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Dustin Johnson is the Champion of the 2011 Barclays Championship



Edison, New Jersey - At the Hurricane shortened Fedex Cup Playoff event at

Plainfield CC (54 holes), Dustin Johnson had an Eagle, 5 birdies and a bogey to

shoot 65 (Sat) and run away with The Barclays at -19. 

“It feels great,” Johnson said. “I feel like I’ve played pretty well all year but just

haven’t quite been able to get that win. The putter has been lacking a little bit.

This week I finally rolled some putts, so this feels really good.”


Matt Kuchar finished second at -17 after shooting 68, Brandt Snedeker had the

round of the championship, shooting 61 on Saturday and finished tied for third

with a resurrected Vijay Singh (-16).


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Erin, Wisconsin -  The 111th U.S Amateur at Erin Hills was an epic battle

between top ranked Patrick Cantlay from UCLA, and Kelly Kraft from SMU.

Kraft dominated early on, with a 4 up lead thru sixteen holes.


Cantlay would battle back and take his first lead on the 32nd hole, but one

hole later (on short par 4 fifteenth) Cantlay found the deep little fairway pot

bunker and could do no better then bogey.Kraft's par swung the momentum

back in his favor, then on the 34th hole (par 3 sixteenth)Cantlay was too

aggressive on his 12 foot birdie attempt, running it nearly 7 feet past the


He missed his par putt and Kraft never looked back, his 2 up victory was an

instant classic, on a golf course that will soon be known as one of the best

inland layouts in the U.S ( did a course review of Erin Hills 

last October).


"It's awesome. It's just great,” said Kraft  “It's such an honor to win this

championship. I mean there's none other better than this one.” He would learn

moments after his victory that he was named to the Walker Cup team, leaving

for Aberdeen, Scotland in just a few days.“(USA Walker Cup Team Captain Jim

Holtgrieve) walked up to me on the green and told me, ‘See ya in Scotland.’ And

I was like, ‘Wow.’ I didn't know what to say,”  “I just won the tournament and then

they told me this. I about had a heart attack.” 


Quebec, Canada - At the Canadien Womens Open on the LPGA Tour, Brittany Lincicome

shot a 2 under par 70, to outlast a hard charging Stacy Lewis (67) and third round leader

Michelle Wie (72).

Lincicome, who finished at -13, made a brilliant save on the final hole to secure the slim

margin of victory, winning for the second time in 2011.Weather became a factor when 

bands from Hurricane Irene made their way north of the border during the latter stages

of the final round.


Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford finished T4 at -11.





Perthshire, Scotland - Thomas Bjorn won the Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles on

the fifth hole of a 5 man sudden death playoff.The playoff included Bjorn, Bernd

Wiesberger, Pablo Larrazabal, George Coetze, and Mark Foster.


In regulation, Foster held the outright lead on the 72nd tee at -12, needing only

par for the win, his errant tee shot proved costly . . . he could only muster bogey.

In the playoff, it was the 40 year old from Denmark, who thrived. Finally on the

sixth go around on the 18th hole on Sunday, Bjorn's stiffed wedge sealed the deal.


It was Bjorn's second victory of 2011.





Snoqualmie, Washington - Mark Calcavecchia in his 31st start on the Champions

Tour is a Champion.


On the first hole of a playoff with Russ Cochran, Calc nearly holed his putt for

eagle . . . the birdie was enough when Cochran couldn't get up and down from

the greenside bunker.The duo ended regulation five shots clear of the field at -14.


Chip Beck's solid 68 was good enough for solo third at -9.


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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.



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.



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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. 


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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.



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