Golf + Motor Racing
Double first for golf’s new champions
American Jimmy Walker won his first major with a one-shot victory at Baltusrol.
The 37-year-old closed with a three-under-par 67 to hold off Australia’s world number one and defending champion Jason Day by one shot and win on 14 under. Day eagled on the final hole and Walker had to par the hole to lift the trophy.
Walker, ranked 48th in the world, described it as an “incredible finish”.
England’s Justin Rose (68) and Scotland’s Russell Knox (69) both finished on four under for the championship.
Final leader board leading positions:
-14 J Walker (US); -13 J Day (Aus); -10 D Summerhays (US); -9 B Grace (SA), H Matsuyama (Jpn), B Koepka (US)
At Woburn, Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn won the Women’s British Open to lift her country’s first ever major.
She finished with a final round level-par score of 72, to see her finish three points clear of her playing partner Mirim Lee of Korea, and Mo Martin of the US.
“It is very important for me. My goal was to winner a major and I, and I hope it inspires other players,” she said.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, who heads to Rio next week, finished seven behind the winner.
Formula One – German Grand Prix: British driver Lewis Hamilton moved into a 19-point lead in the championship over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with a domineering display at Hockenheim.
Rosberg finished fourth behind Daniel Ricciardo in second and Max Verstappen and was penalised for forcing Verstappen off the track.
It has been remarkable run for the Briton who was 43 points behind Rosberg after five races and is now within six points of the the title. This was his fourth consecutive victory.