World Golf Glance

By Associated PressMay 31, 2011, 1:10 pm


Memorial Tournament

Site: Dublin, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

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Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club (7,352 yards, 6,723 meters, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,000.

Last year: England’s Justin Rose won the first of his two 2010 US PGA Tourtitles, overcoming a four-shot deficit. Rickie Fowler was second, three strokesback.

Last week: Keegan Bradley won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving,Texas, for his first U.S. tour victory, parring the first hole of a playoff withRyan Palmer .

Notes: Jack Nicklaus founded the event in 1976 and won the 1977 and 1984titles. He made his last competitive appearance in the tournament in 2005. …Tiger Woods , sidelined by left leg injuries, has a record four victories in theevent, winning in 1999-2001 and 2009. … Luke Donald is in the field. He tookthe No. 1 spot in the world ranking on Sunday with a playoff victory over LeeWestwood in the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship. … Phil Mickelson ismaking his first start since tying for 33rd in The Players Championship. He wonthe Houston Open in early April for his 39th US PGA Tour victory, and firstsince the 2010 Masters. … The St. Jude Classic is next week in Memphis, Tenn.,followed by the U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland.



Wales Open

Site: Newport, Wales.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Celtic Manor Resort, The Twenty Ten Course (7,378 yards, 6,746meters, par 71).

Purse: $2.97 million. Winner’s share: $494,730.

Last year: Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell closed with an 8-under 63 fora three-stroke victory over Rhys Davies . McDowell won the U.S. Open two weekslater.

Last week: Luke Donald won a duel for No. 1 with a playoff victory over LeeWestwood in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Donald, second behindWestwood entering the tournament, birdied the par-5 18th in the playoff, hittinghis approach within 5 feet before Westwood’s wedge shot spun into the water.

Notes: Last October at Celtic Manor, Europe won the Ryder Cup, beating theUnited States 14 1/2 -13 1/2 when McDowell held off Hunter Mahan in the final singlesmatch. … McDowell is in the field along with Ryder Cup teammates Miguel AngelJimenez , Ross Fisher and Peter Hanson and captain Colin Montgomerie . … JohnDaly is making his second straight European Tour start. He withdrew during thesecond round at Wentworth because of a hip injury. … The Italian Open is nextweek in Turin.



ShopRite LPGA Classic

Site: Galloway, New Jersey.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Seaview Dolce Seaview Resort, Bay Course (6,155 yards, 5,628 meters,par 71).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Last year: Ai Miyazato took the top spot in the world, winning the fourth ofher five 2010 titles. The Japanese star closed with a 64 to beat M.J. Hur by twostrokes.

Last week: Colombia’s Mariajo Uribe won the Brazil Cup, finishing with a6-under 66 in rainy conditions for a one-stroke victory in the 36-holeexhibition event.

Notes: The tournament returned to the tour last year. First played in 1986,it folded in 2006 after the previous organizers accused then-US LPGA Tourcommissioner Carolyn Bivens of providing three unsuitable dates for the 2007event. Bivens resigned in July 2009 after a group of players wrote a letter tothe tour’s board of directors calling for her to quit. She was replaced byMichael Whan. … Suzann Pettersen won the last official event, beating CristieKerr 1-up on May 22 in the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm. …Michelle Wie has four top-10 finishes in six starts this year. … AlexisThompson received a sponsor exemption. The 16-year-old pro tied for 19th in theMobile, Alabama, event after taking a share of the lead into the final round.… The LPGA State Farm Classic is next week in Springfield, Illinois.



Principal Charity Classic

Site: West Des Moines, Iowa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Glen Oaks Country Club (6,879 yards, 6,290 meters, par 71).

Purse: $1,725,000. Winner’s share: $258,750.

Last year: Nick Price won the second of his two 2010 titles, finishing witha 4-under 67 to beat Tommy Armour III by four strokes.

Last week: Tom Watson won the Senior PGA at Valhalla, blasting out of abunker to 3 feet to set up a birdie on the first hole off a playoff with DavidEger . The 61-year-old Watson became the oldest major winner since the seniortour was created in 1980.

Notes: Tom Lehman has three victories in eight tour starts this year. Hetied for 22nd at Valhalla, closing with a 77. … Price won the Toshiba Classicin March in California for his fourth Champions Tour title. … The GreaterHickory Classic is next week at Rock Barn in Conover, North Carolina.




