SportsPulse: Golf insider Steve DiMeglio explains why Tiger Woods was a straightforward call to the Ryder Cup and how the US has the deepest list in decades, one that has been gaining ground for the first time since 1993.
After the final round on Sunday was postponed due to rainfall, the BMW Championship will come to a conclusion on Monday morning.
Tiger Woods finishes 12 below par in the final round, five strokes back from Justin Rose. The 14-time Major Champion reached the 25th position in the FedExCup standings and should remain in the top 30 after a catastrophic round to qualify for the Tour Championship next week, the final of the PGA Tour season.
Tiger dances at 08:40 next to Ryder Cup teammates Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy. Follow his last round shot by shot.
Hole 7 – par 4
3-wood here for Tiger and this one is right in the middle. TW is so far away from the tee on cruise control. He has not missed a fairway yet.
Hole 6 – par 4
Tiger finds the fairway back in 6th place, but his approach shot came just behind the green. Anyway, says the Big Cat, who empties his chip for consecutive birdies. 3 to 6 (15-under for the tournament).
Rankings update: Justin Rose again took the lead and jumped out of the green to get back to 17. Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele are T2 at 16 under, followed by Tiger, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler and Keegan Bradley T4 at 15 under.
Hole 5 – par 3
Tigers tee on the fifth hole of par 3 is pretty good, within 20 feet, but short and to the right of the left rear pin. Done. He has released so many birdie putts this year, but this one is falling. 2 to 5 (14-under for the tournament).
Hole 4 – par 4
Tiger smoked this driver 311 yards on the right side of the fairway. He will have over 130 yards to the green from there. He's on the green, but he has over 40 feet left for birdie with this putt. He almost takes the putt, but it's just missing. Another tip-in-par. 1 to 4 (13-under for the tournament).
Rankings update: Justin Rose took the lead at 17, but the first one was dangerous. We know there is a four-way tie at 16-under.
Hole 3 – par 4
Another fairway here for TW, but this one is on the left. Just another simple wedge from here, but he comes in the shell too short. He avoided a bunker and was supposed to be able to walk up and down from there. The tiger's chip is removed about three feet from the hole and it converts the par save. 1 to 3 (13-under for the tournament).
Hole 2 – par 4
Another driver in second place and that's even better than the last hole: 305 meters on the right side of the fairway. He has played this almost perfectly, and he will have a flip wedge at a great angle into the green. Useful approach shot here, he is within 10 feet with another look at Birdie. This is missing to the left. Tip-in-Par. 1 to 2 (13-under for the tournament).
Hole 1 – par 4
And we are gone. Tiger pulls driver to # 1 and he's safe in the drenched fairway on the right. His approach finds the green and comes just over 10 feet from the hole to rest. Bang! He beats No. 1 in the putt for birdie. 1 to 1 (13-under for the tournament).
Suppose the weather is getting bad today and you can not finish the last lap. According to the PGA Tour regulations, half of the field must play 18 holes on Monday if a goal is to be reached on Tuesday. If half the field does not finish the tournament, the tournament will become official after 54 holes. So … let's hope that half the field is 18 today.