First Stage PGA Tour Q-School Kingwood Texas - The Clubs of Kingwood

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 31, 2010, 10:05 pm
The top 23 and ties advanced to the second round of PGA Tour Q-school.
 Pos PlayerScoring To ParRounds
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1Dustin Garza  Mission, TX-11F-167697071
2Gabe Reynolds  Kyle, TX-10F+167667273
3David Roesch  Germantown, WI-6F-676697166
T4Andrew Lanahan  Jacksonville, FL-5F-273726870
T4Bobby Hutcherson  Memphis, TX-5F-271697370
T6Dawie Van der Walt  Beaumont, TX-4F-372707369
T6Charlie Soule  Longmont, CO-4F+268727074
T8Brett Bergeron  LaPlace, LA-2F-473747168
T8Nick Beach  Fayetteville, AR-2F-372687769
T8Pablo Acuna  Humble, TX-2F-175697171
T8Jeff Burns  San Antonio, TX-2FE73717072
T8Matt Fast  Phoenix, AZ-2F+366707575
T13Mark Walker  Hurst, TX-1F-370737569
T13Blake D. Trimble  Houston, TX-1FE68707772
T15Travis Reid  Las Cruces, NMEFE72747072
T15Daniel Fox  Kannapolis, NCEF+172697473
T15Fernando Figueroa  Chapel Hill, NCEF+168747373
T15Anthony Rodriguez  Spring Branch, TXEF+268697774
T15Jason Cuthbertson  Conway, AREF+269727374
T15Chad Ginn  Alexandria, LAEF+272677574
T15Dan McCarthy  Syracuse, NYEF+374706975
T15Jose Toledo  Humble, TXEF+465737476
T23Craig Cyr  Austin, TX+1F *-170717771
T23Craig Van Horn  Oklahoma City, OK+1F+172697573
T23Brandon Frankhouser  Conroe, TX+1F *-474747368
T23Dave Schultz  Fargo, ND+1F+272707374
T23Niclas Johansson  Sweden+1F+268737474
T23Jamie Amoretti  San Antonio, TX+1F+372677575
T23Corbin King  Round Rock, TX+1F+574667277
T30Matthew Rosenfeld  Plano, TX+3F+177697273
T30Bryan Novoa  San Antonio, TX+3F *E74727372
T30Creighton Honeck  Phoenix, AZ+3F *E73717572
T30George Bradford  Hyattsville, MO+3F *-172727671
T30Brett Callas  Houston, TX+3F *-372727869
T35Andrew Landry  Beaumont, TX+4F+275707374
T35K.C. Lim  San Antonio, TX+4F *+171727673
T35Derrick Bohannon  Jensen Beach, FL+4F+472717376
T35Jim Fitzpatrick  Palm Beach, FL+4F+469727576
T35Joe Greiner  Valencia, CA+4F *-171727871
T40Antonio Serna  Mexico+5F+372737375
T40Jeff Franks  Littleton, CO+5F *+274727374
T40Jeff Olson  Delaware, OH+5F *+173747373
T40Drew Laning  Little Rock, AR+5F+571757077
T40Devin Carrey . Canada+5F *-276707770
T45Greg Sonnier  Lake Charles, LA+6F+576726977
T45Jordan Krantz  Sun City West, AZ+6F *+276727274
T45Kenny Kim  Bellflower, CA+6F *E75737472
T45Jeffrey Burton  Scottsdale, AZ+6F *-275757470
T49David Schultz  Richardson, TX+7F *+573697677
T49Craig Lile  Dallas, TX+7F+575707377
T49Todd Rossetti  Plano, TX+7F *+173727773
T52Carel Ferreira  Kingwood, TX+8F+870697780
T52Christopher Walling  Baton Rouge, LA+8F *+375727475
T52Daniel Barbetti  Argentina+8F *+279677674
T52Paul Cormack  Davenport, FL+8F *-172817271
T56Oscar Alvarez  Weston, FL+9F *+668747778
T56Kyle Hammond  Windermere, FL+9F *-175737871
58Mark Stevens  Concord, NH+10F *+279717474
59Jeff James  La Place, LA+11F *-177767571
T60Ryan Brehm  East Lansing, MI+12F *+372767775
T60Brian Noonan  Dallas, TX+12F *-172797871
62Lance Combrink  The Woodlands, TX+14F *+481747176
T63Tyler Brown  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL+15F *+674777478
T63Chad Saladin  Rolla, MO+15F *-181727971
65Pierre Relecom  Belgium+16F *+771757979
66Tom Gempel  Parker, CO+24F *+579768077
T67Cole Moreland  Austin, TX+28F *+879748380
T67Michael Shonk  Columbus, OH+28F *+784728179
69Marc Mazza  Lake Park, FL+30F *+278798774
WDSimon Walsh  Tampa, FL+3  7572  
WDJason Thompson  Phoenix, AZ+13  727681 
WDZeke Reyna  Weslaco, TX+13  767380 
WDBrent McCullough  Australia+13  767578 
WDDoug Manchester  La Jolla, CA+17  8279  
WDBronson Burgoon  The Woodlands, TX       

