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
Hubbard's birdie runs takes him to 65 and Mississippi lead
Hubbard has gone 163 starts over six years without winning, and this would be as good a chance as any. Mackenzie Hughes of Canada showed how much can change in so little time at the Country Club of Jackson. Right went it looked as though Hubbard might have a three-shot lead, Hughes holed the putt from 30 feet for birdie and a 68. Hughes also did well through the scoring stretch and nearly pulled off a birdie from the bushes, just like Stallings did, on the 15th. He dropped back with a tee shot that left him no room between the trees to reach the green.wftv.com
Riley with 66 shares lead at Sanderson Farms in home state
Riley wonders if being so open about his affection for the PGA Tour's lone Mississippi stop has created too big of a burden. It just would be a really, really special tournament to win,” Riley said. It’s easy to put that added pressure on yourself, but I just think that hinders you from playing your best golf. “You learn a lot playing against the best players in the world, and last week was most of the best players,” he said. The Sanderson Farms was a good start to his season a year ago.wftv.com
Mark Hubbard originally thought his stunning hole-in-one was 'embarrassing'
Hubbard is currently playing in Day 1 of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which is being held at the Detroit Golf Club. "That's embarrassing," Hubbard said as he watched the ball fly away from him. You can hear Clark saying "Dude, that better not go in" after Hubbard made his shot. Once the ball fell into the hole, Hubbard couldn't believe it, turning away and putting his hand over his mouth. Clark playfully needled him about not giving any high-fives for that ace, but Hubbard later said that he didn't deserve any.wftv.com
Hoffman, Hubbard share lead in Barracuda Championship
TRUCKEE, Calif. — (AP) — Charley Hoffman and Mark Hubbard each had 13 points in the modified Stableford scoring system to share the first-round lead in the Barracuda Championship. The 45-year-old former UNLV player has four PGA Tour victories. Back feels OK, so when it feels OK I want to play, so that’s why I’m playing. ”The 33-year-old Hubbard is winless on the PGA Tour. Former Pepperdine player Joe Highsmith had seven points in his first PGA Tour start as a professional.wftv.com
Kim shoots 62 for 2-shot lead after three rounds at Wyndham
Kim has broken 70 in nine of his last 10 rounds, including all four at TPC Harding Park to finish tied for 13th at the PGA Championship. He has continued that stellar play at Sedgefield Country Club, where he won his first PGA Tour event in 2016. Redman had a 63, while Oppenheim set a career low on tour with a 62 in second at 16-under. Redman, 22, is also seeking his first PGA Tour win. The PGA Tour moved up tee times, grouped competitors in threesomes and sent them off on the first and 10th tees to beat the bad weather expected later Saturday.
Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits on the 17th fairway during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Wolff shot his second straight 8-under 64 to move into position for his second PGA Tour victory. He was at 19-under 197 at Detroit Golf Club. None of the top five players is at the Detroit Golf Club, where Simpson (No.
Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Chris Kirk drives on the 15th tee during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards. And, now he’s out here trying to win a PGA Tour event." Simpson won the RBC Heritage two weeks ago in South Carolina, finishing at a tournament-record 22-under for his second win of the season and seventh of his career. None of the top five players is at the Detroit Golf Club and the field includes just 18 of the top 50.
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.
Poulter sets pace and Spieth turns it around at Hilton Head
Jordan Spieth putts on the 10th green during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Ian Poulter and Mark Hubbard set the pace for good scoring through a brief spell of rain at Hilton Head. Spieth didn't figure to be part of the conversation until bouncing back from a triple bogey with eight birdies for a 66. It was the kind of break Spieth has seen far too often during three years without a victory. He was on such a roll that Spieth began to contemplate eight straight birdies to end his round. Michael did a great job of reminding me that today when it wasnt going well on my front nine, Spieth said.