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Sergio Takes Wyndham PDF Print E-mail

 

Sergio Garcia celebrates holding the Sam Snead Cup

 


Greensboro, North Carolina - Sergio Garcia shot 67-63-66-66 to win the Wyndham Championship, his

first win on the PGA Tour since the Players in 2008.Garcia's stellar play on Monday (the final round was

delayed because of Sunday storms), looked like the Sergio of old . . . he led the field in driving and

scrambling for the week.Sergio's attitude always seemed to be the big question mark, known for being

extremely hard on himself, he seemed at peace this week.

 


“I am proud of the way I played coming in,” said Garcia, who had four birdies in a five-hole stretch

starting at the 13th hole on Monday. “Hopefully this will secure my spot in the Ryder Cup.”



Tim Clark shot 67 to finish to shots back at -16, and Bud Cauley shot 68 to finish another shot back

at -15.

 

 

 

Final scores:http://www.pgatour.com/r/leaderboard/

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
All Hail The Red King! PDF Print E-mail

 

Rory McIlroy poses with his new hardware at Kiawah

 

 

Kiawah Island, South Carolina - At the 94th PGA Championship, it seemed that Pete Dye's

seashore masterpiece would be the star, regardless of the winner. Enter Rory McIlroy

on Sunday donning a Tiger like red shirt, the ulsterman proved that he is THE star

and the undisputed #1 player on earth.The 23 year old dominated the field like Tiger

did pre-scandal.

 

His Final round 66 was bogey free, and his 8 shot margin of victory is a tournament

record (breaking Nicklaus' record margin of 7 shots from 1980).McIlroy's 20 footer on

the last, was the exclamation point, his rounds of 67-75-67-66 = -13.Rory's game

was so complete, that this stat is telling . . .  he hit 10 greens in the final round, and

got up and down 8 out of 8 times (24 putts) on the elevated Paspalum greens.


36 hole leader Tiger Woods once again could muster up no under par rounds on the

weekend of a major, the first season of his career that has happened. He tied for

11th at -2, after weekend rounds of 74-72.


Englishman David Lynn finished -5 for solo 2nd. Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Ian

Poulter, and Carl Petterson finished tied for 3rd at -4.


The name Rory, actually stands for "Red King" . . . move over TW, there's a new

version of Sunday Red moving in.


Final Scores:  http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/scoring/leaderboard

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Keegan Takes Bridgestone - Secures Ryder Cup Spot PDF Print E-mail

 

Keegan Bradley celebrates after holing the winning putt at Firestone on Sunday.

 

 

Akron, Ohio - Keegan Bradley made an unbelieveable up and down on the 72nd hole,

while Jim Furyk who led for the first 71 holes completely self destructed after hitting

his approach wide of the final green.

 

Bradley also was errant with his approach to the eighteenth, his ball was plugged in

the right greenside bunker.Furyk was just right of Bradley's ball, but he was outside

the sand trap sitting down in the rough on the downslope.All Furyk could muster was

a chop out over the bunker into the rough just short of the green . . . his next chip

was nearly a double hit, that ended up 6 feet short.Bradley gouged his plugged

bunker shot to 18 feet, then stepped up and drilled it home.Now the pressure was on

Furyk to make his bogey putt to force a playoff.He rammed it through the break too

hard, and suddenly Keegan Bradley was the winner of the Bridgestone

Invitational.Although Furyk collapsed at the end, Bradley's final round 64 gave him a

chance to be in position to steal the victory.

 

The victory secured Keegan's first USA team event, late September in Chicago at

The Ryder Cup."I try not to let people know how much the Ryder Cup means to me,

but I think about it every second," said Bradley, who no longer has to worry about

whether he'll be picked.

 

He defends his PGA Championship next week at Kiawah.

 

Final Scores:

http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com/leaderboards/current/r476/index.html

 

 

 

 
Couples Captures Senior Open, Park Takes Evian, Piercy Wins RBC Canadian Open PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Scotland - On the same green where friend Tom Watson finished off the "Duel In The

Sun" against Jack Nicklaus some 35 years ago, and nearly won the Claret Jug 3 years

ago at age 59, Fred Couples holed a 35 footer on the final green to win his first

Open, the Senior Open. Couples -9 score was good enough for a two stroke victory

over American Gary Hallberg.


England's Barry Lane and Carl Mason finished T3 with Dick Mast five strokes back at

-5.


Couples trailed 54 hole leader Bernhard Langer by one stroke entering Sunday, but

Langer struggled coming in, shooting 75.Fred's final round 67, followed his third round

64.


“It was a very fun day, being paired with Bernhard, you've got to play great and for

a long time there, we were neck and neck.But for me I felt like I was hitting the ball

very strong, very solid and I was really lucky that it didn't rain because I'm not very

good in the rain! I don't wear a golf glove; I had two gloves in the bag that were

all‑weather gloves and I was scared to death to ever put those on.That was a big

birdie on 17 to make 18 play easier and then when I hit the last putt, the hole got in

the way and I won by two.  I'm very happy and excited to have won this.”


final scores:

http://www.europeantour.com/seniortour/season=2012/tournamentid=2012860/leaderboard/index.html?showLeaderboard=Y


 

 

 

France - Inbee P ark kept the hammer down all day, and as challengers Karrie

Webb, Natalie Gulbis, Stacy Lewis, Shanshan Feng, and amateur Hyu Joo Kim

kept coming on . . . Park just kept making big putts to stay ahead.


"How would I describe in words?" Park said of getting back in the winner's circle

on the LPGA Tour."It feels great. It's been four years.  It felt like more than four

years.  Just really happy."


 

Park's Sunday 66 was good for a two stroke victory, finishing at -17.

 

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

 

 

Ontario - Scott Piercy won the RBC Canadian Open, outlasting Robert Garrigus

(70) and William McGirt (69).After his opening round 62 tied the course record

at the famed Harry Colt layout, Piercy fired 3 straight rounds of 67 at Hamilton

Golf & Country Club.

It looked like a playoff was inevitable, but McGirt made bogey at the last, and

Garrigus left his birdie chance short . . . the win gets Piercy into the WGC at

Bridgestone this week, the PGA Championship, and the Fed Ex Cup playoffs as

well.

The biggest prize for Piercy? The Masters, he admitted that he had never set

foot on the grounds at Augusta.

"I always told myself I'm not going unless I'm in the tournament," he said. "So, now I

can go."

 

leaderboard:http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/r032/

 

 

 

 

 


 
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