PGA Tour Q-School second stage: Panama City Beach, Fla.

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 18, 2012, 3:30 pm

The second stage of PGA Tour Q-School is under way at Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla. The top 19 finishers and ties will advance to the final stage, Nov. 28-Dec. 3 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

   Pos  Player Scoring To Par Rounds Total
Total 1 2 3 4
1 Matt Fast -13 68 69 67 67 271
T2 Nick Rousey -10 68 69 69 68 274
T2 Vince Covello -10 68 63 72 71 274
T2 Scott Sterling -10 65 65 71 73 274
T5 Shane Bertsch -9 68 72 68 67 275
T5 Dan McCarthy -9 67 68 72 68 275
T5 Alan Morin -9 69 69 68 69 275
T8 Chad Collins -8 64 70 73 69 276
T8 Erik Compton -8 68 73 66 69 276
T8 Fabian Gomez -8 63 69 72 72 276
11 Tim Wilkinson -7 67 70 71 69 277
T12 Richard Johnson -6 69 71 73 65 278
T12 Stefan Wiedergruen -6 72 71 69 66 278
T12 Len Mattiace -6 68 68 70 72 278
T12 Lee Bedford -6 73 63 69 73 278
T12 Glen Day -6 67 69 68 74 278
T12 Chris Parra -6 66 69 67 76 278
T12 Gavin Coles -6 67 66 70 75 278
19 Scott Langley -5 71 70 67 71 279
20 David Robinson -4 70 71 70 69 280
T21 John Peterson -3 69 72 72 68 281
T21 Marc Turnesa -3 66 73 70 72 281
T23 Todd Fischer -2 69 73 71 69 282
T23 Eugene Wong -2 70 72 71 69 282
T23 Wes Roach -2 72 70 72 68 282
T23 Craig Bowden -2 67 72 72 71 282
T23 Sean Murphy -2 69 71 70 72 282
T23 Steve Wheatcroft -2 72 73 71 66 282
T29 Justin Smith -1 71 73 70 69 283
T29 James Vargas -1 72 68 71 72 283
T29 Josh Broadaway -1 66 73 71 73 283
T29 Blake Sattler -1 69 71 70 73 283
T33 Benjamin Alvarado E 72 71 69 72 284
T33 Ty Harris E 70 69 73 72 284
T33 Wesley Graham E 70 71 75 68 284
T33 Brett Wetterich E 68 73 70 73 284
T33 Hunter Hamrick E 74 66 76 68 284
T33 Michael Whitehead E 72 72 72 68 284
T33 Adam Mitchell E 69 71 70 74 284
T40 Robert Dinwiddie +2 75 68 70 73 286
T40 D.J. Brigman +2 66 72 74 74 286
T40 Omar Uresti +2 71 68 75 72 286
T40 Kyle McCarthy +2 72 71 73 70 286
T40 Zack Reeves +2 69 75 74 68 286
T45 Nate McCoy +3 65 70 79 73 287
T45 Kevin Johnson +3 74 72 73 68 287
T47 Trey Denton +4 70 69 74 75 288
T47 Chris Baker +4 69 69 77 73 288
T47 Brent Delahoussaye +4 71 77 70 70 288
T50 Travis Hampshire +5 68 74 72 75 289
T50 Matt Schall +5 73 74 72 70 289
T50 Paul Scaletta +5 74 72 74 69 289
T53 James Bowen +6 67 69 76 78 290
T53 Derek Berg +6 69 76 72 73 290
T53 Chad Ginn +6 74 75 70 71 290
T56 Robby Ormand +7 70 67 74 80 291
T56 Cole Howard +7 68 70 77 76 291
T56 Chan Kim +7 75 71 71 74 291
T56 Ryan Gildersleeve +7 71 72 79 69 291
T60 Bob Sowards +8 69 75 70 78 292
T60 Ted Brown +8 70 72 78 72 292
T60 Anthony Summers +8 74 74 77 67 292
T63 Guy Boros +10 68 73 73 80 294
T63 Peter Malnati +10 70 71 78 75 294
T63 Peter Lonard +10 68 75 76 75 294
T66 Jonathan Bartlett +11 75 72 74 74 295
T66 Jonathan Moore +11 73 72 79 71 295
68 Jimmy Brandt +12 76 72 73 75 296
69 Paul Cormack +14 71 81 73 73 298
70 Jerry Richardson +16 72 77 76 75 300
71 Cody Slover +17 71 76 76 78 301
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WD Kyle Thompson +5 73 74     147
WD Carl Paulson +6 76 72     148
WD Brett Melton +11 76 75 73   224
WD Nolan Henke +19 76 85     161
WD Tommy Armour            
WD Blayne Barber            
WD Robert Jan Derksen            
WD Pete Jordan            
NS Jamie Donaldson            
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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.