World No. 1 Schaeffler drops Colonel in a playoff


Fort Worth, Texas – Sam Burns He made a 38-foot jumper throw on the Colonial’s first playoff hole, which came just over two hours after his tour ended, to defeat the No. Scotty Scheffler Sunday.

After his team finished 5 under 65 to reach 9 under, Burns was finished at the club when, at one point, Schaeffler was one of five players tied in a 10 under.

Stormy winds and strange sequences changed all of that. And Schaeffler needed three shots from the clutch for just 72 to get into the playoff with the 25-year-old’s top players and close friends.

Burns returns with seven matches Nick Price In 1994 to claim the biggest win in the last round in the Colonial.

The playoff began with them leading them to the fairway at number 18, the same hole where Schaeffler moments earlier had made a par with a volley after approaching hole number 72 and entering the dugout.

Schaeffler got into the green as he got close in the playoff, but he was 36 feet away. Burns hit the back edge of the green and used his racket, the ball curled up the last few feet in the cup. Schaeffler made a good run using the knockout, but didn’t have a flying bird all day.

It was Burns’ third win of the season, and his fourth win overall in his last 27 games. The 10th-ranked player in the world won at Valspar for the second time in March.

The Colonial win was valued at $1,512,000, along with a plaid jacket and a custom-made Schwab Firebird Trans Am curtain.

The Masters champion Schaeffler was on his way to his fifth win in his last 10 matches. He missed becoming the first player since then Tom Watson in 1980 with five wins on the PGA Tour season before the start of June.

Burns was five under nine to take his turn at nine under. He had a birdie at No. 11, but then a bogey after a stray shot and a penalty kick. I cut the road and waited.

After Schaeffler’s first throw in the 17th minute went over the hole by eight feet, he pushed his fist as he parried the ball. That was more emphatic than his reaction when he also pushed a birdie’s attempt to skip 9 feet at No. 15 and kept it on par there.

Brendon Todd (71), who played in the final set with Schaeffler, gave up his share of the lead with back-to-back bogeys at No. 11 and 12. That dropped him to 8-under, where he remained to finish third on his own. That was before the stroke Tony Vino (67), Davis Riley (69) and Scott Stallings (72).

Temperatures were back in the mid-1990s with sustained winds in excess of 20 mph to over 30 mph, like on Saturday. The greens got steadier, and the wind made it harder to get up – and hit the ball when the players did.

There were five players tied at 10 under after the group final, and then a long gap of time between shots for Scheffler when he briefly regained the lead.

Stallings flew 631 yards 11 to 10 under before his approach flew over the 12th green on a slope where his view into the green was obstructed by a makeshift TV tower.

After getting a drop of it, the relief of standing on top of a machine gun and then more relief from a makeshift mark, Stallings was 43 yards from the hole with a straight line to it. But his approach came short and ended up with a ghost.

Harold Varner III, in contention for his first win on the PGA Tour, was in the group with Stallings and also lost a share of the lead when he made four goals from 20 feet after a long wait. His approach had been buried in a bunker facing the green.

After that Triple Ghost, Varner’s Tee shot at the thirteenth level into the water, he had a double ghost. He earned a triple and another double after that for a 10-on 45 and 78 to finish the tournament and tied for 27th place on a par.

During this delay, Schaeffler was in lane 12 and suddenly was back in the lead on his own at 10 under. But this did not last long. His approach came short, and then he missed a 3 1/2-foot knockout.

The PGA Tour rookie Riley was actually completely out on top at 11 under with his sixth fly of the day, a tap at 5 par-11th after chopping from behind the green after driving 340 yards and approaching 305 yards.

But his equal attempt at 13th place deflected the trophy, and then his driving in 12th went out of bounds on the way to the stealth double 6.