Tim Reynolds, Associated Press | PostedFeb 27th - 4:23pm
Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge of golf tournaments, a handful of invitations available most weeks to those who wouldn’t have otherwise qualified for an event.
when it first hosted the Open — with Watson defeating Jack Nicklaus with a birdie on the final hole. No one else was within 10 shots. Greg Norman won in 1986 and Nick Price in 1994, but then it was another 25 years before the next one because of limited roads into Turnberry.
Patrick Reed was more concerned about how to save par than how to answer his critics. He was consumed with navigating around the trees from 152 yards away with a gap wedge more than any chatter about his character.
Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater.