Berger beats Morikawa in sudden-death playoff at Colonial

Berger beats Morikawa in sudden-death playoff at Colonial

The tournament was won by Daniel Berger, who defeated rising star Collin Morikawa in a play-off. Since graduating from Cal a year ago, he has won and made every cut, a streak now at 21 events, the longest streak by a newcomer since Tiger Woods. "It just does feel like I'm playing at home with some of my buddies".

Berger's win was the third of his career, earning him 500 FedEx cup points, and $1.35 million.

"You know, sort of played all the way to the end, shot a decent back nine".

Even the optimism of being back to golf didn't eliminate the sting, and more than Morikawa felt it. "It means more than it ever did before".

"Just hit a better putt", Morikawa said. "But we'll make it out and move on to next week".

Bryson DeChambeau cringed when his 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th narrowly missed, giving him a 66 and leaving him one shot out of the play-off. It's more of a second shot golf course with most of the approach shots coming between 125-175 yards on the par fours and between 175-200 yards on the par threes.

The rankings froze in March when global competition was largely halted, but the calculators fired back up this week following the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Unlike his rivals, Berger delivered, making a 10-foot birdie on the final hole that put him at 15-under 265.

Schauffele (69) missed the playoff by one stroke after his par putt from two feet at the 17th also lipped out.

After a bogey at 15 McIlroy birdied two of his final three holes and can now give attention to next week's RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. "But front nine I just got into a rut and played a bad run of holes, and obviously that put me out of the tournament". "There's no reason to do what I'm doing".

"It did look good", Rose said. "But I think as we sit here late in the day Sunday, there's no question that this has been an exceptional week".

World number one Rory McIlroy struggled to a 74 to share 32nd on 274.

The American took a one-shot lead into the final round at Colonial as the PGA Tour emerged from its three-month coronavirus-enforced slumber. "Today wasn't what I'd like but all in all a great week".

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