NATIONWIDE TOUR: Melwood Prince George’s County Open, Thursday-Sunday,University of Maryland Golf Course, College Park, Maryland. Online:

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Golf Championships, through Sunday, Karsten Creek,Stillwater, Oklahoma. Online:

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: River Hills Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, RiverHills Country Club, The Palisades Country Club, Lake Wylie, South Carolina.Online:

CANADIAN TOUR: Times Colonist Island Savings Open, Thursday-Sunday, UplandsGolf Club, Victoria, British Columbia. Online:

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Japan Golf Tour Championship Citibank Cup, Thursday-Sunday,Shishido Hills Country Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online:

SUNSHINE TOUR: Lombard Insurance Classic, Friday-Sunday, Royal Swazi SunCountry Club, Mbabane, South Africa. Online:

EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR: ISPS Handa Senior Masters, Friday-Sunday, StaplefordPark, Melton Mowbray, England. Online:

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Karnten Golf Open, Thursday-Sunday,Klagenfurt-Seltenheim Golf Club, Klagenfurt, Austria. Online:


LPGA FUTURES TOUR: Ladies Titan Tire Challenge, Friday-Sunday, Hunters RidgeGolf Course, Marion, Iowa. Online:

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Deloitte Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Broekpolder GolfClub, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Online:

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Resort Trust Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Grandee Golf Club,Nishigo, Japan. Online:

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Angela hits Sergio in stride on field at Superdome

By Grill Room TeamDecember 18, 2017, 3:22 pm

Sergio and Angela Garcia's super 2017 keeps getting more ... Super ... Dome. (+1 awful blog lede.)

The couple started the year with Sergio's win at the Masters, then embarked on a whirlwind green jacket media tour, then kicked off El Clasico, then attended Wimbledon, then got married, then announced they were expecting their first child ...

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And now, they're throwing each other passes on the New Orleans Saints' home turf at the Superdome.

Man, it must be so cool do that at the Silverdome. ... ... ... I'm sorry, it is the Superdome, brothers.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 1, Justin Thomas

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

He won a major, captured the FedExCup and was named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year. It should come as no surprise that Justin Thomas holds the top spot on our Newsmakers list for 2017.

Thomas entered the year ranked outside the top 20, and few might have pegged him for a transcendent campaign. But he kicked off January with a win in Hawaii, added another before leaving the Aloha State and never looked back.

Thomas’ seminal moment came in August when he captured the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow for his breakthrough major title. One month after greeting Jordan Spieth behind the final green at Royal Birkdale, this time it was Thomas’ turn to have friends stick around to snap pictures with the trophy that signaled his arrival among golf’s upper echelon.

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In addition to racking up the hardware – five in total, including the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in his first start of the new wraparound season – Thomas dazzled with style. His runaway win at the Sony Open included an opening-round 59, and his third-round 63 at Erin Hills marked the first time anyone had ever shot 9 under on a U.S. Open venue.

Thomas’ consistency was rewarded at East Lake, when a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship netted him the season-long title and $10 million prize. It was in the subsequent press conference where he shared the goals list he had written into his cell phone in February, having ticked off nearly every one. It showed a dedicated attention to detail as well the tactical approach with which Thomas had steered his rapid ascent.

Heading into a new year, he’s now very clearly entrenched as one of the world’s best. And as his career progresses, it’s likely we’ll look back at 2017 as the point where Thomas first transformed great potential into eye-popping results.

Win No. 1: Title defense at the CIMB Classic

Article: Thomas (64) rallies to defend CIMB title

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Record Round No. 1: 59 at the Sony Open

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Record Round No. 2: 63 at the U.S. Open

Article: Thomas sets U.S. Open record with 9-under 63

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Mr. Major (and win No. 4): PGA champ at Quail Hollow

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Win No. 5: Dell Technologies Championship

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Cabreras win PNC Father/Son Challenge

By Associated PressDecember 17, 2017, 11:36 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. closed with a 12-under 60 for a three-shot victory in their debut at the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

The Cabreras opened with a 59 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and were challenged briefly by the defending champions, David Duval and Nick Karavites, in the scramble format Sunday. The Argentines went out in 30, and they had a two-shot lead with Cabrera's son came within an inch of chipping in for eagle on the final hole.

They finished at 25-under 199 for a three-shot victory over Duval and Karavites, and Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer. The Langer team won in 2014.

Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara tied for fourth at 21 under with Jerry Pate and Wesley Pate.

Cabrera wasn't even in the field until two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange and his son, Tom Strange, had to withdraw.

Duval and his stepson went out in 28, but the Cabreras regained control by starting the back nine with back-to-back birdies, and then making birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th. The final birdie allowed them to tie the tournament scoring record.

''This is certain my best week of the year,'' said Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion and 2007 U.S. Open champion at Oakmont. ''To play alongside all the legends ... as well as playing alongside my son, has been the greatest week of the year.''

The popular event is for players who have won a major championship or The Players Championship. It is a scramble format both days.

In some cases, the major champions lean on the power of their sons for the distance. O'Meara said Saturday that his ''little man'' hit it 58 yards by him on the 18th. And on Sunday, Stewart Cink said son Reagan told him after outdriving him on the opening four holes, ''In this tournament I may be your son, but right now I'm your Daddy!''

Jack Nicklaus played with his grandson, G.T. They closed with a 64 and tied for 15th in the field of 20 teams.