PGA Tour Brunch Monday Wrap-Up
@PGATourBrunch Recaps WGC and Puerto Rico Open
World Golf Championship: Review and Notes
Collin Morikawa won his fourth PGA Tour title, carrying a 54-hole lead/co-lead onto victory for the first time in his career. Morikawa joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win a major and WGC before turning 25.
With his second place finish, Viktor Hovland moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup, 38 points behind season-long points leader Patrick Cantlay.
Defending champion Patrick Reed (T-9) at (-11) came up short in his attempt to win the WGC-Workday Championship at a different course for the third time (2014/Trump National Doral, 2020/Club de Golf Chapultepec). This tournament was originally scheduled to take place in Mexico but was re-located due to COVID-19 travel limitations.
No player has won multiple tournaments through 20 weeks, the longest streak to start a season since 1994 (Nick Price won his second tournament in the 21st week of the season).
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WGC Final Leaderboard
Collin Morikawa 70-64-67-69—270 (-18)
Viktor Hovland 71-69-66-67—273 (-15)
Brooks Koepka 67-66-70-70—273 (-15)
Billy Horschel 67-67-69-70—273 (-15)
Scottie Scheffler 69-70-67-68—274 (-14)
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying About WGC:
Morikawa wins World Golf Championship (PGATourCom)
The PGA Tour’s “Next” Big Star (For the Win)
Photo Gallery: Players Wear Red & Black for Tiger (GolfChannel)
Tour Confidential: Morikawa, Annika and More (GolfCom)
#SportsBiz, LPGA, Sporting Goods and the Golf Industry:
Tiger Touched as Pros, Golf Industry Wore Red/Black (ESPN)
What’s In Morikawa’s Golf Bag? (PGATourCom)
Branden Grace’s Golf Bag at Puerto Rico Open (PGATourCom)
Korda Sisters are 2-for-2 on LPGA Tour (GolfDigest)
PGA Tour Reaches Noteable Financial Milestone (MSN)
Prize Money from WGC (Golf Week)
Prize Money from Puerto Rico Open (GolfWeek)
Puerto Rico Open: Review and Notes
In his Puerto Rico Open debut, Branden Grace finished eagle-birdie to claim second career PGA Tour win. The victory is accomplished only five weeks after Grace lost his father, Peter, due to complications associated with COVID-19.
The title at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico is Grace’s second as a pro. He first won on the PGA Tour at the 2016 RBC Heritage.
Jhonattan Vegas birdied his four of first five holes en route to best finish since 2017.
Puerto Rico native and 54-hole co-leader Rafa Campos (-16) and (T-3) used a final-round 2-under 70 to claim his third top-10 finish at the Puerto Rico Open (T-8/2016, T-10/2017) and his best PGA TOUR finish (previously 7th/2017 Vivint Houston Open).
2021 Puerto Rico Open Final Leaderboard
Branden Grace 67-68-68-66—269 (-19)
Jhonattan Vegas 68-68-69-65—270 (-18)
Grayson Murray 71-66-65-70—272 (-16)
Rafael Campos 66-69-67-70—272 (-16)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying About the 2021 Puerto Rico Open
Emotional Victory for Branden Grace (PGATourCom)
Grace Finished Eagle-Birdie (SkySports)
Up Next? Arnold Palmer Invitational
At Bay Hill, Orlando, Florida (Tournament link)
First Look at The Arnold Palmer Invitational (link)
2021 Field (link)
2020 Tourney Results (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 1, 1992 - Freddie Couples recovered from hitting his opening tee shot out-of-bounds to win the Los Angeles Open at Riviera CC for the second time, defeating Davis Love III. Couples made a double-bogey (7) on that first hole, but rallied to card a (70). Couple won The Masters six weeks later. - (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Highlights from Final Round at WGC: