Day eyes PGA bounce-back after WGC slide

Day eyes PGA bounce-back after WGC slide

Smith's countryman Wade Ormsby played with eight-time WGC-Bridgestone victor Tiger Woods and both shot 73.

The final World Golf Championship at Firestone lacked drama on Sunday. He wound up with a 73, leaving him 11 shots back and ending his streak of 10 straight rounds at par or better dating to the US Open.

The 14-time major champion Tiger Woods carded a 73 to slip to three under, while 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia is a shot better off.

Playing in the final group with Rory McIlroy, the 25-year-old Thomas never let anyone closer than two shots of the lead.

Marc Leishman and Kyle Stanley were tied for fifth on nine under, one shot ahead of Spain's Jon Rahm and American Rickie Fowler, who made five birdies and no bogeys.

Thomas moved away from the pack with 5 birdies in the middle of his round from holes 6 through 14.

Fleetwood, a four-time victor on the European Tour who has flashed impressive form in all three majors this year but remains in search of a first title in the United States.

On the 399-yard par-4 first hole, Woods reached the green in 2 and sunk a 18-foot putt for birdie.

"I'm glad I finally played well around here, just in time for it to leave", said Thomas.

"We sat down and just said, what are we doing wrong?" "I did not hit the ball as well today but we had so much control and I had a very clean card at the end".

"To win on a championship golf course like [Firestone] and against a very tough field, it just felt great", he said. "I guess it's been a little while in my eyes, but have a lot of really good players that are going to be chasing me down".

"I just just kind of fight through it and make some putts and I didn't make any putts today". I'm going to miss this place.

His grandparents, Paul and Phyllis Thomas, watched him win for the first time on the PGA Tour.

Still, this is the first time since the 2015 Wyndham Championship that Woods has started a tournament with two rounds in the 60s, and it is the second-best he has been in any tournament this year through 36 holes; he was tied for second at the Valspar Championship.

Woods had a day to forget.

At least Jason Day's bid lingered into the back nine, rattling off three consecutive birdies starting at the 10th hole to move to within two strokes of Thomas before a bogey at No. 13 set the stage for an uninspired finish. Visit SportsLine now to find out and see the full PGA Championship projected leaderboard from the model that has nailed four of the last seven majors heading into the weekend and was all over Tiger Woods' surprising run at the The Open Championship.

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