Leishman Wins Travelers PDF Print E-mail

2012 Travelers Champion - Marc Leishmann


Cromwell, Connecticut - 2009 PGA Tour Rookie of the year, Aussie Marc Leishman shot 62 on

Sunday at TPC River Highlands, posted -14 and waited as the 54 hole front runners finished out

the round.Charley Hoffman was the player in control, standing on the tee at seventeen with a two

shot lead (at -16), his errant tee shot produced double bogey and a tie for the lead . . . needing

birdie to win or par to force a playoff, Hoffman's par putt on the 72nd hole finished short.Leishman

finishing nearly 2 1/2 hours earlier, claimed his first tour title.


"Waiting around is really hard," said Leishman, who moved to 23rd in the FedExCup standings with

the win. "It didn't look like I had much of a chance."


Bubba Watson and Charley Hoffman finished Tied for 2nd at -13.


Hunter Mahan had the low round of the week, shooting 61 on Sunday, finishing at -10.








Webb Simpson Wins The U.S Open PDF Print E-mail



San Francisco, California - Webb Simpson shot 68 Sunday, and in the process came

from 4 shots behind to win the U.S Open at Olympic Golf Club (finishing +1). 54 hole

leader Jim Furyk struggled throughout the final round, (needing birdie to tie the lead on

the 72nd hole) Furyk (74) pulled his approach from 105 yards into the greenside bunker

where it plugged . . . game over. Graeme McDowell (73) had the same scenario, but his

attempt to tie Simpson (a 23 foot putt) slid by on the left.

Simpson holes out the putt that clinched his first major.


The Olympic course was so demanding that no player finished under par, Webb Simpson

would not allow himself to think about winning until after he sunk his par putt on the

72nd hole."I never really wrapped my mind around winning, this place is so demanding"

said the exhausted champion.


In the tradition of Opens at Olympic, the champion came from behind to win.In '55 it was

Fleck defeating Hogan, in '66 it was Casper defeating Palmer, '87 it was Scott Simpson

takin the title from Watson and in '98 it was Janzen coming from behind to defeat

Payne Stewart.


Michael Thompson tied McDowell for second place at +2. David Toms, John Peterson,

Jason Dufner, and Padrig harrington all tied Furyk for 4th (+3). Two time U.S Open

Champion Ernie Els faltered down the stretch and finished 4 over par.










Feng, Lehman, and DJ Notch Wins PDF Print E-mail
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Rochester, N.Y -Shanshan Feng, the only LPGA player from mainland China

fired a final round 67 to win the Wegman’s LPGA Championship at Locust

Valley Country Club. Feng -6 total was good enough for a two stroke victory.


"I would say first of all I'm really, really, happy that I won the tournament,"

Feng said. "I still can't believe it. I think after this week it's going to give me

a lot more confidence. I believe I can win again in the future. And hopefully

it's going to help golf in China because I want to be [tennis star] Li Na for

golf in China. I want to be like a model that the other juniors can follow my

steps and get on the LPGA.


Mika Miyazato, Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, and Eun-Hee Ji finished tied for

second at -4.





Alabama -Tom Lehman went back to back defending his title at the Regions Tradition

at Shoal Creek.Lehman overcoming persistent rain throughout the final Round shot a

Sunday 68 to win by two strokes over close friend Bernhard Langer.





Memphis, Tenn -Dustin Johnson in only his second tournament since

returning from a back injury, won the Fedex St.Jude Classic.


His 4 under 68 was good enough for a 1 stroke victory over John Merrick.

Johnson birdied 16 and 17 to take the lead at -9, John Merrick still winless in 154

career starts, overcame a double bogey and shot a final round 69.


Davis Love III, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain, shot a 69 and tied for third with

O'Hern (69), Campbell (68) and Ryan Palmer (66) at 273. McIlroy, who now

heads to San Francisco and The Olympic Club to defend his U.S. Open title,

had a 69 and tied three others at 274.







Vintage Tiger Wins 73rd at Memorial PDF Print E-mail



146 wins and 32 majors between the Tiger and the Golden Bear




Dublin, Ohio - Tiger Woods came from 4 shots back shooting 67 on Sunday to win Jack's

tournament for the fifth time at Muirfield Village Golf Club.Woods birdied 3 of the last 4 holes

to win in dramatic fashion.After reaching the green in two on the par 5 fifteenth, he two putted

for birdie.On the brutally tough par 3 sixteenth, his 8 iron flew long and bounced into the deep

rough behind the rightside of the green . . . leaving a near impossible up and down, it might be

this moment that will change Woods' 2012.With the tournament in the balance he pulled out his

60 degree lob wedge and hoisted the ball high into the air, landing it precisely onto the only spot

that would allow the ball to land softly and trickle down the slick slope towards the cup.The ball

slowed nearly to a stop just as it reached the right corner of the hole and fell in sideways, instantly

it felt like the golf universe was back in alignment as the crowd erupted and Woods celebrated.


As Woods holed his birdie at 18, his challengers (Sabbatini, Levin, and Byrd) were faltering, but

after the dramatic pitch on sixteen went in, it all seemed a forgone conclusion.

Jack's assesment of the shot:"If he's short, he loses the tournament, if he's long, he's in the water.So

he takes a full swing and lands it exactly where he has to land it and it trickled into the hole like a little

2-foot putt.I have seen a lot of shots in golf but I don't think I've ever seen a better one."


At 36 years old it's appropriate that Tiger would earn his career tying 73rd victory at the Golden

Bear's Memorial tournament, but to do it in vintage Tiger Woods fashion made it all the better.



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