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Emiliano Grillo posted a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the Tour Championship to wrap up a one-stroke victory over Chez Reavie at 14-under 266.

Grillo circled three birdies and squared two bogeys on his final lap around Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. Ball-striking was the key to his success this week, tying for fourth in driving accuracy and sharing first place in GIR. He entered the week ranked fifth on the Tour Finals money list, meaning he was already assured of a 2015-16 PGA TOUR card. With this victory, he ends the Finals in second place behind Reavie. Expect the Argentine to make his share of waves on the big stage next season.
Oct 4 - 6:10 PM

Chris Stroud finished with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 at St. Andrews to take tied second in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on 16-under 272.

The American's decision to head across the pond after missing four straight cuts on the PGA TOUR paid off in style as he secured his best worldwide finish of the year. Stroud eventually ended two shots behind winner Thorbjorn Olesen but had his eyes on the trophy at one point. Despite bogeys at 1 and 6, he circled birdies at 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 11 to hit 15-under with seven to play. His chances nosedived with a bogey-6 at 16 but one final birdie at the Old Course's iconic 18th lifted him to T2 alongside fellow compatriot Brooks Koepka and completed a memorable week.
Oct 4 - 4:51 PM

With a final-round 1-under-par 36-35=71 at St. Andrews, Thorbjørn Olesen secured his third European Tour title via a two-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Three clear overnight, the Dane kicked off with an opening birdie but then wobbled with a double bogey-6 at 2 and a bogey at the next. That blew the tournament wide open but he hit back with birdies at 4 and 5 and was steady after that, adding 12 pars and giving himself daylight by dropping a 50ft bomb for birdie at 15. His victory total of 18-under 270 put him two clear of American duo Brooks Koepka and Chris Stroud while Chris Wood, Bernd Wiesberger, Benjamin Hebert, Joakim Lagergren and Kiradech Aphibarnrat were a further shot back. The victory moves the 25-year-old Olesen into the top 25 in the Race To Dubai and top 75 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He's also now eligible for the 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. "It's been a very tough year and standing here with this trophy is unbelievable, on these three golf courses and finishing off especially on St. Andrews is a great feeling," said Olesen, who has struggled since coming back from a hand injury in May.
Oct 4 - 12:46 PM

With inclement weather cancelling the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in Hong Kong, Jin Cheng was declared the winner after 54 holes at 11-under-par 62-68-69=199.

They were able to play for 61 minutes on Sunday morning before conditions deteriorated due to a typhoon. Hours into the delay, tournament officials called it and Cheng went in the books with a one-stroke victory over Australians Ryan Ruffels and Cameron Davis. "It is extremely disappointing that we are not able to complete the final round of this year’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship," said David Cherry, chairman of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation. "It was a very difficult decision to make as we wanted to see the completion of 72 holes as much as all the competitors did. The competition committee was committed to completing the final round on Sunday if at all possible, however the extreme weather conditions meant that completing in daylight would not be possible." At 33rd in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Cheng is highest among the Chinese. The 17-year-old is also exemption into the 2016 Masters thanks to today's title.
Oct 4 - 1:11 AM

Emiliano Grillo crafted a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the Tour Championship and leads by two at 13-under 197 with 18 holes to play.

It was boring golf, but it worked for Grillo on Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. A streak of 10 pars was snapped by a birdie from just off the green at the par-3 11th hole. He would bag two more on the way to the clubhouse. He is playing with very little stress this week, as he's already earned enough money in the Tour Finals to secure his PGA TOUR card for the upcoming season. With a victory, he is expected to move to second on the Finals money list, ensuring him plenty of starts early in the season.
Oct 3 - 5:49 PM

Joakim Lagergren toured Kingsbarns in 10-under-par 34-28=62 to jump 62 spots to T4 after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

