Sam Burns back at it and takes early 36-hole lead in Vegas
LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Sam Burns won the Sanderson Farms Championship five days ago and is trying to put it behind him. Not only has Burns won twice in the last six months, he also lost in a playoff at a World Golf Championship and finished one shot out of a playoff at Riviera this year. "This week is Shriners and preparing for this week, trying to make sure Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday that we are giving ourselves the best opportunity to play well this week. While Burns remained hot, that wasn't the case with some others who contended last week at the Country Club of Jackson. Scottie Scheffler, unbeaten in three matches in his Ryder Cup debut two weeks ago, shot 67 and also was outside the cut line.wftv.com
Sung Kang eagles last hole for 61 and 2-shot lead in Vegas
Sanderson Farms Golf Sung Kang of South Korea adjusts his glove prior to driving off the 18th tee during the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. “Last few weeks I wasn't driving it very good, but my iron play was pretty sharp and my putting was pretty good,” Kang said. Las Vegas marked the return of six more Ryder Cup players on both teams, and the Europeans seemed to fare well. The par on his penultimate hole is what he savored because of the momentum he saved, especially with how he finished. He knew the eagle putt was good before it reached the hole.wftv.com
Henley shoots lowest round in 2 years to lead Wyndham
Wyndham Championship Golf Sung Kang hits out of a trap on the 18th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Seward) (Chris Seward)GREENSBORO, N.C. — (AP) — Russell Henley shot an 8-under 62, his lowest round in more than two years, to take the lead Thursday in the suspended first round of the Wyndham Championship. He had with his lowest round on the tour since a career-low 61 at the John Deere Classic in 2019.Henley has played some solid golf of late. He was tied for the 36-hole lead at the U.S. Open in June, then had two straight top-20 finishes before missing the cut at the British Open. “I would like to play well this week and get a chance to play next week and keep getting my game into place,” Scott said.wftv.com
Spieth shoots 63, shares lead at low-scoring hometown Nelson
APTOPIX Byron Nelson Golf Jordan Spieth reacts as he makes an eagle putt on the 18th green during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in McKinney, Texas. Nothing but the bottom of the cup, and a share of the first-round lead with J.J. Spaun at 9-under 63 on a nearly wind-less Thursday. Spieth, Spaun and plenty of others had little trouble with TPC Craig Ranch north of Dallas. The South Korean player put his 234-yard approach on the par-5 ninth to 8 feet and made the eagle putt. Spieth missed that eagle putt, but not the next one.wftv.com
Spieth shoots 63, shares lead at low-scoring hometown Nelson
Jordan Spieth had his longest stretch all day of mere pars — a whopping four holes — on the besieged new home course of the AT&T Byron Nelson when the local favorite stepped over a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th. Spieth, Spaun and plenty of others had little trouble with TPC Craig Ranch north of Dallas. Hideki Matsuyama sputtered on the front nine in his first appearance since becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters, then stalled again after three straight birdies to start the back nine.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Woods off to bogey-free start in Masters defense
Also, it’s the first bogey-free round for Woods in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine. The 43-year-old Englishman is leading the Masters after shooting a 7-under 65 in the opening round. But he turned things around in his return to Augusta National, which was delayed for seven months by the coronavirus pandemic. ___2:05 p.m.Tiger Woods is off to a strong start in defense of his Masters championship. He has six top-10 finishes at Augusta National, including a second-place finish in 2010 and a tie for second in 2016.
Masters and partners coming to aid of Augusta neighborhood
Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley announced Wednesday a $10 million donation to help with the redevelopment of what he said were once-thriving communities that have gone through decades of poverty, crime and unemployment. Bernhard Langer received that assurance at the Masters Club dinner Tuesday night with Chairman Fred Ridley. “But the issue is a lot larger than Augusta National and the Masters.”He was only certain that it would not change for the next Masters. And it wasn't in 1976, when Masters Chairman Fred Ridley stayed there for the first time. In fact, Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said it was decided before the pandemic forced the Masters to be postponed in April.
The Masters in November gives golf a big sendoff
It's November, and I think everybody just has to embrace that we're here and we're playing and that's a great thing." In some respects, this Masters is a celebration of what golf has done and a sendoff the sport has never had. For many, it signaled the start of golf season, whether that meant playing or watching. “All the Masters I've watched over the years in Ireland, the golfing season started normally the weekend of the Masters,” British Open champion Shane Lowry said. “I think when The Open Championship was canceled, I had serious doubts we'd play a Masters this year in 2020,” McIlroy said.
Koepka matches career best round for lead at WGC in Memphis
The defending champ matched his career best with an 8-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Then Fowler two-putted for bogey after putting his tee shot in the left rough on his final hole to finish at 64. He hit his tee shot on the par-3 No. ... Tee times for the second round were moved to Friday morning to avoid predicted thunderstorms. ... With no fans allowed at an event that has benefited St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital since 1970, St. Jude had to get creative to raise both money and attention for a hospital that never bills its patients.
Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking
He was at his best Saturday at Torrey Pines, holing a chip for birdie and a full gap wedge for eagle to start his round. “It was nice to shoot a good third round here and get myself a little bit closer,” McIlroy said. The group another shot behind included Tony Finau, Patrick Reed and Brandt Snedeker, a two-time champion at Torrey Pines who birdied his last two holes to salvage a 72. McIlroy is playing for the first time since late November and didn't appear to pick up too much rust during his break. This is his second time playing Torrey Pines, and it feels suited for him, even if he struggles like everyone else on poa greens.