Tag Archive: Rory McIlroy

Dec 31

Best of 2016 Golf Season

Thanks to all who took the time to comment on the is past year. There were plenty of memorable shots and moments to look back on, here are a few Louis Oosthuizen makes a Hole In One on the 16th off of JB Holmes ball Sunday at the Masters, truly unbelievable. Wil Wilcox Hole in …

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Jan 05

Best of 2015 Golf Season

Thanks to all who took the time to comment this past year.  There were plenty of memorable moments to look back on, here are a few.   Rickie Fowler hit the shot of the year on the 17th tee to four feet at the TPC, on the fourth extra hole of the playoff and makes …

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Jan 02

Best of 2014 Golf Season

These are some of your best remarks along with some of my favorite moments from the 2014 golf season.   Jimmy Walker explodes on the scene winning at Pebble Beach and collecting a seasons worth of FedEx points early in the PGA’s first wrap around season. Paula Creamer holes out a 75 foot eagle putt to …

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Sep 16

Billy Horschel Wins 2014 FedEx Cup and PGA Tour Championship

Billy Horschel finished up the fall portion of  PGA Tour season with a victory at the Tour Championship and collected the FedEx Cup on the way.  Horschel collected  $1.4 million this weekend with his victory over Jim Furyk, Rory McIlroy and the remaining 26 players left in the FedEx Cup field.  Add to that the …

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Chris Kirk on top of FedEx Cup at Halfway Point

Chris Kirk during the third round of the Sony Open. Kirk leads by a shot heading into Sunday's final round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

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The first two events of the FedEx Cup are in the books and Chris Kirk is at the top of the leader board.  Chris Kirk played some inspired golf in the final two rounds this Labor Day weekend.  Kirk’s last two rounds of 64 and 66 besting the number one player in the world, Rory McIlroy.  McIlroy had a front seat view of the clutch play of Kirk as they were paired together both Sunday and Monday.  This was Chris Kirk’s first win this calendar year.  Kirk hadn’t even made a top 10 in a Major, Players or WGC event this season.  One thing Chris Kirk did this year was to accumulate 11 top 25 finished, collect $4.4 million and finish 14th on the Ryder Cup points list.  Flat out this young man can play and will turn plenty of heads if Captain Tom Watson picks him tonight on the 2014 Ryder Cup team.

A funny thing happened to me last week when I was working the chipping area at The Barclays.  I had a conversation with Chris Kirk’s caddie.  He told me flat out if Kirk had made the cut and finished better at the PGA, he probably would had made the USA Ryder Cup team outright.  Kirk started the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 17th in the FedEx Cup and now sits in the top spot after collecting his $1.4 million this weekend and looks pretty good to get into one of the top spots to win the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship.  Soon the question of if Kirk has done enough to get picked for the USA Squad will be answered.

Aug 05

PGA Championship Week is Here.

When the calendar turns to August and the weather gets hot it can only mean the PGA Championship is right around the corner.  This also being a Ryder Cup year and adding in a condensed FedEx Cup final schedule should make the next six weeks a whirl wind of activity on the PGA Tour.  First …

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Jun 05

PGA Tour Observations and More Since The Masters

It is interesting to watch professional golf on television and read about what the players on the PGA Tour and other tours are doing now that we have hit June and the playing season is really at its peak.  There are some observations I would like to share with you. Rory McIlroy dumps his fiance Caroline …

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Mar 03

Russell Henley Holds On at the Honda

Getty Images Russel Heney held on to win a four person playoff on the first extra hole to collect his second career victory at The Honda Classic this weekend. There was plenty of twists and turns on the last nine of the day, missed putts, balls in the water and top players sputtering like a …

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