Pros advice

Jamie Donaldson wins Thailand Golf Championship

Powered by National Club Golfer


Jamie Donaldson claimed his first win of 2015 and with it booked his place at next year’s Open Championship and the Masters.

The Welshman won by three shots with a closing 65 after starting with a hat-trick of birdies.

And he finished the tournament in style when he knocked in a 35-foot birdie putt at the island 17th, his fourth two of the week there.

The win gets him back inside the world’s top 50, good enough for a return to Augusta, and gave him one of the four spots available for Royal Troon.

Lee Westwood tied with overnight leader Clement Sordet of France to also climb back inside the top 50, just in time for the Masters invite, and he, the Frenchman and 16-year-old Thai player Phachara Khongwatmai, who came through Monday qualifying. will all be at Troon.

It will be Westwood’s 22nd straight appearance at the Open. He shot a bogey-free 67.

“It was important to come here and try and play well and contend and I did that and ended up winning,” Donaldson said.

“That’s what I came here to do. It’s awesome when it all comes off your way.

“Importantly this has enabled me to get into the Open. I needed to win to get into the top 50 so there was a lot to play for and hopefully it all comes to fruition next year.”



Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Rose reclaims #1 ranking after Turkish Open win

    Justin Rose soared back to the top of the world rankings after edging out Haotong Li in a thrilling finish at the Turkish Airlines Open.
    Read more

  • AG News: Schauffele and Champ claim landmark victories

    Xander Schauffele won the WGC-HSBC Champions cementing his place as one America’s brightest golfing talents. But it was matched in significance by Cameron Champ's maiden PGA Tour victory
    Read more

  • AG News: Was golf harder in the 80s?

    “I’m 25 years older and I'm hitting it 25 yards further.” We spoke to four stars of the European Tour in the 1980s to hear what it was like to play with persimmon woods and the difference between equipment now and then
    Read more

More news
 View More Button
Latest Videos
  • Video: Leupold's Golf Rangefinders

    Leupold's 2017 golf rangefinders redefine accuracy on the links. Designed specifically for the golf market, Leupold's GX series is the best on the market. Whether you're a professional or an amateur, every detail and function is designed to improve your game.
    Read more

  • Video: Callaway Golf XR Speed Driver

    The XR Speed Driver delivers exceptional ball speed and incredible forgiveness from the combination of our new X VFT Face, refined Speed Step aerodynamics and the inclusion of a carbon composite crown. FAST JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT FASTER.
    Read more

  • Video: American Golf pro Matt Nicole goes for a World Record

    Watch as Matt Nicole tries to make a new world record....
    Read more

More news
View More Button