Diana Llamas was a caddie at Ridgemoor Country Club last year when pro golfer Viktor Hovland sank a hole-in-one at the BMW Championship. His feat opened her door to U of I.
Hovland made seven birdies on the back nine, including on the 17th and 18th holes, the two hardest on the course.
Scheffler and Fitzpatrick were at 11-under 199, one shot clear of British Open champion Brian Harman, who had to settle for a 67. The top 10 players are separated by four shots going into the final round.
Homa made 10 birdies in his round of 8-under 62 that gave him a two-shot lead over Kirk (66) going into the weekend of the FedEx Cup postseason event that determines who goes to Tour Championship.
The BMW Championship is the final event that decides who reaches the FedEx Cup finale. It’s also is the final qualifying event for Americans to earn the six automatic spots on the Ryder Cup team.
Tiger Woods has joined the PGA Tour policy board, giving the players a greater voice as the tour tries to complete its business partnership with the Saudi backers of LIV Golf.
American led the last 51 holes and never gave anyone a chance.
The tournament will be held Monday at Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses
Closes with an even-par 70 to beat Rory McIlroy by one shot
We also asked for your thoughts on the PGA Tour’s controversial partnership agreement with Saudi-backed rival LIV Golf.
Its partnership with bloodstained LIV Golf shows that it will do anything to survive.
“I still hate LIV. I hate them. I hope it goes away. We just can’t welcome them back in,” he said.
In less than a year, the Saudis went from disruptors to forcing a complete capitulation that laid the PGA Tour’s moral high ground to waste. From top to bottom, they own professional golf now.
Still to be determined is how players like Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, who defected to Saudi-funded LIV Golf for nine-figure bonuses, can rejoin the PGA Tour after this year.
Koepka ran off three quick birdies early, never lost the lead amid a gritty fight from Viktor Hovland and closed with a 3-under 67 for a two-shot victory.
Viktor Hovland and Corey Conners are lurking one stroke back.
Hagge-Vossler won 26 times on the LPGA Tour, including the 1952 LPGA Championship, and she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.
Erica Herman accusing the golf superstar of beginning their sexual relationship when she was his employee and threatening to fire her if she didn’t sign a nondisclosure agreement she now wants voided.
He was the quintessential journeyman golfer, playing at least 14 tournaments in 12 seasons, making 355 career starts on the PGA Tour, recording 11 top-10 finishes without ever claiming an official win.
“He’s resting now and will start the recovery process,” Mark Steinberg, his agent at Excel Sports, said in a telephone interview.
Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka finished tied for second, four strokes back.
Also, we asked if the Bulls will make it past the play-in tournament and — golf poll alert — for your favorite major among the Masters, the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open and the British Open.
In the run-up to the Masters, the LIV Golf star seemed battered and bruised from all the abuse he’s taken.
Bet on it: There was a time when Woods was even money, but now the wager is if he’ll even make the cut