This past weekend saw some great finishes on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour. IJGT alumni, Rickie Fowler of Murrieta, Calif., and Richy Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., recorded runner-up finishes in their respective tournaments.
At the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the famed TPC Scottsdale, Fowler earned his way into a playoff with Hideki Matsuyama after making a nine-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the tournament. Fowler has proven himself to be calm, cool, and collected time and time again on the PGA Tour. The playoff went back and forth between Fowler and Matsuyama. Both made par on the first playoff hole. Then they matched birdies on the second playoff hole. The third playoff hole was halved with pars. On the fourth playoff hole, Matsuyama was able to make par and earn the victory.
Fowler put forth great effort and in a post-round press conference showcased to the world what a great role model he is for junior golfers on the IJGT.
On the Web.com Tour at the Club Colombia Championship presented by Claro, Werenski fired a final-round 3-under, 68 to finish in a tie for second place. He ended the tournament with a score of 11-under, 273. This was his best finish on the Web.com Tour in his career and Werenski currently sits fifth in the Money Standings. At the conclusion of the season, the Top 25 in the Web.com Money Standings earn their PGA Tour card for the 2016-2017 season.
Fellow IJGT alumnus, Andrew Putnam finished at 8-under, 276 and tied for seventh place.