Jim Furyk started the day two strokes off the lead at the Chevron World Challenge but made some great shots down the stretch to win by one stroke over Graeme McDowell. Furyk made a kick in birdie on sixteen and then a monster of a putt for par on seventeen. Furyk hadn’t won since 2007 and relished the win while diplomatically answering questions about Tiger Woods. McDowell made great use of the last second invite to the tournament by claiming second place.
How about that Adam Scott? He finally broke out of his slump and won The Australian Open. Scott has had a terrible year and a half but recently has found his game with four top tens in international play since the President’s Cup. His win is his first in his home country.
It is getting down to “nail biting time” at Q-School. The fifth round had to be stopped due to darkness but the leader stayed the same as Troy Merritt was still leading by two strokes at 18 under par through 12 holes of the fifth round. Rickie Fowler moved up six places and is tied for twentieth. You can watch it today on The Golf Channel at 12:30pm.
At the LPGA Q-School Marianne Skarpnord has a one stroke lead with one round left to play. Amanda Blumenherst and Nicole Jeray share second place.
Robert Allenby was able to defeat Henrik Stenson on the third playoff hole to win The Nedbank Golf Challenge and pocket $1.2 million. Third round leader, Retief Goosen blew up with a 75 and it cost him the tournament, losing by two strokes.