Reed Goes Wire to Wire at WGC - Trump Doral PDF Print E-mail


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Patrick Reed celebrates his wire to wire victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral




Miami - In a week where all of the top 50 players in the world were competing at the WGC Cadillac

Championship, it was Gil Hanse's new "Blue Monster" design that was the true star. Trump Doral

dazzled and challenged the world's best, in fact the event had the feel of a major championship

(with tropical flavor), and if that seems a bit overstated - check the the scores.


Patrick Reed showed he had no equal on Donald Trump's new Miami beauty, going wire to wire.

Reed's even par 72 on Sunday (-4 total) was enough to clip Bubba Watson and Jaime Donaldson

(who bogeyed the 72nd hole). Reed arrived on the famed 18th with a two shot lead. Reed hit iron

off the tee, two more irons in and two putted to close it out.


“I was hitting the ball so good this week, I felt like, and you know, my putting was just

outstanding. Whenever you’re able to come to an event and feel very comfortable with your

putting it allows you to let a lot of the pressure on your full swing kind of come off your shoulders.

Around a golf course like this you have to be confident and I felt like I’ve done that really well.

To come out in a field like this and to hold one wire-to-wire like that, I feel I’ve proven myself.”


Reed's win was his 3rd PGA Tour victory in his last 14 starts, making him the youngest to ever

win a World Golf Championship at 23 years 7 months and 4 days. The win moves Patrick Reed to

third in the Fedex Cup standings


After winning at both Torrey Pines & Doral in 2013, Tiger Woods has struggled at both venues

this season . . . his 78 in Sunday's final round marked his worst final round as a professional.


WGC Cadillac - Top 5 finishers
Patrick Reed                             68-75-69-72—284 (-4)
Bubba Watson                          73-72-72-68—285 (-3)
Jamie Donaldson                      74-70-71-70—285 (-3)
Richard Sterne                          74-73-70-71—288 (E)
Dustin Johnson                         69-74-73-72—288 (E)











Rory Falters - Henley Wins Honda in Playoff PDF Print E-mail


Russell Henley is the Champion of the 2014 Honda Classic




Palm Beach Gardens, Fl - Russell Henley wasn't the player they came out to see on Sunday, that

mantle belonged to two newly transplanted locals - former world #1 Rory McIlroy and current OWGR

holder: Tiger Woods. However, it was Henley who birdied the first hole of a four man playoff to win

the drama filled 2014 Honda Classic.

McIlroy struggled most of Sunday shooting 74, but when he had to have it on the 72nd hole, he did.

The towering 5 wood from 236 yards out on the 549 yard par 5 - 18th landed softly on the green,

leaving 12 ft for eagle . . . incredibly clutch. The shot gave him a chance to win outright, but

his putt slid just right of the cup. He tapped in for birdie and finished regulation tied for the lead

at -8.

In the playoff, it was Henley who reached the green of the par 5 (18th hole) in two and easily two

putted for his birdie. That left Rory McIlroy, Russell Knox, and Ryan Palmer all needing to get up

& down to continue on. None of them managed to do so, and with that, Russell Henley had his 2nd

career PGA Tour victory.

"This isn't going to sink in for awhile," Henley said.


McIlroy was not pleased with his play, "I was fortunate I was in the playoff" McIlroy said. "74 wasn't

good enough to get the job done. To go out with a two shot lead, you have to play well enough to

win the thing. If I had won today, I would have counted myself as lucky. I'll pick myself up, get back

at it, try to get back at it at Doral and try to get the job done."


As for World #1 Tiger Woods, he withdrew after 13 holes citing back spasms.





Jason Day Wins Match Play - Epic Battle with Dubuisson PDF Print E-mail



Marana, Arizona - After dispatching Rickie Fowler in one of the two morning semi-finals,

Jason Day locked up with Frenchman Victor Dubuisson (who eliminated Ernie Els in his semi)

in the final of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain.


After holding a commanding 3 up lead early on the back nine, Jason Day would see his lead

dwindle against the Frenchman . . . Dubuisson mounted a comeback. Down two with two to

play, Dubuisson won the last two holes in regulation, and forced extra holes.


On holes 19 & 20 Dubuisson pulled off consecutive "Houdini like" escapes from the desert,

the second of which drew a shrug of the shoulders and a big laugh from Jason Day. Finally

on the fifth extra hole - the drivable par 4 fifteenth, Day prevailed when Dubuisson failed to

get up and down for birdie.


The win is Day's second of his PGA Tour career, and moves him to 11th in the Fedex Cup

standings. Victor Dubuisson now has enough points as a non-member to join as a special

Temporary Member for the rest of the year.


"I'm disappointed because I made some terrible shots," Dubuisson said. "I just played it like

I had nothing to lose." Jason Day showed his respect for the Frenchman, "Vic, man, he has

a lot of guts," Day said. He has a great short game . . . straight out of the cactus twice. For

a 23 yr old, he's got alot of game. We're going to see alot of him for years to come."



Rickie Fowler won the consolation match in 19 holes over Ernie Els.



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Bubba Takes Northern Trust at Riviera, Webb Aussie Open PDF Print E-mail


Bubba Watson celebrates his win at Riviera with son Caleb on Sunday



Pacific Palisades, California - Bubba Watson shot 64-64 over the weekend to win the Northern

Trust Open at Riviera Country Club, and his first PGA Tour victory since the 2012 Masters.

Leading by one on the 18th hole Sunday, Watson put the icing on the cake - rolling in the 14

foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole (to finish at -15) and beat Dustin Johnson by two strokes.

Watson reflected on his drought. "You never know when your last win is going to be, my last

win could have been the Masters, which would have been a great way to go out . . . but winning

here at Northern Trust is nice. I never looked down, I never felt down that I haven't won yet but

just keep plugging along and somehow it fell in my lap today."

Dustin Johnson once again played well but came up just short, with back to back runner ups at

Pebble Beach and Riviera, he looks to be a player to watch at this weeks Accenture Match Play

at Dove Mountain.

Northern Trust Monday Qualifier Jason Allred tied for third (-12) and took home $388,600 (more

than he's earned in his 103 starts combined). By virtue of his finish, Allred is now in the

field at the Honda Classic, but his wife Kimberly is due to give birth that week.








Karrie Webb celebrates her 40th career LPGA victory at the ISPS Handa Australian Open



Victoria, Australia - Karrie Webb showed the rest of the LPGA that she still has game. A

week after being disqualified at The Austrailian Ladies Masters, the Hall of Famer birdied the

last hole to win the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (at -12). Webb's final round 68

in windy conditions at Victoria Golf Club was stellar on a day when many of the world's

best struggled (Suzann Pettersen shot 80)

”I feel very fortunate to have won today but I liked my chances at the start of the day

because of the wind picking up,” said Webb. “If we had another day like we had the first

three days, I probably was a little too far back to have a chance, so I was thankful for the

weather changing and I played as good as I have in a very long time.”

Chella Choi struggled Sunday, shooting 74 to finish 2nd (-11). Paula Creamer matched

Webb's Sunday 68 to finish tied for 3rd with Lydia Ko and Karine Icher at -10.










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