Jones wins Honda Classic by 5 shots, earns spot in Masters
Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. J.B. Holmes was in the final group with Jones, three shots back to start the day, and his chances were gone very quickly. He ended up with a costly final-round 79 for Holmes; second place, where he started the day, paid Hagy $763,000 while the tied-for-46th finish paid Holmes $19,070. AdHe went on to make double bogey there, and when Jones birdied the par-5 third Holmes’ deficit had gone from three to eight shots in about 45 minutes. “You can't get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions," Jones said.
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Westwood has career-low at Bay Hill and takes 1-shot lead
He might not be able to contemplate driving a par 5 — that sideshow Saturday at Bay Hill belonged to Bryson DeChambeau. You've got to be top 50 in the world,” Westwood said. He grabbed the lead by holing a 30-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole (DeChambeau made birdie) and a 30-foot birdie putt on the closing hole (DeChambeau made par) to reach 11-under 205. Conners, who started the third round with a one-shot lead, could only manage a 71 on a cool, breezy day at Bay Hill with only a few drops of rain. Sunday was shaping up as another thriller at Bay Hill.
Sam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera
Burns went 31 consecutive holes with a bogey, a streak that ended on No. When the third round was halted by darkness, he made back-to-back bogeys that dropped him to 10-under par, two shots ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick. “Even the downwind holes weren’t that much easier because it was hard to stop it there on the green,” Burns said. “It’s a hard course with no wind,” Burns said. Fitzpatrick was at 3 under for the day through 17 holes, the low score of the round so far.
Schauffele recovers from COVID-19, optimistic about new year
Schauffele is among 16 players in the Tournament of Champions who didn't win last year. His girlfriend came down with COVID-19 in the middle of December, and a few days later, Schauffele tested positive and eventually had minor symptoms. Schauffele is among 16 players at Kapalua who failed to win an official event, though he did have the lowest 72-hole score at the Tour Championship. The winners-only field is including players who reached the Tour Championship because golf was shut down for three months due to the pandemic. Schauffele already has played four times in the new season, which began in September, and that includes two majors.
Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women's PGA
Reid, a 33-year-old from England, is among the contenders to win the Women’s PGA Championship at Aronimink. This is where Gary Player won his first PGA Championship in 1962, by one shot over Bob Goalby. Reid is a six-time winner on the Ladies European Tour but she was more than overdue for an LPGA Tour title. Last year, Hannah Green used a steely performance down the stretch at Hazeltine to make the Women's PGA her first career victory. She hopes to use the lessons learned there to be able to secure a second straight major championship.
Garcia tied for lead going into final round in Mississippi
Sergio Garcia, of Spain, watches his drive from the 18th tee during the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. They were at 14-under 202 going into a final round in which 10 players were separated by four shots. He was the first to post at 202, and then Garcia and Poston caught up to him. 51 this week and decided to play the Sanderson Farms Championship for the first time. That Masters is the last time Garcia had a share of the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.
Bradley leads by 2 shots going into weekend in Mississippi
18 during the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. – Keegan Bradley likes the way he's putting. In his debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship, Bradley made three straight birdies on the back nine to take the lead and closed with another short birdie putt to take a two-shot lead over J.T. What a great day, and I'm bringing a lot to the weekend that I'm happy about.”It hasn't been much fun in the last year for Bradley, who won the PGA Championship as a rookie. Chappell shot 40 on the back nine and had to settle for a 72, leaving him five shots back.
Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield
DUBLIN, Ohio Collin Morikawa didn't get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield Village. It was a quiet day of work, typical for the PGA Tour with no spectators allowed in the return from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. For the first time in 63 years, the PGA Tour will have tournaments on the same course in consecutive weeks. The second week at Muirfield Village the Memorial was supposed to be the first with fans since the PGA Tour returned June 11. He used PGA Tour winner Marc Turnesa as a caddie for this week, which might be a short week.
New Commitments to Shell Houston Open
HOUSTON – Keegan Bradley, 2011 PGA Championship winner and No. 26 Paul Casey of England, the 2009 Shell Houston Open champion, are on the commitment list for the March 26-April 1 event at Redstone Golf Club – Tournament Course. Bradley, the 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, joins 2011 British Open champion Darren Clarke of Ireland as the second reigning major championship winner in the SHO field. Casey is making his first appearance in Houston since suffering an injury during the pro-am round of the 2010 tournament. "We hope to finalize commitments from more high profile players in Miami," said Timms.