Jason Day Wins at Torrey, Goydos Takes Allianz PDF Print E-mail


Jason Day celebrates his win Sunday at Torrey Pines

San Diego, California - Jason Day got off to a hot start in 2014, winning the WGC Accenture

Match Play, but then a thumb injury lingered throughout the year and derailed his year.

Healthy in 2015, Day is once again looking to climb the world rankings. On Sunday it was Day

who (after shooting a final rd 70) prevailed in a four man playoff to win the Farmers Insurance

Open and capture his third PGA Tour title on Sunday over J.B Holmes, Harris English and Defending

Champion Scott Stallings (who were all tied at 9 under par after 72 holes of regulation).


After Day and Holmes made birdies on the first playoff hole (the 18th hole), Stallings and

English were eliminated. The par 3 sixteenth (the second playoff hole) was where it all ended

when J.B Holmes couldn't manage to make par. Day after hitting his tee shot to 15 ft, had a

routine two putt par to close the deal.


Day reflected afterwards: "I visualized myself winning and holding the trophy before this week.

I was in palm Springs thinking about it, just trying to visualize over and over in my head.

Obviously I need to go out and play good golf, but that's kind of what I did at the Match Play

and that's what I did here this week. So obviously that tells me that I need to start doing that

a lot more and really wanting to get to that No.1 spot."








Paul Goydos celebrates his career Champions Tour title Sunday at Broken Sound

Boca Raton, Florida - On a day at Broken Sound where nine players had a share of the lead at

one point, it was not one of the big named legends that outlasted the field . . . it was longtime

journeyman Paul Goydos. Tied for the lead on the last at -11, Goydos' approach on the par 5

finished just over the back of the green. Goydos hit a superb bump and run chip down the slope

to within a foot and tapped in for birdie and the victory at the Allianz Championship.


Goydos' scrappy 3 under par 69 was good enough to reach -12, and get the job done by one

shot over Gene Sauers. Afterward Goydos acknowledged just that, "It was a shootout without

great scores, the course played tough today." The win was the second Champions Tour title for

Paul Goydos.

Sauers birdied the final two holes for a final round 67 (-11), it was his forth Champions Tour

runner-up finish. Fred Funk, Michael Allen and John Huston all finished tied for third at -10.













Rory Wins in Dubai, Koepka Takes WM Phoenix Open PDF Print E-mail


Rory McIlroy celebrates his win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic



Dubai, UAE - World No.1 Rory McIlroy said he was tired of so many recent runner up

finishes, this week in Dubai at Emirates Golf Club he changed that pattern in a big

way. McIlroy's Friday 64 set up a weekend where he didn't need heroics to win.

Solid rounds of 66-70 over the final two rounds was more than enough...he finished

at 22 under par for a 3 stroke victory.


"It's nice to be able to put my name on that trophy again," said McIlroy. "It felt like I was

coming (in) second every time I was teeing it up, so it was time for a change and obviously

the way I wanted to go was one better and thankfully I was able to do that today. I played

very nicely all week, I did what I needed to do today. I didn't play quite as well as the first

three days, but I played a solid round of golf and kept my nose in front."


Sweden's Alex Noren who shot a final round 65 to finish second 3 shots behind McIlroy, has

been practicing at the Bear's Club in Jupiter this off-season (where McIlroy is also a member).

Noren missed most of 2014 with wrist injuries, and afterward was thrilled with his performance:

"It was an amazing day, an amazing week, I missed it so much...feeling my pulse and some

nervousness, it's really nice. I never thought of winning, he's playing so good. I was just trying

to get a nice finish in, keep making birdies and try to stay up with the other guys. I was pretty

unsure even two months ago if I was going to play again this early, it's tough when you don't

know if the hand is holding up, and that's been a little bit of a problem, but it turned out better

than I thought."


McIlroy heads to Ireland to face the lawsuit against him from his former management company.

The next scheduled start for the 25 year old Ulsterman is at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach








Scottsdale, Arizona - On Super

Bowl Sunday in the town

hosting the big game, Brooks

Koepka's 50 ft eagle putt on

the 15th hole was the equivalent

of an 80 yd bomb in the NFL.

He played mistake free the

rest of the way to shoot 66

and win by an extra point, -15

to -14 over Ryan Palmer, Bubba

Watson and Hydeki Matsuyama.

It was the first PGA Tour win

for the native of West Palm


Koepka has set some goals for

himself this year, "I wanted to

come out this year, get a win,

make the Presidents Cup team

and further down the road make

the Ryder Cup. I don't see why

I can't. I feel like my game is

ready for that. I am ready for

majors and to win them."












Haas Wins Humana Challenge PDF Print E-mail


Bill Haas is now a two time champion at the Humana Challenge

La Quinta, California - Although Bill Haas has had a history of success at the Humana

Challenge in the California dessert, he had very little confidence heading into the 2015

edition of Bob Hope's annual in Palm Springs. After it all was over on Sunday, Haas

proclaimed, "If you would have told me I would have done this last week, I would've

laughed at you."


Haas had fractured his left wrist back at the RBC Heritage in April, and after playing through

his 2014 schedule, he decided to shut it down after struggling at the HSBC in November.

The long layoff, brought the much needed rest for the his wrist, but also left some doubt

when it came to his form. After spending some time in Palm Springs with his Dad Jay, and

their swing instructor Billy Harmon, his mind and body hit the reset button. "Playing golf

with somebody you look up to like my Dad and Billy, and working on your game - but also

just having fun definitely gets you thinking, let's just go have fun, let's go play golf", Haas



Needing par at the last to secure his sixth career PGA Tour victory, he blocked his drive

on the par 5 eighteenth - leaving an awkward lie with the ball resting waist high just

outside the lip of the bunker. Standing in the sand rehearsing baseball like swings, Haas

was able to advance the ball down the fairway...setting up an 8 iron approach, where he

hit the the green and two putted for the much needed par to shoot 67 and finish at 22 under

par (winning by 1 stroke to avoid a six man playoff).


Bill Haas, also won 2010 Humana Challenge and finished second in 2011 (sixth in 2013).

The win was Haas' first since the Quicken Loans National in 2013.


Matt Kuchar, Steve Wheatcroft, Sung Joon Park, Brendan Steele, & Charley Hoffman finished

tied for second at 21 under par.












Jimmy Walker Defends at Sony PDF Print E-mail



Jimmy Walker wins again at Waialae Country Club



Honolulu - After his disappointing finish at Kapalua last week, Jimmy Walker bounced

back and dominated the field at the Sony Open at Waialae . . . with weekend rounds of

62 & 63, he lapped the field. Walker's back to back Sony Open victory Sunday was a mistake

free stroll in the park, (he finished at 23 under par). Just like last year at this point, Walker

is out front in the Fedex Cup standings.

“After Monday I was kind of wondering how things were going to go,” he said. “I came

in and just continued to do what I did last week, which was hit it really good, and I

putted even better this week.”

“I feel like all the hard work I've been doing is paying off,” he said. “I put in the time.

I feel like I've got good people around me, and I think that's really made the difference.

They've helped me believe that I can be better than I am.”

“Today was all about keeping the pedal down,” Walker said. “And that's kind of what I talked

about at the beginning of the week. If I got back to that position, could we really try to extend

the lead instead of just hang on.”


After going winless in his first 188 starts, Walker has now won 4 of his last 32, and has $1.67

million in earnings this season. Jimmy Walker led the field with 29 birdies for the week.

Scott Piercy finished second 9 shots back at -14. Harris English, Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar

finished tied for third at 13 under par.










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