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Billy Horschel signed for a pair of 3-over-par 73s at The Honda Classic and will miss the cut.

After outbalancing three birdies with four bogeys and a double on Thursday, Horschel went 0-for-10 in par-breaker chances today while squaring three bogeys. Today, he was noticeably in discomfort after most full swings. This was due to a sore lat muscle on his left side. "I’m not sure what causes muscle spasms," he said, "but I’m just guessing it’s a little tight and doesn’t want to give up. ... It’s not a big deal. It’ll get fixed. It’s not why I played bad." Despite his statement, we'll toss him onto our Injury Report. Assuming he's fine, he'll compete in next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship for the first time in his career.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Bernd Wiesberger held firm on a difficult final day to claim victory in the 2017 Shenzhen International on the first extra hole after his final round 1-under-par 35-36=71 left him tied with Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the leaderboard on 16-under 272 at Genzon GC.

The Austrian entered the final round with a three-shot advantage, but spent the last lap treading water whilst everyone behind him charged for the line. None was more impressive than Fleetwood, whose 9-under 63 vaulted him from T15 to a clubhouse lead Wiesberger was struggling to match after two birdies and one bogey on the front nine, but par everywhere else. The par-5 17th seemed to offer him hope of getting one clear of Fleetwood, but he found water from the tee and had to scramble a fine par from 100 yards. He then nearly found water from the tee of the first play-off hole (18), but a superb approach from a sidehill lie to 8'0" was converted for the win. It is his fourth win on his 201st start on the European Tour.
Apr 23 - 5:22 AM

A birdie-eagle finish lifted World No. 199 John Huh to a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in today's third round of the Valero Texas Open for a 54-hole tally of 7-under 209, up five places into a two-way T2, one adrift of leader Kevin Chappell.

After kicking off in 67-71, the 26-year-old began in a three-way T7 on 6-under, two shy of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he opened with eight pars and a bogey-5 at the ninth, missing a par-saver from 4'10". The Dallas resident squared the 11th (failed scramble), saved par from 9'11" at the 13th, before breaking the ice from 26 inches for birdie-4 at 14. He gave it right back at 15 (failed scramble) but with the shot of the day, holed out from a greenside bunker at the drivable par-4 17th for eagle. Huh, vying for his second TOUR title in 159 career starts, capped with birdie-4 at 18 from 6'0" to move into the final threesome on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 8:31 PM

World No. 41 Kevin Chappell rallied for a 1-under-par 38-33=71 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open to reach the three-quarter mark on 8-under 208, good for the 54-hole lead by one over Branden Grace and John Huh.

The 30-year-old is chasing his first PGA TOUR title in his 180th career start. He's been a runner-up six times, four times last season, including a P2 at the TOUR Championship (as 54-hole co-leader). After opening in 69-68, the UCLA product began in a four-way T3 on 7-under, one back of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he went out in 2-over, cancelling three birdies with three bogey-5s (failed scrambles) and a 1-putt double bogey-6 at six. The Californian came home in blemish-free 3-under, circling Nos. 14, 16 and 17. He mustered five (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, recording 0.262 SG: Tee-to-Green and 3.087 SG: Putting. Chappell dropped three of his birdies from between eight and 19 feet, and saved par from 10'1" at the 15th.
Apr 22 - 8:20 PM

First-round leader and World No. 21 Branden Grace authored a 2-under-par 35-35=70 on Day 3 of the Valero Texas Open to post 7-under 209, up eight places to T2, one back of 54-hole leader Kevin Chappell.

The 28-year-old was the 18-hole leader (by one) with 66, slipping to T10 after an up-and-down 73. He began in a 7-way logjam on 5-under, three adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. The South African landed eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, recording 4.456 SG: Tee-to-Green, pacing the field in the latter with a cumulative 12.356. He outpaced bogey-5s at 6 and 15 (failed scrambles) with four birdies at 2, 7, 10 and 14, three from inside of five feet with a long of 13'4" at the par-3 seventh. The transplanted Floridian missed four birdie tries from inside of 15 feet, losing 0.105 strokes on-the-greens, and thru 54 holes is 73rd (of 76 players) in SG: Putting at -2.179.
Apr 22 - 6:16 PM

In the first threesome off No. 1 tee, World No. 91 Ryan Palmer tossed up a 4-under-par 33-35=68 on Moving Day at the Valero Texas Open to post 6-under 210, up 33 places on the live leaderboard to T3 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Palmer's 68 was the low round of the day and is in a 7-way T4, two back of 54-hole leader Kevin Chappell.

On a cool, blustery day at TPC San Antonio, the 40-year-old's 68 is currently 6.341 strokes better than the field average and that margin is likely to expand. This is his 15th VTO and owns three prior top 10s, including back-to-backs in the last two editions of T6/2015 and T4 last year (68-70-72-69). After opening in 74-68, the Texan began T36 on 2-under, six back of co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 3.419 strokes tee-to-green. The Texas A&M alum squared a lone bogey-4 at 13, outpaced by five birdies at Nos. 5, 6 (from 56'1"), 8, 17 (15'5") and 18, walking off with a 9'6" birdie-4 for 1,667 putts per GIR and 3.003 SG: Putting. His season best and lone top 30 in eight events is T11 last week at the RBC Heritage.
Apr 22 - 4:10 PM

Bernd Wiesberger wobbled early but recovered to shoot a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his third round at the Shenzhen International in China and will take a three-shot lead into Sunday's closer.

