Aug 21 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings
1. (1) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 2869
2. (2) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 2689
3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 2671
4. (4) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 2466
5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 1832
Posted: August 21, 2017, 2:36 am
Henrik Stenson finished at 22-under to break Sedgefield's 72-hole record, holding off challengers like Webb Simpson and Ryan Armour.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:54 am
England’s Lily May Humphries would have expected a harder battle to win the biggest championship of her young career. She hardly had to break sweat. The 15-year-old is the new British Girls Amateur champion after defeating Norway’s Emilie Overas at Enville Golf in Staffordshire, England in what was scheduled to be an 18-hole final. Humphries only needed 13 holes. That’s how long it took for her to rack up a 7 and 5 win, but then she set a torrid pace the Norwegian couldn’t match. The first four holes went the English girl’s way thanks to birdies at the first and third holes, and Overas mistakes at the second and fourth holes. “It feels so good”, said Humphreys, winner of this year’s European
Posted: August 20, 2017, 9:53 pm
Pedro Lencart has joined Sergio Garcia in the history books by winning the British Boys Amateur Championship. Lencart becomes the first player since Garcia to add the Boys Amateur to the Junior Open Championship, which Lencart won last year. The 17-year-old defeated defending champion Falko Hanisch 5&4 at Nairn. The German was bidding to become the first player since J. Lindsay in 1930 to defend the title. Lencart began the second half of the 36-hole final with a six-hole lead after making nine birdies in the morning session. Hanisch, who triumphed at Muirfield last year, gave himself a modicum of hope when he birdied the 19th hole to reduce the deficit to five, but he was really just trying
Posted: August 20, 2017, 9:42 pm
Lizette Salas holed the definitive putt in the Solheim Cup on Sunday night, and to many this was the perfect conclusion. How can anyone be four up after nine, and play the inward half in two-under and still not win?
Posted: August 20, 2017, 9:15 pm
In the final round of the 2017 Wyndham Championship, Ben Crane aces it from 175 yards on the par-3 16th hole.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 7:58 pm
The final playoff spot on the PGA Tour came down to the final hole of the final regular-season event. Veteran J.J. Henry closed with birdies on two of his last three holes at the Wyndham Championship, including a 6-foot make on the home hole, to snag an eight-way tie for 16th place. After starting the week No. 134 in the season-long points race, the result moved Henry into the 125th and final playoff spot by the slimmest of margins. Henry ended the season with 365 points, one point ahead of Zac Blair who started the week at No. 120 but ended it at No. 126. Blair turned 27 on Sunday, but after missing the 54-hole cut he couldn't do anything to better his chances. Henry has full-time status next
Posted: August 20, 2017, 6:07 pm
David Gordon, ESPN Stats & Information Seventeen years ago today, Aug. 20, 2000, Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship. It was Woods’ third consecutive victory in one of golf’s majors, a streak that reached four when he won the 2001 Masters. The PGA Championship win at Valhalla made Woods the first golfer to win three majors in a calendar year since Ben Hogan in 1953. Woods’ performance in 2000 comprises one of the most dominant stretches in golf history. Records set at U.S. Open, Open Championship Woods' first major win in 2000 came at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, a 15-stroke victory that still stands as the all-time largest winning margin by a major champion. He was the only player to finish
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:22 am
Here are the final-round tee times and pairings for the 2017 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. (all times eastern). SUNDAY OFF TEE NO. 1 8:16 a.m.: D.A. Points, Harris English 8:25 a.m.: Robert Streb, David Hearn 8:34 a.m.: Steven Bowditch, Spencer Levin 8:43 a.m.: Joel Dahmen, Bobby Wyatt 8:52 a.m.: Blayne Barber, Tag Ridings 9:01 a.m.: Miguel Angel Carballo, Kevin Streelman 9:10 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Ryan Brehm 9:19 a.m.: C.T. Pan, Andres Gonzales 9:28 a.m.: Michael Kim, J.J. Spaun 9:37 a.m.: Ben Crane, Billy Horschel 9:46 a.m.: John Huh, K.J. Choi 9:55 a.m.: Peter Malnati, Dicky Pride 10:04 a.m.: Rick Lamb, Roberto Castro 10:13 a.m.: Mark Wilson, Steven Alker
Posted: August 20, 2017, 12:42 am
Davis Love III has a lot on his plate this week at the Wyndham Championship. Not only is the reigning U.S. Ryder Cup captain in contention to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history, he also has one eye his son Dru, who also initially made the cut this week.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 12:08 am
LOS ANGELES – They should have celebrated like this three years ago – with fist pumps and hugs and cries of “Masters! Masters! We’re going to the Masters!” In the summer of 2014, with his father, Jeff, on the bag, Doug Ghim stood on the final tee with a 1-up lead in the U.S. Amateur Public Links. The incoming freshman at Texas was about 400 yards from victory and a spot in the Masters … and then he pumped his tee shot out of bounds and made double bogey. He lost to Byron Meth on the first playoff hole. Ghim’s explanation that day at Sand Creek? “Nerves,” he said. “I’d just never been in this position before. But next time, I’ll be ready.” And so here he was Saturday, in the semifinals of the
Posted: August 19, 2017, 10:37 pm
Andy Hegan isn't sure where his golf adventure is going to take him. But he's all-in for whatever transpires over the next year. "I just want to get better," he said. "I'm trying to get to the next level." With the support of his dad Dave, Hegan took the unusual step of leaving Lake Central last fall to immerse himself in golf. His winter residence is in Carlsbad, Calif., where his dad has a place. Hegan is currently in Northwest Indiana playing for the next six weeks. The long-term goal: play on the PGA Tour. Hegan's days are a mix of golf and school. He attends Indiana University's online high school. Hegan takes classes on his own. Each subject has a midterm and final. When he passes the classes,
Posted: August 19, 2017, 9:40 pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Brittany Lincicome was on a roll, on and off the golf course. She birdied the first six holes in her fourball match with Brittany Lang against Carlota Ciganda and Mel Reid and ended up making 10 birdies in the first 15 holes. Yes, the U.S. won the match, but the Europeans still took them to the 18th hole. Afterward, with a vodka-cranberry drink planted firmly in hand, Lincicome went through her round, although she left it to Lang to remember the lengths of each of Lincicome’s six consecutive birdie putts. Lincicome couldn’t remember a time in her career when she’s ever made that many birdies in a row. “I feel like maybe four or five, but never six,” she said. “Like, six
Posted: August 19, 2017, 8:48 pm