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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:59 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:56

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PGA TOUR

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Atlanta.

Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70.

Purse: $8.5 million (First Prize: $1.53 million).

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Dan McCarthy Earns Mackenzie Tour Player Of The Year And The Five Earn Web.com Tour Status

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 05:23 Monday, 19 September 2016 05:15

altDan McCarthy of Syracuse, New York, wrapped up Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Player of the Year honours, finishing with $157,843 in earnings on the season to top the Order of Merit and lead five players who earned status on the Web.com Tour for 2017.

McCarthy, 31, who produced a unprecedented season of four wins and the all-time record for single-season earnings, will be fully exempt on the 2017 Web.com Tour after finishing $73,768 ahead of No. 2 Brock Mackenzie of Yakima, Washington. Joining McCarthy and Mackenzie in The Five were No. 3 Taylor Moore of Richmond Hill, Ontario, No. 4 Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore, California and No. 5 Adam Cornelson of Langley, B.C.

The Five will graduate to the Web.com Tour in 2017 and look to follow in the footsteps of at least nine PGA TOUR-era Mackenzie Tour alumni who will have PGA TOUR status for the 2016-17 season, including 2013-15 Order of Merit winners Mackenzie Hughes, Joel Dahmen and J.J. Spaun.

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Michael Thompson Wins Boise Open To Regain PGA Tour

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:33 Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:25

Michael ThompsonCanadian Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Michael Thompson won the Web.com Tour Finals’ Albertson Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club to regain a PGA Tour card.

Thompson finished with his second straight 7-under 64, birdieing five of the first seven holes on the back nine, for a three-stroke victory over Argentina’s Miguel Angel Carballo.

The 31-year-old Thompson finished at 23-under 261 and earned $180,000 in the second of four events that will determine 25 PGA Tour cards. He won the 2013 Honda Classic for his lone PGA Tour title.

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DeChambeau Wraps Up PGA Tour Card With Web.com Finals Win

Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 01:37 Monday, 12 September 2016 01:30

Bryson DeChambeauCanadian Press

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau won the Web.com Tour Finals-opening DAP Championship to wrap up a PGA Tour card for next season.

The 22-year-old former SMU player beat Andres Gonzales with a 5-foot par putt on the second hole of a playoff at Canterbury Golf Club. DeChambeau and Gonzales each birdied the 18th on the first extra trip down the par-4 hole, eliminating Nicholas Lindheim and Argentina’s Julian Etulain.

“It’s a big patience test for me, and I think I passed,” DeChambeau said.

DeChambeau shot a 1-over 71 in windy conditions to match Gonzales (68), Lindheim (66), and Etulain (67) at 7-under 273.

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This Week In Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:54 Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:35

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PGA TOUR

BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Carmel, Ind.

Course: Crooked Stick CC. Yardage: 7,516. Par: 72.

Purse: $8.5 million (First Prize: $1.53 million).

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