Will Zalatoris gets 1st PGA Tour win in playoff at Memphis
Zalatoris went right off the tee, off the cart path and a few feet from a boundary fence, leaving him no choice but to chip out. Zalatoris also missed a 15-foot putt on the final hole of the U.S. Open that would have forced a playoff. 8 in the standings and is assured his first trip to the Tour Championship at East Lake. 34 and has a good chance of being part of the top 30 who go to the Tour Championship to play for the $18 million first prize. He birdied the first hole, made only one other birdie, shot 70 and tied for 13th.wftv.com
Cameron Smith has claret jug and now eyes No. 1 in the world
Both are first-time winners on the PGA Tour this year, and a victory in a FedEx Cup playoffs even carries even more weight — $2.7 million to the winner and a guaranteed spot at East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale. 1 player in the world and in the FedEx Cup since March, missed the cut. Smith has steadfastly refused to talk about it, only to say he's only thinking of the FedEx Cup. That was shortly before a California federal judge denied a request by three LIV golfers to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs. That’s what I’m here to do is to hit good golf shots and make birdies."wftv.com
Spaun leads playoff opener; Scheffler, McIlroy miss cut
Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth will have to wait another week. McIlroy went from rough to gallery to fringe to bogey on his last hole for a 69 for only his second missed cut of the year. 1 dropped five shots over the last eight holes, shot 74 and missed the cut by one shot. Day was among 31 players who started outside the top 70 in the FedEx Cup and missed the cut, meaning their season is over. 110 in the FedEx Cup, shot 67 and joined Finau, British Open champion Cam Smith (65) and others at 8-under 132.wftv.com
Straka shakes out of slump, grabs early lead in Memphis
Straka had not made it to the weekend since the Memorial in early June. And then he opened the FedEx Cup St. Jude Championship with rounds of 64-66 to take the early lead Friday at the TPC Southwind. Missed a bunch of cuts coming in,” Straka said (in his case, “a bunch” would be six in a row). All of them already were safe to be among the top 70 who advance to the second stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs next week in Delaware. Reaching the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake might be the ticket, and he's off to the right kind of start.wftv.com
Augusta on his mind: Straka rallies to win the Honda Classic
He’s headed to the Masters, after pulling off a huge comeback to win the Honda Classic. Lowry shot his third consecutive round of 67, finishing the week 9 under. “Just a poor round," Berger said. Luke List was also down by five entering the final round at San Diego last month. He was paired with Lowry for the final round, and it didn’t take long for everything to change.wftv.com
Straka leads Olympic golf on day of low scoring, surprises
(AP Photo/Matt York) (Matt York)KAWAGOE, Japan — (AP) — Rikuya Hoshino did not have the first tee to himself Thursday for the start of Olympic golf. The other two players with him in the first group, Sepp Straka of Austria and Thomas Pieters of Belgium, took it from there. Straka picked a good day to be dialed in with his irons in soft and still conditions. But besides that, it wasn't too bad.”His biggest issue was a delay of just over two hours from thunderstorms. British Open champion Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy each had a 69, which was only good for a tie for 20th on such a low scoring day.wftv.com
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.
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.