Rainbow on the golf course

Week #9 Weekend Winners

There was no DP World Tour action this weekend but there were a couple of other noticeable happenings elsewhere. Former world number one Jin Young Ko returned to the winners circle in Singapore.

In a tournament that was delayed several times due to almost monsoon like weather, the South Korean took her 14th LPGA win and successfully defended her HSBC World Championships.

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Wracked with injury challenges last year Jin Young held her nerve and shot a final round 69 to win by a couple of shots from Nelly Korda.

On the USPGA, “Journey Man” Kurt Kitayama won his first PGA event, holding out to win against a stacked field.

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Kurt rose to the top of the leaderboard on Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and put on the red cardigan on Sunday after two incredible par rounds over the weekend.

There were quite a few blips, but he just would not go away and held off the likes of Rory, Cantlay, Speith and Scheffler to move up to 6th in Fedex points and into the top 20 in the OWGR.

As a bonus to the win, and the huge purse, $3,6M, Kurt secured a spot, along with Harris English and Davis Riley, for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Quite a weekend.