PGA Tour Q-School first stage: Kingwood, Texas

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 27, 2012, 2:00 pm

The first stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at Deerwood Golf Club in Kingwood, Texas. The top 19 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 Patrick Reed -17 69 63 65 74 271
2 Robby Ormand -16 67 70 67 68 272
3 Oscar Serna -15 70 68 64 71 273
T4 Bill Allcorn -11 68 71 68 70 277
T4 Bronson Burgoon -11 71 72 64 70 277
T4 Ryan Baca -11 68 68 69 72 277
T4 Rikard Karlberg -11 65 67 69 76 277
8 Nick Rousey -10 69 73 67 69 278
9 M.J. Daffue -9 72 69 68 70 279
T10 Hampton Ballard -8 72 67 73 68 280
T10 Tom Moore -8 67 67 71 75 280
T10 Jerry Richardson -8 68 69 69 74 280
T10 Sean Dale -8 69 67 69 75 280
14 Paul Cormack -6 68 71 70 73 282
T15 Brian Duncan -5 70 69 72 72 283
T15 James Sacheck -5 68 71 70 74 283
T17 Scott Weatherly -4 70 68 73 73 284
T17 Jun Lee -4 71 68 69 76 284
T17 Michael Whitehead -4 67 70 71 76 284
T17 Pope Spruiell -4 66 71 70 77 284
T21 Will Griffin -3 71 71 71 72 285
T21 Andrew Marshall -3 69 72 71 73 285
T23 Blake Trimble -2 73 76 65 72 286
T23 Devin Carrey -2 74 68 71 73 286
T23 Michael Smith -2 72 73 68 73 286
T23 Travis Woolf -2 71 72 70 73 286
T23 Bryan Novoa -2 70 70 68 78 286
T28 Roger Furrer -1 76 69 70 72 287
T28 Ethan Tracy -1 68 74 67 78 287
T30 Joshua Creel E 71 73 70 74 288
T30 Drew Laning E 71 71 71 75 288
T32 Cameron Bishop +1 73 74 69 73 289
T32 Richard Terga +1 71 71 71 76 289
T32 Cedric Scotto +1 73 67 70 79 289
T35 Trevor Sauntry +2 70 72 76 72 290
T35 Andrew Landry +2 75 67 70 78 290
T35 Scott Stiles +2 75 72 72 71 290
T38 Gibby Martens +3 76 70 69 76 291
T38 Steven Lecuyer +3 73 73 69 76 291
T38 Mike Mezei +3 72 72 72 75 291
T38 Zeke Reyna +3 73 71 69 78 291
T38 Casey Clendenon +3 72 71 70 78 291
T38 Kyle Ellis +3 74 74 70 73 291
T44 Yeon Jin Jeong +4 69 70 75 78 292
T44 Jose Toledo +4 73 71 71 77 292
T44 Eric Shriver +4 69 73 74 76 292
T44 Dylan Frittelli +4 75 72 69 76 292
T44 Herbert Day +4 70 73 74 75 292
T44 Mike Lavery +4 71 75 71 75 292
T44 Carel Ferreira +4 74 72 71 75 292
T44 Pablo Acuna +4 69 68 75 80 292
T44 Matthew Eschenburg +4 75 72 72 73 292
T44 Colby Myers +4 76 73 74 69 292
T54 Kelvin Day +5 73 72 73 75 293
T54 David Miller +5 71 77 70 75 293
T56 Garrett Driver +6 71 72 71 80 294
T56 Greg Sonnier +6 77 70 69 78 294
T56 Tyler Sheppard +6 74 70 77 73 294
T59 Brandon Askew +7 80 69 70 76 295
T59 Jason Allred +7 74 72 74 75 295
61 Marc Bussieres +8 70 72 74 80 296
T62 Matt Boyd +9 74 73 73 77 297
T62 Daniel McGurk +9 79 73 70 75 297
64 Steve Pleis +11 73 72 75 79 299
T65 C.J. Gatto +12 66 77 77 80 300
T65 Bryant Lach +12 70 75 75 80 300
T65 Ty Capps +12 73 76 72 79 300
T65 Andrew Parr +12 75 73 75 77 300
T65 Peter Campbell +12 72 77 76 75 300
70 Charlie Woo +13 71 77 70 83 301
71 Chris Walling +14 74 77 77 74 302
T72 David Schultz +16 73 76 73 82 304
T72 Brandon Knaub +16 79 78 69 78 304
T74 John Kelly +17 75 79 76 75 305
T74 Jared Kobren +17 81 76 73 75 305
76 Seth Dufrene +18 72 77 79 78 306
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WD John Kimbell            
DQ Pablo Martin +6 77 72 73   222
JWD Victor Dubuisson -6 68 70     138

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.

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Awards season: Handing out the 2017 Rexys

By Rex HoggardDecember 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

After careful consideration and an exhaustive review of 2017 we present The Rexys, a wildly incomplete and arbitrary line up following one of the most eventful years in golf.

 There will be omissions – just keep your calls, concerns and even e-mails to yourself. We appreciate your patronage, but not your feedback.



It’s Not You, It’s Me Award. You know the deal: You can’t be a part of two until you’re a better one; but on this front it’s really just a desire to find a better two.

It was a tough year for caddies, and not just any caddies. In June, Phil Mickelson split with longtime bagman Jim “Bones” Mackay. Both player and caddie cited the need for “change,” but the move reverberated throughout the game.

“The fairytale is over,” mused one caddie when told of the high-profile split.

In the wake of the Lefty/Bones break, Rory McIlroy split with his caddie J.P Fitzgerald, and Jason Day replaced looper/swing coach Colin Swatton on his bag. It all proves yet again that there are only two kinds of caddies, those who have been fired and those who are about to be fired.



