This past weekend saw a lot of great story lines and we are here to give you the good and the bad of it. Here are our winners and losers from the past week in golf.
Brendon de Jonge — We've already discussed the withdrawing problem on the PGA Tour, so credit is definitely due to de Jonge, who posted an opening round 80 at the Wells Fargo Championship only to follow it up with a course record-tying 62 on Friday. He didn't stop there, posting weekend rounds of 68-69 to jump into the top-10, incredible considering how he played on Thursday.
J.B. Holmes — A first win since 2008, plus his first PGA Tour win that wasn't at TPC Scottsdale didn't just fall in his lap. Holmes had to outlast a few major champions on his way to one of the best non-major tournaments of the season, and unlike so many players this season, when Holmes gave himself a cushion he was able to hold on.
Jim Furyk — Still searching for that first PGA Tour win since the 2010 Tour Championship, Furyk might not have walked away with the trophy, but his final round 65 was good enough to at least make Holmes sweat on his way in. Furyk has struggled to close out tournaments when he was leading, so his best bet for another PGA Tour win might be doing something like this on a Sunday, and he nearly pulled it off with that fantastic round at Quail Hollow.
Felipe Aguilar — If you haven't seen his second shot into the 18th hole at this week's European Tour event, do so right now. The result wasn't just a tournament-ending eagle, but a closing 62 that won the tournament by a single shot.
Phil Mickelson — As Phil put it after his Sunday 76, he played two great rounds of golf and two really, really bad rounds of golf. Mickelson's opening 67 and third round 63 had him in this tournament, but it was his Friday 75 and Sunday 76 that had him finish a disappointing T-11. Phil seems to let the tough rounds get bad in a hurry these days and it's one of the main reasons he's struggled in 2014.
Jason Bohn — His play up until the 17th hole on Sunday was nearly flawless, giving himself a really good shot at a third career PGA Tour win. It was the final two holes that doomed him, with Bohn making a double-bogey on the par-3 17th and adding a bogey on the 18th, with those three shots taking him from a playoff with Holmes to a fourth place finish at Quail Hollow.
Ben Crane — It hasn't exactly been as smooth as his fake instructional videos for Crane this season, and he's on the toughest skid of the year after a third straight missed cut at the Wells Fargo Championship. Crane has now missed three of his last four cuts, and hasn't finished inside the top-32 since the Humana Challenge in January.
David Lingmerth — The bad news for Lingmerth is his 76-72 missed cut at the Wells Fargo is his fourth straight on tour. The good news is a year ago at Quail Hollow it was the same Lingmerth that was missing his fifth straight cut, only to finish T-2 the next week at the Players Championship.
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