Sport Catlin rallies at Irish Open for 2nd win on European Tour

23:15  27 september  2020
23:15  27 september  2020 Source:   ap.org

Republicans relish Trump's rallies. Democrats see them as making their point.

  Republicans relish Trump's rallies. Democrats see them as making their point. The decision to hold a political rally has become one of the sharpest differences between the candidates in an election year defined by a global pandemic. © Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally on September 10, 2020, in Freeland, Michigan. President Donald Trump is willing to flout coronavirus warnings by holding raucous, and sometimes indoor, political events, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn't headlined a sizable gathering in months.

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (AP) John Catlin birdied three of his last four holes Sunday to close with a 6-under 64 and storm from behind for a two-shot victory in the Irish Open, his second in three weeks on the European Tour.

Catlin, a 29-year-old American who until this year had only won on the Asian Tour, will move into the top 100 in the world for the first time in his career.

Aaron Rai never got anything going in favorable conditions at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. A birdie on the 17th hole pulled him within one shot of Catlin, and a birdie on the par-5 closing hole would have forced a playoff. Instead, Rai made bogey and closed with a 70.

Tour de France 2020 schedule: Start time, dates, live stream, route, how to watch, TV coverage, highlights

  Tour de France 2020 schedule: Start time, dates, live stream, route, how to watch, TV coverage, highlights The 2020 Tour de France begins on Saturday, August 29 through September 20. The three-week long cycling event was originally scheduled to take place from June 27 to July 19 but was postponed because of the pandemic. This year marks the 107th edition of the event and the first time since the end of World War II that the race is not taking place in July.  The 2020 Tour also features 12 new sites and stage cities indicated with an asterisk in the list for the 2020 Tour de France schedule below.

Catlin finished on 10-under 270.

Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand fell back with a double bogey on the par-3 14th hole. He finished with a 69 and tied for third with Maverick Antcliff (70), three shots behind Catlin.

Catlin won earlier this month at Valderrama. He tied for eighth the following week at the Portugal Masters. With two victories, he joins Sam Horsfield and Rasmus Hojgaard as two-time winners on the European Tour this season. Catlin, who played college golf at New Mexico, moves to No. 14 in the Race to Dubai.

He is the first American to win the Irish Open since Hubert Green in 1977.

He also becomes just the third American to win this event and the first for 43 years after victories for Major Champions Ben Crenshaw and Green in 1976 and 1977.

Stars who are middle children

  Stars who are middle children Have a look at these famous stars who happen to be middle children.

The tournament previously was scheduled for the last week in May at Mt. Juliet in Ireland until the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf in March. The Irish Open was moved to Northern Ireland and now leads a second stretch of golf in the U.K. The Scottish Open is next week, followed by two more events in England and Scotland.


More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Video: Bryson Dechambeau talks about winning the U.S. Open (SMG)

Spain’s Supreme Court Ousts Catalonia’s Separatist President .
Spain’s Supreme Court has barred Catalonia’s regional president from office for 18 months, adding a further dose of instability to a country immersed in its worst economic crisis in living memory. © Getty Images Joaquim Torra leaves a Supreme Court session in Madrid on Sept. 17. Joaquim Torra was found guilty of disobeying a court order to remove pro-independence symbols from Catalan public buildings in a “repeated, stubborn and obstinate” manner, according to the ruling released Monday.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!