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Round 4 - Gary Woodland beats Chez Reavie in playoff

February 04, 2018

Gary Woodland birdied three of the last four holes of regulation then beat Chez Reavie with a par at the first playoff hole on Sunday to win the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open.

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Woodland had nine birdies in his seven-under par 64 at TPC Scottsdale and was in the clubhouse with the lead on 18-under par 266.

But Reavie closed with back-to-back birdies to force sudden death.

They returned to the par-four 18th where Woodland was in a fairway bunker and Reavie in the fairway off the tee.

Reavie's second shot missed the green, and his chip left him a tough putt for par while Woodland blasted out of the bunker to the edge of the green and putted to within two feet.

Reavie, who drained a 21-footer at 18 in regulation to force the playoff, missed his par-saving attempt.

That left Woodland to tap in for his third US PGA Tour title, and his first since 2013.

"It's been a long five years, but it's been coming," Woodland said. "I made some putts early, gave me some confidence and really hit the ball well coming down the stretch."

Woodland, 33, started the day three shots behind 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies on the front nine.

He sandwiched a birdie at 13 between two bogeys, but birdied 15, 16 and 17 to seize the lead.

After holing his last putt, Woodland collected his baby son, Jaxson, from his wife, Gabby.

The couple had been expecting twins but lost one of the children in a tough 2017 for the family.

"I'm really happy -- one to be holding him and also to be where I'm at," Woodland said. "He's a miracle, and I'm just happy to be here right now."

Brendan Steele and Ollie Schniederjans shared third place on 269. Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, an Arizona fan favorite, carded a 69 to head a group of four on 270.

World number seven Fowler faded with a 73 to finish with a share of 11th in a group that also included world number two Jon Rahm of Spain.

Playoff Hole 1            
Course Hole 18            
Par 4            
Gary Woodland 4            
Chez Reavie 5          
 
Pos. Player Nat To Par R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Gary Woodland USA -18 67 68 67 64 266
2 Chez Reavie USA -18 68 65 67 66 266
T3 Brendan Steele USA -15 68 67 67 67 269
T3 Ollie Schniederjans USA -15 68 68 68 65 269

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Round 3 - Fowler edges ahead in Arizona

February 03, 2018

Rickie Fowler birdied his last three holes to seize a one-stroke lead over world number two Jon Rahm and two others Saturday at the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open.

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Fowler, who shared the overnight lead with Bryson DeChambeau rolled a nine-foot birdie putt into the heart of the cup at the 18th hole of TPC Scottsdale to move atop the jammed leaderboard, firing a four-under 67 for 14-under 199.

Rahm, chasing Dustin Johnson's world number one ranking, carded a six-under par 65 and was joined on 200 by DeChambeau, who signed for a 68 and Chez Reavie, who carded a 67.

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson carded a 66 to head a group on 201. He was tied with reigning Rookie of the Year Xander Schauffele (66) and Daniel Berger (68).

Six more players were just three off the pace on 202.

World number seven Fowler, whose history of strong showings in Phoenix include a runner-up finish in 2010 and a playoff loss to Hideki Matsuyama in 2016, was rewarded for his patience with a sizzling finish to the day.

"It was a grind," said Fowler, who was one-over for the day after a bogey at the fourth before his first birdie of the day at the eighth -- where he was in a fairway bunker.

"Just a little off in certain areas, (I) just tried to kind of piece things together," Fowler said. "We took advantage of the last few holes, but that is the biggest scoring opportunity on the golf course."

Not everyone could capitalize.

DeChambeau, seeking his second tour victory, was 14-under after three straight birdies at 13, 14, and 15, but he gave a stroke back at 17 where he was in the water off the tee.

Rahm, seeking a fifth worldwide title in the last year and his second US tour victory in three weeks, was two-under through nine and responded to a bogey at the 10th with birdies at 11, 13, 15 and 16.

"It's going to take a lot of birdies," Rahm said of what will be required to win on Sunday.

