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Ernie Els previously had finished 3rd and 2nd at the last two Open Championships at Royal Lytham & St.Annes . . . and it seemed that his 12 foot birdie putt at the last would once again give him a close call at Lytham.The birdie was vintage Ernie of yesteryear, and looked to be no more than a great highlight and perhaps a pressure point to Adam Scott's first victory.Trailing by six strokes entering Sundays Final round, El's had four birdies and no bogeys on the back nine to shoot 32, enroute to  a Sunday 68.

After being snubbed by the green jackets earlier this spring, and missing the short putt on the 72nd hole at Innisbrook (that would have gotten him into the Masters), it seemed that his time or big wins was over.As it turned out, Scott (75) stumbled home with four straight bogeys and suddenly his first major victory was gone.It was Ernie's time again . . . a year ago he admitted to being lost, and at 42 years old he is now a FOUND major champion.After an up and down 2012 season, he is once again the keeper of the best trophy in Golf, the Claret Jug.


I’m still numb. It still hasn’t sunk in,” said the South African who was 50-1 with the bookmakers at the start of the Championship and still 25-1 with 18 holes left togo.“It’s a crazy, crazy game. I can't really believe I have won. I have been on theother end more times than I have been on the winning end so I know what Adam is feeling like.


The 141st Open Championship will be remembered as much for the late collapse by Adam Scott as much as it will be for Ernie's win.Hopefully Adam Scott's time will come, his talent is worthy.


Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker finished tied for third at -3.


Final Leaderboard: http://www.theopen.com/en/Leaderboard.aspx


Ernie's Clubs:

Callaway RAZR Fit Driver, 8.5°
Callaway X-TOUR FW (15.0)
Callaway RAZR X Muscleback Irons (5-9, PW)
Callaway X Utility Prototype (18°, 21°, 24°)
Callaway JAWS Wedges (52°, 60°)
Odyssey White Hot XG #1 Belly Putter (44.5″, 3* loft, 70.5* lie angle)

Iron / Wedge Shafts:
KBS Tour X

Ball:
Callaway HEX Black Tour

 

 

 


 
U.S Defends Presidents Cup PDF Print E-mail
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United States the 2011 President Cup Champions

 

 

Melbourne, Austrailia- Fred Couples and the U.S once again triumphed over Greg Norman and the

Internationals 19-15, this time avenging the 1998 loss at the same venue, Royal Melbourne .

 

Couples controversial selection of Tiger, and his hands off style seemed to contribute to the U.S

performance in another dominating win. Royal Melbourne proved as challenging and unique

as any venue on the planet, Mackenzie's design down under continues to validate his genius

(like no other). 

 

Tiger Woods secured the winning point, Hunter Mahan was magnificent and Jim Furyk went 5-0, while

a few Aussie players struggled on their home turf.Robert Allenby, and Jason Day just did'nt show up,

team veteran Ernie Els also failed to perform to the level that the internationals needed.

 

Scores from Sunday singles:http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/presidentscup/scoring/2011/

 

 

 

 
PGA Championship PDF Print E-mail
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 2011 PGA Champion - Keegan Bradley

 

 

Johns Creek, Georgia - Keegan Bradley a rookie, and winner of the Byron Nelson in May, is the

Champion of the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.In another drama filled PGA,

"Glory's Last Shot" once again went beyond 72 holes.

 

Jason Dufner (69) in command throughout the final round, bogeyed 3 of the last 4 to surrender a

share of the lead to a resilient Keegan Bradley (68).Bradley a native of Vermont (now living in

Jupiter, Florida), triple bogeyed the treacherous fifteenth (after a thin chip shot raced across the

green into the water), he then bounced back with birdies at the long par 4 sixteenth and the par

3 seventeenth.The par he made on the 72nd hole kept him at -8, enough to reach the playoff.

 

The playoff began on hole sixteen, Bradley went Birdie, Par, Par (-1) to Dufner's par, bogey, birdie

(even) . . . good enough for a one stroke margin in the three hole aggregate format (after Dufner's 

three putt on the seventeenth, the drama was all but over).

 

One of 27,000 PGA Professionals, Mark Bradley can now call his son: PGA Champion.

 

Anders Hansen finished solo 3rd at -7, Scott Verplank, Robert Karlsson, and David Toms finished

Tied 4th at -5. 

 

For all the scores click the link below:

http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2011/scoring/index.cfm

 

 

 
Farewell To Seve PDF Print E-mail
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One of the most gifted athletes our game has ever seen, Seve Ballesteros has died at age 54. Seve's health had slipped away in recent months, and the word at this years Masters, was that his days left on this earth were few. Seve had suffered from cancer and a malignant brain tumor, that required numerous surgeries during the past few years.

