We start at the inaugural International Crown where Yani Tseng sank a twelve foot birdie putt to give bottom seeded Taiwan a stunning sweep over Lexi Thompson and Stacy Lewis. The US failed to pick up any points on the first day of the competition which features thirty-two players from eight countries. The US will face the inform Spaniards on the second day, who remain unbeaten in the competition.
To the Senior Open now and Bernhard Langer leads the field after shooting a six under par sixty five to take a two stroke lead over American Bob Tway. Langer who lost in the play-off final to American Mark Wiebe last year, says there were a lot of positives to take out of last year’s competition:
"Yes, last year I did badly at the end, I should have won it. I played really well for the whole four days and just made a mess on 18 and lost in the playoff, so it was kind of a sad ending to a very good week, but still I take away a lot of good stuff from there and this is another chance."
Also playing at Royal Porthcawl this week is Ian Woosnam who shot a seventy three to go two over par. Golfing World caught up with the former master’s champion at his coaching clinic to find out the impact that hosting the tournament will have on golf in Wales:
"Rugby is the main thing in Wales and golf is just starting to grow after having the Ryder Cup and the seniors open here it’s the growth is starting to get there where we’ve had to push it alittle bit with the PGA here and it’s good to get the kids out, giving them a chance to play golf and we’re looking to get the next Rory McIlroy, myself and hopefully we can find one of them”
Well that’s all for today, join us on Monday when we’ll be rounding up the weekends action. In the meantime don’t forget you can follow us on twitter @golfingworldtv and we’re on facebook and Instagram too.
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