2014 U.S. Open sectional qualifying results

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 26, 2014, 8:49 pm

U.S. Open sectional qualifying is underway. A record 10,127 players began the qualifying process to reach Pinehurst No. 2 this summer.

Eighteen-hole local qualifying was held across 111 different sites (click here for results), and now 36-hole sectional qualifying is underway. There are two international qualifiers, both on May 26, and 11 U.S.-based qualifiers, beginning June 2.

The U.S. Open will be held June 12-15.

(a) amateur

CRESSWELL, ORE. - Emerald Valley Golf Course

Zac Blair (ST. GEORGE, UTAH) 69-68--137
Clayton Rask (OTSEGO, MINN.) 69-72--141
alt - (a) Brandon McIver (BILLINGS, MONT.) 71-71--142
alt - Paul Peterson (PORTLAND, ORE.) 73-70--143

MEMPHIS, TENN. - Colonial Country Club

Hudson Swafford (ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA.) 69-64--133
J.B. Holmes (CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY.) 67-67--134
Kevin Kisner (AIKEN. S.C.) 69-66--135
Joe Ogilvie (AUSTIN, TEXAS) 66-69--135
David Gossett (BEE CAVE, TEXAS) 66-69--135
David Toms (SHREVEPORT, LA.) 66-69--135
Jeff Maggert (THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS) 63-72--135
Cody Gribble (DALLAS, TEXAS) 71-65--136
(a) Robby Shelton (WILMER, ALA.) 70-66--136
Jason Millard (MURFREESBORO, TENN.) 68-68--136
Casey Wittenberg (MEMPHIS, TENN.) 62-74--136
Brady Watt (AUSTRALIA) 70-67--137
(a) Hunter Stewart (LEXINGTON, KY.) 68-69--137
alt - Scott Langley (JUPITER, FLA.) 69-68--137
alt - (a) Sam Love (TRUSSVILLE, ALA.) 68-69--137

DALY CITY, CALIF. - Lake Merced Golf Club / Olympic Club (Ocean Course)

Alex Cejka (LAS VEGAS, NEV.) 67-65--132
Steven Alker (NEW ZEALAND) 70-65--135
(a) Maverick McNealy (PORTOLA VALLEY, CALIF.) 67-69--136
(a) Brian Campbell (IRVINE, CALIF.) 67-70--137
Kevin Sutherland (, Sacramento, Calif.) 70-67--137
alt - Craig Barlow (HENDERSON, NEV.) 71-67—138
alt - #Armando Favela (CHULA VISTA, CALIF.) 69-70—139
# = qualified in playoff for second alternate at 139

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Scioto Country Club and Brookside Golf and Country Club

Seung Yul Noh (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) 68-69--137
Justin Leonard DALLAS, TEXAS) 69-68--137
Justin Thomas (GOSHEN, KY.) 67-70--137
Mark Wilson (ELMHURST, ILL.) 69-69--138
Paul Casey (ENGLAND) 68-70--138
Bo Van Pelt (JENKS, OKLA.) 71-67--138
Rod Pampling (AUSTRALIA) 73-65--138
Luke Guthrie (JACKSONVILLE, FLA.) 68-70--138
Robert Allenby (AUSTRALIA) 70-69--139
Kevin Tway (EDMOND, OKLA.) 72-67--139
Brett Stegmaier (VERO BEACH, FLA.) 67-72--139
Aaron Baddeley (AUSTRALIA) 70-69--139
Hyung Sung Kim (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) 69-70--139
#Ken Duke (PALM CITY, FLA.) 69-71--140
#Erik Compton (CORAL GABLES, FLA.)69-71--140
#Ryan Blaum (CHAMPIONS GATE, FLA.) 69-71--140
alt - Cameron Tringale (LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF.) 71-69—140
alt - Michael Putnam (UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASH.) 67-73—140
# = qualified in playoff

