WITB: Bryson DeChambeau Wins Shriners Open, Tour Wrap Up

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PGA Tour

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

European Tour

Justin Rose Showcases World Class Talent in Turkish Airlines Open Title Defense

Justin Rose Back to Back Turkish Airlines Open Champion

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.

LPGA

Teenage Sensation Nasa Hataoka Wins Toto Japan Classic

Nasa Hataoka wins Toto Japan Classic

OTSU, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 04: Nasa Hataoka of Japan holds the winner’s trophy after winning the TOTO Japan Classic at Seta Golf Course on November 04, 2018 in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)

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.

Champions Tour

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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Keith Schneider

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Keith Schneider Age: 33 Handicap: 6.3 Introduction to golf: Age 14 Playing years: 19 Rounds per year: 75+ Hole in Ones: 1 WITB Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 10.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 75 X-Stiff 3 Wood: Tour Edge CBX T3 15° Project X HZRDUS Black 75 6.5 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5° upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) +1/2" Dynamic Gold X100 2° upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 51° 8° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 56° 14° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 60° 6° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 K Grind Putter: Wilson Staff 8802 35" Balls: Titleist ProV1x, TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft X

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