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Tim Clark made the cut on the number at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, but a bogey-free 8-under-par 33-30=63 has him chasing a top 10 on Sunday afternoon.

Clark's round began innocently enough, playing the back nine with two birdies and seven pars before turning his attention to El Camaleón Golf Club's outward nine. With pars on the first four holes of the front nine, he seemed destined for a meaningless finish. That's when the fireworks started. He eagled the par-5 fifth after finding the green in two, then added birdies on the par-4 sixth and par-3 eighth before the most unlikely score of them all. After finding the fairway on the 462 yard par-4 ninth, he holed out for an eagle to end the round. At 9-under 204, he is seven off the lead entering the final round. It will likely take a few more eagles to track down a victory but, given where he was through 49 holes, a top 10 would be huge.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 12:01:00 PM

T.J. Vogel cruised to a 7-under-par 31-33=64 during the open qualifier into this week's Honda Classic, earning him a spot in the field at PGA National.

The 27-year-old Floridian swallowed one bogey on Monday but camouflaged the square with six birdies and an eagle. Vogel took top honors at the Monday Q with Andrew Novak and Nathan Lashley finishing close behind (6-under 65). The final spot came down to three golfers who finished at 5-under 66. Jhared Hack returned on Tuesday morning to win a 3-for-1 playoff with Ben Polland and Adam Svensson getting eliminated. Svensson would have been an appealing sleeper at PGA National as he lapped the field during the 2015 Web.com Tour Q-School held on the property. Gamers should keep their expectations low for this crop of qualifiers as Vogel, Hack, and Novak, are a combined 0-for-8 in their PGA TOUR careers while Lashley is just 3-for-9 during his rookie campaign. The field of 144 golfers is now complete for this week's Honda Classic.
Feb 20 - 8:28 AM

Jeunghun Wang returns to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha GC in Qatar this week, 12 months on from his impressive victory in extra holes.

Last year Wang arrived in Qatar with a growing reputation after two ET wins in 2016, but his form in desert conditions was especially noteworthy. He had finished T2 in the Asian Tour's 2014 Dubai Open, T17 in the DP World Tour Championship and T11 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He opened 69-67 to tie the lead, added a Saturday 65 to grab a three-shot 54-hole edge and then won a three-man play-off when caught. Since then he's added four more Middle Eastern top 30s, the best of them when T6 in last month's Dubai Desert Classic, making up for the missed cut there last year, his only outright failure in the region. Finished T26 last week in Oman when his first round didn't fire and he was pushing thereafter. Given good fortune with his tee time there looks every reason for him to thrive again.
Feb 20 - 3:52 AM

First-round co-leader and World No. 41 Tony Finau fashioned a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Genesis Open for a 72-hole tally of 10-under 274, up one place into a season-tying-best T2, two in arrears of overnight leader and champion Bubba Watson, who shot 69. UPDATE: Finau bumps eight spots to a career-high 33rd in OWGR.

The 28-year-old had little success at the Genesis coming in, cashing a T56 on debut in 2015 and missing the cuts in 2016 and 2017. This is his second career runner-up in 99 career TOUR events, joining a solo 2nd at the 2018 Safeway in Napa. The Utahan improves to 7-for-8 on the season with five top 25s and three top 10s, all in California. He also recorded a T6 two starts ago in San Diego. After opening in 66-71-68, Finau began T3, two back. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he mustered four (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 3.081 strokes approaching-the-green. The one-time TOUR winner squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 7 (3-putt from 47'4"), outpaced by three circles at 3 (from 26'11"), 11 and 17. He recorded 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.230 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts.
Feb 18 - 7:33 PM

World No. 95 Kevin Na authored a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Genesis Open to post 10-under 274, up one place into a season-best T2, two adrift of overnight leader and champion Bubba Watson.

