Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Teamed with Ryan Palmer to claim his third TOUR victory at the Zurich Classic on New Orleans. At 26-under 262, posted a three-stroke win over Sergio Garcia/Tommy Fleetwood. Team sat T17 after first-round 64 in Four-ball format but captured solo lead through 36 holes at 15-under following a 7-under 65 in Foursomes, the first score of 65 or lower at the event in that format. Went on to share the 54-hole lead with Scott Stallings/Trey Mullinax. Only previous appearance at the event before victory was a missed cut with Wesley Bryan in 2018.
Only three weeks later, on July 9, 2017, Schauffele recorded his first PGA Tour victory at the Greenbrier Classic. He started the final round three shots behind leader Sebastián Muñoz, who had led since the first round. Schauffele shot a 3-under-par 67, which included two birdies in his final three holes, to win by one stroke over Robert Streb. With the win, he earned exemptions into the Open Championship, via the Open Qualifying Series, the PGA Championship and the 2018 Masters Tournament.
After the U.S. Open, Rahm turned professional, which meant that he forfeited his exemption into the 2016 Open Championship. The next week Rahm played in his first event as a pro at the Quicken Loans National. He held or shared the lead for the first two rounds and finished tied for third place, four strokes behind the winner, Billy Hurley III.[11] The finish was enough for Rahm to regain entry into The Open, as the Quicken Loans National was part of the Open Qualifying Series. Rahm finished tied runner-up in the RBC Canadian Open, securing Special Temporary Member status for the remainder of the season.[12] He gained enough points as a non-member to earn a PGA Tour card for 2017.
Finished an impressive rookie year on the Korn Ferry Tour, making 20 starts, which resulted in a win, a runner-up showing, and a third-place finish, a T4, two T5s and a T6. Overall, he had 13 top-25s and missed just two cuts. Was No. 1 on Tour in the All-Around category, first in Birdie Average (4.55), third in Scoring Average (69.08) and fifth in Driving Distance (311.5). Completed South American swing with a T12 in Chile and T15 in Panama. Officially secured his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card for the first time at the conclusion of the Regular Season in late August as No. 5 on the money list. During the Regular Season, only missed two cuts in 13 starts and had nine top-15s. Started the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with T26 and T25 finishes in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Charlotte, respectively.

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Hero World Challenge: In his tournament debut at the Hero World Challenge, won by four shots over Tony Finau. Began the final round in a three-way tie with Finau and Henrik Stenson. Secured the victory with a bogey-free 65 in the final round, his second round without a bogey during the week (round two). Led the field in birdies and recorded the fewest bogeys.

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.
Justin Louis Thomas (born April 29, 1993) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and a former World Number One. In 2017, Thomas experienced a breakout year, winning five PGA Tour events, including the PGA Championship, his maiden major championship, and also winning the FedEx Cup championship. In May 2018, Thomas became the 21st player to top the Official World Golf Ranking.
The Honda Classic: Won for the seventh time in his last 31 starts with his second win of the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season via playoff at The Honda Classic. Defeated 54-hole leader Luke List with a birdie-4 on the first extra hole, improving his playoff record to 2-0. Reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup for the first time since winning the 2016-17 FedExCup. Moved to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest position of his career to date. Became the second multiple-season winner, joining Patton Kizzire.
Safeway Open: In the season-opening Safeway Open, overcame a 3-over 75 in round one with scores of 66-66-67 to finish T8 with four others at 14-under 274. Marked his second consecutive top-10 in the event having finished T3 in 2015. Before play began, announced that he would be donating $250 for every birdie or eagle made in his first three events of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season to Convoy of Hope, a disaster-response, non-profit organization providing aid to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew which brought devastation to Haiti, the Bahamas and the southeastern United States. At the Safeway Open, made 23 birdies and one eagle, totaling $6,000 in donations.
Kessler Karain & 9 other @PresidentsCup caddies made the two newbies Austin Johnson and G.W. Cable karaoke in 2015 Cup and called it their initiation. They bought it and went all out to “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” That and more in my story w Kessler: https://www.thecaddienetwork.com/caddie-kessler-karain-excited-for-presidents-cup-says-he-and-patrick-reed-expect-to-win-every-match/ …
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.

Thomas turned professional in 2013 and earned his tour card on the Web.com Tour through qualifying school. He won his first professional event at the 2014 Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.[8] Thomas finished fifth in the 2014 Web.com Tour regular season, and third after the Web.com Tour Finals, and earned his PGA Tour card for the 2015 season. In 2015, Thomas collected seven top-10s and 15 top-25s, with fourth-place finishes at the Quicken Loans National and Sanderson Farms Championship as his best results. He finished 32nd at the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup, losing the Rookie of the Year award to Daniel Berger.
Quicken Loans National: Came back to make his professional debut at Congressional CC, holding the first-round lead with a 7-under 64. Closed the week with a final-round 70 to finish T3 at the Quicken Loans National, four behind champion Billy Hurley III. As part of The Open Championship Qualifying Series, his finish earned him a spot at the 145th playing of The Open Championship at Royal Troon. His finish also caught the eye of Quicken Loans National tournament host Tiger Woods, who invited the Spaniard to stop by the 18th green (prior to the winner's trophy ceremony) so he could personally congratulate him on his excellent play at Congressional.
Valspar Championship: At the Valspar Championship, nearly became the season's first multiple winner. Began the final round at the Copperhead Course at 5-under 208, four strokes off 54-hole leader Ryan Moore. Sank a clutch, 31-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole, good for a bogey-free, 5-under 66 and spot in a playoff with Jordan Spieth and 2008 Valspar Championship winner Sean O'Hair. Following solid ups and-downs on the first two extra holes to save par and remain in the playoff, fell victim, with O'Hair, to Spieth's birdie putt on the third extra hole, No. 17. Two years earlier, defeated Spieth in sudden death at the Wyndham Championship en route to his first career PGA TOUR win.
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play: Advanced to the final in his first appearance at World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play where he lost to Dustin Johnson on the final hole. Was 1-down standing on 18 tee with the honor before hitting tee shot 382 yards over the green. A poor chip and two putts led to a halved hole and handshake with Johnson, who made a regulation par. Was seeking his second TOUR win in 21st career start which would have matched Tiger Woods' achievement. Was the first player from Spain to reach the final. 7-and-5 win over Soren Kjeldsen in quarterfinal matched Daniel Berger's 7-and-5 win over J.B. Holmes in round one as largest winning margin of the week.
No. 11 at Albany is a par-5 that was reachable downwind the first two days of the event. When the win switched for Friday’s round, strategy switched with it, and golfers had to radically change lines to aim further left on the fairway. Reed was among those who ended up missing left of the fairway off the tee; he found himself in the waste area down the left side. Even without any human traffic, these can be treacherous places with inconvenient lies. But Reed had entered the day with a three-shot lead and was playing from the final pairing, which meant a day’s worth of extra imperfections in the wasteland bordering the fairway.
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