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Lakeside Country Club

(a) Cory Whitsett (HOUSTON, TEXAS) 66-66--132
Bobby Gates (MAGNOLIA, TEXAS) 70-67-137
Anthony Broussard (ADDISON, TEXAS) 71-68--139
alt - William Kropp (EDMOND, OKLA.) 69-70—139
alt - Bronson Burgoon (THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS) 67-73—140

ROSWELL, GA. - Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course)

Henrik Norlander (AUGUSTA, GA.) 70-70--140
(a) Smylie Kaufman (VESTAVIA, ALA.) - 67-75--142
alt - (a) Trevor Cone (CONCORD, N.C.) - 72-71--143
alt - Michael Hebert (AUBURN, ALA.) - 74-70—144

PURCHASE, N.Y. - Old Oaks Country Club and Century Country Club

Rob Oppenheim (ORLANDO, FLA.) 64-74--138
Fran Quinn (HOLDEN, MASS.) 69-69--138
James Renner (ORLANDO, FLA.) 71-68--139
Matthew Dobyns (LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.) 70-71—141
alt - (a) Cameron Wilson (ROWAYTON, CONN.) 72-70—142
alt - Jamie Lovemark (, Scottsdale, Ariz.) 69-73--142

VERO BEACH, FLA. - Quail Valley Golf Club

Daniel Berger (JUPITER, FLA.) 66-68--134
Nicholas Lindheim (SATELLITE BEACH, FLA.) 66-71--137
Andres Echavarria (COLOMBIA) 70-71--141
Aron Price (, Australia) 71-71--142
alt - (a) Sam Horsfield (ENGLAND) 74-69—143
alt - Sebastian Maclean (BOLIVIA) 74-69—143

ROCKVILLE, MD. - Woodmont Country Club (North Course)

Chad Collins (CLOVERDALE, IND.) 69-69--138
Nicholas Mason (DENVER, COLO.) 70-71--141
Donald Constable (EXCELSIOR, MINN.) 72-69--141
Billy Hurley III (ANNAPOLIS, MD.) 74-67--141
alt - John Mallinger (LONG BEACH, CALIF.) 72-71—143
alt - James Erkenbeck (SAN DIEGO, CALIF.) 71-72—143

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO - Springfield Country Club

Brian Stuard (JACKSON, MICH.) 64-65--129
(a) Will Grimmer (CINCINNATI, OHIO) 70-65--135
Chris Thompson (LAWRENCE, KAN.) 66-70--136
alt - (a) Andrew Dorn (WEST CHESTER, OHIO) 70-67—137
alt - (a) Daniel Stringfellow (ROSELLE, ILL.) 69-69—138

SURREY, ENGLAND – Walton Heath Golf Club (Old and New Courses)

Shane Lowry (IRELAND) 69-67--136
Simon Griffiths (ENGLAND) 67-70--137
Niclas Fasth (SWEDEN) 67-70--137
Garth Mulroy (SOUTH AFRICA) 69-68--137
Chris Doak (SCOTLAND) 68-71--139
Shiv Kapur (INDIA) 68-71--139
Maximilian Kieffer (GERMANY) 68-71--139
Brooks Koepka (USA) 72-67--139
Graeme Storm (ENGLAND) 68-71--139
Marcel Siem (GERMANY) 73-66--139
Lucas Bjerregaard (DENMARK) 69-71--140
Oliver Fisher (ENGLAND) 67-73--140
Andrea Pavan (ITALY) 71-69--140
Tom Lewis (ENGLAND) 71-69--140


Wen-Chong Liang (CHINA) 67-66--133
Kiyoshi Miyazato (JAPAN) 66-68--134
Kyoung-Hoon Lee (SOUTH KOREA) 67-67--134
Toru Taniguchi (JAPAN) 68-66--134
Azuma Yano (JAPAN) 69-67--136
David Oh (USA) 67-69--136

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Furyk tabs Woods, Stricker as Ryder Cup vice captains

By Will GrayFebruary 20, 2018, 9:02 pm

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has added Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker to his stable of vice captains to aid in his quest to win on foreign soil for the first time in 25 years.

