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Patrick Fishburn was built for this. If there was a laboratory somewhere out there designing the ideal pro golfer, its scientists would probably begin with him. At a towering 6-foot-4 and svelte 225 pounds, complete with a mighty swing and strong mental makeup, the 26-year-old is the perfect embodiment of a player destined to succeed…

Read the full article on the PGA Tour website here.

Hambric Sports is delighted to announce the signing of American golfer, Sebastian Crampton. 

Crampton recently finished his collegiate career at the University of California-Berkeley, where he racked up an impressive two wins, nine top-5’s and sixteen top-10 finishes, along with a 71.93 career scoring average. He also shares Cal’s 54-hole tournament scoring record with a blistering 196.

“I am so happy to be joining the Hambric Sports family. With their storied history of nurturing and representing the game’s best, it was a no-brainer for me to choose Hambric Sports to help me pursue my lifelong dream of playing professional golf. I am very excited to start this chapter of my career with Rocky and Walker by my side” said Sebastian. 

Sebastian will begin his career on PGA Tour-Canada after finishing tied for seventh in PGA Tour-Canada Q-School, which guarantees him starts in the first six events of the 2019 season. 

Sebastian will be managed by Walker Huddy. Rocky Hambric, CEO of Hambric Sports said “All of us at Hambric Sports are pleased to welcome Sebastian Crampton to our golf family. Seb had a sterling golf career at Cal and has the ability and drive to succeed as a professional as well. We look forward to supporting him as he continues to develop his prodigious talent”.

Crampton will be signing with Titleist and Footjoy to include a full line of equipment, headwear, and clothing. 

With offices in Dallas, Los Angeles & Dublin. Hambric Sports specializes in the management of professional golfers and markets its clients on a global basis. This includes seeking and negotiating income-producing opportunities, within the golf industry and corporate world. In addition to Sebastian, the list of clients includes Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Thorbjørn Olesen, Beau Hossler, Alexander Bjork and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. 

Hambric Sports is proud to announce the signing of Costa Rican golfer, Luis Gagne, following on from his decision to turn professional this week ahead of the US Open Championship at Pebble Beach. 

Gagne signed off from his amateur career having helped Team International to victory at the Arnold Palmer Cup last weekend, where he went 2-1-1 in his four matches.

“I’m proud to be joining Hambric Sport and from my first meeting I was impressed by their level of professionalism and dedication to their clients”, said Luis. “I know I’m joining a management group who have a high level of success both historically and currently. I’m excited by the future and look forward to working with both Rocky and Duncan as I start my professional career”.

2018/ 2019 has been a successful season for Luis, having finished as low amateur at the 2018 US Open Championship and being chosen to represent Costa Rica at the Eisenhower Trophy and Team International at the Arnold Palmer Cup. 

While representing Louisiana State University in 2019, Luis finished as runner up at the Latin American Am, runner up at the Abierto Sudamerican Am, had five top ten finishes in ten collegiate events and has set the LSU college scoring average record for one season of 70.34.

Other highlights for Gagne over the last number of years include being nominated for the Ben Hogan Award in 2019, claiming victory at the David Toms Intercollegiate Championship in 2017, finished third at the 2018 Prestige at PGA WEST and finished tied third at the 2018 SEC Championship.

Luis will be managed by Duncan Maxim. Rocky Hambric, CEO of Hambric Sports said “We are thrilled that Luis decided to join Hambric Sports. He’s someone we’ve looked at over his collegiate career and it soon become apparent he has the game and attitude to succeed at the highest level. Finishing as low amateur at the 2018 US Open, along with two consecutive Palmer Cup appearances shows the high level Luis has achieved. We look forward to guiding him throughout his career and watching him achieve the success we know he’s capable of.”

With offices in Dallas, Los Angeles & Dublin, Hambric Sports specializes in the management of professional golfers and markets its clients on a global basis. This includes seeking and negotiating income-producing opportunities within the golf industry and corporate world. In addition to Luis, the list of clients includes Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Thorbjørn Olesen, Beau Hossler, Alexander Björk and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño.

Scottie Scheffler made up a six-shot deficit to claim his first Web.com Tour title at the Evans Scholars Invitational yesterday. 

The Texan rookie defeated Marcelo Rozo on the second playoff hole, having posted a final round nine-under par (63) to force the playoff and drained a fifteen-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to capture his first professional win.

Scheffler started the day six shots back, but made three birdies in his opening five holes to cut the lead.