Run for the Rose Cup. Sergio Garcia got the green jacket, a lifetime exemption to the game’s most coveted member-member and a long-awaited major, but Justin Rose took home the slightly less prestigious “Rose Cup.”

Following a frenzied afternoon at Augusta National in April, Rose lost to Garcia on the first playoff hole, but he won so much more with his honesty and class.

“You're going to win majors and you're going to lose majors, but you've got to be willing to lose them,” Rose figured following the final round. “You've got to put yourself out there. You've got to hit the top of the leaderboard. There's a lot of pressure out there and if you're not willing to enjoy it, then you're not ready to win these tournaments. I loved it out there.”

Few have made losing look so dignified and fewer still are as easy to root for.



Half-Empty Cup. It was the perfect setting, with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and the promise of the Tristate masses descending on this fall’s Presidents Cup.

If only all those rowdy New Yorkers had something to cheer.

For the sixth time in the last seven matches, the U.S. team rolled to a victory of at least three points. This particular edition was even in danger of ending on Saturday afternoon thanks to a particularly dominant performance by a young American squad led by Steve Stricker.

Officials spoke of the purity of the competition and the attention the ’17 cup generated, but however you spin the 19-11 rout, this cup is half empty.



Enigma Award. The actual hardware is simply an oversized question mark and was sent directly to Tiger Woods’ South Florida compound following the most curious of seasons.

While it’s become customary in recent years to consider the uncertain path that awaits the 14-time major winner, this most recent calendar brought an entirely new collection of questions following fusion surgery on his lower back in April, his arrest for DUI on Memorial Day and, finally, a glimmer of hope born from his tie for ninth at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month.

When will he play again? Can he compete against the current generation of world-beaters? Can his body withstand the rigors of a full PGA Tour schedule? Should Jim Furyk make him a captain’s pick now or wait to see if he should be driving a vice captain’s golf cart instead?

Little is certain when it comes to Woods, and the over-sized question mark goes to ... the guy in red and black.



After Further Review Chalice. In April, Lexi Thompson endured a heartbreaking loss at the ANA Inspiration, the byproduct of a surreal ruling that arrived a day late via a viewer e-mail and cost the would-be winner a major championship.

The entire event was so unsavory that the USGA and R&A made not one but two alterations to the rules and created a “working group” to avoid similar snafus in the future.

That working group – it turns out the U.S. Ryder Cup team has some sort of copyright on “task force” – initially issued a decision that introduced a “reasonable judgment” and a “naked eye” standard to video reviews, and last week the rule makers kept the changes coming.

The new protocols on video review will now include an official to monitor tournament broadcasts and ended the practice of allowing fans to call in, or in this case e-mail, possible infractions to officials. The USGA and R&A also eliminated the two-stroke penalty for players who sign incorrect scorecards when the player is unaware of the penalty.

While all this might be a step in the right direction, it does nothing to change Thompson’s fate. The AFR Chalice won’t change the harsh reality, but at least it will serve as a reminder of how she helped altered the rulemaking landscape.



Nothing Runs Like a Deere Award. Nothing gets fans fired up like officials turning fields of fescue rough into hay on the eve of a major championship, and the USGA’s decision to do some 11th-hour trimming at Erin Hills in June certainly caught many by surprise.

Officials said the nip/tuck on four holes was in reaction to a particularly foreboding forecast that never materialized, and the maintenance drew the ire of some players.

“We have 60 yards from left line to right line,” Rory McIlroy said. “You’ve got 156 of the best players in the world here; if we can’t hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home.”

The record low scoring at the U.S. Open – winner Brooks Koepka finished with a 16-under total – didn’t help ease the fervor and had some questioning whether the softer side of the USGA has gone a bit too far?

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Podcast: Daly takes big pride in 'Little John'

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 14, 2017, 5:28 pm

John Daly is a two-time major champion, but the newest trophy in his household belongs to someone else.

That’s because Daly’s son, 14-year-old Little John “LJ” Daly, rallied to capture an IJGT junior golf event over the weekend. The younger Daly birdied the first extra hole to win a five-person playoff at Harbour Town Golf Links, site of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.

Daly recently sat down for a Golf Channel podcast to describe what it’s like to cheer for his son and PNC Father-Son Challenge partner, share the unique challenge presented by the upcoming Diamond Resorts Invitational and reflect on some of the notable highs of a career that has now spanned more than 25 years.

Sneds starts slowly in Masters invite bid

By Will GrayDecember 14, 2017, 4:22 pm

Brandt Snedeker flew halfway around the world in search of a Masters invite, but after one round of the Indonesian Masters it appears he'll likely return home empty-handed.

Snedeker made only two birdies during his opening round in Indonesia, shooting an even-par 72 that left him in a tie for 77th and 10 shots behind leader Justin Rose. This is the final OWGR-rated event of 2017, and as a result it has drawn several notable entrants, including Snedeker, who hope to crack the top 50 in the world rankings by year's end to secure a trip to Augusta National.


Full-field scores from the Indonesian Masters


Snedeker started the year ranked No. 28, but after missing five months because of injury he entered the week ranked No. 51 and is projected to slip even further by the end of the month. As a result, he likely needs a top-3 finish in order to secure a return to the Masters, which he has missed only once since 2007.

World No. 55 Dylan Frittelli also struggled, shooting a 4-over 76 in the opening round, while No. 56 Kiradech Aphibarnrat is tied for 14th at 4 under. Yusaku Miyazato, currently 58th in the world, is tied for ninth and five shots behind Rose.

Should Snedeker and the other hopefuls fail to crack the top 50 by the end of the year, two paths to the Masters remain: win a full-point event on the PGA Tour in early 2018 or be inside the top 50 in the world rankings when the final cutoff is made on March 25.