Tom Hoge rides a pair of eagles to 63, Las Vegas lead
LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Tom Hoge wanted to be sure to take advantage of pristine conditions Thursday morning in Las Vegas. Presidents Cup partners Si Woo Kim and Tom Kim ganged up on Max Homa in a group that brought back memories and stories from Quail Hollow two weeks ago. Si Woo Kim had a 64 and was tied for second with Maverick McNealy, while Tom Kim had a 65 and Homa didn't fare too badly with a 67. Homa went 4-0 in his Presidents Cup debut, beating Tom Kim in singles. “We still talk about the Presidents Cup, like some holes,” Si Woo Kim said.wftv.com
Sungjae Im nearly makes ridiculous blind eagle after drive lands under cart path
Sungjae Im nearly pulled off what should have been a completely impossible shot on Thursday in Las Vegas. After landing his drive up underneath the edge of a cart path at TPC Summerlin in the first round of the Shriners Children’s Open, Im came just inches away from saving his eagle on a totally blind shot from the desert. Im finished his front nine at 2-under par on Thursday, well behind early leader Tom Hoge at 8-under. Im had nine top-10 finishes on Tour last season and won the Shriners Children’s Open last October — which marked his second career win. It’s the third Tour event of the season, and the second after the Presidents Cup last month at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.wftv.com
McIlroy a bit frustrated but eager for more in Masters
Masters Golf Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland chips to the second green during the second round at the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 8, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Matt Slocum)AUGUSTA, Ga. — (AP) — Rory McIlroy opened his Masters with a pair of 73s that left him in the mix, if a bit frustrated over missed opportunities on a golf course he has grown to know well. Still, McIlroy wasn't about to be drawn into any talk about having a love-hate relationship with Augusta National. “So it’s like, eh, it’s just sort of go out and play and see what happens.”What happened Friday in the second round wasn't always pretty. McIlroy went bogey-double bogey to start the back side, then rebounded to play 2 under the rest of the way. ___SHOT FROM NOWHERETom Hoge may not win the Masters, but at least he's got a shot he'll long remember.wftv.com
Lahiri ahead by shot as Players moves closer to conclusion
The longest week at The Players moved closer to a conclusion without much clarity amid the ever-changing names in the chase. Sixteen players were within four shots of the lead, and the third round wasn't even over. Lahiri and Hoge were among those who didn't even start the second round until Sunday morning because of rain that saturated the Stadium Course earlier in the week. He played twice and needed only three shots, having made a 25-foot birdie in the second round earlier in the morning. They finished the second round Saturday at 2-over 146 and were on the verge of missing the cut with the final two groups finishing up the round.wftv.com
Lahiri ahead by 1 shot as Players moves closer to conclusion
Players Championship Golf Sam Burns hits from the pine straw on the 18th fairway during the second round of play in The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — (AP) — The longest week at The Players Championship moved closer to a conclusion Sunday without much clarity amid ever-changing names in the chase. Tom Hoge finished out the ninth hole by making a 25-foot birdie putt that pulled the Pebble Beach winner within one shot of Lahiri. Because of rain that saturated the Stadium Course, they didn't hit another shot until their second round began Sunday morning. They arrived to Sawgrass at dark and temperatures at 35 degrees, and most of their second round was played in bitterly cold temperatures. They finished the second round Saturday at 2-over 146 and appeared certain to miss the cut with the final two groups finishing up the round.wftv.com
Burns, Hoge share 36-hole lead at frigid TPC Sawgrass
Hoge has been atop the leaderboard for four days at the TPC Sawgrass. He played golf on only two of those days. The Pebble Beach winner opened with a 66 on Thursday and because of rain delays, didn't start his second round until Sunday morning. Burns made his eagle on the par-5 16th and his big par on the final hole for a 69. They finished the second round Saturday at 2-over 146 and appeared certain to miss the cut with the final two groups finishing up the round.wftv.com
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
Tom Hoge surges past Spieth at Pebble for 1st PGA Tour win
Pebble Beach Golf Jordan Spieth makes a birdie putt on the fourth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — (AP) — Another cliff-hanger at Pebble Beach, this one memorable for Tom Hoge delivering all the right shots on the back nine to surge past Jordan Spieth and win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his first PGA Tour title. His time came amid the magnificent setting of Pebble Beach under a clear sky, and it didn't come easily with so many players in the mix for so long. 4 the highest-ranked player in the world at Pebble Beach. Spieth won at Pebble in 2017, had a two-shot lead going into the final round last year and had everything seemingly in his favor.wftv.com
