Scott Wins Nissan Open in Playoff

By Sports NetworkFebruary 21, 2005, 5:00 pm
2005 Nissan OpenPACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- It only took one hole, but Adam Scott posted a par on the first playoff hole Monday to win the weather-shortened Nissan Open.
 
Scott birdied his 18th hole Sunday at Riviera Country Club to tie Chad Campbell at 9-under-par 133. Campbell had finished his second round on Friday.
 
The third round had begun Sunday afternoon, but more rain Sunday night into Monday rendered the course unplayable and the tournament was officially shortened to 36 holes.
 
It is the first time in Nissan Open history that the event was shortened to 36 holes. In the first 78 years of the tournament, only in 1993 had the event played less than the scheduled 72 holes. That year Tom Kite won a five-way playoff after 54 holes.
 
This was the first weather-shortened event on the PGA Tour since the 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, which was won by Luke Donald. The last PGA event that only went 36 holes was the 1996 Buick Challenge.
 
In the playoff, Scott teed off first at the par-4 18th and found the left rough while Campbell hit his tee ball right down the middle of the fairway.
 
Scott's second came to rest short of the green in the fairway. Campbell lost his second shot right of the green and received a free drop from a puddle.
 
Campbell pitched his third 4 feet past the cup after Scott had chipped to 3 feet. Campbell hit a solid putt, but it slid over the left edge of the cup and rolled 2 feet by.
 
Scott stepped up and calmly sank his par putt for the win. The win will not be an official PGA Tour title, though, since the event only played 36 holes.
 
'It's been a tough week. Very unusual week, but I knew I had to make that putt on Sunday and it worked out in the end,' said Scott, who claimed $864,000 for the win. 'A win's a win. It's nice and I seem to be playing well. That was a little match play there leading up to this week.'
 
The PGA Tour heads to Carlsbad, California this week for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
 
Campbell lost in his first playoff on the PGA Tour.
 
'You know I didn't get to play any golf from Friday afternoon until then, but I just hit a bad second shot there and not a very good putt,' Campbell said. 'That wasn't the easiest putt, a little slider, a little four-footer. I should have made it, but Adam made a good par from where he was.'
 
Darren Clarke and Brian Davis shared third place at 8-under-par 134. J.L. Lewis and Colin Montgomerie were one stroke further back at minus-7.
 
Kevin Sutherland, the 2002 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship winner, led a group in seventh place at 6-under-par 136. He was tied there by Bob Tway, Fred Funk, Robert Allenby, Billy Mayfair and Aaron Baddeley.
 
Tiger Woods needed to finish solo fourth or better to reclaim the top spot in the World Golf Rankings, but ended in a tie for 13th at minus-5 after double bogeying his final hole.
 
Mike Weir, the 2003 and 2004 Nissan Open winner, ended the event at 2-under- par 142.
 
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    Woods, McIlroy in Sunday super group in finale

    By Mercer BaggsSeptember 23, 2018, 12:12 am

    ATLANTA – Rory McIlroy has made known his disdain for “super groups” in early tournament rounds.

    Well, he’s now got one on Sunday at the Tour Championship. And it doesn’t get more super than this.

    McIlroy will play alongside Tiger Woods in the final pairing, in the final round at East Lake Golf Club. Woods leads McIlroy – and Justin Rose – by three shots.


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    “All I can do is worry about myself,” McIlroy said. “It doesn't matter who it is I'm playing with. It's obviously exciting for the golf tournament. It's exciting for golf, in general, that he's up there. But for me, all I can do is concentrate on myself. The game is hard enough without having to – without looking at other people. Go out there, take care of my business, and hopefully that's good enough.”

    This is the fifth time that McIlroy and Woods have been grouped this year. They were alongside one another in the first two rounds of the Genesis Open and the first two rounds of the PGA Championship.

    In the four previous rounds, McIlroy finished better twice, Woods once, and they tied once.

    “It's going to be fun. We haven't done that much of late, because I've not been there,” Woods said. “He has been there, and he's won a bunch of tournaments. So it's nice for us to go back out and play against one another, be in the mix.”

    We know Woods will be wearing his traditional red in the final round. As for McIlroy?

    "I think I'll wear red," McIlroy joke. "No, geez, I've regretted wearing black out here today. It was hot."

    They go out at 2:05 p.m. ET.

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    Stricker, Jobe share lead in Sioux Falls

    By Associated PressSeptember 22, 2018, 11:57 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again Saturday after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event.

    After matching Jerry Smith and David McKenzie with first-round 7-under 63s, Striker and Jobe each shot 67 to get to 10-under 130 at Minnehaha Country Club.

