Genesis Open: J.B. Holmes edges out Justin Thomas to win 5th PGA Tour event

first_img Genesis Open: Justin Thomas in sole possession of lead on Day 3 The early start to the event was capped off with a dramatic finish as J.B. Holmes and Justin Thomas went toe to toe for the top spot. Ultimately, Holmes secured his fifth PGA Tour win after shooting 14 under for the tournament to beat Thomas by one stroke.Holmes had a par save on the 13th hole to move into the lead. He shot even par the rest of the way for a final round of 1-under 70. Thomas, however, struggled as he carded two bogeys and one double bogey on the back nine. He posted a 4-over 75 on the day. Related News Matt Kuchar addresses criticism, apologizes for paying fill-in caddie $5K A big par save for @JBHolmesGolf, and he knows it. 💪#QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 17, 2019Rory McIlroy was also in contention but struggled with the conditions through holes 12-16. He carded three bogeys after the turn with just two birdies. A birdie and an eagle on the front nine helped McIlroy to a 2-under 69. He finished the weekend in a two-way tie for fourth place (11 under) with Marc Leishman.”It was really tough,” McIlroy said after his round. “It’s gusty. You know you’re hitting the right club and then the wind will gust on you and it’s a tough shot.”Si Woo Kim finished his final round well before the final pairings and was able to find solace from the wind. He finished in third place (12 under) after firing off his best round of the weekend, 5-under 66.Tiger Woods didn’t have the finish he was hoping for after completed a 6-under 65 third round earlier in the day. He had three birdies and two eagles to move into the top 10, but when he started his fourth and final round, he struggled to match those efforts. Woods started his round with three bogeys in his first seven holes and finished with a 1-over 72 — his worst round of the weekend.center_img The rain-affected Genesis Open didn’t see any more showers Sunday but wind was a factor as golfers finished their third and fourth rounds at the Riviera Golf Course on the California coast.The delay that started Thursday led to three full days of golf with players starting as early as 9 a.m. EST and finishing late. However, after the cut Saturday afternoon, play sped up with a shortened field. The third round was completed early Sunday morning and the final round went almost to nightfall. “I got tired, I don’t know if I’m the only one but I definitely felt it today,” Woods said.He finished in tied for 15th place (6 under).What a call on this @TigerWoods bunker shot. 🤯#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 17, 2019last_img

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