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Making his tournament debut, 21-seed Jon Rahm lost to top-seeded and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson in the Finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to take away solo 2nd and end with a record of 6-1-0.

This was the 22-year-old's second WGC event, finishing T3 at the Mexico Championship in his last start three weeks ago, also won by Johnson. He reached the Final with a 3-and-2 win over Bill Haas in the morning semis. It was the Spaniard's 21st career start on TOUR (16 pro) and is a third straight top-5 finish, fourth in his last five. He got in a huge hole early against the 1-seed, 5 DOWN thru eight holes, but trimmed that to three after winning holes 9 and 10 (with pars). DJ won 12 with birdie-4 but Rahm took the par-4 13th with a 2-putt birdie after driving the green, his first birdie of the contest. He then won 15 and 16, also with birdies, now 1 DOWN with two to go, but that was the final margin after matching pars at 17 and 18. Each player circled three birdies in the finale.
Mar 26 - 7:40 PM

1-seed Dustin Johnson staved off 21-seed Jon Rahm 1 UP to claim the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play for his 15th TOUR title in 208 career starts, third this season and third straight, and became the first player to win all four WGC titles.

This was the 32-year-old's ninth Match Play with a previous best of T5 last year where he won his Group but lost in the quarters (3-2-0 record). He went a perfect 7-0-0 this year en route to his fifth overall WGC title in 29 tries. The South Carolina native began his 3-win streak at the Genesis Open, where he had to play 36 holes on Sunday, and had to play 36 again today, outlasting Hideto Tanihara 1 UP in the semis. The World No. 1, who never trailed a single hole all week, built a commanding 5 UP lead thru eight against the 22-year-old Spaniard, but Rahm trimmed that to three with par wins at 9 and 10. DJ won the 12th with birdie-4, now 4 UP with six to go, but Rahm won 13, 15 and 16 with birdies. The duo traded a couple of hair-raising pars for the final margin with DJ shooting the equivalent of 1-under 70 (three birdies) and Rahm 71 (three birdies).
Mar 26 - 7:17 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 from Sunday afternoon, 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 in the consolation match of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and claimed 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-and-2 loss to Jon Rahm in the morning semis. He was 1 DOWN thru four holes against the Japanese first-timer 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

PGA TOUR rookie J.T. Poston ended the week at the Puerto Rico Open with a 3-under-par 34-35=69, closing his yardage book with a four-day total of 15-under 273 to his credit.

Poston has been flirting with contention recently, arriving with three straight top 30s, including his (previous) career-best T14 at the Valspar Championship. The confidence continues to build as he leaves Puerto Rico with 20 birdies to offset just five bogeys. What's most impressive about the lack of bogeys is his GIR totals, finding just 53 greens in regulation, going 14-for-19 scrambling on the week to keep his name in the mix. This also earns him a seat at next week's Shell Houston Open where he'll be making his course and tournament debut.
Mar 26 - 4:41 PM

Andrew Johnston settled for a 2-under-par 33-37=70 during the closing round of the Puerto Rico Open but still managed a T10 on 15-under 273 to earn a seat at next week's Shell Houston Open.

Beef arrived with 37 straight holes without a bogey. He circled four birdies in his first 10 holes and remained blemish-free until the par-4 13th. That ended the bogey-free streak at 49 holes, and it's also were the scoring stopped (adding one more bogey at the 17th). The cheerful Englishman opened the season with a ho-hum 2-for-4 record with a T47 at the WGC-HSBC Champions being the highlight. This clearly eclipses that finishes and may provide a nice kick-start to the season as he plays his first season as a PGA TOUR member.
Mar 26 - 4:33 PM

Martin Flores coasted to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 during round four of the Puerto Rico Open, rising 16 spots on the leaderboard to finish T10 on 15-under 273.

The Web.com Tour grad improved in each round this week, finishing with a four-day score of 71→69→67→66=273. He took advantage of his length today, circling birdies on all four of the par 5s. His irons were dialed in all day, as he missed just one green in regulation but managed to get up-and-down to keep a clean card. Flores was racking up birdies all week as he finished with 23, bested only by Whee Kim. With this top 10, the Texas native (and resident) will earn a spot in the field at next week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 26 - 4:15 PM

Michael Thompmson saved his best for last at the Puerto Rico Open, styling a 6-under-par 32-34=66 during the finale, climbing to 15-under 273 to collect a T10 and punch his ticket into next week's Shell Houston Open.

