First Stage Pinehurst NC - Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 31, 2010, 5:53 pm
The top 23 and ties advanced to the second round of PGA Tour Q-school.
 Pos PlayerScoring To ParRounds
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1Drew Weaver  St Simons Island, GA-12F-166716871
2Stephen Gangluff  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL-11F-266726970
T3Charlie Waddell  Wilmette, IL-7F+168726873
T3Paul Woodbury  Lake City, SC-7F-170677371
T5Stephen Poole  Aiken, SC-5F-372727069
T5Phillip Mollica  Anderson, SC-5F-271707270
T7Eric Onesi  Bear, DE-4FE73687172
T7Adam Meyer  Westworth Village, TX-4F+471716676
T9Tyler Rody  Spartanburg, SC-3F-469737568
T9Will Strickler  Gainesville, FL-3F-176687071
T11Ben Martin  Greenwood, SC-2F-368747569
T11Andrew Ruthkoski  Muskegon, MI-2FE67737472
T13Andy Bare  West End, NC-1F-172717371
T13Chris McCartin  Arlington, VA-1FE71727272
T13Matt Hendrix  Greenville, SC-1F+170717373
T16David Sanchez  Pinehurst, NCEF+171697573
T16Jon Turcott  Cary, NCEFE69747372
T16Martin Ureta  Chapel Hill, NCEF+271697474
T19Chris Epperson  Hilton Head Island, SC+1FE73737172
T19Yohann Benson  Harmony, FL+1F+475687076
T21Brandon Crick  McCook, NE+2F-272757370
T21Alfredo Garcia-Heredia  Spain+2FE71767172
T21Jason Kokrak  Charlotte, NC+2F+471707376
T24Reed Darsie  Apex, NC+3F+176697373
T24Steve Cuzzort  Birmingham, MI+3F+272737274
T24Luke List  Ringgold, GA+3F+372727275
T27Jason Caron  Jupiter, FL+4FE70757572
T27Neil Johnson  River Falls, WI+4F+270787074
T27Derek Gillespie . Canada+4F+370757275
T27Chang Hong  Olney, MD+4F+374727175
31George Bryan  Chapin, SC+5F+374747075
T32Brad Fritsch  Holly Springs, NC+6F+377736975
T32Brad Benjamin  Rockford, IL+6F *E71737872
T32Kyle Gallo  Berlin, CT+6F *E76747272
T32Leif Olson  Scottsdale, AZ+6F *-172747771
T32Tyson Alexander  Gainesville, FL+6F+474727276
T37David May  Auburn, NY+7F *+274707774
T37Trae Ely  Charlotte, NC+7F+474766976
T37Oskar Bergman  Sweden+7F *+172747673
T37Juan Lizarralde  Coral Gables, FL+7F+476707376
T37Trent Leon  Dallas, TX+7F *+172757573
T37Clark Klaasen  Grand Rapids, MI+7F *E75747472
T43Jim Lemon  Madison, WI+8F *+373697975
T43Kevin Grady  Florence, SC+8F+671777078
T43Cameron Yancey  Blackstone, VA+8F *+274747474
T43Jay Woodson  Richmond, VA+8F *+174727773
T43Adam Gary  Bowling Green, KY+8F *E77737472
T43Kevin Foley  Somerville, NJ+8F+974736881
T49Nick Cassini  Edenton, NC+9F+571757477
T49Carlos Sainz  Carpentersville, IL+9F+670747578
T51Justin Walters  Raleigh, NC+10F *+672737578
T51Tyler Brewington  Orangeville, PA+10F *+377757175
T51Joe O'Brien  Minneapolis, MN+10F *E74787472
T54Adam Long  Lake St. Louis, MO+11F *+674727578
T54Josh Sandman  High Point, NC+11F *-177737871
56Joe Christianson  Scarsdale, NY+12F *+373797375
T57John Elliott  Westerley, RI+13F *+874717680
T57Will Mitchell  Canada+13F *E77777572
T59Brad Ward  East Lansing, MI+14F *+577747477
T59Harold Wallace  McDermott, OH+14F *+476757576
T59Ryan Lenahan  Grosse Pointe Shores, MI+14F *-382777469
62Dean Vomacka  Phoenix, AZ+15F *+375777675
63Dion Gonsalves  Miramar, FL+16F *+275777874
64Eddie Peckels  Pinehurst, NC+17F *+378827075
65Jamie Hall  Huntersville, NC+18F *+575748077
T66Grant Sturgeon  Louisville, KY+19F *+679757578
T66Brian Maurer  Richmond, IN+19F *+483747476
T68William Osborne  Fort Worth, TX+20F *+280777774
T68Tyler Dice  Chapel Hill, NC+20F *+174818073
70Joshua Clark  Simpsonville, SC+21F *+777787579
71Jason Anthony  Fairfield, CA+23F *+875758180
72Matt Schall  Williamsport, PA+24F *+1277787384
73Eric Shriver  Durham, NC+26F *+1277767784
74Jay Mills  Bonita Springs, FL+28F *+1475797686
WDScott Usher  Johns Island, SC+10  * 737677 
WDGreg Sweatt  Irmo, SC+14  * 747581 
WDBrian Lamberti  Granite Springs, NY+17  * 778076 
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Koepka (wrist) likely out until the Masters

