Knox wins playoff for Irish Open title

Share
Knox wins playoff for Irish Open title

Fox has lost a playoff to Scotland's Russell Knox at the Irish Open, missing an eight-foot putt to win the title and then having to watch on as Knox sunk two miraculous putts - the first to force a playoff, and the second to win it.

And when the players returned to the 18th for a sudden-death play-off the situation was remarkably repeated, Knox holing from an nearly identical place for birdie before Fox saw his attempt catch the edge of the hole and spin out.

It was then left to Knox and he delivered in the final holes to set the mark at -14, which was equalled by Ryan Fox, but in the play-off the Scot proved himself with that repeat 40 foot putt.

Campillo finished the first nine on -6 - with Van Rooyen bogeying on 11th to leave the lead at two strokes.

"The putts have been going in these last couple of weeks and I just had a great feeling on the greens and I wasn't really aiming but just reacting to the line of the putt", said Knox.

Fox passed him out with a birdie on 17 to go onto the final hole on -14.

McIlroy will spend several days in London at the start of this week before stepping up his preparation for Carnoustie, where he made his Open debut as an 18-year-old and won the silver medal for leading amateur. "Fortunately I've done it before, so I knew I could do it".

Englishman Andy Sullivan and South African Zander Lombard finished joint sixth to claim Open places.

Van Rooyen had birdied the fourth to move to 15 under but his three bogeys in four holes from the sixth gave hope to the chasing pack.

"It's always nice to play links golf in the run up to an Open and I love the challenge of it".

McIlroy struggled with his putting during the first two rounds but was pleased to see his fortunes improve of the greens on his way to a tied-28th finish.

Fox played some brilliant golf over the 72 holes at Ballyliffin after taking the outright lead in day one and being in the mix all week. Kraft, Snedeker, Kokrak and Austin Cook earned spots in The Open at Carnoustie.

"But right now, I'm going to enjoy this victory and this tournament". I feel like I nearly over-prepared for Shinnecock.

"He also sent me a couple of videos of my body language after all the missed putts this week", laughed the four-time major victor.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Trump administration cuts grants that help consumers get ACA coverage
China's Commerce Ministry called the new wave of USA tariffs "totally unacceptable" and vowed to protect its core interests. The Aussie, considered a liquid proxy for China-related trades, fell 0.5 percent against the dollar to US$0.7418.

Kylie Jenner Covers Forbes Magazine Women Billionaires Issue
It's hard to conceptualize Jenner's exponential wealth, but Forbes highlights its direct connection to her social media success.

Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 Plus with five cameras
South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on its 10th generation Galaxy S smartphones - S10 and S10 Plus. These renders also showcase what's likely a first-party keyboard cover from Samsung and a stylus.

'It's terrible': Stunned Federer feeling low after Wimbledon shock
After an imperious Federer blew him away in the opening set, Anderson made things tricky for the Swiss legend in the second. After a marathon final set, a double fault on Federer in the 23rd game was ultimately what did in the No. 1 player.

Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo
Earlier this month, a woman on vacation in Dugong Bay, Australia, experienced a similar ordeal with a tawny nurse shark. Zarutskie got stitches and antibiotics for the bite, and doctors believe she still has pieces of shark teeth in her arm.

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight
I felt something unusual in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off. France , who play Belgium in the first semi-final on Tuesday, are [3.05] favourites to win the World Cup.

Rudy Gobert reacts to France reaching the FIFA World Cup finals
Andy White, the head of PE at the Radcliffe School, used to teach Alli and says he always knew he was a special talent. FIFA boss Gianni Infantino had invited the boys' Wild Boars football team to Sunday's World Cup final last week.

Roger Federer takes on Kevin Anderson, Novak Djokovic up against Kei Nishikori
Djokovic overcame a series of rows with the chair umpire to record a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 victory over Japan's former US Open finalist. South Africa's Kevin Anderson has beaten defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in five gruelling sets.

Canada, U.S. express concern at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over Russian pipeline into Germany
Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions . "So, I think that's inappropriate also".

British PM on the rocks as foreign, Brexit ministers quit
May's supporters are now reported to be anxious that more ministers could go and a no-confidence vote could be triggered. The Sun , Britain's top-selling newspaper, which has long argued for Brexit, said May had made "blunder after blunder".

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.