This weekend at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Bubba Watson recorded his third PGA Tour victory in the last tens months in a sudden death playoff with Webb Simpson. There were a few Bay Area golfers in the mix down in the Big Easy, let's take a look at how they did.
Sacramento native and Fresno State alumni Nick Watney finished tied for 20th place at -6 par 282, moving him up one spot in the Fedex Cup standings to 7th place overall. Currently ranked 14th in the World Golf Rankings, Watney is definitely playing some good golf right now, and shouldn't be long before he's in the winner's circle again.
But aside from Watney, it was a rather bleak weekend for Bay Area golfers.
Alameda native Matt Bettencourt finished even par 288 for the weekend, keeping his spot in 58th place in the Fedex Cup Standings. Stanford Alum Joseph Bramlett shot +2 par 290 over the weekend, and moved up one spot to 202nd in the Fedex Cup standings. Fresno State alumni Kevin Sutherland missed the cut at +4 par, droping to 104th in the Fedex Cup, and Carmichael native John Daly missed the cut as well with a +7 par performance on Thursday and Friday.
Stockton native Ricky Barnes did not play his week, dropping from 47th to 52nd in the Fedex Cup.
This week the PGA Tour stops in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the defending champion, but maybe one of the Bay Area boys can take home the trophy.