Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
Jun 23 2017
And that stellar final round was propelled by a heck of a recovery from a poor third shot on the first hole.
The 24-year-old won for a second consecutive year at the FedEx St. Jude Classic by virtue of a final-round 66 at TPC Southwind.
"We hear a lot about the young guns and about the Justin Thomases and Jordan Spieths, but I feel like I kind of get forgotten a little bit", Berger said.
David Toms, Dave Hill and Lee Trevino had also won the event back-to-back.
Munoz had three birdies on each side, including back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16 in a bogey-free effort. "Then the last couple days they just started to fall and that was the big difference".
Schwartzel shot a woeful 4-over 74 Saturday, but bounced back with a 4-under 66 in Round 4.
Spaniard Rafael Cabrera Bello, joint overnight leader, finished a tie for fourth with Billy Horschel, Braden Thornberry, Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell. He almost made it, but a long putt on No. 17 stopped just short of the birdie he needed to pull even with Berger.
South Korean Kim Meen-whee has set a new career high on the PGA Tour with a runner-up finish. I want to fight hard and give myself a good chance on the weekend.
"Middle of the round got a little away from me, but I saved some shots and I haven't been doing that lately", Every said. "It just kind of happened". Unfortunately for the future Hall of Famer, a triple-bogey seven on the par-4 12th hole knocked him out of contention.
The American, who qualified for next week's U.S. Open, is alongside Matt Every, Scott Brown and Sebastian Munoz atop the leaderboard.
Sydneysider Jones, who began his round on the 10th, couldn't rediscover the first-round radar with his approach shots, but played some exquisite chips and clutch putts around several greens to maintain his challenge. She calmly made a 25-footer for the victory.
Lexi Thompson buckled down the stretch and missed a four-foot putt to win in regulation, forcing her to return to the 18th tee with Jutanugarn and Chun for a playoff. Perrine Delacour (62) and Lindy Duncan (65) were one shot back.