He said he'd try to shut out thoughts of the number one ranking, which he admitted got to him in a disappointing finish at Torrey Pines last week.

"I'm trying to focus on right here, right now, more than focusing on the win," he said.

Mickelson, who also played college golf in Arizona and is a three-time Phoenix Open winner, is another fan favorite at the always raucous tournament.

The 47-year-old is seeking his 43rd PGA Tour title, and his first title since the 2013 British Open.

"To have a crowd like this behind you, you really feel that energy," said Mickelson, who said he's also benefitting from off-season work with the driver.

"For me to not give away shots off the tee the way I have in the past has been very beneficial," said Mickelson, who had five birdies without a bogey, finishing birdie-birdie.

Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Tour Player of the Year, got off to a dream start with six birdies to open his round.

But it devolved into a nightmare that included three bogeys, a triple-bogey and a double-bogey and his even par 71 left him eight strokes adrift.

“Shocked. Speechless," Thomas said. "That pretty much sums it up.”

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Rickie Fowler
USA
-14
66
66
67
199
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-13
66
66
68
200
T2
Chez Reavie
USA
-13
68
65
67
200
T2
Jon Rahm
ESP
-13
67
68
65
200
T5
Daniel Berger
USA
-12
68
65
68
201
T5
Phil Mickelson
USA
-12
70
65
66
201
T5
Xander Schauffele
USA
-12
68
67
66
201
T8
Beau Hossler
USA
-11
70
68
64
202
T8
Bill Haas
USA
-11
64
72
66
202
T8
Brendan Steele
USA
-11
68
67
67
202
T8
Chesson Hadley
USA
-11
66
68
68
202
T8
Chris Kirk
USA
-11
66
68
68
202
T8
Gary Woodland
USA
-11
67
68
67
202

Round 2 - Fowler & DeChambeau take Phoenix lead

February 02, 2018

Rickie Fowler survived late miscues to share the lead at the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open alongside Bryson DeChambeau on Friday, as two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew injured.

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Fowler, ranked seventh in the world, got off to a blazing start at TPC Scottsdale with four birdies in his first six holes. He finished with seven birdies in his five-under 66 for 10-under 132.

He pushed his lead to as many as two strokes before a bogey at 17, and DeChambeau capped his 66 with back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18 to join Fowler in the clubhouse on 10-under.

"I just feel like I'm comfortable on this golf course, I've had quite a few rounds here and there's been a lot of good ones," said Fowler, adding that his plan for Saturday was to "just keep the gas pedal down."

Daniel Berger and Chez Reavie both signed for 65s to lie one stroke back on 133.

Scott Stallings carded a 65 to join a trio on 134 that also included Chesson Hadley and Chris Kirk, who both carded 68.

Matsuyama's bid for a rare three-peat was over before the round began as Japan's world number five withdrew prior to hitting a shot Friday with a left writ injury.

"The pain in my left thumb area started on 13th hole yesterday," Matsuyama said. "I did some treatment last night, but the pain was still there this morning when I practised. I decided that it was not worth forcing myself to continue to play and worsen the injury, so I was disappointed that I had to withdraw."

Former world number one Jordan Spieth also exited before the weekend, missing the cut by a stroke after a frustrating two days amid the raucous crowds of the Phoenix Open, where the atmosphere resembles that of a football match more than a staid golf event.

Spieth struggled to get any putts to drop as he posted rounds of one-over 72 and one-under 70 to lie one shot outside the projected cut line.

Spieth hadn't missed a cut since the Byron Nelson in May, a run of 15 straight cuts made worldwide.

Fowler, whose history of strong showings in Phoenix include a runner-up finish to Hunter Mahan in 2010 and a playoff loss to Matsuyama in 2016, couldn't maintain early his torrid pace on the back nine, following a birdie at the 10th with a bogey at 11.

He got back on track with bridies at 13 and 15, before a bogey at 17, where a "funky little chip" led to a disappointing dropped shot.

