PGA Tour Brunch - Players Wrap-Up
@PGATourBrunch Reviews an Exciting 2021 Players Championship
By TERRY LYONS
The PLAYERS Championship: Review and Notes
With scores of 64-68 in the final two rounds, Justin Thomas tied the tournament record for closing 36-hole score (132) to win the 2021 PLAYERS Championship by one stroke over Lee Westwood.
Westwood became the first player to finish solo-second in consecutive PGA Tour events since Webb Simpson in 2019. (2019 World Golf Championships/FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Wyndham Championship). Westwood entered the Florida Swing (beginning at the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession) at No. 153 in the FedExCup standings and now ranks 22nd after The PLAYERS.
Thomas tied The PLAYERS Championship record for lowest closing 36-hole score (132), joining Fred Couples and Rocco Mediate, 1996).
Thomas became the fourth player since 1960 to win 14 times on the PGA Tour before turning 28, joining Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller.
The low final-round score was 6-under (66), shot by four players: Corey Conners (7th), Charles Howell III (T-9), Sungjae Im (T-17) and Collin Morikawa (T-41)
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PLAYERS Final Leaderboard
Justin Thomas 71-71-64-68—274 (-14)
Lee Westwood 69-66-68-72—275 (-13)
Brian Harman 67-71-69-69—276 (-12)
Bryson DeChambeau 69-69-67-71—276 (-12)
Talor Gooch 71-68-71-67—277 (-11)
Paul Casey 73-67-67-70—277 (-11)
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying About The PLAYERS:
How Justin Thomas Stayed Calm on Crazy Day (Golf Digest)
Thomas Wins at The PLAYERS After Tough Months (PGATourCom)
Thomas Wins After Off-Course Turmoil (GolfCom)
PLAYERS Round 4 Review (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz, Golf Gambling and the Golf Industry News:
What’s In J.T.’s Bag (PGATourCom)
Prize Money from The PLAYERS Championship - (Golf Digest)
Advance Odds for The Masters (Sports Book Wire)
Up Next? The Honda Classic
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (Tournament link)
First Look at The Honda Classic (link)
2021 Field (link)
2020 Tourney Results (link)
Tournament Site (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 15, 2015 - Jordan Spieth won his second PGA Tour title when he holed a 28-foot birdie putt in the third playoff hole at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida. Spieth’s birdie on the Par 3 17th hole of the Copperhead Course at Innesbrook defeated Sean O’Hair (who had missed a 40-footer) and Patrick Reed who left his bunker shot four feet from the hole. - (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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