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Henley among five newly exempt into The Open 07-07-2013
Russell Henley
Russell Henley has gained entry into The Open Championship by virtue of sitting in the top five of those previously ineligible for the major inside the top 20 of the latest FedExCup standings. Henley faded to finish T30 at The Greenbrier Classic but ranks 14th in FedExCup points to secure his first appearance in the season's third major championship. At fifth in points, Billy Horschel tops the list of today's qualifiers. He'll be making his debut in The Open. Boo Weekley (ninth in FedExCup points; fourth appearance in The Open Championship), Jimmy Walker (17th; first appearance) and Harris English (18th; second appearance) round out the fortunate five. The final two exemptions will be distributed to the winners of this week's Scottish Open and John Deere Classic.
Lancaster misses 54-hole cut at Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Neal Lancaster
Neal Lancaster carded a 6-over-par 38-38=76 in his third round of The Greenbrier Classic to miss the 54-hole cut by two strokes.

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Lancaster completed three rounds in 2-over 212 and earned $11,970.00. It leaves him with 10 starts on his medical extension in the graduate reshuffle to bank $727,814 and get promoted to the Major Medical category. He's scheduled to chase a second straight payday at this week's John Deere Classic.
Walker picks up first runner-up in 181 starts 07-07-2013
Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker stumbled to a 1-over-par 34-37=71 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic, sharing second at 11-under 269. Walker had his sights set on his first PGA TOUR win when his round started, but he could only find one birdie on The Old White TPC. On top of that, he suffered two bogeys. It's hard to believe, but the veteran of 181 starts had never finished any higher than third before this week. As well as he's played in 2013, a win seems to be in his near future.
Wagner surrenders lead with final-round 73 07-07-2013
Johnson Wagner
Johnson Wagner entered the final round of The Greenbrier Classic with a two-stroke lead, but his 3-over-par 34-39=73 dropped him into a share of second at 11-under 269. Wagner had to suffer through a weather delay of three hours and ten minutes before finally teeing off at 5:10 p.m. ET. He erased an early bogey on the par-4 second with a birdie on the par-4 sixth, but that would be his only red number of the evening. He then dropped three shots coming in, handing the tournament to Jonas Blixt. Wagner hit 14 GIR in the finale, but putted to a 2.071 average and lost 1.726 strokes with the flat stick. This dramatically breaks a streak of six missed cuts and a WD.
Jonas Blixt wins weather-beaten Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Jonas Blixt lifted the hardware for the second time in as many years on the PGA TOUR when he signed for a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic. Blixt entered the day trailing Johnson Wagner by four strokes. The Swede was set to tee off at 1:50 p.m. ET, but the horn blew for a three hour and ten minute weather delay seconds before he teed off. When he finally was able to begin play, he birdied three of his first 10 holes, then bogeyed the 11th and 13th holes between a birdie on the par-5 12th. Following a series of pars, he rolled home his final birdie from 9'1" on the par-4 16th to put the tournament out of reach at 13-under 66-67-67-67=267. The putter was the key, leading the field in putting average and coming in second in strokes gained-putting. His first PGA TOUR win came in October of 2012 at the Frys.com Open, so this is his second in a nine-month span. With this victory, he is now exempt into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
M. Jones threatens for 1st win at Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Matt Jones
Matt Jones carded a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish the week at 11-under 269 and two off the eventual winning score. The Aussie had a clean round, suffering his only blemish at the par-4 second when he couldn't save his par from a greenside bunker. He then found birdies from 18'7", 3'7" and 15'7" on the ninth, 10th and 17th respectively, with pars on the other 14 holes. While he was unable to close the door on his first PGA TOUR win, he heads to TPC Deere Run next week where he has twice finished fifth.
Career-best finish for Bowditch at Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Steven Bowditch
Steven Bowditch managed a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish his week inside the top five at 11-under 269. It was noted numerous times on the Golf Channel final-round telecast that Bowditch's wife's family enjoy membership at The Greenbrier. He made himself right at home on The Old White TPC, securing the best finish of his PGA TOUR career in West Virginia this week. He landed 56 GIR for the week, easily ranking inside the top 10 in the field. His previous best was a T9 at Pebble Beach in 2011. It is the second time he's posted a top 10 on the PGA TOUR.
B. Haas back up win with top 10 at Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Bill Haas
Bill Haas settled for an even-par 35-35=70 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic, sharing ninth at 8-under 208. If there was any question as to Haas' ability to answer the bell in the wake of his win at Congressional last week, he answered those admirably. A double bogey at the par-4 fifth took him out of contention early in the round, but he bounced back to pick up a pair of birdies over his next six holes to erase the blemish. It was all pars the rest of the way. We can next expect to see him at The Open Championship.
