European Tour: Hero Open, results. Sam Horsfield wins his first title

For Sam Horsfield, the weekend of the Hero Open tournament turned out quite well, although the Englishman lost a solid advantage during the third round. Sam started the final day with a minimal lead from his pursuers, but habitually got a few cons on the first nine, where Horsfield made sixteen birdies and an eagle in a week. With the second nine, Sam did not have such a warm relationship, and in the end he had to catch up with the Belgian Thomas Detry (Thomas Detry), who performed powerfully in the final round.

Horsfield managed to get another negative, but Detry allowed bogey, which cost him the title. Sam won his first European Tour trophy and topped the UK Swing Order of Merit, in which the best members of the British tour will receive ten invitations to the major U.S. Open. So it is likely that Horsfield will soon have to return to the US, where he trained for the previous three months.

For the second week in a row, Rasmus Hojgaard fought for the title, but on the final nine, the 19-year-old Dane made several mistakes and finished only in sixth place. Last year, Rasmus, who has already won the top European division, finished on the 192-th line of the Rating, but now is rapidly approaching the top hundred, but his twin brother Nikolai, who also played this week, can not yet boast of such progress.

Ernie ELS: do a knee-high RAF and don’t touch the gear

As soon as the pandemic faded into the background, one of the most important topics in the world of Golf again became the problem of constantly increasing the range of strokes among the pros, largely due to the development of technology in the production of equipment. Officials and legendary golfers constantly speak out about this and offer their own solutions to the situation. Ernie ELS did not stay away and shared his vision of this problem.

“Our game is in perfect order,” Ernie wrote on his Twtteer page. ” There is no point in hindering the development of equipment and increasing the distance. We need to focus on precision strikes. You don’t need to make the fields longer. Make the RAF knee-high and the fairways fast and firm, which will be equally difficult for all players.”

Recall that ELS twice won the major of the U.S. Open, the organizers of which made the most difficult RAF their business card, so the veteran is clearly confident in his ability to find fairways. It is worth noting that such a drastic decision can even hurt golfers, who usually focus on the accuracy of their drives. As practice shows, even the most accurate pros from time to time are in the RAF, but it is the “truckers” who have a much higher chance of getting out of the high grass with minimal losses. Notable here is the fact that Ernie in his 50 years adheres to more progressive views and does not offer to fight the development of technology, as many of his age-old colleagues do.