Wells Fargo Championship: Max Homa gets first Tour win

After simply 25 made cuts, Max Homa lastly acquired his first PGA Tour win.

The 28-year-old skilled used a spherical of 4-under 67 on the ultimate day of the Wells Fargo Championship to get the victory. He completed the match 15 underneath.

Homa’s win was delayed by inclement climate. Play was stopped for simply over an hour as Homa was nearing the top of his spherical. He ended up carding a bogey on the par-4 16 however had a large enough benefit over the sector regardless of his solely blemish of the spherical.

Joel Dahmen, who had the solo lead for the majority of the day Sunday, fell into second place (12 underneath). He had simply three birdies, which wasn’t sufficient to offset his two bogeys – one on the back and front 9.

Dahmen was simply three again with 4 holes left to play however three consecutive pars weren’t sufficient to catch as much as Homa.

Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey all moved into the highest 5.

Rose completed alone in third place (11 underneath) whereas Garcia, Fowler and Casey all shared fourth place (9 underneath) with Jason Dufner. Garcia had one of many extra colourful scorecard out of the highest finishers.

Earlier than the flip, Garcia had an eagle on the par-5 seventh gap adopted by a birdie on the par-Four eighth. After the flip, he had two consecutive birdies to assist enhance him up the leaderboard.

A five-way tie for eighth place (7 underneath) rounded out the highest finishers. Rory McIlroy, Jhonattan Vegas and Kyle Stanley had been all a part of the group.

McIlroy in the hunt, trio lead Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy stays in competition on the Wells Fargo Championship as Jason Dufner was left in a three-way tie for the lead after the third spherical.

McIlroy, the one two-time winner of the PGA Tour occasion, carded a 3-under 68 at Quail Hole Membership on Saturday to sit down two pictures off the tempo.

The Northern Irishman is at 9 below, trailing American leaders Dufner, Max Homa and Joel Dahmen and Pat Perez, who’s at 10 below, after a spherical delayed quite a few occasions by climate.

McIlroy combined 4 birdies with a bogey in his third spherical, the world No. four staying within the hunt for a second win this yr.

Dufner, who fired a second-round 63, may solely handle an even-par 71, whereas Homa and Dahmen carded 70s.

Perez, the 2017 runner-up, continued his good displaying by capturing a 5-under 66.

Englishman Justin Rose can be in competition, sitting solo sixth at eight below after a 3-under 68, a shot forward of Paul Casey (66) and Seamus Energy (69).

The very best spherical of the day belonged to Sergio Garcia, who fired a 65 to get to six below and a tie for ninth.

Zurich Classic: Rahm, Palmer comfortably win team event

Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer entered the ultimate spherical of the Zurich Traditional of New Orleans as co-leaders. However, by the tip of the day, the 2 would sit alone atop the leaderboard.

The PGA Tour group occasion, held at TPC Louisiana, had an fascinating begin. A seven-plus hour delay brought on the primary three rounds to piggy again off one another. However by the point play was again on schedule Saturday, the group of Rahm and Palmer made their method into first place.

Whereas Sunday’s remaining spherical wasn’t as masterful because the third that put them into competition, Rahm and Palmer distanced themselves from the sphere behind 4 birdies. Their lone bogey on the par-Four sixth gap was the pairs’ solely hiccup.

They completed 26 beneath for the match. The victory means Rahm has now received in every of the final three seasons on tour whereas Palmer claimed his first since 2010.

Regardless of Rahm and Palmer by no means falling out of first place, there was nonetheless loads of motion behind them on the leaderboard.

Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood climbed their method into second place behind a Garcia birdie putt on the par-3 17. That they had three extra birdies and one eagle to get to 23 beneath.

Kyoung-Hoon Lee and Matt Each moved right into a tie for third place (21 beneath) with Brian Homosexual and Rory Sabbatini. Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale highlighted the four-way tie for fifth place (20 beneath).

The leaderboard additionally included a four-way tie for ninth place (19 beneath) that featured Ian Poulter and Sam Horsfield.

The 54-hole co-leaders Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax fell right into a tie for 13th place (18 beneath) after their spherical was plagued with 4 bogeys and one double bogey.

Zurich Classic: Mullinax, Stallings back in control

The sector was finally whittled right down to 39 groups Saturday after a seven-plus hour delay pushed the second spherical of the Zurich Traditional of New Orleans into the weekend.

As soon as the lower was set at eight below, the third spherical started and ended on the identical day.

With the match lastly again on observe, the workforce of Trey Mullinax and Scott Stallings is again atop the leaderboard.

However, they don’t seem to be alone.

The pair had the benefit after a shortened first spherical Thursday however had been edged out by the sector after Spherical 2. They fired off eight birdies Saturday, together with three of their first 5 holes, and Mullinax carded the workforce’s solely eagle to maneuver again into first place (23 below).

They’re joined by Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer who used 9 birdies to edge out the sector and share the lead heading into the ultimate spherical. The workforce was near taking sole possession of first place, however Palmer ended the spherical with a bogey on the par-3 17th gap.

Rahm and Palmer knocked a streaking workforce of Branden Grace and Justin Harding into third place (22 below).

