The Rose Park native carded a four-day total of 8-under 280, 13 shots behind Patrick Cantlay, who used a 6-iron instead of a putter to put away the world's No. 1 golfer in a $15 million duel and claim the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup at Eagle Lake.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Aug. 23 - 6:47 p.m.
Finau shot 20-under-par 264, including a tournament-best round of 6-under 65 in Monday's final round, to survive Australia's Cameron Smith in a one-hole playoff and claim his second PGA TOUR victory at The Northern Trust in Jersey City, New Jersey.
"We like to ride the golfing roller coaster," Summerhays said after shooting 7-under-par 65 for one of the lowest rounds of the day. Colorado pro Derek Fribbs shot 23-under 193 to win the event by three strokes.
With mom by his side and a breakfast at the local Cracker Barrel each of the past two days, Creel shot a glistening 7-under-par 64 to finish with a four-day total of 24-under 260 Sunday to win his first championship on the Korn Ferry Tour with the 30th edition of the Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club.
Fishburn currently ranks 81st on the secondary tour's money list with two events remaining. The top 75 in the regular season who fail to earn a PGA Tour card automatically retain their status for the following year, though those numbers were thrown off last year when the PGA Tour announced that there would be no Korn Ferry graduates as a result of cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After initially retiring following the 2020 Utah Championship, the 37-year-old former BYU golfer will tee it up again in next week's Korn Ferry Tour stop in his home state, on his home course at Oakridge Country Club.
With his father by his side the whole way, the Chilean-born freshman held off a rally from his college team's No. 1 golfer to upset Tomlinson, 1 up in 39 holes Saturday afternoon at Alpine Country Club to clinch Leon's first U.S. tournament title of his career.
After clinching one of the final spots in match play via a playoff, Chilean-born University of Utah golfer Martin Leon kept winning — all the way up to the final, where he'll face teammate Blake Tomlinson in a 36-hole, winner-take-all championship Saturday at 8 a.m. MT at Alpine Country Club.
Park City native Colton Tanner and University of Utah teammate Martin Leon each secured upsets over the top-two seeded golfers Wednesday in the opening round of match play at the 123rd state amateur championship.
The 2007 Utah State Amateur champion followed up his opening-round 66 with an even-par 72 for a two-day total of 6-under-par 138 to clinch medalist honors by one stroke Tuesday, securing the No. 1 seed for Wednesday's match play.
BYU freshman Lila Galeai held off Utah junior golf standout (and likely future teammate) Berlin Long in 19 holes in the championship match of the 115th Utah women's state amateur Thursday at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington.
The pandemonium closed in around Phil Mickelson as he walked toward the 18th green at Kiawah Island, where thousands upon thousands of euphoric fans wanted a piece of the history he delivered Sunday in the PGA Championship.
Annabelle Millard blasted a career-low 65 to finish at 8-under-par 136 to claim medalist honors, and Pine View placed three golfers inside the top-11 to roll to its first team title in program history by 26 strokes Thursday at Meadow Brook golf course.
Victoria Castro and teammate Cheyenne Hansen each finished in the top-five, and Davis held on to clinch its first Class 6A girls golf state title since 2015 by one stroke Tuesday afternoon at The Ridge in West Valley.
Rory McIlroy shot 3-under-par 68 to win his first PGA tournament in more than 18 months on Sunday, finishing at 10-under 274 in capturing the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.
Cameron Smith's aggressiveness on the TPC Louisiana's water-lined 16th hole appeared to doom his team's chances of winning the Zurich Classic when his 294-yard drive bounced off an embankment near the green and into the water.
The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 11 - 5:59 p.m.
As Hideki Matsuyama was rarely challenged Sunday in becoming the first-ever Japanese national to win the coveted green jacket, carding 1-over-par 73 to finish with a one shot lead. Salt Lake City's own Tony Finau hung around for as long as he could before fading to an even-par 72 Sunday at Augusta National to finish tied for 10th.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 8 - 6:19 p.m.
Finau carded four bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-4, 350-yard third hole to go along with four birdies on the course that 1992 champion Fred Couples jokingly described as "not concrete yet, but they're brown and they're going to get there fast — which, look out."