Harris English secured his first win since 2013 with a play-off victory at the Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

The American carded a four-under 69 in the final round to finish alongside Joaquin Niemann (64) at the end of regulation in Kapalua, Hawaii.

English stepped up to birdie the par-five 18th hole in the play-off, overcoming Niemann for his first win since 2013.

"It's incredible," he told the Golf Channel after his third PGA Tour success.

"A lot of hard work over the years, you never think you're going to get here again, winning twice back in 2013 and it's just hard to win out here.

"I had a really good chance this week and felt good about my game and you've just got to get it done."

Niemann produced a stunning nine-under 64 in the final round to finish at 25 under.

But English birdied his final hole to force a play-off and he delivered to secure the title.

Two-time champion Justin Thomas (66) finished at 24 under, a shot ahead of Ryan Palmer (71).

Im Sung-jae (69) and Xander Schauffele (66) ended up tied for fifth at 21 under.

World number two Jon Rahm got going with a six-under 67, but it was only enough to finish tied for seventh alongside Bryson DeChambeau (66) and Collin Morikawa (73).

Dustin Johnson, meanwhile, carded a second straight 69 to finish tied for 11th.

Harris English pulled two strokes clear at the halfway mark of the Tournament of Champions as Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm made their moves.

English, who shared the overnight lead with Justin Thomas, carded a six-under 67 in the second round in Kapalua, Hawaii on Friday.

The American produced a bogey-free round that featured six birdies to move into 14 under at the first PGA Tour event of 2021.

English is two shots ahead of Thomas (69), Daniel Berger (65), Collin Morikawa (65) and Ryan Palmer (67).

Thomas, a two-time champion of the tournament, made four birdies on his front nine but a bogey at 13 slowed his momentum before picking up another shot at the last.

The world's two top-ranked players, Johnson and Rahm, charged into contention.

Johnson, who opened with a 71, made eight birdies in a second-round eight-under 65 to get to 10 under – enough for a tie for 10th.

Rahm is alongside him after the Spaniard produced a fast finish, birdieing five of his final seven holes.

Xander Schauffele (66), Brendon Todd (67), Im Sung-jae (68) and Patrick Reed (68) are tied for sixth at 11 under.

Joining Johnson and Rahm at 10 under are Scottie Scheffler (66), Bryson DeChambeau (67), Joaquin Niemann (67), Carlos Ortiz (67) and Patrick Cantlay (68).

Kevin Na and Sean O'Hair hold a one-shot advantage after the first round of the QBE Shootout.

Na and O'Hair hit the ground running at the Tiburon Golf Club in The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida to lead the way from Ryan Palmer and Harold Varner III.

O'Hair and Na teamed up superbly in the scramble format on Friday, combining for a 16-under opening round of 56.

There were two eagles and 12 birdies for the leading duo, who went out in 27 in a blistering start to an event that is being hosted by Australian great Greg Norman.

Varner and Palmer are hot on their heels, sitting second of the 12 teams after coming up with eight birdies on the front nine and another seven after the turn.

Lanto Griffin and Mackenzie Hughes are just two shots adrift of the leading duo along with Harris English and Matt Kuchar.

Australian duo Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith are among three teams who will head into the weekend with the most ground to make up on 10 under.

Justin Thomas retained his lead at the Zozo Championship as Jon Rahm surged into contention on Saturday.

After back-to-back 65s at Sherwood Country Club in California, Thomas carded a five-under 67 in the third round.

The American mixed six birdies with just one bogey to get to 19 under and retain his one-stroke lead.

Thomas, a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour, is set for a final-round battle with Rahm.

Rahm charged into outright second thanks to a nine-under 63.

The Spanish world number two capitalised on a fast start, making a 17-footer for eagle at the par-five second hole.

Rahm went bogey-free in his round, which also included seven birdies, to be in contention for a sixth PGA Tour victory.

Of his previous five wins, two have come in the state of California – at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open and 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge.

Lanto Griffin continued his consistent showing with a four-under 68 that moved him into 17 under and outright third.

Sebastian Munoz (66), Ryan Palmer (66) and Patrick Cantlay (68) are a shot further back.

A group of six players – Webb Simpson (67), Brian Harman (67), Matt Fitzpatrick (67), Bubba Watson (68), Scottie Scheffler (69) and Dylan Frittelli (70) – are at 15 under.

After bouncing back in the second round, Tiger Woods battled in the third, the 15-time major winner and defending champion shooting a 71 to be back at three under.

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, continued to climb the leaderboard, a 67 lifting him into nine under and a tie for 36th.

Jon Rahm became the world number one after a three-stroke victory at the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.

The 25-year-old became only the second Spaniard to reach the top ranking, joining Seve Ballesteros, after closing out his win at Muirfield Village.

Rahm carded a three-over 75 in the final round, producing a nervous finish after holding an eight-shot lead at one stage.

He made a bogey at the 10th and a double at 11 before dropping another shot at 14.

Rahm produced some magic at the par-three 16th to hole out from the rough, only to later be assessed a two-stroke penalty after it was ruled he moved his ball.

He finished at nine under after the penalty was handed down, three strokes clear of Ryan Palmer (74), to clinch his fourth PGA Tour victory.

The shot at 16 gave Rahm a boost and he told CBS: "It’s exactly what I needed.

"This golf course is no piece of cake in the best of conditions and with how firm everything was, any missed shot it was going to be brutally penalised and it happened, a couple of shots I barely missed like 14 and 15 and I ended up with a bogey and a par.

"But luckily, probably pulled out the best short-game shot I'll ever have, I hit a couple of good ones this week but that was unbelievable.

"I knew I could hit it close, I got a good lie and it was kind of into the wind but for that to go in was exactly what I needed."

Rahm was in control for the most part in Ohio, where dangerous weather led to a delay of almost an hour during the final round.

Matt Fitzpatrick (68) finished third, a shot behind Palmer, while Matt Wallace (72) and Jason Day (73) were tied for fourth.

Jordan Spieth (tied for 13th), Justin Thomas (T18), Rory McIlroy (T32) and Tiger Woods (T40) were further back.

Jon Rahm opened up a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

The Spaniard produced the equal best round of the day at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, carding a four-under 68.

Rahm sits at 12 under and is four shots clear of Ryan Palmer (73) and Tony Finau (73) as players again found scoring difficult.

World number two Rahm is on track for his first victory of 2020, having not finished in the top 25 in four events since the PGA Tour season resumed after the coronavirus-enforced break.

He was even through 12 holes in his third round before going on a run of four straight birdies beginning at the 13th, and the 25-year-old is primed to move top of the world rankings.

Finau endured a rollercoaster round that included double bogeys at 12 and 17.

Danny Willett (70) is outright fourth at six under, a shot ahead of Jason Day (72) and Henrik Norlander (71), while Matt Wallace (70) and Chez Reavie (74) are at four under.

World number one Rory McIlroy (72) and Jordan Spieth (74) appear too far back to challenge, sitting at two under and in a tie for 12th.

Justin Thomas slipped further back after a three-over 75 – now sitting at even par.

Tiger Woods, a five-time winner of the tournament, bounced back from his 76 with a 71 to climb into a tie for 37th and be at two over.

Jon Rahm charged into the Farmers Insurance Open lead after firing a seven-under 65 on Saturday, while Tiger Woods was left five shots adrift.

Rahm produced a bogey-free third round at Torrey Pines in California, where all players were on the South Course, making an eagle and five birdies.

The Spanish 2017 champion holed out from 111 yards at the par-four second after a birdie at the first before picking up shots at the sixth and ninth.

Rahm made further birdies at 13 and 16 to get to 12 under, holding a one-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer (71).

Rory McIlroy produced his equal best round of the tournament with a five-under 67 to get to nine under and a tie for third.

The Northern Irishman sits alongside Sung Kang (67), Harry Higgs (69) and Cameron Champ (68) heading into the final round.

Woods, meanwhile, made a brilliant start by holing four birdies on the front nine to get to within two of the leaders in San Diego, where there was a two-hour delay to the start of play due to heavy fog.

A bogey at 11 slowed him down and although he made a great par save at the last, the seven-time champion appears too far back.

Tyler McCumber (68), Tony Finau (68), Marc Leishman (68), Patrick Reed (70), Sebastian Cappelen (71), Brandt Snedeker (72) and J.B. Holmes (71) are a shot ahead of Woods in equal seventh.

Jordan Spieth is back in a tie for 42nd after a one-over 73, although he did manage to hole out for birdie from 87 feet from the rough for birdie at the 15th.

Tiger Woods was on the charge on day three at the Farmers Insurance Open, racing through the front nine with a four-under par 32.

The Masters champion had closed to within two shots of overnight leader Ryan Palmer by the midway point of his third round on Saturday.

After fog delayed the start of the action at Torrey Pines by two hours, Woods bounced back from his four-putt double bogey from round two as he holed from over 15 feet to start with a birdie this time around.

Seven-time champion Woods picked up another shot at three and then chipped in at the fourth so save par and maintain his early momentum.

A missed chance followed on the fifth but he birdied the sixth with another 15-footer and then followed two pars with a superb approach shot on the par-five ninth nine to set up the most easy of birdies.

Victory for Woods this week would see him break the all-time record for the most PGA Tour victories.

Palmer started with three consecutive pars to lead John Rahm, Matthew NeSmith and J.B. Holmes by one stroke, with Woods in a share of fifth position with Sebastian Cappelen.

Ryan Palmer fired a superb 10-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead at the Farmers Insurance Open as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy struggled to make inroads.

Palmer, the 2018 runner-up, capitalised on playing the North Course at Torrey Pines in California to move into 10 under and the outright lead.

The American made five birdies on the front nine and six in eight holes beginning at the 10th, before dropping a shot at the last.

Palmer holds a two-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker, who carded a five-under 67 on the South Course.

The eight best rounds of the day came on the North Course, with Palmer's the highlight.

Woods (71) and McIlroy played the South Course and were left in a tie for 17th at four under.

A seven-time champion of the event, Woods made a double bogey to start his round before following that up with five birdies and two bogeys.

McIlroy struggled to a one-over 73 despite being two under through 11, with bogeys at 12, 15 and 18 hurting his chances.

J.B. Holmes (69), Jhonattan Vegas (68), Sebastian Cappelen (71) and Matthew NeSmith (70) are tied for third at seven under.

Beau Hossler (66), Keegan Bradley (72), Zac Blair (66), Patrick Reed (69) and Harry Higgs (68) are a shot further back.

Jordan Spieth (70) and Jason Day (67) are among the group with Woods and McIlroy at four under, while defending champion Justin Rose (70) missed the cut after being left to rue his opening-round 75.

Five pairs were tied for the lead after the second round of the QBE Shootout as Bubba Watson and Charles Howell's 66 saw them move into contention.

Harold Varner and Ryan Palmer equalled the tournament's lowest round on Friday with a 17-under 55 to take a two-shot lead through 18 holes, yet they had company at the top after Saturday's round.

Having made gains at 16 of the 18 holes in the first round, Varner and Palmer had three bogeys on Saturday at the event in Naples, Florida.

Watson and Howell had a blemish-free round and back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18 saw them reach 19 under par through 36 holes, the same score as Varner and Palmer and three other pairs.

Brendon Todd and Billy Horschel, Jason Kokrak and JT Poston and Kevin Tway and Rory Sabbatini were the other duos that had a share of the lead.

Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell managed to record the joint-lowest round of the day, though, following up their 61 with a 65 on Saturday.

Four birdies in five holes between the fourth and eighth helped them reach 18 under par for the tournament, one shot back ahead of Sunday's third and final round.

Harold Varner and Ryan Palmer equalled the lowest round at the QBE Shootout with a 17-under 55 on Friday.

The American duo birdied 15 of the 18 holes and eagled the 17th, with their only pars coming at the fifth and 16th.

Varner drained a 20-footer on the last to tie a record held by four other teams at the stroke play event.

That first-round score gave them a two-shot lead over Jason Kokrak and J.T. Poston, with the duo of Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell in a tie for eighth after their 11-under 61.

"We're just having fun," Varner told the PGA Tour's website.

"We enjoy each other's company, even if it's not on the course, and it just meshed really well today.

"It's not like some person did this or that, it was just a lot of fun. I enjoy that team aspect, we were pretty pumped for this."

Had they shot 18 under par they would have broken the competition's single-round record, and Palmer joked those two pars cost them.

"I was really wanting 18, I thought we could get there," he added.

"You had the mental lapse, you make two pars like that..."

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