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Mashup: Bubba, Stricker Headline Weekend Winners

It was a jam-packed weekend around the tours, headlined by Bubba Watson capturing the WGC-Dell Match Play – his second title in his four most recent starts.

The two-time Masters winner made it look easy on Sunday, taking out World No. 2 Justin Thomas 5 and 3 in the morning, and then routing Kevin Kisner 7 and 6 in the championship match.

Watson, who had gone winless in two seasons, now has two wins in four starts, spanning just six weeks.

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Meanwhile, down in the Dominican Republic, Brice Garnett went wire-to-wire at the inaugural Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

In California, Eun-Hee Ji shot a final-round 5-under par 67 to capture the 2018 Kia Classic by two shots ahead of Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas.

And finally, in Mississippi, Steve Stricker posted a 4-under 68 on Sunday to capture the 2018 Rapsican Systems Classic, his second Champions Tour title in as many starts.

With that, let’s take a look at some of the sights and scores from the weekend on the pro golf tours.


AROUND THE TOURS

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WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Bubba Watson ($1.7m)
2 Kevin Kisner
3 Alex Noren
4 Justin Thomas
5 Four Tied


CORALES PUNTACANA CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Brice Garnett -18 ($540k)
2 Keith Mitchell -14
3 Kelly Kraft -13
4 Denny McCarthy -12
5 K.J. Choi -11
5 Xin-jun Zhang -11
5 Paul Dunne -11
5 Andrew Putnam -11
5 Harris English -11
5 Seung-su Han -11
5 Seamus Power -11
5 Tom Lovelady -11


RAPISCAN SYSTEMS CLASSIC

1 Steve Stricker -11 ($240k)
2 Billy Andrade -8
3 Gene Sauers -7
3 Scott Parel -7
3 Jesper Parnevik -7
3 David McKenzie -7


KIA CLASSIC

1 Eun-Hee Ji -16 ($270k)
2 Cristie Kerr -14
2 Lizette Salas -14
4 Jane Park -13
4 Kris Tamulis -13
4 In-Kyung Kim -13


COMPARING STATS

DISTANCE
Brice Garnett – 287.8 yards
Steve Stricker – 270.0 yards
Eun-Hee Ji – 247.3 yards

FAIRWAYS HIT
Steve Stricker – 69% (29/42)
Eun-Hee Ji – 79% (44/56)
Brice Garnett – 80% (45/56)

GREENS HIT
Steve Stricker – 83% (45/54)
Eun-Hee Ji – 85% (61/72)
Brice Garnett – 67% (49/72)


3 WINNING PUTTS

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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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