Kevin Chappell wins first PGA Tour title with 72nd-hole birdie After six second-place finishes, rising into the 30 in the world and easily holding the mantle as the Best Player Without a PGA Tour Win, Kevin Chappell broke through for his first victory on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open — in his 180th-career start. Chappell won in dramatic fashion over Brooks Koepka, who closed at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course with a 7-under 65 to draw even on the final hole. The ball went in the left side of the hole, giving Chappell the win and the opportunity to release years of frustration of coming up just shy.
Jack Nicklaus and Kid Rock joined forces to beat two other golf legends Kid Rock and Jack Nicklaus won a golf tournament together. Nicklaus and Rock, also known as Robert James Ritchie, joined forces to win the inaugural Skins Shootout at the Bass Pro Legends of Golf tournament at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri over the weekend. The duo beat Gary Player and Lee Trevino.
Report: 'Lexi Rule' coming from R&A, USGA to prevent TV viewers impacting results The R&A and USGA are expected to announce on Tuesday a change to the Rules of Golf to ensure that what happened to Lexi Thompson at the ANA Inspiration early this month will not happen again, Golfweek reported. Golf's governing bodies met during the Masters at Augusta National a few weeks ago and discussed the controversial four-stroke penalty that cost Thompson the title during the first LPGA Tour major of the season. R&A officials refused to comment on the pending announcement on Monday at a media day for the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where the third major of the PGA Tour season will be played in July. However, sources told Golfweek that the decision on a new rule that will take
Vijay Singh, Carlos Franco team up to win Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh teamed to shoot a course-record 12-under par on Sunday to rally from seven shots behind and win the PGA Tour Champions' Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge. Franco and Singh finished at 15 under overall over the rain-shortened 36-hole tournament at the par-3 Top of the Rock course, holding off a trio of teams that finished a stroke back. The win is the first on the PGA Tour Champions for Singh, and it's the second for Franco.
Update: Yup, Sergio Garcia is still living the dream Last time we saw Sergio Garcia, he was winning his long-awaited first major at the 2017 Masters. He was super happy about it. He continued being happy about it throughout his barnstorming tour through New York City. And what’s he doing now? Well, after scoring an invitation to Rory McIlroy’s wedding on Saturday, he spent Sunday attending Real Madrid’s match against Barcelona (he’s a lifelong Madrid fan), IN HIS GREEN JACKET. He even got to get the match underway. So, basically: Yea, life is pretty good for Sergio Garcia right now.
OT - MSU women win Big Ten golf Made up eight strokes on the final round to beat No. 12 NW by 2. Five teams were ranked in the top 33 nationally - MSU was unranked.
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25 Iconic Golf Courses That Should Be on Every Golfers Bucket List Simply put: Augusta National is the most iconic and exclusive golf course on the planet. Home to the PGA Tour’s most prestigious tournament (The Masters), this course is rich in tradition and history. Unfortunately the club’s strict rules and limited memberships prohibit the vast majority of the public from ever experiencing the thrill of playing a round at Augusta National. 2.
Wiesberger win playoff to capture Shenzhen International Austrian Bernd Wiesberger beat England's Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff on Sunday to win the Shenzhen International. Wiesberger went into the final round with a three-shot lead and eight shots ahead of Fleetwood but the Englishman fired a 63 to finish tied at 16 under. Wiesberger hit his drive in the playoff over the water off the tee and ended up in the bank while Fleetwood played safely onto the fairway and found the heart of the green with his second shot.
Monday Morning Swing Coach: The secret to Kevin Chappell's success Today, we sit down with Mark Blackburn, the coach behind Kevin Chappell's breakthrough win at the 2017 Valero Texas Open. Blackburn has worked with Chappell since the 2012 U.S. Open. Together they've racked up six second-place finishes in addition to the victory in San Antonio, Kevin's first.
Tour Confidential: Is this the final blow for Tiger Woods's comeback? 1. Two days after saying he was making progress, Tiger Woods announced he had undergone surgery on his back. Have we seen the last of Tiger in competitive golf? Jeff Ritter, digital development editor, Sports Illustrated Golf Group (@Jeff_Ritter): It all depends on how badly Tiger wants to go through another lengthy rehab to get back out there.
Washington sits seventh in Pac-12 women’s golf In blustery conditions, the Washington women’s golf team shot a 20-over 308 for seventh place after the first round of the Pac-12 championships on Monday at the Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. Sophomore Wenyung Keh led the charge for UW with a 2-over 74, tied for sixth. No. 3 UCLA leads the 11-team field with a 2-under 290 while No. 21 Colorado and No. 2 Stanford are tied for second (8-over 296). Washington State is tied for eighth with California at 28-over 316. “It was really tough out there today due to the conditions,” UW coach Mary Lou Mulflur said. “Playing a round in consistently strong winds is both mentally and physically exhausting, and that’s why you saw the scores you did across
Golf's Consumer Base Increases To 32 Million, With Beginners Turning Out In Record Numbers While the National Golf Foundation for years has tracked various forms of off-course participation (from driving ranges and Topgolf facilities to indoor simulators), this is the first year that the organization that tracks the golf economy has included these key metrics in its annual Participation Report. It’s a noteworthy and encouraging number, but also one that was easy to miss last week on the same day that Tiger Woods stole golf headlines and was trending on social media after announcing he underwent yet another back surgery. There’s no question that traditional participation – those who play golf on a golf course – remains an essential measurement for those in the industry, but it simply doesn’t capture the full scope of golf’s engagement. The NGF limited itself with its definition of participation more than 30 years ago, the qualification being anyone over the age of 6 who played golf on a golf course at least once in the previous year.
Golf-FedEx Cup rankings April 24 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings
1. (1) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 1903
2. (2) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1822
3. (3) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1793
4. (4) Jon Rahm (Spain) 1361
5. (5) Adam Hadwin (Canada