Perez leaves West Virginia with a top 10 07-07-2013
Pat Perez
Pat Perez spun a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish his week inside the top 10 at 9-under 271. Perez picked up two of his three birdies on The Old White TPC's two par 5s, with the other dropping at the par-4 fourth. He suffered bogeys on the first and 13th holes. This is his fourth top 10 of the season.
D.H. Lee posts consecutive top 10s on TOUR 07-07-2013
D.H. Lee signed for an even-par 34-36=70 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic, finishing the tournament with his second top 10 in as many weeks at 8-under 272. Lee circled three birdies, but the par 3s at The Old White TPC gave him some trouble. He suffered a bogey and a double bogey on the short holes. With is form in check, he'll look to continues his fine play at the John Deere Classic.
Ridings had the irons working at Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Tag Ridings
Tag Ridings completed his week at The Greenbrier Classic with an even-par 33-37=70 to finish the week at 8-under 272. Ridings had the irons working at The Old White TPC, landing 58 GIR for the week and finishing the tournament inside the top five in that category. His previous best finish this year was a T15 at the Farmers Insurance Open. He's currently fighting to hold on to a spot inside the top 10, but has assured himself his best finish of 2013.
Season-best finish for Petrovic at Greenbrier 07-07-2013
Tim Petrovic
Tim Petrovic spun a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish up his week in West Virginia at 8-under 272. Petrovic entered the week with nothing better than a T50 on his 2013 resume, but found The Old White TPC to his liking. The key to his week was the flat stick, ranking inside the top 10 in strokes gained putting. He finishes his evening inside the top 10, but there are still enough players on the course who could bump him down.
List aces par-3 eighth at The Old White TPC 07-07-2013
Luke List
Luke List secured his first paycheck since the Wells Fargo Championship and finished his week at The Greenbrier Classic with a 2-over-par 34-38=72. Drinks are on him, as he aced the 234-yard par-3 eighth hole at The Old White TPC. Much was expected of the bomber coming off the Web.com Tour with a win and three runner-up finishes in 2012. To date, he's made just seven of 19 cuts with his T16 at Quail Hollow his best. He is currently projected 167th in the FedExCup standings, so if he doesn't get it moving quickly he will be back on the Web.com Tour in 2014.
Lingmerth stays hot at The Greenbrier Classic 07-07-2013
David Lingmerth
David Lingmerth polished off his fourth top-20 finish in his last six starts with a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic. The rookie has made each of his last six cuts dating back to his T2 at THE PLAYERS. He entered the week 38th in the FedExCup standings and could move inside the top 30 if things fall his way down the stretch.
Stuard nabs first top 10 since March in W.Va. 07-07-2013
Brian Stuard
Brian Stuard fired a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic, finishing the week at 9-under 271. He picked up five birdies and suffered two bogeys on his lap around The Old White TPC. Had he not needed three putts at the last hole, he would have posted the clubhouse lead by himself. As it stands, he's tied with Ted Potter Jr. He will leave West Virginia with his first top-10 finish since Puerto Rico back in March.
Potter Jr. posts number in Greenbrier defense 07-07-2013
Henrik Norlander
Ted Potter Jr. navigated The Old White TPC in 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of his title defense at The Greenbrier Classic, becoming the first man in the clubhouse at 9-under 271. Potter Jr. picked up four birdies, with his only blemish a bogey at the par-4 13th. With rounds of 69-66-69-67, gamers can have confidence going forward that his 2012 win wasn't a fluke at this layout. He deserves strong consideration in next season's return to West Virginia.
Love III positioned for first top 15 of 2013 07-07-2013
Davis Love III
Davis Love III turned in a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic and his 8-under 272 final tally has him in line for his first top 15 of the year. DL3 circled four birdies to just one bogey in his final round, missing just one fairway and two GIR in what was an excellent display of ball-striking. His best finish of the season up until this point was a T18 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. While the leaders are still on the outward nine, it looks like a certainty that he will eclipse that this week.
Summerhays rebounds; 67 in Greenbrier finale 07-07-2013
Daniel Summerhays
A day after playing in the final pairing, Daniel Summerhays posted a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic and is the first man in at 8-under 272. Summerhays struggled to a 73 on Saturday afternoon, falling out of contention for the title. He bounced back to circle three birdies, each from inside eight feet, without a blemish. He had the precision of a laser, splitting 13 (of 14) fairways and finding 15 GIR on his lap around The Old White TPC. To put it into perspective, he found just nine fairways and eight GIR in the third round.
K.J. Choi leaves Greenbrier w/ bogey-free 68 07-07-2013
K.J. Choi
K.J. Choi navigated The Old White TPC in bogey-free 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic. Choi circled birdies at the par-4 11th and par-5 17th, with 16 pars surrounding them. He was perfect in each of his six attempts at scrambling. He finished the week at 6-under 274.
Hanson withdraws during Greenbrier finale 07-07-2013
Peter Hanson
Peter Hanson withdrew during his final round of The Greenbrier Classic due to an injury.

