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World No. 36 Louis Oosthuizen backed up with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational, dipping one place into a three-way T5 on 10-under 270, 10 short of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose, who shot 64.

This was the 35-year-old's fifth visit, second top 25 and first top 10, brushing aside a T19 on debut in 2012. He improves to 7-for-10 on the season with six top 25s and three top 10s, joining a T9 at the Match Play and solo 3rd at Zurich teamed with Charl Schwartzel. After kicking off with 67-71-64, the South African began T4, six back. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he mustered five (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.059 strokes approaching-the-green. The Palm Beach Gardens resident circled five birdies at holes 1, 4, 5, 12 and 18, outflanking bogey-5 at 15 and double bogey-6 at 9 (3-putt from 37'0"). He posted -0.856 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. For the week, Oosthuizen totaled 19 birdies versus five bogeys and two doubles.
May 27 - 7:57 PM

Making his tournament debut, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 440 Corey Conners patched together a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a four-day tally of 9-under 271, down four spots to a career-best T8.

This is the Canadian's first top-10 finish in 29 events (25 pro), bettering a T13 at the opposite-field Corales seven starts ago. He improves to 15-for-19 on the season with three top 25s and carded rounds of 71-68-63-69, the 63 marking his career low. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, the 26-year-old began the day T4, six shy of overnight leader (and eventual champ) Justin Rose. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.892 strokes approaching and 1.534 tee-to-green. The Jupiter, Florida, resident squared four bogeys at holes 4, 5, 14 and 18, slightly outpaced by five circles at 1, 2, 8 (from 11'1"), 15 and 17. He recorded -1.713 SG: Putting needing 30 total putts. For the week, Conners tallied 21 birdies against 12 bogeys.
May 27 - 7:43 PM

World No. 4 Jon Rahm concocted a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 72-hole total of 10-under 270, dipping one place into a three-way T5, a distant 10 in arrears of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose, who shot 64.

This was the 23-year-old's second visit and second top 5 after T2 last year. It's his sixth top 25 of the season in 11 starts, fourth top 10 and fourth top 5, first since solo 4th at the Masters. After opening with 68-70-64, the ASU alum began T4, six back. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he landed eight (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 1.549 strokes tee-to-green. The Spaniard squared two bogeys at holes 9 and 13 (both water balls), outpaced by four birdies at 1, 3, 14 (from 33'10") and 15. He posted -0.728 SG: Putting with 30 total putts and missed three scoring tries from inside of eight feet. For the week, Rahm totaled 21 birdies versus 11 bogeys and ranked 2nd in SG: Off-the-Tee (4.343) and T2 in GIR at 77.78 percent (56/72).
May 27 - 7:27 PM

Beginning four shots back and tied second, World No. 68 Emiliano Grillo hung up a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-33=64 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to wrap on 16-under 264, down one spot to a season-tying-best solo 3rd, four adrift of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose, who also shot 64.

This was the 25-year-old's third FWI with progressively better finishes of T55/2016 and T24 last year. It's his seventh top 25 of the season in 16 starts, fifth top 10 and second top 5, matching a T3 in Houston. His 64 today matches his career low in 263 rounds, also posting that number in R1, and sandwiched middle laps of 67-69. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, the Argentine found six (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 0.743 strokes around-the-green. He carded six birdies at holes 1, 4, 6, 7, 16 and 18, five from between 10 and 24 feet, and also canned three par-savers from between six and 23 feet. The Florida resident recorded 23 total putts and 4.301 SG: Putting, No. 1 in SGP with a cumulative 10.695. For the week, he tallied 21 birdies against five bogeys.
May 27 - 7:07 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 11 Brooks Koepka tossed up a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to reach 17-under 263, good for solo 2nd, three short of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose, who shot 64.

This is the 28-year-old's sixth runner-up finish in 93 events, second this season in six starts. He was co-runner-up at the WGC-HSBC in his season-opener back in October, also to Rose. After opening with 70-63-67, the FSU product began T2, four back. Playing out of the final twosome, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 1.903 strokes on approach but gaining 2.292 around-the-green. The Floridian squared a lone bogey-5 at 18, camouflaged by seven routine birdies at 1, 2, 7, 11, 13, 15 and 17, three from between 10 and 18 feet, adding a hole-out birdie-3 at 6 from a greenside bunker. He posted 4.381 SG: Putting with 23 total putts. For the week, Koepka tallied 25 birdies against four bogeys and two doubles, and was No. 1 in SG: Off-the-Tee (5.172) and T1 in total birdies and bogeys.
May 27 - 6:34 PM

Second- and third-round leader and World No. 5 Justin Rose twirled a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational for a 72-hole tally of 20-under 260, good for a three-shot win over playing competitor Brooks Koepka and his ninth PGA TOUR title in 315 events.