That's the low round of the tournament so far although the calm weather conditions in Scotland this week suggested someone would shoot the lights out. Lagergren certainly didn't do that on his opening nine at Kingsbarns, settling for birdies at 10 and 16 along with seven pars. But a birdie at 1 acted as the spark as he played the first five holes of his second nine in 6-under, highlighted by an eagle-3 at No. 3. He added two more par breakers at 7 and 9 to shoot 62 and settle at 12-under 204. That's good for tied fourth spot although he'll have to make up five shots on leader Thorbjorn Olesen in Sunday's final round at St. Andrews.
Oct 3 - 12:44 PM

Jimmy Mullen's eye-popping pro debut suffered a setback in round three of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as he slipped from joint leader to T21 with a 2-over-par 37-37=74 on Saturday.

Okay, this was probably always likely to happen and perhaps it came a day later than expected after he followed his opening 64 at Kingsbarns with a 69 at St. Andrews on Friday. Today at Carnoustie -- the hardest of the three courses on the rotation this week -- Mullen put it in reverse with five bogeys against three birdies. On another day of low scoring, his 74 dropped him back to 9-under 207 and that's eight off Thorbjorn Olesen's lead. It leaves him just outside the top 20 with the final round at St. Andrews to come.
Oct 3 - 12:32 PM

With a 7-under-par 33-32=65 at St. Andrews, Thorbjørn Olesen opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

In perfect scoring conditions at the Old Course, the Dane shook off an opening bogey with eight birdies to kick clear. The 65 added to Thursday's 68 at Carnoustie and Friday's 66 at Kingsbarns and took him to 17-under 199. German Florian Fritsch is his nearest rival at 14-under while Frenchman Benjamin Hebert is a further shot back. Sweden's Joakim Lagergren is T4 on 12-under after shooting the the day's low round, a 62 at Kingbarns. Olesen recorded his front-nine birdies at 3, 4, 7 and 8 and finished with four more in his final five, including a 20-foot conversion at St. Andrews' iconic 18th. Since coming back from a hand injury in May, he's just 4-for-14 but let's not forget this is a player who finished T6 on his Masters debut two years ago. He was also runner-up in this tournament in 2012 having finished T9 in that year's Open Championship so he's a proven links performer too. The 25-year-old will be chasing a third European Tour win in Sunday's final round at St. Andrews.
Oct 3 - 12:14 PM

Ryan Armour completed 36 holes of the Tour Championship in 1-over-par 69-72=141, missing the cut on the number.

This is bitter pill to swallow. Armour was two shots inside the cut line at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass until finishing bogey-par-bogey. He arrived slotted T31 in earnings among those who will claim the 25 PGA TOUR cards, so he will not be one of them. However, the 39-year-old was granted a Minor Medical Extension on the 2015-16 PGA TOUR, although we still don't know why he missed time this past spring. If he banks $598,241 or 335.25 FedExCup points in four starts, he'll be promoted to the Major Medical category. Other notables who missed today's cut and are not fully exempt on the PGA TOUR next season include: 141--Bill Lunde; Michael Putnam; Blake Adams; Brad Fritsch; Jonathan Randolph ... 142--Jonathan Byrd; Jhonattan Vegas; Scott Langley; Brian Stuard; Bud Cauley; Chris Smith ... 143--Justin Hicks; Mathew Goggin ... 145--Eric Axley ... 146--Tim Petrovic ... 147--John Rollins ... 148--Greg Chalmers.
Oct 2 - 7:31 PM

With a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in his second round of the Tour Championship, Emiliano Grillo posted 10-under 130 at the break, good for a one-stroke lead entering the weekend.

