Brehm wins Web.com season finale, earns PGA Tour card

By Associated PressAugust 29, 2016, 3:39 am

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Ryan Brehm won the Web.com Tour's regular-season ending WinCo Foods Portland Open on Sunday to earn a PGA Tour card.

The 30-year-old former Michigan State coach made $144,000 to jump from 30th to fourth on the money list with $281,808 and earn a PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher.

''It's been a wave of emotions all day,'' Brehm said. ''Everything from thinking 20 years in the future to trying to zone in to exactly what you're doing on the course. I'm just thrilled. I'm thrilled to be in this position. What a week! Wow!''

Tied for the lead with Taiwan's Cheng Tsung Pan entering the day, Brehm closed with a bogey for a 3-under 68 and his first Web.com Tour victory. He finished at 15-under 269 on Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course to beat Mark Anderson by a stroke.

''I looked up on the tee box on 18 and I had a two-shot lead,'' Brehm said. ''I couldn't believe it. Obviously, there's a lot of work to do after that, but it makes that tee shot easier.''

Anderson had 68. He also earned a PGA Tour card, making $86,400 to jump from 51st to 16th with $169,499.


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''It's an unbelievable feeling,'' Anderson said. ''It feels like I'm back at Q-School again the first year I was there trying to get my PGA Tour card. That was the hardest 1-2-footer I've ever made. It's just fantastic. What a great week.''

The four-event Web.com Tour Finals - offering another 25 PGA Tour cards - starts Sept. 8-11 with the DAP Championship in Beachwood, Ohio. The 25 card-earners from the regular season will have a chance to improve their status in the series.

Wesley Bryan won the money title with $449,392. He won three times this year to earn an in-season promotion to the PGA Tour. Richy Werenski was second at $351,770, and J.J. Spaun third at $350,832.

Joel Dahmen took the 25th and final card with $150,267, edging Xander Schauffele by $975. Dahmen missed the cut, and Schauffele tied for 38th.

Brehm, Anderson and Rick Lamb moved into the top 25 in the finale, while Kevin Tway, Stephan Jaeger and Andrew Svoboda dropped out after missing the cut. Lamb tied for 19th to move from 27th to 24th.

Zack Fischer was third Sunday at 13 under after a 68. He finished 46th on the money list.

Pan had a 71 to tie for fourth at 12 under, and finish 11th on the money list.

Zack Fischer (68), Reid Edstrom (69), Chris Baker (69), Rhein Gibson (69), Ted Potter Jr. (70), Jack Maguire (70) and Kyoung-Hoon Lee (70) also finished at 12 under. They all failed to break into the top 25.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.