U.S. Open local qualifying results

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 17, 2013, 3:43 pm

The U.S. Golf Association had more than 9,000 entrants into qualifying for the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., June 13-16. Local qualifying is currently underway, with players advancing to 13 sectional sites, 11 in the U.S., one in Japan and one in England. Join the conversation in our U.S. Open Social Lounge, and check out results here from local qualifying:

(A) equals alternate; (a) equals amateur

05/16/13

CALVERTON, N.Y. - THE BAITING HOLLOW CLUB 

Paul Dickinson - MONTAUK, N.Y. 69

Willis Huynh (a) - SYOSSET, N.Y. 70

Paul Selvaggio - VALHALLA, N.Y. 70

Matt Mahoney - RIDGE, N.Y. 71

Stephen Clark - SCOTLAND 72

Dylan Crowley (a) - LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 72

Matthew Lowe (a) - FARMINGDALE, N.Y. 73

A - Andrew Bostrom - LARCHMONT, N.Y. 73

A - James Hazen - MILLER PLACE, N.Y. 73


05/16/13

GREENSBORO, N.C. - FOREST OAKS COUNTRY CLUB 

Benjamin Griffin (a) - CHAPEL HILL, N.C. 67

Tanner Gross (a) - ARCHDALE, N.C. 68

Jake Johnson - CAMERON PARK, CALIF. 68

Jerel Whiting - MARTINSVILLE, VA. 68

Bruce Woodall - YANCEYVILLE, N.C. 68

Ryan Sullivan - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. 69

Josh Gallman - GAFFNEY, S.C. 70

A - Wesley Bryan - COLUMBIA, S.C. - 70

A - Matthew Ryan - VALENCIA, CALIF. 70


05/16/13

LOMPOC, CALIF. - LA PURISIMA GOLF COURSE

Sean Crocker (a) - WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF. 70

Daniel Wax - PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. 71

Johnny Ruiz (a) - CAMARILLO, CALIF. 72

Grant Doverspike - BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. 73

Brian Gonzales - LAKEWOOD, CALIF. 74

A - Larry Correa - LOMPOC, CALIF. 74

A - Eric Mina - FREMONT, CALIF. 74


05/16/13

MALVERN, PA. - APPLEBROOK GOLF CLUB

John Lynch - SELBYVILLE, DEL. 70

Brandon Knaub - YORK, PA. 71

David Sanders - MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. 71

Michael Tobiason, Jr. - WILMINGTON, DEL. 71

Joey Bonargo - MECHANICSVILLE, PA. 72

Zak Drescher - LANDISVILLE, PA. 72

Cory Siegfried (a) - VILLANOVA, PA. 72

Chad Wilfong - CHARLOTTE, N.C. 72

A - Rich Steinmetz - GILBERTSVILLE, PA. 72

A - Nelson Hargrove (a) - HAVERFORD, PA. 72


05/16/13

MENDON, N.Y. - MENDON GOLF CLUB

Gavin Hall (a) - PITTSFORD, N.Y. 70

Adam Condello (a) - PITTSFORD, N.Y. 73

Ben Ferguson - AUSTRALIA 73

A - Lindsay Wilson - AUSTRALIA 73

A - Chris Malec (a) - WEBSTER, N.Y. 73


05/16/13

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA. - THE BLUFFS COUNTRY CLUB