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 9:08 pm

Defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka is expected to miss at least the next two months because of a torn tendon in his left wrist.

Koepka, who suffered a partially torn Extensor Carpi Ulnaris (ECU), is hoping to return in time for the Masters.

In a statement released by his management company, Koepka said that doctors are unsure when the injury occurred but that he first felt discomfort at the Hero World Challenge, where he finished last in the 18-man event. Playing through pain, he also finished last at the Tournament of Champions, after which he underwent a second MRI that revealed the tear.

Koepka is expected to miss the next eight to 12 weeks.

“I am frustrated that I will now not be able to play my intended schedule,” Koepka said. “But I am confident in my doctors and in the treatment they have prescribed, and I look forward to teeing it up at the Masters. … I look forward to a quick and successful recovery.”

Prior to the injury, Koepka won the Dunlop Phoenix and cracked the top 10 in the world ranking. 

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Cut Line: Color Rory unafraid of the Ryder Cup

By Rex HoggardJanuary 19, 2018, 7:09 pm

In this week’s edition, Rory McIlroy gets things rolling with some early Ryder Cup banter, Dustin Johnson changes his tune on a possible golf ball roll-back, and the PGA Tour rolls ahead with integrity training.

Made Cut

Paris or bust. Rory McIlroy, who made his 2018 debut this week on the European Tour, can be one of the game’s most affable athletes. He can also be pointed, particularly when discussing the Ryder Cup.

Asked this week in Abu Dhabi about the U.S. team, which won the last Ryder Cup and appears to be rejuvenated by a collection of new players, McIlroy didn’t disappoint.

“If you look at Hazeltine and how they set the course up – big, wide fairways, no rough, pins in the middle of greens – it wasn’t set up for the way the Europeans like to play,” McIlroy said. “I think Paris will be a completely different kettle of fish, so different.”

McIlroy has come by his confidence honestly, having won three of the four Ryder Cups he’s played, so it’s understandable if he doesn't feel like an underdog heaidng to Paris.

“The Americans have obviously been buoyant about their chances, but it’s never as easy as that,” he said. “The Ryder Cup is always close. It always comes down to a few key moments, and it will be no different in Paris. I think we’ll have a great team and it definitely won’t be as easy as they think it’s going to be.”

September can’t get here quick enough.

Mr. Spieth goes to Ponte Vedra Beach. The Tour announced this year’s player advisory council, the 16-member group that works with the circuit’s policy board to govern.

There were no real surprises to the PAC, but news that Jordan Spieth had been selected to run for council chair is interesting. Spieth, who is running against Billy Hurley III and would ascend to the policy board next year if he wins the election, served on the PAC last year and would make a fine addition to the policy board, but it is somewhat out of character for a marquee player.

In recent years, top players like Spieth have largely avoided the distractions that come with the PAC and policy board. Of course, we’ve also learned in recent years that Spieth is not your typical superstar.

Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF)

On second thought. In December at the Hero World Challenge, Dustin Johnson was asked about a possible golf ball roll-back, which has become an increasingly popular notion in recent years.

“I don't mind seeing every other professional sport. They play with one ball. All the pros play with the same ball,” he said in the Bahamas. “I think there should be some kind of an advantage for guys who work on hitting it far and getting that speed that's needed, so having a ball, like the same ball that everyone plays, there's going to be, you're going to have more of an advantage.”

The world No. 1 appeared to dial back that take this week in Abu Dhabi, telling BBC Sport, “It's not like we are dominating golf courses. When was the last time you saw someone make the game too easy?”

Maybe it didn’t feel that way, but DJ’s eight-stroke romp two weeks ago at the Sentry Tournament of Champions certainly looked pretty easy.

Long odds. I had a chance to watch the Tour’s 15-minute integrity training video that players have been required view and came away with a mixture of confusion and concern.

The majority of the video, which includes a Q&A element, focuses on how to avoid match fixing. Although the circuit has made it clear there is no indication of current match fixing, it’s obviously something to keep an eye on.

The other element that’s worth pointing out is that although the Tour may be taking the new program seriously, some players are not.

“My agent watched [the training video] for me,” said one Tour pro last week at the Sony Open.

Missed Cut

Groundhog Day. To be fair, no one expected Patton Kizzire and James Hahn to need six playoff holes to decide last week’s Sony Open, but the episode does show why variety is the spice of life.

After finishing 72 holes tied at 17 under, Kizzire and Hahn played the 18th hole again and again and again and again. In total, the duo played the par-5 closing hole at Waialae Country Club five times (including in regulation play) on Sunday.

It’s worth noting that the playoff finally ended with Kizzire’s par at the sixth extra hole, which was the par-3 17th. Waialae’s 18th is a fine golf hole, but in this case familiarity really did breed contempt.

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It was a common theme last Saturday on Oahu after an island-wide text alert was issued warning of an inbound ballistic missile and advising citizens to “seek immediate shelter.”

The alert turned out to be a mistake, someone pushed the wrong button during a shift change, but for many, like Peterson, it was a serious lesson in perspective.

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Watch: McIlroy gives Fleetwood a birthday cake

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 19, 2018, 2:58 pm

Tommy Fleetwood turned 27 on Friday. He celebrated with some good golf – a 4-under 68 in Abu Dhabi, leaving him only two shots back in his title defense – and a birthday cake, courtesy of Rory Mcllroy.

While giving a post-round interview, Fleetwood was surprised to see McIlroy approaching with a cake in hand.

“I actually baked this before we teed off,” McIlroy joked.

Fleetwood blew out the three candles – “three wishes!” – and offered McIlroy a slice.  

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DJ shoots 64 to surge up leaderboard in Abu Dhabi

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 1:48 pm

Dustin Johnson stood out among a star-studded three-ball that combined to shoot 18 under par with just one bogey Friday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Shaking off a sloppy first round at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Johnson matched the low round of the day with a 64 that put him within four shots of Thomas Pieters’ lead.

“I did everything really well,” Johnson said. “It was a pretty easy 64.”

Johnson made four bogeys during an even-par 72 on Thursday and needed a solid round Friday to make the cut. Before long, he was closer to the lead than the cut line, making birdie on three of the last four holes and setting the pace in a group that also included good rounds from Rory McIlroy (66) and Tommy Fleetwood (68).

“Everyone was hitting good shots,” McIlroy said. “That’s all we were seeing, and it’s nice when you play in a group like that. You feed off one another.” 

Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Coming off a blowout victory at Kapalua, Johnson is searching for his first regular European Tour title. He tied for second at this event a year ago.

Johnson’s second-round 64 equaled the low round of the day (Jorge Campillo and Branden Grace). 

“It was just really solid all day long,” Johnson said. “Hit a lot of great shots, had a lot of looks at birdies, which is what I need to do over the next two days if I want to have a chance to win on Sunday.”