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Fort Worth Invit. purse payout: Rose smells like money

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 28, 2018, 1:51 pm

Justin Rose claimed his ninth career PGA Tour victory at the Fort Worth Invitational. Here's how the purse was paid out at Colonial Country Club.

1 Justin Rose -20 $1,278,000
2 Brooks Koepka -17 $766,800
3 Emiliano Grillo -16 $482,800
4 Kevin Na -14 $340,800
T5 Kevin Tway -10 $259,150
T5 Louis Oosthuizen -10 $259,150
T5 Jon Rahm -10 $259,150
T8 Joaquin Niemann -9 $205,900
T8 Ben Crane -9 $205,900
T8 Corey Conners -9 $205,900
T11 Benjamin Silverman -8 $163,300
T11 Tim Herron -8 $163,300
T11 Chris Kirk -8 $163,300
T14 Bill Haas -7 $117,150
T14 Danny Lee -7 $117,150
T14 Tyrone van Aswegen -7 $117,150
T14 Rickie Fowler -7 $117,150
T14 Brian Harman -7 $117,150
T14 Ryan Armour -7 $117,150
T20 C.T. Pan -6 $64,196
T20 Rory Sabbatini -6 $64,196
T20 Jimmy Walker -6 $64,196
T20 Vaughn Taylor -6 $64,196
T20 Shubhankar Sharma -6 $64,196
T20 Chesson Hadley -6 $64,196
T20 Andrew Putnam -6 $64,196
T20 Russell Knox -6 $64,196
T20 Joel Dahmen -6 $64,196
T20 Harris English -6 $64,196
T20 Satoshi Kodaira -6 $64,196
T20 J.T. Poston -6 $64,196
T32 Nicholas Lindheim -5 $36,068
T32 Brian Stuard -5 $36,068
T32 Conrad Shindler -5 $36,068
T32 Jordan Spieth -5 $36,068
T32 Michael Thompson -5 $36,068
T32 Ben Martin -5 $36,068
T32 Steve Stricker -5 $36,068
T32 Matt Kuchar -5 $36,068
T32 Jason Kokrak -5 $36,068
T32 William McGirt -5 $36,068
T42 Pat Perez -4 $21,811
T42 Maverick McNealy -4 $21,811
T42 Brandt Snedeker -4 $21,811
T42 John Huh -4 $21,811
T42 Tom Hoge -4 $21,811
T42 Chad Campbell -4 $21,811
T42 Mackenzie Hughes -4 $21,811
T42 Bryson DeChambeau -4 $21,811
T42 Derek Fathauer -4 $21,811
T42 Ted Potter Jr. -4 $21,811
T52 Adam Scott -3 $16,472
T52 Kevin Kisner -3 $16,472
T52 Robert Streb -3 $16,472
T52 Adam Hadwin -3 $16,472
T52 Charley Hoffman -3 $16,472
T52 Abraham Ancer -3 $16,472
T58 Trey Mullinax -2 $15,549
T58 Anirban Lahiri -2 $15,549
T58 Russell Henley -2 $15,549
T58 Tom Lovelady -2 $15,549
T58 Stewart Cink -2 $15,549
T58 Whee Kim -2 $15,549
T64 Patton Kizzire -1 $14,981
T64 Beau Hossler -1 $14,981
T66 Brandon Harkins E $14,484
T66 Alex Cejka E $14,484
T66 Jim Furyk E $14,484
T66 Shawn Stefani E $14,484
T66 Si Woo Kim E $14,484
T71 Tyler Duncan 1 $13,987
T71 Wesley Bryan 1 $13,987
73 Jhonattan Vegas 2 $13,774
T74 Ollie Schniederjans 3 $13,561
T74 Richy Werenski 3 $13,561
76 Kevin Streelman 4 $13,348
T77 John Senden 6 $13,135
T77 Martin Piller 6 $13,135
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Watch: Wagner saves season with walk-off eagle dunk

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 18, 2018, 2:45 am

Johnson Wagner kept his FedExCup Playoff hopes alive on Friday at the Wyndham Championship ... and he did it in dramatic fashion.

Needing a birdie on his final hole of the day to make the cut on the number, Johnson used a 9-iron from 153 yards out to dunk his approach for eagle to get inside the cut line.

Johnson's eagle at the last gave him a 66 for the day and earned him two more rounds to try and get inside the FedExCup top 125 for next week's start of the postseason, The Northern Trust.

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S.H. Park, Salas co-lead rain-soaked Indy Women

By Associated PressAugust 18, 2018, 1:42 am

INDIANAPOLIS - Sung Hyun Park relied on the same, steady style that has helped make her one of the LPGA's top players. When her putts kept rolling in Friday, she was virtually unbeatable.

Park shot a 9-under 63 for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship.

''The best round of the year,'' the South Korean player said through an interpreter. ''My putting overall was what really helped.''

Salas, the first-round leader after a 62, had a 69 to match Park at 13 under at Brickyard Crossing. Danielle Kang and Nasa Hataoka were two shots back.

''It was going to be hard to top that 62 yesterday but I stayed patient,'' Salas said. ''This was a completely different golf course, so I had to change my mentality a little bit and I had to forget about the 62 in a way and just go back to what I was doing.''

Park has two majors and four overall LPGA victories the last two years, winning the U.S. Women's Open and CP Women's Open last year and the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic and KPMG Women's PGA Championship this season.

Nothing rattled Park on a sticky, overcast day.

''I worked on my short game the most, especially measuring the distances,'' Park said. ''It paid off.''