Sam Burns (a) - SHREVEPORT, LA. 69

David Griffin (a) - BATON ROUGE, LA. 70

Derek Sanders - DESTREHAN, LA. 71

A - Bill Allcorn - WACO, TEXAS 72

A - Landon Lyons (a) - BATON ROUGE, LA. 72



05/16/13

TRINITY, FLA. - FOX HOLLOW GOLF CLUB

Drew Kittleson - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 67

Matt Carroll - ORLANDO, FLA. 68

Simon Walsh - ENGLAND 68

Travis Huston (a) - PALM HARBOR, FLA. 69

Michael Kartrude - ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLA. 69

A - Jonathan Mansfield - CLEARWATER, FLA. 69

A - Joachim Altonen - FINLAND 70



05/16/13

WASILLA, ALASKA - SETTLERS BAY GOLF CLUB

William Bomar - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 72

A - Derek Bayley (a) - RATHDRUM, IDAHO 75

A - Kaleb Nichols - MEMPHIS, TENN. 78



05/15/13

AUSTIN, TEXAS - THE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 

Daniel De La Garza (a) - MEXICO 70

Dylan Everett - AUSTIN, TEXAS 70

Daniel McGurk - THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS 70

Thor Lokey - LAKEWAY, TEXAS 71

Jace Moore - KELLER, TEXAS 71

A - Mark T. Anderson - AUSTIN, TEXAS 72

A - Trey Wilkins - SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 72


05/15/13 

CLARKS SUMMIT, PA. - COUNTRY CLUB OF SC

Brandon Matthews (a) - DUPONT, PA. 76

Eric Williams (a) - HONESDALE, PA. 76

Robbie Seebold (a) - DANVILLE, PA. 77

A - Tyler Brewington - RED BANK, N.J. 78

A - Michael Hirthler (a) - SHAVERTOWN, PA. 78


05/15/13 

ORLANDO #3, FLA. - SHINGLE CREEK GOLF CLUB

Brandyn Schneider - ORLANDO, FLA. 65

Xiongyi Zhao - PPLS REP. OF CHINA 67

Christopher Ross – CANADA 70

Patrick Sweeny - LAKE WEIR, FLA. 70

Jong Yoon - SAN RAMON, CALIF. 70

A - Phil Eich - ORLANDO, FLA. 70

A - Josh Pisarri (a) - NAPLES, FLA. 70


05/15/13 

RAYMORE, MO. - THE GOLF CLUB AT CREEKMOOR

Zachary Coats (a) - SPRINGDALE, ARK. 71

Erick Justesen - MURPHYS, CALIF. 71

Tyler Shelton (a) - FAIRWAY, KAN. 72

Chris Thompson - LAWRENCE, KAN. 72

A - Brad Nurski (a) - ST. JOSEPH, MO. 72

A - Addison White - SPRINGFIELD, MO. 73


05/15/13 

RIVERTON, WYO. - RIVERTON COUNTRY CLUB

Brant Kummerfeld - THERMOPOLIS, WYO. 68

A - Brian Spiva - CASPER, WYO. 70

A - Josh Grube - CASPER, WYO. 70


05/15/13 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - BELLEVUE COUNTRY CLUB

Brian McCann – CANADA 75

Andrew Jensen – CANADA 76

Chris Hemmerich (a) – CANADA 77

A - Gregg Cuthill – CANADA 77

A - Patrick Milkovich (a) - VESTAL, N.Y. 77


05/15/13 

WICHITA, KAN. - WICHITA COUNTRY CLUB

Stephen Carney - TULSA, OKLA. 69

Zechariah Potter - CHENEY, KAN. 69

Cameron Bishop - TULSA, OKLA. 70

Andrew Dahl - SALINAS, CALIF. 72

Joseph Ida - KANSAS CITY, MO. 72

A - Dillon Rust (a) - EDMOND, OKLA. 73

A - Jett Johnson (a) - NORMAN, OKLA. 73


05/14/13

ALPHARETTA, GA. - ATLANTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

Jordan Mitchell - ATLANTA, GA. 69

Denny Lucas - ENGLAND 70

Matthew Mierzejewski (a) - SUWANEE, GA. 70

Wade Binfield - FAYETTEVILLE, GA. 71

Hans Reimers (a) - ALBANY, ORE. 72

James White - ACWORTH, GA. 72

Sung Back - DULUTH, GA. 73

Jacob Tilton (a) - EVANS, GA. 73

A - Brent Witcher - ATLANTA, GA. 73

A - Bryan Fox (a) - ROSWELL, GA. 73


05/14/13

ANACONDA, MONT. - OLD WORKS

Justin Regier - CARY, N.C. 70

Wes Heffernan - CANADA 71

A - Michael Rider - MANHATTAN, MONT. 72

A - Travis Hofland - TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 72


05/14/13

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. - INDUSTRY HILLS GOLF CLUB (IKE COURSE)

Austin Amaya (a) - YORBA LINDA, CALIF. 68

Sejun Yoon - SAN DIEGO, CALIF. 68

Chi Choi - CHINO HILLS, CALIF. 69

Kendal Garon - TORRANCE, CALIF. 69

Vinnie Poncino - SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. 69

A - Benjamin Lein (a) - DIAMOND BAR, CALIF. 70

A - Doug Batty - NEW ZEALAND 70


05/14/13

ERIN, WIS. - ERIN HILLS

Garrett Jones - REWEY, WIS. 71

Taylor Koser (a) - RICE LAKE, WIS. 72

Connor Nelson (a) - ROSCOE, ILL. 72

Mike Sorenson (a) - HARTLAND, WIS. 73

Daniel Zimmerman - MIDDLETON, WIS. 73

A - Kelly Kretz - ANTIGO, WIS. 73

A - Jimmer Deboer (a) - ONALASKA, WIS. 73


05/14/13

EULESS, TEXAS - TEXAS STAR GOLF COURSE

Casey Devoll - ARLINGTON, TEXAS 66

Steven Bowditch - ADDISON, TEXAS 69

Ryan Dagerman - DALLAS, TEXAS 70

Hunter Haas - FORT WORTH, TEXAS 70

Alex Carpenter (a) - LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 71

Wesley Short Jr. - AUSTIN, TEXAS 71

Mark Walker - HURST, TEXAS 71

Josh Wilks - GRANBURY, TEXAS 71

Vince Jewell - DALLAS, TEXAS 72

A - Matt Porter (a) - SEYMOUR, TEXAS 73

A - Clark Dennis - FORT WORTH, TEXAS 73


05/14/13

GROVE CITY, PA. - GROVE CITY COUNTRY CLUB

Mark Hoffman - CANADA 70

Sebastian Hutman - CONNEAUT LAKE, PA. 70

Derek Forese - GROVE CITY, PA. 71

Shawn Adamczyk - ERIE, PA. 72

A - Jaushua Eckman - NATRONA HEIGHTS, PA. 73

A - Nicholas Kirsch - STEUBENVILLE, OHIO 74


05/14/13

LLANO, CALIF. - CRYSTALAIRE COUNTRY CLUB

Chris Baingo - LLANO, CALIF. 67

David Games - LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 69

Yoon Chung (a) - REPUBLIC OF KOREA 70

Eric Ingersoll - LA JOLLA, CALIF. 70

Derek Zellmer - HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. 70

A - Aaron Wise (a) - LAKE ELSINORE, CALIF. 70

A - Eugene Choi - ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CALIF. 70


05/14/13

OMAHA, NEB. - SHADOW RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Judd Cornell - OMAHA, NEB. 69

Brandon Crick - MCCOOK, NEB. 69

A - Chris Wiemers - OMAHA, NEB. 72

A - Brian Csipkes(a) - OMAHA, NEB. 73


05/14/13

PALM DESERT #2, CALIF. - IRONWOOD COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH COURSE)

