Senior Open Championship

Senior Open Championship

Well done to Paul Broadhurst who won the Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie in Scotland, it was his first senior major championship, finishing with a 4 under par 68 and a narrow 2 shot victory over American Scott McCarron.

The newly turned 50 year old started terribly on the first day of the championship with an opening 75, he became the third Englishman to win a major senior championship joining the duo of Mark James and Roger Chapman, he also became the first debut winner of the event since the great Freddie Couples won the Senior Open Championship at Turnberry in 2012.

With Broadhurst firing a 66 on Friday and another fantastic round of 68 on Saturday, he entered the final round with a four-shot deficit behind Miguel Angel Jimenez, with Jimenez carding a disappointing final round 75 it was all down to Broadhurst battling it out with McCarron who eventually finished with a 69.

For his exploits Broadhurst has won exemption status on the European and the Champions through to 2017, he also bagged a spot at the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale plus a cheque just over the $250,000 mark so not a bad four day work all in all – well done, congratulations and live really does begin at 50 for Paul Broadhurst.

Some Championship Highlights:

Broadhurst played his final 45 holes in 14 under par after carding 3 over for the first 27 holes!

Broadhurst’s 3 over par 75 equalled the 75 Tom Watson posted on winning the same event in 2005.

Defending Champion Marco Dawson finished in 63rd in defence of his title.

Michael Bradley finished joint 36th on his PGA Tour debut.

The 18th a par 4 at Carnoustie was the most difficult hole for the tournament with an average score of 4.56.

The 12th a par 5 was ranked the easiest hole for the tournament at 4.50.

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Happy golfing.

Michael

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