Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

  • Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

Daniel Berger expressed surprise after becoming the fourth player to successfully defend his title at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis on Sunday.

The 2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year earned his first Tour win at the same showcase a year ago to find some momentum.

Thompson started the day with a one-shot lead, led by four shots at the turn but stumbled on the back nine with four bogeys. His 17-foot birdie putt on No. 15 put him ahead for good as he finished at 10-under 270.

Unfortunately, none of Cameron Percy (72-72), Stuart Appleby (72-73), Steve Bowditch (74-74) or Curtis Luck (72-77) - whose tournament came undone with a couple of water balls en route to a quintuple-bogey nine on the 12th - will be around for the chase after the cut was made at two over.

The 2011 Masters champion is always at his best when he's locked in with the irons.

Calcavecchia made himself a fan favorite two years ago by wearing bacon-themed trousers in a state famous for its pork production.

But he faltered with bogeys on the fifth and seventh after finding the left-hand rough on each off the tee, before recording a double bogey on the par-four 12th hole. "I thought there was no chance this could be my week, but apparently it was".

EUROPEAN PGA TOUR: Chilean golfer Felipe Aguilar followed up his strong start with a 2-under 70 on Friday to retain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Lyoness Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria.

This was the Tennessee resident's third 54-hole lead/co-lead in 376 career events, first since the 2014 St. Jude, which he went on to win. The Englishman joined a group of four at 5-under 139, which included 2012 victor Bernd Wiesberger. Lefty will get the headlines on the weekend, though, as he's been in the top five in three of the last four tournaments here and is skipping next week's major to be at his daughter's graduation.

Reavie's round of 65, consisting of three birdies and an eagle, surged him up the leaderboard, while Schwartzel would have been sole leader had he not bogeyed his penultimate hole.

Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim tied for second at 9 under. South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee (68) and Laura Gonzalez Escallon of Belgium (67) were at 14 under.