How do you follow one of the most exciting majors in recent time - back to business as usual for Champions of Golf professionals as they once again look set to ply their trades around Europe this week!
We start the preview with Scott Arnold. Having successfully qualified for his first major, the 2015 Open at St Andrews, winning the qualification event at Hillside Golf Club, Scott had a magnificent week. Despite the difficult weather, rounds of 71 and 73 saw Scott into the weekend thanks in no small part to a run of four birdies from the 12th hole in the second round that snuck him under the cut line. Playing early on the weekend, Scott got ther majority of the good weather and wtth a closing 66, one of the rounds of the day on Monday, Scott flew up to 40th on the overall leaderboard, a fantastic achievement in his first major event.
This week though Scott returns to Challenge Tour action as he heads to France for the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge at the Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil golf resort. Currently 79th on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit, Scott is looking for a strong run in for the rest of the season with his eyes set on a top 15 finish to secure his European Tour card for 2016.
Another player in action this week at the peak of his form is EuroPro professional Neil Fenwick. Coming into the Wealth Design Invitational at Hawkstone Park Golf Club this week, Neil has finished T6 and T4 in his last two starts. The top 5 people on the Order of Merit at the end of the 2015 season will gain their Challenge Tour cards and so a strong finish to the season is imperative.
Following the success of the Open last week, its the seniors turn and that means Gary Wolstenholme MBE is back in action. Returning to a course he has fond memories of, Sunningdale, host of this years British Senior Open presented by Rolex, Gary is another Champions of Golf professional looking for a strong week to bolster his Order of Merit ranking. With several course changes including new tee boxes, it is playing slightly different than usual however with four days practice prior to the start of the event on Thursday 23rd July, preparations have been good and will hopefully result in a good performance.
Good luck to all the CHampions of Golf professionals in action this week and once again many congratulations to Scott for his performance in the Open!