PGA Tour Q-School first stage: Beaumont, Calif.

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 28, 2012, 2:00 pm

The first stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. The top 18 players and ties after four rounds will advance to the second stage.

   Pos  Player Scoring To Par Rounds Total
Total 1 2 3 4
1 Seong Lee -13 67 70 73 65 275
2 Andrew Yun -9 69 68 72 70 279
3 Garrett Sapp -8 68 73 72 67 280
4 Danny Wax -6 68 68 74 72 282
T5 Si Kim -5 73 66 74 70 283
T5 Ryan Hogue -5 67 69 76 71 283
T7 Seung-su Han -2 74 68 76 68 286
T7 Dae-Hyun Kim -2 73 68 76 69 286
T7 Brett Lederer -2 74 69 73 70 286
T7 Samuel Cyr -2 69 71 73 73 286
11 Marcus Both -1 70 71 74 72 287
T12 Lucas Lee E 71 72 74 71 288
T12 Michael McCabe E 70 70 72 76 288
T14 David McKenzie +1 69 69 78 73 289
T14 Dan Buchner +1 70 71 74 74 289
T14 Daniel Miernicki +1 74 68 72 75 289
T17 Shane Prante +2 73 69 76 72 290
T17 Tim Kunick +2 73 69 75 73 290
T17 Byron Smith +2 66 73 76 75 290
T20 Steve Lim +3 72 75 74 70 291
T20 Armando Favela +3 73 73 74 71 291
T20 Mitch Gillis +3 73 70 77 71 291
T20 Cory Renfrew +3 67 71 76 77 291
T24 J.J. Spaun +4 70 71 80 71 292
T24 Anthony Paolucci +4 72 70 77 73 292
T24 Jimmy Gunn +4 69 73 75 75 292
T24 Elliott Wainwright +4 69 71 76 76 292
T24 Chris Gilman +4 72 72 70 78 292
T29 Dohoon Kim +5 74 71 76 72 293
T29 Zenon Brown +5 71 74 76 72 293
T29 Austin Graham +5 73 68 78 74 293
T32 Daniel Woltman +6 68 75 76 75 294
T32 Manuel Inman +6 69 71 77 77 294
T34 Brian Kontak +7 69 74 78 74 295
T34 Kevin Starr +7 76 70 75 74 295
T34 Soon Sang Hong +7 72 72 76 75 295
T34 Christopher Cunningham +7 70 74 73 78 295
T38 Zeyu He +8 75 67 81 73 296
T38 Tain Lee +8 75 73 79 69 296
T40 Jason Cook +9 70 72 78 77 297
T40 Jason Kang +9 71 70 79 77 297
T40 Do An +9 70 71 78 78 297
T40 Jason Parajeckas +9 75 71 73 78 297
T40 Scott Petersen +9 73 72 78 74 297
T45 Jamie Marshall +10 70 70 80 78 298
T45 Ted Oh +10 72 72 79 75 298
T47 Patrick Duffy +11 72 76 73 78 299
T47 Hyun Ick Back +11 71 74 77 77 299
T47 Jonathon Krick +11 77 67 80 75 299
T47 Sejun Yoon +11 75 71 80 73 299
T51 John Kim +12 72 73 77 78 300
T51 Patrick Wilson +12 75 70 72 83 300
T51 Ronnald Monaco +12 75 75 79 71 300
54 Brett Cairns +13 70 73 82 76 301
T55 Ron Harvey +14 74 71 78 79 302
T55 Nicholas Ellis +14 75 72 77 78 302
T55 John Previte +14 73 74 80 75 302
T58 Ji Hwan Park +15 72 74 78 79 303
T58 Nick Obie +15 79 71 79 74 303
T60 Ryan Williams +16 72 72 81 79 304
T60 Stephen Bidne +16 73 77 79 75 304
T62 Zachary Vinal +17 75 72 82 76 305
T62 Derek Bohlen +17 76 73 83 73 305
64 Joon-Eob Son +18 73 77 76 80 306
65 Nathan Leonhardt +19 75 79 79 74 307
66 Craig Kanada +20 81 77 76 74 308
67 Jeff Lai +22 75 75 82 78 310
68 James Oh +23 79 73 82 77 311
69 Mitchell Fedorka +26 75 73 80 86 314
70 Kenny Kim +27 77 76 85 77 315
71 Andrew Martin +29 77 77 83 80 317
72 Tye Alexander +31 73 80 86 80 319
73 Eugene Choe +33 75 76 84 86 321
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WD Ben Ferguson            
WD Rick Kulacz            
WD David Oh            
DQ Tyler Hurst +5 77       77
NC Eduardo Kim +15 83 76     159
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Ortiz takes Web.com Tour clubhouse lead in Bahamas

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:19 am

Former Web.com Tour Player of the Year Carlos Ortiz shot a bogey-free, 4-under-par 68 Monday to take the clubhouse lead in The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Four other players - Lee McCoy, Brandon Matthews, Sung Jae Im and Mark Anderson - were still on the course and tied with Ortiz at 6-under 210 when third-round play was suspended by darkness at 5:32 p.m. local time. It is scheduled to resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Ortiz, a 26-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, is in search of his fourth Web.com Tour victory. In 2014, the former University of North Texas standout earned a three-win promotion on his way to being voted Web.com Tour Player of the Year.

