Getty Images

RBC Heritage purse payout: Kodaira makes $1.2M

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 16, 2018, 12:27 pm

Satoshi Kodaira defeated Si Woo Kim in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage. Here's a look at how the purse was paid out at Harbour Town.

1 Satoshi Kodaira -12 $1,206,000
P2 Si Woo Kim -12 $723,600
T3 Bryson DeChambeau -11 $388,600
T3 Luke List -11 $388,600
T5 Billy Horschel -10 $254,600
T5 Webb Simpson -10 $254,600
T7 Byeong Hun An -9 $181,379
T7 Patrick Cantlay -9 $181,379
T7 Bill Haas -9 $181,379
T7 Chesson Hadley -9 $181,379
T7 Kevin Kisner -9 $181,379
T7 Ian Poulter -9 $181,379
T7 Kevin Streelman -9 $181,379
T14 Jonas Blixt -8 $123,950
T14 Matthew Fitzpatrick -8 $123,950
T16 Emiliano Grillo -7 $93,991
T16 J.J. Henry -7 $93,991
T16 Beau Hossler -7 $93,991
T16 Dustin Johnson -7 $93,991
T16 Ryan Moore -7 $93,991
T16 Scott Piercy -7 $93,991
T16 Ted Potter, Jr. -7 $93,991
T23 Bud Cauley -6 $53,823
T23 Brian Harman -6 $53,823
T23 Charley Hoffman -6 $53,823
T23 John Huh -6 $53,823
T23 Matt Kuchar -6 $53,823
T23 C.T. Pan -6 $53,823
T23 Rory Sabbatini -6 $53,823
T23 Brandt Snedeker -6 $53,823
T23 Tyrone Van Aswegen -6 $53,823
T32 Harris English -5 $35,510
T32 Dylan Frittelli -5 $35,510
T32 Lucas Glover -5 $35,510
T32 Martin Laird -5 $35,510
T32 Rod Pampling -5 $35,510
T32 Xander Schauffele -5 $35,510
T32 Cameron Smith -5 $35,510
T32 Nick Watney -5 $35,510
T40 Dominic Bozzelli -4 $28,140
T40 Russell Knox -4 $28,140
T42 Wesley Bryan -3 $22,148
T42 Stewart Cink -3 $22,148
T42 Brice Garnett -3 $22,148
T42 Zach Johnson -3 $22,148
T42 Andrew Landry -3 $22,148
T42 Ollie Schniederjans -3 $22,148
T42 Michael Thompson -3 $22,148
49 Francesco Molinari -2 $17,420
T50 Jonathan Byrd -1 $16,315
T50 Austin Cook -1 $16,315
T50 Fabian Gomez -1 $16,315
T50 Whee Kim -1 $16,315
T50 Doc Redman -1 $16,315
T55 Ryan Armour E $14,807
T55 Aaron Baddeley E $14,807
T55 K.J. Choi E $14,807
T55 Matt Every E $14,807
T55 Tom Hoge E $14,807
T55 Charles Howell III E $14,807
T55 Chris Kirk E $14,807
T55 Danny Lee E $14,807
T55 Ben Martin E $14,807
T55 Graeme McDowell E $14,807
T55 Keith Mitchell E $14,807
T55 Scott Stallings E $14,807
T67 Peter Malnati 1 $13,802
T67 Brian Stuard 1 $13,802
T67 Kevin Tway 1 $13,802
T70 Jim Furyk 2 $13,400
T70 Brian Gay 2 $13,400
T70 William McGirt 2 $13,400
73 Martin Kaymer 4 $13,132
T74 David Lingmerth 5 $12,931
T74 Davis Love III 5 $12,931
76 Ryan Palmer 6 $12,730
77 Michael Kim 8 $12,596
Getty Images

S.Y. Kim leads Kang, A. Jutanugarn in Shanghai

By Associated PressOctober 19, 2018, 10:24 am

SHANGHAI – Sei Young Kim led the Buick LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday.

Kim made six birdies, including four straight from the sixth hole, to move to a 10-under 134 total. Her only setback was a bogey on the par-4 15th.

Danielle Kang (68) and overnight leader Ariya Jutanugarn (69) were one shot back.

Full-field scores from the Buick LPGA Shanghai

Brittany Altomare had six birdies in a bogey-free round of 66, and was tied for fourth with Bronte Law (68) and Brittany Lincicome (68).

Angel Lin eagled the par-5 17th and finished with the day's lowest score of 65, which also included six birdies and a lone bogey.

Getty Images

'Caveman golf' puts Koepka one back at CJ Cup

By Associated PressOctober 19, 2018, 10:12 am

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea – Brooks Koepka, recently named the PGA Tour Player of the Year, gave himself the perfect opportunity to become the No. 1 player in the world when he shot a 7-under par 65 to move to within one shot of the lead in the CJ Cup on Friday.

