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SHGA / AMG Update: Charles Howell III edged in playoff at Quicken Loans National

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / Athletic Motion Golf

Charles Howell III had a birdie try from just over 21 feet on the last hole of regulation play Sunday at the Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour. It was a putt for the tournament win, but the ball barely slipped by the left edge and left Howell in a playoff with Kyle Stanley.

Stanley went on to win the tournament at TPC Potomac with a par on the first playoff hole leaving Howell, 38, with his second runner-up finish of 2017 and the 16th runner-up finish of his PGA Tour career.

Charles Howell III

Howell finished second to Jon Rahm earlier this year in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

The resulting solo second place finish was the top performance this past week for players affiliated with Cartersville Country Club's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and Athletic Motion Golf.

Howell, an Augusta, GA native now residing in Orlando, is one of the most consistent players on tour. This week marked his return to competitive play after a nine-week break due to a rib injury. Although he has gone nearly 300 tournament starts without a win, he remains just one of three golfers to finish in the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list since 2000.

Charles Howell III

He has a pair of PGA Tour victories in his career. He won the Michelob Championship at Kingmill by two shots in 2002 and captured the 2007 Nissan Open when he edged Phil Mickelson in a playoff.

Howell, a former NCAA national champion as an individual and with his team at Oklahoma State University (2000), won the Haskins Award honoring the most outstanding collegiate golfer and was PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2001.

Elsewhere on the senior PGA Champions Tour, SHGA-player Joe Durant continued his steady play and his rise in the season-long Schwab Cup standings.

Durant tied for 12th at the U.S. Senior Open with a 3-under-par total (66-67-73-71) at Salem Country Club in Massachusetts. The finish moved him up two spots on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List to 16th.



Quicken Loans National

June 29 - July 2 — Potomac, MD

Winner: Kyle Stanley ( 7-under; 70-70-67-66 —defeated Charles Howell III on first playoff hole)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / AMG players:

2nd — Charles Howell III (7-under; 71-69-67-66); 18th FedEx Cup standings

T38 — Ben Crane (3-over; 73-70-72-68); 145th FEC

T38 — Scott Stallings (3-over; 72-71-70-70); 130th FEC

T51 — Hudson Swafford (6-over; 74-70-74-68); 30th FEC

MC — Jason Bohn (5-over; 72-73); 190th FEC

MC — Aaron Baddeley (7-over; 74-73); 118th FEC

MC — Matt Every (8-over; 78-70); 203rd FEC

MC — Chris Kirk (8-over; 74-74); 84th FEC

WD — Boo Weekley; 155th FEC

Charles Howell III

Next Event: The Greenbrier Classic — July 6-9 — The Old White TPC — White Sulphur Springs, WV



U.S. Senior Open June 29-July 2 — Salem Country Club — Peabody, MA

Winner: Kenny Perry (16-under; 65-64-67-68)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / AMG Player:

T12 - Joe Durant (3-under; 66-67-73-71) - 16th CSC

Joe Durant

Next Event: Constellation Senior Players Championship — July 13-16 — Caves Valley Golf Club — Baltimore, MD



Nashville Golf Open

June 29-July 2 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Golf & Athletic Club

Winner: Lanto Griffin (16-under; 72-70-62-68 — won first playoff hole with Abraham Ancer)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / AMG players:

MC — Chris Wilson (1-over; 73-72)

MC — Casey Wittenberg (13-over; 80-77)

Chris Wilson

Next Event: LECOM Health Challenge — July 6-9 — Peek’n Peak Resort Upper Course — Findley Lake, NY



KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

June 29-July 2 — Olympia Fields, IL

Winner: Danielle Kang (13-under; 69-66-68-68)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / AMG player:

MC — Brooke Pancake (10-over; 75-77)

Next Event: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic — July 6-9 — Oneida, WI

Brooke Pancake


Each week, Bartow Sports Zone tracks the professional golfers on tour affiliated with Cartersville Country Club's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy ( and teaching professional Mike Granato (

Both Hamilton and Granato are affiliated professionals with Athletic Motion Golf. (

Scott Hamilton is the long time Director of Golf at Cartersville Country Club and is teacher/advisor/instructor to many prominent golf professionals competing on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, Tour, LPGA Tour, and more. Mike Granato is a local golf instructor who also works with many of Hamilton's clients.

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