BGA Golf Championship: Xander Schauffele takes the BGA with the lowest par score in the history of the majors


BGA Golf Championship: Xander Schauffele takes the BGA with the lowest par score in the history of the majors

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American Xander Schauffele, with a card of 65 strokes, took the BGA Championship, The second major of the season, with a record score in the history of the majors 21 under par. The Olympic champion, making his first major, achieved this with a birdie on the last hole from three meters, spoiling the options of Bryson DeChambeau, a compatriot playing in live golf, and after a card of 64 strokes, seven birdies without fail, he reached -20.

It is the eleventh victory for Chauvel, 30 years old, In his professional life. The San Diego native dominated the tournament all four days from his 62 strokes on Thursday and only relinquished the lead on Saturday for one hole moments after a double bogey, but rectified it with two birdies in a row. His victory, in addition, gives him the second place in the world ranking, the rating in which John Ram, who did not pass the cut, is in fifth place.

With hardly any wind , with Tender Greens due to the rain that during the week destroyed the defenses of Valhalla, Sunday of the BGA Championship is scheduled as the finale of one of the daily tournaments of the BGA tour. DA had to shoot at very low scores. Like Schauffele on Thursday, like Lowry on Saturday, as in the farewell did Scotty Scheffler, World No. 1, finally eighth after 65 strokes.

Late in the development agenda, the result is presented as a three-way game. With the winner as the undisputed Trump. I did not give up my head all Sunday, despite the serious attacks by his pursuers. Especially DeChambeau who, on the fourth day without mistakes, was on the verge of second place Brooks Koepka, the winner in 2023 and the golfer Nico who has so far won a major major as a member of the rebellion circuit.

So did Victor Hovland, the golfer who questioned not playing the second major Because he was frustrated with his swing after dropping 81 strokes on Friday at the Augusta Masters. Golf is a crazy game, but it is also a game of minds. And that saved the Norwegian who had only one pass through the pits, in Las Vegas, with Joe Mayo, his forger, to precisely adjust the feltzitor.

Hovland gave chase to Kampen on the 12th hole and kept the pulse for 20 milliseconds. But then he made only pars, and on the 18th, forced to make a birdie as DeChambeau did to force Chauvel, his putt was jammed and he ended up with a bogey.

On the other hand, Zander was a great competitor. His father, a former decathlete who was taken away from the Olympics because of drunk hit-and-run, was proud of his determination. He made seven birdies on the final day, with the only slip of the 10th hole (par 5) I made a bogey. But his response to this mistake was great with two consecutive birdies. That’s what sport is all about. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, if you manage to get up.

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