hand, the American Billy horschel —With a final round of 65 strokes, seven under par— he took the championship in the European Tour’s flagship tournament, the BMW PGA Champion.
ship, which narrowly won over a trio of hopefuls who fell by the wayside: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Laurie Canter and Jamie Donaldson. Billy played an extraordinary lap, with no bogey on the course and seven birdies.

Horschel added that winning the flagship tournament of the European tour it represented a very important achievement in his career. He was also asked about his non-participation in the Ryder Cup and mentioned that – at least – he would have liked to have received a call from Captain Steve Stricker, explaining his exclusion.

Only an injury to Brooks Koepka will give him a chance to participate in the Ryder cup for the Europe team, where they will be Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrell Hatton, Bernd Wiesberger, as well as world ranking players such as Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Paul casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, and the captain’s pick will be Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter.

And when it comes to the PGA Veterans Tour, American David Toms – with a 66-stroke round, five under par – tied Dickie Pride with a fantastic birdie putt on the 18th hole, which sent the tournament through. sudden death.

However, Toms managed to finish the tiebreaker on the first hole, par 4 of 18, when Pride could not save his par from the bunker, missing a four meter putt for par. With this result, the German Bernhard Langer continues to lead the classification for the Charles Schwab Cup, followed by Jerry Kelly, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.
Toms, with his triumph, jumped from number 19 to 14 and Pride rose from step 32 to 26.

I remind you, as always, that Playing golf is … Making friends! Until next time.

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