Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.


The Open Championship

Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern Ireland

Purse: $10,750,000 ($1,935,000 to the winner)


             Player Result Earnings FedExCup


Jason Day CUT (+2) 37 In his ninth start at The Open Championship, missed the cut for the first time with rounds of 70-74. A T5 at this year’s Masters and a T9 at the 2017 PGA Championship were his only top-10s at majors since the end of 2016.
Marc Leishman CUT (+9) 15 Missed the cut for the third time in his ninth appearance at The Open Championship. Carded his career-high score at this event, opening with a 78 in the first round.
Jake McLeod CUT (+5) Failed to advance to the weekend in his major championship debut. Qualified with a third-place showing at the 2018 Emirates Australian Open.
Dimitrios Papadatos CUT (+13) Claimed one of three Open Championship spots at the 2018 Emirates Australian Open with a runner-up finish. Made his Open Championship debut at Royal Portrush.
Cameron Smith T20 (-1) $91,350 85 Entered the week having missed four of his previous seven cuts on TOUR. Was the lone Australian in the field to make the cut. Second-round, 5-under 66 left him two strokes behind 36-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Shane Lowry.


Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Kentucky

Purse: $3,500,000 ($630,000 to the winner)



             Player Result Earnings FedExCup


Steve Allan CUT (+1) Failed to advance to the weekend with rounds of 73-72. His only other start this season was at the John Deere Classic, where he also missed the cut.
Robert Allenby CUT (+6) 249 Missed the cut for the third consecutive time this season. Carded his highest opening round of 2019 after opening with a 4-over 76 in Nicholasville.
Stuart Appleby DNP  
Aaron Baddeley DNP 104
Greg Chalmers DNP
Cameron Davis T11 (-19) $77,000 161 Recorded his career-best finish on TOUR, finishing inside the top 15 for just the second time (T15/2016 OHL Classic). Carded his 11th consecutive round under par, dating back to the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Matt Jones T4 (-22) $154,000 106 Snapped a three consecutive missed cut streak on TOUR and earned his best finish of the season in his 25th start. His final-round 63 was one stroke shy of tying his career-best of 62 at the 2013 Wyndham Championship.
Curtis Luck DNP 165
Geoff Ogilvy DNP
Rod Pampling T53 (-10) $7,882 214 Has never missed the cut in 12 appearances at the Barracuda Championship. Owns three top-10 showings at the event (T3/2003, 8th/2009, 5th/2014)
Adam Scott DNP 19
John Senden CUT (+5) 227 Missed the cut for the second time in his fourth start at the Barracuda Championship. In 15 starts this season, has yet to finish inside the top 50 on TOUR.


Korn Ferry Tour

Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Chevrolet

The Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Nebraska

Purse: $600,000 ($108,000 to the winner)


             Player Result Earnings Regular Season


Jamie Arnold T4 (-11) $22,620 33 Recorded his best finish of the season and his fourth top-10 of 2019.
Brett Coletta T4 (-11) $22,620 22 After missing six consecutive cuts from late-May to June, finished runner-up and T4 in his last two starts on Tour. Jumped 43 spots in the Regular Season standings with the two recent top-five finishes.
Brett Drewitt T18 (-6) $8,100 93 Recorded his fourth top-25 of the season. Improved from a missed cut in 2018 in his second start at the Pinnacle Bank Championship.
Harrison Endycott DNP
Rhein Gibson T27 (-4) $4,520 7 Earned his best finish at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, finishing inside the top 30 for the first time in three starts.
Cameron Percy DNP
Travis Smyth DNP



 MacKenzie Tour


HFX Pro-Am presented by Steele Jaguar

Oakfield Golf and Country Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Purse: CAN $200,000 ($36,000 to the winner)


             Player Result Earnings Order of Merit


Ryan Ruffels DNP
Ruben Sondjaja T66 (-3) CAN $535 118 In his seventh start of the season, carded his lowest opening round of the year with a 5-under 67.


PGA Tour China

Guangzhou Open

Nansha Golf Club, Guangzhou, China

Purse: ¥1,600,000 (¥288,000 to the winner)

*Tournament was reduced to 36 holes due to inclement weather*


             Player Result Earnings Order of Merit


Charlie Dann T56 (+2) ¥4,920 48  
James Grierson CUT (+5) 146  
Corey Hale WD 86  
Bryden Macpherson T26 (-1) ¥11,120 53  
James Marchesani T26 (-1) ¥11,120 33 After opening the week with a 2-over 71, bounced back with a 3-under 66 to climb 23 spots to a T26 finish.
Max McCardle T56 (+2) ¥4,920 49 Made his fifth consecutive cut. In seven starts this season, sole missed cut came at the Sanya Championship.
Tim Stewart T26 (-1) ¥11,120 58  
Aaron Wilkin T3 (-6) ¥68,400 50 Earned his career-best finish on PGA TOUR Series-China and his first top-10 of the season. Entered the week having finished no better than T50 in seven starts.
Dale Williamson CUT (+6)
Christopher Wood CUT (+5) 32
Kevin Yuan T21 (-2) ¥17,984 40 Notched his second top-25 finish of the season, following a fifth place showing at the Beijing Championship.


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