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Rahm Rallies, Beats DJ in Dramatic Playoff at BMW PDF Print E-mail

 

Jon Rahm celebrates after his dramatic win at Olympia Fields


 


Chicago - Jon Rahm incurred a penalty on Saturday for forgetting to

mark his ball on the 5th green, it was his only bogey over the weekend

at Olympia Fields, and thanks to a 65 foot bomb on the first hole of

the sudden death playoff with Dustin Johnson - that one stroke penalty

didn't come back to haunt him.


The putt came moments after Johnson drained a 45 footer of his own

on the 72nd hole to shoot 67 and tie Rahm at 4 under par to force the playoff.

It was a dramatic ending to an event that resembled a U.S Open more

than the BMW Championship - a Fedex Cup Playoff event.

 

Rahm's final round 64 was the latest stellar Sunday to eclipse the World

no.1. (Johnson also finished solo second a few weeks back at the PGA

Championship at Harding Park after Collin Morikowa also fired a blistering

final round 64), but in typical DJ fashion he brushed off another tough defeat,

"I played an unbelievable putt, got in the playoff and then Jon made an even

more ridiculous putt on top of me."

 

Johnson's final round 67 did ensure that he'd remain atop the OWGR and the

Fedex Cup standings heading into East Lake for the Tour Championship.


Only five players finished under par at the BMW Championship - Joaquin

Niemann and Hideki Matsuyama tied for third at -2, while Tony Finau

closed with a 65 to finish three shots back at 1 under par.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
DJ Routs Field at TPC Boston, Regains World No.1 PDF Print E-mail

 

Dustin Johnson celebrates after his 11 shot win at TPC Boston


 


Norton, Massachusetts - Dustin Johnson fired rounds of 67-60-64-63

routing a stellar playoff field by 11 shots at TPC Boston to capture the

Northern Trust.

 

Entering Sunday with a 5 stoke lead, Johnson stretched his lead early

with an eagle on the par 5 - 2nd hole en route to front nine 30 on his

way to PGA Tour career victory no.22. DJ's two-putt from off the green

on the 72nd hole capped off a tournament record 30 under par total.

 

"I hit it just as good on Thursday, but just didn't make the putts," said

Johnson. "My ball-striking was unbelievable."

 

With the win, DJ moved to the top of the Fedex Cup standings heading

into playoff #2 in Chicago and to No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

 

Harris English finished solo 2nd at 19 under par after a final round 69.


 

DJ Stats at TPC Boston:
Driving: 320.0 yards (2nd)
Fairways: 38/56, 67.86% (29th)
Greens: 65/72, 90.28% (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.600 (1st)
Scores: 5 Eagles, 23 Birdies, 41 Pars, 3 Bogeys

Strokes Gained:
SG: Off the Tee: 3.816 (2nd)
SG: Approach to Green: 12.122 (1st)
SG: Around the Green: 2.198 (13th)
SG: Putting: 5.392 (9th)
SG: Tee to Green: 18.138 (1st)
SG: Total: 23.528 (1st)

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

 

 

 
Strafaci Outlast Osborne at Bandon Dunes - Wins U.S Amateur PDF Print E-mail


Tyler Strafaci celebrates after winning the U.S Amateur at Bandon Dunes

 

 

Bandon, Oregon - In the finest U.S Amateur contested in recent memory,

and 85 years after Frank Strafaci Sr. won the 1935 U.S. Amateur Public

Links, his grandson, Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Fla., captured the 120th

U.S. Amateur Championship in dramatic fashion at Bandon Dunes

Golf Resort. The fifth-year Georgia Tech senior rallied from an early

5-down deficit to defeat the SMU power hitter - junior Charles “Ollie”

Osborne of Reno, Nev., 1 up, in the 36-hole championship final.


It was Strafaci’s fourth consecutive match to be decided on the final

hole. This time, he laced a 4-iron from 245 yards to 25 feet to set up

a two-putt birdie, the 25th of the match between the two finalists.

When Osborne, who pushed his 5-iron second from 212 yards to the

right of the green, failed to convert his birdie from 18 feet, the match

was over.


An emotional Strafaci embraced his father/caddie, Frank Jr., his mother,

Jill, and his older brother, Trent. He also was congratulated by 2021 USA

Walker Cup captain Nathaniel Crosby, himself the 1981 U.S. Amateur

champion, for earning a place on the team that will face Great Britain

and Ireland May 8-9 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., just a

short drive from Strafaci’s home. There were tears of joy and several

primal screams of excitement, knowing he had fulfilled a lifelong dream

of winning America’s oldest amateur competition and play in a Walker

Cup, something his decorated grandfather never achieved.


“That's why I always wanted to be the first Strafaci to make a Walker

Cup,” said Tyler. “It's been a rough couple of years because I've been

pretty close to it, and now that I'm on that team, I feel like I've made

[my grandfather] proud, and I feel like it's just unbelievable. I mean,

it's something I've dreamt about and something that my father has told

me about, stories about my grandfather. So it's awesome.”


Match Score:Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. def. Charles Osborne, Reno, Nev. 1 up

 

Source:USGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
Morikawa Wins PGA at Harding Park PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Collin Morikawa hoists the Wannamaker after winning at Harding Park.


 

 


San Francisco - It was a return to normalcy for golf fans, even if for

only a few days - major championship golf returned at Harding Park

in San Francisco for the PGA Championship. 23 year old Californian

Collin Morikawa playing in only his second major, the former Cal

Golden Bear blitzed the back nine on Sunday to capture his first major

championship.

 

The spectator free TPC Harding Park held its own against the world's

best players, cool temps in 50's & 60's that included gusty winds and

random bouts of marine layer kept players from being able to overpower

the bay area muni.

 

Morikawa started Sunday 2 strokes off the lead, but his brilliant final

round 64 included an eagle 2 on the driveable sixteenth to reach 13

under par, from there he never looked back - winning by two over 54

hole leader Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey.

 

Since the PGA Championship became a stroke play event in 1958,

only two winners have been younger - Jack Nicklaus in 1963 and

Rory McIlroy in 2012. Collin Morikawa moved from 12th in the OWGR

to 5th.

 

Next major on the revamped spectator free schedule is the U.S Open

at Winged Foot.


Scores: https://www.pga.com/events/leaderboards/pga-tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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