Rain delays opportunity for Sergio Garcia to end drought
Garcia certainly made a case for inclusion with his play this week, following his second-round 63 — his lowest round on tour in a decade — with a 66 that gave him a one-stroke lead entering the final round.
While Garcia continued his chase for that spot, other players were trying to secure a spot in the playoffs that begin later this week. The top 125 on the points list qualify for the Barclays at Bethpage Black.
Heath Slocum, who arrived at No. 128, was at 11 under through 13 holes and was at No. 120 on the projected standings.
Every stroke was critical for Y.E. Yang, who came to Greensboro at No. 129 and needed a strong final round to push his way into the postseason.
He finished at 6 under following a third straight 69 and was projected to miss the playoffs at No. 127 when play stopped.
Fox captures U.S. Amateur with birdie
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, colo. — Steve Fox made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole Sunday, completing a remarkable underdog run to win the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills.
Fox, a senior at Tennessee-Chattanooga, made an 11-foot putt to win the 35th hole.
Still with a 1-up advantage, Weaver, a 21-year-old redshirt junior at the University of California, needed to make a 5-foot putt on the 36th hole at the 18th green to secure the win, but it lipped out, extending the championship round to a 37th hole.
A shaken Weaver landed his next tee shot in the rough, putting himself in a tough spot and needing two more shots to put the ball on the green. Fox then hit a slow roller, breaking at the end from left to right, for the winning putt.
Wood claims first Champions title