At the Nine Bridges course, the three-time major champion made an eagle on his closing hole to finish on 8-under par 136 after two rounds, just one stroke behind Scott Piercy, who was bogey-free in matching Koepka's 65.

With the wind subsiding and the course playing much easier than on the opening day when the scoring average was 73.26, 44 players – more than half the field of 78 – had under-par rounds.

Overnight leader Chez Reavie added a 70 to his opening-round 68 to sit in third place at 138, three behind Piercy. Sweden's Alex Noren was the other player in with a 65, which moved him into a tie for fourth place alongside Ian Poulter (69), four out of the lead.

The best round of the day was a 64 by Brian Harman, who was tied for sixth and five behind Piercy.

Full-field scores from the CJ Cup

CJ Cup: Articles, photos and videos

The 28-year-old Koepka will move to the top of the world rankings when they are announced on Monday if he wins the tournament.

Thomas, playing alongside Koepka, matched Koepka's eagle on the last, but that was only for a 70 and he is tied for 22nd place at 1 under.

Koepka's only bogey was on the par-5 ninth hole, where he hit a wayward tee shot. But he was otherwise pleased with the state of his ''caveman golf.''

''I feel like my game is in a good spot. I feel like the way I played today, if I can carry that momentum into Saturday and Sunday, it will be fun,'' Koepka, winner of the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship, said.

''My game is pretty simple. I guess you can call it like caveman golf – you see the ball, hit the ball and go find it again. You're not going to see any emotion just because I'm so focused, but I'm enjoying it.''

Piercy, who has fallen to No. 252 in the world ranking despite winning the Zurich Classic earlier this year with Billy Horschel – there are no world ranking points for a team event – was rarely out of position in a round in which he found 13 of 14 fairways off the tee and reached 16 greens in regulation.

''Obviously, the wind was down a little bit and from a little bit different direction, so 10 miles an hour wind versus 20s is quite a big difference,'' said Piercy, who is looking for his first individual PGA Tour win since the Barbasol Championship in July 2015.

''It was a good day. Hit a couple close and then my putter showed up and made some putts of some pretty good length.''

Australia's Marc Leishman, winner last week at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, shot a 71 and was seven behind. Paul Casey's 73 included a hole-in-one on the par-3 seventh hole and the Englishman is nine behind Piercy.

Getty Images

Koepka primed for CJ Cup win and world No. 1

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 6:00 am

Brooks Koepka wants a 2-for-1 at the CJ Cup. If he can collect his second non-major PGA Tour victory he can become world No. 1 for the first time in his career.

He’s in great position to accomplish his goal.

Koepka eagled the par-5 18th en route to a 7-under 65 in the second round at Nine Bridges in Juju Island, South Korea. At 8 under par, he is one back of 36-hole leader Scott Piercy (65).

"Obviously the wind didn't blow. It was a different golf course than it was yesterday, you were able to take advantage of these par 5s," said Koepka, who opened in 71 on Day 1. "Felt like it was a lot more gettable. I putted so well, great ball-striking day, great putting day and very pleased with it."

Koepka, currently ranked third in the world, began the day three shots off the lead, but rapidly ascended the leaderboard. He birdied four of his first eight holes before finding trouble at the ninth. Koepka hooked his tee shot out of bounds, but the ninth is a par 5 and he was able to salvage bogey.

Full-field scores from the CJ Cup

CJ Cup: Articles, photos and videos

Current Official World Golf Ranking

That was his only dropped shot of the day.

The reigning Tour Player of the Year birdied the 12th and 14th holes in his bid to keep pace with Piercy. Koepka was two back as he played his final hole, where he knocked his second shot to 10 feet. He deftly converted the eagle effort to tie Piercy and earn a spot in Saturday’s final twosome. Piercy later pulled a shot ahead with a birdie at the ninth, his final hole of the day.

Koepka has officially won four PGA Tour events, but three of those are majors (2017, ’18 U.S. Open; 2018 PGA). His lone non-major win was the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

"Just keep doing what I'm doing," Koepka said of his plan for the final two rounds. "I'm hitting it well and making putts. I felt like I probably could have shot about 7, 8 under on the front side there, missed a couple. You know, doing everything right and that's what you've got to do and hopefully this wind stays away."

He can still reach world No. 1 with a solo second place, assuming Justin Thomas, currently world No. 4, doesn’t win this week.

That will take a mighty weekend effort by the defending champ.

Thomas also eagled the 18th hole to go from 1 over to 1 under. He shot 2-under 70 in the second round and is seven shots off the lead.

Getty Images

'Go in'? Yes, JT wants an ace at the par-4 14th

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 5:11 am

Justin Thomas didn’t hesitate after hitting his tee shot on the 353-yard, par-4 14th in Round 2 of the CJ Cup.

“Go in,” he immediately said.

“Please go in,” he added.

Thomas’ tee shot was on a great line, but it landed just short of the green. Surprisingly, it took three more shots for his ball to "go in." After birdies on Nos. 12 and 13, Thomas parred the 14th.