Knox edges Kelly to win Travelers Championship

By Will GrayAugust 7, 2016, 9:34 pm

After history was made early in the day, Russell Knox rallied to add another trophy to his collection at the Travelers Championship. Here's how things ended up at TPC River Highlands, where Knox won for the second time this season:

Leaderboard: Russell Knox (-14), Jerry Kelly (-13), Patrick Rodgers (-12), Justin Thomas (-12), Jim Furyk (-11), Daniel Berger (-11)

What it means: Furyk stole the show with an unprecedented 58 to race up the standings before the leaders even teed off, and once they did it seemed like this could be a coronation for Berger who led by three shots. Instead, the American stumbled and left an opening for Knox, who promptly took advantage with a 68 that included a dramatic par to close. After a win earlier this season at the WGC-HSBC Champions, the Scot is again in the winner's circle and has firmly stamped his name as a contender for one of Darren Clarke's captain's picks to round out the European Ryder Cup team. He also joins Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson as players with multiple wins this season.

Round of the day: Forget "day," this was the round of all time on the PGA Tour. Furyk was already one of six players to shoot a 59 in competition, but he went one better with a 12-under 58 that broke the circuit's all-time scoring record. His round included a hole-out eagle on No. 3, seven straight birdies on Nos. 6-12 and only 24 putts after the veteran found each of the 18 greens in regulation.

Best of the rest: A final-round 62 would stand out under most circumstances, but Sunday all it earned Thomas was second-billing. Still, it helped the young American out of a mini-drought and gave Thomas his first top-10 finish since a T-3 result at The Players Championship back in May. Thomas made nine birdies on the day, including five in a row on Nos. 5-9.

Biggest disappointment: Berger appeared to have things well in hand after a third-round 62 that gave him a three-shot lead, but the American fell back with a 4-over 74. It was a valuable opportunity to rack up Ryder Cup points that went unrealized, and Berger actually ended up tied with Furyk despite starting the day 16 shots ahead.

Shot of the day: Knox found a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole and blasted out to 12 feet. But the Scot calmly rolled that putt in to secure the victory and avoid a playoff with Kelly.

Quote of the day: "That putt, I'll remember that one forever." - Knox

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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.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

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. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.