2014 Web.com Tour schedule includes 25 events

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 17, 2014, 7:52 pm

The Web.com Tour will kick off its 2014 schedule next month in Colombia, the first of 25 events on a journey that will lead to 50 players earning PGA Tour cards for the 2014-15 season.

The circuit will visit 15 states and make six trips to foreign countries, the first of which comes Feb. 13-16 when the season begins in Bogota, Colombia for the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship. Events will also be held in Chile, Brazil, and Panama before the Tour's first tournament in the U.S. in March.

Three new events were added to the schedule for 2014: the Cleveland Open, held June 5-8 in Westlake, Ohio; the Nova Scotia Classic, which will begin July 3 in Halifax and marks the Tour's first-ever trip to the province; and the WinCo Foods Portland Open, which will serve as the final event of the regular season at Pumpkin Ridge. The Stonebrae Classic also returns to the slate this year after a one-year hiatus during which a new clubhouse was constructed at TPC Stonebrae near San Francisco.

The top 25 players on the season-long money list after the Tour's stop in Portland will be guaranteed PGA Tour cards for next season, while another 25 cards will remain up for grabs across the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. Those events, which culminate with the Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Sawgrass, will combine the top 75 players on the final Web.com Tour money list and those finishing Nos. 126-200 on the FedEx Cup points list, with players' priority ranking for the following season determined by the amount of money accrued across the four-tournament series.

Here's a look at the full schedule for 2014:

Feb. 13-16: Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship (CC de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia)

March 6-9: Chile Classic (Prince of Wales CC, Santiago, Chile)

March 13-16: Brasil Champions (Sao Paulo GC, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

March 20-23: Panama Claro Championship (Club de Golf de Panama, Panama City, Panama)

March 27-30: Chitimacha Louisiana Open (Le Triomphe CC, Broussard, La.)

April 10-13: El Bosque Mexico Championship (El Bosque CC, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico)

April 24-27: WNB Golf Classic (Midland CC, Midland, Tex.)

May 1-4: South Georgia Classic (Kinderlou Forest GC, Valdosta, Ga.)

May 15-18: BMW Charity Pro-Am (Thornblade Club, Greenville, S.C.)

May 22-25: Rex Hospital Open (TPC at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, N.C.)

June 5-8: Cleveland Open (Lakewood CC, Westlake, Ohio)

June 19-22: Air Capital Classic (Crestview CC, Wichita, Kan.)

June 26-29: United Leasing Championship (Victoria National GC, Newburgh, Ind.)

July 3-6: Nova Scotia Classic (Ashburn GC (New Course), Halifax, Nova Scotia)

July 10-13: Utah Championship (Willow Creek CC, Sandy, Utah)

July 17-20: Albertsons Boise Open (Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho)

July 24-27: Midwest Classic (Nicklaus GC at LionsGate, Overland Park, Kan.)

July 31-Aug. 3: Stonebrae Classic (TPC Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif.)

Aug. 7-10: Price Cutter Charity Championship (Highland Springs CC, Springfield, Mo.)

Aug. 14-17: News Sentinel Open (Fox Den CC, Farragut, Tenn.)

Aug. 21-24: WinCo Foods Portland Open (Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow), Portland, Ore.)

Web.com Tour Finals

Aug. 28-31: Hotel Fitness Championship (Sycamore Hills GC, Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Sept. 4-7: Chiquita Classic (River Run CC, Davidson, N.C.)

Sept. 11-14: Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship (Ohio State University GC (Scarlet Course), Columbus, Ohio)

Sept. 18-21: Web.com Tour Championship (TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

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Rose leads Koepka, Grillo by four at Colonial

By Nick MentaMay 26, 2018, 9:06 pm

On the strength of a 4-under 66 Saturday, Justin Rose will take an four-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and Emiliano Grillo into the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational. Here's where things stand through 54 holes at Colonial Country Club.

