SportsPulse: Golf insider Steve DiMeglio explains why Tiger Woods was an easy call for the Ryder Cup and how the U.S. has the deepest roster in decades, one that can win on foreign soil for first time since 1993.
After Sunday’s final round was postponed due to a few inches of rain, the BMW Championship is set to come to a conclusion on Monday morning.
Tiger Woods enters his final round at 12-under par, five shots back from leader Justin Rose. The 14-time major champion entered the week ranked 25th in the FedExCup standings, and barring a disastrous round, he should remain inside the top 30 to qualify for the Tour Championship next week, the PGA Tour season’s final event.
Tiger tees off at 8:40 a.m. ET alongside Ryder Cup teammate Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy. Follow his final round shot-by-shot.
Hole 2 – Par 4
Another driver on No. 2 and this is even better than the last hole: 305 yards down the right side of the fairway. He played this one just about perfect, and he’ll have a flip wedge in to the green with a great angle. Useful approach shot here, he’s inside 10 feet with another look at birdie.
Hole 1 – Par 4
And we’re off. Tiger pulls driver on No. 1 and he’s safe in the soaked fairway down the right side. His approach finds the green and comes to rest just over 10 feet from the hole. Bang! He knocks in the putt for birdie at No. 1. 1-under thru 1 (13-under for the tournament).
Let’s say the weather gets bad again today and they can’t finish the final round. Per PGA Tour regulations, half the field must play 18 holes on Monday if there is to be a Tuesday finish. If half the field does not complete the final round, the tournament would become official after 54 holes. So … let’s hope half the field plays 18 today.