Scottie Scheffler carded a bogey-free round of 68 on his way to a three-stroke win at the Hero World Challenge. Scheffler, playing for the first time since the Ryder Cup, picked up his third win of the year – his first win since March. Sepp Straka used three late birdies to finish second, one stroke better than Justin Thomas who posted his third straight top 5 finish. Tiger Woods, playing for the first time since ankle surgery in April, finished 18th in the 20 player field. It was only the third time in the last two years he has played all 72 holes in a tournament.
NEXT EVENT: Grant Thornton Invitational (Dec 8)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Corey Conners, Nick Taylor
PGA TOUR/KORN FERRY TOUR
Four more Canadians advanced to the final stage of PGA Tour Q-School after the last two second-stage events were held last week. Sudarshan Yellamaraju, who competed on PGA Tour Canada this past season, finished tied for second at the qualifying event in Georgia, four shots behind the winner while Thomas Giroux finished tied for fifth. Michael Gligic was among the notables who failed to advance, finishing tied for 24th – four strokes off the number required to advance. …Jared du Toit, who has made 63 career starts on PGA Tour Canada, finished tied for fifth at the qualifying event in California while Stuart Macdonald finished in a tie for ninth. The Final Stage will be played Dec. 14-17 at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course and Sawgrass Country Club.
NEXT EVENT: PGA Tour Q-School presented by Korn Ferry-Final Stage (Dec 14)
Canadians Maddie Szeryk and Savannah Grewal are tied for 14th through three of six rounds of the LPGA Q-Series. The pair began the day tied for fourth before going on to shoot similar rounds of 1-under 70 on Sunday. Grewal elected to turn pro before the start of the first round in order to compete in the event. …Alena Sharp carded a third-round 2-under 70, slipping 15 places into a tie for 59th. The event was extended by one day and will finish on Wednesday after third-round play was postponed on Saturday due to unplayable conditions when more than three inches of rain fell in 36 hours. After Monday’s fourth round, the field will be cut to the top 65 players and ties. Players who finish in the top 45 and ties will earn LPGA Tour Membership for the 2024 season.
Dean Burmester made it back-to-back wins after a three-shot victory in the South African Open. Burmester, who plays on the LIV Golf League, rallied from a two stroke deficit to pick up his fourth career European Tour title. He also won last week’s Joburg Open. Italy’s Renato Paratore, Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and South African Ryan van Velzen all finished tied for second.
NEXT EVENT: Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 7)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Aaron Cockerill