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J.B Holmes and his wife Sara celebrate the big win at Quail Hollow Club



Charlotte, North Carolina - J.B Holmes overcome many obstacles on his way to

victory Sunday-including two brain surgeries, a broken ankle and an elbow injury.

It was nearly 3 yrs ago, Holmes had developed what's called Chiari malformation,

a condition that pushed part of his brain into the spinal canal. The adhesive doctors

used in the initial surgery caused an allergic reaction, so a second surgery was

needed. Then, a rollerblading accident last March caused him to miss just about

all of the 2013 season . . . he now calls that "a blessing in disguise" (the 5 months

away from golf allowed him time to completely recover and heal).

 

Holding a 3 shot lead heading into Quail Hollow's finishing 3 holes called the "Green

Mile", Holmes did just enough to hold off a red hot Jim Furyk who was in the

clubhouse after posting the days best round of 65, (-13 total). Holmes managed

to two putt on the 72nd hole to shoot 71 (-14) and win by a stroke.


"It's been a long road," Holmes said. "It's nice to get in the winner's circle

again and my game is in a good spot, and I worked really hard on it on the

offseason last year . . . the whole year was my offseason I guess, but it's

nice to have that hard work pay off."


Phil Mickelson in contention starting the day, struggled - shooting 76. Lefty

finished tied for 11th and has no top tens this season . . . with the U.S Open

at Pinehurst No.2 in 6 weeks, the six time runner up has little time to find his

form. Rory McIlroy shot a final round 70 to finish at -8.


J.B Holmes moved up to 18th in the Fedex Cup standings, and gained entry

into this weeks Players at TPC Sawgrass.

 

Scores: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Seung Yul-Noh Wins Zurich Classic PDF Print E-mail

 

Seung Yul-Noh celebrates his win at TPC Louisiana

 

 

Avondale, Louisiana - Seung Yul-Noh showed the nerves of a seasoned vet Sunday at the Zurich

Classic. The 22 year old Korean fired a final round 71 (for a total of -19) for a two stroke victory

at TPC Louisiana over Andrew Svoboda (69) and Robert Strebto (70) who finished at -17.

 

Charlie Wi and Y.E Yang were impressed with Noh and celebrated with him on the 18th green,

dousing Noh in a beer shower : “I know he struggled last year, but for him to bounce back this

year, that’s what golf is all about,” Wi said. “I thought his demeanor today was awesome. I

would have been rattled and nervous, but he sure didn’t look that way.”


“The whole last season was a very good experience for my game, especially mental, my mental

game is stronger (after last season). So I’m never nervous" Noh said. Noh had regained his

card at the Web.com finale - his world ranking had fallen to 176th before the Zurich Classic.


Noh is the fifth Korean born player to win on the PGA Tour, the victory moves him into 16th

on the Fedex Cup standings and entry into The Players, PGA Championship and next years

Masters.

 

 

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Kuchar Wins RBC Heritage, Wie Wins in Hawaii PDF Print E-mail

 

Matt Kuchar grabbed the Tartan Jacket as the Champion of the RBC Heritage Classic.


 

Hilton Head, South Carolina - Matt Kuchar was in perfect shape standing on the 17th

tee Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links, he had a one shot lead - and had just stiffed

his tee shot on the par 3 to four feet. In golf nothing is certain, and in an instant the

lead was gone . . . an unlikely three putt from 4 feet. All tied with Luke Donald. On

the iconic 18th hole, Kuchar's approach found the front bunker. Needing to get up

and down to stay tied with Donald . . . he did one better, holing out for birdie and

shooting a final round 64. Donald valiantly tried to match Kuch on 18, but just missed

on his attempt to chip in from short of the green.

 

Matt Kuchar moved up to #3 in the Fedex Cup standings, Luke Donald after shooting

69 and finishing solo second, moves up 41 spots to #30 in the standings.

