Uncle Rico

Marc Leishman fired a final round 67 to complete a wire to wire win at BMW Championship. The big Aussie started the day five shots clear of Rickie Fowler and Jason Day who never threatened. Justin Rose made a charge and closing the gap to two shots late on the back 9, but Leishman responded with birdies on 15 and 16. Leishman's win came thanks to a great all-around performance. The 33-year-old finished 19th in strokes gained: off the tee, 5th in approach, 2nd around the green and 4th in putting. It was Leishman's 2nd win of 2017, earning him a spot in the top 5 and a chance to win the FedEx Cup and it's $10 million prize with a win next week. Full scores

Moving on

Patrick Cantlay birdied the 18th hole to move inside the top 30 of the FEC standings and earn a trip to the Tour Championship. He became the first player since Rory McIlroy to qualify for the Tour Championship in 12 starts or fewer. The former UCLA star is the comeback story of the year, having taken over 2 years off due to a back injury. Playing on a medical exemption, he was able to re-earn his card and now will play in every major and WGC event next season.

X gave it to 'em...again

Xander Schauffele shot 30 on his back nine to finish in a tie for 21st and move into the top 30. The strong finish makes X the last rookie standing in the FedEx Cup and thus the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Schauffele's season highlights included a win at the Greenbrier and a t5th at the U.S. Open. Note: Patrick Cantlay is also a rookie (writer error)


Former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Chesson Hadley won the 2nd of four Web.com Tour Finals events in Boise. Hadley fired a final round 66 to beat Ted Potter Jr by one shot. Hadley already has his card locked up by finishing in the top 25 of the Web's regular season money list. Hadley's win gave him the lead on the combined top 25 money list, which would give him fully exempt status and a spot in the Players Championship. Locking up a card for 2017-2018 were Jonathan Randolph, Alex Cejka and Tyler Duncan. Full scores.

The clutch gene

Rico Hoey (who we highlighted on Wednesday) won the Mackenzie Tour's season finale by one shot over Jordan Niebrugge. The win moved Hoey from 11th to 5th on the money list and earning him a Web.com Tour card for the 2018 season (earned via top 5 finish on money list). Niebrugge's 2nd place finish moved into 9th place on the money list and a spot in the final stage of Q-School which goes to the top 10 money list finishers. Full scores

Final 2017 MacKenzie Tour Money List Top 5:

  1. Kramer Hickok
  2. Robbie Shelton
  3. Johnny Ruiz
  4. Patrick Newcomb
  5. Rico Hoey

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Romain not iceberg

France's Romain Wattell captured the KLM Open. Wattell fired a final round 69 to hold off Austin Connelly by one shot who shot a final round 66. It was 26 year old Wattell's first European Tour win in 186 starts on the Tour. You might recognize the runner up Connelly's name from the Open Championship where he contended over the weekend. The finish was the best of the 20-year-old's career and moves him to 71st in the Race to Dubai standings. Full scores

The last major of the year

Anna Nordqvist won a playoff over Brittany Altamare to capture the LPGA's rain-shortened Evian Masters. It was the LPGA's fifth and final major of the year and Nordqvist's second career major. Full scores

Also in Chicago

The college golf season is underway and The University of Illinois hosted their annual elite event at Olympia Fields. Texas A&M won the 15 team event which had 9 of the top 20 teams in the country. The Aggies win was quite impressive considering they did so without their star player Cameron Champ. On the individual side, Alabama's Davis Riley won the title by three shots over Illinois star Nick Hardy. Team scores - Individual scores

Quick hooks

The bank was open on Sunday for Koepka.

PXG is now suing retailers who are selling Taylormade p790s.

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The Rory Podcast - Part I

Rory McIlroy sat down with the crew for 2+ hours at the BMW Championship for an extended podcast. Rory went deep on his season, his equipment changes and a host of other topics. Listen to Part 1 here on the NLU website, iTunes orStitcher.

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