Jan 22 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge at the par-72 course on Sunday in La Quinta, California -20 Hudson Swafford (U.S.) 65 65 71 67 -19 Adam Hadwin (Canada) 71 69 59 70 -18 Brian
There have been three PGA Tour tournaments played so far in 2017. In two of the three, the shot of the tournament has come on the 71st hole from the final group. In the Tournament of Champions to open the calendar year, it was Justin Thomas who stuck a dreamy iron from forever away to seal the deal. On Sunday, it was Hudson Swafford who nearly made an ace on the par-3 17th at the CareerBuilder Challenge to get his first career win. The Georgia alum was flowing a little bit with two straight birdies entering the tough No. 17 (and an almost-eagle), and this was the swing of the week (and year) for him so far. Runner up Adam Hadwin (who shot 59 on Saturday) covered Swafford up with a birdie of his
Veteran Thai golfer Prayad Marksaeng won the Singapore Open by a single stroke on Sunday after the tournament favourite Adam Scott blew his chances of a fourth title by hitting two balls into the water. Prayad shot a final round of four-under-par 67 to finish at nine-under 275 and capture his 20th title since turning professional in 1991, earning himself a place in this year’s British Open. Four players -- Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand, Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines, Jbe Kruger of South Africa and the defending champion, South Korea’s Song Young-Han -- finished tied for second after a thrilling final day where six players had a share of the lead.