OWINGS MILLS, Md .: For six dynamic holes in the playoffs, Patrick Cantlay ended an epic battle with Bryson DeChambeau by birding 18 feet on the 18th hole to win the BMW Championship on Sunday.
DeChambeau missed a 6-foot putt for 59 on Friday and missed four birdie putts to win in regulation and the playoffs on Sunday. And then he missed the most important putt of the week within 10 feet to extend the playoffs.
Cantlay putts 8 feet for the par, 8 feet for bogey and 20 feet for birdie on the last three holes of the regulation for a 6-under-66, the last to force a playoff at Caves Valley in the first appearance of the PGA Tours in Baltimore in nearly 60 years. He hit 6-foot and 7-foot putts on the 18th hole of the playoffs.
The latter gave him the victory, his third of the season leading the PGA Tour and his fifth overall. Not only did this propel him to the top of the FedEx Cup standings, but the victory gave Cantlay the sixth and final automatic place on the US Ryder Cup team.
Cantlay now begins the Tour Championship with a two stroke lead based on his ranking as the race ends for the prize of $ 15 million.
DeChambeau also finished with a 66. They finished 27-under 261. No one has ever shot 261 on the PGA Tour and hasn’t won the trophy.
Sungjae Im birdied his last two holes for a 67 to finish alone in the third, four strokes behind. Rory McIlroy finished with a 67 for fourth.
GRAND WHITE, Michigan: Joe Durant put in a 5-foot bogey putt on par 4 18th for a one-stroke win over Bernhard Langer in The Ally Challenge.
Durant, 57, finished 4 under 68 in windy conditions to finish 17 under 199 at Warwick Hills. He won the PGA Tour Champions for the fourth time after winning the PGA Tour four times.
One shot behind Langer and Doug Barron early in the round, Durant birdied four in a six-hole streak over the first nine and added a birdie at the 16th par-5. He drove left on 18 into an adjacent fairway, cut a branch that hit the trees, let his third short before the green and chipped.
Langer parried on the 18th, knocking in two bunkers, in a 70. Two days after shooting his age on his 64th birthday, the German star had just one birdie of nine against Durant in the 16th. Langer has 41 Champions wins, four off Hale Irwins’ record.
Steven Alker was third at 15 under after 67. Barron (72), Steve Flesch (64) and KJ Choi (66) had 14 under.
Vijay Singh had an albatross in 16 with an antler of 5 in a 67 which left him 13 cents.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland: Rasmus Hojgaard shot a 7-under 63 and won the European Masters by one stroke when Bernd Wiesberger finished with a bogey after hitting the green side into the water.
Hojgaard, 20, finished 13 under 267 for his third victory on the European Tour. The Dane reached the 14th par 5 and played the last six holes in under 5s.
Wiesberger hit his tee shot on the 18th par 4 in a bunker, then found water with his second shot. The Austrian player finished with a 65.
COLUMBUS, Ohio: Adam Svensson won the National Children’s Hospital Championship, finishing 4 under 67 for a two-stroke victory in the second of three Korn Ferry Tour finals.
Already headed to the PGA Tour next season as the top 25 in the regular season points race, Svensson finished with a tournament record of 17 under 267 overall on the Scarlet course in Ohio State. The 27-year-old Canadian has three career victories, also winning the Club Car championship in March in Georgia.
The Korn Ferry Tour Championship takes place next week at the Victoria National in Newburgh, Indiana.
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