Tag Archive: WGC

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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Mar 05

Golf Season is Really Almost Here

North Coast Golf Show Feb. 2015

  I am sitting here at my desk taking a break from shoveling snow here in northwest New Jersey wondering when golf season will actually start by me.  It has, sort of.  Yes I know the PGA Tour is in gear and we are in the Florida swing already with Doral on television soon.  I …

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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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Mar 17

John Senden Gathers Win at Innesbrook

photo: golf.de John Senden became the first over 40 year old winner on the PGA Tour this season with his victory at the Innesbrook -Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida.  A final round of 70 gave Senden the cushion to hold off Kevin Na by one shot.  Senden played  three consecutive nines this weekend under …

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Mar 11

Patrick Reed Collects Third Win at Doral

Associated Press Photo I know I am a little late to the post on this one but I had to wait to hear the chatter on Patrick Reed collecting his third career win at  the WGC  Doral this weekend.  For the books Reed joined the likes of Sergio, Phil, Rory and Tiger with three wins …

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Feb 03

Stadler Uses the Home Course Advantage

Kevin Stadler collected his first PGA Tour victory this weekend at the TPC Scottsdale course.  The Phoenix Open saw record crowds all week and the over 60,000 fans rooted Sunday for a hometown guy to collect his ticket to The Masters and all the other perks of winning on tour, like $1.1 million and entrance …

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