PGA Tour Q-School first stage: Lewisville, Texas

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

The first stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at the Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas. 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 Jace Long -6 70 69 69 74 282
T2 Jaxon Brigman -3 71 67 72 75 285
T2 Henrik Norlander -3 72 73 66 74 285
T4 Franklin Corpening -2 71 71 72 72 286
T4 Michael Connell -2 71 70 73 72 286
T4 Mikel Martinson -2 73 73 69 71 286
T4 Jason Schultz -2 74 69 70 73 286
T4 Derek Tolan -2 71 70 68 77 286
T9 Christopher Ward -1 74 70 71 72 287
T9 Joakim Mikkelsen -1 72 69 71 75 287
T9 Lucas Main -1 71 70 71 75 287
T12 Chris Parra E 70 74 70 74 288
T12 Fernando Figueroa E 73 70 71 74 288
T12 Nathan Stamey E 70 69 73 76 288
T15 Todd Rossetti +1 73 71 74 71 289
T15 Benjamin Alvarado +1 72 72 73 72 289
T15 Jesse Speirs +1 72 70 73 74 289
T15 Matt Fast +1 70 73 67 79 289
T19 Zachary Fischer +2 75 77 68 70 290
T19 Dodge Kemmer +2 74 72 69 75 290
T21 Anthony Broussard +3 75 72 73 71 291
T21 Mark Walker +3 73 74 72 72 291
T21 Patrick Grady +3 71 73 73 74 291
T21 Shawn Jasper +3 73 73 69 76 291
T25 Dustin Risdon +4 74 75 70 73 292
T25 Andy Bare +4 73 73 74 72 292
T25 David Holmes +4 72 75 74 71 292
T25 Carlos Sainz +4 78 67 70 77 292
T29 Stetson McMillan +5 77 68 73 75 293
T29 Thomas Hoge +5 72 73 72 76 293
T29 Aaron Pike +5 73 69 74 77 293
T29 Adam Long +5 71 72 71 79 293
T33 Grant Doverspike +6 73 73 73 75 294
T33 Brian Cooper +6 71 69 77 77 294
T33 Geoff Shaw +6 72 71 72 79 294
36 Wallace Booth +7 70 72 76 77 295
T37 Brett Swedberg +8 73 75 71 77 296
T37 Brent Long +8 71 75 72 78 296
T37 Brian Mills +8 74 69 78 75 296
T40 David Schultz +9 72 76 73 76 297
T40 Tyler Rody +9 75 73 69 80 297
T40 Adam Gary +9 70 72 74 81 297
T40 Joe Kinney +9 72 77 73 75 297
T44 Brian Spiva +10 75 74 71 78 298
T44 Josh Wilks +10 74 74 73 77 298
T44 Armando Villarreal +10 74 69 78 77 298
T44 Brandon Johnson +10 73 76 77 72 298
T48 Christian Espinoza +11 74 72 74 79 299
T48 Kyle Smell +11 73 74 72 80 299
T48 Lance Combrink +11 73 73 75 78 299
T48 Blake Trimble +11 73 73 71 82 299
T48 Jeff Rein +11 78 74 73 74 299
T48 Mark Johnson +11 78 76 71 74 299
54 Zechariah Potter +12 74 72 77 77 300
T55 Raul Cortes +13 74 73 73 81 301
T55 Nicolas Geyger +13 72 74 75 80 301
T57 Gregory Berthelot +14 77 69 76 80 302
T57 Shane Pearce +14 72 76 74 80 302
T57 Sam Jandel +14 75 76 76 75 302
T60 Britt Pavelonis +15 75 72 75 81 303
T60 Luke Symons +15 69 78 79 77 303
T60 Nicolas Tacher +15 77 75 75 76 303
T60 Ryan Dagerman +15 75 78 74 76 303
T64 Jordan Elsen +16 75 74 76 79 304
T64 Jeffrey Binner +16 80 74 73 77 304
T66 William Shida +17 73 75 74 83 305
T66 Chris Black +17 72 77 78 78 305
T66 Sang Yi +17 72 76 80 77 305
T66 Connor McHenry +17 79 75 74 77 305
70 Michael Baird +19 75 72 74 86 307
71 Jeremy Frye +21 79 78 73 79 309
72 Cory Blenkush +24 83 76 80 73 312
T73 Matthew Short +26 74 79 74 87 314
T73 Lane Branum +26 79 74 77 84 314
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WD Andrew Buckle +8 80       80
WD Izzy Beisiegel            
WD Jose Manuel Lara            
WD Bret Parker            
WD B.J. Staten            
WD Matt Weibring            
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Hadwin returns to site of last year's 59

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 11:04 pm

Adam Hadwin had a career season last year, one that included shooting a 59 and winning a PGA Tour event. But those two achievements didn't occur in the same week.

