Angela Stanford Wins Evian Championship PDF Print E-mail


A major champion at last, Angela Stanford celebrates after winning at Evian Resort.

Evian Les Bains, France - It wasn't supposed to take this long. For Angela

Stanford who finished runner-up at the 2003 U.S Women's Open in just

her third season, the majors would surely come. After 18 years on tour,

and 13 top tens in majors without a win - it went from likely to unlikely.

Sometimes the  unlikely occurs when you least expect it, for Stanford it

happened at 40 years old.


Stanford started the day five strokes back of 54 hole leader Amy Olson,

who led Sei Young Kim by two. Coming down the stretch, Olson and Stanford

were knotted up when a double bogey on the par-3 16th took Stanford out

of a tie for the lead. Stanford was emotional after missing her birdie attempt

on the 72nd hole, her final round 68 ended in up and down fashion, eagle-

double bogey-birdie-par to apparently finish just short, but leader Amy Olson's

double bogey at the last handed the title to Stanford.


If you had told Angela Stanford years ago, that she would be 40 when she

broke through for her 1st major what would she have said? "I would have

laughed, (and said) 'No way, it's going to happen before', Stanford said.


Stanford's finished at 12 under par (272 total) earning $577,500.


Olson's gaffe at the last put her in a four-way tie with Americans Austin

Earnst, Mo Martin and South Korea's Sei Young Kim.










Keegan Bradley Wins BMW, Rose Rises to No.1, Finau Paris Bound PDF Print E-mail


Keegan Bradley wins at Aronimink, his first victory on the PGA Tour in 6 years.

Newtown Square, Pa - Keegan Bradley fired a final round 64 on Monday

at the BMW Championship on a rain soaked Aronimink Golf Club, but it

appeared that he'd come up a stroke short after his bogey at the last.

Justin Rose only needed par on the home hole to seal the deal at -21, but

when his par putt from 12 feet lipped out, the playoff was on. Both players

returned to the 18th for the 1st hole of sudden death,and that's all it took.

Both Bradley and Rose had short par putts, Rose from 5 feet, Keegan was

inside 3. Rose's par attempt wasn't even close, a gift for sure. Keegan wasted

no time and poured his in the cup for the win. The fourth of his career and

the first in six years. For Rose, (who needed the solo second place finish to

become No.1 in the World for the first time) it was a bittersweet way to finish

the week, he seemed to have the tournament won twice, but couldn't quite

finish it.

“I’m disappointed right now,” Rose said. “To bogey the 72nd hole and then

to do it again in a playoff is obviously something I'm not going to be that

happy about. Obviously, a big consolation being world No. 1. That’s something

that I will look back on this week and think that it was an incredible achievement

and an incredible moment."

For Bradley who now has a young family, this is a re-birth of a career that

seemed lost. His first win in 160 events. “I came out today, I just felt great.

I don’t normally love looking at leaderboards, but I watched them all day.

And it was just my day, it feels so good. It was a hard road back, but it feels


Perhaps the biggest surprise of the week was Jordan Spieth, who came into

the BMW Championship 26th in the Fedex Cup standings. After a 73 he finished

outside the top 30. He will miss the Tour Championship for the first time in his

career. Tiger Woods finished tied for sixth at 17 under par.

After the BMW, Team USA Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk named Tony Finau as

his final selection to the squad.










DeChambeau Goes 2 for 2 in the Playoffs - Wins at TPC Boston PDF Print E-mail


Bryson DeChambeau raises his arms in triumph at TPC Boston

Norton, Massachusetts - Pure dominance. That's the best way to

describe this playoff run by Bryson DeChambeau after he won again

for the second week in a row at the Dell Technologies Championship

at TPC Boston. DeChambeau's final round 67 (16 under par total)

was enough for a two-stroke victory over Justin Rose.


Early on, it was 54 hole leader Abraham Ancer that provided the biggest

obstacle for DeChambeau, but late in the back nine it was Aussie Cameron

Smith who provided the late charge before faltering at the par-5 18th

(finishing solo third at -13). DeChambeau's birdies at the 8th and 9th

gave him a two-stroke lead (that he would stretch to four), but just as

Smith got to within one, DeChambeau hit wedge to 9 feet on the 15th

and rolled in the decisive clincher. "That was it," he said. "That's how

I play golf right there. Make that birdie and come off the green confident."


With back to back victories over the best players in the world, the

24 year-old from Clovis, California has secured the top spot in the

Fedex Cup standings going into the Tour Championship in Atlanta

(regardless of what happens at the BMW Championship at Aronimink

next week).


Fedex Cup Standings heading into the BMW Championship:

1. Bryson DeChambeau

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Justin Rose

4. Tony Finau

5. Justin Thomas


DeChambeau is a lock to be named to represent Team USA at

the Ryder Cup later this fall (when Captain Jim Furyk names his

first 3 picks at the PGA of America press conference on Tuesday).
















Bryson DeChambeau Wins Northern Trust - Leads Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail



Bryson DeChambeau takes round one of the Fedex Cup Playoffs at Ridgewood

Paramus, New Jersey - The young original with all of the labels has had an

up and down season by his own admission, but after a solid final round 69

at A.W Tillinghast's Ridgewood (composite layout), Bryson DeChambeau

sits atop the Fedex Cup Rankings.

Labeled as the "Mad Scientist" by many, DeChambeau started the day at 16

under par and a four-stroke lead over Keegan Bradley (who fired a blistering

third round 62 on Saturday). Bryson finished at -18, enough for the same

four-shot margin on a day that provided very little drama. Bradley went the

other way Sunday, posting a 7 over par 78 to finish tied for 34th at 5 under



Quite the turnaround for the former SMU standout from Clovis, California -

from his final round collapse on the European tour last month. Since then,

Bryson has worked even harder, feeling that learning from the experiences

has contributed to his growth, "I've never been the most talented, but I feel

like I've always had to work twice as hard to be just as good as others."

Even after his third round 63, DeChambeau headed back to range to work.

"63, it's not birdieing every hole, so there's always room for improvement,"

he said. " Even if you shoot 59, there's been guys this year, Brandt bogeyed

a hole. 59 is fantastic, we're always looking to improve no matter what."

The win was DeChambeau's second this season, and his third career title on

the PGA Tour (he also won Jack Nicklaus' Memorial at Muirfield Village earlier

this season).


Tony Finau finished solo second at -14 after a final round 68.


The current Fedex Cup Standings after the Northern Trust:

1. Bryson DeChambeau

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Justin Thomas

4. Tony Finau

5. Brooks Koepka


DeChambeau seems to be a lock as one of Captain Furyk's Team USA Ryder

Cup picks (along with Tiger and Phil). The big question now is, who will get

the 4th and final spot on the squad?


















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