The 30-second guide to the Dell Technologies: Who won, best quote, worst shot

September 3, 2018
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It took four long days to finalize the results of the Dell Technologies Championship, but it just takes a few minutes to learn what happened. In keeping with our age of short attention spans, we’ve distilled the action to a list of bullet-point essentials.

Who won: Bryson DeChambeau

Why it matters: With his fourth PGA Tour win, and second consecutive playoff victory, DeChambeau firmed up his grip on the FedEx Cup lead and—it would appear—all but sealed his place as a captain’s pick on Jim Furyk’s 2018 Ryder Cup team.

Who won without winning: Tony Finau, whose T4 marked his 3rd top-10 finish in his last four events, further strengthening his own Ryder Cup case.

Best closing round: Phil Mickelson, who notched 9 birdies on his way to an 8-under final round 63.

Most optimistic post-round quote: Phil Mickelson, who noted, “Not only did I find something, but it’s something that is going to be a key factor for years to come.”

Whither Tiger: The world’s most closely scrutinized golfer closed with a even-par 71 to finish T24, a long way from a win but good enough to keep him in the (distant) playoff hunt.

Best reaction to a shot: Tyrrell Hatton, who flashed a sarcastic thumb’s up sign at his ball after it lipped out on the 18th hole, a fitting end to a frustrating 2-over-par day.

Worst shot when it mattered: Cameron Smith, who needed birdie or better to have any hope of catching DeChambeau but wound up making bogey after chunking his approach into the hazard on the par-five 18th finisher.