Final Scores and Earnings from St Jude

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 29, 2006, 4:00 pm
2006 FedEx St. Jude ClassicTPC at Southwind
Memphis, Tenn.
Purse $5.2 million
Par 70

Jeff Maggert, $936,000 72-66-68-65--271
Tom Pernice, Jr., $561,600 67-68-68-71--274
John Cook, $301,600 69-69-67-71--276
Kris Cox, $301,600 74-67-63-72--276
Daisuke Maruyama, $182,650 68-73-69-67--277
Zach Johnson, $182,650 68-71-70-68--277
Briny Baird, $182,650 71-68-68-70--277
Jay Delsing, $182,650 70-69-66-72--277
John Senden, $150,800 73-65-70-70--278
Brent Geiberger, $115,266.67 69-73-70-67--279
Dudley Hart, $115,266.67 74-67-70-68--279
Brett Quigley, $115,266.67 69-71-71-68--279
Tjaart van der Walt, $115,266.67 73-70-67-69--279
David Toms, $115,266.66 69-67-72-71--279
Ryan Palmer, $115,266.66 69-68-69-73--279
Paul Azinger, $75,400 67-72-72-69--280
Fred Funk, $75,400 68-75-68-69--280
Brian Gay, $75,400 69-67-72-72--280
Nick Price, $75,400 68-70-69-73--280
Camilo Villegas, $75,400 70-66-71-73--280
Tim Herron, $75,400 70-65-68-77--280
Bob May, $48,273.34 69-71-74-67--281
Chris DiMarco, $48,273.34 73-70-68-70--281
Darron Stiles, $48,273.33 69-64-77-71--281
Richard S. Johnson, $48,273.33 72-69-69-71--281
Ryuji Imada, $48,273.33 71-71-68-71--281
Justin Leonard, $48,273.33 72-69-67-73--281
Gabriel Hjertstedt, $34,580 73-71-70-68--282
Bob Burns, $34,580 72-69-70-71--282
Bob Estes, $34,580 71-70-69-72--282
Steve Stricker, $34,580 68-72-70-72--282
Duffy Waldorf, $34,580 70-71-69-72--282
Mathias Gronberg, $34,580 71-72-67-72--282
Steve Flesch, $27,430 74-69-73-67--283
Doug Barron, $27,430 72-70-71-70--283
Greg Chalmers, $27,430 74-70-69-70--283
Bart Bryant, $27,430 71-70-71-71--283
D.A. Points, $20,280 66-77-73-68--284
Greg Kraft, $20,280 75-69-72-68--284
Ryan Hietala, $20,280 73-71-70-70--284
Jeff Overton, $20,280 73-68-72-71--284
Jim McGovern, $20,280 73-70-70-71--284
Paul Stankowski, $20,280 68-76-69-71--284
Matt Kuchar, $20,280 72-68-70-74--284
Scott Sterling, $20,280 74-65-71-74--284
Michael Allen, $20,280 70-69-70-75--284
Shigeki Maruyama, $13,988 70-72-75-68--285
Robert Garrigus, $13,988 69-68-76-72--285
David Peoples, $13,988 73-68-70-74--285
Chris Smith, $13,988 64-71-75-75--285
Will Moore, $12,168 73-71-71-71--286
Tommy Armour III, $12,168 72-71-71-72--286
Stephen Leaney, $12,168 72-68-74-72--286
Jose Coceres, $12,168 73-68-72-73--286
Woody Austin, $12,168 69-74-70-73--286
Matt Hansen, $12,168 74-69-70-73--286
Dan Forsman, $12,168 69-68-72-77--286
Patrick Sheehan, $11,596 72-68-75-72--287
Mark Calcavecchia, $11,596 68-71-75-73--287
Willie Wood, $11,388 73-71-73-72--289
Kirk Triplett, $11,388 70-72-68-79--289
Vance Veazey, $11,128 73-69-74-74--290
Mike Sposa, $11,128 74-68-74-74--290
Scott Gump, $11,128 71-73-71-75--290
Casey Wittenberg, $10,868 74-65-76-76--291
Brian Bateman, $10,868 70-72-73-76--291
Andrew Magee, $10,712 70-73-71-78--292
Henrik Bjornstad, $10,556 74-70-76-73--293
Danny Ellis, $10,556 72-71-75-75--293
Nicholas Thompson, $10,348 70-72-77-75--294
Mark Wilson, $10,348 71-72-69-82--294
Paul Goydos, $10,192 71-70-75-80--296
Frank Lickliter II, $10,088 69-72-81-75--297
Tag Ridings, $9,984 76-68-83-72--299
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    Top-ranked amateur Niemann one back at LAAC in Chile

