Simon is putter winner

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Simon Robson was the surprise winner of the Presidents Putter event at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club.

Robson carded 71 (one under par) in the most important scratch event of the year after enjoying the best of conditions.

Later that day, the weather deteriorate to force the postponement of the Ladies President’s Mashie, which will now take place on August 30.

Robson went out with a consistent level par 36, which contained one birdie on three and a bogey on six.

His back nine was extremely impressive with birdies at 13 and 14 and just one dropped shot on the 17th.