Piller pregnant, no timetable for LPGA return

By Randall MellNovember 22, 2017, 4:22 pm

Gerina Piller, the American Olympian golfer and three-time Solheim Cup veteran, is pregnant and will not be rejoining the LPGA when the 2018 season opens, the New York Times reported following the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

Piller, 32, who is married to PGA Tour pro Martin Piller, is due with the couple’s first child in May, Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz reported.

Piller declined an interview request when sought comment going into the CME Group Tour Championship.

Piller told the New York Times she has no timetable for her return but that she isn’t done with competitive golf.

“I’m not just giving everything up,” Piller said.

As parity reigns, LPGA searching for a superstar

By Randall MellNovember 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

Apologies to the LPGA’s golden eras, but women’s golf has never been deeper.

With the game going global, with the unrelenting wave of Asian talent continuing to slam the tour’s shores, with Thailand and China promising to add to what South Korea is delivering, it’s more difficult than ever to win.

That’s a beautiful and perplexing thing for the women’s game.

That’s because it is more difficult than ever to dominate.

And that’s a magic word in golf.

There is no more powerful elixir in the sport.

Domination gets you on the cover of Sports Illustrated, on ESPN SportsCenter, maybe even on NBC Nightly News if the “D” in domination is dynamic enough.

The women’s best chance of moving their sport to another stratosphere is riding the back of a superstar.

Or maybe a pair of superstar rivals.

Photos: 2017 LPGA winners gallery

A constellation of stars may be great for the devoted regular supporters of the women’s game, but it will take a charismatic superstar to make casual fans care.

The LPGA needs a Serena Williams.

Or the reincarnation of Babe Zaharias.

For those of us who regularly follow the LPGA, this constellation of stars makes for compelling stories, a variety of scripting to feature.

The reality, however, is that it takes one colossal story told over and over again to burst out of a sports niche.

The late, great CBS sports director Frank Chirkinian knew what he had sitting in a TV production truck the first time he saw one of his cameras bring a certain young star into focus at the Masters.

It’s this player coming up over the brow of the hill at the 15th hole to play his second shot,” Chirkinian once told me over lunch at a golf course he owned in South Florida.  “He studies his shot, then flips his cigarette, hitches up his trousers and takes this mighty swipe and knocks the shot on the green. It was my first experience with Arnold Palmer, and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, who is this guy?’

“The thing about golf, more than any other sport, it’s always looking for a star. It’s the only sport where people will root against the underdog. They don’t want the stars to lose. They’re OK with some unknown rising up to be the story on Thursday or Friday, but they always want to see the stars win.”

And they go gaga when it’s one star so radiant that he or she dominates attention.

“It didn’t matter if Arnold was leading, or where he was, you had to show him,” Chirkinian said. “You never knew when he might do something spectacular.”

The LPGA is in a healthy place again, with a big upside globally, with so much emerging talent sharing the spotlight.

Take Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship.

The back nine started with Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie making the turn tied for the lead. There is no more powerful pairing to sell in the women’s game today, but there would be no duel. It would have been too far off script as the final chapter to this season.

Parity was the story this year.

Sunday in Naples started with 18 players within two shots of the lead.

Entering that back nine, almost a dozen players were in the mix, including Ariya Jutanugarn.

The day ended with Jutanugarn beating Thompson with a dramatic birdie-birdie finish after Thompson stunned viewers missing a 2-foot putt for par at the last.

The day encapsulated the expanding LPGA universe.

