First Stage PGA Tour Q-School Auburn Ala - The Auburn University Club

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 31, 2010, 10:51 pm
The top 23 and ties advanced to the second round of PGA Tour Q-school.
 Pos PlayerScoring To ParRounds
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1 Lee Williams  Alexander City, AL-14F-470696768
2 Zachary Sucher  Mobile, AL-13F-567697267
T3 Todd Bailey  Spanish Fort, AL-11F-469687268
T3 Michael Thompson  Vestavia Hills, AL-11F+366696775
T5 Tyler Leon  Oklahoma City, OK-10F-170706771
T5 Brice Garnett  Gallatin, MO-10F-370706969
T5 Josh Broadaway  Dothan, AL-10FE67677272
8 Will Claxton  Swainsboro, GA-8F-471697268
T9 Jason Buha  Birmingham, AL-7F-471717168
T9 Reid Edstrom  Auburn, AL-7F-269707270
T11 Ben Briscoe  Mobile, AL-6F-367776969
T11 Brent Long  Carthage, TN-6F-272716970
T13 Garrett Osborn  Birmingham, AL-5F-472667768
T13 Will Wilcox  Ashville, AL-5F-371687569
T13 Gordon Strother  St. Simons Island, GA-5F-268727370
T13 Scott Weatherly  Fort Payne, AL-5FE70707172
T13 Michael Daniels  Decatur, AL-5F-173726771
T13 Matthew Swan  Montgomery, AL-5F+167727173
T19 Brett Stegmaier  Vero Beach, FL-4F-468767268
T19 James Pettitt  Murfreesboro, TN-4F-272736970
T19 David Lingmerth  Fayetteville, AR-4FE70727072
T22 Grant Leaver  Franklin, TN-3F *-577707167
T22 Michael O'Neal  Jacksonville, FL-3F-171746971
T22 Rich Morris  Fayetteville, AR-3FE69717372
T25 Hank Kim  Jonesboro, GA-2F-272727270
T25 Brian Duncan  Mt. Pleasant, SC-2FE73717072
T25 Adam Short  Canada-2FE71717272
T25 Eddie Brescher  Ponchatoula, LA-2F+170707373
T25 Johannes Van Der Walt  Humble, TX-2F+569687277
T30 A.J. Elgert  Lincoln, NE-1F *-375707369
T30 Patrick Wilkes-Krier  Orlando, FL-1F-171737271
T30 Rick Cochran  Paducah, KY-1F-172727271
T30 Bruce McDonald  Mt. Pleasant, SC-1F *-574707667
T30 Eugene Smith  Glen Ridge, NJ-1F+268717474
T30 Matt Anderson  Edina, MN-1F+273707074
36 Sam Osborne  Bradenton, FLEF *-270767270
T37 David Morland  Palm Coast, FL+1FE69767272
T37 Michael Gordy  Clarkesville, GA+1F+172747073
T39 Mark Silvers  Savannah, GA+3F+369727575
T39 Jamie Arnold  Jacksonville Beach, FL+3F *+173707573
T39 Billy Stewart  Devon, PA+3F *+173707573
T39 Bryce Ledford  Ooltewah, TN+3F *-474757468
T43 Jarrod Barsamian  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL+4F+375727075
T43 David Suggs  Orlando, FL+4F *+275717274
T45 Michael Anthony  Albany, GA+5F *+374707475
T45 J.T. Kohut  Stockton, CA+5F *+175717473
T45 Brent Witcher  Atlanta, GA+5F *+173747373
T45 Ray Beaufils  Atlanta, GA+5F *+174747273
T45 James Bowen  Dawsonville, GA+5F *E74727572
T45 Trey Denton  Madison, MS+5F *E75747272
T51 Paul Brown  Hartsville, SC+6F *+170747773
T51 Alan Morin  Royal Palm Beach, FL+6F *E79717272
T51 Patton Kizzire  Auburn, AL+6F *-171767671
54 Glenn Northcutt  Dothan, AL+7F *+375747175
T55 Chris Thompson  Lawrence, KS+8F *+669767378
T55 Jeremy Kavanagh  United Kingdom+8F *+377727275
T55 Mark Leon  Canada+8F *+379736975
T55 C.D. Hockersmith  Richmond, IN+8F *+275727574
T59 Nathan Stamey  Canton, NC+10F *+573737577
T59 Garrett Chaussard  Chicago, IL+10F *+375707875
T61 Scott Tashie  Memphis, TN+11F *+577707577
T61 Derek Smith  Fayetteville, AR+11F *+475727676
63 Andy Choi  Orlando, FL+12F *E78777372
T64 Geoff Wood  Tampa, FL+13F *+675737578
T64 Andrew Suggs  Fayetteville, GA+13F *+573767577
66 Keith Dicciani  Palm Desert, CA+14F *+972787181
67 Abs Mawji  Tampa, FL+15F *+672767778
68 Bobby Collins  Palm Beach Gardens, FL+16F *-178758071
69 Britt Pavelonis  Harrisburg, IL+17F *+475767876
70 Bobby West  Watertown, SD+29F *+576848077
DQ Brett Munson  Evans, GA+1  73   
JWD Justin Smith  St. Paul, MN+3  7176  
JWD Jordan Payne  West Memphis, AR+7  7972  
JWD Patrick Lundy  Little River, SC+8  80   
JWD Anthony Aguilar  Arvada, CO+10  * 737677 
JWD Charles Zebeau  Cedartown, GA+15  * 788172 
JWD Rob Corcoran  Jensen Beach, FL+16  737881 
JWD Kevin Messer  Missouri City, TX+18  * 767484 
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The missing link: Advice from successful tour pros

