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With an 8-under-par 35-29=64, Adam Hadwin co-medaled at today's open qualifier for the Farmers Insurance Open at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, Calif.

The Canadian drilled 11 birdies to carry one bogey and one double. He started his loop with birdies at 10 and 11, and then picked off three consecutive beginning at the 15th hole. After making the turn, he rolled his sixth birdie in at the second hole, and then ran the table from the fifth hole into the clubhouse. Mark Baker shared medalist honors at 8-under 32-32=64 thanks to an eagle and seven birdies against just one bogey. Former PGA TOUR member Brad Adamonis (6-under 33-33=66; 9 birdies, 1 bogey, 1 double) and Michael McCabe (6-under 36-30=66; 1 eagle, 6 birdies, 2 bogeys) filled the other two berths into the tournament proper.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 08:48:00 PM

Chris Kirk authored a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational to post 12-under 268, good for a one-stroke victory over a trio of runners-up.

Kirk began his final frame in a two-way tie for fourth and three shots back of the 54-hole lead. He required 27 putts on his round, but none was more crucial or clutch than the 7'1" putt he drained at the last for par. On his round, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and went 5-for-6 in scrambling. The 30-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on May 8, recorded an eagle-3 on the first and a birdie on the ninth, book-ending his lone bogey at the par-4 seventh. He added par breakers on Nos. 12 and 15, closing the weekend 65-66 for the victory. This is Kirk's fourth PGA TOUR title in 131 starts as a professional. It's his first since the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship. He's already exempt into all of the remaining majors and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
May 24 - 6:22 PM

Colin Montgomerie navigated the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Indiana, to the tune of 8-under-par 72-69-70-69=280, good for a four-stroke victory at the 76th edition of the Senior PGA Championship.

The defending champ slept on a three-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer, and then traded six birdies with three bogeys in the finale. Esteban Toledo finished alone in second place at 4-under 284. Woody Austin took solo third at 3-under 285. Langer closed with 74 for outright sixth place at even-par 288. For the week, Montgomerie totaled 15 birdies and dropped just seven strokes, all with bogeys. He won't turn 52 until June, but this is already his third title in a major on the 50-and-over circuit. Today's exempt him into the PGA Championship on Aug. 13-16. He missed the cut the first time the major was contested at Whistling Straits in 2010, but the Scot survived last year's test at Valhalla and placed T69. Incidentally, because he also won the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, he's already exempt into the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on June 18-21.
May 24 - 5:50 PM

With a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship, Byeong-Hun An soared to his first victory on the European Tour and became the first from Asia to win this tournament.

The 23-year-old South Korean posted 21-under 267 to set the tournament record, six strokes clear of co-runners-up Thongchai Jaidee and Miguel Angel Jiménez. An hit 14 greens and needed only 22 putts en route to an eagle and five birdies today. The 3 at the par-5 12th was inches from an albatross. (You can view the shot here.) After sharing the 54-hole lead with Francesco Molinari, who led outright after 18 and 36 holes, the Italian opened the finale with a bogey-5 and drifted into sole possession of fifth place nine swings back after a closing 74. "I'm still really excited and over the moon right now," said the champ. "I wasn't expecting this. I didn't know that a win was this close. It came all of a sudden. I've been playing well all year but I never thought I would win this event." Included in the spoils, An is now exempt into the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone.
May 24 - 1:27 PM

At even-par 210 (71-68-71), Louis Oosthuizen withdrew prior to today's final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial due to a neck injury.

This is always the fear with gamers regarding Oosthuizen as he has had a history of reoccurring back and/or neck injuries that have forced withdrawals from tournaments. Some come in the form of mid-tournament WDs, as was the case today. This is his seventh in 91 PGA TOUR starts. Others, where he was in the published field but didn't start, as was the case earlier this year at The Honda Classic. Still others, where he withdraws his commitment to play the event, the latest example coming at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic back in January. If he's able, we'll see him again at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
May 24 - 11:47 AM

Overnight leader Kevin Na conjured up a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and his 11-under 199 is good for a one-stroke lead over Ian Poulter.

