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The Greenbrier purse payout: Na collects career-high check

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 9, 2018, 11:56 am

Kevin Na rallied on Sunday to win his second PGA Tour event at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Here's how the purse was paid out in West Virginia.

1 Kevin Na -19 $1,314,000
2 Kelly Kraft -14 $788,400
T3 Jason Kokrak -13 $423,400
T3 Brandt Snedeker -13 $423,400
T5 Austin Cook -12 $247,470
T5 Joel Dahmen -12 $247,470
T5 Joaquin Niemann -12 $247,470
T5 Sam Saunders -12 $247,470
T5 Harold Varner III -12 $247,470
10 Russell Henley -11 $197,100
T11 David Lingmerth -10 $175,200
T11 Robert Streb -10 $175,200
T13 Keegan Bradley -9 $121,363
T13 Alex Cejka -9 $121,363
T13 Mackenzie Hughes -9 $121,363
T13 Ryan Moore -9 $121,363
T13 John Peterson -9 $121,363
T13 J.J. Spaun -9 $121,363
T13 Scott Stallings -9 $121,363
T13 Bubba Watson -9 $121,363
T21 Ryan Armour -8 $75,920
T21 Tony Finau -8 $75,920
T21 Talor Gooch -8 $75,920
T21 J.J. Henry -8 $75,920
T21 Xander Schauffele -8 $75,920
T26 Wesley Bryan -7 $55,115
T26 Lanto Griffin -7 $55,115
T26 Jamie Lovemark -7 $55,115
T26 Ollie Schniederjans -7 $55,115
T30 Bronson Burgoon -6 $41,529
T30 Kevin Chappell -6 $41,529
T30 Corey Conners -6 $41,529
T30 Brandon Harkins -6 $41,529
T30 David Hearn -6 $41,529
T30 Charles Howell III -6 $41,529
T30 Keith Mitchell -6 $41,529
T30 Brett Stegmaier -6 $41,529
T30 Nick Watney -6 $41,529
T39 Blayne Barber -5 $27,740
T39 Tyler Duncan -5 $27,740
T39 Brian Gay -5 $27,740
T39 Anirban Lahiri -5 $27,740
T39 Denny McCarthy -5 $27,740
T39 C.T. Pan -5 $27,740
T39 J.T. Poston -5 $27,740
T39 Rory Sabbatini -5 $27,740
T47 Abraham Ancer -4 $18,524
T47 Roberto Diaz -4 $18,524
T47 Jim Furyk -4 $18,524
T47 Billy Hurley III -4 $18,524
T47 Stephan Jaeger -4 $18,524
T47 Rob Oppenheim -4 $18,524
T47 Jonathan Randolph -4 $18,524
T47 Webb Simpson -4 $18,524
55 Kevin Kisner -3 $16,790
T56 Scott Brown -2 $16,060
T56 Fabian Gomez -2 $16,060
T56 Brian Harman -2 $16,060
T56 Peter Malnati -2 $16,060
T56 Trey Mullinax -2 $16,060
T56 Cameron Percy -2 $16,060
T56 Ben Silverman -2 $16,060
T56 Vijay Singh -2 $16,060
T56 Nick Taylor -2 $16,060
T65 Zac Blair -1 $15,111
T65 Phil Mickelson -1 $15,111
T65 Johnson Wagner -1 $15,111
T65 Steve Wheatcroft -1 $15,111
T69 Chad Campbell E $14,454
T69 Tom Hoge E $14,454
T69 Steve Marino E $14,454
T69 William McGirt E $14,454
T69 Richy Werenski E $14,454
T74 Whee Kim 1 $13,870
T74 George McNeill 1 $13,870
T74 Scott Piercy 1 $13,870
77 Tyrone Van Aswegen 4 $13,578
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Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.

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Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.


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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.