THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES: Won for the 11th time on the PGA TOUR, winning THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES by two shots over Danny Lee. Earned second victory at the event and fourth in Asia since the start of the 2015-16 season (2015 CIMB Classic, 2016 CIMB Classic, 2017 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, 2019 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES). Became the fifth player to win 11 times before turning 27, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. Made 27 birdies, most in the field. Played the par-4s in 13-under, five shots better than anyone else in the field. Converted the 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory for the eighth time in his 11th attempt. Marked fourth straight top-five on the PGA TOUR, reaching that mark for the first time in his career.
SBS Tournament of Champions: Became the season's first multiple winner with a three-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Opened with three consecutive 67s to carry a two-stroke lead into the final round, closing with a 69 to secure this third PGA TOUR victory in his 73rd start at the age of 23 years, 8 months and 10 days. With the win, moved within 36 points of Matsuyama's FedExCup lead and in the process, became the seventh consecutive American-born winner in Kapalua. Popular victory among his peers, with Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth hanging around to watch him claim the victory on the final hole.
Season highlighted by three wins and a seventh-place finish in his FedExCup title defense. Made the cut in 21 of 23 starts, earning double-digit top-10s (10) for the second consecutive season and reaching 20 top-25s for the first time in his career. Became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2006 and 2007 to lead the TOUR in earnings in consecutive seasons. Accumulated a score of 155-under-par for the season, second-best on TOUR (Dustin Johnson, 189-under). Earned inaugural appearance on the United States Ryder Cup team.
But then he stepped into the scoring area and stayed there for a number of minutes. Woodland emerged and headed to Golf Channel’s stand-up area to give post-round comments. Reed started to walk out of the scoring area but then was called back in by Slugger White. After another minute, he emerged. A PGA Tour staffer spoke to Reed, who said he would be declining to give an interview on Golf Channel or give official remarks to reporters at the podium. But as a group of reporters looked on, Reed motioned them over and said he was happy to discuss what had happened.
Deutsche Bank Championship: Making his third career start at the Deutsche Bank Championship, carded matching middle rounds of 4-under 67 and a final-round, 1-under 70 to T4, seven strokes behind Rickie Fowler. The finish marked his fourth top-10 of the season but first since a playoff loss in March at the Valspar Championship. Later finished T28 at the BMW Championship.

PGA Championship: With a final-round 3-under 68 (including six birdies and three bogeys) leading to a 72-hole score of 8-under 276, finished two strokes clear of Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen to win his first major championship title (in 10 major starts) at the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. While his round included multiple highlights – including a 36-foot birdie putt on No. 9, a 40-foot chip in for birdie on No. 13 and a perfectly struck 7 iron from 221 yards to 15 feet for birdie on the par-3 17th hole – it was the 10th hole that will be the most memorable moment of his victory. His eight-foot birdie putt on the 10th hole somehow failed to go in, hanging on the lip for 12 seconds before finally falling in. Won for the fifth time on the PGA TOUR, with four of those victories coming during the 2016-17 season. Coupled with Jordan Spieth's victory at The Open Championship, marked the first time since 1923 (Bobby Jones/U.S. Open, Gene Sarazen/PGA Championship) that different players aged 25 or younger won in back-to-back majors. The son of Mike and Jani Thomas, his victory marked the eighth time the son of a PGA of America Professional won the PGA Championship, most recently by Keegan Bradley in 2011. Winning in his 90th career start at the age of 24 years, 3 months and 15 days, notched the 26th win by a player in his 20s on TOUR during the season. Collected 600 points to move from No. 4 to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. In addition, earned a five-year exemption on the PGA TOUR. Entered the final round trailing Kevin Kisner by two strokes, marking the 15th come-from-behind victory in the last 17 PGA TOUR events.
BMW Masters: Finished second to Kristoffer Broberg in a sudden-death playoff at the BMW Masters in Shanghai. Opened with rounds of 71-69-64 and took a one-shot lead on the back nine on Sunday with an eagle out of a bunker on No. 15 followed by a birdie on No. 16. After a bogey on No. 17, finished with a par for a final-round 71 and a 271 total to match Broberg. In the playoff, the Swede drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to claim his first European Tour title.
At the 2017 Tour Championship, Schauffele birdied the 72nd hole to win by one stroke over Justin Thomas, becoming the first rookie ever to win the Tour Championship. Schauffele's win also marked the first time a rookie has won any FedEx Cup playoff event.[14] The win moved Schauffele to third place in the final FedEx Cup standings, bettering the previous best mark by a rookie held by Jordan Spieth by four positions. The win moved Schauffele to 32nd in the Official World Golf Ranking, up 267 spots from his 2016 year-end finish of No. 299, and gave him a three-year PGA Tour exemption through the 2019–20 season. Schauffele was voted "Rookie of the Year 2017" by his peers on October 2, 2017. He is the fourth member of the high school class of 2011 to earn PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors, joining Jordan Spieth (2013), Daniel Berger (2015) and Emiliano Grillo (2016).[15]
Schauffele began the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs in 28th position in the standings. Entering the third of four events in the playoff series, the 2018 BMW Championship, he was 41st, needing to move up at least eleven spots to advance to the Tour Championship. Schauffele finished in a tie for third to rise to 18th position. That finish allowed him the opportunity to attempt to defend his 2017 Tour Championship title.[18] Schauffele ultimately finished T7 at the 2018 Tour Championship, while placing 15th in the season-long FedEx Cup[19]

