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Mcilroy Makes History in First Major Championship Victory
Rory Mcilroy (Pure Touch Limited and FJ SPORT) has reached the pinnacle of professional golf becoming a major champion at the 2011 U.S. Open. The 22-year-old Ulsterman put on a display of pure golfing excellence at Congressional Country Club becoming only the 5th player to lead wire-to-wire on his way to victory in a U.S. Open Championship.
Rory's onslaught of Congressional began with a birdie and his stellar play continued all week, shooting four rounds in the 60's. He reached 10 under par in only 26 holes, making Rory the quickest player to reach such a lofty score in a U.S. Open. Mcilroy also set the U.S. Open record for total score (268), most stokes under par(-16), along with 10 other U.S. Open records.
Mcilroy received praise from many of his peers all week including the number one ranked golf Luke Donald stating, "As I've said before, I think he has probably the most talent I've ever seen from a golfer." Not many will argue this now as the young Mcilroy moves to number 4 in the Official World Golf Rankings and is reaching the potential many of his peers have seen for years.Link to this entry
Harrison Frazar Wins First Career Tourney
Harrison Frazar (FJ ICON MyJoys) defeated Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON #52005 and StaSof) in a playoff to claim the Fedex St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind. Frazar began the day 1 shot behind Karlsson thanks to a third round 64 that included seven birdies.
The final round was a two man race from the very beginning with the rest of the field several shots behind. Frazar and Karlsson exchanged birdies on the first hole and the battle for the top position would continue all day. Frazar drew even with Karlsson after a birdie on the third but was not alone of top of the leaderboard until Karlsson made bogey on the 17th. Frazar gave a shot back on the last hole and the players finish tied at the top.
On the first playoff hole, Frazar narrowly missed a birdie putt that would of given him the victory. The players halved the first and second playoff holes with pars. On the third and deciding hole Frazar two putted from 22 feet for par and the victory. This is Frazar's first career victory.Link to this entry
Stricker Holds On to Win at The Memorial
He began his final round with a three shot lead thanks to three rounds in the 60's on the previous days. Stricker's torrid pace continued Sunday, shooting an outward nine, 6-under par 30. A weather delay would force Stricker to cease play after the 12th. Upon resuming play, Stricker would make a clutch sand saves on 16 and 17 to take a two shot lead into the 72nd hole. All he would need is a bogey 5 on the last to win the tournament and Stricker did just that by tapping in his bogey putt for the victory. This is Stricker's tenth win on the PGA Tour and the win makes Stricker the highest ranked American golfer on the Official World Golf Rankings.