After more rain drenched the already saturated layout around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Park completed the round by putting out in a downpour that forced the afternoon groups to contend with a delay of nearly four hours.

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In between the showers, the world's fourth-ranked player performed like a two-time major champion.

She birdied three of the first five holes to reach 7 under, started the back nine with three straight birdies then took the lead with her ninth and final birdie of the day on the par-4 17th.

Salas took a different tack one day after tying Mike McCullough's course-record 62.

Rather than take advantage of the course's soft greens, the 29-year-old American needed patience Friday. She opened with 12 consecutive pars then made three straight birdies on Nos. 4-6. After her first bogey of the tournament, on the par-4 eighth, Salas closed out the round with another birdie to tie Park.

Salas hasn't won since the 2014 Kingsmill Championship, but she's developed a real affinity for the Indy course where she's had five consecutive sub-par rounds dating to last year's fifth-place finish.

Kang, who kept Salas composed during a 77-minute rain delay Thursday, had a 68 to get to 11 under.

''I've been giving myself a lot of birdie chances,'' Kang said. ''That was my goal this week. I just have been feeling like I was in a little bit of a funk, so I told my caddie we were just going to pick a number, play my game, forget all the swing thoughts, forget everything and just kind of play it by feel.''

Kang hasn't recorded a bogey over the first 36 holes and is in contention for her first tour victory last year's KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Hataoka shot 69.

Angel Yin, the 19-year-old Californian who was tied for second with Hataoka after the first round, was 10 under with eight holes left. Yin was tied for fifth with Thidapa Suwannapura of Thailand and Amy Yang of South Korea, who also had eight holes to go.

Defending champion Lexi Thompson started on the back nine and birdied the par-3 12th and the par-4 16th. She was 6 under with 10 holes remaining in the second round.

And the course could change dramatically as it dries out.

Saturday's forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions with highs in the low 80s and Sunday is supposed to be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-80s.

Park promises to be ready for whatever weather arrives.

''I'm going to do really well,'' she said. ''I feel really good about my game, especially my short game. And it's just about the weather now, so hopefully the weather is good.''

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Garcia among bubble boys keeping playoff hopes alive

By Randall MellAugust 18, 2018, 12:34 am

Sergio Garcia gave himself a chance to keep his perfect FedExCup Playoffs record going with his rally Friday at the Wyndham Championship.

D.A. Points moved into position to make a historic leap into the postseason.

And Johnson Wagner dunked his last shot of the day from long range to keep his hopes of making the playoffs alive.

But the day didn’t end nearly as well for Tyrone Van Aswegen’s FedExCup hopes.

Van Aswegen didn’t do himself any favors trying to hold on to the 125th spot on the FedExCup points list. He missed the cut by a shot.

Only the top 125 advance to The Northern Trust and next week’s start to the playoffs.

Van Aswegen wasn’t alone among “bubble boys” missing the cut. No. 122 Jhonattan Vegas, No. 123 Seamus Power, No. 124 Martin Piller, No. 126 Chad Campbell and No. 127 Robert Garrigus all failed to make the weekend.

Garcia is among 13 players who have advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs every year since they began in 2007, but his run was in jeopardy of ending starting the week. He’s 131st on the FedExCup points list

With a 65 Friday following his opening round 66, Garcia is in more than a great position to advance. He’s in position to win the Wyndham. He is tied for fourth, five shots off the lead. The day ended with Garcia projected to move up to 118th on the FedExCup points list.

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“I'm just going to try to keep building on the things that I did well these first two days,” Garcia said. “Whatever happens, happens. Like I said at the beginning of the week, if I have a great weekend, then it will be great. If I don't have a great weekend, it will still be great because

I'll get to rest.”

Points started the week 214th on the FedExCup points list. With back-to-back 64s, he trails only Brandt Snedeker going into the weekend. He can crack the top 125, but only with a win. Nobody has ever started the Wyndham Championship that far back in points and qualified for the playoffs. Davis Love III was 186th when he won and advanced in 2015.

Wagner, 136th on the FedExCup points list, went to spectacular lengths Friday to keep his playoff hopes alive. He was outside the cut line until holing his 153-yard approach at the last.

Bill Haas, who is among those 13 players to have qualified for the playoffs every year, started the week 150th in points. He can keep his perfect playoff record going with a big weekend. He shot 68 Friday to make the cut. He’s tied for 52nd in the tournament.

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Points two back after missing 16 of 17 cuts

By Randall MellAugust 17, 2018, 11:54 pm

What’s the better story come Sunday?

Brandt Snedeker turning his 59 in the opening round into a victory at the Wyndham Championship?

Or D.A. Points winning after missing 16 cuts in his last 17 starts?

They’re both scripts in the works at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

Points, who has been struggling this season with a herniated disc that causes numbness in his fingers, has broken through his season-long funk to shoot back-to-back 64s. He starts the weekend in second place, two shots behind Snedeker.

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“It's been difficult,” Points said of his slump. “It's been hard on my family. I was in this position a couple years ago, and I clawed my way back and won in Puerto Rico.

“I had that big downturn, and I clawed my way out of it just to find myself way back down in another deep hole again.”

Points, 41, is a three-time PGA Tour winner. He won his first title playing alongside Bill Murray at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2011 and two years later won the Shell Houston Open. He slipped into a three-year funk after that, before rebuilding his game and winning the Puerto Rico Open last year.

“Hopefully, this is my way of starting to claw back out,” Points said.