McIlory & Garcia Become Astronauts at the USPGA Championship
Omega, Official Patron of the PGA of America, combined their passions for golf and space in a unique on-course activity at the 2017 USPGA Championship. Omega’s Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 1957 and its official space legacy started in 1965, when NASA qualified it for use on its piloted missions. Since then, it has been worn on all six lunar landings and earned the nickname “the Moonwatch.” As part of the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary, top-ranked golfers and Omega Ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio
Garcia donned astronaut suits and took turns driving a lunar rover to start USPGA Championship week at Quail Hollow Club. McIlroy Garcia dressed up in “non-traditional golf attire” and surprised fans during the practice day. Throughout the week, the lunar rover has been moved around Quail Hollow, challenging guests to find its daily location and offering a unique photo opportunity.
Jason Hak Lands First Professional Win in Yunnan
Jason Hak streamed to a 10-shot victory at the CGD Yunnan Championship in Kunming on the China Tour. The landmark win at the 1.35 million-yuan (HK$1.58 million) event should see the 23-year-old improve on his current world ranking of 1,115. Prior to this win, his best performance had been a runner-up finish at last September’s Chongqing Jiangnan NewTown KingRun Open. Hak built on an overnight lead of six shots with a seven-under par round that included nine birdies with just one double-bogey. A professiona l since 2013, Ha k f inished t he tourna ment 22-under for one of t he most impressive victories on the China Tour. Hak’s impressive victory on Sunday made amends for a frustrating 11 months since he was in similar position to take out his maiden victory. He led the Pingan Bank Open in Beijing by one stroke going into the final round only to falter and share fourth place. 10
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