The 37-year-old, a pre-tourney 20/1 outright, bags his second win of the season in 10 starts (WGC-HSBC), becomes the season's fifth multiple champion, and improves to 4-for-14 when leading/co-leading after 54 holes. This was his fifth cash in five visits and second top 25, brushing aside a previous-best T13 on debut in 2005. After kicking off in 66-64-66, the Bahamas resident led by four over two players and hit nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. He squared two bogeys at holes 3 and 18, smothered by eight birdies at 1, 2, 5-7, 9, 11 and 15, five from between 10 and 27 feet. The Englishman posted 1.854 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. For the week, he totaled 25 birdies versus five bogeys and ranked No. 1 in SG: Approach (10.242), SG: Tee-to-Green (15.820), and GIR at 79.17 percent (57/72).
May 27 - 6:13 PM

World No. 194 Kevin Tway enjoyed a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to wrap on 10-under 270, up four spots to a season-best T5.

This was the Oklahoma State product's third appearance, second cash and second top 25, bettering T18 last year. It's his second top 25 of the season in 21 starts, second top 10 and second straight after T9 at the Byron Nelson. After opening with 66-69-68, the 29-year-old began T9, seven back of leader Justin Rose. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 1.638 strokes off-the-tee and 2.652 tee-to-green. The Jupiter, Florida, resident squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 9, outpaced by four birdies at 1, 11, 16 (from 14'11") and 18. He registered -0.851 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. For the week, Tway totaled 18 birdies versus eight bogeys en route to his fourth career top-5 finish in 80 events, first since T5 at last year's Wells Fargo.
May 27 - 5:44 PM

Playing this season on conditional status, sponsor invite and World No. 409 Ben Crane fashioned a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to conclude on 9-under 271, up two places to T7 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Crane finished a season-best T8.

This was the 42-year-old's 14th start of the season, second top 25 (T11, Valero) and first top 10 since T10 at the FedEx St. Jude last June. He improves to 9-for-12 at Colonial CC with six top 25s and five top 10s, first since T10 in 2012. After opening with 66-69-68, the Oregon alum began T9, seven back of leader Justin Rose. He found eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 0.674 strokes off-the-tee and 0.688 around-the-green. The Nashville resident squared a lone bogey-4 at 16, outpaced by two conventional birdies at 1 and 18, adding a hole-out birdie-3 at 10 from 90'9" away. He recorded 1.800 putts per GIR and -0.199 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. For the week, Crane carded 17 birdies against six bogeys and one double.
May 27 - 5:27 PM

Past champ and World No. 1637 Tim Herron crafted a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to post 8-under 272, up three spots to T11 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Herron finished a season-best T11.

The 48-year-old, in the field on a sponsor invite, is now 15-for-22 at Colonial with four top 25s and possibly a third top 10, first since his playoff win in 2006, the most recent of his four TOUR titles. This was his sixth start of the season on Past Champion status, third cash and first top 50, and first top-25 finish since solo 4th at the Barracuda in 2016. For the week, the New Mexico product totaled one eagle and 15 birdies against nine bogeys and carded rounds of 66-70-68-68.
May 27 - 5:10 PM

Making his tournament debut, non-member and World No. 661 Joaquin Niemann styled a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to finish up on 9-under 271, up 15 places to T6 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Niemann finished T8, 11 shy of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose.

The 19-year-old was making his seventh career start and was one of two Champions Choice invitees this week. It's his fifth start this season (fourth pro) and second cash, right on a career-best mark of solo 6th in his pro debut at the Valero on a sponsor invite. After opening with 68-72-65, the Chilean began T21 on 5-under, two short of the overnight top 10. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.717 strokes off-the-tee and 1.899 tee-to-green. The former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world squared a lone bogey-5 at 14, offset by five birdies at 2, 3, 6, 11 and 18, all from inside of 10 feet. He posted 1.643 putts per GIR and 0.947 SG: Putting with 28 total putts. For the week, Niemann tallied 18 birdies versus seven bogeys and one double, and the top-10 finish will get him an exemption into the FedEx St. Jude in two weeks.
May 27 - 4:49 PM

First-round leader and World No. 75 Kevin Na painted a bogey-free, 9-under-par 31-30=61 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to wrap on 14-under 266; up 19 spots to T2, good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead and matching the course record at Colonial Country Club. UPDATE: With play completed, Na finished solo 4th, six back of overnight leader and champion Justin Rose.

