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Harrison, New York  - At The Constellations Energy Senior Players Championship at

Westchester CC, Fred Couples (71) outlasted John Cook (70) on the third hole of a 

sudden death playoff.

 

After months away from the tour because of an ailing back (he received a special

blood spinning treatment in Germany), Couples threw a dart to 3 feet with a wedge to

seal his first major on the Champions Tour.

 

Peter Senior finished third at -10.

 

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Greensboro, North Carolina - Webb Simpson shot 67 on Sunday to win for the first time

on the PGA Tour and move to #3 in the Fedex Cup standings.

 

George McNeill (64), and Tommy Gainey (69) finished second and third.

 

http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r013/results.html

 

  

 
PGA Championship PDF Print E-mail
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 2011 PGA Champion - Keegan Bradley

 

 

Johns Creek, Georgia - Keegan Bradley a rookie, and winner of the Byron Nelson in May, is the

Champion of the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.In another drama filled PGA,

"Glory's Last Shot" once again went beyond 72 holes.

 

Jason Dufner (69) in command throughout the final round, bogeyed 3 of the last 4 to surrender a

share of the lead to a resilient Keegan Bradley (68).Bradley a native of Vermont (now living in

Jupiter, Florida), triple bogeyed the treacherous fifteenth (after a thin chip shot raced across the

green into the water), he then bounced back with birdies at the long par 4 sixteenth and the par

3 seventeenth.The par he made on the 72nd hole kept him at -8, enough to reach the playoff.

 

The playoff began on hole sixteen, Bradley went Birdie, Par, Par (-1) to Dufner's par, bogey, birdie

(even) . . . good enough for a one stroke margin in the three hole aggregate format (after Dufner's 

three putt on the seventeenth, the drama was all but over).

 

One of 27,000 PGA Professionals, Mark Bradley can now call his son: PGA Champion.

 

Anders Hansen finished solo 3rd at -7, Scott Verplank, Robert Karlsson, and David Toms finished

Tied 4th at -5. 

 

For all the scores click the link below:

http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2011/scoring/index.cfm

 

 

 
Great Scott At Firestone PDF Print E-mail
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Stevie's new partner is all smiles after dominating at Firestone.                                       zimbio

 

 

 

 

Akron, Ohio - Adam Scott and his caddy Steve Williams made a statement Sunday at the World Golf

Championship at Firestone Country Club on the 72nd hole . . . Standing on the tee, Stevie Williams

called Adam off the shot and had him hit hybrid.After a striped tee shot, Scott still had 201 yards to

the pin tucked back left.The victory was not in doubt (Scott had a three shot lead at the time), but

that didn't stop Williams from applying his trade.The approach, a striped 6 iron that nearly found the

cup, ended up 5 feet away.The birdie roll was money, and with it, complete domination.Adam Scott

finished at -17 for a four shot victory over Ricky Fowler, Luke Donald and Ryo Ishikawa.

 

 

The week marked Steve Williams 8th victory at the event (7 with Tiger Woods), and after looping for

over 3 decades (for Ray Floyd, Ian Baker Finch, and Greg Norman), he seemed to be feeling a great

sense of satisfaction and relief, perhaps all caddies who have been blamed for their players incompetence

can unite and feel some sense of vindication.

 

 

Rarely is a caddie the main story, but his interview after the round was telling about how raw he still

is about being sacked by Tiger.No player or caddy has ever publicly had the stature or insight to make

such remarks regarding Sir Eldrick.Regarding the tournament, Williams said "after 33 years as a caddy

and 145 wins, It was the best week in my life, the people here have treated me great, I appreciate

all of the support they have given me".In his time afterwards with the media, he seemed somewhat

liberated to be able to speak candidly about how and why Tiger cut him loose.

 

The next time Scott and Woods are paired together in an event it will be compelling.

 

 

Complete Scores: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/r476/index.html

 


 

 
Farewell To Seve PDF Print E-mail
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One of the most gifted athletes our game has ever seen, Seve Ballesteros has died at age 54. Seve's health had slipped away in recent months, and the word at this years Masters, was that his days left on this earth were few. Seve had suffered from cancer and a malignant brain tumor, that required numerous surgeries during the past few years.

 

As I relayed the news of his passing to a good friend of mine (Andy Wasserman who knew Seve personally) at 6am this morning, his response was this: "The Golf world has lost a unique and brave soul". Well said my friend.

