Lewis, Lee share lead at North Texas Shootout

By Will GrayMay 3, 2014, 10:57 pm

The momentum garnered by the LPGA stars in April has carried over into May, as another star-studded leaderboard has been created in Dallas. Here's how things stand heading into the final round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout, where Stacy Lewis and Meena Lee share the lead:

Leaderboard: Stacy Lewis (-9), Meena Lee (-9), Suzann Pettersen (-8), Dori Carter (-8), Julieta Granada (-8), Cristie Kerr (-7), Natalie Gulbis (-7)

What it means: Lewis has had a number of high finishes this year, but still hasn't lifted a trophy in 2014. She appears eager to end that drought this week in the Lone Star State, as she has made just one bogey across the last 36 holes and shares the lead with Lee, who was under par for the third consecutive day.

Round of the day: Jennifer Johnson moved into the top 10 thanks to a 6-under 65. Johnson bogeyed the first hole but then reeled off seven birdies after that, including four on the back nine. After failing to break 70 in either of the first two rounds, she carded the low round Saturday to move into a tie for sixth, two shots off the pace.

Best of the rest: Making her first start as a major champion, Lexi Thompson finally got things going with a 4-under 67 in the third round. Thompson made it around Las Colinas without a bogey, carding four birdies and missing only a single green in regulation. She'll tee off Sunday at 5 under, four shots behind Lewis and Lee.

Biggest disappointment: Caroline Masson began the day with a share of the lead, but the German struggled to a 4-over 75. Masson had three birdies but her round unraveled after a triple-bogey 7 on the eighth hole. As a result, she'll begin the final round tied for 18th, five off the pace.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: LPGA commissioner Mike Whan continues to come up roses, as a number of high-profile players remain in contention. That list includes Lewis, a former world No. 1, and Pettersen, who was displaced at No. 2 last week by Lydia Ko. The notables still in the mix also include Gulbis, who is in search of her first win since 2007.

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Key stats from Woods' historic win at East Lake

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 23, 2018, 10:47 pm

Tiger Woods won his 80th career PGA Tour title on Sunday with a two-stroke victory at the Tour Championship. Here are the key stats from the final round at East Lake.

• 80th career PGA Tour win; first since 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

• Two wins behind Sam Snead for most in PGA Tour history

• Snead was 47 years old when he won his 80th career PGA Tour title (Woods is 42)

• 43-for-45 converting outright 54-hole leads in PGA Tour career

• 24-for-24 converting 54-hole leads of three or more shots

• First win in 1,876 days; 118 players won on PGA Tour between Woods' wins

• Third career Tour Championship victory (most all-time)

• Has won Tour Championship in three different decades (1999, 2007, 2018)

• Fifth PGA Tour event won in three different decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s)

• Projected to move to 13th in World Ranking with victory

• Was ranked 1,199 before beginning of 2017 Hero World Challenge

• Snead won 11 times after turning 43 (Woods turns 43 in December)

• Eighth PGA Tour win in Georgia; fourth-most of any state (Fla., Calif., Ohio)

• Extended lead to four strokes with birdie on first hole of round

• Second in field in strokes gained: putting this week

• First in field in scrambling this week (17-for-24)

• Finished second in FedExCup; was making first Tour Championship start since 2013

• Led field in one-putt percentage this week (51.4%)

• Finishes season first on PGA Tour in strokes gained: approach

(Stats provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.)

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Social media explodes over Tiger's 80th win

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 23, 2018, 10:45 pm

After a five-year hiatus, Tiger Woods made his triumphant return to the winner's circle on Sunday at the Tour Championship.

As evidenced by a quick look at social media, Woods' win set the golf world on fire, with everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Michelle Wie sending their congratulations to the 42-year-old.

Here are the best reactions from a wild Sunday at East Lake, where Woods claimed PGA Tour victory No. 80:

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Rose captures FedExCup, $10 million

By Mercer BaggsSeptember 23, 2018, 10:45 pm

ATLANTA – Like the “Price is Right” big wheel, $10 million spun around and around on Sunday, waiting to land on someone. It rolled past Dustin Johnson, looked like it was going to settle on Tiger Woods, and then made a final tick to rest on an ecstatic Justin Rose.

Rose won the FedExCup title on Sunday at the Tour Championship, two-putting for birdie on the par-5 18th to secure the big bonus. Woods, who won the tournament, finished second, with Bryson DeChambeau third.

Rose entered the final round as the projected winner, tied for second in the event, three shots back of Woods. However, it was a struggle from the start for the – now former – world No. 1. Rose made four bogeys and one birdie over his first 15 holes, and when he bogeyed the par-4 16th, the scenario became clear: Play the last two in 1 under or lose the cup.

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Johnson had an outside shot at claiming the $10 million, but parred the last. He finished in solo third place, four back of Woods.

Woods, meanwhile, was in command of the tournament from the start on Sunday. He played steadily, for the most part, and no one provided a challenge. In order to win the cup, he needed to win the event – which was close to a lock all day – and Rose needed to finish in a three-way tie for fifth or worse.

So, here he was, Rose, tied for SIXTH place on the 18th hole. A birdie and he’d jump into a three-way tie for fourth – as well as into a mountain of cash.

Rose hit the par-5 18th in two and successfully two-putted to clinch the cup. He didn’t win a playoff event, but his MC-2-2-T4 results were good enough, points wise, to capture the season-long race.

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Highlights: Tiger's final round at East Lake

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 23, 2018, 10:40 pm

Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship on Sunday by two strokes. Here are the highlights from the final round.

Woods got off to a great start with a birdie on No. 1.

He then made eight straight pars to close out the front nine in 1 under par. Woods started the back nine with a bogey at 10, but he rebounded with this birdie at No. 13.

Woods leaked some oil coming in with bogeys at 15 and 16, but this par putt on 17 gave him a crucial two-stroke lead heading to 18.

For the fourth straight day, Woods smoked his drive on 18.

A huge gallery followed Woods up the 18th hole.

Woods missed his birdie putt on 18, but it was an easy par for a two-stroke victory and win No. 80.