Na, who began the day with a two-shot lead, split nine (of 14) fairways and hit just nine greens in regulation, finishing with 25 putts. The 31-year-old scrambled successfully 7-of-9 times (including five of six on his inward half) adding a second square on the card at the par-4 15th. Today's round wasn't necessarily about the three birdies that Na managed (ranging from 6'11" to 16'11" on No. 3). It was more about his par putts (two in excess of six feet) and most importantly his 6'9" bogey "save" that disappeared on the par-4 fifth, minimizing the damage of a penalty stroke off the tee to just one dropped shot.
May 23 - 3:27 PM

Fort Worth native John Peterson backed up to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and at 3-over 213 will not be teeing it up on Sunday.

Peterson, who grew up on Colonial Country Club, was one of 15 golfers at T66 after two rounds had been completed, so a second cut of low 70 and ties was required after 54 holes. Joining Peterson on the pine for Sunday: 212--Jarrod Lyle; Harrison Frazar; Steve Wheatcroft; Chad Collins; Patrick Rodgers ... 213--John Peterson ... 216--Kyle Reifers.
May 23 - 3:02 PM

Byeong-Hun An tacked on a 5-under-par 34-33=67 to Friday's 64 and is tied for the lead going into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship.

An made seven birdies in all and ended with a pair of par breakers to pull alongside Francesco Molinari at 14-under 202. The duo will head off on their final lap two shots clear of Thongchai Jaidee. An hit 15 greens in regulation (47 out of 54 this week) and split 9 (of 14) fairways. He was 2-for-3 in scrambling and took 27 putts. The young South Korean has posted an impressive six top 15s in his rookie season on the European Tour but hasn't entered a final round higher than T7 or nearer than five shots off the lead. In other words, this is his first legitimate shot at victory.
May 23 - 12:53 PM

Boosted by a hole-in-one at the second, Miguel Angel Jiménez carded a 4-under-par 32-36=68 to move into solo fifth at the BMW PGA Championship.

This is becoming routine for the veteran Spaniard. Last week he matched Colin Montgomerie's record of nine by draining his tee shot at the 8th hole in round two of the Open de España. And now he has the European Tour's all-time mark for himself after a 10th ace, three of those coming this season. Jiménez followed his hole-in-one at the 154-yard second with a birdie at three and circled three more par breakers against two bogeys over the rest of his round. At 11-under 206, he's currently four shots behind leader Francesco Molinari.
May 23 - 12:13 PM

Tommy Fleetwood holed his second shot at the par-5 4th hole in the third round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.

That dramatic three-shot leap combined with an eagle-3 at the 12th helped the Englishman card a 7-under 31-34=65 and climb up to third place on 11-under 205. "It was 198 yards, 7 iron," Fleetwood told Sky Sports TV. "It was a perfect shot, exactly where I went to hit it." It goes down as the 92nd albatross on the European Tour and is the third in this event (you can watch it here). He hit 12 (of 14) fairways, found 15 greens in regulation and played the par 5s in 6-under.
May 23 - 11:28 AM

Try as he might but David Hearn survived the cut on the number at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Hearn impressed with a 66 in the opener but blew up for a birdie-free, 5-over-par 35-40=75 in today's second round. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and went an astonishing 0-for-14 in scoring chances on Friday. Still sitting pretty despite one bogey on his first 17 holes, the Canadian rinsed his approach at the par-4 18th. He'd roll another back into the water when a chip failed to clear the bank facing the green. Eventually, Hearn coaxed in a 50-inch putt for quadruple bogey to post 1-over 141. As one of 15 tied for 66th place, a second cut of low 70 and ties will occur at the conclusion of 54 holes. With the threat of inclement weather on Saturday, players will go off split tees beginning at 7:00 a.m. CT. The final group is scheduled to begin on No. 1 at 9:10 a.m.

Jonas Blixt turned in a pair of 4-over-par 74s at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, missing the cut by seven strokes.

Blixt found only 10 (of 28) fairways and 16 greens in regulation en route to his fifth consecutive MC. He erased four birdies with 10 bogeys and a double. At 138th in the FedExCup standings and fully exempt only through this season, the 31-year-old has some work to do to enjoy the same perks in 2015-16 that he has since breaking onto the PGA TOUR in 2012. He'll try again at next week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. Other notables that missed the cut at Colonial today include: 142--2006 champ Tim Herron; Sangmoon Bae; Daniel Berger; James Hahn; Sean O'Hair; Ryan Palmer ... 143--two-time champ Kenny Perry; John Senden ... 146--2011 champ David Toms ... 147--Jason Kokrak ... 148--two-time champ Corey Pavin ... 153--1987 champ Keith Clearwater.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 22 - 7:33 PM




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