"I still made some good swings," Fowler said of his inward run. "Funky little chip on 17 where we were in good position to make birdie -- so a little unfortunate to make bogey. Other than that, I feel like (it was) a solid day.

"We're in a good spot going into the weekend," he added.

A big group on 135 included world number two Jon Rahm of Spain and five-time major-winner Phil Mickelson, an Arizona favorite who birdied his last four holes en route to a 65 that left him just three back.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-10
66
66
132
T1
Rickie Fowler
USA
-10
66
66
132
T3
Chez Reavie
USA
-9
68
65
133
T3
Daniel Berger
USA
-9
68
65
133
T5
Chesson Hadley
USA
-8
66
68
134
T5
Chris Kirk
USA
-8
66
68
134
T5
Scott Stallings
USA
-8
69
65
134
T8
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-7
70
65
135
T8
Brendan Steele
USA
-7
68
67
135
T8
Brian Gay
USA
-7
67
68
135
T8
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-7
68
67
135
T8
Gary Woodland
USA
-7
67
68
135
T8
Jon Rahm
ESP
-7
67
68
135
T8
Martin Laird
SCO
-7
68
67
135
T8
Phil Mickelson
USA
-7
70
65
135
T8
Steve Stricker
USA
-7
68
67
135
T8
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-7
67
68
135
T8
Xander Schauffele
USA
-7
68
67
135

Round 1 - Bill Haas takes 2-shot lead in Arizona

February 01, 2018

Bill Haas fired an eagle and five birdies to seize a two-stroke lead at the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open on Thursday, with plenty of big names within striking distance.

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Haas sparkled before the raucous crowds at TPC Scottsdale, teeing off on the 10th hole and making the turn five-under.

He rolled in a 20-foot eagle putt at the par-five 15th, and gave himself a three-footer for birdie at the par-three 16th -- delighting the massive gallery at the "stadium" hole.

Haas said salvaging a par after two bad shots at 11 steadied him. He rolled in a 13-footer for birdie at 12 and birdied the par-five 13th despite hitting into a native area off the tee.

"The holes where the last few weeks I've been missing all those putts, I made them today," said Haas, who won the most recent of his six PGA Tour titles at the 2015 CareerBuilder Challenge.

Two birdies coming in gave him a seven-under par who teed off at the 10th hole, surged to a seven-under par 64.

He was two strokes in front of Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Bryson DeChambeau, Chesson Hadley and Chris Kirk.

World number two Jon Rahm of Spain headed a group on 67, alongside two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, Brian Gay, Vaughn Taylor and Gary Woodland.

Two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan got his three-peat bid off to a quiet start with a 69, while Jordan Spieth settled for a one-over par 72.

Fowler, who lost to Matsuyama in a playoff two years ago, teed off in chilly early morning weather but warmed up with an eagle at the par-five 15th, where he fired a five-wood to within two feet.

"I knew going out early this morning when it was cold the first few holes on the back nine can jump up and get you if you're not careful," Fowler said. "I feel like I eased into the round nicely -- hit a great little five-wood into the par-five 15th and made eagle there, kind of got things going."

Fowler is coming off a missed cut at Torrey Pines last weekend, but said he thought his game was not far off.

"Last week was a little hiccup, just made a few too many mistakes," he said.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Bill Haas
-7
64
T2
Rickie Fowler
-5
66
T2
Billy Horschel
-5
66
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
-5
66
T2
Chesson Hadley
-5
66
T2
Chris Kirk
-5
66
T7
Jon Rahm
-4
67
T7
Brian Gay
-4
67
T7
Bubba Watson
-4
67
T7
Vaughn Taylor
-4
67
T7
Gary Woodland
-4
67

Scores

Playoff Hole 1            
Course Hole 18            
Par 4            
Gary Woodland 4            
Chez Reavie 5          
 