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The specifics are unknown, but he played 11 holes in birdie-free 3-over-par. He was 2-under through 65 holes when he called it quits during today's weather delay. Hanson committed to this week's John Deere Classic, but QCOnline.com reported that he withdrew on Saturday. If his body allows, look for him again at Muirfield during the opening round of The Open Championship on July 18.
Blanks scheduled to play Utah Championship 07-07-2013
Kris Blanks
Kris Blanks is listed in the published field of this week's Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour.

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Focusing only on his activity inside the ropes, he's played only once all year, missing the cut at the WM Phoenix Open in February. He had planned to return to competition on the Web.com Tour in mid-June, but scrapped that plan to continue to rest his left shoulder. Whenever he returns to the PGA TOUR, he'll have three starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $257,451 and retain status.
Hicks schedules return for the John Deere 07-07-2013
Justin Hicks
Justin Hicks is listed in the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

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He had to walk off Congressional after 11 holes of his second round at the AT&T National due to a back injury. It was his third straight start without a payday. He entered the Greenbrier ranked 96th in FedExCup points but didn't compete in the event.
Weather delays Greenbrier at 1:50 p.m. ET 07-07-2013
John Senden
The horn sounded at 1:50 p.m. ET to halt the final round of play at The Greenbrier Classic as inclement weather moved into the area.

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Moments before play was suspended, John Senden snaked in a 55'5" birdie at the par-3 18th to end his week at 5-under-par 275. The last two groups had yet to tee off, with Johnson Wagner and Jimmy Walker set to go at 2:00 p.m. We will update you as to a restart time when it becomes available.
de Jonge polishes off Greenbrier with a 67 07-07-2013
Brendon de Jonge
Brendon de Jonge posted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 to close out a solid week at The Greenbrier Classic. The Virginia Tech product is the first man in the clubhouse at 7-under 273, rebounding from a third-roun 73 to circle four birdies to just one bogey on his final day at The Old White TPC. His ball-striking took a turn for the worse over the weekend. After splitting 25 (of 28) fairways and landing 30 GIR before the cut, he managed just 15 fairways and 21 GIR over his final 36 holes.
Season-low 65 for Herman in Greenbrier finale 07-07-2013
Jim Herman
Jim Herman spun a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish up his week at The Old White TPC at 5-under 275. Herman picked up six birdies to just one bogey on his final lap around the seasoned West Virginia layout, landing 14 GIR in the process. Today's round represents his lowest of the season, besting the 67 he's fired multiple times including earlier this week.
Open berth the consolation prize for Sterne 07-07-2013
Richard Sterne
Richard Sterne was one of five golfers to qualify for The Open Championship at the conclusion of today's Alstom Open de France. The top five and ties not otherwise exempt inside the top 20 of the updated Race to Dubai standings earned tee times at Muirfield in two weeks. Sterne rose to fourth in the R2D on the strength of his runner-up finish in Paris. The other four qualifiers are Brett Rumford (sixth), Mikko Ilonen (eighth), Thomas Bjorn (13th) and Marc Warren (17th).
Tom Watson leaves The Old White TPC with a 67 07-07-2013
Tom Watson
Tom Watson closed out a successful week at The Greenbrier Classic with a final-round 3-under-par 32-35=67. Watson circled an impressive six birdies at The Old White TPC, giving back three bogeys in the process. Five of those birdies were from inside seven feet and the longest was from 10'8" on the par-4 ninth. What's amazing is that he only landed eight GIR, meaning he rolled it to a 1.25 putting average. After losing strokes with the flat stick relative to the field each of the first three rounds, he picked up more than three in the finale. His final tally was a 4-under 276.
McDowell picks off third win in seven starts 07-07-2013
Graeme McDowell
With a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in his final round of the Alstom Open de France, Graeme McDowell recorded a four-stroke victory at Le Golf National in Paris. The Ulsterman shared the 54-hole lead with Richard Sterne, who closed with a 71 for runner-up honors. McDowell posted 9-under 275 with 13 birdies against four bogeys en route to his third victory in seven starts worldwide. The run began with his playoff win at Harbour Town and included the title at the Volvo World Match Play in Bulgaria. In stark contrast, McDowell missed the cut in his other four starts. He now has nine career victories on the European Tour. He'll take a week off before taking on Muirfield for The Open Championship on July 18-21.