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2018 Senior Players Championship | Scottish Open | Golf Tour Results

This week in golf, the senior men competed in the Senior Players Championship and most of the top players in the men’s game were at the Scottish Open. The LPGA Tour held the Marathon Classic while the PGA Tour had the John Deere Classic and the Web.com Tour played in the Utah Championship. Find out who won this week’s golf tournaments below with detailed stories and video highlights.

2018 Senior Players Championship

After 54 holes of the 2018 Senior Players Championship, three men were tied at 16-under par. Scott McCarron and Bart Bryant each shot 7-under par 65 and Jeff Maggert had a 66 to place themselves one stroke ahead of Vijay Singh, who stood at 15-under par and had also shot a 66. Mike Small, who shot a 66 himself, was at 14-under, along with Bernhard Langer, who had shot a 67.

Senior Players Championship Third Round Results

T1  Scott McCarron     -16   67 68 65   200
T1  Bart Bryant        -16   66 69 65   200
T1  Jeff Maggert       -16   66 68 66   200
4   Vijay  Singh       -15   68 67 66   201
T5  Mike Small         -14   65 71 66   202
T5  Bernhard Langer    -14   68 67 67   202
T7  Clark Dennis       -13   68 69 66   203
T7  Tom Byrum          -13   67 68 68   203
T7  Scott Parel        -13   67 66 70   203
T10 Jerry Smith        -12   70 66 68   204
T10 Kenny Perry        -12   65 70 69   204
T10 Glen Day           -12   66 69 69   204
T10 Brandt Jobe        -12   67 67 70   204
T14 Wes Short Jr.      -11   67 70 68   205
T14 Woody Austin       -11   69 67 69   205


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Senior Players Championship Final Round Report

There was some movement on the leaderboard in the final round as Miguel Angel Jiménez shot a 6-under par 66 to finish at 15-under and Duffy Waldorf shot a 64 to finish at 16-under par. Jerry Kelly was 8-under on his round through 17 holes and 17-under par for the championship, one stroke behind the leaders, one of whom was Brandt Jobe, 6-under for the day through 15 holes and 18-under par overall.

The other leader was Jeff Maggert, who was 2-under through the first 9 holes, while Scott Parel was tied with Kelly, one shot back at 17-under par and 4-under on his round through 12 holes. Vijay Singh, who was also 2-under on the front nine while playing alongside Maggert, was also tied with Kelly and Parel at 17-under par.

Senior Players Championship Mid-Final Round Leaderboard

Pos  Player                Score  Thru  Day  R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
T1   Brandt Jobe            -18    15   -6   67 67 70    204 
T1   Jeff Maggert           -18    10   -2   66 68 66    200 
T3   Jerry Kelly            -17    17   -8   69 71 67    207
T3   Scott Parel            -17    12   -4   67 66 70    203
T3   Vijay Singh            -17    10   -2   68 67 66    201 
T6   Duffy Waldorf          -16    F    -8   70 71 67 64    272 
T6   Scott McCarron         -16    9     E   67 68 65    200 
T8   Kenny Perry            -15    14   -3   65 70 69    204 
T8   Mike Small             -15    10   -1   65 71 66    202
T8   Miguel Angel Jiménez   -15    F    -6   71 69 67 66    273

Kelly made par at 18 to shoot 64 and finish at 17-under par and Maggert birdied the 11th to get to 19-under par with a one shot lead. Singh birdied the 12th to move to 18-under par and Perry birdied the 15th to put himself at 16-under par. McCarron birdied the 11th to move to 17-under and Parel bogeyed the 15th to fall to 16-under par.

Singh birdied the 13th to tie Maggert at 19-under par but Maggert rolled his in right on top of him to get to 20-under par and maintain his one shot lead. Jobe parred the 18th to finish with a 66 at 18-under par and Perry birdied the 17th to get to 17-under par. Singh and Maggert both made par at 14 with Maggert needing a four foot putt.


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For his second shot on the par-5 15th, Singh hit a 5-wood out of the rough, rolling it right past the pin and over the green, with Maggert hitting a nice shot from the fairway and onto the green with his second. Singh chipped up to within 2 feet of the hole and Maggert rolled his eagle putt by the hole, hugging the left lip. Both men tapped in for birdie moving Maggert to 21-under par and Singh to 20-under par. Perry bogeyed the 18th to shoot 68 and finish at 16-under par.

