The Barom­e­ter

The big­gest win­ners and losers in the world of golf this month.

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Tommy Fleet­wood

The 26-year-old’s sea­son con­tin­ues to soar with vic­tory in the French Open. As a re­sult, Fleet­wood now tops the Race to Dubai rank­ings and sits 15th in the world rank­ings.

Danielle Kang

A birdie at the 18th sees the 24-year-old Cal­i­for­nian win her first ma­jor, the Women’s PGA Cham­pi­onship. More re­mark­able still, it also hap­pened to be her first LPGA win.

Kenny Perry

Four rounds in the 60s help the 56-year-old win the 38th US Se­nior Open – his sec­ond – and a tiny sil­ver tro­phy. “When my put­ter gets hot, I usu­ally win,” was how he later called it.

Golf punter

Man stakes bet on the four ma­jor win­ners. Ser­gio and Koepka de­liver. If Rickie (the Open) and Justin Thomas (PGA) come in, man’s £2 bet will earn him a cool £2m.

Phil and Jim

The long­est-run­ning player-cad­die bro­mance is fi­nally over. Mick­el­son and ‘Bones’ call time af­ter 25 years to­gether. More than most mar­riages.

The Golf Club of Hous­ton

For the third time since 2016, the host of the Shell Hous­ton Open wakes up to find out its greens have been van­dalised by tire tracks. The cul­prits are later ap­pre­hended and – we hope – soundly flogged.

Michael But­ta­cavoli

Hav­ing had to with­draw from the US Open af­ter Amer­i­can Air­lines lost his clubs, the Amer­i­can’s clubs again go miss­ing en route to Open qual­i­fy­ing. Next time, sir, take the boat.

Tiger Woods

While Tiger re­cov­ers in re­hab, a street artist in Aus­tralia paid his own touch­ing trib­ute to his re­cent DUI ar­rest. This large-scale mug shot mu­ral ap­peared last month in Mel­bourne.

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