Marc Leishman wins BMW Championship
Marc Leishman after keeping the lead for four straight days at the BMW Championship won by defeating Justin Rose by four strokes margin.
Marc who has been at the leading front from the very first round at the BMW Championship with his career-best 62, 64 in the second, 68 in the third and 67 in the final round to take it home, just when Rose started to emerge from the back with his 65, but that was just not enough making him four shot short from the win.
In his final round, Leishman made six birdies and two bogeys for a four under 67. Day who was chasing him the Day 1, managed to drop two places for the fourth spot with his 16 under 268. He posted a round of two under 69 consisting six birdies, two birdies and a horrible double-bogey on the par-3, 11th.
Justin Rose posted his best round out of four at the BMW Championship with his 65 consisting seven birdies and a bogey on the par-3, 17th, making him rise two spots for a T-2nd with Rickie Fowler at 18 under 266.
With this win, Leishman has entered the Top-5 ranks in the FedEx Cup standings and has bettered Tiger Woods tournament record of 262, posted in 2007 by a shot with his total of 261 yesterday. This is Leishman’s second win in 2017 before this he had won at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. The Top five are guaranteed to win the $US10 million FedEx Cup bonus if they win the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Phil Mickelson misses Tour Championship by a stroke
What’s hard to believe is Phil Mickelson missed the Top-30 spot just by a stroke for the Tour Championship this week. He needed a two-under finish for the day to qualify but managed to post only one under for the day. With this round, he dropped five spots from the third round for a T-20th spot with Zach Johnson, Luke List, Sean O’Hair, Ryan Moore and Scott Brown.
Jordan Spieth’s comeback
Jordan Spieth jumped 20 spots up on the final day with his bogey-free six under par, taking his total to 13 under par, for a T-7th finish, which still makes him the leader in the FedEx Cup standings.
Anirban Lahiri’s Top 10 finish
Anirban Lahiri who posted the rounds of 67,71, and 68 in his first three, posted an astonishing 66 on the final day to climb 18 spots to reach a T-9th spot with Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay. Lahiri in his round made six birdies and a bogey on the par-3, 2nd.
Read about Round 1 report on the BMW Championship here.
Round 2 report on the BMW Championship here.
Round 3 report on the BMW Championship here.
Learn about Wesley Bryan’s 89 minutes final round here.