At fifth on the money list used to determine the 25 Tour Finals grads at the conclusion of this event, the 23-year-old was already on his way to collecting a PGA TOUR card, so his objective escalated to winning this week and potentially finishing first in Finals' earnings for a spot exempt from the reshuffle in 2015-16. After a five-birdie 66 on Thursday, Grillo piped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation on Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass today. He double-bogeyed the par-4 12th hole, but covered nicely with six birdies and an eagle. That last par breaker came at the par-4 18th hole where he ended the round. Lucas Glover sits in second place one shot back. Overnight leader Rhein Gibson was 13 shots higher today with a 6-over 38-38=76. He hit only eight GIR and erased two birdies with eight bogeys.
Oct 2 - 6:55 PM

With his withdrawal from the Presidents Cup today, Jim Furyk may not play again for quite a while.

The bone contusion in his left wrist forced Furyk to yield his spot in the biennial competition, this time held in South Korea on Oct. 8-11. "There is nothing I take more pride in than representing the United States in The Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup, and I am deeply disappointed that I will have to withdraw from playing because my wrist, although improving, is still not where it needs to be at this point," he said. The 45-year-old tends to disappear in the last quarter of the calendar year anyway, so it might have been a few months before he competed again even if he didn't automatically qualifying for the team.
Oct 2 - 2:07 PM

J.B. Holmes has been announced as Jim Furyk's replacement at next week's Presidents Cup.

Furyk had until the evening on Oct. 7 to decide if he could go, but he elected to cut his losses. This gave captain Jay Haas the luxury of announcing an official replacement early and without having to worry about Furyk's status. "Jim did everything he could to be ready, and I'm sad that he won't be able to play," said captain Jay Haas, who plucked Holmes off the bench. The bomber will be a debutant in the biennial competition. He placed 12th in automatic qualifying and was first on the outside looking when when Bill Haas (11th) went off the board as a captain's pick. "J.B. is excited for the opportunity and will be ready to play," Jay Haas said. "He’s had two top 10s to end the FedExCup Playoffs, so he’s playing well and he’ll be a good fit. We’re all looking forward to a great week." Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka remains the primary snub for the Americans, who will be going for their eighth consecutive victory and 10th in 11 editions.
Oct 2 - 1:53 PM

Chris Stroud sprinkled eight birdies in a second-round 6-under-par 34-32=66 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland and moved into a tie for third.

The American is making his debut in the event but it's so far, so good. Today's 66 at Kingsbarns, one of three courses being used, lifted him to 10-under 134 and that's just a shot behind joint leaders Anthony Wall and Jimmy Mullen. It followed his opening 68 at Carnoustie. Stroud's lap started with a bogey at 10 before he posted birdies at 11, 12, 15, 18, 2, 3, 7 and 9. He dropped his only other shot of the day at 17. Providing he avoids a calamity in round three and misses the cut, the 33-year-old PGA TOUR star will finish with back-to-back rounds at St. Andrews.
Oct 2 - 12:53 PM

Joint first-round leader Paul Dunne posted a steady 35-35=70 at St. Andrews on day two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

That puts the Irishman, who is making his pro debut, on 10-under 134 -- just one swing behind joint leaders Anthony Wall and Jimmy Mullen. Dunne made the perfect start with a birdie-3 on the Old Course's wide-open first hole and traded a bogey at 4 with a birdie at 5. It was par golf all the way to the clubhouse from there except for a birdie at the short par-4 10th. He shares third spot with Jamie Donaldson, Chris Stroud and Thorbjorn Olesen. Tomorrow he heads to Carnoustie for round three before a return to St. Andrews on Sunday. Dunne was tied for the lead after 54 holes of this summer's Open Championship when still an amateur.
Oct 2 - 12:43 PM

With a 7-under-par 33-32=65 at Kingsbarns, Jamie Donaldson moved to within a shot of the lead after round two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

The Welshman's lap, which featured eight birdies against a single bogey, lifted him 27 spots on the leaderboard and into a tie for third on 10-under 134. He'll aim to catch and pass joint leaders Jimmy Mullen and Anthony Wall when he heads to St. Andrews to play his third round on Saturday. Donaldson's birdie set included 4s at all the par 5s while his only blemish came on the par-3 8th.
Oct 2 - 12:35 PM

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