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Justin Thomas closed with a 4-under 68 to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. Patrick Cantlay shot 65 and finished three shots back. He will be the No. 2 seed at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. …Corey Conners posted his third top 10 result of 2019 and fourth of the 2018-19 Tour season. He has qualified to play in the Tour Championship in Atlanta after moving up to No. 23 on the FedEx Cup points list. Under the new FedEx Cup format, Conners will start the final tournament 1-under par, nine strokes behind Justin Thomas in the quest for the $15-million bonus prize for winning the tournament. After starting the season with only a partial PGA Tour card, Conners has now earned a spot in all four majors next season, the World Golf Championships and a full tour card for 2020. …Adam Hadwin will finish 52nd on the FedEx Cup points list and will not be moving on to the final event.
NEXT EVENT: FedEx Cup Playoffs: Tour Championship (Aug. 22)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners
NEXT EVENT: CP Women’s Open (Aug 22)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Celeste Dao (a), Brooke Henderson, Lorie Kane, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Michelle Liu (a), Jaclyn Lee, Brittany Marchand, Megan Osland, Mary Parsons (a), Alena Sharp, Maddie Szeryk, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Valerie Tanguay, Brigitte Thibault (a), Emily Zhu (a)
KORN FERRY TOUR
Scottie Scheffler posted a final round 67 to win the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the opening event of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. It was his second Tour win of the season. He had already secured his PGA Tour card for next season by finishing No. 3 on The 25 list. …Adam Svensson posted his fourth top 25 result combined on both the Korn Ferry and PGA Tour this season. …David Hearn has played seven of his last eight rounds on the Korn Ferry Tour at even par or better. Both Svensson and Hearn are fighting for 25 remaining PGA Tour cards for next season. …Michael Gligic has secured his PGA Tour card for next season and is playing to improve his priority position for next year.
NEXT EVENT: Korn Ferry Tour Finals: Albertsons Boise Open (Aug. 22)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Michael Gligic, David Hearn, Adam Svensson
MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA
Derek Barron closed with an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory over Kyler Dunkle and Ryan Snouffer at the 100th edition of the Players Cup in Winnipeg. The win was his first on the Mackenzie Tour and moved Barron up to seventh from 54th on the Order of Merit. Third round leader Brad Miller, who had just three bogeys over the first three rounds, carded nine bogeys and a double bogey in a final round 82 and finished in a tie for 30th. …Myles Creighton, who got into the tournament on a sponsor’s exemption, earned his first Canada Life Canadian Player of the Week award in just his second-career Mackenzie Tour start. He had three top 10 results this year on the PGA Tour China including a runner-up finish. …Riley Wheeldon was two strokes back after the first round and just one stroke off the lead entering the weekend after back-to-back 66s…Taylor Pendrith missed the cut for the first time in seven events, snapping a streak of four straight top 5 finishes over that span. His opening round 77 also snapped a streak of 22 straight rounds of shooting 71 or better. …
|MC||Jared du Toit||73-70|
|MC||Austin Dobrescu (a)||78-75|
|MC||Josh Neufeld (a)||80-74|
NEXT EVENT: Mackenzie Investments Open (Sept. 5)
CANADIANS ENTERED: TBD
Taiwan’s Ssu-Chia Cheng won the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship for her first Symetra Tour title, finishing two-strokes ahead of Milagros Chaves and Paula Reto. With the win Cheng jumped up to No. 3 on the money list. …Maude-Aimee Leblanc is a combined 38-under-par in her last 14 rounds of play. …Samantha Richdale has made the cut in each of her last four tournaments and seven of the last eight.
NEXT EVENT: Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge (Aug. 29)
CANADIANS ENTERED: TBD
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Doug Barron became the 13th Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour Champions event, holing two 15-foot birdie putts after a rain delay to beat Fred Couples by two strokes in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. Barron, who was winless on the PGA Tour in 238 starts, is the first open qualifier to win since Willie Wood in the 2012 event at En Joie, and the first to win wire-to-wire. …There were no Canadians entered in the event.
NEXT EVENT: Boeing Classic (Aug. 23)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stephen Ames
Thomas Pieters shot a final round 69 to become the first golfer to win the Czech Masters for the second time, beating Adri Arnaus of Spain by one stroke. It was his fourth European Tour victory, and his first since the 2016 Made In Denmark tournament. …Prior to withdrawing after the first round, Austin Connelly had missed the cut in each of his last five tournaments
NEXT EVENT: Scandinavian Invitation (Aug. 22)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Austin Connelly, Aaron Cockerill (alternate)
Andrew Dodt closed with an 8-under 64 and beat Richard T. Lee with a two-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the Sarawak Championship, his third Asian Tour title and first in four years. Lee made an eight-foot eagle putt on the final hole of regulation to force the playoff. It was Lee’s second straight top 10 result on the Tour since a tie for 10th at the Korean Open back in June.