DeChambeau’s Dominance Continues at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open
Bryson DeChambeau’s first event of the 2019 FedEx Cup season, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, turned out to be less of a tune up and more of an extension to the elite level of golf he’s been playing since early in the 2018 season.
A share of the 54-hole lead made Bryson the consensus favorite heading into Sunday’s final round. Applying pressure on the field early, he holed birdie putts on One and Four, and turned the screws late, sinking a clutch 50-foot eagle putt from off the back of the par 5 16th green.
Although DeChambeau controlled his own destiny all day, he was pushed by Patrick Cantlay, who’s nine birdie, 6-under effort posted 20-under in the clubhouse. Heading into the 18th with the lead, Bryson made the par he needed to card a 5-under 66 and 21-under.
Bryson’s first win of the season is also his fourth of the calendar year, and 5 PGA Tour win overall. The only difference to his bag from the back to back FedEx Cup wins is the inclusion of the new Cobra F9 Speedback driver yet to be released to the public.
WITB: Bryson DeChambeau’s Clubs
- Driver: Cobra King F9 Speedback (TPT Model 14 MKP LT shaft at 45.5 inches), 9 degrees
- 3-Wood: Cobra King LTD 3/4 (14.5 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Black 85X shaft)
- 5-Wood: Cobra King F8+ (17.5 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Black 85X shaft
- Utility Irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4-5) with True Temper X7 shafts
- Irons: Cobra King Forged One Length (6-PW) with True Temper X7 shafts
- Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50 degrees) with True Temper X7 shaft; Cobra King WideLow Grind (55 and 60 degrees) with True Temper X7 shafts
- Putter: SIK C-Series
- Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X
Justin Rose Showcases World Class Talent in Turkish Airlines Open Title Defense
Justin Rose continues to prove he’s the best all-around golfer in the world, successfully defending his title at the Turkish Airlines Open this week, defeating Haotong Li. The victory also ascended Rose back to number one on the World Golf Ranking.
While players like Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson undoubtedly have an advantage when courses can be overpowered, Rose’s game is built on precision, accuracy and consistency. Dedicated to his routine, his game travels well and can endure any conditions.
Francesco Molinari still holds a sizable lead in the Race to Dubai points as the European Tour heads to South Africa for their penultimate event of the season, the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Teenage Sensation Nasa Hataoka Wins Toto Japan Classic
The Toto Japan Classic is the fourth of five straight LPGA events played in Asia. 19-year old local favorite Nasa Hataoka shot 5-under 67 on Sunday for a 14-under three day total and a two shot victory. This is Nasa’s second win of the season.
Ariya Jutanugarn did not win the Toto Japan Classic, but with two LPGA events remaining, she did wrap up the 2018 Money Title and LEADERS Top 10 competition. The LEADERS Top 10 awards $100,000 to the player with the most top 10 finishes on the season.
Langer Leads as Champions Tour Gears Up for Cup Championship
The Champions Tour did not have an event this week. They return to action this Friday for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, played at Phoenix Country Club.
Bernhard Langer holds the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, but any of the top 6 players have a mathematical chance of winning the prize.
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