Green finishes off dominant week at LPGA Q-School

By Randall MellDecember 9, 2013, 12:20 am

Jaye Marie Green finished off a dominant performance Sunday at LPGA Q-School finals.

Japan’s Haru Nomura and South Africa’s Ashleigh Simon won a playoff for the final exempt spots awarded to the LPGA next year.

All the drama Green took out of who was going to win medalist honors was packed into the race for the final tour cards awarded.

With a 4-under-par 68 in the final round, Green claimed a 10-shot victory, going wire to wire to win with a 29-under-par 331 total, the Q-School record at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. She shattered the Q-School record Stacy Lewis set at LPGA International in 2008 by 11 shots. Green opened the week with a 62 and then followed it up with 68, 66, 67, 68.

South Korea’s Mi Rim Lee (69) finished second Sunday at 341 with Tiffany Joh (71) finishing third at 345 and Amy Anderson (69) fourth at 346.

“This is going to be a week that I’ll always remember,” Green, 19, of Boca Raton, Fla., said in the LPGA's media report. “I was the most nervous on that last green when I didn’t have to be, but I really was. When that putt fell, I was just speechless, and I think I was just seeing stars, really. It was a cool feeling. I just felt really relieved.”

Green was a Symetra Tour rookie this past season. Two summers ago, she finished runner up to Lydia Ko at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

The top 20 finishers earned exempt status on tour next year with the next 25 scores and ties earning conditional status.

With a four-way tie for 19th at the end of 90 holes, a three-hole aggregate playoff was staged for the final two exempt spots. Simon claimed the first with a birdie at the third playoff hole. Nomura claimed the final spot after the first sudden-death extra hole, edging out Megan McChrystal and Jenny Suh for that final exempt spot.

Seon Hwa Lee, the LPGA’s 2006 Rookie of the Year, grabbed one of the 20 exempt spots finishing sixth. China’s 17-year-old Xiyu Lin will be joining fellow countrywoman Shanshan Feng as an exempt member of the LPGA next year. Lin tied for ninth.

Birdie Kim, the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open winner, and LPGA veteran Reilley Rankin earned conditional status tying for 23rd. Cheyenne Woods missed the cut on Saturday.

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What's in the Bag: Tour Championship winner Woods

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 24, 2018, 12:48 pm

Tiger Woods won his 80th career title on Sunday at the Tour Championship. Take a look inside his bag.

Driver: TaylorMade M3 (9.5 degrees)

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees), M1 2017 (19 degrees)

Irons: TaylorMade TW Phase 1 prototype (3-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

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McCarthy tops Bae in Tour Finals 25

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 24, 2018, 11:51 am

The Tour handed out 25 PGA Tour cards for the 2018-19 season based on how players fared in the Finals series. Here are the final standings after Sunday's Tour Championship.

1. Denny McCarthy: $255,793

2. Sangmoon Bae: $218,156

3. Robert Streb: $187,460

4. Peter Malnati: $157,296

5. Cameron Davis: $126,675

6. Adam Schenk: $125,798

7. Lucas Glover: $125,212

8. Matt Jones: $112,000

9. Hunter Mahan: $107,505

10. Roger Sloan: $84,307

11. Shawn Stefani: $80,579

12. Seth Reeves: $80,360

13. Max Homa: $78,200

14. Roberto Diaz: $70,326

15. Stephan Jaeger: $69,923

16. Curtis Luck: $64,920

17. Nicholas Lindheim: $59,169

18. Dylan Frittelli: $48,600

19. Wes Roach: $48,100

20. Sepp Straka: $47,844

21. Cameron Tringale: $47,760

22. Ben Silverman: $47,700

23. Michael Thompson: $45,466

24. Fabian Gomez: $43,657

25. Jim Knous: $41,931

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DJ moves back to No. 1; Woods to 13th in OWGR

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 24, 2018, 11:05 am

Justin Rose did just enough to claim the FedExCup title Sunday at the Tour Championship, but Dustin Johnson's late surge was enough to vault him back into the top spot in the World Ranking.

Johnson shot a final-round 67 to finish in third place, while Rose stumbled with a 3-over 73 for a share of fourth. DJ lipped out a birdie putt on 18 that would have given him a shot at the FedExCup crown, and that allowed Rose to clinch the $10 million prize with a two-putt birdie.

Tiger Woods continued his incredible surge up the World Ranking with his 80th career win at the Tour Championship. Woods moved up from 21st to 13th after a two-shot victory over Billy Horschel. It marked Woods' seventh top-10 finish of the year.

Horschel made the other big move of the week jumping up from 48th to 35th with his second place finish. Outside of a WD in Boston, the 2014 FedExCup champion had another great run in the playoffs finishing T-3 at the Northern Trust, T-3 at the BMW and second at East Lake.

Here's the top 10 after the PGA Tour season finale.

1. Dustin Johnson

2. Justin Rose

3. Brooks Koepka

4. Justin Thomas

5. Francesco Molinari

6. Rory McIlroy

7. Bryson DeChambeau

8. Jon Rahm

9. Rickie Fowler

10. Jordan Spieth

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McCarthy wins Tour Championship by 4

By Associated PressSeptember 24, 2018, 2:14 am

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – Denny McCarthy won the season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday to earn fully exempt PGA Tour status and a spot in the Players Championship.

McCarthy closed with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over Lucas Glover at Atlantic Beach Country Club. The 25-year-old former Virginia player earned $180,000 to top the 25 PGA Tour card-earners with $255,793 in the four-event Tour Finals.

''It's been quite a journey this year,'' McCarthy said. ''The PGA Tour was tough to start out the year. I stuck through it and got my game. I raised my level and have been playing some really good golf. Just feels incredible to finish off these Finals. So much work behind the scenes that nobody really sees.''

McCarthy finished at 23-under 261.

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Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, closed with a 69. He made $108,000 to finish seventh with $125,212 in the series for the top 75 players from the regular-season money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings, and non-members with enough money to have placed in the top 200.

Jim Knous earned the 25th and final card from the four-event money list with $41,931, edging Justin Lower by $500. Knous made a 5-foot par save on the final hole for a 71 that left him tied for 57th. Lower missed an 8-footer for birdie, settling for a 69 and a tie for 21st.

''It was a brutal day emotionally,'' Knous said. ''I wasn't quite sure how much my performance would affect the overall outcome. It kind of just depended on what everybody else did. That's pretty terrifying. So I really just kind of did my best to stay calm and inside I was really freaking out and just super psyched that at the end of the day finished right there on No. 25.''

The top-25 finishers on the regular-season money list competed against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. Sungjae Im topped the list to earn the No. 1 priority spot of the 50 total cards.