“I’ve never seen such crazy, brilliant golf from these ladies,” said Gary Gilchrist, who coaches Jutanugarn, Lydia Ko and Rolex world No. 1 Shanshan Feng. “It was unbelievable out there. It was just like birdie after birdie after birdie, and the scoreboard went up and down. And that’s why it’s so hard to be No. 1 on this tour. There’s not one person who can peak. It’s all of them at a phenomenal level of golf.”

If Thompson had made that last 2-footer and gone on to win the CME, she would have become the sixth different world No. 1 this year. Before this year, there had never been more than three different No. 1s in a single LPGA season.

Parity was the theme from the year’s start.

There were 15 different winners to open the season, something that hadn’t happened in 26 years. There were five different major championship winners.

This year’s Rolex Player of the Year Award was presented Sunday to So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park. It’s the first time the award has been shared since its inception in 1966.

Thompson won twice this year, with six second-place finishes, with three of those playoff losses, one of them in a major championship. She was close to putting together a spectacular year. She was close to dominating and maybe becoming the tour’s one true rock star.

Ultimately, Thompson showed us how hard that is to do now.

She’s in a constellation we’re all watching, to see if maybe one star breaks out, somebody able to take the game into living rooms it has never been, to a level of popularity it’s never been.

The game won’t get there with another golden era. It will get there with a golden player.

Love's hip surgery a success; eyes Florida swing return

By Rex HoggardNovember 22, 2017, 3:31 pm

Within hours of having hip replacement surgery on Tuesday Davis Love III was back doing what he does best – keeping busy.

“I’ve been up and walking, cheated in the night and stood up by the bed, but I’m cruising around my room,” he laughed early Wednesday from Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., where he underwent surgery to replace his left hip. “[Dr. James Flanagan, who performed the surgery] wants me up. They don’t want me sitting for more than an hour.”

Love, 53, planned to begin more intensive therapy and rehabilitation on Wednesday and is scheduled to be released from the hospital later this afternoon.

According to Love’s doctors, there were no complications during the surgery and his recovery time is estimated around three to four months.

Love, who was initially hesitant to have the surgery, said he can start putting almost immediately and should be able to start hitting wedges in a few weeks.

Dr. Tom Boers – a physical therapist at the Hughston Orthopedic Clinic in Columbus, Ga., who has treated Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman and Brad Faxon – will oversee Love’s recovery and ultimately decide when he’s ready to resume normal golf activity.

“He understands motion and gait and swing speeds that people really don’t understand. He’s had all of us in there studying us,” Love said. “So we’ll see him in a couple of weeks and slowly get into the swing part of it.”

Although Love said he plans to temper his expectations for this most recent recovery, his goal is to be ready to play by the Florida swing next March.

Vegas lists Woods at 20-1 to win a major in 2018

By Will GrayNovember 22, 2017, 12:53 pm

He hasn't hit a competitive shot in nearly a year, but that hasn't stopped one Las Vegas outlet from listing Tiger Woods among the favorites to win a major in 2018.

The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook published betting odds this week on dozens of players to win any of the four majors next year. Leading the pack were Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth at 3/2, with Rory McIlroy next. But not far behind was Woods, who has been sidelined since February because of a back injury but was listed at 20/1.

Woods will make his much-anticipated return next week at the Hero World Challenge, and next month he will turn 42. Next summer will mark the 10-year anniversary of his last major championship victory, a sudden-death playoff win over Rocco Mediate at the 2008 U.S. Open.

Here's a look at the odds for several marquee players on winning any of the four biggest events in golf next year:

3/2: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth

5/2: Rory McIlroy

7/2: Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day

9/2: Justin Rose

5/1: Brooks Koepka

15/2: Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey

10/1: Adam Scott

12/1: Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Marc Leishman, Thomas Pieters, Patrick Reed

15/1: Daniel Berger, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Patrick Cantlay, Branden Grace, Kevin Kisner, Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen, Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson

20/1: Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Tony Finau, Martin Kaymer

25/1: Ryan Moore, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Lee Westwood, Jimmy Walker, Kevin Chappell, Bryson DeChambeau, Bill Haas, Jason Dufner, Charley Hoffman

30/1: Pat Perez, Gary Woodland, Bernd Wiesberger, Brian Harman, Padraig Harrington, Emiliano Grillo, Ross Fisher, Si Woo Kim, J.B. Holmes