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Memorial purse payout: DeChambeau earns $1.6 million

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 4, 2018, 11:33 am

Bryson DeChambeau earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning a playoff at the Memorial Tournament. Here's a look at how the purse was paid out at Muirfield Village.

1 Bryson DeChambeau -15 $1,602,000
T2 Byeong Hun An -15 $783,200
T2 Kyle Stanley -15 $783,200
4 Patrick Cantlay -14 $427,200
5 Peter Uihlein -13 $356,000
T6 Justin Rose -12 $309,275
T6 Joaquin Niemann -12 $309,275
T8 Rickie Fowler -11 $240,300
T8 Justin Thomas -11 $240,300
T8 Patrick Rodgers -11 $240,300
T8 Dustin Johnson -11 $240,300
T8 Rory McIlroy -11 $240,300
T13 Tom Hoge -10 $139,018
T13 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -10 $139,018
T13 Henrik Stenson -10 $139,018
T13 Hideki Matsuyama -10 $139,018
T13 Phil Mickelson -10 $139,018
T13 J.B. Holmes -10 $139,018
T13 Ryan Moore -10 $139,018
T13 Louis Oosthuizen -10 $139,018
T13 Matt Kuchar -10 $139,018
T13 Tony Finau -10 $139,018
T23 Martin Laird -9 $76,985
T23 Tiger Woods -9 $76,985
T23 Ryan Armour -9 $76,985
T23 Emiliano Grillo -9 $76,985
T23 Keegan Bradley -9 $76,985
T23 Gary Woodland -9 $76,985
T29 Whee Kim -8 $56,589
T29 David Lingmerth -8 $56,589
T29 Si Woo Kim -8 $56,589
T29 Julian Suri -8 $56,589
T29 Patrick Reed -8 $56,589
T29 Russell Henley -8 $56,589
T35 Adam Scott -7 $46,948
T35 Kelly Kraft -7 $46,948
T37 Anirban Lahiri -6 $41,830
T37 Luke List -6 $41,830
T37 Jamie Lovemark -6 $41,830
T40 Jhonattan Vegas -5 $35,600
T40 Chesson Hadley -5 $35,600
T40 Alex Cejka -5 $35,600
T40 Zach Johnson -5 $35,600
T44 Brian Gay -4 $25,721
T44 Jason Day -4 $25,721
T44 Kevin Streelman -4 $25,721
T44 Beau Hossler -4 $25,721
T44 Rory Sabbatini -4 $25,721
T44 John Huh -4 $25,721
T44 Russell Knox -4 $25,721
T44 Bubba Watson -4 $25,721
T52 Chris Kirk -3 $20,755
T52 Branden Grace -3 $20,755
T52 Wesley Bryan -3 $20,755
T52 Shane Lowry -3 $20,755
T52 Lucas Glover -3 $20,755
T57 Nick Watney -2 $19,758
T57 Sung-hoon Kang -2 $19,758
T57 Bill Haas -2 $19,758
T57 Abraham Ancer -2 $19,758
T57 Ted Potter Jr. -2 $19,758
T62 Marc Leishman -1 $19,046
T62 Brice Garnett -1 $19,046
T62 Andrew Dorn -1 $19,046
T65 Kevin Tway E $18,423
T65 Andrew Landry E $18,423
T65 Ollie Schniederjans E $18,423
T65 Charles Howell III E $18,423
69 Vijay Singh 1 $17,978
T70 Brian Stuard 2 $17,622
T70 Pat Perez 2 $17,622
T70 Yusaku Miyazato 2 $17,622
73 Grayson Murray 6 $17,266
MDF Yuta Ikeda 1 $16,732
MDF Adam Hadwin 1 $16,732
MDF Kevin Kisner 1 $16,732
MDF Patton Kizzire 1 $16,732
MDF John Senden 1 $16,732
MDF Rod Pampling 2 $16,198
MDF Robert Streb 7 $16,020
MDF Sam Burns 9 $15,842
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Five-time Open champ Thomson passes at 88

By Associated PressJune 20, 2018, 1:35 am

MELBOURNE, Australia – Five-time Open Championship winner Peter Thomson has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 88.

Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than four years and died at his Melbourne home surrounded by family members on Wednesday morning.

Born on Aug, 23, 1929, Thomson was two months short of his 89th birthday.

The first Australian to win The Open Championship, Thomson went on to secure the title five times between 1954 and 1965, a record equaled only by Tom Watson.

On the American senior circuit he won nine times in 1985.

