Sean Crocker remained leader in St. Andrews

Another good performance in Scotland for Sean Crocker who, with a partial of 69 (-3) out of a total of 198 (63 66 69, -18), remained in command of the Hero Open, a tournament of the DP World Tour. St. Andrews, after the “moving day” the American has two shots ahead of the Swedish Jens Dantorp, 2 / o with 200 (-16) ahead of the Spaniard Adrian Otaegui and the Scottish David Law, both 3 / i with 201 ( -15).

Sean Crocker, statements

On the Fairmont St Andrews course (par 72), Francesco Laporta made up seven positions, 31 / o with 207 (67 70 70, -9) at the end of the third and penultimate lap. Five birdies and three bogeys for the swinging Apulian.

Crocker, a 25-year-old born in Zimbabwe, resident of West Palm Beach (Florida) and a professional since 2017, is chasing his first career success on the circuit. This year he participated in a major, the US Open, without being able to overcome the cut. And in Scotland he is aiming for the feat in an event, the Hero Open, which is giving away a total prize money of 1,750,000 euros.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, the oldest being the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers of Muirfield. It is established in St Andrews, in the county of Fife in Scotland, considered in the world as the “home of golf”. Previously, the club was also one of the regulatory authorities for the sport, but since 2004 this role has passed to a newly formed group of companies collectively known as ‘The R&A’.

The club was founded in 1754 as the Society of St Andrews Golfers, a local club playing at the St Andrews Links, and quickly rose to fame.

The R&A is the regulatory authority for golf worldwide with the exception of the United States and Mexico where this responsibility rests with the United States Golf Association (USGA).

The R&A organizes eleven tournaments and international meetings, including:

The British Open Golf, one of the four major championships in men’s golf
The Amateur Championship, which was one of four major tournaments before professional golf came into its own. Currently, it is still one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the world.
The current golf club
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has now reverted to the status of a simple golf club. It has 2,400 members worldwide. Although the clubhouse is located directly behind the first tee of the Old Course, the R&A does not own any of the St Andrews courses, contrary to popular belief. In effect, the club must share tee times (and therefore course occupancy) with members of other local clubs, residents and visitors. Responsibility for running the courses rests with the St Andrews Links Trust, a charity which owns and operates all the courses within the St Andrews Links in St Andrews.