DJ Wins Travelers Championship PDF Print E-mail



PGA Tour: Dustin Johnson's greatness vastly underappreciated

Dustin Johnson celebrates after winning the Travelers Championship

Cromwell, Conn - Dustin Johnson hung on to win the Travelers

Championship at TPC River Highlands on Sunday to end a 15 month

drought and extend his consecutive season victory streak to 13.

Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a total of 19 under par and a

one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman (67 on Sunday). Johnson's

last victory came in Mexico City in March 2019.

Nicklaus and Palmer each won in 17 consecutive years, while Woods

won in 14 consecutive years. Johnson didn't win in 2014 (but did win

in the 2013-14 wrap-around fall season in Shanghai. It was the first

season that the PGA Tour played a wrap-around format. DJ admitted

afterwards that he felt the pressure coming down the stretch, "I didn't

have my best stuff today, but I'm proud I was able to get the job done."

Johnson's 351 yard bomb down the middle at the last was an emphatic

statement for the newly turned 36 year old (June 22nd). He wedged to

12 feet and two-putted for the victory, his 21st career PGA Tour title,

matching Davis Love III. Johnson moved up to 3rd in the Official World

Golf Ranking.

Mackenzie Hughes and Will Gordon finished tied for 3rd at -17. Gordon,

who had no playing status, fired a final round 64. He earned a special

temporary tour card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season.














Webb Simpson Wins RBC Heritage PDF Print E-mail



Webb wears the Tartan Jacket after winning at Harbour Town

Hilton Head Island, S.C - Webb Simpson outlasted a red-hot field of the

games' finest to claim the 2020 RBC Heritage. Simpson fired a final round

64 on Father's Day to set a new tournament record at 22 under par (the

previous record was held by Brian Gay in 2009 at 20 under par).


Harbour Town Golf Links played without its customary thick rye overseed,

which gave players a greater chance to reach greens when missing fairways.

The lack of thick rough also meant that any shot off the tee that was off-line

ran further into the trees than in previous years.


Abe Ancer who only missed seven greens all week (and hit all 18 in regulation

on Sunday), finished one stroke back for solo second. Last week's winner at

Colonial - Daniel Berger, continued his fine form finishing in a tie for third with

Tyrell Hatton at 20 under par. Simpson who captured his seventh career PGA

Tour win has now moved into the lead in the Fedex Cup Standings.


World no.1 Rory McIlroy finished eleven shots back at -11.















PGA Tour Returns - Berger Defeats Morikawa in Playoff at Colonial PDF Print E-mail



Daniel Berger celebrates after his win at Colonial Country Club.

Fort Worth, Texas - PGA Tour finally returned from its 3 month hiatus

after the country and sports leagues have decided to try to make a go of

it during the re-opening phase of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On a

spectator free Colonial Country Club, Daniel Berger who was playing well

before the forced break, picked up right where he left off - firing at pins

and shooting low scores enroute to winning the Charles Schwabb Challenge

over Collin Morikawa in a playoff (both finished at -15 in regulation).


Berger fired a final round 66 on Sunday on what was a jam packed star

studded leaderboard. Justin Rose had a putt on the last to tie in regulation

but it just slid by. Schauffelle who had a share of the lead for much of the

day found the water coming home to end any hopes. Sunday marked Berger's

28th consecutive round at par or better dating back to last October's Houston



In the playoff, both players needed to scramble for par with Berger getting

up and down from behind the green and Morikawa only needing to convert

from 4 feet to continue, but he missed. The win was the Jupiter resident's

third career victory on the PGA Tour. World no.1 Rory McIlroy finished 9 shots

off the pace after a dismal 4 over par 74 on Sunday to finish at 6 under par.


Jason Kokrak, Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffelle all

finished one shot out of the playoff at 14 under par.


Overall, the tour's reopening was a success with no player or caddie testing

positive for COVID-19. "This is about a sustained return," Monahan said. "But

I think as we sit here late in the day Sunday, there's no question that this has

been an exceptional week."
















The Match II; Champions for Charity COVID-19 Relief PDF Print E-mail


Phil, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Tiger pose after The Match at Medalist


Hobe Sound, Florida - Mother nature wasn't in a cooperative mood with

a weather system soaking all of South Florida, but the four titans of sport

slogged along in an effort to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The golf was

as sloppy as the weather, but between Tiger striping it all day, Mickelson

chirping in Trevino-esque fashion and the QB's pitching in (Brady actually

did hole out a wedge on the par 5 seventh) it made for some entertaining

live action for a change.


The front 9 was hard to watch, with more penalty strokes and lost balls than

pars, but surprisingly, the inward nine which consisted of modified alternate

shot was a far better watch. Everyone contributed, Manning seemed to own

the par 3 holes - hitting it to 17 inches on the 16th. Even Brady who struggled

throughout, made a 15 foot eagle put on the driveable eleventh hole for an

eagle 2, after Mickelson drove the green. 3 down at the turn, Mickelson and

the new QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began to gel down the stretch and

somehow got the match to the home hole as the gloomy Hobe Sound evening

was turning to darkness. When Tiger Woods lag putted to gimme range, the

match was over. In the end, 20 million dollars was raised for COVID-19 Relief

and a second consecutive weekend of live golf had been witnessed. It was a

Win/Win for all.


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