Photos: 2018 PGA TOUR Winners

In this post, we’ll keep track of the weekly winners during the 2017-18 PGA Tour season, starting with Safeway Open in early October, and ending with the Tour Championship in late September.


STEELE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS SAFEWAY OPEN TITLE

What: Safeway Open
When: Oct. 8, 2017
Where: Silverado Resort, Napa (CA)
Winner: Brendan Steele
Winnings: $1.16M, 500 FedExCup, 26 OWGR

The Safeway Open may have meant the start to a new PGA Tour season, but after the first 2018 wrap-around season event, the Tour looks the exact same way it did after last year’s Safeway Open: with Brendan Steele on top. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Brendan Steele -15
2 Tony Finau -13
3 Phil Mickelson -12
3 Chesson Hadley -12
5 Graham DeLaet -11
5 Tyler Duncan -11


PEREZ CRUISES IN MALAYSIA, WINS CIMB CLASSIC BY 4

What: CIMB Classic
When: Oct. 15, 2017
Where: TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala (Malaysia)
Winner: Pat Perez
Winnings: $1.26M, 500 FedExCup, 48 OWGR

Pat Perez, the ultimate everyman, blitzed a talented field at the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic in Malaysia, despite being what he referred to as “the last guy” that thought he would win the tournament. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Pat Perez -24
2 Keegan Bradley -20
3 Xander Schauffele -17
3 Sung Kang -17
5 Cameron Smith -16
5 Hideki Matsuyama -16


THOMAS EDGES LEISHMAN IN PLAYOFF, WINS THE CJ CUP

What: The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges
When: Oct. 22, 2017
Where: Nine Bridges GC, Jeju Island (Korea)
Winner: Justin Thomas
Winnings: $1.66M, 500 FedExCup, 50 OWGR

Reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year, and FedExCup Champion, Justin Thomas, again asserted himself as the current best golfer on the planet, triumphing over fatigue and capturing the title of the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea – his first win of the new season, and his sixth title in his past 25 starts. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Justin Thomas -9
2 Marc Leishman -9
3 Cameron Smith -8
4 Whee Kim -6
5 Pat Perez -5
5 Jamie Lovemark -5
5 Brian Harman -5
5 Luke List -5
5 Scott Brown -5
5 Anirban Lahiri -5


ROSE RALLIES TO CAPTURE WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS

What: WGC-HSBC Champions
When: Oct. 29, 2017
Where: Sheshan CC, Shanghai (China)
Winner: Justin Rose
Winnings: $1.66M, 550 FedExCup, 64 OWGR

Aided enormously by Dustin Johnson’s shocking birdie-free 5-over 77 in the blustery final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions, the first WGC event of the new season was captured by Justin Rose, another former U.S. Open winner, who shot a 5-under 67 to incredibly erase an eight-shot deficit and win by two strokes over Johnson, Henrik Stenson, and Brooks Koepka. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Justin Rose -14
2 Henrik Stenson -12
2 Brooks Koepka -12
2 Dustin Johnson -12
5 Rafa Cabrera-Bello -8
5 Peter Uihlein -8
5 Kyle Stanley -8


ARMOUR CAPTURES FIRST CAREER TITLE AT SANDERSON FARMS

What: Sanderson Farms Championship
When: Oct. 29, 2017
Where: CC of Jackson, Jackson (MS)
Winner: Ryan Armour
Winnings: $774K, 300 FedExCup, 24 OWGR

Ryan Armour posted a 4-under par 68 on Sunday, finishing off a wire to wire lead, to capture his first career PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Ryan Armour -19
2 Chesson Hadley -14
3 Jonathan Randolph -12
4 Smylie Kaufman -10
4 Brian Stuard -10
4 Scott Strohmeyer -10


CANTLAY EMERGES, WINS SHRINERS ON SECOND PLAYOFF HOLE

What: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
When: Nov. 5, 2017
Where: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas (NV)
Winner: Patrick Cantlay
Winnings: $1.22M, 500 FedExCup, 30 OWGR

With a final-round 4-under 67, 25-year-old Patrick Cantlay came from five shots back after 54 holes to complete one of the PGA Tour’s great comeback stories: a playoff triumph at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, his first career PGA Tour victory. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Patrick Cantlay -9
2 Alex Cejka -9
2 Whee Kim -9
4 Patton Kizzire -8
4 J.T. Poston -8
4 Chesson Hadley -8


KIZZIRE EDGES FOWLER, WINS OHL CLASSIC

What: OHL Classic at Mayakoba
When: Nov. 12, 2017
Where: Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen (MX)
Winner: Patton Kizzire
Winnings: $1.28M, 500 FedExCup, 32 OWGR

World No. 236 Patton Kizzire, who on a marathon 36-hole Sunday found his way out front, and refused to relent down the stretch, going bogey-free over the final 21 holes to reach 19-under and best Rickie Fowler by one. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Patton Kizzire -19
2 Rickie Fowler -18
3 Si Woo Kim -15
4 Charles Howell III -14
4 Martin Piller -14


AUSTIN COOK WINS RSM CLASSIC, FIRST CAREER TITLE

What: The RSM Classic
When: Nov. 19, 2017
Where: Sea Island, St Simons Island (GA)
Winner: Austin Cook
Winnings: $1.28M, 500 FedExCup, 30 OWGR

PGA Tour Rookie Austin Cook, was able to do what so many other inexperienced players have been unable to do in his position in the past: transmuting a first career 54-hole lead into a first career victory. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Austin Cook -21
2 J.J. Spaun -17
3 Brian Gay -16
4 Brian Harman -14
4 Kevin Kisner -14
4 Andrew Landry -14
4 Chris Kirk -14


