Golf Channel’s cameras moved in, too, but hardly got the shot they wanted: Reed was still dripping sweat from a sweltering day in the Bahamas sun and he was severely backlit. The look did Reed no favors with viewers at home. In person, he was composed and had a clear story for his version of what had happened. He had been in an elongated depression, maybe a footprint, and the sand he’d cleared hadn’t actually been in his path. A different camera angle, he said, would have shown something different.
Farmers Insurance Open: Beginning the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open three strokes off the lead at 6-under 210, overcame a bogey at the first hole with four birdies and two eagles to post a 7-under 65 and claim his first career PGA TOUR victory by three strokes over C.T. Pan and Charles Howell III at 13-under 275. Following an eagle-3 at the 13th hole, finished his last two holes birdie-eagle to put an exclamation point on the win. Drained a 60' 8" putt for his second eagle of the day at the par-5 18th hole. With two eagles and a birdie, played the par-5 13th hole on the South Course in 5-under for the week (three rounds). With the win at Torrey Pines, became the second Spaniard to win the Farmers Insurance Open, joining Jose Maria Olazabal (2002). He also became just the fourth international winner of the event, joining Gary Player (1963), Olazabal (2002), and Jason Day (2015).
World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Earned his third win in 14 starts, capturing the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with rounds of 68-75-69-72. That led to a one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson. His 4-under 284 total was the highest winning total at the Cadillac Championship and equaled Mark McCumber's winning score in 1985 for highest in any event at Doral. At age 23 years, 7 months, 4 days, became the youngest player to ever win a World Golf Championships event, with Tiger Woods (23 years, 7 months, 30 days) the previous youngest with his win at the 1999 Bridgestone Invitational. The win moved him a step closer to Rory McIlroy on the list of players under 25 with multiple wins. Trailed only McIlroy (six) but moved one win ahead of Russell Henley (two) and Harris English (two). Joined Jimmy Walker (three) as the TOUR's only multiple winners of the season, in the process improving his record with the 54-hole lead/co-lead to a perfect 3 for 3 Previously held at least a share of the lead after every round in his two wins this season.
In early August 2019, Schauffele placed 4th in the inaugural 2019 Wyndham Rewards Top 10, thus entering the 2019 Playoffs in 4th position in the FedEx Cup rankings. In accordance with the new 2019 playoff format, Schauffele found himself in 8th position after the first two of a total of three playoff events and arrived at East Lake Golf Club for the playing of the 2019 Tour Championship with a 6 shot deficit to initially #1 positioned Justin Thomas. Schauffele was able to erase the deficit after the very first round with a score of 6-under-par 64 and was tied for the lead going into Friday.On Sunday August 25, Schauffele finished out the season with a solo second place at the 2019 Tour Championship, which also placed him in a solo second position in the 2019 FedEx Cup – his highest finish to date.
Masters Tournament: Shot a final-round 1-under 71 for a 15-under 273 total to win the Masters Tournament by one stroke over Rickie Fowler. Claimed his sixth PGA TOUR title, and first major championship, in his 166th TOUR start at the age of 27 years, 8 months, 3 days. Marked his sixth time holding the 54-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR and fourth victory in that scenario. Was his first 54-hole lead in a major championship. Was 13-under on the par-5s for the week, two off the tournament record. Win marked his fourth top-10 in a row on TOUR, a first in his career. Became the fourth consecutive first-time major championship winner at the Masters, following Sergio Garcia (2017), Danny Willett (2016) and Jordan Spieth (2015).
World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship: Making his first start in a World Golf Championships event, reached 14-under and held the solo-lead in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for a short time after beginning the back nine par-eagle-par-par-birdie-birdie. Missed putts of seven and eight feet on Nos. 16 and 17 for bogeys, which resulted in a 12-under 272 tournament total (T3), two shots behind Dustin Johnson.
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. 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. He gained enough points as a non-member to earn a PGA Tour card for 2017.
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai: Notched his sixth European Tour victory at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, and clinched the 2019 Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex. A closing 68 included a birdie on the 72nd hole to edge out Tommy Fleetwood by a stroke at 19-under 269. Became the first player to earn four Rolex Series titles and just the second Spaniard to win the Harry Vardon Trophy.
Season highlighted by his first major championship title and sixth career PGA TOUR win. Made 20 cuts in 26 starts with seven top-10s among 12 top-25s. Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and the TOUR Championship for the fifth time in a row. Ended the season at No. 22 in the FedExCup following a 28th-place result at the TOUR Championship. Earned a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the third consecutive time.
It was no surprise, then, that Reed drew a poor lie in an indentation in the sand. What was surprising was what happened next: Reed took two practice swings that would face significant scrutiny over the coming hours. On the first practice swing, he placed his club on the sand behind his ball, took it club low and away, and scraped a quantity of sand from behind his ball. His second practice swing was slightly more square to the target, and as he pulled the club away he scraped an additional bit of sand out of the way. It looked pretty cut-and-dry: there had been sand in the way, and Reed cleared a path.
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. Schauffele ultimately finished T7 at the 2018 Tour Championship, while placing 15th in the season-long FedEx Cup
Won his seventh career PGA TOUR title at THE NORTHERN TRUST, the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs, clinching his sixth consecutive appearance in the TOUR Championship before finishing tied for ninth in the FedExCup standings. Made the Playoffs for the seventh time in his seventh season on TOUR. Earned five top-10s and made 22 cuts in 25 starts.
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.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open: Earned his fourth European Tour title at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, winning the event for the second time in three years. Closed with an 8-under 62 at Lahinch Golf Club, which included an eagle, eight birdies and two bogeys. Started the final round five shots back of 54-hole leader Robert Rock en route to a two-shot victory.
On January 12, Reed won his fourth PGA Tour title at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by defeating Jimmy Walker in a sudden death playoff. He became just the fourth player in the last two decades to win four times on the PGA Tour before his 25th birthday, the other three were Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio García. The win moved Reed to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th. Also, he finished second at the Valspar Championship, third at the Hero World Challenge, and seventh at the Honda Classic. Reed also joined the European Tour for the 2015 season.
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On January 6, 2019, Schauffele won the Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii. He shot 11-under-par 62 in the final round to pass Gary Woodland, who held a 5-shot lead on Schauffele entering the final round. Schauffele's final round 62 tied the course record at The Plantation Course. He is tied with K.J. Choi (2003), Graeme McDowell (2011), Chris Kirk (2015) and Jason Day (2015).
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“It wasn’t the most fun room to be in. But it is what it is, you know?” Schauffele said. “I have a legal driver now and I sort of put that one to rest, and happy to see that ball performing like it did today or the driver performing like it did today, so that was very comforting. Like I said, it will get better every day. We’ve still got two more.”
Sentry Tournament of Champions: Lost to Justin Thomas in a three-hole playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, falling to 2-2 for his career in playoffs. Marked his sixth career runner-up on TOUR and first since the 2018 Valspar Championship. Became the first player since the tournament moved to The Plantation Course at Kapalua in 1999 with 100 putts or fewer in a single year (99). One-Putt Percentage of 62.50 percent was the best on TOUR since Bud Cauley at the 2018 RBC Heritage (65.28%).