When he hit the back nine, Scottie recorded birdies at both the tenth and eleventh holes, a par at twelve and then went on to birdie thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and seventeen which catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard. 

Marcelo Rozo could not make birdie on either of his final two holes, meaning they were headed for a playoff. 

On the first playoff hole, both Scottie and Rozo missed their birdie attempts, so they went back to the eighteenth tee again. 

Rozo’s approach shot landed in the greenside rough, while Scottie put his second shot to fifteen feet. He rolled in this putt and with that picked up his maiden Web.com Tour victory.

“It feels great. It’s been a good season so far and it’s nice to get my first professional win out here,” Scheffler said. “To get the first professional win is awesome, and it kind of gets the monkey off my back. Hopefully, it’ll lead to some bigger things to come this year.”

With this win, Scheffler earns 500 Web.com Tour Points and moves into second in The 25. 

Well done Scottie, we are all so thrilled of you. Your recent performances showed that a win was just around the corner.

Turismo de Lisboa, whose main objectives are sustaining the tourism and development of Lisbon, has today announced their partnership with Pedro Figueiredo.

Figueiredo will sport the Lisboa Golf logo on the left side of his hat and the belly of his golf bag, as he competes around the world on the European Tour this season.

Pedro secured a European Tour card for the 2019 season thanks to his victory at the 2018 KPMG Trophy and a 3rd place finish at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge. This was as well as solid performances at both the Open de Portugal and the Euram Bank Open, where he finished tied 8th in both.

Currently ranked 171st on the 2019 Race to Dubai rankings, Pedro’s best result of the season has come at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, where he finished tied 23rd.

“I’m very excited to be wearing the Turismo de Lisboa/ Lisboa Golf logo this year on my apparel. Lisbon is where I was brought up and is a place that is very close to my heart”, said Figueiredo. “I look forward to promoting this beautiful part of Portugal and all that is has to offer, to those near and far”.

“Turismo De Lisboa/Lisboa Golf Coast is delighted to partner with the Number 1 Portuguese golfer in Lisbon. Pedro Figueiredo has been an incredible ambassador for Portuguese golf and we are delighted to partner with him as he continues on his professional journey”, said Brand Manager, Miguel Gonzaga. “We hope to showcase Lisbon Golf throughout the Golfing World and are confident that our partnership with Pedro will only help raise the profile of our beautiful region.”

About Turismo de Lisboa

Turismo de Lisboa is a nonprofit Private Association that works to promote Lisbon as a tourist destination for leisure, a venue for congresses and fairs and as also works as an information and support hub.

Having been tied at the top after the second round of The Masters, Brooks Koepka started the final round three shots behind the leader, Francesco Molinari.

Brooks caught up with the leaders on the back nine having mounted a charge, before Tiger Woods surpassed them all.

Having hit his tee-shot into Rae’s Creek on the par-3 12th, Koepka made one of the most impressive bounce-backs you’ll ever see with an eagle on the par-5 13th.

“Obviously was a little annoyed that I had just made double on 12 and kind of knew that I had to make something happen if I ever wanted to challenge Tiger or whoever was in the lead at that point”, he said. “So took an aggressive line off the tee, hit it down there, hit an 8‑iron in to about 20 feet and was able to sneak that in, which I thought was extremely big at the time.”

Koepka had a chance to put some pressure on Woods if he could birdie the final hole, but his putt from 11 feet rolled past the left edge of the hole and he finished his day having shot a 2-under par 70. This was his best Masters performance to date.

“That was probably the coolest back nine in a major championship I’ve ever been a part of, or just in golf in general,” said Koepka, who had never finished in the top 10 at the Masters.

Dustin Johnson quietly went about his business on Sunday and snuck up to finish tied 2nd also.

Starting the final round five shots off the lead and in a tie for seventh spot, DJ made three straight birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th which catapulted him into a tie for the lead on 12-under par.

A par on the last saw him shoot a 4 under par 68 and finish just one shot behind Tiger Woods on -13.

It’s his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at Augusta National, but his best to date.

Well done to both Brooks and Dustin on a fantastic tournament at Augusta National!

Villa d’Este, one of Italy’s finest 5 star hotels in Lake Como, has today announced their one-year attachment with Italian Professional, Lorenzo Scalise.

Golf at Villa d’Este is a truly unique experience, with their beautiful 18 hole golf course that was designed by Peter Gannon. It is considered as one of the most challenging and difficult Par 69 courses in Europe. 

Lorenzo Scalise is one of Italy’s up and coming stars and having turned professional in September 2018, he will compete on both the Alps Tour and Challenge Tour this year, as he looks to continue on the form that he showed as an amateur.  