Spieth goes from cliff's edge to contention at Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Jordan Spieth follows his shot out of a bunker up to the fourth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — (AP) — Jordan Spieth put himself into the mix Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am title, and he lived to tell about it. “That was by far the most nerve-wracking shot I've ever hit in my life,” Spieth said to caddie Michael Greller after his shot went just left of the green. Hossler had a 65 at Pebble Beach, narrowly missing a second eagle of the round on the 18th hole. Putnam started on the back nine at Pebble Beach and ran off five straight birdies with hardly anyone watching, finishing with a par for a 68 at Pebble Beach.wftv.com
Gorgeous day at Pebble and Tom Hoge has a scorecard to match
Pebble Beach Golf Tom Hoge, top center, walks to his ball on the seventh green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — (AP) — Tom Hoge enjoys being at Pebble Beach even in a frigid wind and relentless rain. 10 at Pebble Beach. It added to a 9-under 63, by four shots his best score at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Otherwise, it was as perfect a day as the Pebble Beach Pro-Am can offer.wftv.com
Friends, playing partners Hodges, Barjon share AmEx lead
“Generally, I would say it’s better to be here,” Hoge said about tree-lined La Quinta. Swafford birdied four of his last five holes on the Stadium Course, the site of the final round. I mean the wind, I’m not going to say it’s laid down, but it was blowing early pretty good.”Griffin had a 69 at La Quinta. Cantlay, a stroke ahead entering the day, had an even-par 72 on Stadium Course to drop four strokes back. Defending champion Kim was 11 under after a 69 on the Stadium Course.wftv.com
Cantlay fights through gusting wind, leads American Express
Tied for the first-round lead with Lee Hodges after a 10-under 62 at La Quinta Country Club, Cantlay shot a 68 on PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course to reach 14-under 130. “I really felt fortunate that we got through 17 holes without the wind really coming up,” Hoge said. Cantlay will play the Stadium the final two days, with more wind expected Saturday. “I feel better playing La Quinta,” Hoge said. He shot a 73 at Nicklaus after opening with a 78 at La Quinta.wftv.com
Big finish sends Garcia to big lead at Players Championship
Garcia thought he had plenty of time to get from the range to the 10th tee to start his round. Then he fired off a 7-under 65, capped off by a birdie-birdie-eagle finish for a two-shot lead over Brian Harman. AdWhen darkness brought the first round to a halt — 21 players didn't finish — there already were 13 scores of 80 or higher. “For some reason, it just kind of fits my eye,” said Garcia, who won The Players in 2008 and has twice been runner-up. British Open champion Shane Lowry took bogey on his final hole for a 68 and was tied with Corey Conners and Matt Fitzpatrick.
Late eagle from the fairway stakes Spieth to lead at Pebble
He shot 1-under 71 as he goes for a second victory at Pebble Beach in the last five years. A pedestrian round that included bogeys on two of the par 5s left Spieth two shots out of the lead with three holes to play. Spieth didn’t have to contend with what he predicted to be a “mean” day at Pebble Beach. The raging wind was more of a stiff breeze along the ocean holes that Pebble gets all the time. He made bogey on the easiest hole at Pebble Beach from the middle of the fairway on the par-5 second hole, coming up well short of the green, pitching short of the putting surface and missing a par putt from 5 feet.
Hovland birdies the last hole to win Mayakoba Classic
Viktor Hovland of Norway plays on the 1st Hole during the final round of the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. It sure didn't look that way at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, where he captured another PGA Tour title with another big putt at the end. It was the first time since the Mayakoba Classic began in 2007 that it was won with a birdie putt on the final hole. Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open in February for his first PGA Tour title by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the last hole. The former NCAA champion at Oregon also was going for his second PGA Tour win, the first one coming at the AT&T Byron Nelson two years ago.
Herman rallies to win Wyndham, qualify for FedEx playoffs
Known for his friendship with President Donald Trump, Herman overcame a four-stroke deficit in the final round at Sedgefield Country Club. He had a final chance to tie on the 72nd hole, but his 8-foot birdie putt slid left of the cup. Herman got into the playoffs, jumping from 192nd to 54th in the race for the 125 spots. Herman had two birdies and an eagle from 59 feet on his first five holes to catch up to Kim. It was quite a week for Herman, who had three birdies over his final four holes Friday simply to make the cut.
Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds
Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par. Hoge, whose best-ever tour finish was a second at The Greenbrier this season, was asked what it would take for his first PGA Tour win. Like Kim, Gooch shot 65 to get into the foursome on top. He had six birdies, including two of his final three holes, to move up. Kokrak was in a group of seven one shot further back along with past Wyndham champ Webb Simpson, who shot his second straight 66.