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Playing out of the final threesome, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 107 Cameron Champ backed up with a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of The RSM Classic to wrap his second appearance (CUT/2018) on 16-under 266, falling four places to solo 6th, three swings shy of a two-man playoff involving Patrick Rodgers and playing competitor and eventual champ Charles Howell III.

It's been quite a start for the 23-year-old as he bags his second straight top 10 of the season and third in his last four starts. He's now 5-for-5 with four top 25s and three top 10s, with a worst of T28 at the Shriners. After opening with 68-63-66, the San Antonio resident began T2, one back of leader Howell III. On 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, he gained 0.432 strokes off-the-tee but lost 0.799 around-the-green. The Texas A&M product went out in 1-under (2 birdies, 1 bogey), now T1 with Webb Simpson, but came home in level-par, trading a 2-putt birdie-4 at 15 with bogey-4 at 17 . He posted 1.857 putts per GIR and -2.016 SG: Putting, missing two scoring tries from inside of nine feet. For the week, Champ totaled one eagle and 23 birdies versus seven bogeys and one double.
Nov 18 - 5:58 PM

Playing out of the penultimate threesome, World No. 59 Luke List played his final four holes in 4-under en route to a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of The RSM Classic to conclude on 17-under 265, up two spots to T4, two swings short of a two-man playoff involving Patrick Rodgers and overnight leader and eventual champ Charles Howell III.

This was the Vanderbilt alum's third RSM, second cash and second top 25, bettering a T13 on last visit in 2017. He improves to 2-for-3 on the season, checking in off a missed cut at last week's Mayakoba and matching a T4 at the Safeway six weeks ago. After opening with 69-68-63, the 33-year-old began in solo 6th, four adrift, and hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.082 strokes off-the-tee and 2.542 tee-to-green. He was sleepwalking on 1-under thru 14 holes (1 bogey, 2 birdies), but finished with eagle-3 at 15 from 18'0" and back-to-back circles at 17 and 18. The California resident registered 1.667 putts per GIR and -0.696 SG: Putting, and departs with one eagle and 21 birdies against six bogeys.
Nov 18 - 5:43 PM

Playing out of the third-to-last threesome and beginning five shots back, World No. 172 Patrick Rodgers painted a day-low, bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-30=62 in the final round of The RSM Classic to match overnight leader Charles Howell III on 19-under 263, and then in his first sudden-death playoff appearance, lost to Howell III's birdie on the second playing of the par-4 18th.

The Stanford product, who was vying for his first PGA TOUR title in 117 events (114 pro), settles for his third runner-up, first since the 2017 John Deere. This was his fourth straight RSM, third cash and second top 10 (T10/2017). The 26-year-old improves to 4-for-5 on the season with three top 25s, bettering a T14 three starts ago at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms. After opening with 70-70, he made the cut on the number before a bogey-free, career-low 61 in R3, the low lap of the week. The Indiana native hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 17 greens in regulation, gaining 0.785 strokes approaching and 1.112 tee-to-green. He rang up eight birdies, two from between 21 and 46 feet, adding an 85'5" bomb for birdie-2 at 12. Rodgers recorded 1.588 putts per GIR and 3.734 SG: Putting and ends the week No. 1 in birdies with 26 versus five bogeys and one double.
Nov 18 - 5:29 PM

Playing out of the final threesome, overnight leader and World No. 84 Charles Howell III enjoyed a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in the final round of The RSM Classic to match Patrick Rodgers (62) on 19-under 263 and then defeated him with birdie from 15'2" on the second playing of the par-4 18th in sudden death, improving his record to 2-4 in extra time and 1-for-6 when leading/co-leading after 54 holes.

The 39-year-old, a pre-tourney 40/1 outright, bags his third PGA TOUR title in 529 events (527 pro), first since the 2007 Nissan Open 333 starts and 4,291 days ago, and led/co-led after every round. This was his ninth straight RSM -- he's played in all of them -- and records his fifth top 25 and fourth top 10, first since T9 in 2016 three tries ago. After opening with 64-64-68, the Augusta, Georgia, native led by one over two players and hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting a -0.289 SG: Tee-to-Green and 0.135 SG: Putting. He opened horribly with bogey at 1 and double bogey-6 at 2, but then played his final 16 holes in blemish-free 6-under, highlighted by three straight circles at 15-17. For the week, the Oklahoma State product tallied 25 birdies versus four bogeys and one double, and among other goodies, earns a return trip to the 2019 Masters, his first since 2012.
Nov 18 - 5:12 PM

Playing out of the penultimate threesome, World No. 295 Ryan Blaum fashioned a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of The RSM Classic to wrap on 17-under 265, good for a career-best T4, two strokes short of a two-man playoff involving overnight leader Charles Howell III and Patrick Rodgers.

