Kevin Na was all smiles after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge and he made his caddie happy too on Sunday.

Na's caddie, Kenny Harms, had another reason for celebrating the American's third PGA Tour victory. 

The winner of the event, held at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, was promised a 1973 Dodge Challenger.

It did not take Na long to gift it over to Harms, who helped him finish with a four-stroke advantage over the rest of the field. 

As soon as Na's final putt fell in the hole, he pointed at the car and yelled: "That's your car" to Harms as the two embraced on the 18th green.

"We're like brothers, and I'm more than happy to give it to him," Na told media after his round.

Na's final round at the tournament was highlighted with six birdies, four of which were on the front nine. He had a couple of hiccups with a bogey on the par-four seventh hole and again on the par-four 10th but recovered nicely.

"It feels great," Na said after his round.

"Standing on the first tee, I looked at that wall [of winners at Colonial] and I imagined my name on it, and sure enough it's going to be there."

Kevin Na cruised to a four-stroke victory at the Charles Schwab Challenge on Sunday.

Na entered the final round in the lead and the 35-year-old never looked back following a four-under-par 66 in Fort Worth, Texas.

He had six birdies – four of which were on the front nine – and a pair of bogeys en route to his third PGA Tour title.

Na finished 13 under overall at Colonial Golf Course, ahead of fellow American Tony Finau.

"It feels great," Na said after his round. "Standing on the first tee, I looked at that wall [of winners at Colonial] and I imagined my name on it, and sure enough it's going to be there.

"Every year I come here I know I have a chance to win, and I knew before my career was over I was definitely going to win out here, if not multiple times. It's nice to get one, and who knows, maybe I'll win a couple more times before my career is over here."

Finau, who was the 18-hole leader, remained in contention and ultimately finished runner-up following his final-round 68.

He used a birdie on the par-four 18th hole to break out of a tie for second place.

It was his fifth second-place finish since the start of the 2017-18 season — the most of any player on Tour.

Andrew Putnam (66) and C.T. Pan (69) were a shot further back and tied for third, while Jonas Blixt (68) rounded out the top five at seven under.

Rory Sabbatini (67) and Ryan Palmer (69) were locked into a tie for sixth place at six under and Jordan Spieth joined Tyrrell Hatton and Mackenzie Hughes, among others, in a tie for eighth.

Former world number one Spieth had three bogeys and a birdie for a two-over-par 72 as he finished eight strokes off the pace.

Kevin Na built on an impressive second round to take the lead at the Charles Schwab Challenge on Saturday.

The two-time winner on the PGA Tour carded a one-under 69 in the third round to hold a two-stroke lead over the rest of the field.

Na, who carded the best round (62) of the tournament on Friday, played steady golf at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Na finished the day with three birdies, including two to open the round on the first and second holes. His only mistake came on the par-five 11th, where he had his first double bogey of the week.

He is nine under for the tournament.

"Over the years I've had some good rounds [at Colonial] and it's a golf course you don't have to overpower. You have to keep it in play," Na said, via Golfweek.com.

"From fairway in I'm a pretty good player, so I think it plays right into my game."

Right behind him is a star-studded tie for second place at seven under, including Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Jim Furyk. C.T. Pan and Mackenzie Hughes join them.

Spieth's game, including his putting, has been superb this weekend as he is chasing his first win since the 2017 Open Championship.

It is a good sign for Spieth, who had failed to finish inside the top 20 this year until ending up tied for third at last week's US PGA Championship.

Spieth also opened his round with birdies after a 29-foot putt on the par-five first hole and another 20-foot putt on the par-four second.

Charley Hoffman and Austin Cook are locked in a tie for seventh place at six under while Ryan Palmer, Nick Watney and Jonas Blixt – who was leading the field after 36 holes – are tied for ninth at five under heading into Sunday's final round.

Jonas Blixt took control of the Charles Schwab Challenge after claiming a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage on Friday.

Swedish golfer Blitx carded a six-under-par 64 to sit atop the leaderboard after round two at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Blixt – who is chasing his fourth PGA Tour win and first since claiming the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans – enjoyed a bogey-free round with four birdies and a hole-out for eagle on the par-four 17th.

