Rickie Fowler Fails To Convert As Woodland Wins In Phoenix


Gary Woodland won his third PGA Tour title today after a playoff victory over Chez Reavie at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Arizona. Then he survived the one hole playoff with Chez Reavie.

Reavie made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-four 18th to force the PGA Tour's fourth-straight playoff and the event's third overtime finish in a row.

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 up to within two feet. "I really had it going". "I feel like I have a good chance to win here at some point in my career". I think it's been a big instrument in allowing me to get into the round and play and have fun and get out of the technical side, which is what I've been doing the first two weeks. I didn't even know that I did that. The victor chipped in from 30 feet to save par at the sixth hole and took just 26 putts Sunday, one day after he needed just 27 in the third round. After making pars at 15 and 16, he eagled the par-4 17th hole (3-wood tee shot to four feet) and birdied 18, too, for a 66 to finish 11-under.

Elsewhere, it was a great week for Phil Mickelson who finished in a tie for 5th despite a double-bogey on 18.

It was a much rougher day for Fowler and Rahm, who remained in contention before falling apart down the stretch. I didn't like, obviously, the last hole, but other than that it was a pretty solid week and that was the only over par score.

The 33-year-old, whose last victory came at the Reno Tahoe Open in 2013, produced the best round of the day at TPC Scottsdale (64) to move from three shots off the overnight lead held by Rickie Fowler and into the lead, three late birdies edging him clear of the field when he finished his round.

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Popular names occupied the leader board at the outset of play on Sunday, Gary Woodland's not among them.

"Yeah, that was just kind of a tribute to past year", he said of 2017, when Jaxson was born a month premature in June after his twin sister was lost in a miscarriage.

Sharma, 21, who also won the Joburg Open in December, described 62 as his "lucky" number after finishing with a 21-under total of 267 to pocket the first prize of $500,000.

"I've always dreamt of winning, and now I'm a two-time victor on the Asian Tour and European Tour".

DeChambeau birdied the final two holes, while Fowler bogeyed the 17th but was helped by a run of four birdies in six holes on the front nine, including a stunning approach to the sixth.

Former world No. 1 Lee Westwood, who shot a 62 Friday, ended in a tie for 11th place following a final-round 70.