Hughes wins Sanderson Farms with birdie on 2nd playoff hole
— (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes made birdie on his third time playing the 18th hole on Sunday, and it gave him a playoff victory over Sepp Straka in the Sanderson Farms Championship. Straka narrowly missed his birdie putt on the second playoff hole from 18 feet on the fringe. Hughes twice came up clutch with his putter down the stretch, even if the putts were for par. On the first playoff hole at the 18th, Hughes came up short in a bunker with only about 15 feet from the edge of the bunker to the pin. That included Emiliano Grillo of Argentina, whose round came undone on the par-5 14th when he took a triple bogey without a penalty shot.wftv.com
Scott Piercy shoots 64, takes 3-shot lead in 3M Open
3M Open Golf Scott Piercy, right, and his caddie walk up onto the 14th green during the second round of the 3M Open golf tournament at the Tournament Players Club in Blaine, Minn., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) (Abbie Parr)BLAINE, Minn. — (AP) — Scott Piercy shot a 7-under 64 on Friday at TPC Twin Cities to take a three-stroke lead in the 3M Open. The four-time PGA Tour winner opened with a 65 on Thursday in windy conditions. Starting his afternoon round on the back nine, Piercy birdied the first four holes. Tarren was a stroke off the 3M Open tournament record.wftv.com
Rain gone, raging wind takes over at Players Championship
For two days in the rain, only four players failed to find land and instead hit into the water. That total was matched by the first four players Saturday when the round resumed. A big gust made Xander Schauffele's tee shot look like it hit a wall. He hit two into the water on the 17th — one from the tee, one from the drop zone — for a quadruple bogey. Some players who finished on Thursday likely would not hit another shot until three days later.wftv.com
Emiliano Grillo leads Barracuda at smoky Tahoe Mountain Club
TRUCKEE, Calif. — (AP) — Emiliano Grillo had an early eagle in a 17-point round in smoky conditions Friday to take the second-round lead in the Barracuda Championship, the only PGA Tour event that uses the modified Stableford scoring system. Grillo, the 28-year-old Argentine player who won the 2016 Frys.com Open for his lone PGA Tour title, had a 29-point total on Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Course. “It could have been really good out there. “Just really have been driving the ball really well the last couple of days,” Schenk said. Andrew Putnam, Scott Piercy and Scott Harrington had 25 points, with Piercy 144th and Harrington 176th in the race for FedEx Cup playoff spots and PGA Tour cards.wftv.com
Siem among a group of surprise contenders at British Open
British Open Golf Germany's Marcel Siem celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Friday, July 16, 2021. 488 in the world, won Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge for his first title in seven years. Both got into the British Open from the reserve list. This is his fifth straight British Open. His game has fallen so much that he lost his European Tour card and now plays the secondary Challenge Tour.wftv.com
Homa, Finau, Kim share 3rd-round lead at American Express
Homa made nine birdies and shrugged off a double bogey on the way to a 7-under 65 in the third round Saturday, joining Tony Finau and Si Woo Kim atop the leaderboard at 15-under 201. Richy Werenski also shot a 65 and moved within a shot of the lead on the Stadium Course at PGA West near Palm Springs. Finau and Kim both shot 67. Kim was bogey-free, while the streakier Finau bounced back from a double bogey on the 13th with three consecutive birdies. Precipitation finally fell in earnest when the final group reached the 18th hole, with Finau and Kim forced to pull out their umbrellas.
Sungjae Im shoots 65, takes lead at The American Express
Im shot a 7-under 65 on Friday at The American Express to take a one-stroke lead over first-round leader Brandon Hagy and four others. “Visually from the tee box, it’s a course that I really like and enjoy to play, so I felt really comfortable throughout the round,” Im said. Emiliano Grillo (66), Francesco Molinari (66) and Doug Ghim (68) were two shots off the lead, and eight more were at 8 under. After splitting the first two rounds over two courses, the players will all play the once-feared Stadium Course for the final two rounds. Taylor, who also led the Sony Open after two rounds last week, shot a 66 with six birdies on the Stadium Course.
Hovland birdies the last hole to win Mayakoba Classic
Viktor Hovland of Norway plays on the 1st Hole during the final round of the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. It sure didn't look that way at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, where he captured another PGA Tour title with another big putt at the end. It was the first time since the Mayakoba Classic began in 2007 that it was won with a birdie putt on the final hole. Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open in February for his first PGA Tour title by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the last hole. The former NCAA champion at Oregon also was going for his second PGA Tour win, the first one coming at the AT&T Byron Nelson two years ago.
DeChambeau blasts his way to 62 and lead in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Bryson DeChambeau put on another power display Thursday and it worked just as well as when he won the U.S. Open. “I was not happy it didn't go in, but I'll take a 62,” said DeChambeau, who won this tournament two years ago. It was the perfect recipe for Las Vegas, with the warm desert air and barely a breath of wind. This is the only tournament DeChambeau plans to play ahead of the Masters on Nov. 12-15, which means skipping a pair of big-purse, no-cut fields in Las Vegas and California the next two weeks. DeChambeau played alongside two other big hitters, U.S. Open runner-up Matthew Wolff and Cameron Champ, who hits it as far as DeChambeau without looking as though he's trying as hard.
Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic
Doc Redman is interviewed after the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening with a 7-under 65 to share the early lead Thursday in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Redman went from being a Monday qualifier last year at the Detroit Golf Club to finishing second at the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic. He is hoping to take the next step on Sunday with his first PGA Tour victory. With no fans out here, it almost feels like its not a golf tournament," Lashley said.