The 2 South African professionals completed with the very best spherical of the day (11-under 61) with birdies on practically each single gap on the again 9. The group made the flip after carding 5 birdies of their final six to open the spherical and continued the development properly into the day.

Their solely hiccup got here on the 17th gap the place Grace bogeyed the par 3.

Additionally in rivalry is the workforce of Brian Homosexual and Rory Sabbatini, who sit in a tie for fourth place (20 below) with Peter Malnati and Billy Hurley III.

Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood spotlight the groups in a six-way tie for sixth place (19 below) and the Koepka brothers, Brooks and Chase, observe intently behind in tie for 12th (18 below).

The workforce of Henrik Stenson and Graeme McDowell be part of the Koepkas simply outdoors the highest 10 and regardless of falling 5 locations down the leaderboard, they supplied a hilarious spotlight.

After McDowell eagled the par-4 16th gap from 89 yards out, he sat in a spectator’s chair and pretended to drink out of his cup.

The ultimate spherical will start 10:15 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar address WGC-Dell Match Play misunderstanding | Golf

Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar have cleared the air after their misunderstanding over the weekend.​

Garcia narrowly missed a putt on the seventh inexperienced in Saturday’s quarterfinal on the WGC-Dell Match Play occasion. Kuchar was able to concede with the ball just some inches from the cup, as a substitute Garcia shortly adopted up and swiped a rushed try across the lip.

All of it occurred too quickly for Kuchar to have formally conceded, which led Garcia to lose the opening and fall 2 down.

The interplay left many scratching their heads, however Kuchar mentioned it is all an overreaction.

“What’s gone on with the aftermath is simply incorrect, incorrect and should not occur,” Kuchar mentioned in an Instagram video posted on Garcia’s account. “I wish to inform you, Sergio dealt with the factor extraordinarily effectively. When he missed the putt, we got here off seven and he mentioned, ‘You understand what, I missed it. It is your gap.’ I advised him how unhealthy I felt, did not really feel proper in any respect (and I) by no means wish to win on a technicality.”​

Kuchar famous Garcia by no means requested for him to concede the opening, regardless of contradicting feedback made on the event.

Garcia, once more, mentioned the mishap was his fault and offered additional clarification of what occurred on the inexperienced.

“I do know I made a mistake on seven and, you understand, did not give (Kuchar) time to say ‘that is good,’ although, clearly, everyone knows in our minds that it was good as a result of it was a brief putt,” Garcia mentioned. “However on the finish of the day, I made a mistake and he sadly did not know how one can make up for what occurred. But it surely’s all good. We’re all good.”

The video was recorded Monday on the Austin Golf Membership, the place the occasion happened, and captioned:

“It was good to run into Matt Kuchar at Austin Golf Membership at the moment. Loads has been mentioned about Saturday and most has been misconstrued. We’re all good right here. Nothing however respect for one another and it’s time to maneuver on.​”

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Sergio Garcia explains reaction on 7th hole | Golf

Sergio Garcia has been recognized to let his feelings get the most effective of him a time or two — or three or 4. 

In Saturday’s quarterfinal match with Matt Kuchar on the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play occasion, it occurred once more. 

Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, narrowly missed a putt on the seventh inexperienced and Kuchar was able to concede with the ball only a few inches from the cup, however Garcia had rapidly adopted up and swiped a rushed try across the lip.

All of it occurred too quickly for Kuchar to have formally conceded which led Garcia to lose the opening and fall 2 down.

“It is fairly easy. I screwed it up, it is so simple as that,” Garcia stated after his spherical. “Clearly I missed my putt and I sort of tapped it with the again of my putter earlier than he stated something. Yeah, it is a lack of gap. I perceive that. The one challenge that it was, was that (Kuchar) was like, I did not see it good, however I do not need to take the opening. I do not need to do that like this.”

Garcia added: “So I used to be like okay, it is positive, what do you need to do? As a result of there are a lot of choices that you are able to do in the event you do not need to take the opening, though I’ve already misplaced that gap. However clearly he did not like every of the choices that had been there.

“It is positive. On the finish of the day, I am the one which made the error.​”

Regardless of Garcia initially narrowing the hole with a robust end, which included three birdies from the 13th to the 16th holes, Kuchar ultimately gained 2 up.

Kuchar had his personal response of the opening, the place he carded a bogey.

“I sort of made a large number of issues with the opening,” he stated, “(I) ended up making a couple of 15-footer for a bogey. Sergio had a couple of 10-footer, I believe, for par. I made my putt, walked to the again of the inexperienced. Sergio I noticed missed it and as I seemed up once more, I noticed he had missed the following one.

“I noticed him off the inexperienced, I stated, ‘Sergio, I did not say something, I am unsure how this works out.’ I did not need that to be a problem. So I requested (PGA Tour guidelines official) Robby Ware, I stated, ‘Hear, I do not know how one can deal with this, however I did not concede the putt, Sergio missed the putt.’ Sergio stated (it was) completely his mistake. He knew he made a mistake. I stated, I did not need that to be how a gap was gained or misplaced. …

“It isn’t a — definitely I do not use any gamesmanship, it isn’t a match-play tactic, it isn’t something. It was simply a kind of errors that Sergio made. And I stated it is sort of a kind of powerful offers within the recreation of golf.”