Harold Varner III won the 2016 Australian PGA Championship on Sunday as he overhauled Andrew Dodt’s two-shot lead with an outstanding seven-under 65, leaving him with a final score of 19 under. Tiger Woods will play in the Wyndham Championship, which means he’ll keep his 2015 season going even if he doesn’t make the cut he resumes at the rain-delayed PGA Championship. Sweden’s Alex Noren place last year’s injury misery firmly behind him following cruising to his second Nordea Masters title at a windswept PGA Sweden National in Malmo. Winning the 1st PGA Tour title of his profession at the St. Jude Classic isn’t adequate to earn Fabian Gomez a trip to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Jason Day claimed his very first major championship victory and rewrote the record books by winning the 97th US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
DEREK LAWRENSON AT BALTUSROL: Jimmy Walker likes to gaze at the stars but in the final round of the US PGA he did a brilliant job of refraining from hunting at two of them in his rear view mirror. Jimmy Walker headed out early and shot a five-beneath 65 on the Reduce Course, which continued to be receptive following the heavy rains at the begin of the week. Scott Stallings has been suspended by the PGA Tour for 3 months for violating its anti-drug policy.
Really should he win, Day would come to be the very first to effectively defend a significant championship title considering the fact that Tiger Woods at the 2007 PGA Championship and the sixth various player to effectively defend a PGA Championship title joining Gene Sarazen (1922-1923), Walter Hagen (1924-1927), Denny Shute (1936-1937) and Woods (1999-2000, 2006-2007).
Open champion Henrik Stenson set his sights on claiming back-to-back significant titles following producing an impressive start to the US PGA Championship. Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson allowed himself to dream of securing a second appearance in the event right after top the British challenge into the third round of the US PGA Championship. Day 4 of the PGA Championship gets underway with the third round but to be completed immediately after Saturday’s play was abandoned early due to heavy rain and the threat of lightning at the Baltusrol Golf Course in Springfield, New Jersey. Stallings has endured struggles on and off the course because his last PGA Tour win.
His accomplishment cannot be questioned with eight career wins and a few flirtations with major leaderboard. So when Korean Si Woo Kim will be the official winner for the week in North Carolina, a player like Shawn Stefani may possibly also want to take a victory lap. Rory McIlroy returned to the game on Thursday with a functionality so encouraging the description could possibly yet be apt come the end of the 97th PGA Championship.
Stallings completed in the top rated 85 in the FedExCup standings for the duration of his very first four years on the PGA Tour, from 2011 to 2014. Colin Montgomerie, who has by no means won a big, successfully defended his Senior PGA Championship title on Sunday with a closing 69 in Indiana. American golfer Jordan Spieth has unsurprisingly been voted PGA Tour player of the year soon after 5 wins this season, which includes the Masters and US Open. Jason Dufner is leading the PGA Championship and he’ll now require to steer clear of damage over the closing stretch to hang on.