Maggert and Singh both hit their drives on the 16th down the middle of the fairway. Maggert hit his second shot off to the right, where it hit a tree and was knocked back 50 yards short and right of the green. Singh hit a better shot and got a tough break when his ball ended up against the rough just off the right side of the green. Parel finished up with a par on 18 to shoot a 69 and finish at 16-under par.

Back at the 16th, Maggert was able to hit a great shot over the tree with his third, onto the green but about twenty feet away from the hole. Singh chose to putt his third from up against the rough and rolled it up to within three feet of the cup. Maggert just missed his par putt and tapped in for bogey, dropping back into a tie with Singh, who rolled in his par putt, at 20-under par.

Singh hit his tee shot on the 17th into the right rough and behind a tree while Maggert hit his tee shot down the middle of the fairway. Just ahead of them, McCarron birdied the 17th to get to 17-under par. Singh then hit a low running shot under the tree which rolled up just left of the green and short of the pin and Maggert hit his second shot about 25 feet past the pin.

Singh did not have the best lie but was able to chip it up to within three feet of the hole. Maggert lagged his birdie putt up close and tapped in for par and then Singh rolled in his three footer and the two men walked to the 18th hole tied at 20-under par.

Singh drove his ball into the rough on the right at the 18th and then Maggert put his drive down the right side of the fairway. Maggert hit his second shot onto the green and Singh came up short into the bunker. Behind them, Bart Bryant birdied the 17th to get to 17-under par. Singh hit his shot out of the bunker to about one foot from the hole and tapped in for par. This left Maggert with a putt to win the championship.

Maggert rolled his birdie putt by on the left hand side, finishing about a foot-and-a-half past. He tapped in for par and he and Singh finished at 20-under par and they would head to a playoff. McCarron made a par at 18 to finish at 17-under par and Bryant made bogey, finishing at 16-under par.


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The playoff began back at the 18th and Maggert hit his tee shot down the middle of the fairway with 125 yards left to the hole. Singh also drove his tee shot down the fairway, a bit further than Maggert at about 113 yards away. Maggert hit his second onto the green just past the hole and to the left about twelve feet away.

Singh pulled his second shot left, leaving him about thirty feet away, on just about the same line as Maggert. Singh rolled his putt down the hill just short of the hole about two feet away. Maggert’s putt for the win rolled down and just across the left lip, leaving him just over three feet for par. Maggert made his putt for par and Singh tapped in for par to extend the playoff. The two men would go back to the 18th tee again.

Maggert again split the fairway with his tee shot and Singh also put his in the fairway down the right hand side. This time Maggert, from 121 yards away, pulled his second shot left of the hole about twenty feet away and then Singh his second shot right over the top of the flagstick, spinning it back to about two feet away from the hole.

The pressure was now on Maggert as he stood over his birdie putt. He stroked his ball toward the hole, rolling it down the hill and to the right, just missing on the right hand side. He tapped in for par and left Singh to roll in his two footer and win the 2018 Senior Players Championship.

A three-time major championship winner, Singh picked up his first senior major with the victory. This was Singh’s first victory as a senior player, and his first win since 2008.

Senior Players Championship Final Results

Pos Player               Score  R1 R2 R3 R4  Total  P1 P2
1   Vijay Singh           -20   68 67 66 67   268   4  3
1   Jeff Maggert          -20   66 68 66 68   268   4  4
3   Brandt Jobe           -18   67 67 70 66   270 
T4  Jerry Kelly           -17   69 71 67 64   271 
T4  Scott McCarron        -17   67 68 65 71   271 
T6  Duffy Waldorf         -16   70 71 67 64   272 
T6  Kenny Perry           -16   65 70 69 68   272 
T6  Scott Parel           -16   67 66 70 69   272 
T6  Bart Bryant           -16   66 69 65 72   272 
T10 Miguel Angel Jiménez  -15   71 69 67 66   273
T10 Glen Day              -15   66 69 69 69   273 
T10 Mike Small            -15   65 71 66 71   273


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European Tour Report

Jens Danthorp had a one stroke lead over six players through 54 holes of the 2018 Scottish Open after a third round 68 put him at 13-under par. Ryan Fox and Scott Hend both shot 63 on Saturday to move into the tie for 2nd place along with Matthew Fitzpatrick, who fired a 64. Marcel Siem, who shot a 65, Alexander Bjork, with a 67, and Rickie Fowler, with a 68,  were also one shot back at 12-under par.

