Connor McKinney won the St Andrews Links

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Connor McKinney won the St Andrews Links

Connor McKinney won with 272 (64 72 71 65, -16) strokes the St Andrews Links Trophy 2022, a historic youth tournament established in 1989 which took place at The St Andrews Golf Club on the Jubilee Course and the Old Course ( where the 150th edition of The Open Championship will be staged from 14 to 17 July).

Second place for Adam Brady with 274 (-14). Two blues who participated in the event: Filippo Celli and Giovanni Manzoni, with the first who finished 14 / o with 283 (71 69 71 72, -5), while the second was unable to overcome the cut by just one blow.

Connor McKinney, results

In the past, among the greats of golf, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Justin Rose (winner in 1997), Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari have played this tournament. Thanks to this success, the Australian Connor McKinney inherited the crown of champion from Jack Cope, winner in 2021.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world. It is located in St Andrews, Scotland and is universally known as the "Home of Golf" Officially it was one of the regulators for the game of golf until 2004, when this function was taken over by a body known as the R&A.

The organization was founded in 1754 at the St Andrews Golfer Association, a local club of members playing on the St Andrews Links course, but quickly grew in importance. In 1834 the British King William IV became his protector and the club took its current name.

In 1897 the company formalized the Rules of Golf and, gradually, over the next 30 years it was invited to preside over tournaments on other fields. The R&A is the competent authority for golf in the world, except for the United States and Mexico, where the authority rests with the United States Golf Association (USGA).

The R&A collaborates with National Federations and organizations of professionals and amateurs in more than 110 countries and has among other objectives that of expanding golf into new countries. The R&A cooperates with the USGA in formalizing and regularly updating the Rules of Golf, and the two organizations have jointly produced the rules since 1952 and have also formulated technical specifications for golf equipment.

The R&A founded what are now the Official World Golf Rankings for professionals in 1986, and the World Amateur Golf Ranking for amateurs in 2007.