Having competed at both the Red Sea Little Venice Open and the Ein Bay Open on the Alps Tour, Lorenzo turned in tied 17th and tied 23rd place finishes. 

“It is an honour to be associated with one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Italy. Since I was a kid, Villa d’Este has been an extremely welcoming club to me and my family”, said Scalise. “I am really happy to have now the opportunity to represent this club around the world and have the opportunity to give something back to the juniors there. That is for sure my number 1 goal for this attachment”.

Dustin Johnson picked up his 20th career PGA Tour Title at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday, when he shot a final round of 66 to win by five shots. 

Opening up with rounds of 64, 67 and 66, Dustin was four shots ahead going into the final day.

He got off to a tentative start with a bogey at the third, before making birdie on the par-five sixth. 

Back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th, followed by three birdies in a row beginning at the par-four 14th, sealed the deal for Dustin and was enough to hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and claim his sixth World Golf Championship.

“To get 20 wins out here is very difficult and to do it before I turn 35 is pretty incredible,” the 34-year-old Johnson said after holing the winning putt. 

“It means a lot. This is a big win for me and it gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the year.”

This is the second time in three years that Dustin has won this event and it is his second win in 2019, having claimed victory at the Saudi International earlier this month. 

He becomes the fifth player to win 20 times before age 35, joining a club that includes Tom Watson, Johnny Miller, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

Johnson’s 20th win also grants him Lifetime Membership of the PGA Tour, which he will receive in 2022, having then completed 15 active seasons. 

“I would have liked to have done it a little bit quicker, but I’m pleased with where I’m at, and to get 20 wins obviously is a lifetime exemption on the Tour, so that’s a very big accomplishment and I’m very proud of myself for doing it.”

Congratulations Dustin on claiming your 20th PGA Tour Title and here’s to a fantastic 2019 season ahead!

Englishman Jordan Smith, one of the rising young stars of European golf, has today been confirmed as a Callaway Staff Professional, using a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey product, including Chrome Soft Golf Ball.

 

Jordan (26), already a winner on the European Tour – he triumphed at the Porsche European Open in 2017 – did not take up the sport until he was 12, but went on to play in the 2014 Walker Cup, before turning pro in the same year.

 

His win at the Porsche European Open was also Jordan’s ticket to play in the US PGA Championships where he tied 9th, the highest placed European player. In 2018, he was also 3rd at The British Masters, and 43rd in the Race to Dubai rankings.

 

Peter Harrison, Callaway’s EMEA Director of Tour Relations, said: “Jordan is one of European golf’s rising stars and he has already demonstrated his tournament-winning pedigree by successfully competing at the highest level. We are excited to see what the next chapter of his career brings as part of our family, and have full access to our products and support teams.”

 

Jordan added: “Callaway is a huge brand in the world of golf and has a rich pedigree of successfully supporting the careers of young players on the European Tour. The 2019 product line is fantastic and I’m genuinely excited to see how my game develops this year and beyond.”

 

What’s in the bag – Jordan Smith
Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver 9°, Mitsubishi Chemical, Tensei 70-X
Fairways: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 13.5
Utility: Callaway, X Forged UT 18
Irons: Callaway Apex MB 3-PW
Wedges: Callaway MD4 52; Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 58
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Palm Beach
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Dustin Johnson fought off the challenge of Haotong Li, to win by two strokes on Sunday at the inaugural Saudi International.

 

After a thrilling final round battle with his playing partner Li, Johnson mixed five birdies with two bogeys to shoot a final round 67 and finish his week on 19 under par.

 

A birdie on the second for Dustin saw him lead by one, but it was neck and neck the whole way. 

 

After both Johnson and Li bogeyed the tenth, DJ went on to make back-to-back birdies at the 11th and 12th.

 

A chip in from Haotong Li on the fifteenth put the pressure back on Dustin, but a gutsy bogey from DJ on the short sixteenth hole had his lead at just the one shot.

 

He tapped in for birdie on seventeen to extend his lead to two shots and did the same thing on his final hole of the week to seal victory.

 

“It feels really good,” said Johnson. “Any time you can win a professional golf tournament, no matter where it is in the world, it’s a big win.

 

“I’ve got a lot of confidence in what I’m doing and I feel like I’m hitting a lot of really good golf shots. It’s a big win and it gives me a lot of confidence going into the rest of the year.”

 

Congratulations Dustin on yet another superb victory, solidifying yourself as a truly global player!