Hideki Matsuyama will carry the hopes of a nation into this week's US PGA Championship after blowing away the field to win the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
"If I wanted to finish solo second or something like that and not take on any risk, it's a layup", Hoffman said.
McIlroy, who is still searching for his first win this year, will head to Quail Hollow next week for the PGA Championship.
Matsuyama, the first player from Asia to win one of golf's elite WGC titles, added the Bridgestone trophy to the HSBC Champions crown he claimed in October. His 16-under total of 264 put him five in front of two-time major victor Zach Johnson, who closed with a 68 for 269.
Hoffman made an early charge up the leaderboard with four birdies over his first seven holes, but he made two back-nine bogeys and wasn't able to keep pace as Matsuyama tied the course record with a closing 61.
"I played with Tiger four years ago when he shot 61 so I knew 61 was the number today", the Japanese world number three told CBS sports via an interpreter.
Pieters started the final round tied for the lead, but putting woes led to a disappointing one-over 71 Sunday.
Matsuyama bagged the lowest final round by a WGC-Bridgestone victor and the event's fifth 61 after Sergio Garcia (2014), Tiger Woods (2000, 2013) and Jose Maria Olazabal (1990). I couldn't believe anyone could shoot a 61 on this course. "So I thought I needed to make a few birdies coming in obviously, and I thought the best opportunity was going for it".
Nevertheless, his eagle and three birdies saw him leading when he made the turn.
Charley Hoffman moved to eighth in the U.S. Team Presidents Cup standings with another outstanding result while Canadian Adam Hadwin, who finished tied 5th at Firestone, is projected to move to 10th spot in the International Team Standings in the biggest moves.
American Jordan Spieth also had a solid week in preparation for a tilt at clinching the career grand slam of all four majors after finishing equal 13th at four-under.
Proof that Arsene Wenger boys deserved the victory even manifested in the goal kicks that Chelsea played, 14 to Arsenal's three. Chelsea sent on youngster Charly Musonda while Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson also made an appearance.
Security Council resolutions concerning North Korea?" Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who held separate meetings Sunday with Mr. The North Korean was spotted at the gala smiling and toasting with the other foreign ministers. "It is China", said Mr.
The asset freeze extends to the Foreign Trade Bank, a state-owned bank that serves as North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank. "The resolution we have passed is a strong, united step toward holding North Korea accountable for its behavior", U.S.
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Twelve people were reported hurt Sunday after a ship leaked a "flammable liquid" near the Port of Long Beach in California. Local and federal officials are investigating the spill and monitoring cleanup efforts.
Current White House Chief of Staff , John Kelly , reportedly summoned Scaramucci to his office, the official shared with Reuters. Kelly, who was previously the Homeland Security Secretary, was picked for the new job by Trump on July 29.
North Korea's patron, China, with its veto power in the Security Council, holds to key to any action against Pyongyang. However, repeated sanctions have so far failed to deter North Korea from continuing with its missile development.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has briefed President Donald Trump on the situation, a White House spokesman said. The military has launched a recovery effort instead and the missing Marines' next of kin had been notified.
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