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Top 25 finish for Jason Day in Japan

Oct 29, 2019

Only the one PGA Tour tournament was played this week and for the first time ever it was held in Japan. While locals rallied around home town hero Hideki Mutsutama, there was only one other player that could win for the result to be as popular and it came to be. Tiger Woods returned for his first tournament this season to become the first PGA winner in Japan. Oh, and by the way if you hadn’t heard, he equaled Sam Snead’s record of 82 Tour victories – the equal most ever. You can read our full report on Tiger’s triumph here.
As for the Aussie contingent, we only had three starters in a field limited to 78 starters (with no halfway cut).
Jason Day lead the charge, but he finished 13 shots adrift of the impressionable Woods, back on -6 (T22). A tardy opening round blew his chances but he rallied and played good golf over the final three rounds. A few shots back was Adam Scott on -3 (T33). Scotty just keeps on keeping on and after a great 2019 fingers crossed there’s a second major beckoning for the inform Australian.
Finally Marc Leishman finished at the tail of the field on +6 (69th).
Tiger’s win could be a huge win for golf in Australia, as he all but confirmed in a post round interview that it would be hard for the captain of the US Team not to choose him as a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in early December. Better buy those tickets now, because they’ll be as rare as hen’s teeth if Tiger does pad up!


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results
Week of October 21, 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
ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP
Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club
Purse: $9,750,000 ($1,755,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: WGC-HSBC Champions
Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China, October 31-November 3

Next Tournament: Bermuda Championship
Port Royal Golf Club, Southampton, Bermuda, October 31-November 3          

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Jason Day

T22 (-6)

T22 (-6)

92

Earned his first top-25 finish of the season after finishing T31 in THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES. Won The Challenge: Japan Skins at Narashino CC against Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Tiger Woods on Monday.

Marc Leishman

69th (+6)

$17,355

28

His first-round 76 equaled his highest round of the season—matching a 76 in the first round at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier en route to a WD.   

Adam Scott

T33 (-3)

$51,528

77

Made the cut for the third consecutive time this season, following a T17 at the Safeway Open and T42 at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.