McCoy, a 23-year-old from Dunedin, Fla., is looking to become the first player to earn medalist honors at Q-School and then win the opening event of the season.

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Randall's Rant: Can we please have some rivalries?

By Randall MellJanuary 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Memo to the golf gods:

If you haven’t finalized the fates of today’s stars for the new year, could we get you to deliver what the game has lacked for so long?

Can we get a real, honest-to-goodness rivalry?

It’s been more than two decades since the sport has been witness to one.

With world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week, an early-season showdown would percolate hope that this year might be all about rivalries.

It seems as if the stars are finally aligned to make up for our long drought of rivalries, of the recurring clashes you have so sparingly granted through the game’s history.

We’re blessed in a new era of plenty, with so many young stars blossoming, and with Tiger Woods offering hope he may be poised for a comeback. With Johnson, McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler among today’s dynamic cast, the possibility these titans will time their runs together on the back nine of Sundays in majors excites.

We haven’t seen a real rivalry since Greg Norman and Nick Faldo sparred in the late '80s and early '90s.

Woods vs. Phil Mickelson didn’t really count. While Lefty will be remembered for carving out a Hall of Fame career in the Tiger era, with 33 victories, 16 of them with Tiger in the field, five of them major championships, we get that Tiger had no rival, not in the most historic sense.


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Phil never reached No. 1, was never named PGA Tour Player of the Year, never won a money title and never dueled with Woods on Sunday on the back nine of a major with the title on the line.  Still, it doesn’t diminish his standing as the best player not named Tiger Woods over the last 20 years. It’s a feat so noteworthy it makes him one of the game’s all-time greats.

We’ve been waiting for an honest-to-goodness rivalry since Faldo and Norman took turns ruling at world No. 1 and dueling in big events, including the back nine of multiple majors. 

In the '70s, we had Nicklaus-Watson. In the '60s, it was Nicklaus-Palmer. In the '40s and '50s, it was Hogan, Snead and Nelson in a triumvirate mix, and in the '20s and '30s we had Hagen and Sarazen.

While dominance is the magic ingredient that can break a sport out of its niche, a dynamic rivalry is the next best elixir.

Dustin Johnson looks capable of dominating today’s game, but there’s so much proven major championship talent on his heels. It’s hard to imagine him consistently fending off all these challengers, but it’s the fending that would captivate us.

Johnson vs. McIlroy would be a fireworks show. So would Johnson vs. Thomas, or Thomas vs. Day or McIlroy vs. Rahm or Fowler vs. Koepka ... or any of those combinations.

Spieth is a wild card that intrigues.

While he’s not a short hitter, he isn’t the power player these other guys are, but his iron game, short game, putter and moxie combine to make him the most compelling challenger of all. His resolve, resilience and resourcefulness in the final round of his British Open victory at Royal Birkdale make him the most interesting amalgam of skill since Lee Trevino.

Woods vs. any of them? Well, if we get that, we promise never to ask for anything more.

So, if that cosmic calendar up there isn’t filled, how about it? How about a year of rivalries to remember?

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McIlroy: 2018 may be my busiest season ever

By Will GrayJanuary 15, 2018, 6:28 pm

With his return to competition just days away, Rory McIlroy believes that the 2018 season may be the most action packed of his pro career.

The 28-year-old has not teed it up since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in early October, a hiatus he will end at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It will be the start of a busy spring for the Ulsterman, who will also play next week in Dubai before a run of six PGA Tour events leading up to the Masters.

Speaking to the U.K.'s Telegraph, McIlroy confirmed that he will also make a return trip to the British Masters in October and plans to remain busy over the next 12 months.

"I might play more times this year than any before. I played 28 times in 2008 and I'm on track to beat that," McIlroy said. "I could get to 30 (events), depending on where I'm placed in the Race to Dubai. But I'll see."

McIlroy's ambitious plan comes in the wake of a frustrating 2017 campaign, when he injured his ribs in his first start and twice missed chunks of time in an effort to recover. He failed to win a worldwide event and finished the year ranked outside the top 10, both of which had not happened since 2008.

But having had more than three months to get his body and swing in shape, McIlroy is optimistic heading into the first of what he hopes will be eight starts in the 12 weeks before he drives down Magnolia Lane.

"I've worked hard on my short game and I'm probably feeling better with the putter than I ever have," McIlroy said. "I've had a lot of time to concentrate on everything and it all feels very good and a long way down the road."

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What's in the Bag: Sony Open winner Kizzire

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 15, 2018, 6:05 pm

Patton Kizzire earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning a six-hole playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Take a look inside his bag.

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft

Fairway Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Blue 95 TX shaft

Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees), with UST Mamiya AXIV Core 100 Hybrid shaft

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4), 718 CB (5-6), 718 MB (7-9), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: Titleist SM7 prototype (47, 52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x