By the numbers: Key stats from Hahn's win

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 8, 2016, 11:40 pm

James Hahn topped Roberto Castro in a playoff to capture his second PGA Tour title at the Wells Fargo Championship. Here are the key stats from Quail Hollow, courtesy of the Golf Channel research department.

James Hahn

• Second career PGA Tour win (2015 Northern Trust Open)

• Missed eight consecutive cuts entering this week

• First player to win at both Quail Hollow and Riviera

• Was 30 over par in previous eight starts entering this week

• 68 Saturday was first round in 60s since two days before Super Bowl

• Projected to move into top 55 in World Ranking (134th this week)

• Hit only 11 GIR in final round (went 5-for-7 scrambling)

• Perfect 5-for-5 in sand saves this week

• Improves to 2-0 in playoffs in career

• Fourth player in last five PGA Tour seasons to get first two wins via playoff (Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler)

Roberto Castro

• Made 6-foot putt on 72nd hole to force playoff with Hahn

• Defeated in first playoff of PGA Tour career

• Second career runner-up finish (116th start)

• Other runner-up finish came in 2013 Quicken Loans National

• Played last three holes of regulation in 2 over (bogeyed 16 and 17)

Justin Rose

• 71 in final round; did not make a birdie over last eight holes

• Missed five putts inside 10 feet in final round

• Did not make a putt longer than 7 feet in final round

• Fourth top-10 finish in nine worldwide starts this year

• Played 18th hole in 4 over par for the week (12 under on rest of the course)

• Went 6-for-8 scrambling over final two rounds this week

• Second consecutive year to finish top-5 in this event (fifth last year)

Rory McIlroy

• 66; eight birdies and two bogeys in final round

• Sixth round of 66 or better at Quail Hollow (most all-time)

• Sixth career round at Quail Hollow with eight or more birdies/eagles

• No other player has more than three such rounds in tournament history

• Combined 66 under in this tournament since 2010 (best of anyone in span)

• Averaged 323 yards driving distance in final round

• Hit 14/18 GIR in final round (three more than any other round this week)

Phil Mickelson

• 66; fifth career round of 66 or better at Quail Hollow

• Fifth round of 66 or better this season (last: third round at Pebble Beach)

• Had five rounds of 66 or better each of previous two seasons combined

• Lowest final round score to par since 2014 WGC-Bridgestone

• 60th worldwide start since last win (2013 Open Championship)

• 18-for-18 on putts inside 15 feet in final round

Rickie Fowler

• Led by one after 54 holes; played first seven holes in 3 over

• 0-for-3 converting 54-hole leads/co-leads into PGA Tour wins

• Was trying to win on Mother’s Day for second straight year

• Last player to do that was Tom Watson (1979-80)

• T-4; seventh top-10 in 11 worldwide starts in 2016

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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.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup

Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73

Cart on the green

Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green

Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

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Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National

Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm