Colonial champion Daniel Berger happy to fly under the radar

Colonial champion Daniel Berger happy to fly under the radar

Colonial champion Daniel Berger happy to fly under the radar

The event, which was held in Fort Worth, Texas, marked the end of an enforced three-month hiatus due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Xander Schauffele was the co-leader heading into the final two holes and faced an easy three-foot try for par on 17.

Historically, you just want to keep the ball in play off the tee. Berger went over the green with his approach at the par-4 17th in the playoff, chipped inches from the cup and tapped in, then watched Morikawa lip out from three feet on the left edge to deliver the emotional victory at Colonial Country Club.

"I've put on about 20lb [since the lockdown] and about 45lb in the last nine months", the 26-year-old said after Friday's second round. "It just does feel like I'm playing at home with some of my buddies".

Reed wielded a hot putter and began his day with three consecutive birdies, added three more on the trot starting at the ninth and closed with another for the day's low round. I'm glad all the hard work paid off. And for Schauffele, specifically, he had put together a round that included two made putts from beyond 30 feet.

"So to be able to come out here and beat so numerous best players in the world, you look at the field that was out here this week, and I don't have a stellar playoff record, so to show up here and obviously I didn't want to win it like that, but sometimes that's just the way golf works".

Collin Morikawa rests his hands on his knees and looks down at the ground
Collin Morikawa could not believe he missed the three-foot put

Schauffele lost for the fourth time after leading a PGA event through 54 holes.

It was the first PGA Tour event since March when the spread of the new coronavirus shut down golf and other sports.

Rose was just short on an 18-foot birdie putt at 18 to finish in the 266 pack. "A couple feet out, I thought I had made it". "I know there's a lot of people that are watching us, and hopefully they're proud of what's been done here".

Three-times major champion Jordan Spieth started the final round one shot off the lead but hit just 5 of 14 fairways and 10 of 18 greens in regulation en route to a one-over-par 71 that left him in a tie for 10th place.

The win was Berger's third on the PGA Tour and against such a loaded field it assured he will not fly under the radar at next week's RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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