 

"I told my caddie before that last shot, I'm about due to make one of these" Kuchar

said. "I knew it was atleast an easy par - bunker game is good, no problem. I went up

and took a good read, knew it would release and break right to left . . . played it just

right of the hole, watched it roll. I heard the crowd go crazy when the thing disappeared.

I went crazy myself. It was just an incredible feeling."

 

 

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Michelle Wie shows off the trophy after winning the LPGA Lotte Championship



Oahu, Hawaii - Michelle Wie started the final round four shots behind leader Angela

Stanford, but her closing 5 under par - 67 was enough to get her first win in four

years (79 event winless drought), and her first win on American soil. Wie scattered

six birdies and only one bogey at Ko Olina Golf Club to finish at -14, winning by two

shots.


I think the highlight really was just to come back home and ‑‑ there really wasn't

just one moment,” said Wie. “From the first tee shot that I hit until the last putt

that I made, the support that I felt from everyone was unbelievable. I really think

a lot of times they willed the ball in. I give a lot of credit to them this week.”


She had thought about winning for so long, that she even started thinking about

what her celebration would be like. “I was kind of thinking what I was going to do

after I made the putt,” said Wie. “Was I going to jump up and down. I made the

putt and I just froze. I completely just froze. I couldn't move my body. I was

about to cry - my friends out here are just amazing. I feel so much support

from them. I think we support each other through hard times and good times.

It's amazing they came. It's so awesome.”

 

Angela Stanford shot 73 finishing solo second at -12. In Bee Park shot a final

round 67 to finsh third at -11.

 

Scores: http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/Leaderboard.aspx

 

 


In other Tour related news:

 

Miguel Angel Jimenez won his Champions Tour debut at the Greater Gwinnett

Championship in Duluth Georgia, going wire to wire.


Lee Westwood broke a two year winless drought winning at the Maybank Malaysian

Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club by seven shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Bubba Gets Green Jacket #2 PDF Print E-mail

 

 

2013 Champion Adam Scott slips the Jacket on Bubba Watson


Augusta, Ga - Early on in Sunday's final round, the kid gave him all he could handle. 20 year old first

timer at the Masters - Jordan Spieth looked primed to make history as the youngest champion in the

80 year history of Bobby Jones' Invitational at Augusta National Golf Club. It was apparent early on,

that this was a two man race between the young Texan and the Lefty Bomber who won the Green

Jacket in 2012.

 

Spieth started on fire, 3 under par thru the first 7 holes, including a hole out from the bunker on the

tough par 3 fourth. Watson made a great birdie of his own at the fourth, and the sixth as well. After

a two putt birdie at the eighth, Watson drilled his approach at the uphill ninth, and converted the

sidewinder for another birdie . . . all while Spieth was struggling. A three putt on the par 5 eighth,

and lip out for par on the ninth were momentum killers - a four stroke swing - Spieth never saw

the lead again - Ball Game.

 


In the end, it seemed Bubba's length and creativity overwhelmed the young Texan and the Augusta

National set up. Watson's Sunday 69 was good for 8 under par and a three stroke victory over both

Spieth and Sweden's Jonas Blixt at -5 (71). Blixt became only the second player in Masters history to

shoot all four rounds under par as a 1st time player in the event (1979 Champion Fuzzy Zoeller was

the other).


Watson talked about what it meant to win a second Green Jacket: "This one is a lot different," Bubba

said. "The first one for me it's almost like I lucked into it. This one was a lot of hard work,

dedication, and got back here. After giving away that jacket last year, kind of wanted it back."


When asked about what he'll remember from Bubba's round Sunday, Spieth said "His drive on 13,

I'll never forget." Spieth admitted the hurt after coming so close: "It stings right now, the only thing

I'm thinking about is when am I getting back next year."

 

 

 

Bubba Watson                  -8

Jordan Spieth                   -5

Jonas Blixt                       -5

Miguel Angel Jimenez        -4

Matt Kuchar                     -2

Rickie Fowler                   -2

 

 

 

Final Masters Leaderboard: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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