Waterford’s Seamus Power bagged his second best finish ever on the PGA Tour at the weekend when he tied for 11th at the Career Builder Challenge at La Quinta, California. Rounds of 70, 66, 65 and 70 saw him finish on 271, -17 under par for a very good week’s work.
He was tied for ninth going into the final round and birdies at the seventh and 12th saw him along with 16 pars sign for a two under total of 70 in the final round to finish tied for 11th, five shots behind John Rahm and Andrew Landry, with the Spainsh star Rahm coming out on top after a four hole playoff.
Seamus now lies 90th on the FedEx Cup standings with prize money already this season of $226,715. The Touraneena man is back in action this coming weekend, again in California when he will tee it up at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. He missed the cut at this event last year, so I’ve no doubt he’ll have learned from that experience and will be far more familiar with the course this time around.
He will be joined in the field by fellow Irish men, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington as well as top names like Jason Day, Justin Rose, defending champion and last week’s winner John Rahm, Rickie Fowler and a certain Tiger Woods.