A Sunday in June

The Us Open winner

The Us Open winner

Europe has a winner of the US Open after 40 years! when Dustin Johnson’s wheels came of big time on the links of Pebble Beach, Graeme McDowell surfaced as a steady rock. When he holed out his par on 18 he was one shot ahead of Gregory Havret, the French player who once rounded off his amateur career by winning the European Individual Championship at Celtic Manor. Graeme is no doubt well worth this win and perhaps he served his apprenticeship for it already in college. I remember him coming out of college as the top ranked player only to turn pro into a bit of ‘limbo’ as many players would do when they really have got nowhere to play. The difference here was that Graeme won in his third start as a professional – at Kungsangen, outside Stockholm in the Scandinavian Masters! Graeme had been given a start as a member (!) of the club, through a sponsor’s exemption. Today he sits there with that massive trophy!

This week is a big one in English Amateur golf. It is time for the Brabazon Trophy! Follow everything on the EGU website by clicking here.

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