WGC-FedEx St. Jude Wrap-Up
Abraham Ancer overcame a 4-stroke deficit in the final round to become the fourth player from Mexico to win on the PGA Tour. It was his first event “W” in his first playoff on Tour. Ancer became the seventh player to make a World Golf Championship his first career PGA Tour victory.
Sudden death playoff also-ran Sam Burns carded eight final-round birdies in bid to become the season’s seventh multiple winner, but settled for T-2 with Hideki Matsuyama.
After holding a two-stroke lead after each of the first three rounds, Harris English carded a 5-over (40) on the inward nine and missed the sudden death playoff with missed birdie putt on his final hole.
Playing in the final pairing with English, Bryson DeChambeau recorded three bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine to close in 6-over (41) on Back 9.
WGC FedEx St. Jude Final Leaderboard
*Abraham Ancer 67-62-67-68—264 (-16)
Sam Burns 66-64-70-64—264 (-16)
Hideki Matsuyama 68-69-64-63—264 (-16)
Harris English 62-65-65-73—265 (-15)
*won with a birdie on the second hole of sudden death
Full Leaderboard (link)
Final Leaderboard at the Barracuda
Erik van Rooyen +7/+17/+10/+16 – (+50)
Andrew Putnam +10/+15/+9/+11 – (+45)
Scott Piercy +10/+15/+8/+11 – (+44)
Adam Schenk +8/+19/+11/+5 – (+43)
Final Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying:
Ancer Wins at WGC-FedEx St Jude (ESPN/Associated Press)
Erik van Rooyen wins first PGA Tour title at Barracuda (ESPN/Associated Press)
FedEx Cup Leaderboard (PGATourCom)
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Money Earned at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude (Golf Week/USA Today)
Erik van Rooyen Wins for 1st Time on Tour at the Barracuda (Golf Week/USA Today)
Ancer’s Golf Bag at the WGC-FedEx-St Jude (PGATourCom)
Winner’s Bag at the Barracuda (Golf Australia)
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August 9, 2020 - Collin Morikawa closed with a 6-under-par (64) to win the PGA Championship in San Francisco, the first major golf tournament held without spectators. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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