While Hadwin's breakthrough victory came at the Valspar Championship in March, it was at the CareerBuilder Challenge in January when he first made headlines with a third-round 59 at La Quinta Country Club. Hadwin took a lead into the final round as a result, but he ultimately couldn't keep pace with Hudson Swafford.

He went on to earn a spot at the Tour Championship, and Hadwin made his first career Presidents Cup appearance in October. Now the Canadian returns to Palm Springs, eager to improve on last year's result and hoping to earn a spot in the final group for a third straight year after a T-6 finish in 2016.

"A lot of good memories here in the desert," Hadwin told reporters. "I feel very comfortable here, very at home. Lots of Canadians, so it's always fun to play well in front of those crowds and hopefully looking forward to another good week."

Hadwin's 59 last year was somewhat overshadowed, both by the fact that he didn't win the event and that it came just one week after Justin Thomas shot a 59 en route to victory at the Sony Open. But he's still among an exclusive club of just eight players to have broken 60 in competition on Tour and he's eager to get another crack at La Quinta on Saturday.

"If I'm in the same position on 18, I'm gunning for 58 this year," Hadwin said, "not playing safe for 59."

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Rahm: If I thought like Phil, I could not hit a shot

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 10:39 pm

When it comes to Jon Rahm and Phil Mickelson, there are plenty of common bonds. Both starred at Arizona State, both are now repped by the same agency and Rahm's former college coach and agent, Tim Mickelson, now serves full-time as his brother's caddie.

Those commonalities mean the two men have played plenty of practice rounds together, but the roads quickly diverge when it comes to on-course behavior. Rahm is quick, fiery and decisive; Mickelson is one of the most analytical players on Tour. And as Rahm told reporters Wednesday at the CareerBuilder Challenge, those differences won't end anytime soon.

"I don't need much. 'OK, it's like 120 (yards), this shot, right," Rahm said. "And then you have Phil, it's like, 'Oh, this shot, the moisture, this going on, this is like one mile an hour wind sideways, it's going to affect it one yard. This green is soft, this trajectory. They're thinking, and I'm like, 'I'm lost.' I'm like, 'God if I do that thought process, I could not hit a golf shot.'"


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The tactics may be more simplified, but Rahm can't argue with the results. While Mickelson is in the midst of a winless drought that is approaching five years, Rahm won three times around the world last year and will defend a PGA Tour title for the first time next week at Torrey Pines.

Both men are in the field this week in Palm Springs, where Mickelson will make his 2018 debut with what Rahm fully expects to be another dose of high-level analytics for the five-time major winner with his brother on the bag.

"It's funny, he gets to the green and then it's the same thing. He's very detail-oriented," Rahm said of Mickelson. "I'm there listening and I'm like, 'Man, I hope we're never paired together for anything because I can't think like this. I would not be able to play golf like that. But for me to listen to all that is really fun."

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DJ changes tune on golf ball distance debate

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 9:16 pm

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is already one of the longest hitters in golf, so he's not looking for any changes to be made to golf ball technology - despite comments from him that hinted at just such a notion two months ago.

Johnson is in the Middle East this week for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and he told BBC Sport Wednesday that he wouldn't be in favor of making changes to the golf ball in order to remedy some of the eye-popping distances players are hitting the ball with ever-increasing frequency.

"It's not like we are dominating golf courses," Johnson said. "When was the last time you saw someone make the game too easy? I don't really understand what all the debate is about because it doesn't matter how far it goes; it is about getting it in the hole."

Johnson's rhetorical question might be answered simply by looking back at his performance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions earlier this month, an eight-shot romp that featured a tee shot on the 433-yard 12th hole that bounded down a slope to within inches of the hole.

Johnson appeared much more willing to consider a reduced-distance ball option at the Hero World Challenge in November, when he sat next to tournament host Tiger Woods and supported Woods' notion that the ball should be addressed.

"I don't mind seeing every other professional sport, they play with one ball. All the pros play with the same ball," Johnson said. "In baseball, the guys that are bigger and stronger, they can hit a baseball a lot further than the smaller guys. ... 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."

Speaking Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, Johnson stood by the notion that regardless of whether the rules change or stay the same, he plans to have a leg up on the competition.

"If the ball is limited then it is going to limit everyone," he said. "I'm still going to hit it that much further than I guess the average Tour player."

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LPGA lists April date for new LA event

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 17, 2018, 8:18 pm

The LPGA’s return to Los Angeles will come with the new Hugel-JTBC Open being played at Wilshire Country Club April 19-22, the tour announced Wednesday.

When the LPGA originally released its schedule, it listed the Los Angeles event with the site to be announced at a later date.

The Hugel-JTBC Open will feature a 144-player field and a $1.5 million purse. It expands the tour’s West Coast swing, which will now be made up of four events in California in March and April.

The LPGA last played in Los Angeles in 2005. Wilshire Country Club hosted The Office Depot in 2001, with Annika Sorenstam winning there.