Burns playoff birdie to beat No. 1 Scheffler at Colonial
Sam Burns made a 38-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at Colonial, which came just more than two hours after he had finished his round, to beat top-ranked Scottie Scheffler on Sunday. After finishing his 5-under 65 to get to 9 under, Burns was done in the clubhouse when, at one point, Scheffler was among five players tied at 10 under. Burns' seven-stroke comeback matched Nick Price in 1994 for the biggest in a final round to win Colonial.news.yahoo.com
Homa gets another chance and wins hometown event at Riviera
Homa won on the second extra hole when Finau failed to save par from a bunker, missing a 10-foot putt. We grew up idolizing him, idolizing Riviera Country Club, idolizing the golf tournament. He closed with a 7-under 64, the best score of the final round. The victory sends him back to the Masters, along with the next three World Golf Championships. 61 in the world, he is ineligible for a World Golf Championship for the first time since he became a PGA Tour member.
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.
Sam Burns builds 5-shot lead at halfway point at Riviera
(AP Photo/Ryan Kang)LOS ANGELES – Sam Burns wanted to pay respect to tough Riviera by playing it safe. He chipped it about 10 feet short — anything too strong could lead to big trouble — and made the par putt. “Whenever we were kind of in a tricky spot, just kind of took what the golf course gave us,” Burns said. “I feel like I'm playing really well. “There's a lot of good players — really, really good players.
Great start and a better finish gives Burns lead at Riviera
(AP Photo/Ryan Kang)LOS ANGELES – Sam Burns had the ideal start at Riviera. The 24-year-old Burns is still looking for his first PGA Tour victory. On one of the best courses of the year, against another stacked field, it was a good first step. “You can’t ask for a course in better shape,” said Johnson, who won two weeks ago in Saudi Arabia. The 72-hole record, 20-under 264 that Lanny Wadkins set in 1985, has stood the longest of any PGA Tour event.
Reed dodges controversy to share 54-hole lead at Farmers
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO – Patrick Reed was involved in another rules controversy Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Believing the ball didn't bounce, Reed picked it up to see if it was embedded before a rules official arrived. Reed told the official that no one in his group, as well as a nearby volunteer, saw it bounce. “At that point we go with what the rules official said and also with what the volunteers and what we see,” Reed said. Reed shared the lead with Alex Noren after the first round and was one shot off the lead after 36 holes.