Michael Drake - RIVERSIDE, CALIF. 68

Mark Hubbard - DENVER, COLO. 68

Tyler Sterk (a) - ENCINTAS, CALIF. 68

Joshua Garber - PALM DESERT, CALIF. 69

Jesse Schutte - FLORENCE, ORE. 70

A - Scott Heyn - YORBA LINDA, CALIF. 70

A - Alvin Cheung - FREMONT, CALIF. 71


05/14/13

PERRYSBURG, OHIO - BELMONT COUNTRY CLUB

David Markle - CANADA 72

Jerred Barley - TECUMSEH, MICH. 74

Ryan Johnson (a) - NEW BOSTON, MICH. 74

Erik Schleicher (a) - GROSSE POINTE SHORES, MICH. 74

Mike Stone - WATERVILLE, OHIO 74

A - Steve Mulcahy - LIMA, OHIO 74

A - Thomas Shindler (a) - DUBLIN, OHIO 75


05/14/13

UPPER MARLBORO, MD. - LAKE PRESIDENTIAL GOLF CLUB

Zachary Bauchou (a) - FOREST, VA. 71

Andrew Rice (a) - BALTIMORE, MD. 71

Connor Flach (a) - ELLICOTT CITY, MD. 72

Ethan Wall (a) - BRIELLE, N.J. 72

Mark Cusic (a) - CALIFORNIA, MD. 73

Sean English - WESTMINSTER, MD. 73

Austin Inman (a) - WILMINGTON, N.C. 73

Scott Shingler (a) - HAYMARKET, VA. 73

A - Ted Brown - CANADA 73

A - Jeffrey Long - CENTREVILLE, VA. 73


05/13/13

HARRISON, N.Y. - WILLOW RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Greg Bisconti - SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. 69

Mark Ledorn - SCARSDALE, N.Y.  69

Brian Bartow - RYE, N.Y. 69

Maxwell Buckley (a) - RYE, N.Y. 71

Anthony Casalino - YONKERS, N.Y. 71

Jesse Fitzgerald - HOLBROOK, N.Y. 72

Jeremy Quinn (a) - LAFAYETTE, N.J. 73

Michael Caporale - MANHASSET, N.Y. 73

A - Steve Scott - HIGHLAND MILLS, N.Y. 73

A - Brian Hughes - RALEIGH, N.C. 73


05/13/13

BARRINGTON, R.I. - RHODE ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB

John Gilmartin (a) - ANDOVER, MASS. 68

Eddie Kirby - WAKEFIELD, R.I. 68

Colin Amaral - PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA. 69

Michael Capone - CRANSTON, R.I. 70

Bobby Leopold (a) - COVENTRY, R.I. 71

A - Frank Dully II - SALEM, MASS. 72

A - Matthew Adams - WALPOLE, MASS. 72


05/13/13

BERMUDA DUNES, CALIF. - BERMUDA DUNES COUNTRY CLUB

Alex Coe - LA QUINTA, CALIF. 69

Lyon Lazare (a) - VILLA PARK, CALIF. 69

Cass Traub (a) - LONG BEACH, CALIF. 70

Glenn Hakes (a) - MURRIETA, CALIF. 71

Jake Knapp (a) - COSTA MESA, CALIF. 72

A - Bret Parker - VILLA PARK, CALIF. 72

A - Josh Anderson - MURRIETA, CALIF. 72


05/13/13

CINCINNATI, OHIO - MAKETEWAH COUNTRY CLUB

Stephen Powers (a) - NAPERVILLE, ILL. 68

Chris Baker - BROWNSTOWN, IND. 69

Jack Newman - DES MOINES, IOWA 69

Peter Malnati - DANDRIDGE, TENN. 70

Mitchell Moore - HOPKINSVILLE, KY. 70

Justin Bardgett - CHESTERFIELD, MO. 71

Michael Marcagi (a) - CINCINNATI, OHIO 71

Alec Tahy (a) - DAYTON, OHIO 71

Ryan Brehm - MT. PLEASANT, MICH. 72

Tom Walters - CINCINNATI, OHIO 72

A - Freddie Janneck - FORT WORTH, TEXAS 72

A - Sam Arnold - CINCINNATI, OHIO 73


05/13/13

EXTON, PA. - WHITFORD COUNTRY CLUB

Michael Brown (a) - CHELTENHAM, PA. 72

Christopher Baloga(a) - BALTIMORE, MD. 73

John Ladow - POTTSTOWN, PA. 74

David West (a) - EXTON, PA. 74

Blake Morris (a) - WATERBURY, CONN. 76

A - Stephen Seiden (a) - CHADDS FORD, PA. 77

A - Michael Ladden - WEST BRADFORD, PA. 77


05/13/13

GENOA, NEV. - GENOA LAKES GOLF CLUB (LAKES COURSE)

T. J. Morrey - RENO, NEV. 66

Kraig McLeod (a) - PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. 69

Jared Becher - RENO, NEV. 70

Trent Virden - RENO, NEV. 70

A - Ian Dahl - LONGVIEW, WASH. 70

A - T. J. Duncan - RENO, NEV. 71


05/13/13

GRAND BLANC, MICH. - WARWICK HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Joseph Juszczyk - DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MICH. 69

Bradley Bastion (a) - CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICH. 70

