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Brian Harmon Wins Wells fargo PDF Print E-mail

 

Brian Harman celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship




Wilmington, North Carolina - World No.1 Dustin Johnson was charging up the

leaderboard looking for his fourth win in a row. Ryder Cup hero and 54 hole

leader Patrick Reed - otherwise known as "Captain America" was holding onto

his slim lead. Pat Perez was surging, grabbing a share of the lead at one point.

Rookie sensation Jon Rahm was moving into contention just two shots back and

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson was looking to break his winless streak in North

Carolina. All of this was the story on the front nine, big names and great stories,

but it was another lefty that would steal the show at Eagle Point for this year's

edition of the Wells Fargo Championship (Quail Hollow the regular host venue

will have the PGA Championship in August)

 

Friday was a tough day for the players on the Fazio layout (most of which had

never seen before the week started) with winds whipping and temps colder than

normal. Harman did some of his best work on cut day, moving up the board

after carding a 3 under par 69.

 

After a final round 67, Dustin Johnson found himself tied for the lead in the

clubhouse and seeking his fourth straight victory. Harman needed birdie to upend

the games' best player and notch his second tour win. After going wayward on his

271 yard approach into 18, Harman needed to get up and down to win, but he hit a

less than mediocre chip and faced a 28 foot putt to close out DJ. Most would be

thinking about getting down in two and taking their chances in sudden death - but

not diminutive lefty. He poured the winning putt in the jar and erupted in celebration

with caddie Scott Tway.

 

It was Harman's first tour win in 3 years, "I knew it was going to be tough to birdie

those last couple," Harman said. "But I stuck to my game plan and just did it, did

the best I could." He finished with rounds of 71-69-70-68 (10 under par).

 

Johnson after making the cut on the number, shot 10 under for the weekend to

finish tied with Pat Perez at -9. The final grouping struggled mightily on Sunday,

Reed shot a back nine 40 for a 75 to finish out of the top 10. Alex Noren seeking

his first PGA Tour victory shot 77 on Sunday.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 
Blixt and Smith Win Zurich Classic PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith pose with their tag team belts after winning the Zurich Classic



Avondale, Lousiana - It took 5 days and 76 holes of golf, but Jonas Blixt

and young Aussie Cam Smith outlasted Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown to

win the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on Monday.


As sunlight was vanishing on the 72nd hole Sunday evening, there was very

little chance that a Monday playoff was even possible, but an epic walkoff

shot by Kevin Kisner brought the house to its feet in an instant. Trailing

by a stroke from the fairway on the par 5 - 18th, Kisner faced a must make

35 yard downhill chip shot for eagle that had to go in to stay alive -

he took dead aim and as the ball trundled down the slope towards the target,

it looked like it was coming in awfully hot. The ball skidded and rolled smashing

directly into the flagstick and down for the hole out eagle. Easily the clutch shot

of the year on tour. New life for Kisner/Brown after a final round 60 to tie the

lead at 27 under par, but with sunlight done for the day, the playoff would start

at 9am on Monday.


The playoff failed to reach the drama of the previous night, with very few

spectators and both teams missing makeable winning putts on the first three

playoff holes. Finally, on the fourth playoff hole (18th again) Cam Smith

stuffed his approach and sank the short putt to finish off Kisner/Brown who

missed an 8 foot birdie putt to stay alive.


The victory is the first for the 23 year old Smith who now gets into the Players,

Memorial and the PGA Championship. Blixt, the 33 year old Swede gets his 3rd

career PGA Tour victory and called "This one the most fun."


Popular powerhouse teams like Rose/Stenson and Day/Fowler missed the cut.

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 
Chappel Wins Valero Texas Open PDF Print E-mail

 

Kevin Chappel and caddie Joe Greiner celebrate after the winning putt




San Antonio, Texas - Kevin Chappel was 0 for 179 for his career entering the

Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. That is until he sank an 8 foot putt on

the 72nd hole to finally become a champion on the PGA Tour.

 

"I felt like I had some unfinished business here," Chappell said. "A lot of hard

work went into this, and I don't think I would have had it any other way. Those

people that know me (know) I do everything the hard way . . . and 180 starts

later, that's pretty hard."

 

Chappel's final round 68 was good enough for -12, the target score that he and

caddie Joe Greiner had predicted they'd need to win. Brooks Koepka fired a final

round 65 to reach 11 under to tie Chappel who still had three holes remaining.

Koepka waited on the range to see if a playoff was in the works, then Chappel

sank the winning putt. Koepka praised Chappel: "It's kind of amazing that he

hasn't won, how good he's played."

 

Kevin Tway and Tony Finau finished tied for third at -9.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Wesley Bryan Wins RBC Heritage PDF Print E-mail

 

Wesley Bryan celebrates his first win on the PGA Tour at Harbour Town.




Hilton Head, South Carolina - In the 49 year history of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town

Golf Links no native of South Carolina had ever won the event - until Sunday. Wesley

Bryan, the 27 year old known for his trick shot prowess, is now a PGA Tour Champion.

Bryan started the day 4 shots back, but his final round 67 that included a mistake free

inward nine with birdies on holes 13 and 15 (to reach -13) was just enough to hold off

five time RBC runner up Luke Donald who once again came close but finished a shot back

at 12 under par.

 

After a bogey at the third, it wasn't looking like it would be his day, but four consecutive

birdies on holes 4 thru 7 got him right back into contention. "I knew if I could get off to a

hot start I'd be able to put a little pressure on the leaders," Bryan said. "I didn't get off to

a hot start, and honestly there were doubts, but I turned it around and made those four

birdies in a row and was right back in it. Honestly I got a little lucky that the leaders

didn't keep going a little bit deeper, and (they) stalled out. Luckily I was able to make a

couple on the back nine coming in."

 

Wesley and his brother George known as the Bryan Bros Trick Shot artists on YouTube,

had gained quite the following, but with Wesley's success on Golf Channel's "Big Break

Palm Beach" and then 3 wins on the Web.com Tour last year, his competitive game was

taking off. Now living in Augusta, Georgia (where he attended the Masters as a patron

just over a week ago), he has earned himself a ride down Magnolia lane to play in the

2018 edition of the Masters.

 

"I'm really looking forward to it, I'll get to sleep in my own bed," Bryan said. "

 

Ollie Schniederjans, Will McGirt and Patrick Cantlay all finished tied for third at -11.

 

 

Scores: http://www.pgatour.com/competition/2017/rbc-heritage/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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