Scottish Open Third Round Results

1  Jens Dantorp          -13   64 65 68   197
2  Ryan Fox              -12   67 68 63   198
2  Scott Hend            -12   66 69 63   198
2  Matthew Fitzpatrick   -12   68 66 64   198
2  Marcel Siem           -12   66 67 65   198
2  Alexander Bjork       -12   67 64 67   198
2  Rickie Fowler         -12   64 66 68   198
8  Russell Knox          -11   66 67 66   199
8  Aaron Rai             -11   69 63 67   199
8  Tyrrell Hatton        -11   65 64 70   199
11 Joakim Lagergren      -10   67 69 64   200
11 Thomas Pieters        -10   68 68 64   200
11 Dean Burmester        -10   68 67 65   200
11 Brandon Stone         -10   70 64 66   200
11 Justin Rose           -10   67 66 67   200
11 Trevor Immelman       -10   68 64 68   200
11 Eddie Pepperell       -10   67 63 70   200


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Scottish Open Final Round Report

Eddie Pepperell shot 30 on the front nine and was leading at 15-under par while Trevor Immelman birdied the first two holes, added two more and was at 14-under through 8 holes. Aaron Rai started birdie-eagle and was at 14-under through 5 holes, while Jens Dantorp birdied the 2nd hole to get himself to 14-under par.

Dean Burmester birdied three of the first six and Brandon Stone birdied three of the first five and they both stood at 13-under, two shots back through 7 holes. Tyrell Hatton, and Rickie Fowler in the group behind him, also stood at 13-under par after 5 holes with Marcel Siem and Alexander Bjork at the same score through 3 holes. Ryan Fox, playing in the last group with Dantorp, made a birdie at the 2nd hole to move to 13-under, while a birdie at 7 also moved Thomas Pieters into the group at 13-under par.

A bogey at the 6th and then another at the 7th dropped Rai back to 12-under par. Pepperell birdied the 10th to get to 16-under par and increase his lead to two strokes. Siem moved into the tie at 14-under with a birdie at the 5th, and Stone birdied the 9th, also moving to 14-under par.

Pieters made a birdie at 9 to also get to 14-under par and Siem made a bogey at the 6th to fall to 13-under par. Fox bogeyed the 5th and he also fell to 13-under par, while Dantorp made birdie there to get to 15-under, one behind Pepperell.

Stone birdied the 10th to tie Dantorp at 15-under par and Rai birdied the 9th to get to 14-under. Pieters birdied the 10th to also move to 15-under and Fox birdied the 6th to get back to 14-under par.

Consecutive birdies at 15 and 16 put Luke List into the mix at 14-under par but he was running out of holes. Rai birdied the 10th to get to 15-under par and Stone birdied the 12th to tie for the lead with Pepperell at 16-under.

Pepperell birdied the 14th to move into the lead again at 17-under par and List birdied the 18th to shoot 64 and finish at 15-under par and the leader in the clubhouse. Stone made another birdie at the 14th to tie Pepperell at 17-under, while Pieters birdied the 13th to get to 14-under par.


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Fowler birdied the 13th to move to 14-under and Stone birdied yet again, this time at the 15th, moving him to 18-under par and in the lead by himself. Pepperell then made a bogey at the 17th, falling to 16-under and now two shots behind. Immelman made a birdie at the 16th to get to 15-under par and Fowler bogeyed the 14th to fall back to 13-under par.

Stone sank a long eagle putt at the 15th to get to 20-under par and a four-shot lead, taking control of the tournament. Pepperell parred the 18th and finished with a 64 at 16-under par and in 2nd place alone.

Dantorp birdied the 13th to get to 15-under par and Immelman finished with a par on the 18th for 15-under, narrowly missing a birdie putt that might have clinched him a spot in the Open Championship.

Stone, needing a birdie for 59, hit a great shot into the 18th green, rolling it in from right of the flag to just past pin high about 10 feet away. Stone’s putt for 59 was not to be, just breaking away from the hole, but he tapped in for par to finish at 20-under and post the score no one could match.

What remained to be decided were the final Open qualifying spots available in this tournament. Stone had locked up the championship and one of the three qualifying spots, and Pepperell, finished in 2nd place at 16-under par, looked to have his locked up. The last spot seemed to be up for grabs between Trevor Immelman and Jens Dantorp at 15-under par. Immelman was finished but Dantorp had four holes to play and Siem was at 14-under with two holes to play.