Brian Churchill-Smith (a) - CANADA 71

Mike Ignasiak (a) - SALINE, MICH. 71

Andrew Tindall (a) - MANCHESTER, MICH. 72

A - Henry Do (a) - CANTON, MICH. 72

A - Chris Mory - HASLETT, MICH. 72


05/13/13

HAWORTH, N.J. - HAWORTH COUNTRY CLUB

Michael Labrutto - CRANFORD, N.J. 64

Sam Kang - ROCKAWAY, N.J. 69

Brian Mackey - CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. 69

Paul Park - WAYNE, N.J. 69

David Schuster - NEW YORK, N.Y. 71

Domenick Roman - PARAMUS, N.J. 72

Len Siter - MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. 72

A - Anthony Aloi (a) - PLAINSBORO, N.J. 72

A - Andy Buege - ABRAMS, WIS. 72


05/13/13

HOUSTON, TEXAS - WESTWOOD GOLF CLUB

Travis Bertoni - SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 65

Devin Carrey - CANADA 66

Michael Parker - SPRING, TEXAS 66

Kevin Messer - MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 67

Preston Stanley (a) - KATY, TEXAS 67

Bryson Dechambeau (a) - CLOVIS, CALIF. 68

Dustin Garza - MISSION, TEXAS 68

Scott McVarish - THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS 68

A - J. J. Wood - HOUSTON, TEXAS 68

A - Brian Rowell - LAFAYETTE, LA. 68


05/13/13

LAS VEGAS, NEV. - TPC SUMMERLIN

Roger Tambellini - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 67

Anthony Aguilar - LAS VEGAS, NEV. 69

Craig Barlow - HENDERSON, NEV. 69

Carl Jonson (a) - BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASH. 69

Derek Ernst - LAS VEGAS, NEV. 70

Nick Killpack - ST GEORGE, UTAH 70

A - Michael Ruiz - LAS VEGAS, NEV. 70

A - Nick Roman - LAS VEGAS, NEV. 71


05/13/13

PINEHURST, N.C. - PINEWILD COUNTRY CLUB (MAGNOLIA COURSE)

Daniel Brantley (a) - ASHEBORO, N.C. 69

McCuen Elmore - CHERAW, S.C. 69

Kamito Hirai (a) - JAPAN 69

Paul Brown - HARTSVILLE, S.C. 70

Taylor Dickson (a) - GASTONIA, N.C. 71

Grayson Murray (a) - RALEIGH, N.C. 71

David Erdy - ABERDEEN, N.C. 72

A - Chad Bricker - WAYNESBORO, PA. 72

A - Tyson Alexander - GAINESVILLE, FLA. 72


05/13/13

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. - SAWGRASS COUNTRY CLUB (EAST/WEST COURSE)

Timothy Oneal - SAVANNAH, GA. 70

Scott Wolfes (a) - ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. 70

Tyler Brown - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. 71

Christopher Johnson - BRUNSWICK, GA. 71

Michael Smith (a) - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. 71

A - Tommy Schaff - SAVANNAH, GA. 72

A - Thomas Stewart (a) - PONTE VEDRA, FLA. 72


05/13/13

SANDY, UTAH - HIDDEN VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

John Shaw III - JACKPOT, NEV. 65

Devon Purser (a) - CLEARFIELD, UTAH 66

Tony Finau - LEHI, UTAH 67

Cole Ogden (a) - WEST POINT, UTAH 68

A - Brett Smith - ST. GEORGE, UTAH 68

A - Matt Baird - PROVO, UTAH 69


05/13/13

VERO BEACH, FLA. - BENT PINE GOLF CLUB

John Nieporte - BOCA RATON, FLA. 65

Austen Truslow (a) - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA. 66

Martin Ureta - CHILE 66

Peter Creighton (a) - KENMORE, N.Y. 69

Michael Sicolo - COCOA, FLA. 70

A - Richard Donegan (a) - OKEECHOBEE, FLA. 70

A - Randy Leen - PORT ST LUCIE, FLA. 71


05/11/13

WAILUKU, HAWAII - THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB

Kyohei Nomura - JAPAN 69

Garrett Okamura - WAILUKU, HAWAII 69

A - Kyle Hayashi - WAILUKU, HAWAII 70

A - Mitchell Evanecz - CANADA  72


05/10/13

WALLACE, N.C. - RIVER LANDING (RIVER COURSE)