FOWLER FIRES 61, WINS HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

What: Hero World Challenge
When: Dec. 10, 2017
Where: Albany GC, New Providence (Bahamas)
Winner: Rickie Fowler
Winnings: $1.00M, 0 FedExCup, 48 OWGR

Decked out in his typical ostentatious bright-orange Sunday wardrobe, the 28-year-old Fowler began his day with seven-consecutive birdies, taking amazingly little time to close a daunting seven-stroke 54-hole deficit, and shooting an 11-under-par 61 to win the Hero by four strokes over Charley Hoffman, who had been the leader by five with 18 holes to play. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Rickie Fowler -18
2 Charley Hoffman -14
3 Tommy Fleetwood -12
3 Jordan Spieth -12
5 Justin Rose -11
5 Hideki Matusyama -11
5 Patrick Reed -11


DJ BLOWS AWAY FIELD OF CHAMPIONS AT KAPALUA

Dustin Johnson

What: Sentry Tournament of Champions
When: Jan. 7, 2018
Where: Plantation, Kapalua (HI)
Winner: Dustin Johnson
Winnings: $1.26M, 500 FedExCup, 56 OWGR

Dustin Johnson carded an 8-under 65 on Sunday to win the 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions by eight strokes over Jon Rahm. The title is the 17th of Johnson’s PGA Tour career, and second at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, having also won in 2013. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Dustin Johnson -24
2 Jon Rahm -16
3 Brian Harman -15
4 Hideki Matsuyama -14
4 Pat Perez -14
4 Rickie Fowler -14


PATTON KIZZIRE CAPTURES SONY OPEN IN PLAYOFF

What: Sony Open
When: Jan. 14, 2018
Where: Waialae CC, Honolulu (HI)
Winner: Patton Kizzire
Winnings: $1.12M, 500 FedExCup, 48 OWGR

Patton Kizzire carded a 2-under 68 on Sunday and beat James Hahn on the sixth sudden-death playoff hole to capture the 2018 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Patton Kizzire -17
2 James Hahn -17
3 Tom Hoge -16
4 Webb Simpson -15
4 Brian Harman -15
4 Brian Stuard -15


RAHM WINS CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE IN OT

What: CareerBuilder Challenge
When: Jan. 21, 2018
Where: PGA West, La Quinta (CA)
Winner: Jon Rahm
Winnings: $1.06M, 500 FedExCup, 40 OWGR

Jon Rahm fired a bogey-free 5-under 67 at the Stadium Course, and beat Andrew Landry on the fourth playoff hole to win the CareerBuilder Challenge. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Jon Rahm -22
2 Andrew Landry -22
3 Martin Piller -20
3 John Huh -20
3 Adam Hadwin -20


DAY EDGES NOREN ON SIXTH EXTRA HOLE TO WIN FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

What: Farmers Insurance Open
When: Jan. 28, 2018
Where: Torrey Pines (South), La Jolla (CA)
Winner: Jason Day
Winnings: $1.24M, 500 FedExCup, 54 OWGR

Keeping up with what is hot and trendy, the Farmers Insurance Open outdid both, needing Monday to determine its winner, with Jason Day outdueling Alex Noren on a sixth extra hole, the morning after the two matched shot for shot into the darkness at famed Torrey Pines. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Jason Day -10
2 Alex Noren -10
2 Ryan Palmer -10
4 J.B. Holmes -9
5 Keegan Bradley -8


WOODLAND CAPTURES WM PHOENIX OPEN IN PLAYOFF

What: Waste Management Phoenix Open
When: Feb. 4, 2018
Where: TPC Scottsdale (Stadium), Scottsdale (AZ)
Winner: Gary Woodland
Winnings: $1.24M, 500 FedExCup, 60 OWGR

Coming into the week, the past three PGA Tour events had been decided in playoffs, and the two most recent Waste Management Phoenix Opens had also gone to extra holes, so it was not terribly shocking on Sunday when a strong field at TPC Scottsdale, again, needed overtime to decide the winner. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Gary Woodland -18
2 Chez Reavie -18
3 Brendan Steele -15
3 Ollie Schniederjans -15
5 Phil Mickelson -14
5 Bryson DeChambeau -14
5 Chesson Hadley -14
5 Matt Kuchar -14


POTTER JR. HOLDS OFF STARS TO WIN PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM

What: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
When: Feb. 11, 2018
Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach (CA)
Winner: Ted Potter Jr.
Winnings: $1.33M, 500 FedExCup, 54 OWGR

In the end, it was Ted Potter Jr. on top of the leaderboard, shooting a final-round 3-under 69, and winning by three strokes over the intimidating quartet of Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Chez Reavie, and four-time Pebble Beach champion Phil Mickelson. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Ted Potter Jr. -17
T2 Phil Mickelson -14
T2 Chez Reavie -14
T2 Jason Day -14
T2 Dustin Johnson -14


BUBBA WATSON WINS GENESIS OPEN, BREAKS SLUMP

What: Genesis Open
When: Feb. 18, 2018
Where: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades (CA)
Winner: Bubba Watson
Winnings: $1.26M, 500 FedExCup, 62 OWGR

Being mired in a long slump that had him contemplating retirement – and seemingly distracted by celebrity duties – was not enough to keep Bubba Watson from history, as the enigmatic, long-hitting lefty added a 10th win to his career resume, winning by two strokes at the Genesis Open. Read Recap

FINAL TOP 5

1 Bubba Watson -12
2 Kevin Na -10
2 Tony Finau -10
4 Scott Stallings -9
4 Patrick Cantlay -9


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