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Standout amateur Collin Morikawa looks to test his skills on the big stage as he prepares for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. UPDATE: Morikawa finished T64 (of 77) on 2-over 290 (72-72-71-75).

The junior at Cal-Berkeley received an invite to this event at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup, voted in by his peers after Team USA won the event. No matter what amateur ranking system you look at, you will find Morikawa currently inside the top 3. Morikawa currently sits at No. 2 on the watch list for the 2017-18 Fred Haskins Award. He is arriving fresh off a win at the Cabo Collegiate while he also shared medalist honors in the start before that (Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate). The 21-year-old missed the cut in his only previous PGA TOUR start (2016 Safeway Open) but he did playing his way into a playoff at the Air Capital Classic just four months before that (Web.com Tour). Morikawa currently plans to stay in college all four years but a big finish this week could potentially alter those plans. Gamers should definitely keep an eye on the rising star.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 14 - 11:03 AM

Jordan Spieth had a disappointing season by his lofty standards but he could end on a high note if he plays well this week at the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris, France.

Spieth was slow out of the gate this year after battling mono during the winter. He never hit full stride as he was either struggling with the flat stick or battling his ball-striking. He eventually got the putter synced up, gaining strokes putting in six of his last seven ShotLink starts. He also ended with four straight tournaments where he gained strokes on approach. This week's host course should set up nicely for Spieth who doesn't try to overpower courses but is one of the best in the world at strategizing his way around a new venue. The Texan arrives in Paris with a 4-1-2 record in Ryder Cup team play and 0-2-0 in singles. Gamers should expect a big week from the 25-year-old as he tries to leave 2018 with a bit of hardware.
Sep 25 - 9:50 AM

Past champ and World No. 5 Rory McIlroy ballooned to a 4-over-par 39-35=74 in the final round of the TOUR Championship, cratering five places to T7 on 5-under 275, a distant six in arrears of playing competitor and champion Tiger Woods, who shot 71.

After opening with 67-68-66, the 2016 winner began T2, three back of leader Woods. He mustered three (of 14) fairways and eight greens in regulation, losing 1.038 strokes off-the-tee and 3.237 on approach. The 2016 FedExCup champ conjured two birdie-4s, outbalanced by four bogey-5s and double bogey-6 at hole 7 (tee ball OB). He posted a dismal 1.875 putts per GIR and -1.298 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. For the week, the Ulsterman tallied 19 birdies, T1 in that stat, versus 10 bogeys and two doubles. This is his fourth top 10 in five appearances and his seventh top 10 of the season in 18 starts, second straight after solo 5th at the BMW two weeks ago. McIlroy ends at 13th in the FEC standings.
Sep 23 - 7:42 PM

World No. 17 Webb Simpson authored a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to finish up on 6-under 274, up 10 spots to T4, five shy of overnight leader and champion Tiger Woods.

The Wake Forest alum entered 11th in the FedExCup standings and that's where he ended up, tying his second-best finish (2013) behind his best of 2nd in 2011. This was his sixth appearance and third top 10, all doubling as top 5s, and matching his best of 4th in 2013. After opening with 69-70-68, the 33-year-old began in 14th place, nine back but just one short of the overnight top 10. On nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, he offset two bogeys with five birdies, gaining 2.020 strokes on-the-green with 26 total putts. For the week, the North Carolinian tallied 16 birdies versus eight bogeys and one double en route to his ninth top 10 of the season in 26 events, second straight after T6 at the BMW two weeks ago.
Sep 23 - 7:30 PM

World No. 3 Dustin Johnson styled a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to post 7-under 273, up six places to solo 3rd, four short of overnight leader and champion Tiger Woods, who shot 71, and ends the season 4th in the final FedExCup standings, which was his rank entering the week.

After opening with 69-70-67, the regular-season FEC leader began T9, eight adrift. He landed 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 2.275 strokes tee-to-green. The 34-year-old squared a lone bogey-5 at 14, camouflaged by four circles at 5, 6, 15 and 17, posting 1.813 putts per GIR and 0.458 SG: Putting with 32 total putts. For the week, he tallied one eagle and 16 birdies against nine bogeys and one double. This is Johnson's fifth top 10 at the playoff finale in nine visits and third top 5, betting a pair of 5th-place finishes in 2013 and 2015. It's his 12th top 10 of the season in 20 events, which was his second-best top-10 total (to 2016), and led the TOUR.
Sep 23 - 7:05 PM

Past champ and World No. 48 Billy Horschel tossed up a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to reach 9-under 271, up four spots to solo 2nd, two short of overnight leader and champion Tiger Woods, who shot 71.

The 2014 winner and 2014 FedExCup champ culminates the postseason with his third top 3 in four events and bumps four places to 5th in the final FEC standings. Making his first appearance since 2014, he records his third straight top 10 at East Lake in as many attempts and his sixth top 10 of the season in 27 events, five of those podiums, which is a career best. After opening with 71-65-69, the Florida alum began T6, seven back, and hit nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, outpacing two bogey-5s with six birdies. He registered 2.084 SG: Approach and 1.787 SG: Putting with 30 total putts. For the week, Horschel tallied 17 birdie versus eight bogeys and ranked 1st in Driving Accuracy (39/56) and GIR (55/72). This is his fifth runner-up in 205 events, second this season (T2, Barbasol).
Sep 23 - 6:49 PM

Playing out of the penultimate twosome, second-round co-leader and World No. 1 Justin Rose labored to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the TOUR Championship, dipping two spots to T4 on 6-under 274, five in arrears of overnight leader and champion Tiger Woods, but did enough to claim the season-long race to the FedExCup and the $10-million bonus.

