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Scott finishes second at the Memorial

Jun 4, 2019

A strong field was presented at the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield and Adam Scott played great golf all week to finish runner up, just two shots behind Patrick Cantlay.
Leading Cantlay by two going into the final round, Scott continued the fine form of his previous two rounds where he posted 66 each day. A four under 68 wasn’t enough however, as Cantlay scorched around Muirfield in eight under to win by two shots. Compatriot Marc Leishman had a great tournament too, finishing 5th on -12.
Aaron Baddeley continued with his good year, finishing T22 and he now sits 74th on the FedExCup standings. Matt Jones made the cut (T41), while Jason Day and Cam Smith missed the weekend action.
With just two weeks before the US Open, our Aussie men look a real chance to contend. Meanwhile big names such as Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods were in good form, so a huge major looms.
Jeongeun Lee6 collected the USD$1 million winner’s cheque at the LPGA Women’s US Open. Australia’s Minjee Lee finished T12, just 5 shots behind. Lee is still #2 in the world rankings but she closed the gap between herself and World #1 Jin-Young Ko (T16). With her win, Lee6 jumped to #5.
On the Champions Tour, Stephen Leaney continued his solid form (T21) with David McKenzie also providing a strong showing (T33). All of Leaney’s three rounds were under par and he looks like he has a bright future on the Senior Tour.
On the web.com Rhein Gibson finished on -17 to grab a share of fourth place, his best finish for the season. Cameron Percy had a good week too, finishing T17.
On the Latinoamerica, great Australian performances continued with Harrison Endycott just missing a short putt to lose in the quarter finals of the match play event in Mexico to finish T5. Ryan Ruffles (T33) lost his first round match but remains in 5th on the OOM.
In Canada, Ruben Sondjaja was our sole representative on the Mackenzie Tour however he missed the cut, meanwhile the PGA China Tour was on a break.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of May 27, 2019. The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
Purse: $9,100,000 ($1,638,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: RBC Canadian Open
Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, June 6- 9

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Stuart Appleby

DNP

--

228

 

Aaron Baddeley

T22 (-5)

$87,360

74

Made his 16th start at the Memorial Tournament, where he advanced to the weekend for the 10th time. Notched his third top-25 finish at Muirfield Village.

Greg Chalmers

DNP

--

--

 

Cameron Davis

DNP

--

158

 

Jason Day

CUT (+5)

--

36

Missed the cut for only the third time in 14 starts this season. With rounds of 75-74, recorded the highest 36-hole total of 149 this season. The Muirfield Village member owns one top-25 in 11 starts at this event (T15 in 2017).

Matt Jones

T41 (-1)

$31,850

96

Made the cut for the third consecutive time at this event. His best finish at Muirfield Village is a T6 in 2013.

Marc Leishman

5th (-12)

$364,000

11

Recorded his fourth top-15 finish in his last five starts at the event. Currently sits No. 1 in the Presidents Cup International Team standings.

Curtis Luck

DNP

--

149

 

Geoff Ogilvy

DNP

--

--

 

Rod Pampling

DNP

--

227

 

Adam Scott

2nd (-17)

$982,800

15

Finished runner-up for the 13th time on TOUR. Owns four top-10 finishes in 12 starts at the Memorial Tournament. Was seeking to match Steve Stricker for the most starts at the event before winning.

John Senden

DNP

--

222

 

Cameron Smith

CUT (+7)

--

76

 

PGA Champions Tour
Principal Charity Classic

Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa
Purse: $1,850,000 ($277,500 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Mastercard Japan Championship
Narita Golf Club-Accordia Golf, Narita-shi, Chiba, Japan, June 7-9

             Player

Result

Earnings

Charles Schwab Cup

Standing

Notes

Stephen Leaney

T21 (-7)

$19,583

62

Recorded all three rounds under par in a single event for the first time in his PGA TOUR Champions career. Carded his second top-25 finish of the season following a T10 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Peter Fowler

DNP

--

110

 

David McKenzie

T33 (-5)

$12,210

55

 

PGA we.com Tour           
Rex Hospital Open

The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, North Carolina
Purse: $650,000 ($117,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
Thornblade Club, Greer, South Carolina, June 6-9

             Player

Result

Earnings

Regular Season

Standing

Notes

Jamie Arnold

T60 (-3)

$1,677

48

 

Brett Coletta

CUT (+2)

--

45

Missed the cut for the second consecutive time this season.

Brett Drewitt

T63 (-2)

$1,644

89

 

Rhein Gibson

T4 (-17)

$28,600

23

Notched his best finish of the season, finishing inside the top 10 for the third time in 2019. Made his fifth consecutive start at the event, progressively improving each year after missing the cut in his first two appearances. 

Cameron Percy

T17 (-11)

$9,425

31

Recorded his fourth consecutive top-25 finish in his eighth appearance at the event. His last 16 Web.com Tour rounds have all been under par or better.

Travis Smyth

DNP

--

 

 

PGA LAtinoamerica Tour           
Bupa Match Play

Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Purse: $175,000 ($31,500 to the winner)

             Player

Result

Earnings

Order of Merit

Standing

Notes

Harrison Endycott

T5

$4,000

17

Missed a three-foot putt on the first sudden-death playoff hole to lose to Tommy Cocha 1-down in the quarterfinals. The 17th seed has compiled a 6-2 match-play record dating to last year’s quarterfinal appearance. Recorded his third consecutive top-five finish this season.

Ryan Ruffels

T33

$500

5

Has never been outside the top five in the Order of Merit this season despite losing his first-round match.

 

PGA Mackenzie Tour (Canada)
Bayview Place DCBank Open presented by Times Colonist

Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Purse: $200,000 ($36,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: GolfBC Championship
Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club, Kelowna, British Columbia,         Canada, June 13-16

             Player

Result

Earnings

Order of Merit

Standing

Notes

Ruben Sondjaja

CUT (+7)

--

89

Missed the cut for the first time this season, following a T51 at the season-opening Canada Life Open.

PGA China Tour
No Tournament this Week

Next Tournament: Suzhou Open
Nantong Yangtze River Golf Club, Nantong, Jiangsu, China, June 10-16