Russell Henley won his first title in five years as he emerged victorious in the US PGA Mayakoba Championship at the El Camaleon Golf Course in Riviera Maya, Mexico, on Sunday. The 33-year-old American fired a 1-under-par 70 in the final round to finish the tournament at 23-under 261, matching the tournament record set by Viktor Hovland last year. He was four shots ahead of second-placer Brian Harman, who carded a 66 in the fourth round. Former world number one Scottie Scheffler grabbed a share of third place at 266 after shooting a 62. Irishman Seamus Power (68) and Americans Will Gordon (69), Joel Dahmen (65) and Troy Merritt (67) joined Scheffler in third as they also finished the 72-hole event at 266. Golf betting aficionados were right on trusting Henley, as he had a large lead going into the final round.
Russell Henley Gains Fourth US PGA Title; Scheffler Falls Short
Henley, who last won a US PGA title in the 2017 Houston Open. He began the day with a six-stroke lead but he gave up one stroke after shooting a bogey in the par-5 fifth hole. Russell Henley bounced back with birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes. He parred nine of the next 10 holes en route to a four-stroke triumph. Meanwhile, Scheffler made seven birdies and an eagle in a bogey-free round but fell short down the stretch. He also lost the opportunity to overtake world number one Rory McIlroy in the world golf rankings. He has another opportunity to reclaim the top ranking in the Houston Open next week.
Gemma Dryburgh Takes Home Toto Classic in Japan
Scottish parbuster Gemma Dryburgh took home her first Ladies Professional Golfers Association title as she emerged victorious in the Toto Classic on Sunday at the Seta Golf Club. Dryburgh shot a final-round 7-under-par 65 to complete the 72 holes at 20-under 268. She wound up four shots ahead of Kana Nagai, who closed with a 65. Linn Grant was a shot back after shooting a 67. Overnight leader and two-time winner Momoko Ueda struggled with a 74 to conclude the tournament with a 276. Dryburgh became the first Scot to win on the LPGA tour since 2011 when Catriona Matthew triumphed at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Woods, McIlroy to Team Up in 12-hole Exhibition in December
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will team up in a 12-hole exhibition in December against the team of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. The made-for-television event will be held on December 10 under the lights and will mark the seventh edition of “The Match.” This will also be the third appearance for Woods, who shares the all-time PGA career titles with Sam Sneed at 82. He previously played in 2018 and 2020. World number one McIlroy, Spieth and Thomas will have their first appearance in the event. The “Match” is reportedly set at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, near Tampa. The exhibition match will be held before the PNC Championship in Orlando. Sports punters will be in for an exciting match play tournament with four of the best golfers around the world taking part.