It was a big weekend for pro golfers from the Lowcountry, as Beaufort’s Mark Anderson posted his best result yet on the PGA Tour and Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer tied for third place in the second event on the newly-minted Forme Tour.
When Congaree Golf Club was called upon to pinch-hit for the RBC Canadian Open, the brand-new hidden gem presented a golden opportunity for a breakthrough win. The stars were aligning for Chesson Hadley with a four-shot lead to begin the final round, but as the overcast skies gave way to sunshine, a young South African seized the moment to ignite his professional career.
A dramatic day filled with crazy penalty drops, a wicked thunderstorm, and a birdie-less 4-under 67 were just some of the highlights from round three of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Unfortunately, the third round was called as the final two groups were on the 18th hole. Tain Lee, Harris English, Dustin Johnson, and leader Chesson Hadley all headed to the final hole at 7:30 a.m. Sunday to complete the round.
For a professional golfer, there’s nothing worse than the disappointment of losing a PGA Tour card. For Chesson Hadley, it meant a long and difficult climb back up to the top of a steep mountain. Now, after years of an unrelenting grind, Hadley can see the shining summit. The 33- year-old is just a round of golf away from a career-defining victory right here in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Since 2014, Wes Roach has been searching for that elusive first PGA Tour win. As the curtain opened at Congaree Golf Club on Thursday, he delivered a dazzling start to his mission. The 32-year-old veteran was brilliant in the opening round of the Palmetto Championship in Ridgeland, carding a 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over four others, including world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
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Under the sunny skies of Harbour Town Golf Links in April, Bryson Nimmer’s childhood dreams officially became reality. Just two months later, he has another shot at golf glory right here at home.
If you’re wondering just how tough the competition was at the one-day 36-hole U.S. Open Final Qualifying event at Long Cove Club on Monday, two guys who have left Hilton Head Island with tartan jackets and one who owns a FedExCup championship were among those who didn’t make the cut.