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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

World No. 3 Jon Rahm is in La Quinta, California, for the CareerBuilder Challenge and kicks off on La Quinta CC at 8:40 am PST in Round 1, paired with Bubba Watson.

The 23-year-old is the top-ranked player in OWGR -- next-highest is No. 20 Brian Harman -- and the pre-tourney fave outright (8/1). This is his second CBC after T34 last year on 9-under 279 (71-66-70-72). The Arizona State alum owns one TOUR win in 37 career events (32 pro) and defends that title at next week's Farmers in La Jolla. He's bagged seven other top-3 finishes however, including solo 2nd in his last start at the Sentry TOC. The Spaniard has also won two times in 15 career starts on the European Tour, both in 2017, most recently the DP World Tour Championship nine weeks ago, which secured the European Tour Rookie of the Year award and a 3rd-place ranking in the final Race to Dubai standings. Rahm finished 5th in the FedExCup standings last season as a first-time member though not a rookie, and was one of three players to record top 10s in all four Playoffs events, joining Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 17 - 5:19 PM

Sponsor invite and amateur Charles Reiter is at the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California, for his PGA TOUR debut and is paired the first three rounds with Maverick McNealy, the former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world who made his pro debut at the Safeway Open back in October.

The Palm Desert High School senior, No. 1233 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is setting a precedent at the CareerBuilder. He's the first-ever amateur to receive an exemption into the professional division of the tourney in the event's 59-year history. The 18-year-old is making his second start in a pro event after making the cut at the 2017 Emirates Australian Open eight weeks ago, where he finished T65 on 10-over 294 (75-69-75-75). Upon learning the news that he was in the tourney this week, Reiter, who has committed to the University of Southern California, said, "I couldn't believe it. I just want to thank Jeff Sanders (executive director of the CBC) for getting me in the event, in my hometown, my hometown tournament." Sanders had to get TOUR approval to give Reiter a spot in the 156-player professional field, which is a pro-am format for the first 54 holes.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 17 - 4:03 PM

Danny Willett's hopes of starting afresh in 2018 took a blow when he had to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship before a ball was hit.

The Englishman's 2017 season ended in October when he wrote on Twitter: "Gutted to have to shut down my 2017 season. Damaged rotator cuff in my left shoulder last week and need a period of total rest. #devastated" He spent last weekend in Dubai and tweeted photos of himself on the range. But on the final practice day in Abu Dhabi @WorldwideGolf, a U.A.E. based magazine and golf news service, tweeted: "BREAKING: @Danny_Willett withdraws from @ADGolfChamps with a shoulder injury #ADGolfChamps" There is no further news at present.
Source: Twitter
Jan 17 - 7:54 AM

Rory McIlroy arrived early at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and he's determined to start 2018 with a bang following his winless 2017.

After over 100 days on the sidelines after shutting down his season with T63 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in early October, McIlroy appears to have a fresh hunger for success. He's changed diet, vowed to play more events and also prepare better by turning up to events on Monday of tournament week. He's certainly talking a good game and past form at Abu Dhabi GC suggests he can walk the walk too. The Northern Irishman has finished outside the top three at this course just once in his last seven visits, four of those second places. Extending his form to other events in the United Arab Emirates, he's cracked the top 10 in each of his last 10 starts in the region. This looks a perfect venue for McIlroy to hit the ground running and begin his climb back to the top of the world rankings after slipping to his current position of 11th.
Jan 17 - 7:29 AM

Hudson Swafford reached 20-under 268 during last year's CareerBuilder Challenge en route to victory, returning this week for his first chance to defend a PGA TOUR title.

The Georgia Bulldog roared out of the gate with a 7-under 65 (La Quinta CC) on day one last year to find himself in a share of second place. He moved over to the Nicklaus Tournament Course and replicated the score to find himself alone at the top. Swafford had to fend off the charge from Adam Hadwin who fired a 59 on Saturday but Swafford's 20-under 268 was one stroke better than Hadwin come Sunday night. Swafford hit a rough patch following the win but he's rounding back into form with nine straight cuts made heading into this week. Gamers should not be afraid to reinvest in the big-hitting 30-year-old.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 16 - 11:58 AM

Justin Rose heads to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Abu Dhabi GC looking to break his so-near-but-yet-so-far record in the region.

Rose has made just two previous visits to the course and tournament, enough to suggest that he likes it well enough to win, but only if he can keep one pesky round out of the log book. On debut in 2013 he started like a train, pegging 67-69-68 to lead by two with 18 holes to play; a final round 71 saw him fall one swing shy of the winning total. Two years later he stymied himself with an opening 73 before cutting through the field with two 69s and a Sunday 65 for T12. He might argue that he is due a win in the U.A.E. because he has four second placed finishes there and was last seen in the country leading after 54 holes before finishing T4 in the DP World Tour Championship. Two wins late in 2017 proved his summer hard work was pushing him in the right direction. Looks likely to be a threat.
Jan 16 - 10:25 AM

Dustin Johnson will make a second appearance in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Abu Dhabi GC, hoping to retain the form he closed last season's renewal with.

