Viktor Hovland broke the course record with a 61 Sunday and won the BMW Championship in Illinois. His final round propelled him past Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick, who tied for second, two strokes back. Both shot rounds of 66 yesterday.
Scheffler will begin the final event of the FedEx Cup championship this week as the top overall seed. That will allow him to begin the tournament at 10-under par, two strokes better that Hovland. Rory McIlroy, who finished fourth yesterday, will be the third seed, followed by Jon Rahm and Lucas Glover. The Tour Championship begins Thursday.
Central Catholic graduate Neal Shipley fell 4-and-3 to Nick Dunlap of Alabama in the U.S. Amateur championship match Sunday in Denver. The 19-year old Dunlap joins Tiger Woods as the only players in golf history to in the U.S. Amateur and the Jr. Amateur. Dunlap won the Jr. title two years ago. Woods won three consecutive Jr. titles followed by three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles. The victory sends Dunlap to the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open next year, while the 22-year old Shipley, a graduate student at Ohio State, gets a spot for the 2024 Masters.