The great battle among the best golfers has come to an end. Everyone played an extraordinary game. On the first day at Zozo Championship in Thousand Oaks, California, Colombian golfer Sebastian Munoz was on the top of the leaderboard with 8 under.
However, on the second & third round, JT showed his class and sat on the leader board and was staying in fool’s paradise that he will easily win the title of zozo championship 2020. On the final day, 28-year-old-Patrick Cantlay American professional golfer became a thief (burglar) and lifted the championship trophy as a winner. Whereas both Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm expected a win but did not eventually.
Here is the recap, highlight of Zozo championship that you should need to know about how golfers played in Thousand Oaks, California
Round 1 Recap
Sebastian Munoz holes out twice from the fairway to take the first-round lead at ZOZO Championship
Sebastian Munoz (-8)
Colombian golfer Sebastian Munoz had an incredible round on Thursday at the Zozo Championship in Thousand Oaks, California. Tiger Woods didn’t. He sits atop the leaderboard after Round 1, shooting an eight-under 64 to steer Tyrell Hatton by one stroke and a small group of players by two strokes.
Tyrrell Hatton (-7)
Tyrrell Hatton hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the at SHERWOOD and had an unbelievable round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet. Hatton finished his day tied for 2nd at 7 under with Justin Thomas.
Justin Thomas (-7)
Justin Thomas had a rather better day with seven birdies and an eagle after bogeying two holes on the front nine. He also hit the birdie streak bonus, following up his eagle on 16 with birdies on 17 and 18.
Round 2 Recap
Justin Thomas moves into the lead at the ZOZO Championship
Justin Thomas (-14)
The struggle for J.T. this year has been his putter, but it was terrific on Friday as he gained over two strokes on the field. this is often problematic for the rest of the field. When he’s rolling it like he’s this week, it might be over during a hurry. Additionally, Thomas’ wedge game from 80 yards and in has been fantastic.
He hit this nifty little flighted draw (his words) from 50 yards away to 5 feet on the first hole. It bounced in front of the green (even though the course is soft) and stopped right where he wanted it. Nobody does it better — or more creatively — from that distance.
Dylan Frittelli, Lanto Griffin (-13)
Two players with longer odds to start out the week are becoming it done thus far . Neither are driving it particularly well thus far (which could signify a lack of staying power), but both omitted / missed out on co-leading with Thomas by making bogey on their final hole of the day.
Round 3 Recap
Justin Thomas fires 67 to remain atop ZOZO Championship leaderboard
Justin Thomas (-19)
J.T. closed just like the closer he’s with birdies on two of his last three holes after a bit of a lull in the middle of his round. His putter has saved him a bit over the last two days, and he’ll have to be better from tee to green on Sunday to hold off Rahm. One thing to remember as the tournament comes to a conclusion late on Sunday: J.T. has played the back nine in 17 under this week.
J.T. closed just like the closer he’s with birdies on two of his last three holes after a touch of a lull within the middle of his round. His putter has saved him a touch over the last two days, and he’ll need to be better from tee to green on Sunday to carry off Rahm. One thing to recollect because the tournament involves a conclusion late on Sunday: J.T. has played the rear nine in 17 under in the week.
Jon Rahm (-18)
After losing strokes together with his putter on each of the first two days, he putted the lights out early and played his first nine in 6 under with six 3s on the scorecard. Rahm said afterward the game is simplified when he’s thinking about being aggressive, and that was clear on Saturday as he made a run from back in the pack at the lead of this tournament.
Lanto Griffin (-17)
An unbelievable 4 on the par-3 15th on Saturday saved what could have been a disaster after he hit it in the water. T7 last week, and he’s looking for another nice payday on Sunday. He’ll get a show by being in the final group with Thomas and Rahm, but I question whether he can keep pace.
Round 4 Recap
Patrick Cantlay shoots 65 to take home ZOZO Championship
Patrick Cantlay is a thief. With Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, the heavy favorites going into the final round of the Zozo Championship on Sunday. Patrick Cantlay won 3 times on the PGA Tour, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2017, the Memorial Tournament in 2019, and the Zozo Championship in 2020. Cantlay won the $1,440,000 winner’s share of the $8,000,000 purse.
He drew up a simple game plan to erase a three-stroke deficit heading into the final round of the Zozo Championship.
“Make as many birdies as I can,” he said.
Easier said than done for most of us mere mortals, but Cantlay poured in more than 110 feet of putts on Sunday in carding nine birdies, tying the most he’s ever made in a PGA Tour round. It added up to a 7-under 65 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, for the Cali native and was good enough to surge past overnight leader Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, who tied for second, for his third PGA Tour title.
Justin Thomas & Jon Rahm (Runner up)
Justin Thomas It was a bonkers back nine for J.T. He saved par and bogey from some truly ridiculous spots before finally succumbing on the 71st hole. He was pretty lousy off the tee when he needed it on Sunday, and it cost him what probably should have been a win given how well he putted it. He’s always a show to the very end, though. Knowing he needed to hole out on the final hole to win, he hit it to 4 feet and reacted as if he was trying to make it (which he undoubtedly was)
Justin Thomas 65+65+67+69=266 with 22 under and received amount of $704,000 after tied with world no 2 golfer Jon Rahm.