The tenor of the PGA Tour’s regular-season finale has always has been a little off-pitch. Chalk it up to post-major lethargy, that most stars watch from the sidelines or that the playoff field has mostly been set, but the importance of what’s at stake at the Wyndham Championship has not resonated to the common fan.
Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of July 29. Brooks wins in Memphis, locks up POY It was billed
8:39 PM ET Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Collin Morikawa birdied his last three holes Sunday to win the Barracuda Championship, making him the second recent college alumni to win on the PGA Tour this summer. Morikawa closed with seven birdies against no bogeys in the modified Stableford scoring system, giving him 14 points at
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy playing in the final pairing Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, one shot separating the No. 1 and No. 3 golfers in the world, had all the promise of a heavyweight superfight. Instead, it was over about as fast as Mike Tyson-Leon Spinks. Trailing by a
1:59 PM ET Associated Press EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Jin Young Ko clinched her second major title of the season, firing a final round 4-under 67 in the rain Sunday to win the Evian Championship by two shots with a 15-under total of 269. Winner of the season’s first major, the ANA Inspiration in April, Ko
Hyo Joo Kim lost the Evian Championship on the 14th hole. Her tee ball at 14 in the final round on Sunday wedged into the lip of the bunker, and her attempt to chop it out left her with another bunker shot, this time from one of her footprints in the sand. The next shot
Scott Piercy opened with a nine-under 62 on Thursday at the 3M Open, highlighted by a back-nine 30 that featured six birdies. “Last couple weeks, the U.S. Open and RBC [Canadian Open], I started off the U.S Open well, but it was kind of smoke and mirrors and a hot putter,” said Piercy, who struggled
11:39 PM ET Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Troy Merritt scored five points with a 53-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th on Saturday to take a two-point lead in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Merritt had an 18-point round for a 37-point total at Montreaux Golf and Country
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Big Game Brooks vs. Rory the Resilient. Sunday’s final round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational isn’t to decide a major championship. But it is a major opportunity — especially for the 30-year-old Northern Irishman. “It is exciting,” said McIlroy, who leads Koepka by a stroke through 54 holes at
3:23 PM ET ESPN News Services Tom Watson will not take part in the U.S. Senior Open or the Senior Open Championship after this year, he announced Saturday. “I can’t compete against these guys anymore,” said Watson, a three-time Senior Open champion and five-time winner of the Open Championship during his Hall of Fame career.
Jin Young Ko is tied for third, four shots off the lead at the Evian Championship after three rounds. The most impressive section of her third-round 66 was the five-hole stretch starting at 12. She went birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie. Each time she made a mistake, she was able to overcome it and correct it on the next
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Twitter can take on a nasty tone. Max Homa, one of the more active PGA Tour players on the medium, is of course no stranger to that. Following Homa’s 74 in the opening round of the World Golf Campionships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, the social media mob reared its dark side when some
9:07 PM ET Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Tom Hoge topped the Barracuda Championship leaderboard with 21 points Friday when second-round play at Montreaux Golf and Country Club was suspended for the day after a long delay because of lightning and heavy rain. Hoge scored eight points in the second round, finishing with five birdies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs are still two weeks away, but another season-long prize will likely end up being determined at this week’s World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The inaugural Wyndham Rewards competition is slated to wrap up at next week’s regular season finale, the Wyndham Championship, with the top-10
3:27 PM ET ESPN News Services Taking advantage of an earlier start time to get ahead of bad weather, Mi Hyang Lee surged to a 4-under 67 on Friday to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Evian Championship. The 37th-ranked Lee was at even through 15 holes on the day before a
There are days when you get all the right bounces, every putt drops, and if you do end up in the rough, it’s a great lie. And other days are the exact opposite. Lexi Thompson unfortunately had the latter at the Evian Championship in France. Thompson took to Instagram to say goodbye to the course