The impressive hole-out put Blixt one stroke ahead of Kevin Na and Tony Finau, who are tied for second position, at nine under.

Finau had the 18-hole lead but still remains in contention despite a bogey staining his scorecard early in the round. He played steady golf the rest of the way to finish two-under 68.

Na, who has had success at the Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas, shot a 62 for the best round of the day.

Rory Sabbatini has sole possession of fourth place at six under, a stroke ahead of former world number one Jordan Spieth.

Spieth – who was tied for third at the US PGA Championship – posted a 70 to be level alongside Nick Watney (68), Jim Furyk (66), C.T. Pan (67) and Jason Dufner (68).

The three-time major champion had another good day putting. Spieth had a career first when he made three putts from outside 40 feet in a single tournament.

Defending champion Justin Rose was able to make the cut after his three-under-par 67 left him one over after 36 holes.

While Rose qualified for the weekend, the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele and Zach Johnson missed the cut.

Tony Finau leads the Charles Schwab Challenge after opening with seven birdies to sit ahead of Jordan Spieth and Roger Sloan following the first round.

Finau carded one bogey on his front nine, but after the turn he finished without any blemishes. He credited his improved putting for his six-under 64.

"I haven't been putting great I feel like, and standing over the ball the most important thing is, do you feel like you're going to make the putt or not?" Finau said after his round, via Golf Digest.

"Outside of everything else, do you believe you can make the putt? So for me, I needed to switch something."

Finau hopes his new grip will keep him in contention at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. But there is a crowded field behind him, including Texas native and 2016 winner Spieth.

Spieth birded his final hole to move into second place at five under with Sloan. Spieth was also putting well, finishing the day 15 of 15 from putts inside 15 feet.

He also sank a 46-foot putt on the par-three fourth hole for a birdie.

Spieth could have easily been in first place after firing off eight birdies but carded a double bogey on the par-four 18th hole and a bogey on the par-three eighth to finish just a stroke shy of Finau.

"It's nice to see some results off what I believe is the progress I've been making," Spieth said, via the Dallas Morning News.

"At the same time, it's one round. I've got to keep my head down and keep working."

There is a sizable tie for fourth place at three under, including an American cast featuring Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker and Trey Mullinax.

Justin Rose, the defending champion, had a forgettable round. He fell into a tie for 95th place after his round was plagued with five bogeys.

Rickie Fowler joined Rose with a four-over 74.

Edoardo Molinari was pleased to card a 66 in testing conditions as he joined the early pacesetters at the Made in Denmark.

The Italian, a three-time winner on the European Tour, was seven under at one point but dropped a couple of shots over the last four holes to sit in a five-way tie for the lead. 

High winds ensured low scoring was no easy feat, meaning Molinari was content to label it a good day at the office.

"I had a good round of golf," he said after Thursday's round. "It was quite windy, I hit the ball very solid.

"I made a few putts on my front nine, missed a couple of putts coming in when it was very windy. Overall it's been a good day.

"I wasn't trying to make that many birdies, it was so windy I was just trying to hit greens and give myself good looks at birdies."

The 38-year-old, who is the brother of Open champion Francesco Molinari, is joined at the top of the leaderboard by English trio Matthew Southgate, Paul Waring and Tom Murray, with Alejandro Canizares also in the mix.

Reigning champion Matt Wallace, who finished in a tie for third at the US PGA Championship, is in a group of players just one stroke off the pace. 

There was joy for home hope Martin Simonsen when he aced the 16th to win a luxury golf cart for him and his caddie.

Tiger Woods will play in the Memorial Tournament as preparation for June's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Woods missed the cut at the US PGA Championship having played no tournaments between his victory at the Masters in April and his disappointing performance in the second major of the year at Bethpage Black.

The 43-year-old was also able to play just nine practice holes in Farmingdale because of illness, and subsequently finished five over to miss the weekend.

He will take a different approach ahead of the U.S. Open, confirming on Thursday that he will be at Muirfield Village Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio, for the 75-player invitation-only event hosted by 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus, whose record Woods is chasing.

Woods has played the tournament 16 times, winning a record five.