 

As I relayed the news of his passing to a good friend of mine (Andy Wasserman who knew Seve personally) at 6am this morning, his response was this: "The Golf world has lost a unique and brave soul". Well said my friend.

 

Other reactions to the passing of Seve Ballesteros . . . . .

 

"One of the greatest talents the game has ever known" _ Bobby Clampett

 

"It was his creativity, his imagination, and his desire to compete that made him so popular not only in Europe but throughout American galleries, too. He was a great entertainer. No matter the golf that particular day, you always knew you were going to be entertained. Seve's enthusiasm was just unmatched by anybody I think that ever played the game." _ Jack Nicklaus.

 

"The biggest highlight of his personality was his strength, his fighting spirit and his passion for everything he did. ... The best homage we can pay him is to continue playing, but I don't think any of the homages we make will ever be sufficient enough after everything he's done for golf." _ Jose Maria Olazabal.

 

"His dynamic talent was evident from the time he first arrived on the scene and I always invited him to play in my tournament at Bay Hill. He was probably the main man, the greatest contributor to the European golf scene and to the Ryder Cup when they brought all of Europe into the matches. He will be sorely missed throughout the world of golf." _ Arnold Palmer.

 

"America had Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Seve was our Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus rolled into one. You can't speak too highly of him. Seve was Europe's best ever player." _ Bernard Gallacher

 

"His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed. His death came much too soon." _ Tiger Woods.

 

"This is such a very sad day for all who love golf. Seve's unique legacy must be the inspiration he has given to so many to watch, support, and play golf, and finally to fight a cruel illness with equal flair, passion, and fierce determination. We have all been so blessed to live in his era. He was the inspiration behind the European Tour." _ George O'Grady, chief executive of the European Tour.

 

"He was the backbone of the European Tour for so long. Seve was their Arnold Palmer." _ Curtis Strange.

 

"There were very few players who you could simply call by a name. He was one of those guys. He was a name all around the world. His skills were maybe unmatched by anybody." _ Hale Irwin.

 

"He was the original get-out-of-jail artist." _ Mark McNulty.

 

"Seve wore his emotions on his sleeve. You could see how much the guy cared about winning." _ Johnny Miller.

 

"We are looking at a top artist, the king of European golf, if you like, for many years. He brought excitement into the European game as Arnold Palmer did into the American game. Everybody drew another breath when he played. It was like watching a masterpiece." _ Howard Clark.

 

"Severiano Ballesteros was a unique, unrepeatable person. We have to recognize we are where we are now, that golf is a popular sport ... in large part to Severiano Ballesteros. We all owe him a lot." _ Spanish golf federation President Gonzaga Escauriaza.

 

"Seve Ballesteros was a man of incredible skill, charisma and courage as a sportsman, and the dignified way that he fought against the disease was characteristic of the man and was an inspiration to us all. He was a 'once in a generation athlete' in his sport, and his influence on the game will live long after him." _ Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee.

 

"Spectators around the world enjoyed watching Seve, but talking to a lot of the players, he made such an impression on them the way he played, and the way he was such a beautiful, natural talent. His hands on the club. His address position. He had an unbelievable way of telegraphing through his countenance what he was going to do with the ball. It was just like an artist." _ Ben Crenshaw.

 

"For golf, he was the greatest show on earth." _ Nick Faldo.

 

"He never backed down from a challenge. The world of golf has lost one of its greatest heroes." _ Ernie Els.

 

"I went to my very first pro tournament because of Seve. He played in Germany and my dad was a big fan. I remember seeing him for the first time, and the aura and charisma. ... I thought to myself, 'This is not natural.'" _ Martin Kaymer.

 

"Because of the way he played the game, you were drawn to him." _ Phil Mickelson.   

 

"The thing that really stands out about him is his determination ... and his passion for everything that he did. He never gave up and always looked for (the shot) or way out, and that reflected his personality." _ Miguel Angel Jimenez.

 

"You always knew when Seve walked in a room even if you had your back to him. He oozed charisma and brought a whole new meaning to aura." _ Lee Westwood.

 

"I think his body language was the strongest of anybody, maybe save Tiger in recent years. I've always said that his body language said, 'Hey, I may have hit a really crappy shot right there, but if you miss this next one, you'll miss the greatest shot ever hit.' That's just the way he walked, the way he acted, the way he carried himself. He never seemed to ever doubt his ability." _ Tom Lehman.

 

 

 

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