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The second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open was suspended for darkness at 6:05 p.m. MT.

Scattered clouds allowed for a few more minutes of golf today versus Thursday's blanket overhead. Four golfers will return to TPC Scottsdale at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday to complete the round. This include Joe Ogilvie, who will be standing over a birdie attempt from 5'7" at the par-4 ninth hole, his last of the round. He's currently one stroke below the cut line, so the putt will need to fall for him to advance to survive.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 08:31:00 PM

Making his tournament debut, 54-seed Hideto Tanihara lost his last two matches on Sunday at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play but departs with a career-TOUR-best solo 4th and an overall record of 4-2-1.

The 14-time winner on the Japan Tour was making a 45th career start on the PGA TOUR, fourth in a WGC event. His previous best in a non-WGC was T5 at the 2006 Open Championship and his previous best in a WGC was T32 at this year's Mexico Championship. Besides the 38-year-old's surprise run to the consolation match, which will get the World No. 60 into the Masters in two weeks, he'll leave with one more fantastic memory, acing the 207-yard par-3 seventh using an 8-iron. (VIDEO LINK below).
Mar 26 - 6:50 PM

42-seed Bill Haas rallied to a 2-and-1 win over 54-seed Hideto Tanihara to win the consolation match at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and claim 3rd place with an overall record of 5-2-0.

This was Haas' seventh Match Play with a previous-best T9 last year where he won his Group but lost in the Round of 16. It was his 28th overall WGC event and eclipses a previous-best T4 at this season's HSBC Champions. The 34-year-old bounced back from a 3&2 loss earlier today to Jon Rahm in the semis. He was 1 DOWN against the Japanese first-timer thru four holes but squared the match with birdie-3 at five. Tanihara moved back to 1 UP with an ace at the par-3 seventh, and 2 UP at the turn, winning the ninth with par. Haas leveled the contest claiming the 10th and 11th, the latter with birdie-2 (from 28 inches) after a fortuitous bounce off the hill. He lost the 12th (concession) but moved back to 1 UP with par wins at 13 and 14, and closed out at 17 with par while Tanihara 3-putted from 37'4" for bogey.
Mar 26 - 6:35 PM

Bill Lunde kept his name in the mix all day during round four of the Puerto Rico Open, penciling in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 to end the week on 18-under 270, good for a share of second place, two strokes off the winning pace of D.A. Points.

Playing on conditional status, Lunde was the last man to earn a spot in the field this week, on merit. He made sure he put the opportunity to good use, trading 23 birdies with just five bogeys on the week. His plan of attack was very balanced as he closed the week ranked T11 in fairways hit, T15 in GIR percentage, and 14th in Putts per GIR. Lunde was battling all day and made things really interesting when he chipped in for birdie at the 17th hole, getting within one stroke of D.A. Points to apply the pressure. He would go on to par the 18th while Points would birdie, but this week's result is still huge for Lunde. He picks up 116.66 FedExCup Points for his efforts and also earns a spot in next week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 26 - 3:09 PM

World No. 634 D.A. Points resumed his ball-striking clinic in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, cruising his way toward a 6-under-par 33-33=66 to close out the week on 20-under 268, good for the top spot in the field by two strokes, earning him a third PGA TOUR title in 285 starts.

The 40-year-old pelted 49 (of 54) greens in regulation over the first three rounds and remained locked in today as he found 15 more greens during his final navigation of Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. His four-day tally of 64 GIR was best in the field this week. It wasn't just good approach play that did the trick, because all that was set up by his accuracy off the tee, splitting 47 (of 56) fairways on the week to rank T1 in the field which also allowed him to take advantage of preferred lies for most the week. Points was playing the 2016-17 season out of the Web.com Tour graduate category. This win will improve that status and earn him a two-year exemption on TOUR, although it doesn't come with the privilege of a spot in the Masters field. This is the third PGA TOUR trophy collected by Points, previously winning the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and 2013 Shell Houston Open. Up next for him is an appearance at the site of that second win, the Golf Club of Houston.
Mar 26 - 2:52 PM

Bryson DeChambeau smoothed a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open to end the week on 18-under 270 to join Retief Goosen as co-clubhouse leaders with play winding down for the week. UPDATE: With play finished for the week, DeChambeau got passed up by D.A. Points, finishing T2 on the week, a new personal best for the 23-year-old.

The SMU scientist was struggling with a two-way miss on Saturday but he corrected that today to split nine (of 14) fairways. With preferred lies in effect, he parlayed those fairways into 15 greens in regulation and circle five birdies along the way. That includes a clutch birdie putt from the fringe at the closing, par-5 18th hole. The closing birdie puts him at 18-under to join Retief Goosen as current clubhouse leaders. They will both wait patiently as the final groups play the final two holes. Even if he falls short, a top 10 will earn him a spot in next week's Houston Open, not too far from home. He is currently an alternate in that event.
Mar 26 - 2:10 PM

Top-seeded Dustin Johnson outlasted 54-seed Hideto Tanihara 1 UP in semifinals play of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and moves on to the Championship Match against first-timer and 21-seed Jon Rahm.

