Peter Uihlein closed with a 69 to finish at 16-under 272 on the Sun Mountain course at Paiute to win the Korn Ferry Tour’s MGM Resorts Championship by four strokes.
Peter Uihlein, the 2010 U.S. Amateur champion, shot a 68 on Saturday to open a one-shot cushion over Jamie Lovemark, the 2007 NCAA champion, at Korn Ferry event.
Adam Svensson is one of the hottest players on the Korn Ferry Tour, and he put that form on full display Friday, taking the 36-hole lead at the MGM Resorts Championship at Paiute.
Kevin Dougherty also had four birdies and two bogeys on a blustery day on the Sun Mountain course to lead Sam Saunders by a stroke in MGM Resorts Championship.
Wind and small, fast greens are the biggest defenses the Sun Mountain course at Paiute Golf Resort will present to 156 players chasing a Korn Ferry Tour title this week.
Harry Hall hopes the Korn Ferry Tour event in Las Vegas begins his 11-week drive to qualify for the PGA Tour next season.
The first major win by a Japanese man was a major loser for the South Point, which took some major wagers on Hideki Matsuyama at 75-1. He’s 30-1 to repeat in 2022.
Hideki Matsuyama wins the Masters to become first male Japanese major champion.
The Japanese golfer closed as a 60-1 long shot in pretournament odds at the Westgate but didn’t get many takers there or at William Hill. He’s the -120 favorite in updated odds.
Only one of the previous 23 outright leaders after the first round of the Masters has gone on to win the green jacket since 1985. Justin Rose has a four-shot lead.
Australian Cameron Smith is a popular long shot pick to win the Masters after he became the first golfer in tournament history to shoot four rounds in the 60s in November.
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship finals at Augusta (Georgia) National on Sunday had a Southern Nevada feel to them.
Fresh off his first PGA Tour win in four years, Jordan Spieth is the Masters ticket leader at William Hill, where he’s the 9-1 co-favorite with Dustin Johnson.
In a span of 11 days that began Thursday, fans and bettors can feast their eyes on a smorgasbord of baseball, the Final Four and NCAA championship and the Masters.