Published: Mon, August 19, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Justin Thomas Takes Home the Win at BMW Championship

Justin Thomas Takes Home the Win at BMW Championship

Woods needed to place about sixth at the BMW Championship on Sunday to qualify, but he tied for 37th at Medinah, a distant 18 strokes behind victor Justin Thomas.

"Wouldn't be me if I didn't make it interesting", Glover said.

Thomas could be getting hot at the ideal time and will tee off at the Tour Championship with a lead and in charge of his own destiny.

"I hit a lot of great shots today but that (tee shot) was an under-rated one", Thomas said.

Hideki Matsuyama took the 36-hole lead with a 63 until falling back with a 73.

Sixth-ranked Woods, trying to finish well enough to qualify for a chance at defending his title in next week's season-ending Tour Championship, was on 209, sharing 31st at the course where he won the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championships.

Poston went bogey-free for 72 holes en route to winning the Wyndham Championship, his first PGA Tour victory and one that transformed his season.

"I remembered how hard it is to win a golf tournament".

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Thomas birdied the 11th to extend his lead once again as Matsuyama joined Cantlay on 19 after picking up six shots in seven holes around the turn. "That propelled me for the rest of the round".

"Patrick made that very interesting", a relieved Thomas said. "I'm going to try not to look at the leaderboard". He needed only 20 putts Sunday.

The U.S. team for the Presidents Cup didn't change, with Bryson DeChambeau holding down the final spot. He is unlikely to qualify for the Tour Championship, since only the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings make it, and he is projected to finish 49th.

A statement from the European Tour read: "When players are out of position and either being monitored or timed, a one-shot penalty will be incurred after two bad times - now a player would be "monitored" and if he breaches the time allowance (50 seconds for first to play, 40 seconds for second or third to play) he will then be "officially timed" and would then have to breach twice more before being given a one shot penalty". Thomas answered with three birdies on the next five holes, and Cantlay couldn't keep up.

Cantlay sank an 18-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th and a 38-footer for birdie at 18 but Thomas closed with a 14-foot birdie for the win.

The eagle on the 16th hole (435 metres, par 4) was particularly spectacular, as Thomas found the hole from 160 metres out.

Open champion Shane Lowry, who needed to finish solo 29th at Medinah to secure his a first appearance at the Tour Championship, tied for 48th on five-under after a 69 to fall from 25th to 33rd in the standings.

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