By Phil BlackmarJanuary 20, 2018, 1:24 am

Today’s topic is significant in that it underscores the direction golf is headed, a direction that has me a little concerned.

Now, more than ever, it has become the norm for PGA Tour players to put together a team to assist in all aspects of their career. These teams can typically include the player’s swing coach, mental coach, manager, workout specialist, dietician, physical therapist, short-game guru, doctor, accountant, nanny and wife. Though it often concerns me the player may be missing out when others are making decisions for them, that is not the topic.

I want to talk about what most players seem to be inexplicably leaving off their teams.

One of the things that separates great players from the rest of the pack – other than talent – is the great player’s ability to routinely stay comfortable and play with focus and clarity in all situations. Though innate to many, this skill is trainable and can be learned. Don’t get too excited, the details of such a plan are too long and more suited for a book than the short confines of this article.

So, if that aspect of the game is so important, where is the representative on the player’s team who has stood on the 18th tee with everything on the line? Where is the representative on the team who has experienced, over and over, what the player will be experiencing? In other words, where is the successful former tour player on the team?

You look to tennis and many players have such a person on their team. These teacher/mentors include the likes of Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and Brad Gilbert. Why is it not the norm in golf?

Sure, a few players have sought out the advice of Jack Nicklaus, but he’s not part of a team. The teaching ranks also include some former players like Butch Harmon and a few others. But how many teams include a player who has contended in a major, let alone won one or more?

I’m not here to argue the value and knowledge of all the other coaches who make up a player’s team. But how can the value of a successful tour professional be overlooked? If I’m going to ask someone what I should do in various situations on the course, I would prefer to include the experienced knowledge of players who have been there themselves.

This leads me to the second part of today’s message. Is there a need for the professional players to mix with professional teachers to deliver the best and most comprehensive teaching philosophy to average players? I feel there is.

Most lessons are concerned with changing the student’s swing. Often, this is done with little regard for how it feels to the student because the teacher believes the information is correct and more important than the “feels” of the student. “Stick with it until it’s comfortable” is often the message. This directive methodology was put on Twitter for public consumption a short time back:

On the other hand, the professional player is an expert at making a score and understands the intangible side of the game. The intangible side says: “Mechanics cannot stand alone in making a good player.” The intangible side understands “people feel things differently”; ask Jim Furyk to swing like Dustin Johnson, or vice versa. This means something that looks good to us may not feel right to someone else.

The intangible side lets us know that mechanics and feels must walk together in order for the player to succeed. From Ben Hogan’s book:

“What I have learned I have learned by laborious trial and error, watching a good player do something that looked right to me, stumbling across something that felt right to me, experimenting with that something to see if it helped or hindered, adopting it if it helped, refining it sometimes, discarding it if it didn’t help, sometimes discarding it later if it proved undependable in competition, experimenting continually with new ideas and old ideas and all manner of variations until I arrived at a set of fundamentals that appeared to me to be right because they accomplished a very definite purpose, a set of fundamentals which proved to me they were right because they stood up and produced under all kinds of pressure.”

Hogan beautifully described the learning process that could develop the swings of great players like DJ, Furyk, Lee Trevino, Jordan Spieth, Nicklaus, etc.

Bob Toski is still teaching. Steve Elkington is helping to bring us the insight of Jackie Burke. Hal Sutton has a beautiful teaching facility outside of Houston. And so on. Just like mechanics and feels, it’s not either-or – the best message comes from both teachers and players.

Lately, it seems the scale has swung more to one side; let us not forget the value of insights brought to us by the players who have best mastered the game.

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Woods, Rahm, Rickie, J-Day headline Torrey field

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 20, 2018, 12:47 am

Tiger Woods is set to make his 2018 debut.

Woods is still part of the final field list for next week’s Farmers Insurance Open, the headliner of a tournament that includes defending champion Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

In all, 12 of the top 26 players in the world are teeing it up at Torrey Pines.

Though Woods has won eight times at Torrey Pines, he hasn’t broken 71 in his past seven rounds there and hasn’t played all four rounds since 2013, when he won. Last year he missed the cut after rounds of 76-72, then lasted just one round in Dubai before he withdrew with back spasms.