    By Nick MentaJanuary 21, 2018, 8:44 pm

    Argentina’s Jaime Lopez Rivarola leads the Latin America Amateur Championship at 5 under par following a round of 3-under 68 Saturday in Chile.

    The former Georgia Bulldog is now 36 holes from a trip to Augusta.

    He is followed on the leaderboard by the three players who competed in the playoff that decided last year’s LAAC in Panama: Joaquinn Niemann (-4), Toto Gana (-4), and Alvaro Ortiz (-3).

    Chile’s Niemann is the top-ranked amateur in the world who currently holds conditional status on the Tour and is likely poised to begin his career as a professional, unless of course he takes the title this week. After a disappointing 74 in Round 1, Niemann was 10 shots better in Round 2, rocketing up the leaderboard with a 7-under 64.

    Niemann’s fellow Chilean and best friend Gana is the defending champion who missed the cut at the Masters last year and is now a freshman at Lynn University. His second-round 70 was a roller coaster, complete with six birdies, three eagles and a double.

    Mexico’s Ortiz, the brother of three-time Tour winner Carlos, was 6 under for the week before three back-nine bogeys dropped him off the pace.

    Two past champions, Matias Dominguez and Paul Chaplet, sit 5 over and 7 over, respectively.

    The winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship earns an invite to this year’s Masters. He is also exempt into the The Amateur Championship, the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open sectional qualifying, and Open Championship final qualifying.

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    McIlroy gets back on track

    By Ryan LavnerJanuary 21, 2018, 3:10 pm

    There’s only one way to view Rory McIlroy’s performance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship:

    He is well ahead of schedule.

    Sure, McIlroy is probably disappointed that he couldn’t chase down Ross Fisher (and then Tommy Fleetwood) on the final day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. But against a recent backdrop of injuries and apathy, his tie for third was a resounding success. He reasserted himself, quickly, and emerged 100 percent healthy.

    “Overall, I’m happy,” he said after finishing at 18-under 270, four back of Fleetwood. “I saw some really, really positive signs. My attitude, patience and comfort level were really good all week.”

    To fully appreciate McIlroy’s auspicious 2018 debut, consider his state of disarray just four months ago. He was newly married. Nursing a rib injury. Breaking in new equipment. Testing another caddie. His only constant was change. “Mentally, I wasn’t in a great place,” he said, “and that was because of where I was physically.”

    And so he hit the reset button, taking the longest sabbatical of his career, a three-and-a-half-month break that was as much psychological as physical. He healed his body and met with a dietician, packing five pounds of muscle onto his already cut frame. He dialed in his TaylorMade equipment, shoring up a putting stroke and wedge game that was shockingly poor for a player of his caliber. Perhaps most importantly, he cleared his cluttered mind, cruising around Italy with wife Erica in a 1950s Mercedes convertible.

    Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

    After an intense buildup to his season debut, McIlroy was curious about the true state of his game, about how he’d stack up when he finally put a scorecard in his hand. It didn’t take him long to find out. 

    Playing the first two rounds alongside Dustin Johnson – the undisputed world No. 1 who was fresh off a blowout victory at Kapalua – McIlroy beat him by a shot. Despite a 103-day competitive layoff, he played bogey-free for 52 holes. And he put himself in position to win, trailing by one heading into the final round. Though Fleetwood blew away the field with a back-nine 30 to defend his title, McIlroy collected his eighth top-5 in his last nine appearances in Abu Dhabi.

    “I know it’s only three months,” he said, “but things change, and I felt like maybe I needed a couple of weeks to get back into the thought process that you need to get into for competitive golf. I got into that pretty quickly this week, so that was the most pleasing thing.”

    The sense of relief afterward was palpable. McIlroy is entering his 11th full year as a pro, and deep down he likely realizes 2018 is shaping up as his most important yet.

    The former Boy Wonder is all grown up, and his main challengers now are a freakish athlete (DJ) and a trio of players under 25 (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm) who don’t lack for motivation or confidence. The landscape has changed significantly since McIlroy’s last major victory, in August 2014, and the only way he’ll be able to return to world No. 1 is to produce a sustained period of exceptional golf, like the rest of the game’s elite. (Based on average points, McIlroy, now ranked 11th, is closer to the bottom of the rankings, No. 1928, than to Johnson.)

    But after years of near-constant turmoil, McIlroy, 28, finally seems ready to pursue that goal again. He is planning the heaviest workload of his career – as many as 30 events, including seven more starts before the Masters – and appears refreshed and reenergized, perhaps because this year, for the first time in a while, he is playing without distractions.

    Not his relationships or his health. Not his equipment or his caddie or his off-course dealings.

    Everything in his life is lined up.

    Drama tends to follow one of the sport’s most captivating characters, but for now he can just play golf – lots and lots of golf. How liberating.

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    Crocker among quartet of Open qualifiers in Singapore

    By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 2:20 pm

    Former amateur standout Sean Crocker was among four players who qualified for the 147th Open via top-12 finishes this week at the Asian Tour's SMBC Singapore Open as part of the Open Qualifying Series.

    Crocker had a strong college career at USC before turning pro late last year. The 21-year-old received an invitation into this event shortly thereafter, and he made the most of his appearance with a T-6 finish to net his first career major championship berth.

    There were four spots available to those not otherwise exempt among the top 12 in Singapore, but winner Sergio Garcia and runners-up Shaun Norris and Satoshi Kodaira had already booked their tickets for Carnoustie. That meant that Thailand's Danthai Boonma and Jazz Janewattanond both qualified thanks to T-4 finishes.

    Full-field scores from the Singapore Open

    Crocker nabbed the third available qualifying spot, while the final berth went to Australia's Lucas Herbert. Herbert entered the week ranked No. 274 in the world and was the highest-ranked of the three otherwise unqualified players who ended the week in a tie for eighth.

    The next event in the Open Qualifying Series will be in Japan at the Mizuno Open in May, when four more spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs. The 147th Open will be held July 19-22 in Carnoustie, Scotland.

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    Got a second? Fisher a bridesmaid again

    By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 1:40 pm

    Ross Fisher is in the midst of a career resurgence - he just doesn't have the hardware to prove it.

    Fisher entered the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a share of the lead, and as he made the turn he appeared in position to claim his first European Tour victory since March 2014. But he slowed just as Tommy Fleetwood caught fire, and when the final putt fell Fisher ended up alone in second place, two shots behind his fellow Englishman.

    It continues a promising trend for Fisher, who at age 37 now has 14 career runner-up finishes and three in his last six starts dating back to October. He was edged by Tyrrell Hatton both at the Italian Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in the fall, and now has amassed nine worldwide top-10 finishes since March.

    Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

    Fisher took a big step toward ending his winless drought with an eagle on the par-5 second followed by a pair of birdies, and he stood five shots clear of Fleetwood with only nine holes to go. But while Fleetwood played Nos. 10-15 in 4 under, Fisher played the same stretch in 2 over and was unable to eagle the closing hole to force a playoff.

    While Fisher remains in search of an elusive trophy, his world ranking has benefited from his recent play. The veteran was ranked outside the top 100 in the world as recently as September 2016, but his Abu Dhabi runner-up result is expected to move him inside the top 30 when the new rankings are published.