Yesterday the world of golf saw both Xander Schauffele at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic and Katherine Kirk at the LPGA's Thornberry Classic win with a birdie on the 18th hole. Out on the European Tour, at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Jon Rahm easily won and set tournament records in the process.

Schauffele gets first PGA Tour victory at Greenbrier

American Xander Schauffele shot a 3-under 67 on Sunday to finish at -14 under par, taking the Greenbrier Classic with a birdie on the 18th hole. Going up to the par-3 18th, he was tied with Robert Streb at -13 and only one shot ahead of Jamie Lovemark and Sebastian Munoz.

Schauffele then stepped up to the tee and hit a beautiful shot that landed three feet from the hole and then proceeded to make birdie. Munoz then failed to birdie the 17th, effectively eliminating him. Streb had one last chance to force a playoff, but his pitch out of the rough could not find the cup for a birdie on the 18th.

This victory gave the 23-year-old Schauffele his first win on the PGA Tour, coming almost a month after he finished tied for fifth at the U.S. Open. His victory also makes him the fourth rookie to win on tour this season, and was the twelfth victory by a player under 25. That is the most wins on tour by players under 25 since 1970.

Rahm makes history at the Irish Open

Spaniard Jon Rham shot a 7-under 65 on Sunday to finish -24 under par, easily winning the Irish Open with his nearest competitors being Matthew Southgate and Richie Ramsay at -18 under par.

He set tournament records for lowest score to par (-24) and total strokes (264). This was Rham's first victory on the European Tour, which goes along nicely with his first PGA Tour victory at the Farmers Insurance Open back in January. He is now the only golfer 22 or younger in the last 35 years to win an event by 3 or more shots on both tours in the same season.

The win will further cement the hype around Rahm's golf game, especially since he is now ranked number eight in the world.

Kirk gets her first victory since 2010

Australian Katherine Kirk shot a 2-under 70 to edge out Ashleigh Buhai by one stroke at the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Going onto the 18th green, Kirk was tied with Buhai and had a 10-foot birdie putt to win the event and avoid a playoff. She proceeded to sink the putt, giving her her third LPGA Tour victory and her first since the Navistar LPGA Classic back in October 2010.

This was Kirk's first victory of any kind since the Mount Broughton Classic on the ALPG Tour back in January 2011.

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