DeChambeau Goes 2 for 2 in the Playoffs - Wins at TPC Boston PDF Print E-mail


Bryson DeChambeau raises his arms in triumph at TPC Boston

Norton, Massachusetts - Pure dominance. That's the best way to

describe this playoff run by Bryson DeChambeau after he won again

for the second week in a row at the Dell Technologies Championship

at TPC Boston. DeChambeau's final round 67 (16 under par total)

was enough for a two-stroke victory over Justin Rose.


Early on, it was 54 hole leader Abraham Ancer that provided the biggest

obstacle for DeChambeau, but late in the back nine it was Aussie Cameron

Smith who provided the late charge before faltering at the par-5 18th

(finishing solo third at -13). DeChambeau's birdies at the 8th and 9th

gave him a two-stroke lead (that he would stretch to four), but just as

Smith got to within one, DeChambeau hit wedge to 9 feet on the 15th

and rolled in the decisive clincher. "That was it," he said. "That's how

I play golf right there. Make that birdie and come off the green confident."


With back to back victories over the best players in the world, the

24 year-old from Clovis, California has secured the top spot in the

Fedex Cup standings going into the Tour Championship in Atlanta

(regardless of what happens at the BMW Championship at Aronimink

next week).


Fedex Cup Standings heading into the BMW Championship:

1. Bryson DeChambeau

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Justin Rose

4. Tony Finau

5. Justin Thomas


DeChambeau is a lock to be named to represent Team USA at

the Ryder Cup later this fall (when Captain Jim Furyk names his

first 3 picks at the PGA of America press conference on Tuesday).
















Bryson DeChambeau Wins Northern Trust - Leads Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail



Bryson DeChambeau takes round one of the Fedex Cup Playoffs at Ridgewood

Paramus, New Jersey - The young original with all of the labels has had an

up and down season by his own admission, but after a solid final round 69

at A.W Tillinghast's Ridgewood (composite layout), Bryson DeChambeau

sits atop the Fedex Cup Rankings.

Labeled as the "Mad Scientist" by many, DeChambeau started the day at 16

under par and a four-stroke lead over Keegan Bradley (who fired a blistering

third round 62 on Saturday). Bryson finished at -18, enough for the same

four-shot margin on a day that provided very little drama. Bradley went the

other way Sunday, posting a 7 over par 78 to finish tied for 34th at 5 under



Quite the turnaround for the former SMU standout from Clovis, California -

from his final round collapse on the European tour last month. Since then,

Bryson has worked even harder, feeling that learning from the experiences

has contributed to his growth, "I've never been the most talented, but I feel

like I've always had to work twice as hard to be just as good as others."

Even after his third round 63, DeChambeau headed back to range to work.

"63, it's not birdieing every hole, so there's always room for improvement,"

he said. " Even if you shoot 59, there's been guys this year, Brandt bogeyed

a hole. 59 is fantastic, we're always looking to improve no matter what."

The win was DeChambeau's second this season, and his third career title on

the PGA Tour (he also won Jack Nicklaus' Memorial at Muirfield Village earlier

this season).


Tony Finau finished solo second at -14 after a final round 68.


The current Fedex Cup Standings after the Northern Trust:

1. Bryson DeChambeau

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Justin Thomas

4. Tony Finau

5. Brooks Koepka


DeChambeau seems to be a lock as one of Captain Furyk's Team USA Ryder

Cup picks (along with Tiger and Phil). The big question now is, who will get

the 4th and final spot on the squad?


















Snedeker Wins Wyndham Championship PDF Print E-mail



Brandt Snedeker raises his arms in triumph after winning the Wyndham Championship

Greensboro, N.C - Brandt Snedeker started the week with a 59 (becoming

just the tenth player ever to do so on the PGA Tour), and he ended it with

a six birdie, one bogey performance Sunday for 65 and his ninth career

win (his first on the PGA Tour since 2016). Snedeker's birdie on the last

combined with C.T Pan's double bogey - sealed the deal (finishing at 21

under par 259).


Winning the regular season finale at Sedgefield was a great confidence

builder for Snedeker, who still has hopes of making it to Paris to play for

Team USA at the Ryder Cup. "Shooting 59 on Thursday, your expectations

go through the roof," Snedeker said.


The victory was Snedeker's second Wyndham title (he also won in 2007),

moving him from 80th at the start of the week to 30th in the Fedex Cup

standings. Webb Simpson matched his career best round, firing a final

round 62 to tie C.T Pan for second place at 18 under par.


The Fedex Cup Playoffs begin this week at Ridgewood Country Club in

Paramus, New Jersey. Sergio Garcia will miss the playoffs for the first time

in his career, he plummeted to 131st place in the standings after his tie

for 24th at -12.



















Koepka Gets his Second Major of 2018 at PGA Championship PDF Print E-mail


Brooks Koepka hoists the Wannamaker after winning at Bellerive

St.Louis - Brooks Koepka once again showed his peers and the rest

of the golfing world that he is the real deal. Despite the lack of credit

and adulation, Koepka just keeps showing up at the biggest events -

winning his second major championship in the span of 56 days (Brooks

also won the U.S Open at Shinnecock Hills in June) at the 100th PGA

Championship at Bellerive in St.Louis. Koepka's final round 66 was

good enough for 16 under par (264 total) and a two-stroke victory

over a resurgent Tiger Woods and a star-studded leaderboard that

included Justin Thomas, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day.

It was Woods who got the midwest faithful energized early on, and

capped off his final round 64 with a 20 footer at the last that sent the

masses into a frenzy. Woods finished at 14 under par.


Woods will likely get the bulk of the attention for the vintage performance,

but it was Brooks Koepka who keeps wracking up the hardware at the

majors - he becomes just the fifth player to win both the U.S Open and

PGA in the same year. He didn't see it coming earlier this spring when

he was dealing with a possible career ending wrist injury. "It was tough

watching the Masters from my couch," Koepka said. "My doctors and

physios did such a great job getting me back to where I could compete

again." When asked in the media center if he realized that with 3 majors

he could go on to become an all-time great if he keeps up his current

form - He said, "I really haven't thought about that, but it feels really

good right now."


The epic Sunday was all decided in a two hole sequence. Koepka's

laser 4 iron from 246 yards on the par 3 sixteenth to 6 feet looked like

the kill shot, but Adam Scott who started the day just two shots back,

had a chance to get the deficit to one when he missed his birdie putt

on the par-5 seventeenth. Scott bogeyed the last to finish with a final

round 67 at 13 under par (solo 3rd). Ben Kern from Abilene, Texas was

the low club professional, finishing at 3 under par (277 total) with a final

round 70.


After the PGA Championship, the top 8 Ryder Cup players are secured

to be in Paris. The Final Ryder Cup USA Team standings are:


1. Brooks Koepka

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Justin Thomas

4. Patrick Reed

5. Bubba Watson

6. Jordan Spieth

7. Rickie Fowler

8. Webb Simpson

(4 captains selections remain for USA, Top 8 Euros Qualify on Sept.3rd)















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