Pos. Player Nat To Par R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Gary Woodland USA -18 67 68 67 64 266
2 Chez Reavie USA -18 68 65 67 66 266
T3 Brendan Steele USA -15 68 67 67 67 269
T3 Ollie Schniederjans USA -15 68 68 68 65 269
T5 Bryson DeChambeau USA -14 66 66 68 70 270
T5 Chesson Hadley USA -14 66 68 68 68 270
T5 Matt Kuchar USA -14 71 68 64 67 270
T5 Phil Mickelson USA -14 70 65 66 69 270
T9 Brian Gay USA -13 67 68 68 68 271
T9 Martin Laird SCO -13 68 67 68 68 271
T11 Chris Kirk USA -12 66 68 68 70 272
T11 Daniel Berger USA -12 68 65 68 71 272
T11 James Hahn USA -12 70 67 66 69 272
T11 Jon Rahm ESP -12 67 68 65 72 272
T11 Rickie Fowler USA -12 66 66 67 73 272
T11 Vaughn Taylor USA -12 67 68 70 67 272
T17 Beau Hossler USA -11 70 68 64 71 273
T17 Justin Thomas USA -11 68 68 71 66 273
T17 Patrick Reed USA -11 71 66 69 67 273
T17 Xander Schauffele USA -11 68 67 66 72 273
T21 Alexander Noren SWE -10 71 68 65 70 274
T21 Martin Flores USA -10 70 68 68 68 274
T23 Brandt Snedeker USA -9 69 67 71 68 275
T23 Byeong-Hun An KOR -9 68 67 72 68 275
T23 Scott Stallings USA -9 69 65 74 67 275
T26 Aaron Baddeley AUS -8 72 68 66 70 276
T26 Bill Haas USA -8 64 72 66 74 276
T26 Charley Hoffman USA -8 72 68 68 68 276
T26 Luke List USA -8 69 68 69 70 276
T26 Nick Watney USA -8 68 68 70 70 276
T31 Austin Cook USA -7 70 69 68 70 277
T31 Jason Kokrak USA -7 70 69 68 70 277
T31 Kevin Chappell USA -7 69 72 68 68 277
T31 Marc Leishman AUS -7 69 71 68 69 277
T31 Patton Kizzire USA -7 70 68 69 70 277
T31 Rory Sabbatini RSA -7 74 66 69 68 277
T31 Steve Stricker USA -7 68 67 73 69 277
T38 Harold Varner III USA -6 73 67 70 68 278
T38 John Huh USA -6 68 69 71 70 278
T40 Bubba Watson USA -5 67 69 71 72 279
T40 Francesco Molinari ITA -5 70 69 71 69 279
T40 Kevin Streelman USA -5 71 69 70 69 279
T43 Adam Hadwin CAN -4 70 65 74 71 280
T43 Billy Horschel USA -4 66 73 71 70 280
T43 Chad Campbell USA -4 68 71 68 73 280
T43 Keegan Bradley USA -4 68 70 70 72 280
T43 Lucas Glover USA -4 71 68 74 67 280
T48 Benjamin Silverman CAN -3 71 68 70 72 281
T48 Cameron Smith AUS -3 69 67 74 71 281
T48 Derek Fathauer USA -3 70 71 70 70 281
T48 Kevin Na USA -3 69 70 71 71 281
T52 Ian Poulter ENG -2 70 69 68 75 282
T52 Jamie Lovemark USA -2 70 67 71 74 282
T52 Nick Taylor CAN -2 69 71 73 69 282
T52 Peter Uihlein USA -2 68 72 73 69 282
T52 Robert Garrigus USA -2 71 69 69 73 282
T57 Camilo Villegas COL -1 70 71 71 71 283
T57 Emiliano Grillo ARG -1 68 69 72 74 283
T57 John Peterson USA -1 70 70 71 72 283
T57 Kevin Tway USA -1 73 68 73 69 283
T57 Zach Johnson USA -1 71 70 71 71 283
T62 Cheng Tsung Pan TPE Par 71 68 70 75 284
T62 Colt Knost USA Par 71 66 72 75 284
T62 Si-Woo Kim KOR Par 74 67 70 73 284
T65 Brian Stuard USA 2 69 71 72 74 286
T65 Shane Lowry IRL 2 70 71 74 71 286
T67 Ben Martin USA 3 69 70 77 71 287
T67 Blayne Barber USA 3 73 68 75 71 287
69 Tyrone van Aswegen RSA 4 70 70 74 74 288
