The Who Won Waste Management Open Waste Management Open is one of the most electrifying events in the world of golf. With thousands of fans cheering on their favorite players, this tournament never fails to deliver excitement and drama. From breathtaking shots to unexpected upsets, there’s always something happening at TPC Scottsdale. But the biggest question on everyone’s mind is: Who won? In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the highlights and lowlights of this year’s event and reveal who emerged victorious in one of golf’s most prestigious competitions. So sit back, relax, and get ready for some edge-of-your-seat action!
Jordan Spieth, 23, is a world-class golfer with many accolades to his name. In May of this year, he won the Waste Management Open at the TPC San Antonio. Jordan Spieth is now one win away from becoming the first player in history to win four professional majors in one season.
Spieth started the 2017 golf season by winning the Honda Classic in February. He then finished 2nd at The Masters in April. Next up was the WMPO where he secured his 4th major title. Jordan’s play throughout these tournaments has been exemplary and he has clearly shown that he is one of the best golfers in the world right now.
With his fourth major championship under his belt, it is now all but certain that Jordan will become only the second golfer ever to win four professional majors in one season – after Tiger Woods accomplished this feat back in 2007/2008. Ending 2018 as top golfer on tour would also add an extra layer of glitter to an already brilliant career for Jordan Spieth.
Brooks Koepka finished his round of 18 at the Waste Management Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with a three-under-par 69. He is tied for first place with Xander Schauffele, two strokes back of winner Justin Thomas.
Koepka had a solid front nine on Saturday afternoon, carding rounds of 66 and 67 to move into contention early. However, he struggled on the back side, making four double bogeys in 13 holes. Still, it was enough to get him into contention and hold off a challenge from Schauffele for the lead going into Sunday’s final round.
Koepka proved his form wasn’t fluke on Sunday as he carded rounds of 68 and 69 to clinch the title. It was his fourth victory in six starts this season, including winning at The Masters and US Open last month. Koepka’s run has been fuelled by very consistent play overall this season, averaging 71.4 yards per putt over his last five events – even better than his performance at The Masters (73 ypp).
Justin Thomas is the No. 1 player in the world and he proved it at the Waste Management Open. He won by three shots over Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama, who finished second and third.
Thomas was the only player to post a round of under-par golf on Thursday but bounced back with four rounds of 67 or better to take control of the tournament. He has now won two times this year and is looking to add another title to his trophy cabinet.
Koepka showed his class throughout the tournament but couldn’t get past Thomas. Matsuyama had a great final round but wasn’t able to catch Thomas.