Daniel Berger defends FedEx St Jude Classic title in Memphis
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 21:59
Schwartzel, who came into the week having missed two of his last three cuts after finishing third at the 2017 Masters, shot 65-66 in the first two rounds at TPC Southwind to get to 9 under and with the 36-hole lead, tied with Sebastian Munoz and Chez Reavie.
South African Charl Schwartzel shot a 66 and South Korean Whee Kim shot a 67 to finish in second, one shot back.
Cink birdied the last to move within one of the leaders, as Fowler made an early exit despite four birdies in a seven-hole stretch along the back nine.
Cabrera Bello was one of five players to finish two shots behind Berger, along with Americans Billy Horschel, Braden Thornberry, Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell. I hit a lot of really good shots today and had a chance to shoot something really low.
He will head with renewed confidence to the US Open starting at Erin Hills in Wisconsin on Thursday, while Schwartzel will also have a spring in his step after his near miss. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he mustered six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.554 strokes tee-to-green and 1.770 on-the-green. It's tough to say Berger won because of this par save, but it was a sporty way to open his round.
Ireland's Seamus Power has catapulted himself into contention at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. "I feel like I waited for my first win this year for a while".
Jutanugarn's drive found the long grass on the side of the par-4 No. 18, but she recovered with an approach shot that left her pin-high.
Jutanugarn finished with a 3-under 69 in the final round and was tied with Thompson (72) and Chun (70) at 17-under 271.
Mickelson was one shot further back in ninth position. Perrine Delacour (62) of France and American Lindy Duncan (65) were one shot back. He's now ranked 137th after 12 events this year, but he has four top-25 finishes including a recent T13 at the Texas Open to help his confidence.