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Sung Kang celebrates after winning at Trinity Forest.

 



Dallas, Texas - South Korea's Sung Kang notched his first career victory

on the PGA Tour after firing a final round 67 to finish at 23 under par at

the AT&T Byron Nelson. Kang's 261 total gave him a two-stroke victory

over Scott Piercy and Matt Every.

 

It was the 159th appearance on the PGA Tour for the 31 year old Kang,

who became the ninth first-time winner on tour this season. Kang hung

tough all day, and down the stretch on Sunday he birdied holes 14 thru

16 to gain a 3 shot cushion.

 

Rain throughout the week caused havoc with the tee time schedules, with

some players needing to complete round 3 early on Sunday. Matt Every

was one of those that paid the price. He made four bogeys to finish off his

third round, which gave Kang a 3 shot advantage to start the final round.

 

Kang's 65 -61 start enabled the South Korean to break the 36 hole scoring

record (16 under par - 126) at the AT&T Byron Nelson. With the win, Kang

moved up 50 spots in the Fedex Cup standings from 71st to 21st, and to 13th

in the President's Cup International Team Standings.

 

Brooks Koepka, defending champion at Bethpage Black this week for 101st

PGA Championship fired rounds of 65-66-68-65 to finish fourth.


 

 

Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Max Homa Breaks Through - Wins Wells Fargo PDF Print E-mail

 

Max Homa celebrates after winning at Quail Hollow




Charlotte, N.C - Max Homa rose above the stars on the leaderboard at

the Wells Fargo Championship to capture his first PGA Tour title. The

leaderboard at Quail Hollow included what is likely to be a third of the

2020 European Ryder Cup squad - Rory, Sergio, and Englishmen Justin

Rose and Paul Casey (Rickie Fowler was also in contention).


Homa's final round 4 under par 67 (15 under par total - 269) eclipsed

Joel Dahmen by 3 strokes. For quite sometime the 2013 NCAA Champion

seemed like a "can't miss" prospect when he came out of Cal. Max Homa

struggled to find success on the tour early on but did manage to win in 2014

and 2016 on the Web.com Tour. In 2017 on the PGA Tour, he missed 15 of 17

cuts and made a paltry $18k. A strong showing at the 2018 Web.com finals

(T15) got him back to the PGA Tour. At the start of this season, Homa

missed 6 straight cuts, with his best finish being a T10 at Pebble Beach. So

nobody saw this week coming, but using his mantra of just being "relentless",

Homa worked hard on the process to change things around.


"Yeah, it was bad, so there's obviously a lot of scar tissue," Homa said. "But finally,

honestly since I've been driving it better, since probably that Pebble tournament

I played well, that scar tissue has gone away. I feel like me again, I've played

with a lot of players that are doing pretty well out here, and I used to hang

around them a little bit, so I know I'm good at this. It's just kind of been a

steady climb of getting my game back and also the confidence and the

comfortability out here. That was the hardest part, and I'm actually starting

to feel that a little bit."

 

With the win, Homa moved up a whopping 133 spots in the Fedex Cup points

standings - from 138th to 35th.

 

Justin Rose finished solo third at -11 after a final round 68. Sergio Garcia,

Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey and Jason Dufner all finished T4 at 9 under par.

 


Scoreshttps://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Rahm and Palmer Win Zurich Classic PDF Print E-mail

 

Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm celebrate after winning the Zurich Classic




Avondale, Louisiana - 42 year old Ryan Palmer, winless on tour for the past

9 years and his partner 24 year old Jon Rahm captured the Zurich Classic of

New Orleans with rounds of 64-65-64-69 (26 under par total) for a 3 stroke

victory over Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia.

 

For Jon Rahm, it was his third win in 3 years on tour, and his seventh since

coming out of Arizona State as the best collegiate golfer. But it was Ryan Palmer

who stole the show on Sunday, making clutch putts with his relatively recent

change to the claw grip, but it hasn't always been so clutch on the greens for

Palmer.

 

Caddie James Edmonson (on Palmer's bag for the last 17 years) says that

Palmer "clearly had the yips" when things hit rock bottom a few years back.

Palmer won't quite say the word, but admitted "it was getting close to it".

By 2017, he had plummeted to 190th in putting on the PGA tour. The 2018

Farmers Insurance Open was the turning point, he finally started to see

some success with the new method - getting into a 3 way playoff, that Jason

Day eventually won. Recent success at the CJ Cup in Korea and a top 5 at the

Honda Classic were bringing confidence in the putting method. "I just kept

believing in what I was doing," Palmer said. "I knew my game was good

enough."

 

With the win Jon Rahm moves to 6th in the Fedex Cup standings, Palmer

moves up 31 spots from 50th to 19th.

 

Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
C.T Pan Wins RBC Heritage PDF Print E-mail

 

C.T Pan celebrates after winning the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town



Hilton Head, South Carolina - C.T Pan fired a final round 67 at the RBC

Heritage Classic as nearly every challenger struggled in the windy

conditions on Easter Sunday. 54 hole leader and World No.1 Dustin

Johnson had a disastrous final round finishing with a 6 over par 77 for

the day (and 4 under par total) plummeting all the way into a tie for 28th.

 

Pan was on the fence about whether to compete at Harbour Town, since

back home in Houston his first AJGA event was being held, but his wife

insisted that he go play. After finishing at 12 under par, and claiming his

first PGA Tour victory, Pan accepted his new plaid tartan jacket and 1.2

million in earnings, realizing a dream and a promise he had made to his

father who has since passed away. "I can remember all of the late nights

watching the Masters or watching the PGA Tour events, watching Tiger Woods

winning,"Pan said. And my Dad would tell me, hey, I want you one day to

do that for me. And Dad, finally we've done it."

 

Matt Kuchar finished a shot behind at 11 under par after making birdie at the

13th, 15th and 18th holes. Shane Lowry, Patrick Cantlay and Scott Piercy were

two shots back tied for 3rd at 10 under par.

 

Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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