The legendary Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87. Beloved by his legions of fans as Arnies Army, 'The King' won 62 PGA TOUR events and made an everlasting impact on the game of golf.
Grayson Murray already had his PGA TOUR card secured. With seven top-10s in his first 15 starts on the Web.com Tour, Murray had been knocking on the door. On Sunday, the 22-year-old earned his first Web.com Tour victory at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, edging Cameron Smith by one shot with a final-round, 3-under 68. The Web.com Tour rookie came from four shots back in the final round to take over first on the Web.com Tour Finals money list in the penultimate event.
Kevin Tway surveyed the scenario on the 72nd hole Sunday at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, circling a 30-foot putt on the last with the focus of a hunter stalking its prey.
The birdie putt, uphill, with nearly 4 feet of break, ended up falling. Tway finished 4-under-par on the day, 10 under for the championship, and his tie for third (with overnight leader Martin Flores) moved him to ninth on the Web.com Tour Finals 25 money list, securing a spot on the PGA TOUR for the 28-year-old next season.
Earlier in the week when Ryan Blaum was asked about being in good position to lock up his first PGA TOUR card, he brushed aside the talk as conjecture. He said he needed to play well over the weekend before he could even think about finally accomplishing his dream.
After his final-round 68 on Sunday at the Web.com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship removed any conjecture or doubt as he locked up that PGA TOUR card, Blaum could finally not only realize his dream but talk about it as well – all with a proud smile.
BOISE, Idaho – Michael Thompson carded a final-round, 7-under-par 64 to win the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events.
Thompson started the day tied with Scott Stallings and posted a 23-under-par 261 total in four trips around Hillcrest Country Club, three strokes better than Argentina’s Miguel Angel Carballo.
Although it wasn’t the final result he wanted at the DAP Championship, Andres Gonzales achieved the ultimate goal this week at Canterbury Golf Club, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
He’s headed back to the PGA TOUR.
“I’m excited to go back to the TOUR,” said Gonzales on Sunday night. “I really wanted to win here, but it is wha