The 34-year-old improves to 9-for-15 at the Genesis with five top 25s and four top 10s, second straight, and third top 5. His best is solo 3rd in 2011 and finished T4 last year, and has now put eight straight in the red at Riviera CC. After kicking off in 68-70-67, the Las Vegas resident began T3, two back of Watson. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he hit 11 (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, gaining 0.612 strokes around-the-green, No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 5.803. The one-time TOUR winner squared three bogey-5s at holes 7, 12 and 13, outflanked by five birdies at 1, 9, 10, 11 and 17, all from inside of eight feet. He posted 1.556 putts per GIR and 1.469 SG: Putting with 24 total putts. This is Na's ninth runner-up in 359 career TOUR events, first since T2 at the 2016 Shriners. He improves to 7-for-8 on the season with two top 25s (two straight) and one top 10.
Feb 18 - 7:18 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 117 Bubba Watson tossed up a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the Sunday's final round at Riviera Country Club to reach 12-under 272, good for a two-shot win over Kevin Na and first-round co-leader Tony Finau, and his third Genesis Open title in 12 appearances. UPDATE: Watson improves to 4-for-11 when leading/co-leading after 54 holes, three for his last four, and leapfrogs 77 spots to 40th in OWGR.

The 39-year-old, a pre-tourney 50/1 outright, claims his 10th PGA TOUR title in 279 career events, first since here in 2016 42 starts and 104 weeks ago. Overall, he improves to 7-for-12 at the Genesis with seven top 25s and three top 10s, all wins. After opening in 68-70-65, the Floridian began with a one-shot lead over 18- and 36-hole co-leader Patrick Cantlay. He hit nine (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, losing 2.402 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.194 off-the-tee and 1.738 around-the-green. The Georgia alum squared three bogeys at holes 3, 6, and 9, silenced by five circles at 1, 8, 11, 14 and 17, highlighted by a hole-out birdie-2 at 14 from a greenside bunker. He posted 1.778 putts per GIR and 1.852 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. Watson is now 5-for-6 on the season and his previous-best was T35 last week at the AT&T Pro-Am. It's his first top 10 on TOUR since T10 at THE NORTHERN TRUST (first FEC Playoffs event) last season.
Feb 18 - 6:51 PM

Two-time past champion and World No. 35 Phil Mickelson navigated a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the Genesis Open for a 72-hole total of 8-under 276, up seven places on the live leaderboard to T6, one swing short of clubhouse leader Scott Stallings. UPDATE: With play completed, Mickelson finished T6, four adrift of overnight leader and eventual champion Bubba Watson.

The Hall of Famer improves to 13-for-17 at Riviera CC with eight top 25s and five top 10s, first since T2 in 2012. He's now 6-for-7 on the season with five top 25s and four top 10s, three straight. After kicking off with 70-71-67, the Californian began T13 on 5-under, one shy of the overnight top 10. He hit seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, gaining 0.942 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.504 around-the-green. The 47-year-old squared three bogeys at holes 4, 15 and 16, offset by six circles at 1, 5, 6, 10, 12 and 17, four conventional and adding two chip-in varieties at 10 and 12. He posted 1.556 putts per GIR and -0.139 SG: Putting with 24 total putts. This is the first time the ASU alum has recorded three straight top 10s on TOUR since 2009.
Feb 18 - 6:04 PM

Joost Luiten slammed the door shut on his rivals, carding an assured final round of 4-under-par 35-33=68 to total 16-under 272 and win the inaugural NBO Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat, two clear of Chris Wood.

A sixth European Tour title for the Dutchman and the first he has won outside September since June 2013. He completed it in clinical fashion, starting the day in a tie for the lead with Matthew Southgate and Julien Guerrier, neither of whom have won at this level and were rarely in contention on Sunday. Instead Luiten and his good friend Chris Wood jockeyed for the top spot. Early in the round the shorter man made three quick birdies at 2, 3 and 4, the latter from kick-in range to take top spot alone. Wood's birdies, plus back-to-back bogeys from Luiten at 7 and 8, changed their roles. But more red came at 12 and 13 for the eventual winner and when he converted a par breaker from 20'0" on the 16th shortly before Wood's bogey at 17 the destiny of the trophy was assured. "This is why you play golf, to hold trophies," he said. "I need another couple to make the Ryder Cup team."
Feb 18 - 7:21 AM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 39 Patrick Cantlay navigated a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of the Genesis Open to post 9-under 204, dipping one place to solo 2nd, one swing shy of 54-hole leader and two-time past champion Bubba Watson, who shot 65.