Furyk made the announcement Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., site of this week's Honda Classic. He had previously named Davis Love III as his first vice captain, with a fourth expected to be named before the biennial matches kick off in France this September.

The addition of Woods and Stricker means that the team room will have a familiar feel from two years ago, when Love was the U.S. captain and Furyk, Woods, Stricker and Tom Lehman served as assistants.

This will be the third time as vice captain for Stricker, who last year guided the U.S. to victory as Presidents Cup captain. After compiling a 3-7-1 individual record as a Ryder Cup player from 2008-12, Stricker served as an assistant to Tom Watson at Gleneagles in 2014 before donning an earpiece two years ago on Love's squad at Hazeltine.

"This is a great honor for me, and I am once again thrilled to be a vice captain,” Stricker said in a statement. “We plan to keep the momentum and the spirit of Hazeltine alive and channel it to our advantage in Paris."

Woods will make his second appearance as a vice captain, having served in 2016 and also on Stricker's Presidents Cup team last year. Woods played on seven Ryder Cup teams from 1997-2012, and last week at the Genesis Open he told reporters he would be open to a dual role as both an assistant and a playing member this fall.

"I am thrilled to once again serve as a Ryder Cup vice captain and I thank Jim for his confidence, friendship and support," Woods said in a statement. "My goal is to make the team, but whatever happens over the course of this season, I will continue to do what I can to help us keep the cup."

The Ryder Cup will be held Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in Paris. The U.S. has not won in Europe since 1993 at The Belfry in England.

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Watch: Guy wins $75K boat, $25K cash with 120-foot putt

By Grill Room TeamFebruary 20, 2018, 8:15 pm

Making a 120-foot putt in front of a crowd of screaming people would be an award in and of itself for most golfers out there, but one lucky Minnesota man recently got a little something extra for his effort.

The Minnesota Golf Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center has held a $100,000 putting contest for 28 years, and on Sunday, Paul Shadle, a 49-year-old pilot from Rosemount, Minnesota, became the first person ever to sink the putt, winning a pontoon boat valued at $75,000 and $25,000 cash in the process.

But that's not the whole story. Shadle, who describes himself as a "weekend golfer," made separate 100-foot and 50-foot putts to qualify for an attempt at the $100K grand prize – in case you were wondering how it's possible no one had ever made the putt before.

"Closed my eyes and hoped for the best," Shadle said of the attempt(s).

Hard to argue with the result.

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Tiger draws Sneds, Kizzire at Honda Classic

By Ryan LavnerFebruary 20, 2018, 7:43 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods will play alongside Patton Kizzire and Brandt Snedeker for the first two rounds of the Honda Classic.

The threesome will tee off at 7:45 a.m. ET Thursday off PGA National’s 10th tee, then 12:35 p.m. off the first tee in the second round Friday.

Woods is making his first start at the Honda, his hometown event, since 2014. He tied for second here in 2012, after a final-round 62.

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This is the first time he has ever played with Kizzire, a two-time winner this season and the FedExCup points leader.

Other notable groups for the first two rounds:

  • Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Daniel Berger: 7:35 a.m. Thursday, 12:25 p.m. Friday
  • Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren, Gary Woodland: 7:55 a.m. Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Friday
  • Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Kevin Kisner: 12:25 p.m. Thursday, 7:35 a.m. Friday
  • Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Padraig Harrington: 12:35 p.m. Thursday, 7:45 a.m. Friday
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The Social: In perfect harmony?

By Jason CrookFebruary 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Bubba Watson re-emerges in the winner's circle but gets exposed on the hardwood, Mark Wahlberg tunes out Tiger Woods and if John Daly wants a drinking partner, he need look no further than ... John Daly?

All that and more in this week's edition of The Social.

Bubba Watson had himself a week.

The two-time Masters champion hung out with Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres, caught a taping of "The Big Bang Theory," played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and still found some time to notch his first PGA Tour win in two years.

