Published: Mon, October 19, 2020
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Day withdraws from final round of CJ Cup

Day withdraws from final round of CJ Cup

Schauffele bemoaned the pace of play - "playing five hours and 40 minutes is kind of ridiculous in my mind" - and his play in general.

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.

He finished at 17-under 199, one off the event record set by Miguel Angel Jimenez past year.

The 29-year-old Hatton endured a consistent but frustrating day, with eight pars on the front nine against one bogey, before cancelling out a bogey five at the 14th with a birdie four on the last after hitting his second shot to within eight feet.

Champions - Phil Mickelson likes to play aggressively and found the PGA Tour Champions' stop at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond the ideal place to begin his preparations for the Masters. "As good as my ball-striking is, as hard as I've been working".

The 31-year-old, who finished tied at 27 in last week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, had three consecutive birdies on the back nine and said he hoped to keep the momentum up in the final round. "I've got to play a solid round of golf, keep my head down and keep grinding". "I hit it all right there in the middle of the round, hit some good shots, but kind of the start and the end I struggled a little bit off the tee".

FIFE, Scotland - Adrian Otaegui of Spain won the Scottish Championship for his first stroke-play title on the European Tour, closing with a 9-under 63 for a four-stroke victory. He two-putted from 30 feet, then reached the par-5 16th in two and made birdie, canceling out Weir's birdie.

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

Henley birdied three holes in a row on Nos. Bernhard Langer (67) and Brandt Jobe (68) shared fifth, five behind Mickelson.

"I was low righthander this week", Goydos quipped.

Holding his nerve to the end and delivering all the key shots, Kokrak matched the low score of the week with an 8-under 64 to overcome a three-shot deficit at the start and win by two shots to finally be able to call himself a PGA Tour victor.

Prominent among other British players were Ian Poulter, who shot 73 to be four-under and 11 off the lead, and Justin Rose, whose 68 had him at two-under.

Otaegui started the week shooting 62 in the first round and nearly matched that on Sunday thanks to a remarkable display of putting, which included a long putt from off the green at No. 13 for one of his 10 birdies overall. He finished at 23-under 265 at Fairmont St. Andrews.

He continued his two-shot lead overnight with birdies in fourth, seventh and eighth places, turning three under 33 and an impressive 10 under for the tournament.

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