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Albert Venter sinks 16-foot birdie to win Zimbabwe Open in playoff
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Albert Venter sinks 16-foot birdie to win Zimbabwe Open in playoff

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Albert Venter carded a superb final-round 66 and a playoff for the Zimbabwe Open at Royal Harare Golf Club, with the 26-year-old then sinking a 16-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to claim his maiden Sunshine Tour title on Sunday.

Venter had to hold off Stefan Wears-Taylor, who also shot 66 in the final round, and Louis Albertse (67) in the playoff after the trio all finished the tournament on 10-under-par. 

They all parred the 18th in the first playoff hole, but on their next attempt, Venter spun a sand-wedge from the fairway back to 16 feet from the pin and then nailed the birdie putt with Albertse and Wears-Taylor unable to make their shorter putts. 

Venter's success with the putter was unexpected because the Silver Lakes golfer struggled with the short stick in the third round.

"I knew I needed to just keep grinding today, follow my processes, and my goal was to just get in contention

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Maas Wins English Men's Open Amateur Stroke Play
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Maas Wins English Men's Open Amateur Stroke Play

Sourced Amateurgolf.com South Africa’s Christiaan Maas conquered a golf course he once thought was ‘impossible’ to win the Brabazon Trophy by five shots from Essex’s Arron Edwards-Hill. When the 18-year-old first clapped eyes on Saunton Golf Club and played a practice round in driving rain and howling wind, he thought he’d struggle to make an impact in his first major event on English soil. Fast forward four days and after racking up 25 birdies in 72 holes, the young golfer from Pretoria was crowned the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play champion. The teenager started the day one shot ahead of Edwards-Hill and three clear of defending champion Sam Bairstow in his pursuit of the famous Brabazon Trophy. However, it soon became clear that the pressure of leading going into the final round was not going to weigh down the teenager. In fact, he seemed to thrive on it. In the end, Maas carded a final round 68 to go with previous scores of 65, 70 and 67 for a total of 270 (-14

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Brave Broomhead seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory
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Brave Broomhead seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory

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Jonathan Broomhead capped an unforgettable week at Randpark Golf Club with the South African Stroke Play Championship trophy in his arms, a first international victory under the belt and the roaring applause of his peers and appreciative fans ringing in his ears.

Three off the pace at the start of the final round, the Durban golfer began the final push with a bogey start, but 17 holes later, Broomhead boxed a par putt on the 18th hole of the Firethorn Course to win the GolfRSA flagship event.

And with his rounds of 67, 64, 64 and 66, Broomhead equalled the 72-hole tournament record – set by Sweden’s Oliver Gillberg at Pecanwood in 2018 – with his winning score of 27-under-par 261.

The 2022 champion edged GolfRSA No 1 Christiaan Maas by two shots and finished four strokes ahead of Scotland’s top-ranked Rory Franssen. GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Burke and Sam Bairstow from England

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G425 MAX: MyGolfSpy’s “MOST WANTED DRIVER”
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G425 MAX: MyGolfSpy’s “MOST WANTED DRIVER”

MyGolfSpy named the G425 MAX driver its 2022 “Most Wanted Driver”.

The model was tops among 38 driver models tested, including several new entries to the marketplace.
The G425 LST (played by multiple-time winner Viktor Hovland, among many others), was #1 in the Total Distance category.
The G425 driver family has enjoyed considerable success on global tours, contributing to 40 wins.

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Thriston Lawrence’s dreams come true at the Joburg Open
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Thriston Lawrence’s dreams come true at the Joburg Open

Article Sourced from The Witness

South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence has had a “life-changing” moment.

He found the silver lining at the end of a week of storms in the Joburg Open as he won his first DP World Tour title at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday.

Lawrence was crowned the winner by four strokes after it was decided that a tournament, first reduced to 54 holes because of the Covid-19 travel red list, was further reduced to 36 holes on Saturday because of bad weather.

“It’s the best feeling in the world,” said Lawrence in a statement from the Sunshine Tour.

He won on 12 under par, with fellow South African Zander Lombard taking second on eight under and England’s Ashley Chesters and South Africa’s Shaun Norris sharing third on seven under par.

“I played unbelievable golf over the past two days. I would’ve liked to have finished with a winning putt on 18, but it was out of my control. I went out there with a mentality to finish the tourn

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Looking to deliver
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Looking to deliver

Winners this season Viktor Hovland, Cameron Champ, Harris English (twice), Stewart Cink (twice) and one of the hottest players, Louis Oosthuizen, are among
12 PING pros in Memphis, Tenn., this week for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind.

They are part of an elite field that comprises 48 of the world’s top 50, and nine of the top 10 in FedExCup points (English, Oosthuizen and Hovland all sit inside the top 10).

South African Wilco Nienaber, the longest driver on the European Tour with his G425 LST at 324.04 yards, tees it up in his first WGC event.
Players from seven countries make up the PING contingent vying for the prestigious title.

See the full PING roster:

WGC-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL
TPC Southwind
Memphis, Tenn.
Aug. 5-8
Cameron Champ, Stewart Cink
Corey Conners,
Harris English (above)
Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton
Viktor Hovland, Joaquin Niemann
Wilco Nienaber, Louis Oosthuizen

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PING Shot of the week - Louis Oosthuizen
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PING Shot of the week - Louis Oosthuizen

Tip of the cap again to Louis Oosthuizen, who at the Open Championship continued to build on one of the most impressive records in major championships. This season alone he’s been T2 at the PGA Championship, runnerup at the U.S. Open, and he was T3 on Sunday at Royal St. George’s, a performance that vaulted him four spots to ninth in the world ranking. Mackenzie Hughes of Canada made an auspicious Open debut, placing T6, his best result in a major

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