Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.


PGA Championship

Bethpage State Park-Black Course, Farmingdale, New York

Purse: $11,000,000 ($1,980,000 to winner)


             Player Result Earnings FedExCup


Jason Day T23 (+4) $91,000 28 Has finished inside the top 25 in each of his last seven PGA Championship starts.
Stuart Deane CUT (+18) Has never advanced to the weekend in three career PGA Championship starts. The Arlington, Texas, resident was one of 20 PGA club pros who qualified for the tournament.
Lucas Herbert T71 (+12) $19,250 Advanced to the weekend in his PGA Championship debut. Has competed in three of the four majors in three career TOUR starts (2018 Open Championship/T51, 2018 U.S. Open/CUT, 2019 PGA Championship/T71).
Craig Hocknull CUT (+19) Missed the cut for the second consecutive year in just as many starts. Was one of 20 PGA club pros who qualified for the tournament.
Brendan Jones CUT (+15) Made his sixth appearance and missed the cut for the fifth time. Has advanced to the weekend only once at this event, finishing in T24 in 2009 in Minnesota.
Marc Leishman CUT (+8) 14 Struggled with a pair of 4-over 74s to miss the cut for just the second time in his eighth PGA Championship start. Entering the week, had not missed a cut in a major since the 2016 Masters Tournament.
Adam Scott T8 (+1) $264,395 30 His week was highlighted by a second-round, 6-under 64, where he made 165 feet, two inches of putts—the most in a single round in his TOUR career. Recorded his sixth top-10 finish in 19 career PGA Championship starts.
Cameron Smith T64 (+11) $20,200 71 Made the cut for the third time in his fourth appearance. Tour                        


Knoxville Open

Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee

Purse: $550,000 ($99,000 to the winner)

             Player Result Earnings Regular Season


Jamie Arnold CUT (+2) 40 Following two consecutive top-15 finishes at the Nashville Golf Open (T10) and the KC Golf Classic (T14), missed the cut for the fifth time in 11 starts this season. Has advanced to the weekend once in three starts in Knoxville Open, finishing T56 in 2017.
Brett Coletta CUT (+1) 36 Missed the cut in his tournament debt.
Brett Drewitt CUT (-1) 90 Missed the cut for the third consecutive time this season.
Rhein Gibson DNP 43



PGA Tour Latinoamerica                        

BMW Jamaica Classic

Cinnamon Hill Golf Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica

             Player Result Earnings Order of Merit


Ryan Ruffels T6 (-16) $6,081 4 Following two consecutive runner-up finishes to start the season, recorded his third top-five of 2019. Has never left the top five in the Order of Merit standings through five starts this season.


PGA Tour China

Qinhuangdao Championship

Qinhuangdao Poly Golf Club, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China

Purse: ¥1,600,000 (¥288,000 to the winner)

             Player Result Earnings Order of Merit


Charlie Dann CUT (+5) 35
James Grierson T48 (-1) N/A The amateur made his Series debut, averaging a score of 71.75 for the week. Finished T25 earlier this season in the third Qualifying Tournament in Phuket, Thailand.
Corey Hale T48 (-1) ¥5,786 58 Coming off the heels of two consecutive missed cuts, finished T48 in Qinhuangdao in his second start at this event. His T10 at 2018 event remains his only top-10 on this Tour.
Peter Lamaris CUT (+12) Missed the cut in his PGA TOUR Series-China debut.
Bryden Macpherson CUT (+2) 44 Missed the cut for the first time in his fourth start this season. Finished T20 at the 2018 Qinhuangdao Championship—his only other appearance at this event.
James Marchesani CUT (+4) 33
Max McCardle T39 (-4) ¥7,680 40 Recorded all four rounds at even-par or better in a single event for the first time in five starts this season. Finished T4 at this event in 2018.
Aaron Pike DNP
Tim Stewart T12 (-10) ¥32,400 53 Earned his best finish of the season and his second career top-25 finish on PGA TOUR Series-China (finished T11 at the 2014 Tour Championship).
Hayden Webb CUT (+5) Still searching for his first made cut of the season. Following a T26 at the first Qualifying Tournament, missed three consecutive cuts in Haikou, Beijing and Qinhuangdao.
Aaron Wilkin T53 (+1) ¥5,440 105 Recorded his best finish of the season, following a missed cut at the Haikou Championship and a WD at the Beijing Championship.
Christopher Wood T10 (-11) ¥41,600 25 Recorded his second top-10 of the season in his tournament debut at the Qinhuangdao Championship.
Kevin Yuan CUT (+1) 29 Missed the cut for the second time in his fifth start of the season. After a strong fifth-place showing at the Beijing Championship a week earlier, struggled with rounds of 73-72 in Qinhuangdao. Fell nine spots to No. 29 in the Order of Merit standing.




Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, North Carolina
Won by Helen Alfredsson at +1 by two shots

T4 – Jane Crafter, +5, 76-71-72-70
11 – Wendy Doolan, +10, 81-68-71-74
MC – Jan Stephenson, +16, 81-77
MC – Sue Wooster (a), +25, 82-85

River Run Country Club, North Carolina
Won by Leona Maguire at -10 by five shots
T2 – Steph Na, -5, 71-68-72
T27 – Robyn Choi, +2, 74-71-73
MC – Soo Jin Lee, +15, 78-81

Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies
Fukuoka Cantree Club, Japan
Won by Min Young Lee at -10 by one shot

T14 – Karis Davidson, -5, 73-70-68

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational
La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, Spain
Won by Celine Herbin at -6 by one shot

T24 – Whitney Hillier, +5, 68-78-75-72

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