Hyundai Tournament of Champions: Was clutch down the stretch at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, closing the gap on tournament-leader Jimmy Walker by holing an 80-yard wedge for eagle on the par-4 16th and carding birdies on Nos. 15 and 18 to force a playoff. The former Augusta University standout then drained a 19-foot, 6-inch birdie putt on the first extra hole to improve his playoff record to 2-0, in the process notching his fourth PGA TOUR victory in his 72nd start. Became just the fourth player in the last 20 years to record his fourth TOUR win before age 24 years, 6 months. Also, his four wins is the current benchmark on TOUR for players under the age of 25. Improved his record to 2-0 in playoffs, winning the sixth playoff since the Tournament of Champions moved to Kapalua in 1999. Marked his first come-from-behind win, having held or shared the lead heading into the final round in his previous three victories. Finished with just three bogeys during the week (fourth round on No. 17, second round on No. 7 and second round on No. 8).


PGA Championship: At 6-under 278, finished T2 and two strokes behind Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship, marking his first top-10 finish in 16 major championship starts. Had finished T12 at the 2016 Open Championship for his previous-best outing in a major. With his solid play at Quail Hollow, moved from No. 11 to No. 9 in the U.S. Presidents Cup standings. Entered the 72nd hold at 7-under-par and hoping to put some pressure on leader Justin Thomas (who was playing the 17th hole at the time), but a bogey on the par-4 18th hole dropped him to 6-under and an eventual three-way tie for second.

PGA Championship: Angling to become just the second player to successfully defend a PGA Championship crown (Tiger Woods, 2000 and 2007), posted back-to-back 67s on the weekend at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. At 10-under 270, finished T6. Was tied for the lead at one point Sunday, before two bogeys on his last five holes resulted in the T6 showing. Had he won, he would have become the first player to win the week before winning a major championship title since Rory McIlroy in 2014 (WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship).

Dell Technologies Championship: With rounds of 71-67-63, entered the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship tied with Marc Leishman at 12-under 201. Went on to record a 5-under 66 on Labor Day for a three-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth, relegating his friend to his second consecutive runner-up finish to start the FedExCup Playoffs. With his fifth victory of the season (the most on TOUR since Spieth and Jason Day had the same number in 2015), moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, just 27 points behind Spieth. Overall, marked his sixth PGA TOUR victory in his 92nd start at the age of 24 years, 4 months, 6 days. Moved to four of six when carrying the lead/co-lead into the final round on TOUR. Week included a third-round 63 (his eighth round of 63 or better on TOUR), which featured 12 3s, the most ever recorded in a single FedExCup Playoffs event. Win was the 11th in the last 13 FedExCup Playoffs events won by a player under the age of 30. The victory was his TOUR-leading 11th top-10 finish of the season, staying one clear of Spieth.
THE NORTHERN TRUST: Entering the final round with a one-shot lead over Abraham Ancer, carded a 2-under 69 to edge Ancer by one stroke and win THE NORTHERN TRUST for the second time in his career. The win, his seventh on the PGA TOUR, moved him to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings and guaranteed him a spot in the season-ending TOUR Championship. Converted the 54-hole lead/co-lead into a win for the fifth time in seven attempts on TOUR. Became the seventh player to win multiple titles at the event and second to do so in the FedExCup era, joining Dustin Johnson.