Watson's third victory at Riviera couldn't have come at a better time for the 39-year-old, with an annual trip down Magnolia Lane right around the corner. But don't let that distract you from the only Bubba highlight that mattered from the weekend:

Welcome to the block party, Bubba. Despite his former professional basketball playing wife's advice to stay out of the paint, Watson decided to challenge Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady at the hoop. You could say his challenge was accepted. And then some.

Watson, who picked up a couple of assists but also shot an air ball in the game, said afterwards that he "was just trying not to get hurt" and even poked a little fun at himself, calling out McGrady for committing a foul on social media.

But if these tweets from a couple of his PGA Tour peers are any indication, it will be a while before he lives this one down.

Sports fans probably take Bubba Golf for granted sometimes, no one plays the game like he does. Lets not make the same mistake with Bubba Basketball.

Want to know how far Tiger Woods has fallen? Sure, you could look at his 544th-world ranking or the current state of his game as he returns from injury, but the most telling sign came from his Wednesday pro-am round at the Genesis Open.

Woods was grouped with Mark Wahlberg for the day, and the superstar actor couldn't even be bothered to take the Apple AirPods out his ears – either one – for the entire round, even wearing them for the picture Woods posted on Instagram himself.

Marky Mark, you don't have to be his thunder buddy but at least show the man some common decency. He's still Tiger Freakin' Woods. Who is supposed to fake laugh at one of Tiger's patented hilarious dad jokes if all of his playing partners suddenly start listening to music during their rounds?

On a related note, guess Tigers are the only animals that Wahlberg won't talk to.

Something tells me this whole criminal thing isn't going to work out for these two.

Drinks were on John Daly Sunday after his hole-in-one at the Chubb Classic. But how many drinks? Well, that depends on who he’s drinking with.

If it’s with U.S. Olympian John Daly, the answer is, A LOT.

That's right, there's an American skeleton (headfirst luge for you newbs) racer competing in PyeongChang, South Korea, with the same name as the two-time major champ, and he couldn't help himself when asked about the similarity, jokingly saying he could keep up at the bar.

Of course, Daly (the golfer) wasn't just going to sit idly by while his name was dragged through the mud, tweeting out, basically, be careful what you wish for.

Somehow, someway, sliding headfirst down a frozen patch of ice with very little protection seems like a better idea than challenging Long John to a drinking contest. Just ask Andrew 'Beef' Johnston how it turned out.

If someone quits Twitter but they don't leave a long, drawn-out message on Twitter about why they're quitting Twitter before doing so, then did they even quit Twitter?

That's the riddle surrounding Lydia Ko's disappearance from the social media platform, one that the South Park Police Department would call, "suspicious."

The former LPGA world No. 1 has gone through all kinds of changes over the last couple of seasons, and added this curious move (on top of switching out her swing coach and caddie to start this season) because she said the app was “taking up [too much] storage on my phone.”

Whatever the reason, whether it be the storage issue she mentioned, or Twitter being a giant cesspool of negativity, here's to hoping it brings Ko happiness and a return to the winner's circle for the first time since 2016.

But we're sad to see her go.

After all, if people aren't freaking out on Twitter, what are we going to focus on here in The Social?

Rory McIlroy said last week after playing with Tiger Woods at the Genesis Open that the 14-time major champ gives up two strokes a tournament dealing with the hoopla that comes with being Tiger Woods.

That hasn't deterred John Peterson, who was on Twitter Monday openly recruiting Woods to play on his team for the Zurich Classic.

The April New Orleans PGA Tour stop switched to a team format last year, with Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith joining forces to win the first title.

Peterson followed up his original tweet by asking how many retweets he'd need to make it happen. We're no experts here, but probably more than the 132 it had at the time of this publication.

Peterson's followers had some fun with the request, applauding his effort as a shooter:

And hey, who knows, stranger things have happened. While the two may seem like an unlikely pairing, they have some stuff in common – Peterson won the 2012 Coca-Cola Walmart Open and Tiger, we think, has heard of an establishment known as Walmart.

So yeah, you could say the two are basically best friends at this point.