In contention on Sunday, Jason Day (neck) withdraws from CJ Cup

Tanya Simon
October 19, 2020

"With the greens being firm, fast and quite a bit of break around these holes, if you don't have the right speed, you're not going to make a lot of putts", said Kokrak, who had four consecutive birdies on the front nine and credited his caddie with helping pick "great reads".

Hatton had a mixed round of seven birdies, three bogeys and eight pars on Friday, but managed to close out his round with two straight birdies.

Kokrak also was in the left rough, hacked out to the right rough and put his third shot in the bunker.

RICHMOND, Va. - Phil Mickelson became the third player and second this year to win his first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions, slamming the door on Mike Weir with a back-nine surge in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. "The putter saved me", Griffin said.

A three-time PGA Tour champion but without a win since 2017, Henley tallied five birdies, including three in a row from the 10th hole. 'I'm trying to work hard.

The victor in late August at Ozarks National in Missouri in his first start on the 50-and-over tour, Mickelson joined Bruce Fleischer and Jim Furyk as the only players to win in their first two senior events.

Jason Kokrak wins CP Cup for 1st PGA Tour title1 hour ago0:44
Jason Kokrak wins CP Cup for 1st PGA Tour title1 hour ago0:44

When asked whether he can the trophy he added: 'There's not much separation, so I would need to go out and maybe shoot 64 tomorrow and see where that leaves me.

In third place, one shot behind Hatton, was American Russell Henley, while England's Matthew Fitzpatrick was seven shots away from the lead.

The tournament, typically part of the PGA Tour's Asian swing, was moved to the Las Vegas venue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and featured a crowded field of top talent warming up for the Masters next month, including four-time PGA Tour victor Xander Schauffele, who finished second, two shots behind Kokrak. Rory McIlroy was at least headed for a good finish until he had a pair of bogeys and two double bogeys over the last five holes for a 74.

Day was in the penultimate group at Shadow Creek after a 66 left him in the group five shots out of the lead.

From the 10th, Schauffele played his nine outward in dazzling 29 strokes, only parried the 1st and 3rd holes and screwed the rest, triggering a breathtaking series of six in a series of 4: 9. That meant a twosome amidst a course filled with threesomes, and a lot of waiting.

Kokrak's long-awaited breakthrough came in his 233rd PGA Tour start and secures him an invite to next year's Masters and PGA Championship, with the win also lifting him inside the world's top 30 for the first time. Now he can plan on two trips to Augusta National, qualifying for the 2021 tournament by winning.

Zverev, Bautista Agut labor to reach Cologne semis
Zverev overcame Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5 7-6 (7-3) but was full of praise for the NextGen ATP Finals contender. The German held at 30 to bring the victory home and start the title celebration, the first in many months.

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