Round 4 Recap: Transitions Championship-part1
The $5.5 million-dollar Transitions Championship wrapped up on Sunday at the par-71 Copperhead Course in Tampa Bay with Gary Woodland in the winner’s chair.
The American reeled two birdies in the front and five in the back to surge into lead. He dropped three shots in the back to fall into a tie with Webb Simpson, who later took up the second spot on the leader board.
Simpson missed the par-putt at the 18th green and let a golden opportunity slip out of his hands. Despite that, he finished first in putting average and sand saves, which proved his prowess with the blade. Simpson was
extremely disappointed with the results and hence he left the course on a small note.
He said, “Just one shot short is tough because you're here four days and you work so hard to get it - this opportunity comes not that often, so I'm a little disappointed, but I'm sure looking back I'll learn a lot from it and hopefully
have many opportunities to win again.”
Three stroke behind the leader sat Scott Stallings. The player failed to match his first and third rounds results, in which he scored a brilliant 66. With weather and greens against his game, Stallings fell in a trap thrice, which
ultimately broke his momentum. The player picked five birdies to stay out of trouble and finished third on the leader board.
He was followed by Brandt Snedeker who matched his score and finished with an aggregate of 11-under par. The player reeled three birdies against two bogeys and contributed one point to the overall scorecard.
A six-way tie was seen at the fifth spot of the leader board, which included Marc Turnesa (66), Martin Laird (70), Roland Thatcher (70), Chris Couch (71) Justin Rose (74) and Brendon de Jonge (73).
Turnesa shot the lowest score of the day. He composed it with the help of seven birdies with five of them on the back.
Meanwhile, Rose who recently switched putters and led the field in the second and the third round failed to rise up to the expectations. He compiled a 65 in the previous round without dropping a shot, but fell for five bogeys in
the final moments. He was seen coming in and out of the bunkers that ultimately broke his pace. Rose who is 31st in the world rankings signed for three back-to-back bogeys on the closing holes of front and stepped into back with one more, which
bought him down to the fifth place finish.
The defending champion, Jim Furyk settled for a 70 and finished tied in the 13th spot. He was joined by his compatriot, Nick Watney who lifted a trophy at the Cadillac Championship fortnight back.
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