The 38-year-old becomes just the second golfer to win the FEC crown as the top-ranked player in the world, joining Woods (x2). He entered No. 2 in the FEC standings and is the second straight 2-seed to win it all, fifth overall and fifth in the last six years. This is the Englishman's sixth top 10 at East Lake in 10 tries, sixth straight, and fourth top 5. After opening with 66-67-68, he began T2, three back, and conjured two birdies versus five bogeys on four of 14 fairways and 10 greens in regulation. He recorded a dismal -2.949 SG: Tee-to-Green and 2.000 putts per GIR with 31 total putts. Rose wraps the season with a career-best 11 top 10s in 18 events, highlighted by two wins, and ends with three straight top 4s in the postseason. For the week, he tallied 18 birdies against 12 bogeys and ranked 2nd in SG: Tee-to-Green and GIR at 75.00 percent (54/72).
Sep 23 - 6:31 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 21 Tiger Woods pieced together a 1-over-par 34-37=71 in Sunday's final round at East Lake Golf Club for a 72-hole tally of 11-under 269, winning the TOUR Championship by two shots over runner-up Billy Horschel (66) and claiming his 80th PGA TOUR title in 346 events (332 pro), first since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone 268 weeks and 42 starts ago. UPDATE: Woods jumps eight places to 13th in OWGR.

The 42-year-old, a pre-tourney 11/1 outright, wins the TOUR Championship for a third time, second in the FedExCup era (2007) and finished 2nd in the final FEC standings to World No. 1 Justin Rose. After kicking off with 65-68-65, the Stanford product led or co-led after every round and improves to 55-for-59 as the 54-hole leader/co-leader, 4-for-6 in the FEC Playoffs. On nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, he carded two birdie-3s at holes 1 and 13, outpaced by three squares at 10, 15 and 16, taking 30 total putts. The Florida resident began with a 3-shot lead, went out in 1-under, still up by three, and made things interesting down the stretch but did enough to cross the finish line, ending with a 2-putt par. He ends a remarkable comeback season with seven top 10s in 18 events, three of those podiums, and heads off to the Ryder Cup on an unbelievable high.
Sep 23 - 6:13 PM

World No. 20 Hideki Matsuyama twirled a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to finish up on 6-under 274, up 12 places on the live leaderboard to T4 and matching the low round of the day with Rickie Fowler.

The Japanese star also ties the low round of the week en route to his second top 10 at East Lake in five tries, joining a solo 5th in 2016. He posted rounds of 72-66-71-65, the 66 in R2 the only blemish-free lap of the tourney, and records his fourth top 10 of the season in 21 events, which ties his career low in top-10 finishes with his rookie campaign in 2014. On 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, the 25-year-old outflanked one bogey with six birdies and gained 4.633 strokes approaching-the-green, currently No. 1 for the week in SG: Approach (11.664) and SG: Tee-to-Green (8.325). For the tourney, he totaled one eagle and 14 birdies against 10 bogeys and ranked 27th (of 30) in SG: Putting at a -3.862. Matsuyama's T4 ties his season best (x3) and failed to record a podium finish for the first time since 2012.
Sep 23 - 5:55 PM

Defending FedExCup champion and World No. 4 Justin Thomas carved out a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to conclude on 5-under 275, up three spots to T6 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Thomas finished T7, six back of overnight leader and champion Tiger Woods.

The 2017 Player of the Year was looking to become the first-ever back-to-back FEC champion and just the second player to win it all two times. He won it last season as the 2-seed and after a runner-up finish at East Lake, and entered this week as the 5-seed, projected to drop to 7th. The 25-year-old recorded rounds of 67-69-70-69 en route to his 10th top 10 of the season in 23 events. He also posted the most top 25s on the season with 20. For the week, the Alabama product tallied 17 birdies versus eight bogeys and two doubles, ending with two circles against one square on seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation.
Sep 23 - 5:29 PM

Overnight leader Tiger Woods is 1-under thru 12 holes during round four of the TOUR Championship, reaching 12-under on the week to lead the field by four strokes on the live leaderboard with just six holes remaining.

The Sunday pins at East Lake Golf Club are tough to find but Woods has done well to set up seven scoring chances from inside 20 feet. He's only converted on one of those chances but it's allowed him to play relatively stress-free as he attempts to win for the first time since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. His steady striking is currently gaining 1.008 strokes approaching-the-green in R4. His biggest asset has been the flat stick, though, currently ranked 1st in the field in strokes gained putting (+5.411 SG:Putting for the week). Heading down the home stretch, Woods has a four-shot lead with his closest competitor being Billy Horschel who just birdied the 15th to reach 8-under. Woods is certainly in the driver's seat although he currently projects at No. 2 in the FedExCup race. Woods would certainly be happy to settle for a tournament victory and let someone let enjoy that $10 Million bonus.
Sep 23 - 4:44 PM

Making his tournament debut, FedExCup leader and World No. 8 Bryson DeChambeau navigated a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to conclude on 1-under 279, up two places on the live leaderboard to 19th place, a distant 11 in arrears of the leader on the course Tiger Woods.

The 25-year-old took over the season-long points race lead (for the first time) with his second win of the campaign at THE NORTHERN TRUST and solidified the pole position after going back to back at the Dell Technologies. He entered with a 1,398-point cushion over No. 2 on the list Justin Rose and if he won this week, would become just the second player to win the FEC as the 1-seed, joining Woods in 2007 and 2009. Even without a win, the SMU product had a reasonable chance of winning the $10-million bonus with a top-6 finish but after opening with 71-75, was T27 in the 30-man field. He rebounded with weekend rounds of 66-67 and is projected to drop two spots to 3rd in the FEC standings. The California native heads off to his first Ryder Cup after finishing the season with nine top 10s in 26 events, including three wins, both career bests.
Sep 23 - 4:38 PM




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