Nick Rousey - PENSACOLA, FLA. 62

Harold Varner III - GASTONIA, N.C. 66

Larry George - WALLACE, N.C. 67

Zack Byrd - MURRELLS INLET, S.C. 68

Michael Cromie (a) - CARY, N.C. 68

Bronson La'cassie - AUSTRALIA 68

Adam Stephenson - GREENVILLE, N.C. 68

A - Thomas Birdsey (a) - TROPHY CLUB, TEXAS 69

A - Jacobo Pastor - SPAIN 69


05/09/13

BEAUFORT, S.C. - SECESSION GOLF CLUB

Mark Anderson - BEAUFORT, S.C. 65

Ryan Nelson - CHARLESTON, S.C. 65

Kent Bulle - GLASGOW, KY. 66

Chris Epperson - HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. 67

Drew Perry - CHARLOTTE, N.C. 69

A - Bradley Long - BIRMINGHAM, ALA. 70

A - Brad Benjamin - ROCKFORD, ILL. 70


05/09/13

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - CHAMBERSBURG COUNTRY CLUB

Stephen Bosdosh (a) - CLARKSBURG, MD. 74

Gary Carpenter Jr. (a) - CROFTON, MD. 74

David Hilgers - HERSHEY, PA. 74

A - James Schouller - GREENCASTLE, PA. 75

A - Gene Walter - WEXFORD, PA. 75


05/09/13

EXPORT, PA. - WESTMORELAND COUNTRY CLUB

Daniel Obremski - IRWIN, PA. 66

Dan Konieczny - JUPITER, FLA. 68

Kevin Shields - PITTSBURGH, PA. 68

A - Rob McClellan - BUTLER, PA. 69

A - Bob Friend - PITTSBURGH, PA. 69


05/09/13

FAIRFIELD, CONN. - COUNTRY CLUB OF FAIRFIELD

Rob Labritz - POUND RIDGE, N.Y. 68

(a) Brian Williams - NEW YORK, N.Y. 69

(a) Cameron Chottiner - WESTPORT, CONN. 70

Andrew Gai - WESTPORT, CONN. 70

(a) Peter Richards - WESTPORT, CONN. 70

Grant Sturgeon - PORT CHESTER, N.Y. 70

A - Chris Case - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. 70

A - Jeffrey Hatten - FARMINGTON, CONN. 70


05/09/13

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. - THE CLUB AT EMERALD HILLS

Manuel Villegas - COLOMBIA 68

Marc Turnesa - JUPITER, FLA. 69

Alfredo Adrian - WESTON, FLA. 70

Andres Echavarria - COLOMBIA 70

Yi-Hsiu Luo - CHINESE TAIPEI 71

A - Michael Buttacavoli - MIAMI BEACH, FLA. 71

A - Gregory Huxman - PINECREST, FLA. 71


05/09/13

LAKE WALES, FLA. - LAKE WALES COUNTRY CLUB

Connor Arendell - CAPE CORAL, FLA. 65

Ty Harris - LONGWOOD, FLA. 65

Brad Schneider - VALRICO, FLA. 66

Marco Dawson - LAKELAND, FLA. 68

Kevin Warrick - VALRICO, FLA. 69

A - Santiago Rivas - COLOMBIA 70

A - Len Mattiace - JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 70


05/09/13

PAOLI, PA. - WAYNESBOROUGH COUNTRY CLUB

Mikel Martinson - LUBBOCK, TEXAS 71

(a) Oliver White - LOWER GWYNEDD, PA. 71

Travis Howe - OSCEOLA, PA. 72

(a) Jeffrey Osberg - WEST CHESTER, PA. 72

(a) Braden Shattuck - ASTON, PA. 72

Mark Summerville - ESCONDIDO, CALIF. 73

Chris Gallagher - WEST CHESTER, PA. 74

A - (a) Christopher Ault - YARDLEY, PA. 74

A - (a) Michael Kania - HAVERFORD, PA. 74


05/09/13

PLYMOUTH, MASS. - PINEHILLS GOLF CLUB

(a) Nick Pandelena - ATKINSON, N.H. 67

Mike Welch - QUINCY, MASS. 67

Evan Harmeling - ANDOVER, MASS. 68

Geoffrey Sisk - MARSHFIELD, MASS. 68

Kenneth Lewis - EAST SANDWICH, MASS. 69

A - (a) Mickey Werenski - SOUTH HADLEY, MASS. 69

A - (a) Mathieu Perron - CANADA 70


05/09/13

URBANA, MD. - WORTHINGTON MANOR GOLF CLUB

George Bradford - HYATTSVILLE, MD. 68

Jay Woodson - RICHMOND, VA. 68

(a) Sean Bosdosh - CLARKSBURG, MD. 69

Jay Mulieri - SILVER SPRING, MD. 69

Josh Apple - LEESBURG, VA. 70

(a) Michael Muehr - POTOMAC FALLS, VA. 70

(a) Joe Scheffres - BETHESDA, MD. 70

Kyle Stough - LAUREL, MD. 70

A - Ki Moon - ELLICOTT CITY, MD. 70

A - Junhak Lee - REPUBLIC OF KOREA 71


05/08/13

BERNARDSTON, MASS. - CRUMPIN-FOX CLUB

Jesse Smith - BARRINGTON, N.H. 69

Jonathan Brisbane - KILLINGTON, VT. 71

Joseph Depanfilis - NAPLES, FLA. 71

Jeffrey Dantas - SEEKONK, MASS. 72

Hunter Stone - DEERFIELD, MASS. 72

A - (a) Chris Houston- GILFORD, N.H. 72

A - Jason Thresher - WEST SUFFIELD, CONN. 72


05/08/13 

HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. - HALF MOON BAY GOLF LINKS

(a) Joshua Granger - MONROVIA, CALIF. 70

(a) Randy Haag - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. 71

(a) Cory McElyea - SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. 71

Jay Myers - SAN JOSE, CALIF. 71

Andrew Parr - CANADA 71

A - Tim Bogue - WINDSOR, CALIF. 71

A - Dodge Kemmer - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. 71


05/08/13 

KNOXVILLE, TENN. - HOLSTON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB

Fernando Mechereffe - BRAZIL 64

Jonathan Hodge - JASPER, TENN. 66

Eric Axley - KNOXVILLE, TENN. 67

David Holmes - KNOXVILLE, TENN. 68

Bradley Smith - AUSTRALIA 68

A - Jason Gandy - KNOXVILLE, TENN. 68

A - (a) Jordan Jennings - JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. 69