The Austrian sits at 15-under 201 after completing another strong lap of Genzon GC. That's three in front of South African Dylan Frittelli and four clear of David Lipsky, Dean Burmester, George Coetzee and Ross Fisher. Wiesberger had posted the 36-hole target of 12-under with a Friday 65 to lead by four overnight and the chasing pack, many who had to finish off their second rounds Saturday morning, couldn't close the gap. But Wiesberger stalled at the start of his third lap as five pars and a bogey in his first six holes allowed Frenchman Gregory Bourdy (who had a hole-in-one at No. 3) to surge past him. It didn't deter Wiesberger though and he circled birdies at 7 and 9 to get back in front and then built his lead again on the back nine. The 31-year-old went birdie-bogey-birdie from Nos. 13-15 and then drained a 12-footer at 17 for his 19th circle of the week. He's now in pole position to record a fourth European Tour win and first since the 2015 Open de France.
Apr 22 - 7:17 AM

With the low 18 of the week, a third-round 8-under-par 33-31=64, course horse Alexander Levy set the clubhouse target of 10-under 206 at the weather-delayed Shenzhen International in China; that's currently good enough for T4 and represents a leap of 32 spots on the live leaderboard. UPDATE Levy ended the day in T7, five back from 54-hole leader Bernd Wiesberger.

The Frenchman has course form of 4-25-1 at Genzon GC but had left himself eight shots off the first-round lead following an opening 74. Despite a 68 on his second lap, he started his third round 10 behind halfway pacesetter Bernd Wiesberger. The Frenchman needed something special and got it in a round featuring seven birdies and an eagle. It was a relatively quiet start for Levy as he traded a birdie with a bogey over the first three holes but his round took off with back-to-back gains at 5 and 6. He connected three red numbers from Nos. 9-11, added another birdie at 13 and then, for his final trick, produced an eagle-3 at 17. Right now, he's three behind Wiesberger, who has eight holes still to finish. Unless the leader really kicks clear, it looks as if Levy has given himself a shot at it in Sunday's final round.
Apr 22 - 4:42 AM

First-round leader Bubba Watson had to settle for a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his delayed second round at the Shenzhen International in China, his 36-hole total of 8-under 136 leaving him four behind halfway leader Bernd Wiesberger. UPDATE Bubba added a R3 70 in the afternoon and will start R4 five back from Wiesberger.

That’s okay and still good enough for T2 but the American would have wanted to make further inroads in to Wiesberger’s overnight lead. Watson resumed early Saturday at 7-under having managed to play just five holes of round two but could only advance his score by a single shot over the remaining 13. He made his first gain of the day with a birdie at 7 but gave it straight back with a bogey-4 at 8. He quickly shook that off with back-to-back red numbers at 9 and 10 and looked ready to make a big finish with two par 5s still to come. However, the left-hander would make bogey-6 at 13 and had to settle for par at the 526-yard 17th. With nothing but pars to add to that he ended the morning four behind Wiesberger before setting off on his third round.
Apr 22 - 3:30 AM

World No. 15 Patrick Reed labored to a 5-over-par 38-39=77 in the second round of the Valero Texas Open and at 2-over 69-77=146, missed the cut by two shots.

A total of 76 players from a field of 156 made the cut of even-par 144. San Antonio native Reed was the top-ranked player in OWGR at TPC San Antonio and highest-up the bookmaker's food chain (28/1 outright) to depart early. This was his fourth appearance and his hope was a solo 2nd here last year would put the breaks on a lackluster season thus far, entering the week at 92nd in the FedExCup standings and one top 10 in 12 events. Instead, the 26-year-old misses his third straight cut for the first time since the 2014 season. Other notable early exits: 145- Curtis Luck (pro debut) ... 146- Ian Poulter (last start on Major Medical); Luke List; Chris Kirk; Rafael Campos ... 147- Billy Horschel ... 148- Luke Donald; 2-time champ Zach Johnson; Sam Saunders ... 149- Scott Piercy ... 150- Bryson DeChambeau ... 151- Keegan Bradley.
Apr 21 - 9:14 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 41 Kevin Chappell styled a 4-under-par 34-34=68 on Day 2 of the Valero Texas Open to post 7-under 137, up 16 places on the live leaderboard to T3, one adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau.

This is the 30-year-old's eighth appearance and improves to 5-for-8 after an opening 69 (five birdies, two bogeys). He has two prior top-10 finishes, a T2 in 2011 and T4 last year (71-70-70-68). After finishing up the 2015 edition with an 81, the Californian has now put six straight in the red. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, recording 1.738 SG: Off-the-Tee, the current leader in the latter at 3.656. The UCLA product squared a lone bogey-5 at 12 (failed sand save), camouflaged with five birdies at 10, 11, 15, 3 and 5. His split included a 23-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 10, and 18-footer for birdie-3 at 15, and a 21-footer for birdie-2 at 3. Chappell arrived off a T7 two weeks ago at the Masters, his first top 10 this season among nine cashes in 12 starts.
Apr 21 - 8:10 PM

Tony Finau feasted on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, firing a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in round two of the Valero Texas Open, grabbing a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead on 8-under 136.

The big hitter found just five fairways today but didn't let that seep into his iron play, gaining 4.498 strokes approaching-the-green. A big chunk of that came at the par-4 11th where he holed out for eagle from 105 yards. It wasn't just great iron play that did the trick today, he also splashed in four putts from outside 10 feet, including a pair from outside 21 feet. Finau stood on the tee box of the par-5 18th needing a birdie to match the course record but instead sprayed his drive, leading to a bogey. The 27-year-old will enter the weekend in a share of the lead with Bud Cauley, the first time either of them will lead/co-lead a PGA TOUR lead at the midpoint. Finau will need to tidy up his accuracy off the tee, because there are big numbers lurking everywhere around TPC San Antonio.
Apr 21 - 7:44 PM




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