After a fourth back surgery, Woods didn’t return to competition until last month’s Hero World Challenge, where he tied for ninth. 

Woods has committed to play both the Farmers Insurance Open and next month's Genesis Open at Riviera, which benefits his foundation. 

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Even on 'off' day, Rahm shoots 67 at CareerBuilder

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 20, 2018, 12:36 am

Jon Rahm didn’t strike the ball as purely Friday as he did during his opening round at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

He still managed a 5-under 67 that put him just one shot off the lead heading into the weekend.

“I expected myself to go to the range (this morning) and keep flushing everything like I did yesterday,” said Rahm, who shot a career-low 62 at La Quinta on Thursday. “Everything was just a little bit off. It was just one of those days.”

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After going bogey-free on Thursday, Rahm mixed four birdies and two bogeys over his opening six holes. He managed to settle down around the turn, then made two birdies on his final three holes to move within one shot of Andrew Landry (65).

Rahm has missed only five greens through two rounds and sits at 15-under 129. 

The 23-year-old Spaniard won in Dubai to end the year and opened 2018 with a runner-up finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He needs a top-6 finish or better this week to supplant Jordan Spieth as the No. 2 player in the world.

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Landry stays hot, leads desert shootout at CareerBuilder

By Associated PressJanuary 20, 2018, 12:35 am

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Andrew Landry topped the crowded CareerBuilder Challenge leaderboard after another low-scoring day in the sunny Coachella Valley.

Landry shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday on PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course to reach 16 under. He opened with a 63 on Thursday at La Quinta Country Club.

''Wind was down again,'' Landry said. ''It's like a dome out here.''

Jon Rahm, the first-round leader after a 62 at La Quinta, was a stroke back. He had two early bogeys in a 67 on the Nicklaus layout.

''It's tough to come back because I feel like I expected myself to go to the range and keep just flushing everything like I did yesterday,'' Rahm said. ''Everything was just a little bit off.''

Jason Kokrak was 14 under after a 67 at Nicklaus. Two-time major champion Zach Johnson was 13 under along with Michael Kim and Martin Piller. Johnson had a 64 at Nicklaus.

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Landry, Rahm, Kokrak and Johnson will finish the rotation Saturday at PGA West's Stadium Course, also the site of the final round.

''You need to hit it a lot more accurate off the tee because being in the fairway is a lot more important,'' Rahm said about the Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course, a layout the former Arizona State player likened to the Dye-designed Karsten course on the school's campus. ''With the small greens, you have water in play. You need to be more precise. Clearly the hardest golf course.''

Landry pointed to the Saturday forecast.

''I think the wind's supposed to be up like 10 to 20 mph or something, so I know that golf course can get a little mean,'' Landry said. ''Especially, those last three or four holes.''

The 30-year-old former Arkansas player had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine. After winning his second Tour title last year, he had two top-10 finishes in October and November at the start the PGA Tour season.

''We're in a good spot right now,'' Landry said. ''I played two good rounds of golf, bogey-free both times, and it's just nice to be able to hit a lot of good quality shots and get rewarded when you're making good putts.''

Rahm had four birdies and the two bogeys on his first six holes. He short-sided himself in the left bunker on the par-3 12th for his first bogey of the week and three-putted the par-4 14th – pulling a 3-footer and loudly asking ''What?'' – to drop another stroke.

''A couple of those bad swings cost me,'' Rahm said.

The top-ranked player in the field at No. 3 in the world, Rahm made his first par of the day on the par-4 16th and followed with five more before birdieing the par-5 fourth. The 23-year-old Spaniard also birdied the par-5 seventh and par-3 eighth.

''I had close birdie putts over the last four holes and made two of them, so I think that kind of clicked,'' said Rahm, set to defend his title next week at Torrey Pines.

He has played the par 5s in 9 under with an eagle and seven birdies.

Johnson has taken a relaxed approach to the week, cutting his practice to two nine-hole rounds on the Stadium Course.

''I'm not saying that's why I'm playing well, but I took it really chill and the golf courses haven't changed,'' Johnson said. ''La Quinta's still really pure, right out in front of you, as is the Nicklaus.''

Playing partner Phil Mickelson followed his opening 70 at La Quinta with a 68 at Nicklaus to get to 6 under. The 47-year-old Hall of Famer is playing his first tournament of since late October.

''The scores obviously aren't what I want, but it's pretty close and I feel good about my game,'' Mickelson said. ''I feel like this is a great place to start the year and build a foundation for my game. It's easy to identify the strengths and weaknesses. My iron play has been poor relative to the standards that I have. My driving has been above average.''

Charlie Reiter, the Palm Desert High School senior playing on a sponsor exemption, had a 70 at Nicklaus to match Mickelson at 6 under. The Southern California recruit is playing his first PGA Tour event. He tied for 65th in the Australian Open in November in his first start in a professional tournament.