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Wade Ormsby will continue his quest for a first European Tour win at this week's Volvo China Open.

The Aussie certainly looks close to the big breakthrough having posted four top 11 finishes in his last five starts. The latest came in last week's Shenzhen International where he shot 67-66 on the weekend. That T11 bumped him up to 50th in the Race to Dubai. This week's course, Tomson Shanghai Pudong GC, was used for the BMW Asian Open between 2004 and 2008 and Ormsby finished T20 in 2005 to add to his appeal for gamers this week.
Apr 21 - 3:52 AM

Multiple reports over the last few months have indicated that Luke Donald will not compete in next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship so that he can attend his brother's wedding.

GolfChannel.com's Rex Hoggard may have been the first to report the news on Twitter on Jan. 20. The top 64 in the current Official World Golf Ranking secured a berth into the tournament. Donald is currently 50th and still has until this Friday to officially commit, but given the important occasion, it's unlikely that he'll appear in the published field. That would open the door for Miguel Angel Jiménez at 65th in the OWGR. Tim Clark (57th) is probably the greatest threat not to play due to injury, but he hasn't officially withdrawn yet. Francesco Molinari is 66th in the OWGR, but has already indicated that he's nursing a wrist injury until mid-May. Therefore, Mikko Ilonen (67th) would get the call to replace Clark or anyone other WD at TPC Harding Park next week.
Apr 20 - 6:54 PM

Greg Chalmers has been added to the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The lefty was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Branden Grace withdrew. Chalmers is 6-for-7 on the PGA TOUR this season and sits 158th in the FedExCup standings, but it's been 11 months since his last top 25 on the circuit (T22, Byron Nelson). He's cashed in his last six trips to TPC Louisiana with top 10s in 2010 and 2011, so he may serve as a valuable complement in DFS formats this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 12:39 PM

Branden Grace has decided to focus on next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship instead of giving it a go at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The South African withdrew from the Zurich despite being granted a foreign exemption to compete. With his T12 at the RBC Heritage, he rose three spots to 39th in the Official World Golf Ranking, so he'll be busy enough the next two weeks chasing titles at TPC Harding Park and TPC Sawgrass.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 12:34 PM

Trevor Immelman received a sponsor exemption to compete in this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Two sponsor exemptions remained when the field was released on Friday afternoon. Immelman was seventh alternate, so he was a long shot at gaining entry on merit. He could use the absence of that drama, anyway, given that he's gone seven starts without making a cut. His last deposit occurred as a result of a T49 at the no-cut CIMB Classic in the fall. He's currently 203rd in the FedExCup standings. The South African is only 35 years of age.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:52 AM

Jonathan Byrd has been added to the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Byrd was fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he was given one of the two remaining sponsor exemptions into the field of 156. He missed the cut last week at Harbour Town to extend his skid to three consecutive MCs. Now 162nd in the FedExCup standings, the early flame that he lit this season has dimmed. He's 1-for-3 at TPC Louisiana, but that lone payday was seven years ago when he tied for 12th.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:49 AM

Will Wilcox has gained entry into this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Wilcox was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, so he had no trouble getting a tee time at TPC Louisiana this Thursday following three withdrawals. The 28-year-old has conditional status on the PGA TOUR. He's made the most of it with five paydays in just six starts to sit 150th in the FedExCup standings. He's bouncing off a T12 in Mexico on the Web.com Tour, so he's putting together the kind of dual-circuit success that we've seen in recent years from guys like Brendon Todd and Russell Knox. As a result, Wilcox demands your attention every time he pegs it as he's in pursuit of achieving the same objective that Robert Streb made a reality last season; that is, qualify for the Playoffs on conditional status.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:44 AM

Johnson Wagner has been added to the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Wagner was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he gained entry following three withdrawals. He chased a playoff loss in Houston with a disappointing missed cut in Hilton Head Island. His slate at TPC Louisiana is poor. Wagner's only payday in four trips is a T64 way back in 2008.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:37 AM

Rory Sabbatini has been added to the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The South African surprisingly missed the cut last week at Harbour Town where he finished no worse than T17 in his previous five trips, so he chose not to take a week off and committed to the annual stop in the bayou as a late entry. Sabbatini tied for second here in 2009, but he also shared 17th place last year. He's pieced together a bit of all-or-nothing of late as his only payday in six starts entering the weeks is a T11 at PGA National. It's one of six top 25s among just seven cuts made in 2014-15.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:32 AM

Dudley Hart has withdrawn from this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Given that he's down to two starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $435,054 or lose status, you can understand why he'd be hesitant. That said, the purse for this week's tournament is a beefy $6.9 million, so he may be thinking longer-term now.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:29 AM

Vijay Singh has elected not to compete in this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The Big Fijian has quietly strung together four paydays sparked by a T10 at Copperhead. He's 127th in the FedExCup standings, so it's an interesting decision to sit out an event with a relatively thin field. He's also a former winner in New Orleans, but over at English Turn in 2004. TPC Louisiana made its debut in 2005 and has been the permanent site of the tournament since 2007.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:04 AM

Sangmoon Bae has been removed from the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The South Korean finished a respective T33 and T37 at the Masters and RBC Heritage, which is decent given he withdrew during his previous start in San Antonio due to a back injury. Obviously, severity varies across the board, but a positive rebound has value in all cases. Bae is 12th in the FedExCup standings, but he didn't qualify for next week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. So, we won't see him again until THE PLAYERS in two weeks.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 20 - 11:00 AM

With a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the El Bosque Mexico Championship, overnight leader Wes Roach recorded a four-stroke victory over Patton Kizzire and Kevin Tway.

The 26-year-old parlayed his bogey-free 65 in the third round into his first title in 54 starts on the Web.com Tour. Roach circled six birdies against two bogeys at El Bosque Golf Club today to post 17-under 271. He suffered only four bogeys all week. Thanks also to a T3 in Chile four weeks ago, the former PGA TOUR member is now second on the money list of the Web.com Tour with $166,917. That would have been good enough to finish inside the top 25 before the Web.com Tour Finals last season, so as long as he continues to make cuts, Roach should be back in the big leagues this fall.
Apr 19 - 7:41 PM

Jordan Spieth concluded his Masters' victory lap with a 1-under-par 33-37=70 in today's final round of the RBC Heritage.

After a wire-to-wire title at Augusta National and whirlwind media tour that followed, Spieth not only kept his commitment to play the RBC Heritage, but he contended. The 21-year-old entered the final round T8 and five shots back, conjuring discussion on whether he could join Bernhard Langer as the only man to have won the green and tartan jackets in successive weeks. The FedExCup leader stayed in the hunt, circling three birdies on his outward nine against zero bogeys. He suffered his first bogey on the par-4 10th. After pars on Nos. 11-13 dimmed his fading chances of joining the tartan army, they disappeared completely with a double bogey at the par-3 14th. He landed at 10-under 274, good for a four-way share of 11th place. Spieth will now rest before the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship on April 29-May 3.
Apr 19 - 6:44 PM

Bo Van Pelt's top-10 drought ended with a closing 2-under-par 35-34=69 at the RBC Heritage and his 11-under 273 was good for T9-finish.

Van Pelt has not sniffed a top 10 in 13 events on his 2014-15 season and has just three in his last 62 events. So suffice it say, his finish this week comes as a big surprise and is easily his best finish at HHI since a T3 in 2009. The 39-year-old circled just two birdies on his round (six over his last 36 holes) but more importantly he didn't drop a single shot over the weekend and finished the week third in strokes gained: putting. He has to feel as if his play this week removed a rather large monkey from off his back.
Apr 19 - 6:08 PM


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