Scheffler repeats at Phoenix Originate, reclaims No. 1 ranking

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler successfully defended his WM Phoenix Originate title Sunday at TPC Scottsdale to come by the No. 1 location on this planet.

Scheffler closed with a 6-below 65 to beat Prick Taylor by two strokes on the Stadium Route. The 26-year-susceptible Texan took the No. 1 ranking from Rory McIlroy with his fifth PGA Tour victory.

Closing year, Scheffler won Phoenix for his first occupation title, then rapidly added three more wins, including the Masters.

Scheffler made a 22-foot eagle putt on the par-5 thirteenth to smash a tie with Taylor, then took a two-shot lead on the par-3 16th when he rolled in a 15-footer for par after hitting his tee shot a ways left on the stadium gap.

Scheffler birdied the par-4 17th and closed with a par to attain at 19-below 265. He earned $3.6 million from the $20 million purse in the 2nd of the PGA Tour’s fresh designated events, created to bring the pinnacle gamers collectively more in overall.

Taylor furthermore done with a 65. The Canadian bogeyed the 16th, lacking a 7-footer after Scheffler holed his par putt.

Jon Rahm, who opened the year with consecutive victories in Hawaii and the California barren region, used to be third at 14 below after a 68. He furthermore used to be in direct to take the No. 1 location with a victory. Justin Thomas used to be fourth at 13 below after a 65. McIlroy tied for thirty 2nd at 4 below.


SINGAPORE (AP) — South Africa’s Ockie Strydom shot 9-below 63 on Sunday and rallied for a one-shot victory over Sami Valimaki of Finland in the Singapore Classic on the European tour.

Strydom had the low round of the day at Laguna Nationwide Golf Resort Club and done at 19-below 269 for his 2nd safe on the European tour. He won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa in December.

Valimaki, who started the the relaxation round two photos on the abet of overnight leaders Jeung-hun Wang and Alejandro del Rey, shot a 6-below 66 to attain one stroke on the abet of Strydom.

Tom McKibbin, a 20-year-susceptible from Northern Ireland who led after the opening round with a 64, tied for 11th after a 71-71 weekend.


BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rhein Gibson of Australia closed with a 7-below 64 and won the Astara Golf Championship by four photos Sunday on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Gibson closed with an eagle on the par-5 ending gap to attain at 16-below 283 on two applications on the Country Club of Bogota.

Gibson won for the 2nd time on the Korn Ferry Tour, and his first since the BMW Charity Classic in South Carolina in 2019. He moved to No. 3 on the aspects list.

Kevin Dougherty had a 71 and done alone in 2nd.

The Korn Ferry Tour now has a month off sooner than origin the home agenda.


RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Stephen Ames of Canada closed with an even-par 73 in a tricky remaining round in Morocco and claimed a five-shot victory in the Trophy Hassan II for his third occupation title on the PGA Tour Champions.

It used to be the first time taking part in the tournament since 2020 as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament ended on Saturday to present gamers more time to obtain to Florida for the next tournament.

Designate Hensby of Australia in short challenged Ames in the the relaxation round. He used to be one shot on the abet of, nonetheless after lacking a short birdie strive on the 12th gap, Hensby made double bogeys on the next two holes and Ames coasted to the safe.



Takumi Kanaya of Japan closed with a 1-below 71 for a four-shot victory in the World Sequence Oman on the Asian Tour. It used to be his fourth victory worldwide for the extinct No. 1 newbie on this planet, and his first commence air Japan. … Oliver Bekker took a five-shot lead into the the relaxation round and closed with a 4-below 68 to safe the Dimension Files Expert-Am in South Africa by four photos over Adam Blomme of Sweden. The tournament used to be co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and the Disaster Tour. … In a battle between a pair of 23-year-susceptible rising stars from Sweden, Maja Stark closed with a 4-below 69 for a four-shot victory over Linn Grant in the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco on the Females European Tour. … Michael Hendry closed with an even-par 72 to attain off a four-shot victory in the Vic Originate on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Jiyai Shin shot 71 for a five-shot victory in the females’s part of the Vic Originate. The tournaments had been held on the same applications for the same prize fund.


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