Dantorp bogeyed the 15th to fall to 14-under par, while Rai made a par and Hatton made a bogey on the 18th, both finishing at 13-under par. Russell Knox, last week’s winner, had a tough day and finished at 7-under par while Rickie Fowler missed a short birdie putt at the final hole and finished with a 68 and 14-under par.

Dantorp birdied the 16th to get back to 15-under par, tied with Immelman and in the Open Championship if he could par the last two holes, but 17 was playing as the hardest hole on the golf course. Siem bogeyed the 18th for a 70 and 12-under par.


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Dantorp made a par on the 17th and he needed only a par on the 18th to make the Open Championship. Fitzpatrick and Hend both made a par at the 18th to finish at 12-under par.

Dantorp parred the 18th to finish at 15-under par. tied for 3rd place and into the Open Championship, while Fox made a birdie to shoot 68 and finish at 14-under par tied for 6th place.

The win was the third on the European Tour for Stone and his first victory this year. Both of Stone’s previous wins came in tournaments within his home country of South Africa and co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour.

Scottish Open Final Results

1  Brandon Stone       -20   70 64 66 60   260
2  Eddie Pepperell     -16   67 63 70 64   264
T3 Jens Dantorp        -15   64 65 68 68   265
T3 Trevor Immelman     -15   68 64 68 65   265
T3 Luke List           -15   63 69 69 64   265
T6 Rickie Fowler       -14   64 66 68 68   266
T6 Ryan Fox            -14   67 68 63 68   266
T6 Thomas Pieters      -14   68 68 64 66   266
T9 Dean Burmester      -13   68 67 65 67   267
T9 Stephen Gallacher   -13   70 66 65 66   267
T9 Tyrrell Hatton      -13   65 64 70 68   267
T9 Aaron Rai           -13   69 63 67 68   267
T9 Justin Rose         -13   67 66 67 67   267


Video Courtesy of European Tour

PGA Tour Report | 2018 John Deere Classic

Michael Kim took control in the third round of the 2018 John Deere Classic, firing a 7-under par 64 and moving to 22-under for the tournament. This gave him a five shot lead over Bronson Burgoon at 17-under, and six ahead of Matt Jones at 16-under, both of whom shot 66. Harold Varner III was in 4th place at 15-under par after also shooting 66. Andres Romero shot a 64 to move to 14-under and a tie for 5th with Sam Ryder, who shot a 67.

John Deere Classic Third Round Results

1   Michael Kim          -22   63 64 64   191
2   Bronson Burgoon      -17   68 62 66   196
3   Matt Jones           -16   68 63 66   197
4   Harold Varner III    -15   67 65 66   198
T5  Andres Romero        -14   64 71 64   199
T5  Sam Ryder            -14   66 66 67   199
T7  Joel Dahmen          -13   64 71 65   200
T7  Denny McCarthy       -13   65 69 66   200
T7  Robert Garrigus      -13   68 64 68   200
T7  Johnson Wagner       -13   64 66 70   200
T7  David Hearn          -13   66 64 70   200
T12 Tyler Duncan         -12   66 72 63   201
T12 Seamus Power         -12   68 68 65   201
T12 Keith Mitchell       -12   67 68 66   201
T12 Francesco Molinari   -12   65 66 70   201


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John Deere Classic Final Report

Michael Kim won the 2018 John Deere Classic by eight strokes with a score of 27-under par 257 for his PGA Tour victory. Francesco Molinari shot a final round 64 to move up among the players tied for second at 19-under par, which included Joel Dahman, who shot a 65, Sam Ryder, who had a 66, and Bronson Burgoon, who shot a 69.

John Deere Classic Final Results

1  Michael Kim          -27   63 64 64 66   257
T2 Francesco Molinari   -19   65 66 70 64   265
T2 Joel Dahmen          -19   64 71 65 65   265
T2 Sam Ryder            -19   66 66 67 66   265
T2 Bronson Burgoon      -19   68 62 66 69   265
6  Harold Varner III    -18   67 65 66 68   266
T7 Kevin Streelman      -16   66 71 66 65   268
T7 John Huh             -16   70 63 69 66   268
T7 Chad Campbell        -16   66 70 66 66   268
T7 Keith Mitchell       -16   67 68 66 67   268
T7 Andres Romero        -16   64 71 64 69   268


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LPGA Tour Report | 2018 Marathon Classic

Brooke Henderson stood at 11-under par and had a one shot lead over Angela Stanford and Brittany Lincicome after 54 holes of the 2018 Marathon Classic. Jacqui Concolino was in 4th place at 9-under and there were an amazing twelve players tied for 5th place at 8-under par, just three strokes off the lead.