The UCLA product is going for his second TOUR win in 47 career events (39 pro), second this season in six starts. He won the 2018 Shriners four starts ago, where he came from four back with 4-under 67, eventually winning in a 3-man playoff. After kicking off in 66-69, the 25-year-old co-led after each of the first two rounds. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, No. 1 in GIR at 75.93 percent (41/54). The Long Beach, California, native squared two bogey-5s at holes 2 and 8, outpaced by four circles at 1, 10, 11 and 18 (from 10'8"), capping with a walk-off 3 from 54'3". He posted 1.600 putts per GIR and 3.288 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. Cantlay will play out of the final threesome on Sunday with Watson and Cameron Smith.
Feb 17 - 7:29 PM

Two-time past champion and World No. 117 Bubba Watson smoothed a 6-under-par 30-35=65 in the third round of the Genesis Open to reach 10-under 203, up five spots to the top of leaderboard and good for a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay. UPDATE: Watson will play out of the final threesome on Sunday with Cantlay and Cameron Smith.

The 2014 and 2016 winner is making his 279th career start. His most recent (of nine) TOUR titles came here in 2016 (42 starts ago), where he was the 54-hole leader by one, shot 3-under 68 and won by one. This is the Floridian's 11th career 54-hole lead/co-lead, first since the 2016 Genesis, and is 3-for-10 converting, two for his last three. When he won here in 2016, he bumped two places to 4th in OWGR, so the drop since has been precipitous. After opening with 68-70, he began T6, three back of a 36-hole co-leaders Cantlay and Graeme McDowell. The Georgia alum squared a lone bogey-5 at 15, smothered by four conventional circles at 7, 9, 10 and 17, adding a chip-in birdie-3 at 6 (from 44'11" away) and a kick-in eagle-3 at 1 from 18 inches. He posted 1.545 putts per GIR and 1.587 SG: Putting with 24 total putts.
Feb 17 - 7:08 PM

World No. 58 Cameron Smith tossed up a bogey-free 33-32=65 in the third round of the Genesis Open to post 8-under 205, up 13 spots on the live leaderboard to T2 and good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Smith is T3, two shy of 54-hole leader Bubba Watson, and will be in the final threesome on Sunday with Watson and Patrick Cantlay.

This was the Aussie's 11th lap at Riviera CC and is a new personal best, eclipsing 68 in R2. Last year, he opened with trip-69s and 72 for T28, his best thus far in two prior visits (T63/2016). After opening with 72 and bogey-free 68, the 24-year-old began T15, five shy of 36-hole co-leaders Patrick Cantlay and Graeme McDowell. He hit seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, gaining 1.921 strokes around-the-green and 2.445 tee-to-green. The Jacksonville, Florida, resident, who's blemish-free over his last 38 holes, carded four birdies at holes 2, 6, 14 and 17, three from between eight and 22 feet, adding eagle-3 at 11 from 9'1". He posted 1.444 putts per GIR and 3.160 SG: Putting with just 22 total putts. Smith's one TOUR win is the 2017 Zurich (teamed w/ Jonas Blixt), and his best individually is 3rd at the 2018 CJ CUP five starts ago.
Feb 17 - 6:23 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, defending champ and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson fired a bogey-free 7-under-par 29-35=64 on Moving Day at the Genesis Open, vaulting 46 places on the live leaderboard to T7 on 6-under 207, and good for the low round of the week thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Johnson is T8, four in arrears of 54-hole leader Bubba Watson.

This was the 33-year-old's 39th career lap at Riviera CC and ties a personal best. He shot 64 two times previous, including a R3 64 last year after being the 36-hole leader by one. That 64 built him a 5-shot lead at the three-quarter pole, eventually cruising to a 5-shot victory with a closing 71. After opening with 74 and 69, the Coastal Carolina product began T53 on 1-over, one inside the cut line and four short of the overnight top 10. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.765 strokes off-the-tee and 5.372 tee-to-green. The 17-time TOUR winner went out in 1-under, circling birdie-4 at 11, and then caught fire, ticking four more birdies at 3, 4 (hole-out from 32'1"), 6 and 7, and adding eagle-3 at 1 from 11'7" (fringe). He posted 1.538 putts per GIR and 1.075 SG: Putting with 24 total putts.
Feb 17 - 5:28 PM




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