This was the Duke alum's third RSM and second cash, brushing aside a T71/MDF two tries ago in 2017. It's his fifth top 10 in 71 events and betters a pair of T6s, most recently at the 2018 Byron Nelson. The 35-year-old improves to 4-for-5 on the season with two top 25s, joining a T20 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms three starts ago. He signed for rounds of 69-65-65-66 and tallied 24 birdies versus seven bogeys. On 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, the Floridian camouflaged a lone bogey with five birdies, posting a -0.079 SG: Tee-to-Green and 0.925 SG: Putting.
Nov 18 - 4:46 PM

Playing out of the penultimate threesome, World No. 20 Webb Simpson, a pre-tourney 9/1 fave outright, navigated a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of The RSM Classic to finish up on 18-under 264, up one place to solo 3rd, one swing short of a two-man playoff involving overnight leader Charles Howell III and Patrick Rodgers.

The Wake Forest alum, who was the top-ranked OWGRer in the field, improves to 2-for-2 on the season with two top 25s, arriving off a T15 at the Shriners two weeks ago. He records his 19th top-3 finish in 264 events, first since T2 at the Wyndham six starts ago, and his third top 10 in his last four starts dating to last season. The 33-year-old was playing his seventh RSM and notches his third top 10, first since T7 in 2014. He signed for rounds of 68-68-63-65 and totaled one eagle and 19 birdies against three bogeys. On 12 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, he went out in bogey-free 32 (3 birdies), T1 at that point with Cameron Champ, and came home in 33 (3 birdies, 1 bogey). The North Carolinian gained strokes off-the-tee and around-the-green but lost on approach. He recorded 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.401 SG: Putting.
Nov 18 - 4:31 PM

Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, local resident and World No. 63 Zach Johnson bobbed and weaved to a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of the The RSM Classic to wrap on 15-under 267, currently T7, which is where he began the day.

This was the St. Simons Island, Georgia, resident's ninth straight RSM -- he's played in all of them -- and second top 10, second consecutive after T8 last year. He improves to 1-for-2 on the season, checking in off a missed cut at last week's Mayakoba, and records his first top 10 since solo 5th at the Valero Texas Open back in April. The 42-year-old carded rounds of 70-66-65-66 and totaled two eagles and 19 birdies against eight bogeys. On 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, he squared three front-nine bogeys at holes 3 (3-putt from 35'10"), 5 and 9, offset by seven birdies, two from between 11 and 20 feet, and two kick-ins from 7 inches at 10 and 13, each time after nearly holing out from 136 and 114 yards, respectively. The Drake alum recorded 1.643 putts per GIR and -1.304 SG: Putting.
Nov 18 - 4:18 PM

Past champ and World No. 34 Kevin Kisner crafted a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of The RSM Classic to conclude on 15-under 267, up four spots to T7 with play still in progress.

The 2016 winner was making his eighth straight appearance, records his fifth top 25 and fourth top 10, second consecutive after T4 last year. He improves to 1-for-2 on the season, arriving off a missed cut at last week's Mayakoba, and notches his first top 10 since T2 at The Open Championship back in July, where he led or co-led after R1, R2 and R3. The Georgia alum signed for rounds of 70-69-63-65 and totaled one eagle and 16 birdies versus three bogeys. On 12 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, he lost 0.417 strokes around-the-green but gained 0.811 off-the-tee and 1.343 on approach. The 34-year-old, whose most recent of two TOUR titles is the 2017 DEAN & DELUCA, squared a lone bogey-4 at 12, outpaced by four birdies and an eagle-3 at 15 from 14'10". He posted 1.733 putts per GIR and 0.153 SG: Putting.
Nov 18 - 4:04 PM

PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 228 Chase Wright smoothed a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-33=64 in the final round of The RSM Classic to finish up on 15-under 267, up nine places to T6 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Wright finished a career-best T7.

This was the Indiana alum's second appearance, first since T64 back in 2012 in his TOUR debut, which was his only TOUR start before this year. He improves to 3-for-5 on the season with two top 25s and two top 10s, and should better a T10 at the Safeway, where he also shot 64/R1. The 29-year-old handed in rounds of 67-69-67-64 and totaled 20 birdies against five bogeys. On 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, he lost 0.432 strokes around-the-green but gained 0.520 off-the-tee and 0.544 on approach. The Indiana native carded six birdies, three from between 10 and 24 feet, registering 1.667 putts per GIR and 2.346 SG: Putting.
Nov 18 - 3:46 PM

Defending champ and World No. 114 Austin Cook enjoyed a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-33=64 in the final round of The RSM Classic to conclude on 14-under 268, up 12 spots to T10 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Cook finished T11.

