PGA Tour: Ireland’s Seamus Power celebrates breakthrough victory after Barbasol Championship play-offs | Golf News

Seamus Power defeated JT Poston on the 6th extra hole to win the Barbasol Championship; the victory gave the Irishman a two-year PGA Tour exemption and an invitation to the PGA Championship and Players Championship

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Simos Ball won his first PGA Tour title in Kentucky

Ireland’s Seamus Power won his first PGA Tour Championship with a dramatic play-off victory at the Barbasol Championship.

The 34-year-old played a 5-under 67 at the Keen Terraces Golf Club in Kentucky, and tied with overnight leader JT Poston to a 21-under score, who finished in the last four. The hole wasted a three-shot advantage.

Boston made a double-bogey on the 15th hole and kicked off one inch, followed by a three-putt bogey on the par three. The Americans then hit a par two in the final and two holes to end the final round of 70. And extend the game time.

Power cut from outside the green to match the birdie that Boston caught on the first extra hole, and exchanged pars in the next four holes. When Boston found water on the teeing ground, the par was enough for the season. Win the sixth hole of the playoffs.

Ball now has a top 20 finish in the last six games of the PGA Tour

Ball now has a top 20 finish in the last six games of the PGA Tour

“It may take me three days to determine some goals,” Ball said after winning. “About two months ago, in order to enter the (FedEx Cup) play-offs, I would definitely be ecstatic.

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“This is an incredible day. I knew from the beginning that I needed a low shot. To be honest, I don’t think 5 shots below par is low enough, but I was able to pick up one on the last shot and squeeze into an additional game. Race, and finally passed there.”

Power may now appear in the FedEx Cup play-offs at the end of the season

Power may now appear in the FedEx Cup play-offs at the end of the season

The victory raised Ball to the 113th career-high in the latest world rankings and placed him at 69th in the FedEx Cup standings. This victory also earned him a two-year PGA Tour exemption. Rights and PGA tournaments, players and player invitations. championship.

Sam Ryder and Anirban Lahiri both scored 65 points on the last day and finished a tie for third. James Hahn, who almost missed the “59 round” in the second round, was among the six. A member of the. Tied for fifth place.

England’s Ben Taylor ranked 20th after shooting 69 in the final round, while compatriot Tom Lewis scored 65 on the final day, 7 under par, ranking tied for 40th.

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