On the day one of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open championship, both the Lee Westwood and the golfer Paul Dunne bruised the flagstick on the eighth hole having the arrow-straight approaches.
At Portstewart the two golfers had nearly 140 yards to the pin on the tricky par-four. The position of Westwood was in the fairway’s middle and the drive of Dunne on the right leaked into the rough’s first cut.
Westwood started first and made a pure short-iron shot which seem to pitch in the hole actually, only to bounce back and roll out nearly 10 feet away to make a favorable condition for Westwood to go for a birdie.
Then came the turn of Dunne, he shot the ball towards the target which also hit the flagstick and bounced just short of the pin. However, the ball of Dunne came to rest just within the couple of feet from the hole.
After Dunne, Tyrrell Hatton got the chance to hit the ball, but the eight feet; he had a “terrible” approach. After that Westwood easily rolled his ball in his birdie putt, followed by Dunne, who tapped in for his three and with this Dunne added a third in a row birdie at the ninth position. Both the players celebrated back-to-back birdies after that. To get the detailed information about this event, the videos of the event have been posted on the internet.
Both the players after finishing their day on the course celebrated their birdie with great enthusiasm.
When Westwood was asked about this performance, he said,”Competing with Dunne is a great fun and experience. We both played really well and I enjoyed playing with him and against him both. He is a legend player who knows the minuteness of this game very well”.