Thursday, April 15, 2021

Latest Posts

Jackie Robinson’s Signing Caused a Financial Dispute

On Thursday, every Major League Baseball player will don a No. 42 jersey in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The annual event, celebrated officially...

Injuries Are Raining on the N.B.A.’s Championship Parade

Pick a big-name N.B.A. star, and he’s probably been injured this season: LeBron, Giannis, LaMelo, A.D., K.D. and, now, Jamal Murray. What’s going on?Three-fourths...

New Rule in Cycling Forbids the Tossing of Water Bottles

Riders’ water bottles are treasured souvenirs among cycling fans. Cyclists are unhappy with a new rule that outlaws tossing them into the crowd.Alex Howes,...

Wang: The Chinese players ran 10km per day to qualify

Olympic Football Tournaments 2020 - Women ...

Horses for Courses: The American Express

Recent Winners and Notables

2020: Andrew Landry (-26, 262)
Fired 67 from the final pairing to win for the second time on TOUR. … Defeated Abraham Ancer by two shots. … Roller coaster final round as he led by six at one point and was tied (Ancer) with three holes left. … Tied the tournament record in the new rotation. … Avenged his 2018 playoff defeat to Jon Rahm (not entered). … Only needed 99 putts. … Missed seven of his previous eight cuts on TOUR entering the week. … Won on fourth attempt.

Notables:

Ancer (2nd) closed furiously with a course-record tying 63 after 65 in Round 3 on the same track; circled 26 birdies for the week. … Scottie Scheffler (3rd) posted 70 from the final group and was three back on debut; posted 64 at NT with a double! … Sepp Straka (T4) signed for 66-65 on the South Course for the week. … Sam Burns (T6) matched Ancer’s 63 in the final round. … Sebastian Cappelen (T6) would have been 11-under if LaQuinta wasn’t in the rotation. … Tom Hoge (T6) played the courses being used this year in 17-under. … Ryan Moore (T6) was T2 GIR. … Rickie Fowler (T10) co-led after 36 but 70-71 on the weekend stuck him in reverse. … Sungjae Im (T10) racked up 24 birdies and an eagle after T12 2019. … Only Ancer posted better rounds on the SC than Grayson Murray (T10) and his 66-64. … Andrew Putnam (T10) was T4 in putts per GIR. … Tony Finau (T14) posted the low round of the week at NT with 62. … Charley Hoffman (T63) and Max Homa (T48) posted 63 at NT. … Scheffler and Carlos Ortiz (T48) each carded three eagles. … Ancer led the field with only two bogeys. … Cut was 9-under after 54 holes.

2019: Adam Long (-26, 262)
Rookie won in just his sixth start with his TOUR card at age 31. … Sat three back after 54 holes before winning by a shot. … Birdie at the last wrapped up a bogey-free 65. … Only needed 98 putts. … Chipped in TWICE on the back nine Sunday. … Set the tournament scoring record after the addition of the SC in 2016. … Posted 63 on NT, low round of the week. … Only blemishes were a double and two bogeys. … Missed seven of eight cuts across KFT and PGATOUR entering the week.

Notables:

Phil Mickelson (T2) lipped out for 60 to open and led by two after 54 holes. … Adam Hadwin (T2) led the field in Par-5 scoring average and hit the top six in his fourth consecutive appearance (DNS 2020). … Talor Gooch (4th) closed with 64 on SC to add to his 65 on NT from 2018. … JT Poston (T7) signed for 64 on NT in Round 3. … Vaughn Taylor (T7) circled 25 birdies. … Patrick Cantlay (T7) was T2 GIR but closed with 71. … Sean O’Hair (T9) also had 25 circles on the card. … Michael Thompson (T9) joined Cantlay with 71 in the final round, the only two rounds in the 70s for players in the top 10 on the week. … Sungjae Im (T12) and Zach Johnson (T28) each posted 64 on SC. … Roger Sloan (T12) led the field with 29 birdies. … Cut was 9-under after 54 holes.

2018: Jon Rahm (-22, 266)
Defeated Andrew Landry in a four-hole playoff for second win on TOUR. … Sat two back before final round 67 forced playoff. … At 23 years 2 months became second-youngest winner behind Jack Nicklaus (23 years 0 months). … Only fifth international winner. … Played Par-5 holes 13-under (T1). … Best round was 62 at LaQuinta. … Won in second visit. … Solo second at Sentry Tournament of Champions prior.

