47- year old Rod Pampling waited over 10 years to win again on the PGA Tour as he defeated Brooks Koepka by two shots to win the Shriners Hospitals Open for Children in Las Vegas.
He’s right about the 40-somethings and how much they DON’T win.
Final Thoughts from SHFCO
When all the trends fall apart.
When the Las Vegas Mafia doesn’t fire on Sunday.
It’s a great story for Rod Pampling but a tough week in Fantasy Land.
Check the winning scores at TPC Summerlin and it’s obvious that 20-under should be an annual starting point. Smylie Kaufman’s 16-under was the exception, not the rule, as the resort-style fairways and greens don’t bother these guys too much. Birdies must roll and firing in a couple of eagles doesn’t seem to hurt either.
Francesco Molinari (T-4): Add this to his T-6 last week and win at the Italian Open for an excellent finish to his calendar season. He’s done for the rest of the year so YOU’RE LATE.
Lucas Glover (3rd) & Keegan Bradley (T-7): Back-to-back top 10’s but only one is heading to Mexico later this week.
Ryan Moore (T-15): Seventh time inside the top 25 in his last eight.
Luke List (T-15): Backed up his T-2 last week with an opening round 65 and a closing round 64. There’s something here folks.
Caught My Eye
Billy Hurley, III (T-15): Closed with 66-66; made 10 of last 11.
Stewart Cink (T-15): With his wife battling cancer, this is even more impressive.
Chez Reavie (T-24): More proof that over-par rounds don’t work here as he opened with 76 before closing 61-68-67!?!?!
Russell Henley (T-24): Opened 68-69-63 to sit T-4 before 72 on Sunday made people forget. T-14 last week and is close!
Alex Cejka (T-27): A pair of top 30’s to start the season and won on Paspalum at the Puerto Rico Open in 2015.
Complete Recap at Golfweek below!