PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Justin Thomas discovered the suitable time for a near-perfect efficiency to place a tough begin to the 12 months behind him, rallying from three pictures behind with daring play to shut with a 4-under 68 and win The Gamers Championship on Sunday.
Thomas turns into solely the fourth participant to win a significant, The Gamers Championship, the FedEx Cup and a World Golf Championship, and it couldn’t have come at a greater time.
He known as it nearly as good as he has ever performed tee-to-green, and he wanted it to outlast 47-year-old Lee Westwood, a hard-luck runner-up for the second straight week. Westwood birdied the ultimate gap for a 72 to complete one shot behind.
Thomas started the 12 months with a barely audible anti-gay slur underneath his breath after lacking a brief putt. That led to at least one company sponsor dropping him and one other giving him a public reprimand. The one time he had an opportunity to win, he discovered his grandfather died earlier than the ultimate spherical of the Phoenix Open.
He was shaken till Sunday on the TPC Sawgrass, the place he took on each shot and delivered a gem.
Thomas went birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie across the flip, and put away Westwood for good with a pair of lag putts from 50 toes – one for birdie on the par-5 16th to take the lead, one other on the island-green 17th for a par.
Thomas nonetheless had another shot earlier than he was within the clear. He took on the water framing the left facet of the 18th fairway, the ball shifting right-to-left and bouncing straight off the crown of the primary lower, safely within the fairway.
His strategy landed on the perimeter – the primary inexperienced he missed all day – leaving a easy two-putt for par and the 14th victory of his PGA Tour profession. He returns to No. 2 on the planet.
Thomas completed at 14-under 274.
Bryson DeChambeau, coming off a win final week at Bay Hill, shot 71 and tied for third with Brian Harman, who had a 69 and performed the ultimate 12 holes and not using a bogey.
Thomas was outdoors the lower line after 9 holes on Friday. He adopted that with a 64 on Saturday to get within the combine, and he completed off in fashion to select up $2.7 million with a win in opposition to the strongest and deepest discipline in golf.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Antoine Rozner of France holed a 60-foot birdie putt on the ultimate gap for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot victory within the Qatar Masters, shifting him excessive sufficient on the planet rating to qualify for the World Golf Championship in Texas in two weeks.
Rozner was tied for the lead with Guido Migliozzi, who had closed with a 65 at Training Metropolis Golf Membership, when his strategy within the 18th left him far sufficient away that his finest hope gave the impression to be two putts for par and a playoff. As an alternative, he made the double-breaking putt for his second European Tour victory in 29 occasions.
Rozner completed at 8-under 276.
Darren Fichardt of South Africa and Gaganjeet Bhullar of India additionally made birdie on the 18th that allowed them to hitch Migliozzi in a tie for second.
This was the ultimate week to qualify for the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play in two weeks in Austin, Texas, which is for the highest 64 out there gamers from the world rating.
Jaco Prinsloo closed with a 7-under 65 and received the Gamers Championship at Dainfern Golf Property with a birdie on the third playoff gap. It was his third victory on the Sunshine Tour and first since 2017. He received the playoff over Jake Roos (63) and Daniel van Tonder (65). … Andrew Evans shot a 5-under 67 for a two-shot victory within the Isuzu Queensland Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Deven Lawson (66), Bryder Macpherson (68) and Blake Windred (70) tied for second.
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