Playing his 1,185th round, the 34-year-old ties his career low shot in R3 at the 2010 Wyndham, also a 9-under version. He's the seventh player to shoot 61 at Colonial, first since Chad Campbell in 2004, and just missed a 60, nearly holing his second at 18 from 146 yards away and tapping in from 12 inches for his ninth birdie of the day. This was the Las Vegas resident's 12th FWI, seventh top 25 and fourth top 10, first since T10 in 2015 as 36- and 54-hole leader. His opening bogey-free 62 was a new best in Fort Worth before today's effort, and sandwiched middle laps of 73-70. For the week, Na tallied one eagle and 21 birdies against five bogeys and two doubles and is currently No. 1 in SG: Approach (9.689). It's his fourth top 25 of the season in 16 starts and third top 10, second straight (T6, Byron Nelson).
May 27 - 4:08 PM

Making his tournament debut, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 277 Ben Silverman authored a 5-under-par 29-36=65 in the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational to conclude on 8-under 272, up 29 places to T9 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Silverman finished T11.

This is a new career low for the Florida Atlantic alum in his 60th round, eclipsing 66 three times, most recently in R1. His career-best finish among two top 10s in 20 events is T7 at the Sanderson Farms back in October. The Canadian chased his opening 66 with 69-72 to begin T38 on 3-under, four shy of the overnight top 10. He hit 11 (of 14) fairways, currently No. 1 for the week in driving accuracy at 71.43 percent (40/56), and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.737 strokes approaching and 4.022 tee-to-green. The West Palm Beach resident went out in bogey-free 6-under before stalling out with eight pars and a lone bogey-5 at 12. He posted -0.195 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. For the week, the 30-year-old totaled 19 birdies versus six bogeys, one double and one triple bogey-7.
May 27 - 3:30 PM

Kiradech Aphibarnrat signed for a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his closer at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England, the Thai's 72-hole total of 13-under 275 nudging him up two spots on the final leaderboard to T5.

After posting his best finish of T14 last year, Aphibarnrat has moved the bar higher this week and should definitely be a player to have in mind in future editions of this event. He may reflect it could have been even better. The Asian star finished just four back from winner Francesco Molinari and yet took seven swishes at the 17th on Thursday and played the 18th in 2-over for the week. Overall, he lost five shots to Molinari on those holes so they were decisive. Aphibarnrat made a hot start in round four with birdie-2 at No. 2 and eagle-3 at No. 4. He dipped in the middle of his round with bogeys at 5 and 11 but surged again with gains at 13, 14, 16 and 17. He finished 8th in greens in regulation for the week and 6th in Putts Per Gir.
May 27 - 12:04 PM

Lucas Bjerregaard continued his recent hot form with a T3 finish in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England; he sprinkled eight birdies in a closing 7-under-par 33-32=65 to post 14-under 274 and finish three back from winner Francesco Molinari.

This follows sixth place in the Volvo China Open and fifth at the Rocco Forte Open on his last two starts although his earnings of €336,246 here dwarf those two purses and even eclipse the €333,330 he banked for winning last September's Portugal Masters, his first European Tour title. The Dane did the vast majority of his scoring in two bursts today after an opening bogey. He reeled off a trio of red numbers at 2, 3 and 4 and later connected four circles from Nos. 10-13. A final birdie at 17 and closing par meant he matched the low round of the day. Bjerregaard had missed his three previous cuts in this event so this is some turnaround. The job for gamers next year is to decide whether it was entirely driven by current form.
May 27 - 11:42 AM

Defending champion Alex Noren couldn't repeat his final-round heroics from 2017 but a strong Sunday 5-under-par 32-35=67 secured the Swede a share of third spot on 14-under 274 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, three behind winner Francesco Molinari.

Noren shot 62 to come from seven behind and beat Molinari by two shots 12 months ago and the same score would have produced the identical result. That was always a fanciful notion but the Swede has still enjoyed another excellent week at Wentworth and saved his lowest round until last after opening 69-68-70. Noren signed for red circles at 3, 4 and 7 on his opening nine today and further birdies at 10 and 12 gave him hope of pulling off another miracle. However, he went a little flat coming home and made a bogey at 13 followed by four pars before a closing birdie at 18. This T3 follows on from his T17 at Sawgrass (R4 66) so Noren looks to be peaking again after missed cuts at Augusta National and Quail Hollow.
May 27 - 11:24 AM


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