It was a good weekend for former Oklahoma State Cowboys as they were all over the leaderboards in both the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois and at the AAM Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland.
John Deere Classic
- Charles Howell III - Howell shot an impressive bogey-free 8-under 63 to open the tournament, putting him tied for the lead after 18 holes. He was unable to hold the lead though, as he combined for a 54-hole score of -4. He finished the tournament at -12 for the tournament, which was tied for 19th overall. He came into the tournament 17th in FedEx Cup points, and is projected to stay at 17th. — 63 | 69 | 70 | 70 | 272
- Kevin Tway - Tway finished one stroke ahead of Howell at -13 for the tournament. Tway shot a 70 in the first round, but had his huge move during Friday’s round. He started on the 10th hole for his second round, and rattled off seven straight birdies from hole 16 through hole 4, had a par on five, then two more birdies on holes 6 and 7. He bogeyed Hole 8 and missed having the best round of the tournament of 9-under 62. He had a pair of 2-under rounds of 69 for the weekend to finish tied for 12th with another Cowboy. The Top-15 finish moves Tway up six spots in the FedEx Cup race from 63rd to 57th place. — 70 | 63 | 69 | 69 | 271
- Morgan Hoffmann - Moving day came a day later for Hoffmann, as he was the biggest mover on Sunday. Hoffman shot a 7-under 64, including an eagle on hole 5, in his final 18 holes to move up 45 spots to finish tied with Tway and five others in 12th place. Hoffmann was +1 after Thursday’s opening round. However, his final three rounds were much better. He shot a -4, -3 and then today’s -7 to finish -13. Hoffmann came into the tournament looking to move up from his 78th spot in the FedEx Cup race. He did just that, going up 11 spots to 67th. — 72 | 67 | 68 | 64 | 271
It was Bryson DeChambeau who took home the victory with a four-round score of 266. He had six birdies in his final 18 holes to win the John Deere Classic by two strokes over Patrick Rogers. With the win, DeChambeau moved into the Top 50 in FedEx Cup points, moving up 80 spots to 34. — 66 | 65 | 70 | 65 | 266
AAM Scottish Open
- Rickie Fowler - Fowler finished in the Top 10 of the Scottish Open, which is a tournament on the European Tour. Fowler finished in a 6-way tie for ninth place. He didn’t have a great week, only shooting one sub-par round. His first round Wednesday was his best, shooting a bogey-free 67. He carded a pair of 70s, but may have watched his chance to win slip away on Moving Day, where he shot a +2, having three bogeys and only one birdie. With the Top-10 finish, Fowler was awarded 111,577 Race to Dubai points. (The Race to Dubai is the European Tour’s version of the FedEx Cup.) However, as a pro on the PGA Tour, the world’s 10th-best golfer is not eligible to keep those points. — 67 | 70 | 74 | 70 | 281
Up next is the The Open Championship from Royal Birkdale golf course in Southport, England. The tournament will be played July 20-23 and will be broadcast on GOLF Channel and NBC.