World Rankings Week 14: Masters win takes Reed to World No.11
PGA Tour - The Masters
Patrick Reed held off a charging Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth to win the Masters Tournament after a dramatic final day at Augusta National and move up to World No.11.
Asian Development Tour - PGM Johor Championship
Singapore’s Johnson Poh broke through on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) in sensational style when he romped to a four-shot victory at the PGM Johor Championship on Saturday.
The 26-year-old dominated the event after shooting a sensational seven-under-par 65 to defeat Sweden’s Malcolm Kokocinski, who settled for second following a 67 at the RM225,000 (approximately US$58,000) event held at Palm Resort Golf and Country Club.
Ben Leong posted a 70 to finish as the best Malaysian in third place while Singapore’s Mardan Mamat rolled back the years with a superb 65 to end his campaign in fourth alongside Australia’s Kieran Pratt (67), Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong (67) and Malaysia’s Arie Irawan (70).
Poh, who is coached by his father, was delighted to clinch his first ADT title in emphatic fashion after shooting his lowest four-day total of 21-under-par 267.
He started off solidly after mixing his card with six birdies against two bogeys through 15 holes but produced a grandstand finish with three straight birdies to claim a comfortable victory.
“Feels awesome to finally win on the ADT and my lowest four-round-total in any tournament that I’ve played. I think the biggest thing for me this week was that I stuck to the game plan and stayed calm on every shot.
“My caddy told me on the last hole, victory is here, and I had to remind him that we still have one more hole to go and we need to finish the last putt before we can celebrate,” said Poh, who won silver medals in the individual and team events in the 2009 and 2015 South East Asian Games
The young Singaporean hopes this victory will help him finish inside the top-five on the final 2018 ADT Order of Merit which comes with a 2019 Asian Tour card.
ProGolf Tour – Open Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia
At the last event of the Pro Golf Tour Morcco-Swing 2018 the German Max Kramer got himself the victory with 8 under par. By playing a 68 on the final day Kramer won with a two-strokes advantage towards Dutchman Max Albertus and Christopher Maclean from Scotland (each -6).