Fleetwood, Hoge share early lead at storm-delayed Players
Amid two delays, one timely par save and plenty of good shots along the way, Fleetwood opened with a 6-under 66 to share the lead — for now — with Pebble Beach winner Tom Hoge. And for the richest event in golf, with the strongest and deepest field of the year, it barely got started. He hit his tee shot as the group in front cleared out of the way from the fairway. Even with only 66 players completing the round, that was enough time for the Stadium Course to provide its share of thrills and spills, mostly the latter. The former Players champion pumped two tee shots into the water off the 18th tee and took a quadruple bogey on his way to a 78.wftv.com
Rickie Fowler returns to big stage and takes lead in Vegas
“I haven't been there a lot the last couple of years, so it's nice to be back in that position,” Fowler said. Nine players were within five shots of the lead, and anything goes at this tournament. He holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 73 and was four shots behind. He didn't make birdie until the 15th hole and had to settle for a 72, leaving him eight shots behind. He holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th to take the lead, and he had another birdie putt from that range on the eighth hole.wftv.com
Mitchell keeps foot down and builds 5-shot lead in CJ Cup
CJ Cup Golf Keith Mitchell prepares to putt on the eighth hole during the second round of the CJ Cup golf tournament at the Summit Club in Las Vegas, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Mitchell is providing McIlroy and everyone else with plenty of more fodder through two rounds of the CJ Cup at Summit. Mitchell was at 18-under 126, breaking by five shots his best 36-hole score on tour. His second shot banged into the middle of the spin and settled a few inches away. He thought back to the Wells Fargo Championship in May, when he played the final round with Mitchell, trailing by two shots.wftv.com
Robert Streb leads a day of low scoring in CJ Cup at Summit
CJ Cup Golf Robert Streb tees off on the 10th hole during first round of the CJ Cup golf tournament, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker) (David Becker)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Robert Streb went from making putts to wondering if he would ever miss Thursday in the CJ Cup at Summit. A world-class field lit up a very pretty and mostly defenseless golf course overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Such scoring in ideal conditions was what players were expecting on this Tom Fazio desert course, and Streb wasted little time proving it. This is the second straight year the CJ Cup has moved from South Korea to Las Vegas because of the pandemic.wftv.com
PGA Tour hopes for best after rain soaks Liberty National
The PGA Tour decided before the third round even began that Henri posed too much danger for players, spectators and volunteers to be at Liberty National on Sunday. “Really good for 5 inches of rain,” said John Mutch, the PGA Tour rules official overseeing the event. There was plenty at stake in the PGA Tour postseason. 108 and in a three-way tie for sixth at Liberty National, projected to move to No. The South African arrived at Liberty National at No.wftv.com
Tringale shoots 66 to top crowded 3M Open leaderboard
3M Open Golf Cameron Tringale acknowledges the crowd after finishing the third round in the lead at 12 under par in the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Saturday, July 24, 2021. Tringale, who tied for third last year at the TPC Twin Cities, eagled the par-5 12th and had three birdies in a bogey-free round. Winless on the PGA Tour, the 33-year-old topped the crowded leaderboard at 12-under 201. He posted a 37 for a 66 that left him four strokes behind Tringale. It's currently ranked as the hardest par 5 on the PGA Tour.wftv.com
McIlroy ends 18 months without winning at Quail Hollow
Wells Fargo Golf Rory McIlroy smiles after his putt on the third hole during the fourth round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman) (Jacob Kupferman)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone at Quail Hollow and left with a trophy he badly needed. McIlroy seemed to be on the verge of choking up at winning on Mother's Day, thinking of his mother, Rosie, and wife Erica. She was at Quail Hollow with their daughter, Poppy, and McIlroy doted on them before signing his card. McIlroy finished at 10-under 274 for his 19th career victory, and his third at Quail Hollow. “This is one of my favorite places in the world," said McIlroy, who picked up his first PGA Tour title at Quail Hollow in 2010.wftv.com
Mitchell goes bogey-free at Quail and leads McIlroy by 2
“Some golf courses on the PGA Tour you can hit bad shots, get away with it and still try to make birdie,” Mitchell said. The pin was back left, and he three-putted from 85 feet for double bogey. He took double bogey from the trees on No. 9 and came up short in the water on the 136-yard 17th hole for another double bogey and a 76. He made it back to Quail Hollow with an hour to spare and shot 68, with a double bogey on the last hole, and was eight shots behind.wftv.com
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Steele takes lead with 61 to get another chance in Sony Open
Brendan Steele lines up his putt on the ninth green during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU – Brendan Steele knows he can play well at the Sony Open whether it's windy or calm, in sunshine or rain. One year after Steele lost a late lead at Waialae and lost in a playoff, he delivered the lowest score of his career Saturday in ideal conditions with a 9-under 61 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round. “You hope that you come back and you play well and erase whatever negative memories there are,” Steele said. It was wide open on Saturday, and it's not likely to be any different in the final round.
Berger a winner at Colonial, and PGA Tour feels like it, too
The tour administered 487 tests for the new coronavirus at Colonial, and the results on all of them came back negative. Berger made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and heard the deafening silence of a big moment with no spectators allowed at Colonial. He got into a playoff when Collin Morikawa missed a 6-foot birdie putt for the win and Xander Schauffele missed his try from 25 feet. Justin Rose had an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th that looked good all the way until it wasn't. He finished one behind along with Bryson DeChambeau and Jason Kokrak, who also missed birdie chances on the last hole.
Steele takes 1-shot lead at midpoint of The Honda Classic
Steele shot a 3-under 67 on Friday, getting to 5 under for the week and putting himself a shot clear of J.T. This is Steele’s ninth time playing the Honda and the first time he’s ended any round at PGA National with the lead. I don't feel like it's a course you can just jump out your first time and have it nailed. ... Michael Thompson’s record streak of Honda rounds without a ball in the water on the Bear Trap is over. Thompson put his tee ball on the par-3 15th in the water, his first such mistake in 30 Honda rounds at PGA National.