05/08/13 

MEMPHIS, TENN. - COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB

Tom Shaw - FRANKLIN, TENN. 67

(a) Wilson Furr - JACKSON, MISS. 68

(a) William Pearson - MEMPHIS, TENN. 69

Adam Gary - BOWLING GREEN, KY. 70

David McKendrick - WEST MONROE, LA. 70

A - Jesse Speirs - BANGOR, TENN. 72

A - (a) Jace Long - DIXON, MO. 72


05/08/13

ORLANDO #2, FLA. - ORANGE TREE GOLF CLUB

Ryan Blaum - CHAMPIONS GATE, FLA. 67

Andrew Pope - GLEN ELLYN, ILL. 68

Diego Velasquez - ORLANDO, FLA. 68

Joseph Affrunti - CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. 70

John Duthie - LANSING, N.Y. 70

A - James Vargas - MIAMI, FLA. 70

A - Byeong-Hun An - ORLANDO, FLA. 70


05/08/13

PORTAGE, MICH. - THE MOORS GOLF CLUB

Randall Hutchison - TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. 65

Matt Harmon - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. 68

(a) Casey Olsen - EAST LANSING, MICH. 68

Maxwell Scodro - CHICAGO, ILL. 69

Eric Wohlfield - ROYAL OAK, MICH. 69

A - (a) Zachary Feher - LIVONIA, MICH. 69

A - (a) Garret Buckley - NOVI, MICH. 70


05/08/13

SISSONVILLE, W.VA. - EDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

Bryan Pierce - NIPOMO, CALIF. 67

Drew Ernst - SENECA, S.C. 69

(a) Lawrence Largent - KINGSPORT, TENN. 70

A - (a) Paul Saad - LEXINGTON, KY. 70

A - Lanto Griffin - BLACKSBURG, VA. 70


05/08/13

TUCSON, ARIZ. - TUCSON NATIONAL

Jin Park - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 65

Brian Prouty - TUCSON, ARIZ. 65

Mark Baker - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 68

Jonathan Khan - TUCSON, ARIZ. 68

Jason Allred - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 69

A - Tommy Medina - THATCHER, ARIZ. 69

A - Eric Meierdierks - WILMETTE, ILL. 70


05/07/13

CLEVELAND, OHIO - BEECHMONT COUNTRY CLUB

John Hahn - HUDSON, OHIO 69

Ross Beal - UNIONTOWN, OHIO 70

(a) Ryan Troyer - SUGARCREEK, OHIO 70

Brian Unk - LEWIS CENTER, OHIO 70

Garrett Frank - YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO 71

(a) Michael Balcar - TOLEDO, OHIO 72

Yohann Benson - CANADA 72

James Troy - HINSDALE, ILL. 72

A - Dan Doyle - SOLON, OHIO 72

A - (a) Chase Johnson - BARBERTON, OHIO 72


05/07/13

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. - HOT SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB (ARLINGTON COURSE)

Ron Whittaker - LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 65

(a) Drew Evans - DALLAS, TEXAS 66

Zack Fischer - WAKE VILLAGE, TEXAS 66

(a) Mark Bartlett - LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 68

A - Glen Day - LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 68

A - Bob Ralston - LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 68


05/07/13

LA QUINTA, CALIF. - ANDALUSIA COUNTRY CLUB

Matt Picanso - BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. 69

Chris Heintz - BREA, CALIF. 72

Nicholas Bollini - ORANGE, CALIF. 74

Jeff Gove - CARLSBAD, CALIF. 74

Joshua Wooding - RIVERSIDE, CALIF. 74

A - John Chin - TEMECULA, CALIF. 74

A - (a) Tim Mickelson - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 74


05/07/13

MIDLAND, TEXAS - GREEN TREE COUNTRY CLUB

Matthew Smith - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. 68

(a) Andrew Wyatt - LAKE FOREST, ILL. 69

A - (a) Terence Begnel - MIDLAND, TEXAS 69

A - (a) William Gribble - DALLAS, TEXAS 69


05/07/13

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA. - THE LEGACY GOLF & TENNIS CLUB

Krister Eriksson - SWEDEN 69

Bryden Macpherson - AUSTRALIA 72

Nyasha Mauchaza - PORT ST LUCIE, FLA. 72

A - Jake Katz - BUFFALO, N.Y. 73

A - Zack Shriver - MARYSVILLE, WASH. 75


05/07/13

PROSPER, TEXAS - GENTLE CREEK GOLF CLUB

Case Cochran - COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS 65

Michael Connell - AUSTIN, TEXAS 66

(a) Tyler Dunlap - WESTLAKE, TEXAS 66

(a) Charles Ewing - DALLAS, TEXAS 66

Brandt Jobe - ARGYLE, TEXAS 68

Alex Moon - DALLAS, TEXAS 68

Michael Whitehead - HOUSTON, TEXAS 68

Andrew Douthit - FRISCO, TEXAS 69

A - Travis Woolf - FORT WORTH, TEXAS 69

A - (a) Paul McConnell - GARLAND, TEXAS 69

05/06/13

BELLINGHAM, WASH. - BELLINGHAM GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

James Allenby - CANADA 61

Darren Wallace - CANADA 66

John Cassidy - YELM, WASH. 68

John Eisentrout - OLYMPIA, WASH. 68

Nick Taylor - CANADA 68

(a) Jack Kelly - NORTH BEND, WASH. 69

Tyler Wong - BELLINGHAM, WASH. 69

A - Derek Berg - DUVALL, WASH. 69

A - Tim Feenstra - ISSAQUAH, WASH. 70


05/06/13

CALERA, ALA. - TIMBERLINE GOLF CLUB

(a) Thomas Sutton - MONTGOMERY, ALA. 66

Zachary Portemont - ANDALUSIA, ALA. 68

(a) Wilson McDonald - MOBILE, ALA. 69

(a) Conner Pratt - BIRMINGHAM, ALA. 70

Pope Spruiell - LIVINGSTON, ALA. 70

A - (a) Jacob Randall - VESTAVIA HILLS, ALA. 70

A - (a) Connor Slane - HELENA, ALA. 72


05/06/13

CHICO, CALIF. - BUTTE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

Kyle Souza - LIVERMORE, CALIF. 68

Cameron Champ(a) - SACRAMENTO, CALIF. 70

(a) Tyler Collier - CHICO, CALIF. 70

Andy Miller - NAPA, CALIF. 70

Tom Johnson - FAIR OAKS, CALIF. 72

A - (a) Steven Sunwoo Choi - DUBLIN, CALIF. 72

A - Kyle Hansen - CHICO, CALIF. 73


05/06/13

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (WEST COURSE)

