Henrik Stenson looked like he couldn’t miss Thursday in the Tour Championship. Tiger Woods didn’t make a thing.
The PGA announced Tuesday that Bethpage Black will host the rowdy Ryder Cup 2024. The public course on Long Island with a reputation of loud and boisterous fans also will get the 2019 PGA Championship.
Furyk had a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker. He was about three hours from even teeing off when play was stopped.
No one expected another round like that from him — though Matt Kuchar had a 61 in the morning when conditions were calm.
Scott played bogey-free and closed with a 5-under 66. He finished an hour before the final group.
Kuchar caught up by playing bogey-free on the back nine with three birdies, starting with a superb shot on the 10th to 3 feet.
From an operations standpoint, there is ample space in the state park for hospitality and other structures that have turned the Ryder Cup into the biggest show in golf.
The red shirt on Sunday and the size of the galleries were the same. So, too, in an odd sort of way, was the early departure.
Dufner bogeyed the final two holes Sunday for a 2-under 68 that was good enough to hold off 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk.
Let the Final Round begin! And what a packed leaderboard it is! Picking a winner won’t be easy.
Jason Dufner, the 36-hole leader, followed a record-tying 63 with a 71 to drop a stroke off the pace.
Adam Scott, Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar were the closest pursuers, while eight other players were lurking within five shots of the lead.
If you’re a golfer chasing that first major title, you’ve come to the right place. The list of winners at the PGA Championship is filled with guys who were once in your spiked shoes.
It’s great to see the 2003 U.S. Open champ’s name at the top of the leaderboard. Furyk is too good and has been in contention too often not to have won more majors (despite his painful looking swing!)
When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.