Genesis Open: Entering the final round with a four-shot lead, recorded a 4-over 75 to finish runner-up at the Genesis Open, one stroke behind J.B. Holmes. 54-hole score of 196 matched the tournament record (Mike Weir/2004, Dustin Johnson/2017). Marked the first time he failed to win after posting a 54-hole score of 196 or better (2015 CIMB Classic/196/Won, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii/188/Won, 2018 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational/196/Won, 2019 Genesis Open/196/2nd). Led the field in birdies with 23.
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T4 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to record his second top-10 in just his third start in a World Golf Championships event, all coming this season. Notched his first top-10 of the season that did not result in a victory. His other two top-10s were both wins, at the Humana Challenge and the Cadillac Championship.
BMW Championship: Recorded first win in 2018-19 at the BMW Championship, the penultimate event of the season. Marked 10th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 26 years, 3 months, 20 days in his 136th career start, and second FedExCup Playoffs title. Set course record at Medinah Country Club Course No. 3 with a third-round 61, his fourth round of 61 or better on TOUR. Entered the final round with a six-shot lead, which at one point, shrunk to two. Won by three shots over Patrick Cantlay. Marked the seventh of 10 54-hole leads/co-leads on TOUR he converted to victory. Claimed the top spot in the FedExCup standings heading to the TOUR Championship.

Reed told Crouse "For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don't think it's smart to sit me twice." Reed implied that Tiger Woods was his "second choice". He told Crouse that after he and Woods lost their first match against Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, Woods apologized to Reed for letting him down. Reed said he told Woods, "We win together as a team and we lose together as a team." Reed told Crouse that "very day [in the team room], I saw 'Leave your egos at the door,'". Referring to the Europeans, he added, "They do that better than us." There has been concern expressed that Reed's public flaming of his teammates and captain will negatively impact on his ability to play on future Ryder Cup and President Cup teams.[40]
Later in the month, Rahm won the CareerBuilder Challenge after a sudden death playoff with Andrew Landry, for his second career PGA Tour victory. After matching scores on the first three extra holes, Rahm prevailed with a birdie on the fourth extra hole. The win lifted Rahm to a career high 2nd in the world rankings.[26] This made it four wins in just 38 professional starts for Rahm – a ratio bettered only by Tiger Woods in the past 30 years.[27]

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T4 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to record his second top-10 in just his third start in a World Golf Championships event, all coming this season. Notched his first top-10 of the season that did not result in a victory. His other two top-10s were both wins, at the Humana Challenge and the Cadillac Championship.


Thomas had another chance to claim the top spot in the world later on in March at the WGC-Match Play, but he was beaten 3 & 2 by Bubba Watson in the semi-finals. He then went on to lose the consolation match 5 & 3 to Alexander Norén to finish in fourth place. The result extended his lead at the top of the FedEx Cup standings and reduced the gap on the world number one, Dustin Johnson.
RBC Canadian Open: Posted T2 finish with rounds of 67-71-72-67 while playing as a sponsor exemption at the RBC Canadian Open. With runner-up finish, collected 208 non-member FedExCup points, taking his total to 382, surpassing the points earned by the player at No. 150 in last season's FedExCup standings (361 by Cameron Percy), becoming eligible for Special Temporary Membership on the PGA TOUR. Ranked No. 1 in Approach Proximity to the Hole with 30 feet, 3 inches for the week.
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