It’s time to vote for your Golfer of the Month.
February started with the conclusion of the annual Desert Swing at the Saudi International before the tour headed down under for the ISPS Handa Vic Open at 13th Beach GC. The month was rounded off with the first of the season's World Golf Championships, the WGC Mexico Championship.
Major winner McDowell ended his 2,037 day wait for a European Tour title with a gutsy victory at the 2020 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers. On a windy final day at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, the 40-year-old used all his experience to card a closing 70 and finish at 12 under par - two shots clear of defending champion and fellow U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson. McDowell's 11th European Tour victory, and first since making a successful defence at the 2014 Open de France, took him back into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking and made him a European Tour winner in three different decades. The victory also means his 16 professional wins have come in 13 different countries.
The 2018 Masters Champion Reed fended off a world-class field to claim his second World Golf Championships victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship. The American entered the final day at Chapultepec Golf Club one shot off the lead, but charged to the top off the leaderboard with a hat-trick of birdies from the 15th hole and despite spraying his tee shot a long way right on the 72nd hole, held his nerve to finish one stroke clear of Bryson DeChambeau. The victory marked his first on the European Tour since winning the 2018 Masters Tournament and made him the fifth multiple winner of the event- after Tiger Woods (seven victories), Dustin Johnson (three), Ernie Els (two) and Phil Mickelson (two).
Min Woo Lee
The 21-year-old secured an unforgettable maiden European Tour victory at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open, triumphing on the same golf course where his sister also won her first professional title six years prior. The Australian defied strong winds to continue his family’s legacy at 13th Beach Golf Links, carding a four under par final round of 68 to finish two shots clear of New Zealander Ryan Fox and clinch his first title in just his 18th European Tour start. His elder sister, World Number Eight Minjee Lee, first won the women’s Vic Open title as an amateur in 2014 before regaining her crown at the innovative event, which sees men and women compete concurrently over the same course for equal prize money, in 2018.
Voting closes 10:00 on 6th March. Cast your vote on our Twitter Poll below.
Here are your Golfer of the Month nominees for February 🗓️— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) March 3, 2020
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