 

Other reactions to the passing of Seve Ballesteros . . . . .

 

"One of the greatest talents the game has ever known" _ Bobby Clampett

 

"It was his creativity, his imagination, and his desire to compete that made him so popular not only in Europe but throughout American galleries, too. He was a great entertainer. No matter the golf that particular day, you always knew you were going to be entertained. Seve's enthusiasm was just unmatched by anybody I think that ever played the game." _ Jack Nicklaus.

 

"The biggest highlight of his personality was his strength, his fighting spirit and his passion for everything he did. ... The best homage we can pay him is to continue playing, but I don't think any of the homages we make will ever be sufficient enough after everything he's done for golf." _ Jose Maria Olazabal.

 

"His dynamic talent was evident from the time he first arrived on the scene and I always invited him to play in my tournament at Bay Hill. He was probably the main man, the greatest contributor to the European golf scene and to the Ryder Cup when they brought all of Europe into the matches. He will be sorely missed throughout the world of golf." _ Arnold Palmer.

 

"America had Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Seve was our Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus rolled into one. You can't speak too highly of him. Seve was Europe's best ever player." _ Bernard Gallacher

 

"His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed. His death came much too soon." _ Tiger Woods.

 

"This is such a very sad day for all who love golf. Seve's unique legacy must be the inspiration he has given to so many to watch, support, and play golf, and finally to fight a cruel illness with equal flair, passion, and fierce determination. We have all been so blessed to live in his era. He was the inspiration behind the European Tour." _ George O'Grady, chief executive of the European Tour.

 

"He was the backbone of the European Tour for so long. Seve was their Arnold Palmer." _ Curtis Strange.

 

"There were very few players who you could simply call by a name. He was one of those guys. He was a name all around the world. His skills were maybe unmatched by anybody." _ Hale Irwin.

 

"He was the original get-out-of-jail artist." _ Mark McNulty.

 

"Seve wore his emotions on his sleeve. You could see how much the guy cared about winning." _ Johnny Miller.

 

"We are looking at a top artist, the king of European golf, if you like, for many years. He brought excitement into the European game as Arnold Palmer did into the American game. Everybody drew another breath when he played. It was like watching a masterpiece." _ Howard Clark.

 

"Severiano Ballesteros was a unique, unrepeatable person. We have to recognize we are where we are now, that golf is a popular sport ... in large part to Severiano Ballesteros. We all owe him a lot." _ Spanish golf federation President Gonzaga Escauriaza.

 

"Seve Ballesteros was a man of incredible skill, charisma and courage as a sportsman, and the dignified way that he fought against the disease was characteristic of the man and was an inspiration to us all. He was a 'once in a generation athlete' in his sport, and his influence on the game will live long after him." _ Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee.

 

"Spectators around the world enjoyed watching Seve, but talking to a lot of the players, he made such an impression on them the way he played, and the way he was such a beautiful, natural talent. His hands on the club. His address position. He had an unbelievable way of telegraphing through his countenance what he was going to do with the ball. It was just like an artist." _ Ben Crenshaw.

 

"For golf, he was the greatest show on earth." _ Nick Faldo.

 

"He never backed down from a challenge. The world of golf has lost one of its greatest heroes." _ Ernie Els.

 

"I went to my very first pro tournament because of Seve. He played in Germany and my dad was a big fan. I remember seeing him for the first time, and the aura and charisma. ... I thought to myself, 'This is not natural.'" _ Martin Kaymer.

 

"Because of the way he played the game, you were drawn to him." _ Phil Mickelson.   

 

"The thing that really stands out about him is his determination ... and his passion for everything that he did. He never gave up and always looked for (the shot) or way out, and that reflected his personality." _ Miguel Angel Jimenez.

 

"You always knew when Seve walked in a room even if you had your back to him. He oozed charisma and brought a whole new meaning to aura." _ Lee Westwood.

 

"I think his body language was the strongest of anybody, maybe save Tiger in recent years. I've always said that his body language said, 'Hey, I may have hit a really crappy shot right there, but if you miss this next one, you'll miss the greatest shot ever hit.' That's just the way he walked, the way he acted, the way he carried himself. He never seemed to ever doubt his ability." _ Tom Lehman.

 

 

 
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