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This week's winners and losers in the golf world


Now that the Texas Open has wrapped up, we look at who came out on top this week in the world of golf – and who didn't fare so well.

Winners:

Kevin Chappell

Chappell grabbed his first PGA Tour win this week at the Texas Open, making an 8-footer for birdie at the 72nd hole. The 30-year-old can now start looking for a rental home in Augusta, Ga., for next year's Masters. Just watch out for the slippery floors, Kevin.

Stats Tournament total Rank
Birdies 22 1
Bogeys 8 T5
SG: Off the tee 4.383 4
SG: Approach to green 8.13 2
SG: Tee to green 13.265 2
Sg: Total 16.326 1
GIR 52/72 3

Ian Poulter

Poulter didn't make the cut Friday at the Texas Open, and with that, he lost his status on the PGA Tour. The Englishman missed the target by $30,624, but put everything in perspective after the round.

"You know, it's not all bad. I'm healthy, I'm playing golf, I'm still going to be able to play golf," Poulter told the Golf Channel.

TPC San Antonio

The resort's AT&T Oaks Course was an absolute beast this week, producing the hardest-scoring conditions on tour Saturday with an average score of 75.27. Eleven of the holes played over par this week.

Losers:

Patrick Reed

Reed hasn't played at all this season, and has now missed the cut in three consecutive events. The five-time PGA Tour winner attributed his issues to his equipment, which can't make his sponsor, Callaway Golf, very happy.

Another 'successful' surgery

Tiger Woods announced Thursday he underwent another back operation and said the surgery went well. That's what he said the three previous times he went under the knife for his back problems, and there's no reason to believe the results will be any different this time. Four surgeries on his back and four on his knee, and each one was a success. Believe that if you want.

(Photos courtesy: Action Images)

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Wiesberger wins plyoff to capture Shenzhen International


Austrian Bernd Wiesberger beat England's Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff on Sunday to win the Shenzhen International. Wiesberger went into the final round with a three-shot lead and eight shots ahead of Fleetwood but the Englishman fired a 63 to finish tied at 16 under. Wiesberger hit his drive in the playoff over the water off the tee and ended up in the bank while Fleetwood played safely onto the fairway and found the heart of the green with his second shot.



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