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TOUR Highlights: August 28

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PGA TOUR

Dustin Johnson earned his fourth TOUR victory of 2017 and fourth FedEx Cup Playoff win in a playoff over Jordan Spieth at The Northern Trust in New York. The opening leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs saw plenty of drama, as Johnson battled from five strokes down to force a playoff with playing competitor Spieth. A gutsy 370-yard drive on No. 18 gave Johnson the birdie on the first playoff hole to become just the second player of the season to four wins, joining Justin Thomas. With the win, Johnson moved to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the Dell Technologies Championship.

Other alumni highlights:

  •  T6, Webb SimpsonThomas; Kevin Chappell

LPGA Tour

Mirina Alex, Cristie Kerr and Nicole Broch Larsen finished T3 along with tournament host Shanshan Feng at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open in Ontario. Canadian native and two-time AJGA champion Brooke Henderson finished T12 after a third-round 63. Sung Hyun Park won the event at 13-under-par 271. 

Other alumni highlights:

  • T8: three-time Rolex Junior All-American Jane Park
  • T12: tournament host and AJGA Foundation Board Member Stacy Lewis

European Tour

Julian Suri won his first European Tour title at the Made in Denmark and became the third American to win on the European Tour and Challenge Tour. The Duke University alumnus won by four strokes at 19-under-par 265. Fellow alumnus John Daly finished T10 at 11-under-par 273.

Web.com Tour

The WinCo Foods Portlan Open presented by Kraft Heinz saw 25 winners this week, as 25 of 50 PGA TOUR membership cards were given out for the 2017-18 season. The AJGA alumni that have received their cards are: Andrew Landry, Talor Gooch, Andrew Putnam, Chesson Hadley, Nate Lashley, Adam Schenk, Andrew Yun, Austin Cook, Zecheng Dou, Conrad Shindler, Aaron Wise, Matt Atkins, Brandon Harkins, Lanto Griffin, Beau Hossler and Ethan Tracy.

PGA TOUR Champions

Bill Mayfair finished T3 at the Boeing Classic for his third top-10 finish this season at 16-under-par 200. The Arizona State University alumnus played in seven AJGA events from 1981-1984. Tournament host David Toms and alumni Jeff Maggert and Marco Dawson finished T6 at 12-under-par 204.