In addition to chasing Nicklaus' career tally for major victories, Woods would tie Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour successes with one more win.

The most recent of Woods' five triumphs at the Memorial was in 2012 and featured a memorable holed flop shot on the 16th hole of the final round that Nicklaus called "the most unbelievably gutsy shot I've ever seen".

About eight hours after Evan Harmeling made a disappointing par on the 18th hole at Cinnamon Hill Golf Club to finish his suspended third round, he redeemed himself on that same hole, rolling in a testing, four-foot birdie putt to break the tie he was in with Augusto Núñez and win the 2019 BMW Jamaica Classic by a stroke.

About eight hours after Evan Harmeling made a disappointing par on the 18th hole at Cinnamon Hill Golf Club to finish his suspended third round, he redeemed himself on that same hole, rolling in a testing, four-foot birdie putt to break the tie he was in with Augusto Núñez and win the 2019 BMW Jamaica Classic by a stroke.

It was Harmeling’s first career PGA TOUR Latinoamérica win and prevented Núñez from finally breaking through after the Argentine has been the most consistent player through the Tour’s first six events. This was Nunez’s fourth top-10 of the year and his best finish.  A hard-charging Leandro Marelli shot a final-round 65 to move from ninth to third, two shots shy of Harmeling.

The day, however, belonged to the 30-year-old New Englander. Despite shooting his worst score of the week, a 1-under 71, it was enough for Harmeling to eke out the win. He played the final two holes of his third round early Sunday morning, making back-to-back pars on the 17th and 18th. He returned to the course for his final round and was 2-under through seven holes and holding onto a three-shot lead.

At No. 8, he watched his streak of 48 consecutive bogey-free holes ended with a bogey-5. He continued to cruise along, maintaining his three-stroke cushion as Nunez double-bogeyed the 13th hole. Harmeling “gave it right back” after five consecutive pars when he dropped two shots with a double bogey of his own on the par-4 14th. Núñez’s two late birdies, on Nos. 16 and 17, pulled him even with Harmeling, when Harmeling could only par the 17th, setting up the late-tournament heroics on the 18th hole.

On the final hole, Harmeling was on the par-5 green in two. “I hit just a perfect shot coming in there, doing exactly what I wanted to do. I was expecting more adrenalin to get me maybe an extra three or four yards, which didn’t really happen,” Harmeling said.

Needing only a birdie to win, he rolled his 31-foot eagle putt four feet past the hole, making for some tense moments for his final stroke of the tournament.
“I had no touch control on that first putt. I blasted it four feet by,” he said. “I was just thankful I’ve been putting in the work and feel confident with my putting stroke. I felt good about that last putt.”

 With the win, Harmeling moves from 72nd on the Order of Merit to No. 8.

Jordan Spieth believes he is close to recapturing his best form after finishing tied for third at the US PGA Championship.

The three-time major champion posted his first top-10 finish since last year's Open Championship, ending up six shots behind winner Brooks Koepka.

Spieth has fallen to 30th in the world rankings after a tough run, but feels he is nearing the form that saw him win three majors from 2015 to 2017.

"It says that I have full belief in our team. I have full belief in my process, my mentality, my selfishness and my work ethic," he said.

"I put in more hours over the last five months than I've ever put in my game in a five-month stretch, just trying to get to where I can be out here on a major championship Sunday making par saves, making birdie putts, and contending even without having my best stuff.

"That's like 2015, 2016, 2017, that's how I felt then."

Spieth fired a one-over 71 in the final round at a tough Bethpage Black, where he felt it was always going to be difficult.

The 25-year-old said: "I knew coming into the week that it was unlikely on this golf course that I was going to have a chance to win.

"That's a humbling feeling for me, but I knew that if I played the course the right way, had the right mentality, kept putting the way I've been putting, that I would be in it; that I would be, you know, in and having a chance to make some noise."

Dustin Johnson was happy with his US PGA Championship performance despite falling short of catching Brooks Koepka.

Johnson pushed Koepka, whose seven-stroke overnight lead was briefly cut to one by the 2016 U.S. Open champion on Sunday.

However, bogeys at 16 and 17 saw Johnson fall short, finishing at six under and two shots behind as Koepka retained his title.

