Feb 19th, 2017
Brett Rumford wins inaugural World Super 6
From 17–year old Thai teenager
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Australian Brett Rumford beat Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai two and one in the six–hole matchplay final to win the inaugural World Super 6 title in Perth.
The 39–year-old local put together what was effectively a wire–to–wire victory at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club, having finished the first three days of strokeplay with a five–shot lead. So the innovative new format was never really put to the test.
Rumford hit his tee shot to within three feet of the flag on the par–three fifth hole of the final, while Phachara hit the greenside bunker and failed to make his escape.
It was a sixth European Tour victory for Rumford, who turned professional the year after 17–year-old Phachara was born. The win secured him the tour rights he had lost at the end of last year.
So the six–hole matchplay format has had its first outing, but we've yet to experience the drama.