The Arkansas alum, who won in his tourney debut last year as a PGA TOUR rookie, posted three rounds bogey-free this week in a spirited defense. Other than a 3-over 73 in R2 (1 birdie, 4 bogeys), he signed for rounds of 66-65-64 and totaled 18 birdies versus four bogeys. On 13 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, the 27-year-old gained 3.314 strokes approaching and 4.033 tee-to-green. He penciled six birdies, highlighted by four straight at holes 4-7, recording 1.625 putts per GIR and -1.107 SG: Putting. He improves to 3-for-4 on the season with two top 25s (T13, CIMB) and if the top 10 holds, would be his first since T5 at The Greenbrier back in June.
Nov 18 - 3:17 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 75 Peter Uihlein tossed up a bogey-free, 7-under-par 30-33=63 in the final round of The RSM Classic to wrap on 15-under 267, up 17 places to T5 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Uihlein finished T7.

The Oklahoma State product, who led or co-led the Shriners two weeks ago after each of the first three rounds before cratering to T23, rebounds in his next start. He improves to 4-for-5 on the season with two top 25s and should hold on for his first top 10, which would be his first since solo 5th at the Memorial back in June. The 29-year-old, playing his sophomore season, posted rounds of 66-71-67-63, rounds 2 and 4 blemish-free, and totaled 18 birdies against three bogeys. On 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, he lost 0.542 strokes approaching but gained 1.368 off-the-tee and 2.238 around-the-green. The 2010 US Amateur champ carded seven birdies, including six straight at holes 5-10, posting 1.538 putts per GIR and 1.336 SG: Putting. This is his second 63 of the season (Shriners/R1) and one shy of his career low.
Nov 18 - 3:04 PM

Adrian Otaegui crafted a 3-under-par 32-37=69 to finish T4 on 14-under 274 in the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai.

The Spaniard ended his week alongside Jon Rahm and Dean Burmester, four swings back of the winner Danny Willett. Moreover, for a brief period Otaegui could sniff the chance of actually winning. He had ticked four holes on the outward nine, at the second, third, fifth and ninth. At that point Willett began to drop shots and Otaegui was one of many who could have pounced. Alas the eventual winner bounced back and the Spaniard started to stall. He made bogeys at the 13th and 17th, the latter when finding sand from the tee on the par-3. A birdie followed at the final hole, despite a poor lay up with his second into rough. He drained a 35’0" putt which was some way to round off a season that including one win and two Rolex Series top fives in his last three starts. Good for 23rd on the Race to Dubai.
Nov 18 - 8:24 AM

Matt Wallace fought hard but ultimately his 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round was only good enough for T2 in the DP World Tour Championship on 16-under 272, alongside Patrick Reed and two back of winner Danny Willett.

The Englishman was gunning for a fourth win of the 2018 season and he bounced around the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates for most of Sunday, like a golfing labrador seeking his favorite toy to chew. As all week he seemed excited that his caddie Dave McNeilly’s words last week in Sun City had come true: This course really was a great fit for him. To the turn he exchanged birdies at 2, 5 and 9 with a bogey at the third. But then he found himself stuck making superb pars. The spell lasted only four holes and whilst it allowed him to finish as high as it did, it also cost him a tilt at the win, despite birdie-4s at the 14th and 18th. In time he will surely use this as yet another step towards better things. He has only been on the ET for 18 months and next year promises much as his opportunities increase.
Nov 18 - 8:08 AM

Patrick Reed missed a late chance to put pressure on the eventual winner Danny Willett as he carded 2-under-par 38-32=70 to total 16-under 272 and collect T2 in the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course.

For the front nine Reed had to sit back and watch Willett, his playing partner in the final round, take charge of the tournament. The American raider could manage only seven pars and two bogeys (at 1 and 8) to the turn, but it all changed very quickly. Reed ticked 10 and 11, whilst Willett dropped shots at 10 and 12, with Reed draining a 12’0" par putt at the latter to maintain the momentum change. He ticked 14 and 15, but Willett remained one clear with red numbers of his own. Cue a vital five minute period: Reed missed a 6’0" birdie chance on the 16th green, moments later he missed the par-3 17th green and then Willett thrashed his own shot to nearly kick-in range. Reed made bogey, Willett birdie. It was crucial despite a final par breaker at the 72nd hole.
Nov 18 - 7:58 AM

Jon Rahm’s defense of his DP World Tour Championship came up short after a final round 4-under-par 35-33=68 left him T4 on 14-under 274, four shots behind the winner Danny Willett.

The Spaniard opened his quest to make it back-to-back wins with a fine 67, but laps of 70-69 left him with too much to do. He gave it a go on the back nine, thrashing three red numbers in four holes at the 13th, 14th and 16th, but when he chased another two on the final holes he found trouble. From the tee of the par-3 17th he landed in sand, saved par, but he knew it was too little. He had another go at the par-5 18th, pulled his drive into the gallery, had a thrash with his second, but neither the eagle or birdie would come. Earlier he had made one par breaker on the front nine, a fourth of the week, at the seventh. The win might not have come but another fine week on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
Nov 18 - 7:38 AM


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