Second-Round Senior PGA Championship Scores

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 25, 2001, 4:00 pm
Jim Thorpe 67-69--136 8-under
Bob Gilder 68-69--137 7-under
Bruce Fleisher 70-69--139 5-under
Allen Doyle 70-70--140 4-under
Dana Quigley 70-71--141 3-under
Tom Watson 72-69--141
Stewart Ginn 73-68--141
Howard Twitty 71-70--141
Bruce Summerhays 73-69--142 2-under
Bill Brask 72-71--143 1-under
Gary Player 70-73--143
Jack Nicklaus 68-75--143
Bob Murphy 71-72--143
Hale Irwin 69-75--144 Even
Larry Nelson 68-76--144
Doug Tewell 70-75--145 1-over
Frank Conner 71-74--145
Michael Zinni 72-73--145
Vicente Fernandez 71-74--145
Seiji Ebihara 74-71--145
Bill Schumaker 71-75--146 2-over
Hugh Baiocchi 74-72--146
Lee Trevino 74-72--146
Walter Hall 73-73--146
Terry Dill 73-73--146
Walt Morgan 71-75--146
John Grace 72-74--146
Tom Wargo 71-75--146
Dale Douglass 71-75--146
Jerry Tucker 72-74--146
Ed Brooks 70-77--147 3-over
Fred Gibson 73-74--147
John Bland 74-73--147
Jim Dent 71-76--147
Rocky Thompson 72-75--147
Jim Colbert 69-78--147
Ken Peyre-Ferry 76-71--147
John Schroeder 74-73--147
John Jacobs 72-75--147
Jose Priscilo Diniz 73-74--147
Isao Aoki 71-76--147
Dave Eichelberger 75-72--147
DeWitt Weaver 73-74--147
Roy Vucinich 71-77--148 4-over
Pete Oakley 75-73--148
Doug Johnson 69-79--148
Al Geiberger 72-76--148
Joe Inman 74-74--148
Lanny Wadkins 73-75--148
Hubert Green 73-75--148
Rodger Davis 75-73--148
Jim Holtgrieve 75-73--148
Mark Hayes 72-76--148
Ed Dougherty 71-77--148
Bob Charles 75-73--148
Terry Mauney 74-75--149 5-over
Ray Floyd 79-70--149
Jose Maria Canizares 74-75--149
Ian Stanley 72-77--149
Lon Hinkle 76-73--149
Dave Stockton 72-77--149
Tom Kite 72-77--149
Jim Ahern 74-75--149
Paul Parajeckas 74-75--149
David Oakley 73-76--149
Steve Stull 74-75--149
Roger Kennedy 77-72--149
John Calabria 78-72--150 6-over
Barry Jaeckel 74-76--150
Jim Barker 74-76--150
Bobby Cole 72-78--150
Graham Marsh 76-74--150
Larry Ziegler 73-77--150
Dick McClean 75-75--150
Pete Nilles 73-77--150
Simon Owen 74-76--150
Mike McCullough 73-77--150
Jim Albus 76-74--150
Tom Jenkins 75-75--150
Missed the cut
Barry Vivian 74-77--151 7-over
Bill Holstead 72-79--151
Bob Duval 77-74--151
Miller Barber 74-77--151
Jerry Bruner 74-77--151
Jim White 76-76--152 8-over
Tommy Price 79-73--152
Rod Murray 72-80--152
Noel Ratcliffe 76-76--152
George Burns 74-78--152
Steve Veriato 77-75--152
Peter Famiano 75-77--152
Mike Smith 74-78--152
Tommy Aaron 75-77--152
David Graham 76-76--152
Katsunari Takahashi 72-80--152
Andy North 77-75--152
Pat O'Brien 80-73--153 9-over
Rex Caldwell 76-77--153
Bob Ralston 78-75--153
Gary Lindeblad 74-79--153
Benny Passons 75-78--153
Mike Kallam 79-74--153
David Huish 73-80--153
Yukio Noguchi 76-77--153
James Masserio 77-76--153
Bernard Gallacher 77-76--153
Larry Ringer 75-78--153
Ed Sabo 75-79--154 10-over
Leonard Thompson 76-78--154
Walter Zembriski 75-79--154
Gary Groh 76-78--154
Babe Hiskey 76-78--154
Bob Zimmerman 78-76--154
Ted Goin 75-79--154
Jesse Patino 79-75--154
Arnold Palmer 71-83--154
Denis O'Sullivan 77-78--155 11-over
Drue Johnson 79-76--155
Chuck Milne 76-79--155
Charlie Krenkel 79-77--156 12-over
Dick Lotz 83-73--156
Bob Dickson 79-77--156
Wes Smith 77-79--156
Bob Eastwood 77-79--156
Bob Wynn 77-79--156
Joe Jimenez 81-76--157 13-over
Tony Peterson 79-79--158 14-over
Fujio Kobayashi 76-82--158
Doug Sanders 81-77--158
Bob Betley 77-81--158
Kurt Cox 77-81--158
Hank Woodrome 81-77--158
Al Krueger 78-80--158
Tom McGinnis 77-81--158
Larry Mowry 78-80--158
Gary Wintz 81-78--159 15-over
Steve Benson 78-81--159
John Traub 79-80--159
Marion Heck 81-78--159
Paul Reed 80-80--160 16-over
Joe Huber 78-83--161 17-over
Larry King 78-85--163 19-over
Lee Elder 84-89--173 29-over
Tommy Horton 77--DQ

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 5, Sergio Garcia

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 1:00 pm

This was the year it finally happened for Sergio Garcia.