Thomson also served as president of the Australian PGA for 32 years, designing and building courses in Australia and around the world, helping establish the Asian Tour and working behind the scenes for the Odyssey House drug rehabilitation organization where he was chairman for five years.

He also wrote for newspapers and magazines for more than 60 years and was patron of the Australian Golf Writers Association.

In 1979 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his service to golf and in 2001 became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his contributions as a player and administrator and for community service.

Thomson is survived by his wife Mary, son Andrew and daughters Deirdre Baker, Pan Prendergast and Fiona Stanway, their spouses, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were to be announced over the next few days.

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Gaston leaves USC to become head coach at Texas A&M

By Ryan LavnerJune 19, 2018, 11:00 pm

In a major shakeup in the women’s college golf world, USC coach Andrea Gaston has accepted an offer to become the new head coach at Texas A&M.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gaston, who informed her players of her decision Monday night, has been one of the most successful coaches over the past two decades, leading the Trojans to three NCAA titles and producing five NCAA individual champions during her 22-year reign. They have finished in the top 5 at nationals in an NCAA-record 13 consecutive seasons.

This year was arguably Gaston’s most impressive coaching job. She returned last fall after undergoing treatment for uterine cancer, but a promising season was seemingly derailed after losing two stars to the pro ranks at the halfway point. Instead, she guided a team with four freshmen and a sophomore to the third seed in stroke play and a NCAA semifinals appearance. Of the four years that match play has been used in the women’s game, USC has advanced to the semifinals three times.  

Texas A&M could use a coach with Gaston’s track record.

Last month the Aggies fired coach Trelle McCombs after 11 seasons following a third consecutive NCAA regional exit. A&M had won conference titles as recently as 2010 (Big 10) and 2015 (SEC), but this year the team finished 13th at SECs.

The head-coaching job at Southern Cal is one of the most sought-after in the country and will have no shortage of outside interest. If the Trojans look to promote internally, men’s assistant Justin Silverstein spent four years under Gaston and helped the team win the 2013 NCAA title.  

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Spieth 'blacked out' after Travelers holeout

By Will GrayJune 19, 2018, 9:44 pm

CROMWELL, Conn. – It was perhaps the most-replayed shot (and celebration) of the year.

Jordan Spieth’s bunker holeout to win the Travelers Championship last year in a playoff over Daniel Berger nearly broke the Internet, as fans relived that raucous chest bump between Spieth and caddie Michael Greller after Spieth threw his wedge and Greller threw his rake.

Back in Connecticut to defend his title, Spieth admitted that he has watched replays of the scene dozens of times – even if, in the heat of the moment, he wasn’t exactly choreographing every move.

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“Just that celebration in general, I blacked out,” Spieth said. “It drops and you just react. For me, I’ve had a few instances where I’ve been able to celebrate or react on a 72nd, 73rd hole, 74th hole, whatever it may be, and it just shows how much it means to us.”

Spieth and Greller’s celebration was so memorable that tournament officials later shipped the rake to Greller as a keepsake. It’s a memory that still draws a smile from the defending champ, whose split-second decision to go for a chest bump over another form of celebration provided an appropriate cap to a high-energy sequence of events.

“There’s been a lot of pretty bad celebrations on the PGA Tour. There’s been a lot of missed high-fives,” Spieth said. “I’ve been part of plenty of them. Pretty hard to miss when I’m going into Michael for a chest bump.”

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Pregnant Lewis playing final events before break

By Randall MellJune 19, 2018, 9:27 pm

Stacy Lewis will be looking to make the most of her last three starts of 2018 in her annual return to her collegiate roots this week.

Lewis, due to give birth to her first child on Nov. 3, will tee it up in Friday’s start to the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. She won the NCAA individual women’s national title in 2007 while playing at the University of Arkansas. She is planning to play the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next week and then the Marathon Classic two weeks after that before taking the rest of the year off to get ready for her baby’s arrival.

Lewis, 33, said she is beginning to feel the effects of being with child.

“Things have definitely gotten harder, I would say, over the last week or so, the heat of the summer and all that,” Lewis said Tuesday. “I'm actually excited. I'm looking forward to the break and being able to decorate the baby's room and do all that kind of stuff and to be a mom - just super excited.”

Lewis says she is managing her energy levels, but she is eager to compete.

“Taking a few more naps and resting a little bit more,” she said. “Other than that, the game's been pretty good.”

Lewis won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in 2014, and she was credited with an unofficial title in ’07, while still a senior at Arkansas. That event was reduced to 18 holes because of multiple rain delays. Lewis is a popular alumni still actively involved with the university.