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A week like no other at Quail Hollow held one final surprise Sunday when 22-year-old rookie Derek Ernst birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then won the Wells Fargo Championship on the first extra hole against David Lynn of England.
Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney wound up tied for the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship, minus the separation from the rest of the field.
Phil Mickelson has figured out the secret to the greens at Quail Hollow. Or maybe he's just had a lot of good bounces for two days.
For all the talk about the greens, Rory McIlroy's most important club was his driver Thursday in the Wells Fargo Championship.
One year ago, Jason Dufner's victory at the Zurich Classic made him the fifth player in the last eight years to celebrate his maiden PGA Tour triumph in New Orleans.
Tiger Woods still has a chance to win the Masters.
Ted Potter Jr. didn’t care about the so-called Par-3 Contest jinx. In his first Masters appearance, Potter worked his magic, sinking birdies on Nos. 8 and 9 in sudden death, beating Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson in a two-hole playoff to hoist the crystal trophy.
Lee Westwood's mum walked away from the ninth hole, waving her hand in front of her face on a balmy spring day.
Notable pairings include Tiger Woods with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy at 10:45 a.m., and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson with Ian Poulter and Steven Fox at 10:34.
Justin Rose started out as another guy in Tiger Woods' group Thursday at Bay Hill. He wound up in the lead.
Luke Donald, the No. 3 seed who is regarded among the best in match play, suffered his worst loss in 25 matches at this tournament. Louis Oosthuizen (No. 4) and Justin Rose (No. 5) never even reached the 17th tee when it was time for them to leave.
Woods closed with an even-par 72 for a four-shot victory. He won the tournament for the seventh time, and picked up his record eighth win as a pro at Torrey Pines, which includes the 2008 U.S. Open.
Woods seized control in the fog-delayed Farmers Insurance Open with a strong driving performance that carried him to a 3-under 69 and a four-shot lead after the third round. Even when he got a little wild off the tee late in chilly afternoon of the fourth round, he still made birdies to stretch his lead to six shots when play was suspended by darkness.
The chatter and speculation hasn't stopped since the players arrived at Torrey Pines earlier in the week for the Farmers Insurance Open. The focus of such a busy week is sure to shift to another topic on Thursday.
Dave Kindred, a preeminent American sports writer who has worked his trade for the better part of four decades, was walking down the right side of the first fairway at Kiawah Island with the final group at the PGA Championship when he mentioned he had been teaching a writing class to college students.
"I'm sure he feels terrible about it and I believe 100 percent that he didn't do anything on purpose," he said. "I'm sure he'll not do that again ever."
"I'm glad I didn't have to make the decision," Watney said. "But I guess Tiger's here, so that's good for golf."