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The Open Championship - Final Summary
Updated 11 months ago

We all wanted something exciting.

A big name to go on a birdie run and make things interesting or, dare we say it, Harman to drop a few shots and come back to the field.

But Brian Harman was not interested in exciting.

He simply went about his business on Saturday and Sunday in an almost metronome like way. When he did drop a shot on the final day, he immediately bounced back with a birdie or two. He never looked like he was in trouble or overawed by the occasion and whether you like him or not you have to admire the way he went about his business, because let's not forget, the chasing pack had some star quality to it. Mcilroy, Rahm, Fleetwood, Day, Grillo, Young.

All looked like they might make a charge at some stage but then got derailed by a bogey.All the while, Harman just went about his business. Unfazed and almost oblivious to what was happening around him. He is a deserved winner of the Claret Jug and deserves a huge congratulations on the biggest win of his career.

Especially the fashion in how he achieved it - he could've made a 10 on the last and still won it!

Our winner was Tertius Venter on 25 under with picks of Harman, Tom Kim, Ben An and Mcilroy and, like Harman, a huge winning margin of 4 shots. For topping the Global pool Tertius wins a Titleist driver courtesy of The Courier Guy. Well done!

Tertius also had the foresight to enter the Fairways to Africa and St Francis Links pools which see him claim a Garden Route golf tour to remember with Fairways to Africa treating him and one other to 2 nights and 2 rounds at Fancourt and the St Francis Links giving him a free round and night's accommodation for himself and 3 friends.

Going to be tough deciding on the two that don't make the cut for Fancourt! Everyone else was competing for second (and the incredible Cleveland hamper which includes a new wedge, bag and cap).

The Cleveland honour was split three ways between Arnold Mitrovich (Noren, Hovland, Harman and Mcilroy), Dino Barella and Chris Williamson (both picks of Fleetwood, Reed, Harman and Mcilroy). All three had picks that combined for 100 ranking points which means we will go into the lucky draw to see how we split the three prizes from Cleveland.

Our other winners for the week included

  • Asif Cassim with picks of Harman, Mcilroy, Hatton and the missed cut of Molinari who combined for a total of +1 which was good enough to see him home to the Average Joes win and a R2,000 Breazies voucher that goes with it
  • We also had two tiebreakers from the US Open. The first, the same Cleveland hamper prize, went to Joobie Craig and the second, a night and round at St Francis Links went to Kelly Smuts

Well done to all our winners for the week, especially Tertius who picked up an unreal tally of prizes. And if you weren't in the prizes due to your picks, then why not ensure you go into a draw for a R2,000 House of Golf voucher and get a free sleeve of golf balls. To take advantage of this offer all you need to do is spend R1,000 at the House of Golf store. Have a look at the incredible deals they have on offer here

Thanks again for getting involved and look forward to seeing you again in the next few weeks as we get into the FedEx cup.

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