Johnson goes to 6-0-0 while Tanihara drops to 4-1-1 and plays for 3rd place vs. Bill Haas. The World No. 1 won the first with birdie (from 24'4"), lost the second (3-putt from 48'9"), and won the third with a 16-foot par-saver from the fringe (16'6"), despite hitting his tee shot OB. He went 2 UP with a 35'7" sidewinder for eagle at the par-5 sixth, and 3 UP with a 9-footer for birdie-2 at seven. Tanihara won his second hole, first with birdie, circling the eighth (7'9") after DJ missed his from 8'7", now 2 DOWN. Tanihara won the 10th (2-putt par) after DJ lipped a par-saver from 6'1". Johnson won the 12th with birdie-4 (8'0") to go 2 UP with Tanihara 3-putting from 18 feet for par. Tanihara fought back to all square though, circling the 13th and the 14th. DJ got back to 1 UP with birdie at the par-5 17th (6'5") and closed out with an 8'4" par-saver while Tanihara missed a 12-footer for birdie to extend the match.
Mar 26 - 2:04 PM

With tee times moved up due to the threat of inclement weather, Retief Goosen took advantage of the early tee time in round four of the Puerto Rico Open, styling a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-33=64 to take his claim as the early clubhouse leader on 18-under 270. UPDATE: With play finished for the week, Goosen got passed up by winner D.A. Points, but still finished the week with a T2 next to his name.

The 48-year-old arrived on the heels of nine straight missed cuts but started his week with rounds of 68-67-71=206 (-10) to set aside that poor form. He saved the best for last, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways today to take full advantage of lift, clean, and place. Goosen parlayed that into 16 greens, allowing him a stress-free navigation around Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. On the week, he's swallowed just two bogeys which has allowed him to throw his name into the mix despite ranking just T14 in total birdies at the moment. The South African has put some pressure on the leaders by submitting this early clubhouse lead, but he'll need them to really tighten up for it to hold. Whether it holds for a win or not, this will be his first top 10 since the 2015 Barracuda Championship (Solo 6th).
Mar 26 - 1:19 PM

21-seed Jon Rahm sent 42-seed Bill Haas to an afternoon consolation match with a 3-and-2 win in semifinals action of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and moves on to the Championship Match against the winner of the contest between 1-seed Dustin Johnson and 54-seed Hideto Tanihara. UPDATE: Rahm will face Johnson in the Championship Match, scheduled to begin at 3:15 pm ET.

Rahm improves to 6-0-0 while Haas drops to 4-2-0 and settles for a battle for 3rd place. The Spaniard, making his first Match Play appearance and second WGC overall (T3, Mexico), was down early, but never more than one hole. Haas won the par-4 third with a 36'8" splash for birdie and the duo halved the third with birdie-2s. Rahm leveled with birdie at the par-4 fifth and went 1 UP with birdie at the fifth. Haas squared the contest with birdie-2 at seven (from 16 feet) and they'd stay that way thru the 12th. Rahm took control with birdie-3 at 13 (6'11") and then closed out with back-to-back circles at 15 and 16 from 9'7" and 7'2", respectively.
Mar 26 - 1:17 PM

Making a last-ditch effort for the trophy, J.J. Henry fired a bogey-free, 9-under-par 29-34=63 during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, falling short of winning at 16-under 272 but he tying the course record in the process.

Henry started the day in a share of 43rd place after backpedaling with his third-round 75. With preferred lies in effect, he rocketed out of the gates today with an eagle at the par-5 second and five more birdies before the turn. Henry would maintain a clean card by round's end thanks to a 4-for-4 scrambling effort. This was the third scorecard signed at 63 this week (Trey Mullinax/R1; Tim Wilkinson/R2) which ties the course record at Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. It's also Henry's lowest round on TOUR since an 11-under 60 in R1 of the 2014 Shriners. The 41-year-old currently sits in T6 on the live leaderboard with a decent chance to pick up a top 10.
Mar 26 - 1:11 PM

Past champion Chesson Hadley settled for a 2-over-par 37-37=74 in round three of the Puerto Rico Open to give him a three-day tally of 2-under 214, making him one (of 10) golfers to miss out on the secondary cut this week.

The 2014 Puerto Rico Open champion started the week with rounds of 69-71=140. He failed to find his approach game today, finding just nine greens in regulation, despite preferred lies being in effect. Playing on conditional status, he's struggled to find many starts recently as this week was just his third of the 2016-17 season. Other golfers who made the 36-hole cut but will not have a fourth-round tee time include: 213- Cyril Bouniol, Richy Werenski, Greg Owen, Tag Ridings; 214- Jonas Blixt, Tyrone van Aswegen, Jonathan Byrd; 215- Fabrizio Zanotti, Joel Dahmen
Mar 25 - 7:03 PM

Chris Stroud sets his eyes on a maiden TOUR win following a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in round three of the Puerto Rico Open, claiming sole possession of the lead on 15-under 201 heading into the finale.

The Texan managed the course nicely today with preferred lies in effect. He split 11 (of 14) fairways to give himself a good look at the flags. His approach play wasn't as tight as it could be (just 12 GIR) but his 6-for-6 scrambling effort kept his card clean. The lack of bogeys has been a trend for Stroud, who has tallied just three bogeys all week at Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. Playing on conditional status at the moment, any finish inside the top 10 would go a long way. The 35-year-old veteran has his goals set higher as he looks to secure his first TOUR title. Stroud has three career podium already on his resume, with two of them coming outside the continental United States (T3/2014 CIMB Classic; T3/2014 OHL Classic). While he owns sole possession of the lead at day's end, there are 11 golfers within three shots of the lead and 25 golfers within four strokes.
Mar 25 - 6:15 PM




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