(a) Steven Irwin - ARVADA, COLO. 69

Derek Tolan - HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO. 69

(a) Kyle Westmoreland - KATY, TEXAS 69

Tom Glissmeyer - COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. 70

A - (a) Sam Saunders - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. 70

A - (a) Kory Harrell - COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. 71


05/06/13

EDMOND, OKLA. - OAK TREE NATIONAL

(a) Abraham Ancer - NORMAN, OKLA. 66

Kevin Tway - EDMOND, OKLA. 68

Joshua Creel - CHEYENNE, WYO. 69

Ryan Hybl - NORMAN, OKLA. 69

(a) Talor Gooch - MIDWEST CITY, OKLA. 71

A - (a) Jason Meece - ARDMORE, OKLA. 71

A - (a) Beau Titsworth - AVON, OHIO 72


05/06/13

FRESNO, CALIF. - SUNNYSIDE COUNTRY CLUB

Tommy Masters - FRESNO, Calif. 66

(a) Sam Smith - TURLOCK, Calif. 67

Bhavik Patel - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. 67

(a) Thomas Richardson - FRESNO, Calif. 69

(a) John Lee - NORWALK, Calif. 69

A - Theodore Schrier - ATWATER, Calif. 70

A - (a) Thomas Lim - DOS PALOS, Calif. 70


05/06/13

PALM COAST, FLA. - HAMMOCK DUNES CLUB (CREEK COURSE)

Chad Poling - WINTER GARDEN, Fla. 70

Steven Wheatcroft - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 70

Tim Wilkinson - NEW ZEALAND 71

Marc France - BURLINGTON, N.C. 72

A - (a) Julian Suri - ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. 72

A - Frank Lickliter - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. 72


05/06/13

PALM DESERT, CALIF. - INDIAN RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Dan Buchner - SEAL BEACH, Calif. 66

Ryan Thomas - DANVILLE, Calif. 68

Tyler Ostrovsky - SIMI VALLEY, Calif. 68

(a) Alex Chiarella - MAKAWAO, Hawaii 68

Stephen Hale - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. 69

A - Estanislao Guerrero - SAN DIEGO, Calif. 69

A - (a) Ryan Odom - CORONA, Calif. 69


05/06/13

ORLANDO, FLA. - WALDORF ASTORIA GOLF CLUB

Matthew Borchert - WINDERMERE, Fla. 72

Andrew Johnson - COLUMBUS, Ind. 72

Stephen Shellock - SHREWSBURY, N.J. 72

Casey Bourque - BIDDEFORD, Maine 73

Chris Shelton, RHINEBECK, N.Y. 73

A - (a) Shun Yat Hak - LAKE MARY, Fla. 73

A - Grant Waite - OCALA, Fla. 73


05/06/13

SARASOTA, FLA. - SARA BAY COUNTRY CLUB

Kevin Roy - TAMPA, Fla. 70

Stephen Arnold - LANGHORNE, Pa. 71

Vince India - DEERFIELD, Ill. 71

Matthew Galloway - VALRICO, Fla. 72

(a) Qiwen Wong - BRADENTON, Fla.  72

A - Ryan Gildersleeve - CLEARWATER, Fla. 72

A - (a) Ryan Celano - NAPLES, Fla. 72


05/06/13

NAMPA, IDAHO - RIDGECREST GOLF CLUB

(a) Taeksoo Kim - BOISE, Idaho 66

(a) Jesse Heinly - BEND, Ore. 68

A - (a) John Baranco - BOISE, Idaho 70

A - (a) Blake Snyder - SEATTLE, Wash. 71


05/06/13

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - THE BROADMOOR GOLF CLUB (WEST COURSE)

(a) Kyle Westmoreland - KATY, Texas 69

Derek Tolan - CENTENNIAL, Colo. 69

(a) Steven Irwin - GOLDEN, Colo. 69

Tom Glissmeyer - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  70

A - (a) Sam Saunders - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. 70

A - (a) Kory Harrell - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. 71


05/06/13

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - THE CAROLINA COUNTRY CLUB

Dane Burkhart - AIKEN, S.C. 67

Chase Carroll - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. 69

Kyle Thompson - GREENVILLE, S.C.  70

(a) Cody Proveaux - LEXINGTON, S.C. 70

(a) Dalton Ward - SUMTER, S.C. 70

A - Mackenzie Hughes – CANADA 71

A - (a) Parker Mills - EASLEY, S.C. 71


05/06/13

POWELL, OHIO - KINSALE GOLF & FIELD CLUB

Robert Hoag - COLUMBUS, Ohio 67

Bob Sowards - DUBLIN, Ohio 68

Richard Jung – CANADA 69

Blake Sattler - NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio 69

(a) Grant Weaver - WOOSTER, Ohio 69

A - (a) Nicholas Seitz - XENIA, Ohio 70

A - (a) Mark Macdonald - POWELL, Ohio 70


05/06/13

FORT MYERS, FLA. - THE FOREST COUNTRY CLUB (BEAR COURSE)

