Rory McIlroy’s three-under 68 on Sunday was good enough for a one-stroke win at the Wells Fargo Championship. It was a performance that snapped McIlroy’s year-and-a-half slump, and gave the Ulsterman his third win at Quail Hollow. Moreover, Big Mo is now in McIlroy’s corner as the sport turns to its second major of the season in two weeks at Kiawah’s Ocean Corner which, spoiler alert, was the venue of McIlroy’s first PGA Championship victory.
However, right up there with McIlroy among the weekend winners is Bryson DeChambeau. The reigning U.S. Open champ believed he had been cut after a
Close calls finally morphed into a victory for Sam Burns on Sunday at the Valspar Championship. The former college player of the year at LSU shot a final-round three-under 68 on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort to claim his first PGA Tour title, beating Keegan Bradley by three strokes.
During the 2020-21 tour season, the 24-year-old Burns either held the outright lead or a share of it at the end of eight different rounds, two more than any other golfer. That included leading after 36 holes four times, also the best on tour this season. But until this week,
New name, new course, same lucrative payday. Since their inception in the late 1990s, the World Golf Championships have accomplished the goal of bringing the game’s best players together on a regular basis. And they’ve done it, in part, by making it attractive for them to do so.
The 72 golfers competing at this week’s WGC-Workday Championship (the event’s fifth different title), held in 2021 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. (it’s eighth different venue), were eyeing an overall prize money payout of $10.5 million. Sunday’s winner, Collin Morikawa, earned $1.82 million.
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