The Hero World Challenge had some pretty exciting & historic events take place this weekend! Let’s recap!
Rickie Fowler set a new course record during his final round shooting a 61 (11-under) and finished with another win under his belt! He really pulled through after starting his 4th round 7 shots behind the lead (Charley Hoffman) and ended up winning by 4 strokes! With a $3,500,000 total purse, as the winner, Rickie took home $1,000,000!
As you know, Tiger Woods returned to the game this weekend, playing his first tournament since the 2017 Dubai Desert Classic. Woods landed at T-9, along with Matt Kuchar, who were both 1 stroke ahead of Justin Thomas! This one game moved him up 531 spots in the Official World Golf Rankings from 1199 to 668!
2016: Hideki Matsuyama
2015: Bubba Watson
2014: Jordan Spieth
2013: Zach Johnson
2012: Graeme McDowell
Here’s the official Leaderboard:
With Fowler taking the win and Woods ending with a T-9, after having sat out for quite a while, it looks like we are bound to have an exciting season!