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Prior to the start of the event, Kevin Na has withdrawn from this week's Valero Texas Open, giving first alternate Willy Wilcox a spot in the field.

TPC San Antonio is the site of Na's infamous 16, which was carded in R1 of the 2011 edition on the par-4 ninth hole. He's overcome those demons with finishes of T11 and T20 over his last two visits, but decided to take a pass this week. There is no injury cited at the time, but we will be sure to update if any news gets passed along. In his place, Willy Wilcox will get his second look at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, missing the cut in 2014 with rounds of 75-79=154 (+10).
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 18 - 11:24 AM

Ernie Els has withdrawn from the Wyndham Championship, citing a rib injury to put an end to his 2016-17 season. He was 4-over thru 27 holes at the time of the WD.

Els entered the week ranked 213th in the FedExCup race, needing a win to crack the Playoffs and keep his full TOUR status. Instead, he opened with a 1-over 71 and started round two with four bogeys and a pair of birdies before the turn. The 47-year-old was playing in the final year of his exemption from the 2012 Open Championship victory. Playing out of the Past Champion category next year, starts won't come as easy, but as a 19-time winner, his options will be a little more abundant than, say, a PGA TOUR rookie who failed to keep his card.
Aug 18 - 10:29 AM

Martin Laird twirled a 4-under-par 33-33=66 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, but a personal issue has forced him to withdraw before the second round.

The Charlotte resident traded six birdies with a pair of bogeys on Thursday to find himself in the hunt. There is no further information on the personal issue that is forcing the WD, but it must be serious since this is his first mid-tourney WD of his career (236th start). At 55th in the FedExCup standings, Laird will have a spot in next week's NORTHERN TRUST, if he chooses to peg it.
Aug 18 - 8:59 AM

Scott Hend cruised Nadarola Bay GC in 6-under-par 31-35=66 to hit the halfway mark of the Fiji International on 7-under 137, in a four-way tie for the lead with Daniel Pearce, Gavin Green and Jason Norris.

The quartet of leaders are two clear of the field after 36 holes and Hend might have been on his own but for a late bogey at the par-5 17th hole, his only error of the day. Earlier he had bounced through the front nine, making an eagle-3 at the par-5 first before ticking 4, 6 and 9. He made birdies at 11 and 16 prior to his bogey and admitted afterwards: "I missed a lot of putts but I still walk off the golf course in a good position." This is the third time he has held a share of a European Tour halfway lead; he is 1-for-2 in converting the win. Only Jeunghun Wang boasts a better world ranking than Hend's No. 93 and the Korean made the cut mark on the line at 2-over. Hend has a good chance to win his third ET title at the weekend.
Aug 18 - 3:52 AM

World No. 9 Henrik Stenson twirled a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-31=62 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, placing him one off the early lead set by Matt Every.

The Swede added this event to his schedule to ensure he reaches the minimum 15 starts required to maintain membership. His flat stick didn't care why he was entered, it came to play. Before his day was done, he'd roll in three putts from the 20-to-21 foot range, gaining 3.96 strokes putting on the round. His always-steady ball striking was reliable, as usual, pelting 16 greens in regulation. Stenson had used this event three times in the past as a springboard toward 15 starts (MC-MC-WD) but none since 2012 when he was just rounding back into world-class form. His fortunes were much different this time around, as this will go in the books as his new career-low round on the PGA TOUR. With Sedgefield boasting soft and receptive greens, he'll need to keep his foot on the gas for three more rounds in order to stay in contention.
Aug 17 - 6:47 PM

PGA TOUR rookie Brian Campbell carded the low round of his young career, twirling a 7-under-par 31-32=63 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, placing him in an early share of second place as the afternoone wave gets underway.

The University of Illinois product striped nine fairways and landed 16 greens in regulation, letting his flat stick go to work from there. Campbell splashed home three putts from outside 19 feet today, most notable was a 31'3" birdie bomb at the par-4 14th hole. The 24-year-old walked off the course gaining 3.068 strokes putting on the round. Making his 23rd career PGA TOUR start, Campbell's previous best was a 5-under 66 in R3 of this year's John Deere Classic, so this easily goes in the books as his new low round. Entering the week ranked 176th in the FedExCup race, Campbell needs a huge finish this week to avoid going back to the Web.com Tour Finals.
Aug 17 - 2:09 PM

Matt Every put on a ball-striking clinic en route to a bogey-free, 9-under-par 29-32=61 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, his career low on the PGA TOUR, staking his claim as the early clubhouse leader at Sedgefield Country Club.