Marathon Classic Third Round Results

1  Brooke Henderson     -11   67 66 69   202
T2 Angela Stanford      -10   73 65 65   203
T2 Brittany Lincicome   -10   68 68 67   203
4  Jacqui Concolino      -9   66 69 69   204
T5 Daniela Darquea       -8   75 64 66   205
T5 Jennifer Kupcho (a)   -8   68 71 66   205
T5 Katherine Perry       -8   68 69 68   205
T5 Celine Herbin         -8   69 67 69   205
T5 Caroline Inglis       -8   67 69 69   205
T5 Christina Kim         -8   67 69 69   205
T5 In-Kyung Kim          -8   66 70 69   205
T5 Mirim Lee             -8   66 70 69   205
T5 In Gee Chun           -8   66 69 70   205
T5 Emma Talley           -8   68 67 70   205
T5 Thidapa Suwannapura   -8   65 69 71   205


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Marathon Classic Final Report

Thidapa Suwannapura shot a final round 6-under par 65 that included an eagle-birdie finish on the back-to-back par-5 17th and 18th holes.  Suwannapura finished at 14-under par and waited for the final groups to come in.

A birdie at either 17 or 18 would have given Brittany Lincicome the title but her two pars there left her tied with Suwannapura at 14-under. Brooke Henderson got it to 15-under, but bogeys at the 15th and 16th left her at 13-under par and she failed to birdie either of the last two holes.

The playoff between Suwannapura and Lincicome began at the 18th hole where Suwannapura hit the fairway with her tee shot and Lincicome drove it into the left fairway bunker. Lincicome hit her second shot into the creek short of the green and then Suwannapura hit her second shot to the right of the green in good position.

Lincicome hit a nice fourth shot onto the green about 10 feet from the hole. Suwannapura rolled her pitch up to about 5 feet away for a birdie. Lincicome rolled her must-make par putt into the hole which forced Suwannapura to need her birdie putt to win. Suwannapura knocked her birdie putt into the hole and became the 2018 Marathon classic champion.

The win was Suwannapura’s first career victory on the LPGA Tour, having only two top tens in her career before this.

Marathon Classic Final Results

1 Thidapa Suwannapura   -14   65 69 71 65   270
2 Brittany Lincicome    -14   68 68 67 67   270
3 Brooke M. Henderson   -13   67 66 69 69   271
4 Austin Ernst          -12   68 71 67 66   272
5T Daniela Darquea      -11   75 64 66 68   273
5T Mirim Lee            -11   66 70 69 68   273
5T Emma Talley          -11   68 67 70 68   273
5T Jacqui Concolino     -11   66 69 69 69   273
9T Wichanee Meechai     -10   67 72 70 65   274
9T Sandra Changkija     -10   68 72 68 66   274
9T Caroline Hedwall     -10   66 67 74 67   274
9T Mel Reid             -10   70 71 65 68   274
9T Mina Harigae         -10   68 69 69 68   274
9T Celine Herbin        -10   69 67 69 69   274
9T Angela Stanford      -10   73 65 65 71   274


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Web.com Tour Report | 2018 Utah Championship

Utah Championship Third Round Results

1  Jim Knous         -22   65 64 62   191
2  Cameron Champ     -21   61 64 67   192
T3 Andres Gonzales   -19   67 66 61   194
T3 Bhavik Patel      -19   65 64 65   194
T5 Luke Guthrie      -17   63 67 66   196
T5 Steven Ihm        -17   63 65 68   196
T7 Erik Barnes       -16   65 66 66   197
T7 Trevor Cone       -16   66 65 66   197
T9 Sam Burns         -15   67 63 68   198
T9 Sebastian Munoz   -15   66 66 66   198

Utah Championship Final Results

1  Cameron Champ     -24   61 64 67 68   260
2  Steven Ihm        -23   63 65 68 65   261
3  Sam Burns         -22   67 63 68 64   262
T4 Erik Barnes       -21   65 66 66 66   263
T4 Jim Knous         -21   65 64 62 72   263
T6 Sebastián Muñoz   -20   66 66 66 66   264
T6 Andres Gonzales   -20   67 66 61 70   264
T6 Bhavik Patel      -20   65 64 65 70   264
T9 Martin Trainer    -19   63 71 67 64   265
T9 Jimmy Stanger     -19   67 66 66 66   265


Video Courtesy of Web.com Tour

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