Brooks Koepka gave Justin Rose his best shot on Sunday at Colonial, posting a seven-under 63 in the swelter Texas sun. And it still wasn’t nearly enough. Nothing was stopping the Englishman at the Fort Worth Invitational, as he shot rounds of 66-64-66-64 to finish three strokes clear of Koepka and making him the fifth multiple-winner on the PGA Tour this season.
“I’m delighted with the way I played this week,” Rose said. “Obviously the way I hit the ball this week I can be proud of the way—I’m a little bit speechless to be honest with you. Fooch [Rose’s caddie Mark Fulcher] and I had a great week out there. What a hard week, Fooch just kept me hydrated, fed, watered. Some of the challenge this week was just getting around this golf course.
“I haven’t played this venue in awhile, [so] to win on a golf course like Colonial, I couldn’t be more proud. It’s such a special golf course, I’ve loved playing here this week.”
Rose, who hadn’t made an appearance at Colonial since 2010, will be back for good now, and may have a few more wins in Fort Worth in his future if he plays as well as he did this week. He ranked first in the field in greens in regulation, strokes gained/total, strokes gained/tee-to-green and strokes gained approach-the-green. The impressive performance earned him his ninth career victory on tour, and it indicates he could be peaking at just the right time as he looks to win a second U.S. Open in a few weeks at Shinnecock Hills.
“I’d love to be more comfortable on the greens, wouldn’t we all,” Rose said. “But I feel like I’ve still got upside. When I look at my game I still feel like, this week was a big step in the right direction. Taking the range game to the golf course, there’s always a bit of a lag effect. You see your progress on the range long before you see it on the golf course, and this week it came for me, but there’s still more work to be done.”
Koepka, who will be defending his U.S. Open title at Shinnecock, looks to be rounding into form as well despite just returning from a wrist injury. He’s steadily improved in all three of his last starts, tying for 42nd at the Wells Fargo, tying for 11th at the Players thanks to another final-round 63 and now this week’s solo second.
“Feel like I’m playing really well,” Koepka said. “You know, for some reason over the past two years I feel like we probably had more second-place finishes than anybody. That’s kind of disappointing. At the same time, I’m playing well. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks.”
Emiliano Grillo shot a six-under 64 to finish in solo third, giving him his best finish this season. Kevin Na came in one stroke behind in solo fourth, tying the course record with a nine-under 61.
Source: Golf Digest
A Course Steeped in History…
During Volvik Week, we are celebrating LFGC’s tradition of supporting women’s professional golf. Lake Forest Golf Club was the host of the Futures Golf Tour, the developmental tour of the LPGA, from the years 2001-2005.
What do these players have in common…
Lorena Ochoa – Top Player on LPGA Tourn, 2007 to 2010 LPGA Won first professional tournament at Lake Forest in 2002
Christina Kim – 2018 Volvik Player
Candy Kung – 2018 Volvik Player
Morgan Pressel – 2018 Volvik Player
Julieta Granada – 2018 Volvik Player
They all played at Lake Forest Golf Club!
Have you played at LFGC? Share in our rich tradition!
During Volvik Week, play at Lake Forest Golf Club and mention “Futures Tour” to receive $5 off your 18 Hole Round with Cart.
Questions? Give us a call (734) 994-8580!
Get a FREE lesson from the pro every Friday until June 1!
Join Doug White, PGA Professional this week at 5:30 pm for another great lesson! Call the Pro Shop to register, 734-994-8580, ext.1.
Couples Fun Night
5:30 PM Mixer | Shotgun 6:00 PM
Best Ball Scramble! Grab your friend, partner or spouse for an evening of fun that includes non-competitive golf!
$50 registration per couple includes 9 holes of golf with cart and 2 drink tickets. The course will have the Big Cups on every green.
Contests will include:
Hole #2 – Mystery Tee Hole. Let your fortune determine which tee box to hit from.
Hole #5 – Score a Drink Hole – Lake Forest will buy a drink for the foursome with the lowest combined score.
Hole #9 – Big Cup Big Putt Hole – Sink the longest putt and win a prize!
Here is the registration link for the Couple Fun Night: https://lakeforest.golfems2.com/event/2018-couples-nights-lake-forest
Due to the weather, the range is closed today and we are open for walking only. Thank you for your understanding!
Senior* Range Discounts!
Now offering $2 OFF on any range bucket! All day until 2 PM on Monday – Thursday
* Senior rates apply to golfers 60+ yrs
Mother’s Day Special
To celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13th… Mom plays for FREE with another golfer. So sons, daughters, even husbands – treat Mom to a day on the course!
You can’t beat a good night of golf, beer, and live music! Even if you’re not a golfer, come hang out out on the deck and enjoy!
- Begins at 5:30 PM
- Free Lesson from the Pro! See Golf Pro and Sign Up Information below!
- Free Beer Tasting from Wolverine State Brewing Co.
- Live Music from the Motor City Beat Trio!
- We’ll be enjoying the evening rain or shine!
The Big Cup Scramble is full! Thanks to those who signed up for tomorrow. For those who missed it, check out some of the other events that we have going on for our Kick-Off Celebration Week!
Monday, April 30th
- $25 per senior (60+)
- Includes Cart
- Free Hot Dog with your round!
Tuesday, May 1st
- Twosome of Ladies $70
- Twosome of Ladies (Seniors) $50
- Both golfers enjoy a glass of wine after your round on us!
Wednesday, May 2nd
Lunch & Range Special
- Medium Bucket
- Deli Sandwhich + Drink (soda or domestic draft)
- Only $15
Thursday, May 3rd
ALL DAY Happy Hour
- Enjoy Happy Hour Prices all Day at Ogie’s Bar and Grill
Friday, May 4
Free Lesson Friday & Craft Beer Tasting
- Come out for a free lesson from Doug White, PGA Professional, starting at 5:30 PM. Call the pro shop to register – (734) 994-8580.