Once again, the winner of the PGA Tour event was determined in a playoff. There has certainly been a lot of tough competition this summer with these incredibly talented golfers refusing to lose and force a playoff. This past Sunday was incredible; The day started with Patrick Cantlay and Bryson Dechambeau tied at 21 under par and both shot a 66 to the head in a six-hole playoff. The officers began to wonder if there would be enough daylight to end this intense fight.
Dechambeau had a great week at the BMW Championship at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md .: He shot a 60, made 27 birdies, had four Eagles and was No. 1 in driving. But he was the first golfer to ever shoot a 27-under or less through 72 holes and lose on the PGA Tour.
This Sunday match between Cantlay and Dechambeau is a perfect example of the importance of chipping and putting to getting a low score on the golf course. These two great golfers went stroke by stroke down the second nine; What an exciting afternoon that was not over after 72 holes.
They were tied with three holes to play and on the 16th hole Dechambeau made a birdie putt to take the lead with one stroke. On the 17th hole, both players made a bogey on the par 3. So it came to the 18th hole and Cantlay made a 21-foot putt to end the match. Dechambeau had a chance to win, but he missed his 12-foot putt. This was the start of an intense six-hole playoff.
The playoffs started with Dechambeau continuing to hit great tees and Cantlay playing very consistent golf with plenty of opportunities to make important putts under a lot of pressure. Cantlay had a very intense expression on his face and he was focused while showing no emotion.
On the fifth playoff hole, the Par 3 No. 17, both players hit great tees, first Dechambeau left his ball two meters from the hole. This put additional pressure on Cantlay, who hit his shot just three feet from the trophy. After they both made their putts, this exciting match went to the next hole.
On the last playoff hole No. 18, both players hit the green with great drives and second strokes. Cantlay went on to do another clutch putt to hit the hole with the birdie – it was out of 17 feet and then Dechambeau missed his putt by inches. The victory went to Patrick Cantlay.
Dechambeau had so many chances to win that he missed five straight putts – the last two holes usually and the first three holes in the playoffs. All of these putts were within 20 feet. Any of those putts would have made him a winner.
It was about putting to determine the winner on Sunday. On the second nine, Cantlay puttered more than 80 percent of the field for the rest of the week. Hole after hole, late in the day, Cantlay made the key putt in order not to force just one playoff. He stayed there for another 6 holes and closed it off with a 17 foot when he needed it the most!
This is the third and final week of the FedEx Playoffs with the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Cantlay has amassed enough points to be number one by 10 under before teeing off. Tony Finau starts at 8-under; Dechambeau at 7-under; Jon Rahm, 6-under; and Cameron Smith at 5 under. These are the top five players out of 30 who will battle it out for a chance to win $ 15 million and take home the FedEx Cup.
Also this weekend the Solheim Cup in the world of LPGA will be held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. This competition between the best professional female golfers from Europe and the United States. It is a three day match play event between teams of 12 players with a format similar to the Ryder Cup.
Here are the weekly results from some of the golf courses in the area where some avid golfers enjoy competing in their weekly leagues.
Wentworth Golf Club, Route 16, Jackson, (603) 383-9641: The Ladies League Championship took place on Wednesday. The results won’t be available until September 15th, when everyone is present at the league meeting.
Upcoming events include the Fall 4 Ball, scheduled for September 19th, and the Cross-Country Tournament, scheduled for October 17th. Teams that played in last season’s cross-country tournament have the first option for one of 14 openings.
The Red Fox League dinner and awards night are scheduled for Monday, September 20th. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremonies from 6:00 p.m.
Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Carter Notch Road, Jackson, (603) 383-9090: Last week’s Thursday Night Scramble winners were Jane and Bruce Carr along with Adam Mosston. Adam also won the awards closest to the needle.
In the first week of the Don Ho League fall, the Par Tee team won first place with -6. The Switchback team finished second with -4 and the Chislas came third with -3. Erin Jacobs and Kevin Young won the long drive competition, while Terry Fitzgerald won the pin competition.
Hale’s Location Golf Course, West Side Road, North Conway, (603) 356-2140: In the Men’s League results on August 31, JJ Green took first place with +8 points, followed by Mike Castonguay with +5 points and there was a four-way tie in fourth place between Bill Earle, Denis Lavoie, Brian Gilpatrick and John Rafferty, all with +3 points. The closest to the pin in 6th place went to Tom Proulx.
In the results of the Ladies League on August 30th, Sandy Wolner took first place with +7 points, followed by Rosemary Klaus with +4 and Jeanne Wright with +3 points. The closest to the pin in third place was Jeanne Wright, while Denise Woodcock sank the longest putt in third place.
Lake Kezar Country Club, Route 5, Lovell, Maine, (207) 925-2462: Last Friday, the Professional Logging Contractors “Log A Load for Maine Kids” held their third annual golf tournament. They raised a record $ 41,696 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Maine. The event was a great success. The volunteers for this event did a great job raising funds and organizing the tournament. The Lake Kezar Country Club is happy to be a small part of the fundraising success.
The club is opening a 2022 member special. Register now and get September and October this year with your membership along with 2022. Register online or at the clubhouse. This is an additional two months of golf.
Since the superintendent’s revenge has been so successful, another is in the works for Wednesday, September 8th. Call to sign up. Admission is $ 20 per person.
Don’t forget to register for the 30th annual Fryeburg Rec tournament. Come by and support this event. This golf tournament was a large part of the completion of the David and Doris Hastings Community Center. If you didn’t stop by to see the community center, you will be pretty impressed.
North Conway Country Club, Norcross Circle, North Conway, (603) 356-5244: The club hosted the annual Operation Hattrick tournament on August 19th. The men’s winners were Adam Lanzilotti and Rich Vargus. In the mixed division, Julie Rivers and Harold Kazanjian took first place, in the women’s Alice McElhinney and Anne Rourke took first place.
The NCCC Senior Club Cup was also held last week and the winners were Mary Deveau for the women and Dana Russian after a playoff with three golfers for the men.
This year’s Ladies Club Cup winner was Nancy Morris, who beat Donna Wallace for the championship.
Indian Mound Golf Course, Center Ossipee, (603) 539-7733: The 16th annual golf tournament of the Wolfeboro Lions Club takes place on Wednesday, September 15th at 8:30 am with a shotgun start. Stop by the pro shop to pick up an application.
Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, (603) 278-4653: Mount Washington Resort Golf Club offers a variety of lessons and workshops to help golfers of all levels improve their game. All clinic plans are subject to change due to weather or other factors. Please contact the Pro Shop to book your lessons or for the latest details at (603) 278-GOLF (4653). Please check in at the Pro Shop at least 10 minutes before the start of the class.
“When you walk down the fairway of life, you have to smell the roses because you can only play one round.” – Ben Hogan