Robert Karlsson breaks into world top 10
Robert Karlsson shot a final round of 65 and then defeated fellow World Top 50 players Ross Fisher and Martin Kaymer in a three-way play-off to take the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. Fisher had also shot 65 and the pair were joined by Kaymer at the 10-under-par total as the German player closed with a 68. Karlsson moves to the Top of the European Tour Order of Merit and also into the world top 10 for the first time with a ten spot jump to 8th. Fisher moves to 38th and Kaymer to 34th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
PGA Tour Rookie Dustin Johnson won the Turning Stone Resort Championship with a final round of 3-under-par 69 to edge out veteran Australian Robert Allenby by one shot. Johnson sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Verona, near New York, to pick up his maiden tour win and to jump 202 places in the Official World Golf Ranking to 155th.
This week's other winners were Toshinori Muto at the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic on the Japan Golf Tour, Bae Sang-moon at the Kolon-Hana Bank 51st Korea Open on the Asian Tour and Richard Ramsay at the AGF-Allianz Open de Toulouse on the Challenge Tour.
October 6, 2008