Leaderboard: Rose (-14), Koepka (-10), Grillo (-10), Corey Conners (-8), Jon Rahm (-8), Louis Oosthuizen (-8), J.T. Poston (-8), Ryan Armour (-8)

What it means: The fifth-ranked player in the world is 18 holes from his ninth PGA Tour victory and his second this season. Up once to start the third round, Rose extended his lead to as much as five with birdies on four of his first six holes. Through 54 holes, Rose has made XX birdies and just XX bogeys. The 2013 U.S. Open winner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist has a history of winning at iconic venues - Muirfield Village, Aronimink, Cog Hill, Doral, Merion and Congressional - and now looks to add Colonial to the list. He'll be chased on Sunday by Grillo, the young Argentianian who won his first Tour start as a member in 2015, and Koepka, last year's U.S. Open winner who continues to impress in his injury comeback despite ongoing wrist issues.  

Round of the day: Corey Conners and Ted Potter both turned in 8-under 63. Potter was bogey-free and Conners came home in 6-under 29 on the back nine.

Best of the rest: Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen, Brian Harman, and Michael Thompson all signed for 64. Rahm called his six-birdie start the best 10 holes he's played so far this year. 

Biggest disappointment: Jordan Spieth has finished second-first-second in the last three years at this event, but he's yet to find his normal Colonial form through three rounds. Spieth, who said Friday he was capable of shooting "10 or 12 under" over the weekend, shot even-par 70 Saturday. He sits in T-38 at 3 under for the week, 11 back.

Shot of the day: Rory Sabbatini closed out his third round Saturday with this eagle holeout from 134 yards at the 18th. 

His colorful scorecard featured three bogeys, two birdies, a double bogey and that eagle. It added up to a 1-over 71. 

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McCarron closes with only bogey, shares lead

By Associated PressMay 26, 2018, 8:49 pm

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Scott McCarron, seeking a second senior major title to go with his 2017 Senior Players Championship, made his only bogey of the third round on the final hole to slip into a tie for the lead Saturday with Tim Petrovic in the Senior PGA Championship.

They were at 13 under par after Petrovic, seeking his first major, shot 65. McCarron has shared the lead through three rounds.

England's Paul Broadhurst, the 2016 British Senior Open winner, matched the best third-round score in tournament history with a 64. He was at 11 under.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, coming off his first major championship last week at the Regions Tradition, shot 65 and was 9 under.

Tom Byrum, who made a hole-in-one in shooting a 67, was in a group at 8 under.

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Watch: Rose one-arms approach, makes birdie

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 26, 2018, 7:25 pm

Justin Rose appears to have taken a course in Hideki Matsuyama-ing.

Already 3 under on his round through five thanks to a birdie-birdie-birdie start, Rose played this approach from 143 yards at the par-4 sixth.

That one-armed approach set up a 6-foot birdie putt he rolled in to move to 4 under on his round and 14 under for the week, five clear of the field.

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McIlroy battles back into tie for BMW PGA lead

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 26, 2018, 4:09 pm

Rory McIlroy got off to a rocky start on Saturday in the third round of the BMW PGA Championship, including hitting a spectator and making a double bogey. But after that incident on the sixth hole, he didn't drop another shot, birdieing the final hole to shoot a 1-under 71 and tie for the lead.

McIlroy had gone into Moving Day with a three-shot lead, but Francesco Molinari had the round of the day, a 6-under 66. "It was nice keep a clean scorecard," said Molinari, who hasn't made a bogey since the 10th hole on Friday.

Full-field scores from the BMW PGA Championship

McIlroy and Molinari will be paired in Sunday's final round. They are tied at 13 under par, four shots clear of Ross Fisher, Branden Grace, Sam Horsfield and Alexander Noren.

The Wentworth course ends with back-to-back par-5s, and McIlroy birdied both of them. He got a break on the 18th hole as his drive hit a spectator and bounced into light rough.

"It was a struggle out there today," McIlroy said. "I think when you're working on a few things in your swing and the wind is up and you're stuck between trying to play different shots, but also try to play - you know, make good swings at it, I just hit some loose tee balls on the first few holes. But I'm proud of myself. I stayed patient. I actually - I'm feeling a bit better about myself after today than I was even walking off the course yesterday."