Triple bogey cant ruin Caseys day at St Andrews

By Associated PressJuly 16, 2010, 6:39 pm

Open 125wST. ANDREWS, Scotland – A triple bogey would throw most golfers into a deep funk,especially at a major championship.

Not Paul Casey.

The Englishman was thrilled with his round at the British Open on Friday, even with that 7 he made on the par-4 17th hole that knocked him at least one spot down the leaderboard. His 3-under 69 Friday left him at 6 under for the tournament, six strokes behind early leader Louis Oosthuizen. Rory McIlroy, who shot a 63 on Thursday, was playing in the afternoon.

“To be honest, I’m not even that frustrated with what happened on 17,” Casey said. “If you had told me I’d be in the clubhouse on 6-under, I would have bitten your arm off, especially with the conditions we were warming up in this morning in the wind and the pouring rain. Yeah, I’m very happy with that.”

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Casey is in high spirits despite his triple bogey at the par-4 17th on Friday. (Getty Images)

Casey’s been fighting a scratchy throat, but the heavy rains and cool temperatures didn’t appear to bother him as he opened with three straight birdies and made the turn at 5 under for the day. He couldn’t get any lower on the back nine, but he wasn’t giving any strokes back, either.

Until the 17th, that is.

The blind tee shot isn’t the Road Hole’s only challenge. The rough on the left side is so thick a small child could get lost in there, and Casey’s tee shot sailed right into it. Going forward was only going to get him deeper in trouble. But the Old Course Hotel – and all of its big windows – made a sideways shot tricky, too.

“If I went at it too hard and it came out, I could end up in Room 312,” Casey said. “So the club just went straight underneath it.”

He finally got out by going backward, but then three-putted.

“So pretty easy,” he joked. “An easy 7.”

Casey took out whatever anger he might have had on the 18th tee, driving almost to the steps of the clubhouse that sits behind the 357-yard hole. With about 100 feet to the hole, he putted to within 5 feet and knocked that in for birdie.

With the winds howling in the afternoon – play was suspended because of high winds – Casey was quite comfortable with where he is going into the weekend. He has one top-10 finish in his previous eight starts at the British Open, tying for seventh at Royal Birkdale in 2008.

“I read the Tom Watson quote about, `Whatever she gave away today, she’ll take back tomorrow.’ I believe that with links golf,” Casey said. “It’s about hanging around. I’d be very impressed if Louis and Rory keep popping in scores like that. If they do, good luck to them.”

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

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Tiger, DJ and Faxon

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green

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Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

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Trump golf properties


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Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

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Reportedly fake TIME covers

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Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Pros comment on the president

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm