Johnson fought back and nearly had a hole in one at the par-three sixth where his ball lipped out of the hole.
The top 125 players in the FedExCup standings were eligible for the first of four playoff events that culminate with a 30-player field for the September 20-23 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He's committed to play in Boston as well as the BMW Championship the following week.
"I'm hitting in these spots where I've had double-breakers, or if not triple-breaking putts, and I'm just not seeing or feeling correctly through those areas". Starting the day just two shots off the lead, he'll start the final round nine back. "No matter what I'm ranked in the world, or how many wins I've had, if you're one of the top 30 players over the course of a year, you still have to be doing something right". "I've been in pretty good shape since January and it's nice that you can play and not worry about the card". He was five shots behind and in a tie for 60th. The last time no one had a lower score than Woods in one round at a major was in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where he and Dustin Johnson each shot 66 on Saturday. He just never got it close enough for good looks at birdie.
That year, Woods had attempted a comeback after sitting out all of 2016 following three back surgeries, but he stopped playing after three tournaments and had no shot to compete at Augusta National.
"It's a cyclical thing and this year you have four great players so it's quality over quantity I guess". "One of those days".
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Or were they cheering because Woods teed off on the hole ahead of them? "The year has gone by fast as it always does, I feel like, when we get to this point in the year".
O'Hair isn't alone in the urgency to play well. The 2009 season saw Teater secure his lone Web.com Tour victory at the Utah Championship presented by the Utah Sports Commission, as well as, a total of five top-10 finishes. He was 129th in the FedEx Cup.
Tway began his week playing in a charity event with good friend Morgan Hoffmann, who is coping with muscular dystrophy.
Twenty-five players on the Web.com Tour secured PGA Tour membership, the PGA announced on Sunday.
"Bernhard Langer epitomizes the ideals around which the Payne Stewart Award is built", PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said. "It's about pacing myself and making sure I don't practice too much and don't overdo it and making sure my training schedule goes well".