But Johnson was still upbeat about his performance after shooting four under-par rounds.

"I'm very pleased with the way I played. I feel like my game's been pretty good all year. This week, especially, I felt like I really, really played well tee-to-green," he told a news conference.

"The first three days I didn't make enough putts, I hit the ball plenty good enough to have been tied with Brooks going into Sunday. I just didn't make enough putts.

"Today I felt like I rolled the putter a lot better. In these tough conditions, tough wind, even the putts that I missed looked like they were going in. Hit the ball really well again today, too.

"So I'm pleased with where the game's at, especially we've still got a lot of big tournaments left this year. I'm very happy with that."

Still, it was something of a missed opportunity for Johnson, who bogeyed the par-four 16th and the par-three 17th.

The 34-year-old said he was trying to ignore the fanfare as Koepka's back-nine collapse – he bogeyed five of seven holes – created a thrilling finish at Bethpage Black.

"I was really trying not to pay attention too much because it was so difficult out there. I know anything can happen," Johnson said.

"But I looked at the leaderboard on maybe nine, or I was on 12 tee, maybe I saw it. There's a leaderboard right there, and I think he was at 12 under making the turn.

"And so you know, I knew I needed to play well finishing, but yeah, I gave it a run. That's all you can ask for."

Brooks Koepka described his major streak as "phenomenal" and "mind-blowing" after the new world number one retained his US PGA Championship trophy.

Koepka became the first man to win both the U.S. Open and US PGA titles back-to-back following Sunday's victory in New York, despite a back-nine collapse and final-round 74.

The American star bogeyed five of his final eight holes as his seven-shot lead was reduced to just one, however, he managed to keep his composure and prevail by two strokes ahead of Dustin Johnson.

It was Koepka's fourth major triumph in eight appearances and the 29-year-old revelled in the achievement – with his haul of victories only bettered by Phil Mickelson (five) and Tiger Woods (15) among active players.

"Phenomenal. I think that's a good word," Koepka told reporters as he described his winning run. "It's been a hell of a run. It's been fun. I'm trying not to let it stop. It's super enjoyable, and just try to ride that momentum going into Pebble [Beach]. I think that's four of eight, I like the way that sounds."

It has been an incredible rise for Koepka, who was a shot adrift heading into the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open. He went on to claim his breakthrough major that tournament – triggering a wave of success in majors.

"It's been incredibly quick, I know that," Koepka said during his news conference. "It's been so much fun these last two years, it's pretty close to two years. It's incredible. I don't think I even thought I was going to do it that fast. I don't think anybody did, and to be standing here today with four majors, it's mind-blowing.

"Today was definitely the most satisfying out of all of them for how stressful that round was; how stressful DJ made that. I know for a fact, that was the most excited I've ever been in my life ever there on 18."

Johnson was hot on Koepka's tail in Sunday's final round – bogeys at the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th amid rising winds opening the door for the 2016 U.S. Open champion but Koepka always felt in control.

"I felt like I was playing good," said Koepka, who leapfrogged Johnson atop the rankings. "I just made mistakes at the wrong time. This golf course, that whole stretch, from seven to 13, you've got to hit good drives. I put it in the rough. You're going to have a lot of short par looks.

"I challenge anybody to go play this golf course in 15- to 20-mile-an-hour winds and see what they shoot. DJ played a hell of a round. That was pretty good. This golf course, it will test you for sure."

Asked if he worried that he would fail, Koepka replied: "It was definitely a test. I never thought about failing. I was trying my butt off. If I would have bogeyed all the way in, I still would have looked at it as I tried my hardest. That's all I can do. Sometimes that's all you've got. Even if I would have lost, I guess you could say choked it away. I tried my tail off just to even make par and kind of right the ship.

"But I never once thought about it. I always felt like once I had the lead, he's going to make one more birdie and I've got to make a bogey for this thing to kind of switch. I think hitting 15 tee shot down the middle of the fairway definitely kind of helped ease a little bit of the tension, knowing that that pin was kind of in a gettable spot but then hit a terrible wedge shot. I don't know how you miss that slope, but I did."

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