Notables:

Andrew Landry (P2) didn’t have a bogey in his first 59 holes. … Adam Hadwin (T3) picks up his third podium in three years. … John Huh (T3) circled 25 birdies and posted 66 on SC, second lowest round of the week. … Scott Piercy (T6) also had 25 birdies and a 66 on SC. … Austin Cook (T14), behind 63 at NT to open, led after 54 holes by one but carded 75 on Sunday. … Grayson Murray (T14) and Nick Watney (T50) shared the low round of the week on SC with 65. … Defending champion Hudson Swafford was T29.

Key stat leaders

Top golfers in each statistic on the 2019-2020 PGA TOUR are listed only if they are scheduled to compete this week.
* – Top 10 finish here since 2016
** – Previous Champion

Par-5 Scoring Average Golfer
 4 *Patrick Cantlay
 6 Wyndham Clark
 6 Matt Jones
10 Gary Woodland
10 Kevin Streelman
10 James Hahn
18 Alex Noren
21 Cameron Davis
21 Paul Casey
21 *Sam Burns
21 **Jhonattan Vegas
21 *Sungjae Im
21 *Scottie Scheffler
28 Mark Hubbard
28 Tony Finau
28 *Charley Hoffman
32 *Patrick Reed
32 Lanto Griffin
32 *Grayson Murray
32 Will Gordon

Strokes-Gained: Approach Golfer
 3 Russell Henley
 8 Cameron Tringale
 9 Paul Casey
10 Gary Woodland
11 Doc Redman
13 Emiliano Grillo
16 *Brendan Steele
18 *Patrick Cantlay
20 Branden Grace
21 Tony Finau
22 Cameron Percy
23 Matthew NeSmith
24 *Jason Dufner
26 Russell Knox
27 Jimmy Walker
29 Chez Reavie
30 Chesson Hadley
31 Nick Watney
33 *Scottie Scheffler
35 *Tom Hoge

Putting: Birdie or Better Golfer
 5 **Patrick Reed
11 Kristoffer Ventura
13 *Scottie Scheffler
14 Denny McCarthy
15 **Charley Hoffman
16 *Grayson Murray
17 Wyndham Clark
19 Chesson Hadley
20 Bronson Burgoon
21 Danny Lee
22 *Patrick Cantlay
25 *Rickie Fowler
28 *Sungjae Im
29 Tony Finau
30 Maverick McNealy

Latest Posts

Jackie Robinson’s Signing Caused a Financial Dispute

On Thursday, every Major League Baseball player will don a No. 42 jersey in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The annual event, celebrated officially...

Injuries Are Raining on the N.B.A.’s Championship Parade

Pick a big-name N.B.A. star, and he’s probably been injured this season: LeBron, Giannis, LaMelo, A.D., K.D. and, now, Jamal Murray. What’s going on?Three-fourths...

New Rule in Cycling Forbids the Tossing of Water Bottles

Riders’ water bottles are treasured souvenirs among cycling fans. Cyclists are unhappy with a new rule that outlaws tossing them into the crowd.Alex Howes,...

Wang: The Chinese players ran 10km per day to qualify

Olympic Football Tournaments 2020 - Women ...

Don't Miss

How to watch the Masters Tournament, Round 3: Leaderboard, tee times, TV times

Round 3 of the Masters gets underway Saturday. Justin Rose leads by one with Will Zalatoris, Brian Harman, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and more...

Joe Musgrove Throws First No-Hitter in Padres History

Joe Musgrove allowed only one base runner, on a hit-by-pitch. San Diego had been the last team without a no-hitter.Maybe it was fate, Joe...

The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands...

Why Didn’t Tiger Woods Get a Speeding Ticket?

Woods’s crash raised questions about how law enforcement officers treated his case.To anybody who has ever received a speeding ticket, the resolution of the...

What Led Phillip Adams, Former N.F.L. Player, to a Shooting Spree?

A small city that bills itself as Football City U.S.A. is grappling with the shooting deaths of members of a prominent local family by...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.