Thompson fired out of the gates today by landing the green at the par-5 second and splashed it home for eagle. He would add three birdies before a three-putt at the eighth slowed his pace. Thompson rebounded to play his homeward nine at 2-under 34. This goes in the books as his first top 10 since last year's Barbasol Championship. He also positions himself 97th in the FedExCup race after a 4-for-11 start to the season. His 15-under tally was good enough to hang on for a top 10 which earns him a spot in next week's Shell Houston Open, an event which is highlighted by a T24 in 2011 for him.
Mar 26 - 4:09 PM

Local star Rafael Campos settled for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 during the finale of the Puerto Rico Open, ending the week with a T10 finish on 15-under 273, good enough to earn a spot into next week's field.

Much like last year, Campos threw his name into contention here in his home country and then drifted toward the finish line. The VCU product traded four birdies with two bogeys today after finding just eight (of 14) fairways. Campos walked up to the 18th green to a huge roar today (while carrying the Puerto Rico flag) and hung on for a top 10, which secures him a spot in the Shell Houston Open next week. Last year he parlayed his T8 at the Puerto Rico Open into a T38 in Houston.
Mar 26 - 4:01 PM

Tom Hoge capped off his week at the Puerto Rico Open with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 to finish in a share of 10th place on 15-under 273, earning him a spot in next week's Shell Houston Open.

The TCU product carded 18 birdies and an eagle this week to easily offset a mere three bogeys and one double bogey. During the final round he was locked in with his irons, missing just one green in his fourth navigation of Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. This was Hoge's third appearance at the event, arriving with missed cuts in both previous trips. Playing with only conditional status, starts have been tough to secure, just 2-for-4 now on the season. This top 10 does opens the door for another much-needed start next week in Houston.
Mar 26 - 3:54 PM

Mark Anderson blitzed Coco Beach Golf & Country Club with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, ending the week in a share of 10th place on 15-under 273.

Making his 52nd career start on TOUR, Anderson arrived with just one top 10 to his name (2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic). He now has two on his resume after four straight rounds in the 60s at Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. Ball-striking was the name of the game for Anderson who pelted 18 GIR on day one and finished second in that category by week's end (62 GIR, 86.11%). Anderson collects 33.78 FedExCup Points for this finish but more importantly secures a spot into next week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 26 - 3:42 PM

Overnight leader Chris Stroud settled for a 1-under-par 33-38=71 during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, ending the week on 16-under 272, collecting a T8 paycheck for his efforts.

The 54-hole leader opened the day with a one shot lead but he knew he would have to keep his foot on the gas with 25 golfers within four of his lead. There was no sign of nerves to open the round as he circled three birdies to zero bogeys thru 13 holes. It was here that Stroud was unfortunate to have his tee shot plug in a hazard, leading to a penalty drop. From there the bad luck continued as his approach shot resulted in another nasty lie, this time in the greenside bunker. Stroud walked off with a double bogey but was still in the mix after he bounced back to bogey the following hole and find himself at 17-under but ended four shy on 16-under. Today's round goes to show how tough it is to win on TOUR because the Texan looked poised and ready all day, and then one bad swing can take things south in a hurry. Despite the disappointing finish, this will go in the books as his 26th career top 10 and first of the season.
Mar 26 - 3:29 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

Whee Kim made a run at the Puerto Rico Open trophy, securing a 4-under-par 32-36=68 during round four, closing the week at 17-under 271, good for a share of fifth place.

Kim has been stockpiling birdies in bunches all week, entering the finale with 20 birdies already on his scorecards. He added five more today, with that 25 number being the best in the entire field by week's end. The problem for Kim was avoiding bogeys, particularly in round one when he swallowed two bogeys and a double. On the week he ranked outside the top 50 in fairways hit and greens in regulation, but first in putts per GIR. This was all about taking advantage of any and all scoring opportunities as he walked out of Puerto Rico with about as low as score possible, given his ball-striking figures.
Mar 26 - 2:38 PM



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