Michael Thompson had one of only five rounds under par Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event at the Honda Classic.
The winning point for Tiger Woods. A perfect record for Jim Furyk. And validation for U.S. captain Fred Couples. The Americans won the Presidents Cup as a team, 19-15, avenging their worst loss ever in any cup competition 13 years ago.
Right when it looked as though Justin Rose might blow a big lead, he chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole to secure a two-shot victory Sunday in the BMW Championship that sends him to East Lake for a shot at $10 million.
It’s not quite the “fifth major” for Justin Rose, though it’s a big deal. He spent last week at the “J.R. Challenge,” named after himself and involving seven of his best friends from childhood who meet each year for a week of golf.
Jim Furyk and Geoff Ogilvy will have to play some of their best golf in hopes of advancing to the Tour Championship and being selected to play in the Presidents Cup.
There was great drama on the 72nd hole at the Deutshe Bank Championship, but the PGA needs to fix their playoff point system so it can be realistic for players to have a chance to win.
The idea is to take the concept of the July Opens in Britain and build a March-to-August schedule of monthly major triple headers.
In this week’s Golf World magazine, former U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy goes all Standard & Poors on the PGA Championship, downgrading its major status from AAA to A+.