T70 Cody Gribble USA 5 69 71 78 71 289
T70 Grayson Murray USA 5 71 70 75 73 289
72 Charlie Beljan USA 7 73 68 72 78 291
CUT Brandon Harkins USA Par 71 71 - - 142
CUT Danny Lee NZL Par 73 69 - - 142
CUT Harris English USA Par 68 74 - - 142
CUT Jordan Spieth USA Par 72 70 - - 142
CUT Mackenzie Hughes CAN Par 69 73 - - 142
CUT Peter Malnati USA Par 74 68 - - 142
CUT Retief Goosen RSA Par 73 69 - - 142
CUT Russell Henley USA Par 70 72 - - 142
CUT Russell Knox SCO Par 74 68 - - 142
CUT Ryan Armour USA Par 70 72 - - 142
CUT Tony Finau USA Par 69 73 - - 142
CUT Andrew Landry USA 1 73 70 - - 143
CUT Anirban Lahiri IND 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT Bud Cauley USA 1 69 74 - - 143
CUT Chris Stroud USA 1 77 66 - - 143
CUT Fabian Gomez ARG 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT Michael Kim KOR 1 71 72 - - 143
CUT Richy Werenski USA 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT Ricky Barnes USA 1 75 68 - - 143
CUT Robert Streb USA 1 74 69 - - 143
CUT Ryan Moore USA 1 71 72 - - 143
CUT Ryan Palmer USA 1 71 72 - - 143
CUT Scott Piercy USA 1 71 72 - - 143
CUT Tom Hoge USA 1 73 70 - - 143
CUT Webb Simpson USA 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT William McGirt USA 1 71 72 - - 143
CUT Cameron Tringale USA 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT Dominic Bozzelli USA 2 69 75 - - 144
CUT Hudson Swafford USA 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT J. B. Holmes USA 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT K. J. Choi KOR 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT Kyle Stanley USA 2 73 71 - - 144
CUT Meen-Whee Kim KOR 2 73 71 - - 144
CUT Patrick Rodgers USA 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT Richard Lee CAN 2 74 70 - - 144
CUT Sung-Hoon Kang KOR 2 69 75 - - 144
CUT Geoff Ogilvy AUS 3 74 71 - - 145
CUT Hunter Mahan USA 3 71 74 - - 145
CUT Matthew Every USA 3 73 72 - - 145
CUT Wesley Bryan USA 3 75 70 - - 145
CUT Jonas Blixt SWE 4 70 76 - - 146
CUT Sang-Moon Bae KOR 4 74 72 - - 146
CUT Scott Brown USA 4 73 73 - - 146
CUT Tom Lovelady USA 4 74 72 - - 146
CUT Billy Hurley III USA 5 74 73 - - 147
CUT Ryan Blaum USA 5 76 71 - - 147
CUT Wyndham Clark USA 5 74 73 - - 147
CUT John Oda USA 6 76 72 - - 148
CUT Tyler Duncan USA 6 73 75 - - 148
CUT Greg Chalmers AUS 7 68 81 - - 149
CUT Kelly Kraft USA 7 79 70 - - 149
CUT Morgan Hoffmann USA 8 76 74 - - 150
CUT Smylie Kaufman USA 8 75 75 - - 150
CUT D. A. Points USA 9 74 77 - - 151
CUT Julian Suri USA 10 78 74 - - 152
CUT Jesse Mueller USA 14 80 76 - - 156
CUT Andrew Loupe USA 16 79 79 - - 158
RET Alex Cejka GER Par 74 - - - 74
RET Hideki Matsuyama JPN Par 69 - - - 69
RET J. J. Spaun USA Par - - - - 0

 

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DATES: February 01-04
SITE: TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
PRIZE MONEY: $6,900,000

 




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