Harris English and Collin Morikawa take second victory of calendar year
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions winner Harris English and Collin Morikawa took their second win of the calendar year respectively, while Cam Davis, Lucas Glover and Seamus Power became the last players to qualify for the event. winners. English, Morikawa, Davis, Glover and Power will join 25 other TOUR winners in Maui when the 2022 event returns to the Plantation Course in Kapalua in January.
The open championship
Morikawa won his second Major Championship title in his eighth Major Championship appearance and fifth career PGA TOUR win at the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club with a two-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth. With the victory, the 24-year-old became the first player to win two different majors on his first attempt and joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win the Open and the PGA Championship before the age of 25. years. The California native moves up to No. 1 in the FedExCup rankings and No. 3 in the official world golf rankings and becomes the second player with multiple wins this calendar year (Harris English). Morikawa previously qualified for a third consecutive trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where he holds two top 10s in as many appearances (2020 / Q7, 2021 / T7), via his victory at the World Golf-Workday Championship. at Concession. in February.
Irish native Seamus Power claimed his first PGA TOUR victory at the Barbasol Championship by beating JT Poston with a par 4 on the sixth hole of the playoffs (No.18). On his fourth start to the event, Power entered the final round three strokes behind Poston and finished 5 under 67 to earn a playoff berth. The 34-year-old became the eighth winner for the first time this season, earning his first career TOUR victory in his 106e TOUR begins and moves up to 69th in the FedExCup rankings. The victory qualified Power for his maiden trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui.
John Deere Classic
In its 12e A debutant at the John Deere Classic, Glover won his fourth career TOUR title and his first victory in over 10 years. Glover netted three birdies out of the top nine before dropping a shot at No.11 and closing with five birdies in his final seven holes for a 64 final round. The South Carolina native’s last TOUR victory came at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, a 3,171 day gap between victories. The 41-year-old’s victory marks the seventh victory for a player 40 or older on the TOUR this season (Stewart Cink / 2, Brian Gay, Matt Jones, Phil Mickelson). Glover qualifies for his third trip to Maui and the Sentry Tournament of Champions where he holds two top-15s (2006/6, 2010 / T14).
Rocket Mortgage Classic
Davis earned his first career PGA TOUR victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic when he defeated Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a five-hole playoff. The Australian native became the seventh winner for the first time this season when he outlasted Merritt with a par 3 on the fifth hole of the playoffs (No.15) as Niemann was knocked out after a buggy on the first additional hole (n ° 18). The 26-year-old’s victory took him from 81st to 34th in the FedExCup rankings, becoming the first international winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The victory qualified Davis for his first trip to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua.
English claimed their second victory of the calendar year and their fourth career TOUR title at the Travelers Championship in June. English started the final round two strokes ahead of 8 under 202 and birdied a 27 ‘9 “putt on the 72.sd hole to show 5-under-65 and take the clubhouse lead at 13-under 267 while shortly after Kramer Hickok birdied at 72sd hole to force sudden death with English. After tied pars with Hickok on the first seven additional holes, the 31-year-old birdieed the eighth hole with sudden death (No.18) for the win. The Georgia native previously qualified for his third trip to Maui due to his victory at the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions, which also ended in a playoff.
Currently, 30 players have qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions thanks to their PGA TOUR victories this calendar year, including six debutants. Seven of the top 10 in the FedExCup rankings – Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Harris English, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas – have qualified after recording TOUR victories this calendar year.