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@PGATourBrunch Recaps The 2022 Open and Barracuda Championships
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Making his 25th major championship appearance, Cameron Smith defeated Cameron Young by one stroke to win the 150th Open Championship. It marked his sixth win on Tour and first major championship title.
At 20-under, Smith equals the lowest score in relation to par in major championship history. With a 6-under (30) (including five straight birdies on Nos. 10-14), Smith carded the lowest closing nine-hole score by a winner in Open Championship history.
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Smith’s (268) marks the lowest winning score by a champion at St. Andrews (269, Tiger Woods, 2000) while he became the fifth Australian to win The Open and first since Greg Norman in 1993. He joined Peter Thomson (1955) and Kel Nagle (1960) as Australian winners at St. Andrews.
Smith also joined Jack Nicklaus (1978) as the only players to win THE PLAYERS Championship and The Open in the same year.
This season marks the first time since the Masters Tournament began in 1934 that all four majors were won by players under the age of 30.
PGA Tour rookie Cameron Young’s runner-up finish is the best by a player in his Open debut at St. Andrews since Tony Lema won in 1964.
The Open | Final Leaderboard
Cameron Smith 67-64-73-64—268 (-20)
Cameron Young 64-69-71-65—269 (-19)
Rory McIlroy 66-68-66-70—270 (-18)
Tommy Fleetwood 72-69-66-67—274 (-14)
Viktor Hovland 68-66-66-74—274 (-14)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
At the Barracuda
TRUCKEE - Chez Reavie won the Barracuda Championship by one point to earn his third PGA Tour victory and first since 2019, The 40-year-old became the oldest winner on Tour this season.
In search of his first PGA Tour title, Alex Noren finished runner-up for the second time in his 132nd career start.
The Barracuda Championship utilized the Modified Stableford scoring format, the first PGA Tour event to use the format since The International in 2006. Players are allocated points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole with the goal of achieving the highest overall score.
Barracuda | Final Leaderboard
Chez Reavie +9/+19/+9/+6 – (+43)
Alex Noren +4/+12/+12/+14 – (+42)
Martin Laird +10/+8/+13/+7 – (+38)
Mark Hubbard +13/+12/0/+12 – (+37)
Scott Gutschewski +6/+8/+12/+6 – (+35)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Cameron Smith Doesn’t Blink and Wins at The Open - (PGATourCom)
Cameron Smith’s Caddie Dishes - (Golf Week/USA Today)
McIlroy’s Dreams Dashed (PGATourCom)
Chez Reavie Wins Barracuda, Becomes Oldest to Win on Tour in ‘22 - (Golf Week)
Way Too Early 2023 Major Winners - (ESPNCom)
Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News
What’s in Smith’s Golf Bag? (Golf Week/USA Today)
Payouts at The Open (Golf Week/USA Today)
Prize Money at the Barracuda (Golf Week/USA Today)
Garcia Plans to Quit DP World Tour (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
July 18, 1988 - In the first-ever Monday finish at The Open Championship, Seve Ballesteros shot a final-round (65) to capture his third Open title and fifth major overall. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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