Zach Johnson tests positive, list of British Open WDs grows
The R&A said Ryan Moore, runner-up at the John Deere Classic in Illinois, chose not to accept the exemption for the highest finisher among the top five at the PGA Tour event. Johnson, who won at St. Andrews in a playoff in 2015, was at the John Deere Classic and had to be tested before getting on a charter flight. He did not play the third or fourth round with any other player who is at the British Open. The PGA Tour had this issue a year ago with positive tests. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson said he came in contact with a person who had a positive COVID-19 test and withdrew.wftv.com
Luke List goes on a birdie binge for 63 to lead John Deere
List ran off seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch in the middle of his round, his only par on a 12-foot birdie chance on the 15th hole, and posted an 8-under 63. That gave him a one-shot lead over Sebastian Munoz going into the weekend at the TPC Deere Run. List is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory, though that wasn't front and center over the last month. “I was able to keep hitting the fairway, which out here is premium, and I was able to attack from the fairway,” List said. Among those making it to the weekend was Steve Stricker, the 54-year-old Ryder Cup captain and three-time John Deere Classic winner.wftv.com
Mississippi plane crash: Small aircraft crashes into home in Hattiesburg; deaths reported
Mississippi plane crash: Small aircraft crashes into home in Hattiesburg; deaths reported Stock photo of crime scene tape. A small aircraft crashed into a house overnight in Mississippi. — A small aircraft crashed into a house overnight in Mississippi, killing an unknown number of people, authorities said. — Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) May 5, 2021The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted to handle the investigation. — Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) May 5, 2021No further information was immediately available.wftv.com
Richy Werenski leads 3M Open; Dustin Johnson WDs after 78
Tony Finau tees off on the fourth hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)BLAINE, Minn. Richy Werenski made a short birdie putt on the par-5 18th for an 8-under 63 and the first-round lead Thursday in the 3M Open, while Dustin Johnson withdrew because of a back injury after a 78. The 24-year-old Werenski is winless in on the PGA Tour and ranked 248th in the world. Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Finau were the only entrants in the top 25 of the world ranking. At the end of his first nine, Johnson started the 599-yard, dog-leg 18th hole with a solid drive off the tee.