Jude Classic for second straight year

Candice Alexander
June 14, 2017

"I'm 1-for-1 defending titles so that's a pretty good stat". Berger's 10-under overall score included a bogey-free final round where he made par on the par-4 18th hole. "I just battled so hard today and played so good, I just can't be happier".

The former Sydney-sider, Jones, finished 126th on the FedEx Cup table past year thereby losing full status on the PGA Tour and has had to rely on starts wherever he can get them in 2017 in order to rebuild his standing at this level.

Spaniard Rafael Cabrera Bello, joint overnight leader, finished a tie for fourth with Billy Horschel, Braden Thornberry, Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell. He almost made it, but a long putt on No. 17 stopped just short of the birdie he needed to pull even with Berger. Now he's in a three-way tie with Rafa Cabrera Bello and Ben Crane for the lead at the St. Jude Classic after three rounds.

Americans Chad Campbell and Luke List trail by one stroke, while South African Charl Schwartzel, who had a share of the halfway lead, regressed with a 74 to fall four strokes off the pace.

"Just kept playing the way I was". "My golf ball doesn't know how old I am". "It just kind of happened".

Coming off a tied for second at the Memorial Tournament, Fowler had a double-bogey at the par-four 13th and a seven at the 15th.

It's an important week for Jones, 37, whose last win on United States soil came at the Houston Open in 2014. "I didn't expect to be there at that moment", Mickelson said.

From nearly 89% greens in regulation in his opening 65, Jones could only manage 50% today, but his scrambling shone in firing a one-under-par 69 to sit six under and just three from the halfway St.Jude Classic lead. Thornberry, a sophomore at Mississippi who is from nearby Olive Branch, Mississippi, recently won the NCAA individual championship for the school's first golf title.

Adam Scott's last drive of the day was the best at 18. What was left was an awkward 25-foot chip to save par.

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson (68) finished three shots adrift after grabbing the lead at one point during the final round. Perrine Delacour (62) of France, American Lindy Duncan (65) amd South Korea's In Gee Chun (66) were one shot back.

Jobe shot a 69 in the final round to snap a winless drought that had stretched back to 1998, when he took first in a tournament in Japan.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An unexpected pair of leaders emerged at the PGA Tour Champions event on Saturday, while favorite Bernhard Langer stumbled yet again at the Wakonda Club.

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