Twelve months ago Johnson made his tournament debut and could only muster a round one level-par 72. It left him T75 and eight swings back of the lead. A Friday 68 got him inside the cut line (T38), but he remained those eight shots back. Cue a weekend 64-68, a 12-under last 36-hole total which bettered by three anything the rest of the field could manage as he raced into a tie for second. Add it to his dominant eight-shot victory in the season-opening Tournament of Champions and you can understand why he is the bookmakers favorite. Possible chinks in the armour? Travel: he's had to get from Hawaii to the U.A.E. In this day and age, part of the job though. More realistically, perhaps, the field will remember how he blew his six shot 54-hole lead in the HSBC Champions. Flipside of that is that we've learned that whilst they might recall it, he's unlikely to.
Jan 16 - 5:35 AM

World No. 83 James Hahn, a pre-tourney 100/1 outright, painted a week-low 8-under-par 32-30=62 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 17-under 263 (67-69-65-62), and then lost to Patton Kizzire on the sixth hole of a two-man playoff, dropping to 2-1 in sudden death. UPDATE: Hahn jumps 24 spots to 59th in OWGR and 110 places to 18th in the FedExCup standings.

Making his 140th career TOUR start, the 36-year-old was looking for his third title, first since winning the 2016 Wells Fargo in a playoff 43 starts ago. His final-round heroics (nine birdies, one bogey) erased a seven-shot deficit at the start of the day, and tied his career low on TOUR, shot two times previous. This was the Scottsdale, Arizona, resident's sixth cash in six Sony's but first top 25. It's also his first top 25 of the season in four starts and his first career runner-up. On 11 (of 14) fairways and 17 greens in regulation, the UC-Berkely alum gained 6.171 strokes against the field, highlighted by seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch. In extra time, he missed his par-saver from 7'9" on the second playing of the par-3 17th, while Kizzire knocked in a par-saver from 2'4".
Jan 14 - 11:31 PM

World No. 105 Patton Kizzire, a pre-tourney 66/1 outright, fashioned a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to tie James Hahn on 17-under 263, and then defeated him with an up-and-down par at the par-3 17th in a tournament-record six-hole playoff, improving to 1-0 in sudden death. UPDATE: Kizzire leaps 51 spots to a career-high 54th in OWGR and is back atop the FedExCup standings for a third time this season.

This was the 31-year-old's second Sony (CUT/2016) and wins for the second time this season in seven events. His maiden win at the OHL came just three starts ago, where he led or co-led after each round, and quickly adds his second title in 66 career starts. In extra time, the duo battled to a draw through four playings of the par-5 18th and two visits to the 17th, with Kizzire knocking in a 28-inch par-saver after Hahn lipped his par-saver from 7'9". After opening in 67-64-64, Kizzire began T2, one back of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge. He conjured five (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 2.160 strokes on approach. The Auburn alum opened with nine straight pars before a pitch-in eagle 2 at 10 from 55 yards away. He added birdie-2 at 11 (13'3") before a lone bogey-5 at 13. The Sea Island, Georgia, resident posted 1.727 putts per GIR and -0.717 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. He's the first multiple winner on TOUR this season.
Jan 14 - 11:14 PM

Second-round leader and World No. 23 Brian Harman back-pedaled with an even-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii for a 72-hole total of 15-under 265, down two spots into a three-way T4, two swings short of a two-man playoff involving James Hahn and eventual champ Patton Kizzire. UPDATE: Harman bump three places to a career-high 20th in OWGR and two spots to 7th in the FedExCup standings.

The 30-year-old posts his fifth straight top 10 to open the season, fourth top 5 and third consecutive, but does drop to 0-for-3 when the 36-hole leader/co-leader. It's his sixth cash at the Sony in seven tries, fourth top 25 and first top 10, supplanting a pair of T13s in 2015 and 2016. After kicking off in 64-63-68, the Georgia alum began T2 (with Kizzire), one shy of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge. Playing out of the final threesome, he hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, losing 1.604 strokes around-the-green. The Georgian ate double bogey-6 at No. 6, turned level after eagle-3 at 9 (from 17'8"), and then traded bogey-5s at 13 (3-putt from 52'10") and 16 with birdies at 12 and 18 (7'2"). He posted 1.867 putts per GIR and -0.959 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts.
Jan 14 - 9:52 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 392 Tom Hoge patched together an even-par 34-36=70 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, dropping two places to a career-best solo 3rd on 16-under 264, one shot short of a two-man playoff involving James Hahn and eventual champ Patton Kizzire. UPDATE: Hoge leapfrogs 178 places to 214th in OWGR and 37 spots to 19th in the FedExCup standings, both career highs.

The 28-year-old, vying for his first TOUR title in 76 career events, drops to 0-for-1 when the 54-hole leader/co-leader. His previous best was T4 at the 2017 Barracuda and posts his second top 10 of the season in six starts (T7, Shriners). This was the North Dakota resident's third Sony and first time completing 72 holes, brushing aside a T71/MDF on debut in 2015. After opening in 65-65-64, he began with a one-shot lead over Kizzire, seven clear of Hahn. The TCU alum went out in 1-under, outpacing bogey-4 at No. 8 with circles at 2 and 9, increasing his lead to two at the break. He added another circle at 12 (from 21'8"), but then ate double bogey-6 at 16 after trouble getting out of a greenside bunker. Hoge missed a 9'1" birdie try at the last to join the playoff. He hit 12 (of 14) fairways and 16 GIR, losing 2.150 strokes around-the-green, which was last in the field in R4. Hoge posted 1.813 putts per GIR and -0.433 SG: Putting with 33 total putts.
Jan 14 - 9:31 PM




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