– Fritsch has unexpected finish at Humana-
The final tally might’ve been a tie for 65th place but that wasn’t the full story for Brad Fritsch on the last day of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton foundation.
The Ottawa-raised golfer posted a final-round 70 to reach 13 under par but it was only after a scary start to the day.
As Fritsch’s fans followed his round via PGA Tour’s ShotTracker, little did they know that the 35 year-old PGA Tour Rookie almost did not play on Sunday.
It wasn’t until Fritsch posted this note to his twitter feed that it became known. “Weird day at the Humana, was in ER an hour before my round, no breakfast, 20 minute warmup. All in all, 2 under wasn’t awful.”
The reason for his medical stop? An uncontrolled nosebleed that Fritcsh said gushed for an hour and, had it not subsided, would have forced him to withdraw.
Thankfully it did and the rookie went on to finish out his second complete tournament as a Tour member, earning $11, 424 in the process.
That boosts his year-long winnings to $37,800 and has him at 73rd on the current money list.
Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Saskatchewan also tied for 65th while Stephen Ames of Calgary tied for 37th.
Brian Gay won the tournament in a three-way playoff with Charles Howell III and David Lingmerth.
All five Canadian PGA Tour members – Brad Fritsch, Mike Weir, David Hearn, Graham DeLaet, and Stephen Ames, are in the field this week in San Diego for the Farmers Insurance Open.