Major #4 for The Big Easy PDF Print E-mail


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:

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

Callaway HEX Black Tour




Chapman, Jeev Milkha, & Zach Johnson Notch Victories PDF Print E-mail



Lake Orion, Michigan - Roger Chapman who earlier this year won the Senior PGA Championship for his

first victory, blitzed the field shooting 66 Sunday to win the Senior U.S Open by two strokes.Nicklaus,

Player and Irwin were the only players previously to win both events in the same year, now Chapman's

name is added to that list."It's a true honor" said Chapman.

Third round leader Bernhard Langer struggled Sunday to a final round 72.He finished tied for 2nd with

Corey Pavin, Fred Funk and Tom Lehman at -8.



Scotland - At the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, Jeev Milkha Singh posted -17 well before the

leaders finished, then he watched for 90 minutes as they completed their inward nine.Italian

Francesco Molinari was the only competitor to match Singh's 72 hole total, his 10 foot putt on

the final hole was enough to force a playoff.On the first playoff hole, Singh drained a 15 foot

birdie to win.



Silvis, Illinois - Zach Johnson shot 65 on Sunday, and outlasted Troy Matteson in a playoff

to win the 2012 John Deere Classic.On the first playoff hole, both players rinsed their approach

shots and made double bogey.On the second go around (18th hole again), Zach Johnson once

again found the left fairway bunker.This time he hit a laser to within a foot, when Matteson's

birdie putt slid by, Johnson tapped in for his ninth PGA Tour victory.

Final Scores:




Potter Magic Wins At Greenbrier, Choi takes U.S Women's Open PDF Print E-mail


Ted Potter is 2012 Greenbrier Classic Champion


White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia-

At the Greenbrier Classic Ted Potter Jr. outlasted Troy Kelly in the battle of the journeymen
for his 1st PGA Tour victory.After 3rd round leader Webb Simpson faltered, it became evident
that it was a two man race.Potter performed magic, going Eagle, birdie on his final two holes
to shoot back to back weekend 64's, while Kelly matched him shooting 62-66 for rounds 3 & 4.
Both players finished reguation at -16, but on the third playoff hole (the 18th), Potter stuck it to 
five feet, and drained it for the win and a spot in next years stroll down Magnolia Lane.
Third round leader Webb Simpson shot 73, and finished tied for 7th.John Daly had his best finish
in 2012, finishing tied for 12th at -10.

Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson both missed the cut.

Final Scores:







Wisconsin - Na Yeon Choi blitzed the field at Women's U.S Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler,

Wisconsin.Choi's final round 73 was still good enough for a four stroke victory over Amy Yang,

and eight strokes better than Sandra Gal, who had her best career finish in a major finishing

third at +1.

For full field scores:





Tiger Wins At Congressional, Donaldson takes the Irish Open PDF Print E-mail


Tiger's third win of 2012: At&T National at Congressional


Tiger Woods overcame a tough golf course (Congressional Blue) and competitor in Bo Van

Pelt on Sunday.After 54 hole leader Brendon de Jonge faltered , Van Pelt picked up the

fight as the only challenger worthy of making the final round a challenge for Woods and

his quest for his third victory of 2012, and 74th of his brilliant career.

All tied standing on the 16th tee, Woods hit a poor tee shot into the left rough, Van Pelt

was in the fairway 240 yards from the flag and in the drivers seat.Woods laid up on his

second, and then flew his third too far and over the green, meanwhile BVP was creating

his own problems.

His 6 iron approach was not enough club, and ended up in deep rough on a severe slope

next to the left greenside bunker.It took him two chips from there to get the ball back

into putting range.Tiger nearly holed his chip from behind the green, but it raced 15 feet

by and he made bogey 6.Moments later, Van Pelt missed his par putt as well . . . this was

his chance to steal the W.He bogeyed the final two holes as well in desperation mode

(shooting 71), as Tiger played precision golf on the final two, to shoot 69 and seal victory


After the victory, in the pressroom it was evident that Woods wanted to let all those who

doubted him in the past, exactly how he felt:

"I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again," Woods

said. "That was, I think, what, six months ago?"

Final Scores:





2012 Irish Open Champion Jamie Donaldson


Jamie Donaldson winless in 255 European Tour Starts, Played near Flawless golf Sunday

firing a final round 66, for the first victory of his career.His 18 under par total after 72

holes at the famed Royal Portrush was good enough for a four shot margin over Rafael


Irishmen Padraig Harrington finished T7 at -12, Rory McIlroy T10th at -11, and Graeme

McDowell finished T16th at -10.


Final Scores:





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