- Mexican have a solid start in the Evian Championship
Starting in 2013, the Evian Championship is regarded as the fifth Major of the season, after the change of field headquarters at the Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-Les-Bains, France. Throughout the week, the best golfers of the LPGA and the LET (European tour) are measured in one of the best scenarios for a place in the fourth Major of the year. As in previous major tournaments, this time there is also Mexican participation with Gaby López and María Fassi, who has earned a place within the female golf elite.
After the first day of the game, Pachuca’s best Mexican is María Fassi, who plays just his third Major since becoming a professional golfer and who recorded a score of one down, 70 hits, with five birdies and four bogeys. With this result, the University of Arkansas Athlete of the year is tied in 26th place just two singles from the top 15.
- Lowry wins the British Open
The Last Round of the British Open took place under the typical climatic conditions of the region, with the wind, cold and at times rain. The day was painted to be one of a lot of drama, and the forecast did not fail, as from the first departures the wind began to be factor presenting a strong challenge for the players who were already in competition and to whom it charged the errors dearly.
The leader, Shane Lowry, appeared to have begun to be affected by the nerves of the first hole starting the round with a bogey on the first flag, thus trimming the lead to four strokes over the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood. At that time, it seemed that the last Major of the year would have a dramatic outcome. However, Lowry demonstrated once again a game of virtually impeccable golf on a complicated day where most players were severely affected. In the following holes, the Irishman responded with two birdies in a row taking advantage of Fleetwood’s mistake to extend the difference to seven strokes to become practically just a formality.
- Hopeful start at the British Open
Mexicans Isidro Benitez and Abraham Ancer participate in the last major of the season; after the first round they are located at site 113 and 54, respectively, with the possibility of passing the cut
Both golfers and experts regard the 148 Open Championship as one of the best in recent decades. The Royal Port Rush Golf Club, which saw players like Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell, and Rory McIlroy Grow, was shown in the best conditions to present a real challenge to the best golfers in the world. Besides, participants will not only have to face the difficulties that the “links” field presents but throughout the week they will have to fight against the weather, which forecasts rain and wind.
The British Open, fourth and last Major of the year, counts as in the rest of the major tournaments with Mexican representation. On this occasion, it was the turn of Isidro Benitez and Abraham Ancer, for having won the Argentine Open and the Australian Open, respectively. After the first round of the game, Mexicans are in a good position with the possibility of passing the cut and continuing the activity over the weekend. Once presented a very solid round by staying very constant throughout the day by scoring two bogeys, a birdie and the rest pairs for a total of 72 hits (par 71), one above par, and placing himself so far tied at 54th place along with the current number two in the world, Dustin Johnson.