Reed Strikes First in Fedex Cup Playoffs - Wins at Liberty National PDF Print E-mail


Patrick Reed celebrates after winning the Northern Trust at Liberty National

Jersey City, New Jersey - It's been awhile since Patrick Reed won a big

event, April of 2018 to exact - the Masters at Augusta National. He's

battled back this season after some well documented swing issues.


Reed's strong finish on Sunday offset a shaky start, holding off Abraham

Ancer by one shot (after finishing with a final round 69 for a winning score

of 16 under par) and two over Jon Rahm and Harold Varner III.


"It was a grind out there today, that's for sure," Reed said. "Felt amazing

being back in that position, having a chance to go into Sunday with the



It was just a few months ago that his wife Justine made a mayday call to

bring in David Leadbetter at the Valspar Championship to aid Reed with

his failing tee to green game. "To have those kind of long droughts is

not fun," Reed said. "I feel like the longer that time period is in between

wins, it just makes it tougher. I was pushing too hard and was trying harder

to win and all of a sudden it was going in the wrong direction. My team

was smart enough to tell me to back off, shut it down and reset and get

clear, because we can finish the year right."


And right he has, jumping from 50th to 2nd in the standings after the

first of three Fedex Cup Playoff events. The victory guarantees him a spot

in the 30 player Tour Championship finale at East Lake.


World No.1 Brooks Koepka remains in the top spot in the standings, with

Reed and Rory McIlroy closing the gap as the tour heads to Chicago for

the BMW Championship at Medinah.













JT Poston Wins Wyndham Championship PDF Print E-mail


JT Poston Celebrates after winning at Sedgefield

Greensboro, N.C - J.T Poston fired an 8 under par 62 on Sunday to capture

the PGA Tour's regular season finale at Sedgefield Country Club. Poston did

the thinkable by completing all 72 holes without a single blemish on any of

his scorecards - four bogey free rounds enroute to a tournament record tying

22 under par (258 total score).


"I probably haven't had that many bogey-free rounds this year," Poston said.

"To be able to do four in a row is pretty special, and finish it off with a 62 on

Sunday is pretty awesome."


Despite playing error free golf thru 54 holes, Poston trailed by 3 entering the

final round. He took the lead for good with a birdie on the par-5 15th and

finished off the round with three straight pars to clip Webb Simpson (65)

by 1. Byeong Hun An finished 2 strokes back at 20 under par after a final

round 67.


The native Tar Heel summed up the day out at Donald Ross' classic venue:

"To be able to do it here in North Carolina, with a lot of friends and family,

I don't think I could have drawn it up any better," Poston said.


The win was Poston's first career victory on the PGA Tour, earning him a

spot at Liberty National for the first Fedex Cup Playoff event this week in

New Jersey.
















Koepka Rules Memphis - Wins WGC Fedex St.Jude Invitational PDF Print E-mail


Brooks Koepka celebrates after winning at TPC Southwinds


Memphis, Tenn. - The much anticipated Sunday match up of Koepka vs

McIlroy never quite panned out as billed at the WGC Fedex St.Jude

Invitational. Brooks showed up as his typical dominant self, while Rory

never could get anything going after his third round 62 had him holding

a 1 stroke lead entering the final round. Koepka actually looked shaky at

the start, but saved par on the second hole and took off from there -

birdieing 3 of next 4 holes to essentially shut the door on the field enroute

to shooting 65 - 16 under par (264 total) to capture his very first WGC

Championship of his career.

Koepka knew the golf world wanted to see a better battle between two of

the best players in the world, "That would have been incredible for the fans,

for everybody that showed up and I'm sure that's what everybody wanted,"

Koepka said.

Afterward, Koepka professed his admiration for the course at TPC

Southwinds, "It's a thinkers golf course," Koepka said. "I probably

don't get enough thought process going through my mind sometimes,

just get up and hit it. It gets routine. A lot of times it's drivers, but out

here you've really got to position yourself off the tee depending on where

the pin is."

McIlroy finished five strokes back after a final round 71 (11 under par),

while Webb Simpson fired a final round 64 to finish solo 2nd. Marc

Leishman was four strokes back in third place after a final round 67.

Tommy Fleetwood (66) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (69) joined McIlroy at

Brooks Koepka became the first player to win three times on the PGA

Tour this season, will head into the Fedex Cup Playoffs as the points
















Lowry Conquers Royal Portrush - Wins The Open PDF Print E-mail


Shane Lowry addresses the media after capturing the 148th Open Championship

Portrush, Northern Ireland - On Sunday evening in Northern Ireland a

legendary celebration of epic proportions was taking place, not just

because the long 68 year wait for the Open Championship to return

had been realized - but because an Irishman was victorious.


Shane Lowry of the Republic of Ireland, had seized control of the Open

Championship with a superb 63 on Saturday. In brutal conditions on Sunday,

Lowry shot a brilliant one over par 72 in gusty winds and heavy rain to finish

at 15 under par, six clear of runner-up Tommy Fleetwood. Lowry's march

down the home stretch was a raucous seaside celebration of singing and

cheer, unifying all in attendance and throughout the Emerald Isle. On

occasions like these all of Ireland becomes ONE - links golf has that much

pull in this end of the world.


Sleeping on a four shot-54 hole lead Saturday night was tough on the

33 year old seeking his first major title. "Obviously, I didn't sleep very

well," Lowry said. "I slept for about 4 or 5 hours last night, and I normally

throw a good 8 to 10 hours at it. So wake up in the middle of the night

thinking about all sorts, and I was awake at half past 6 this morning."


For an Irishman who grew up just 180 miles south of Portrush in the

town of Clara, this is the stuff of which legends are made. Hometown

Northern Irishman and good friend of Lowry, Graeme McDowell offered

up this observation as his mate was coming down the inward stretch home,

"If he holds on and gets this done, Portrush will be a mess tonight".


Indeed GMac, let the Guiness flow...



















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