    ''It was a challenge out there today,'' Stricker said. ''It was gusty, the wind came out of the south, where we played yesterday it was out of the north, so it was a totally different golf course.''

    Jobe made an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th, and Stricker missed a 6-footer to leave them tied.


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    ''It's pretty straightforward off the tee and the greens are what make it difficult at times and you've just got to be in the right spot to have good birdie putts at it,'' Stricker said. ''If not, then you've got to play pretty defensive at times. ... It's a simple game plan, but try to stay out of trouble and keep trying to put pressure on everybody.''

    Stricker won in Arizona and Mississippi in consecutive starts in May for his first senior victories. Next week in France, he will be one of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk's assistants.

    Jobe birdied four of the last five holes. He won last year in Iowa for his lone senior title

    ''I think we kind of got used to what the wind was,'' Jobe said. ''Of course, there's some scoring holes on the back. The front played very difficult. It was just kind of try not to screw up for a while there.''

    Smith was a stroke back after a 68.

    Scott McCarron also had a 68 to get to 8 under. Woody Austin was 7 under after a 64.

    McKenzie had a 77 to drop into a tie for 43rd at even par.

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    Final-round tee times: Tiger, Rory in last pairing

    By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 22, 2018, 11:40 pm

    It's Tiger Woods. It's Rory McIlroy. It's the final pairing in the final round of the Tour Championship.

    Here's a look at tee times for Sunday at East Lake Golf Club.

    (All times ET)

    11:45AM: Patrick Reed (+8), Phil Mickelson (+11)

    11:55AM: Keegan Bradley (+5), Bubba Watson (+5)

    12:05PM: Brooks Koepka (+4), Francesco Molinari (+4)

    12:15PM: Kevin Na (+2), Patrick Cantlay (+2)

    12:25PM: Bryson DeChambeau (+2), Cameron Smith (+2)

    12:35PM: Jason Day (E), Rickie Fowler (E)

    12:45PM: Marc Leishman (E), Patton Kizzire (E)

    12:55PM: Tommy Fleetwood (-2), Hideki Matsuyama (-1)

    1:05PM: Justin Thomas (-4), Webb Simpson (-3)

    1:15PM: Gary Woodland (-4), Xander Schauffele (-4)

    1:25PM: Aaron Wise (-4), Dustin Johnson (-4)

    1:35PM: Tony Finau (-5), Billy Horschel (-5)

    1:45PM: Jon Rahm (-6), Paul Casey (-5)

    1:55PM: Justin Rose (-9), Kyle Stanley (-6)

    2:05PM: Tiger Woods (-12), Rory McIlroy (-9)

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    FedExCup projections through Rd. 3 of the Tour Championship

    By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 22, 2018, 11:26 pm

    Justin Rose remains the man to beat for the FedExCup title. Though he trails Tiger Woods by three shots through three rounds of the Tour Championship, he's still the projected winner of the $10 million bonus.

    Woods can still win the cup if he wins the Tour Championship and Rose finishes in a three-way tie for fifth or worse. He also needs Bryson DeChambeau [currently T-21] to finish in a two-way tie for 15th or worse and Tony Finau [T-6] to finish in a two-way tie for third or worse.

    Here are the FedExCup projections with 18 holes to play at East Lake Golf Club.

    FedExCup Rank PLAYER NAME FedExCup Points
    PROJECTED OFFICIAL PROJECTED TOTAL
    1 2 Justin Rose 2780
    2 20 Tiger Woods 2219
    3 1 Bryson DeChambeau 2160
    4 3 Tony Finau 1887
    5 4 Dustin Johnson 1576
    6 5 Justin Thomas 1560
    7 17 Rory McIlroy 1252
    8 6 Keegan Bradley 1247
    9 7 Brooks Koepka 1099
    10 9 Billy Horschel 1007
    11 8 Bubba Watson 927
    12 24 Jon Rahm 660
    13 25 Kyle Stanley 651
    14 10 Cameron Smith 640
    15 11 Webb Simpson 612
    16 12 Jason Day 560
    17 18 Xander Schauffele 531
    18 26 Paul Casey 518
    19 13 Francesco Molinari 491
    20 21 Aaron Wise 486
    21 16 Patrick Cantlay 453
    22 19 Tommy Fleetwood 451
    23 14 Phil Mickelson 448
    24 15 Patrick Reed 432
    25 28 Gary Woodland 413
    26 23 Rickie Fowler 374
    27 27 Hideki Matsuyama 354
    27 22 Kevin Na 354
    29 29 Marc Leishman 316
    30 30 Patton Kizzire 307