Week #7 Weekend Winners

Three of the major golf tours had events this weekend and some familiar names were on top of the podiums. A big shout out to Jon Rahm, Lydia Ko and Thorbjørn Olesen. Here are some of the talking points.

Genesis Invitational Open

An elevated or designated event on the PGA Tour, Jon Rahm sensationally won his 5th event in 9 starts. I was only able to take in the victory through PGA Tour radio and the YouTube highlights but Rahm has rightly ascended back to world number one.

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The talking points?

Rahm‘s run has been described as Tiger-esq. And with Tiger‘s participation in this event it was quite poignant that he regained the top spot in the OWGR based on such a terrific run of form.

After Dan Gavin’s spectacular victory the other week where he was lauded for taking under 100 putts over the tournament, 4 players did this at the Genesis. Quite remarkable.

Saudi Ladies International

Speaking of number ones, the ladies number one, Lydia Ko won the Saudi Ladies for the second time.

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The talking points?

Again I was not able to catch on the live coverage of this event, was there any – there are no Getty Images from the event, but I was following along as much as could and was pleased to see the continued form of of India’s Aditi Ashok and an impressive performance by 16 year-old Chiara Noja.

Thailand Classic

Dane Thorbjørn Olesen won for the seventh time on the DP World tour just outside of Bangkok. This course looked as impressive as he was as he ended up winning by a comfortable 4 shot margin.

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The talking points?

Compared to his last victory in the British Masters last year this was a stroll in the park. He was very controlled and the result was never really in doubt. Even when Nicolai Hoejgaard got close he holed a few putts and carried on.

There are 11 Danes on the DP World tour right now. Olesen, I think, will be on the Ryder Cup team this year with the Hoejgaard twins. And with Rahm (& McIlroy to some extent) in great form things are looking quite bright for the Europeans at the Marco Simone.

Do you have any takes from the weekends golfing events?