√1, McIlroy t22 back spasms, or give up the playoffs next year
√2, zhang xinjun Missouri tied for fourth to secure pga tour qualification
Fowler, again missing out on a grand slam title, believes he still has time to win
√4. Thomas wins pga championship for the first time
On August 14
McIlroy suffered back spasms after his t22
Or give up the playoffs to return next year
Rory McIlroy is unsure of his schedule because of back spasms and paralysis in his left arm. He raised the possibility Sunday that he might not be able to defend his fed cup title in the upcoming pga tour playoffs.
"I don't know what I'm going to do," McIlroy said. "maybe next year, you'll see me. Perhaps in two weeks you will see me. It really depends."
After a final round of 68, 3 under par — four rounds on 285, 1 over — and a tie for 22nd in the pga championship, McIlroy complained of spasms in his left argyle and paralysis in the medial side of his left arm. He immediately plans to fly back to Northern Ireland to meet with his fitness instructor, Steve McGregor, next week to assess his options.
"I'll talk to him about it and see what we need to do in the future," McIlroy said. "but the more I play, the longer it will take me to be 100 percent."
Wheat may give up defending his pga tour playoff title
Zhang xinjun of Missouri tied for fourth
Ensure pga tour eligibility
Springfield, Missouri,August 13, 2017China's zhang xinjun shot 65-64-66 in the last three rounds to tie for fourth place with a final score of -22 and take home $29,700 in the webber tour price cut online store charity tournament here at highland springs country club. Dou ze, who is already a lock to qualify for next season's pga tour, is tied for 13th.
After this battle, zhang xinjun's total bonus for the season exceeded 186,000 us dollars, rising to 18th place in the bonus list. With only two games left in webber's regular season, zhang xinjun is only the second Chinese player to make the pga tour after dou zecheng.
"I was a little worried after the first round. -1 was not a very good result," zhang said after the match. By the second round, I was playing really well, the irons, the putter."
After shooting a 71 in the first round at highland springs country club, zhang shot a six-stroke in all three rounds. He swallowed only three bogeys in the last three rounds, but caught 24 birdies.
"There were a lot of close birdies that didn't advance, but I learned the lesson and still tried to keep a normal mind and not worry."
Dou zecheng became the first Chinese player to enter the pga tour when he won the digital Allies open two weeks ago. Until then, zhang had been ranked higher on the webber tour's money list than dou. "I did put some pressure on myself to play well and make the pga tour," zhang said. Happy for him."
From the pga tour China to the pga tour, zhang xinjun and dou zecheng made the history of Chinese golf. The pga tour season, which starts in October, will feature players from mainland China as members for the first time.
Zhang xinjun in the final round of the charity championship of online shop (source: pgatour)
Fowler missed out on another grand slam title
Believe that you still have the time
Ricky fowler was a spectator at the 99th pga championship on aug 14.
Fowler powered through the last nine holes of the final round and finished tied for fifth overall on five under par, three strokes behind champion Justin Thomas. Fowler will have to wait eight months for his first grand slam title.
After four birdies in a row on the 12th to 15th holes on the back nine, he was within two strokes of the leader and tied Sunday's low with a fourth round 67 (-4). Fowler's title was ruined by a triple bogey in the first round and the closing three holes in the third round left him four over par, six shots behind the leader.
"I knew there was a chance today and that the competition would be tough." Fowler said. "I had a good week of putt but yesterday I had the misfortune to have two three-putts. Then on the 17th hole, I ran into trouble with my iron 8 because I didn't realize the danger of water barriers, didn't know if the wind was going to be stronger, and other factors were not taken into account. So it's not a bad swing."
A tie for fifth is another good grand slam finish for fowler, who entered the title race at both the masters and us open weekends. Fowler said he had a good grand slam this year. The 29-year-old, who turns 29 in December, has finished in the top 10 of his eight grand slam titles so far and still believes he will win his first grand slam title.
Fowler and his buddy Thomas (credit: sina sports)
Thomas fought back to win the pga championship
First grand slam title
Justin Thomas, 24, won the first grand slam at the pga championship on Sunday, easily beating a group that included hideki matsuyama to win the wanamaker trophy by two strokes, despite missing the final hole in panic valley.
With five birdies from the seventh hole to the 17th hole, Thomas secured his lead. On the last hole, he teed into the bunker, leaving himself with a 27-foot long putt. But he putted the ball three inches to the side of the hole cup to seal the victory. Thomas, whose father is a pga coach, shot 68 in the fourth round to finish at 276 (73-66-69-68), eight under par, earning him a $1.89 million check.
Francesco molinari's 67, Patrick reed's 67, tied for second place with Louis oosthuizen (70), who birdied the last hole, at six under par at 278.
Hideki matsuyama, who delivered a disappointing performance and had been seen as the top contender for the title over the weekend, saved just one putt on the back nine on the 17th hole — including five bogeys and three birdies — with a 72 that tied him with Ricky fowler (67) for fifth place at 279, five under par.
Four grand slam champion rory McIlroy, who twice won the Wells Fargo championship in scare valley, shot 285 (72-72-73-68) in four rounds to tie for 22nd. Wheat said after the game that he felt cramps and paralysis, and may rest until next year.
Jordan spieth shot his best 70 of the week in the final round, but he missed his career grand slam all week. His four-round result of 286 (72-73-71-70) was two over par and tied for 28th.
Thomas wins first grand slam title (source: sina sports)