Power Set To Keep PGA Tour No. 1 Seat Warm For Next Six Weeks Till Hawaii

Seamus Power will remain unmoved until the first week in January as the current PGA Tour No. 1 following his share of fifth place at the RSM Classic in coastal Georgia

Power warmed to the wintery conditions posting an impressive final round 66 and finished four shots adrift of Canadian Adam Svensson, who birdied his closing two holes in a score of 64, and captured a maiden Tour title by two shots at 19-under.

Seamus Power to remain as FedEx No. 1 for the next six weeks

Power’s effort comes after his win in Bermuda and a share of third a fortnight ago in Mexico, and with their now six-week break to the first event starting on January 5th in Hawaii ensuring the Waterford golfer will stay No. 1 in the FedEx Cup rankings.

“It’s nice when you’re playing well, but I’m looking forward to some time off and just getting away from it,” said Power.

“I took a break after the Playoffs this year and I really felt it kind of rejuvenated me and you just kind of find that energy and kind of spring in your step again.

“So, I’m looking forward to that again and getting started in early January. Im also heading home to Ireland definitely for some time, maybe a couple other things planned, but nothing major as of yet.”

Power’s continued strong showing on the PGA Tour continues to be rewarded in picking-up two spots on the World Rankings to be now ranked No. 28 however he’s dropped two places on the European Ryder Cup ‘World’ points standings to be ranked No. 3.

Sweden’s share of second in the DP World Tour season-ended has seen him move to top of the ‘World’ points list.

And sadly Leona Maguire’s quest to end the LPGA season on a winning note, and also pocket the US$2m first prize and the richest in the Tour’s historywas denied with Kiwi Lydia Ko brilliantly birdieing her closing holes at the season-finale in Florida

Ko and Maguire were tied with 18 holes to play and while Maguire dropped off the leading pace, she kept close to the tail of the former World No. 1, ahead of Ko sealing a 25th pro career win, and also a third triumph this year by two shots at 17-under.

Maguire returns home for the Festive Season break proud in ending her LPGA season with a maiden victory and seven other top-10 results, along with US$1.2m in season earnings.



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