Graeme McDowell beat Webb Simpson in a playoff at the RBC Heritage to win what he described as his first authentic PGA Tour title, as his only previous win in the U.S. came at the 2010 U.S. Open when he wasn’t a member of golf’s richest circuit.
Martin Laird claimed the final spot in golf’s Masters Tournament with a two-shot win at the U.S. PGA Tour’s Texas Open, where he tied the course record during the final round and held off a challenge from Rory McIlroy.
Charley Hoffman won the Deutsche Bank Championship to climb to second place in the U.S. PGA Tour’s playoff rankings, while Tiger Woods did enough to retain his No. 1 golf ranking and stay in the FedEx Cup.
Marc Leishman collected his first U.S. PGA Tour win at the Travelers Championship, where he shot a 8-under-par 62 in the final round and then waited two hours before celebrating his breakthrough title.
Matt Kuchar holds a one-stroke lead after going into the final round of the Barclays golf tournament, which was shortened to three rounds as Hurricane Irene threatened to interrupt the U.S. PGA Tour’s playoff opener.