The one-time teen phenom, known for years as “El Nino,” entered the Masters as he had dozens of majors beforehand – shouldered with the burden of being the best player without a major.

Garcia was 0-for-72 driving down Magnolia Lane in April, but after a thrilling final round and sudden-death victory over Justin Rose, the Spaniard at long last captured his elusive first major title.

The expectation for years was that Garcia might land his white whale on a British links course, or perhaps at a U.S. Open where his elite ball-striking might shine. Instead it was on the storied back nine at Augusta National that he came alive, chasing down Rose thanks in part to a memorable approach on No. 15 that hit the pin and led to an eagle.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

A green jacket was only the start of a transformative year for Garcia, 37, who heaped credit for his win on his then-fiancee, Angela Akins. The two were married in July, and months later the couple announced that they were expecting their first child to arrive just ahead of Garcia’s return to Augusta, where he'll host his first champions’ dinner.

And while players often cling to the notion that a major win won’t intrinsically change them, there was a noticeable difference in Garcia over the summer months. The weight of expectation, conscious or otherwise, seemed to lift almost instantly. Like other recent Masters champs, he took the green jacket on a worldwide tour, with stops at Wimbledon and a soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The player who burst onto the scene as a baby-faced upstart is now a grizzled veteran with nearly two decades of pro golf behind him. While the changes this year occurred both on and off the course, 2017 will always be remembered as the year when Garcia finally, improbably, earned the title of major champion.

Masters victory

Article: Garcia defeats Rose to win Masters playoff

Article: Finally at peace: Garcia makes major breakthrough

Article: Garcia redeems career, creates new narrative

Video: See the putt that made Sergio a major champ

Green jacket tour

Article: Take a look at Sergio's crazy, hectic media tour

Article: Garcia with fiancée, green jacket at Wimbledon

Article: Watch: Garcia kicks off El Clasico in green jacket

Man of the people

Article: SERGIO! Garcia finally gets patrons on his side

Article: Fan finally caddies for Sergio after asking 206 times

Article: Sergio donates money for Texas flood relief

Article: Connelly, Garcia paired years after photo together

Ace at 17th at Sawgrass

Growing family

Article: Sergio, Angela get married; Kenny G plays reception

Article: Garcia, wife expecting first child in March 2018

Departure from TaylorMade

Article: Masters champ Garcia splits with TaylorMade

Squashed beef with Paddy

Article: Harrington: Garcia was a 'sore loser'

Article: Sergio, Padraig had 'great talk,' are 'fine'

Victory at Valderrama

Article: Garcia gets first win since Masters at Valderrama

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 12:30 pm
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Montana parents can't watch kids play high school golf

By Grill Room TeamDecember 11, 2017, 9:47 pm

Well, this is a one new one.

According to a report from KTVQ in Montana, this line in the Montana State High School Association rule book all but forbids spectators from observing high school golf in that state:

“No spectators/fans are allowed on the course except for certain locations as designated by the tournament manager and club professional.”

Part of the issue, according to the report, is that most courses don't bother to designate those "certain locations" leaving parents unable to watch their kids compete.

“If you tell a parent that they can’t watch their kid play in the Thanksgiving Day football game, they would riot,” Chris Kelley, a high school golf parent, told KTVQ.

The report lists illegal outside coaching as one of the rule's chief motivations, but Montana State women's golf coach Brittany Basye doesn't quite buy that.

“I can go to a softball game and I can sit right behind the pitcher. I can make hand signals,” she is quoted in the report. “I can yell out names. I can do the same thing on a softball field that might affect that kid. Football games we can yell as loud as we want when someone is making a pass or a catch.”

The MHSA has argued that unlike other sports that are played in a confined area, the sprawling nature of a golf course would make it difficult to hire enough marshals to keep unruly spectators in check.

Meanwhile, there's a lawyer quoted in the report claiming this is some kind of civil rights issue.

Worth note, Montana is one of only two states that doesn't allow spectators on the course. The other state, Alaska, does not offer high school golf.

PGA Tour suspends Hensby for anti-doping violation

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 11, 2017, 8:02 pm

Mark Hensby has been suspended for one year by the PGA Tour for violating the Tour’s anti-doping policy by failing to provide a sample after notification.

The Tour made the announcement Monday, reporting that Hensby will be eligible to return on Oct. 26, 2018.

The statement reads:

The PGA Tour announced today that Mark Hensby has violated the Tour Anti-Doping Policy for failing to provide a drug testing sample after notification and has been suspended for a period of one year. He will be eligible to return on Oct. 26, 2018.

Hensby, 46, won the John Deere Classic in 2004. He played the Tour this past year, playing just 14 events. He finished 142nd on the money list. He once ranked among the top 30 in the Official World Golf Ranking but ranks No. 1,623 today.

The Sunshine Tour recently suspended player Etienne Bond for one year for failing a drug test. Players previously suspended by the PGA Tour for violating the anti-doping policy include Scott Stallings and Doug Barron.

The PGA Tour implemented revisions to its anti-doping program with the start of the 2017-18 season. The revisions include blood testing and the supplementation of the Tour’s prohibited list to include all of the substances and methods on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list. As part of this season’s revisions, the Tour announced it would also begin reporting suspensions due to recreational drug use.

The Tour said it would not issue further comment on Hensby's suspension.