The Florida Gator opened his day with a 105-yard hole out for eagle at the par-4 first hole, providing a huge boost of confidence to start the week. He kept his foot on the ground with his irons, giving himself eight more scoring chances from inside nine feet. His aerial attack was good for 6.516 strokes gained approaching-the-green at the time he signed his card. Every is no stranger to fast starts as this goes in the books as his seventh career first round lead/co-lead, and third since the beginning of June. This is also a career-low round for Every, previously an 8-under 62 in R2 of the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. He entered the week 183rd in the FedExCup race but already has his TOUR card locked up for one more season thanks to his 2015 victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Aug 17 - 1:08 PM

Webb Simpson styled a 7-under-par 35-28=63 during the opening round of the Wyndham Championship, giving him an early spot inside the top 5 on the live leaderboard.

The past champ (2011) opened his week on the back nine and setup seven scoring chances from inside nine feet on his outward nine. He missed a pair of birdie chances from inside six feet but it's hard to complain with five birdies and an eagle on the opening nine holes. The rain-soaked course was providing golfers target practice today and the Wake Forest produce took full advantage. Simpson would slow his pace on the homeward nine but this is still a great opening effort. Playing at the site of his first TOUR win and the event in which he named his third child after, Simpson is squarely in his comfort zone as he attempts to pick up his sixth top 15 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Aug 17 - 12:51 PM

Cameron Smith torched Sedgefield Country Club to the tune of a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-32=63 to vault his name up the leaderboard early in round one of the Wyndham Championship, good for the early clubhouse lead.

The young Aussie is making his third appearance at this event, arriving with red numbers in 5-of-6 rounds at Sedgefield CC. He took it up a notch today as he fired his career-low round on Thursday. Ball-striking was the name of the game as he peppered all 18 greens in regulation. He entered the week ranked 165th in GIR percentage, so he likely benefitted from the soft and receptive greens this morning. Smith took some time off in June and July and has missed three cuts since returning from that little vacation. He broke out of that mini-slump in a big way today, and could be eyeing his first (individual) TOUR title if this ball-striking continues for three more rounds.
Aug 17 - 12:42 PM

Defending champion Anthony Wall progressed to the second round of the Paul Lawrie Match Play after emerging 1-up winner in a ding-dong battle with Sam Walker on Thursday.

The two Englishmen engaged in an entertaining battle that began with the realisation that they were both wearing exactly the same shirt, but thereafter the action was serious. Walker’s birdie-2 won the second, Wall’s birdie-4 at the next drew them level. Walker ceded 5 and 6 to pars then No. 8 to Wall’s birdie-4, but bounced back with back-to-back par breakers at 9 and 10 to be 1-down with 8 to play. A birdie-4 at 12 doubled Wall’s lead but he lost it completely with his bogey at 16 coming straight after Walker’s unanswered birdie-3 at 15. On the final hole Wall applied pressure with birdie and Walker couldn’t match it. The reigning champion is now on a run of seven wins. He faces Haydn Porteous in the next round.
Aug 17 - 9:16 AM

New Zealander Daniel Pearce dropped two late shots, but his 6-under-par 33-33=66 was still good for a one shot first round lead over Ben Campbell and Daniel Valente in the Fiji International at Natadola Bay GC.

It's been quite a year for the 28-year-old Kiwi, who became a father for the first time in Feburary and five weeks later claimed a first overseass title, the Queensland PGA Championship on the Australasian Tour. It is through that circuit that he gets a start in this European Tour co-sanctioned event and he is making the most of the opportunity. Starting on the back nine he raced into a dominant position, making birdie at 10, 11 and 17 before the turn, then opening the front nine with a run of one eagle and three birdies. Dropped shots at 6 and 8 couldn't stop him setting the early pace. This is rare territory for Pearce who plies his trade mostly at home and on the PGA China Tour. In fact it is only his second ET start after last year's MC in this event (76-74).
Aug 17 - 4:03 AM

Brian Davis preps for his first PGA TOUR start in over a year as he turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club at this week's Wyndham Championship.

The Englishman was last seen on the PGA TOUR in June of 2016 with results that went MC-WD-WD-MC before shutting it down for neck and back pains. He's made five rehab starts on the Web.com Tour over the last 10 weeks and is now going to try his hand on the big stage. Davis has five starts on a medical extension, needing $690,010 to fulfill the terms necessary to return to the Web.com graduate reshuffle category. The 43-year-old has never finished better than T27 at this event (8 starts) and posted nothing better than a T48 in his recent rehab starts. Gamers can safely take the wait-and-see approach with this one.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 16 - 1:19 PM




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