Jay Westerlund - NAPLES, Fla. 67

(a) Edward Figueroa - NAPLES, Fla. 68

Daniel Mazziotta - FORT MYERS, Fla. 70

Tommy Stankowski - FORT MYERS, Fla. 71

(a) T.J. Vogel - COOPER CITY, Fla. 71

A - (a) Kevin Curtin - PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. 72

A - Gyles Robin – ENGLAND 72


05/06/13

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - COUNTRY CLUB AT D.C. RANCH

Chris Satterlee - PHOENIX, Ariz. 66

(a) Tyler Kertson - PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. 68

Joey Snyder III - PHOENIX, Ariz. 69

Joel Kribel - PHOENIX, Ariz. 70

(a) Austin Quick - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. 70

A - Khris Niess - MINOT, N.D. 70

A - (a) Kristoffer Marshall - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. 70


05/06/13

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - PRAIRIE GREEN GOLF COURSE

Andre Metzger - NORMAN, Okla. 65

(a) Max Donahue - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. 68

David Schultz - FARGO, N.D. 69

A - (a) Matthew Johnson - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. 70

A - Daniel Sinksen - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. 70


05/06/13

SAN JOSE, CALIF. - ALMADEN COUNTRY CLUB

(a) Austin Roberts - CARMICHAEL, Calif.   67

Jeff Brehaut - LOS ALTOS, Calif. 68

Brian Thompson - GILROY, Calif. 69

(a) Chris Parkinson - DANVILLE, Calif. 72

Brandon Harkins - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. 72

A - (a) Justin Estrada - YUBA CITY, Calif.    72

A - Chris Hatzke - VACAVILLE, Calif. 72


05/06/13

CHICO, CALIF. - BUTTE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

Kyle Souza - LIVERMORE, Calif. 68

(a) Cameron Champ - SACRAMENTO, Calif. 70

(a) Tyler Collier - CHICO, Calif.  70

Andy Miller - NAPA, Calif. 70

Tom Johnson - WEAVERVILLE, Calif. 72

A - (a) Steven Sunwoo Choi - DUBLIN, Calif. 72

A - Kyle Hansen - CHICO, Calif. 73


05/06/13

WELLINGTON, FLA. - THE WANDERERS CLUB

Matthew Springer - STUART, Fla. 67

Justin Thompson - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. 69

Benjamin Hartman - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.   71

Sunny Kim - PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. 71

Tim Turpen - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. 71

A - (a) Damon Salo - NEW IPSWICH, N.H. 71

A - Tommi Ylijoki - LAKE WORTH, Fla. 72


05/06/13

CALERA, ALA. - TIMBERLINE GOLF CLUB

(a) Thomas Sutton - MONTGOMERY, Ala.  66

Zachary Portemont - Andalusia, Ala. 68

(a) Wilson McDonald - MOBILE, Ala.  69

Pope Spruiell - LIVINGSTON, Ala. 70

(a) Connor Pratt - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. 70

A - (a) Jacob Randall - VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala.  70

A - (a) Connor Slane - HELENA, Mont. 72


05/06/13

HIGHLAND PARK, ILL. - NORTHMOOR COUNTRY CLUB

Brad Hopfinger - LAKE FOREST, Ill.   66

Richard Dukelow - CHICAGO, Ill.        68

(a) Jack Perry - SANTA BARBARA, Calif.    68

Travis Johns - OSWEGO, Ill.        68

(a) Mathew Negri - EL CAJON, Calif.   69

A - (a) Brian Bullington - FRANKFORT, Iowa       69

A - Bennett Blakeman - BURR RIDGE, Ill.    70


05/06/13

LAKESIDE, CALIF. - BARONA CREEK GOLF CLUB

(a) Jay Hwang - FULLERTON, Calif. 69

(a) Alberto Sanchez - NOGALES, Ariz. 70

(a) Anthony Paolucci - RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. 70

Chris Parra - DALLAS, Texas 70

Nicolas Garcia - LA QUINTA, Calif. 71

A - Brian Miller - MADERAS, Ore. 72

A - J.J. Spaun - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. 72


05/06/13

VALENCIA, CALIF. - VALENCIA COUNTRY CLUB

(a) John MacArthur - NEWHALL, Calif. 68

(a) Jonathan Garrick - ATHERTON, Calif. 69

Michael McCabe - THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. 70

(a) Joshua Shou - LOS ANGELES, Calif. 70

Shi Kim - FULLERTON, Calif. 71

Alt - Chris Zambri - CAMARILLO, Calif. 72

Alt - Darren Ernst - TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. 72


05/03/13

JUPITER, FLA. - THE CLUB AT ADMIRALS COVE (EAST COURSE)

Gabriel Costa - TEQUESTA, Fla. 68

Richard Terga - PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. 69

Ryan Yip - CANADA 69

Zachary Oakley - PALM CITY, Fla. 69

Christian Westhorpe - CANADA 70

A - Peter Mathison (a) - JUPITER, Fla. 71

A - Billy Hemstock - ENGLAND 71

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DJ: Kapalua win means nothing for Abu Dhabi

By Associated PressJanuary 17, 2018, 2:55 pm

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Dustin Johnson's recent victory in Hawaii doesn't mean much when it comes to this week's tournament.

The top-ranked American will play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the second straight year. But this time he is coming off a victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which he won by eight shots.

''That was two weeks ago. So it really doesn't matter what I did there,'' said Johnson, who finished runner-up to Tommy Fleetwood in Abu Dhabi last year. ''This is a completely new week and everybody starts at even par and so I've got to start over again.''

In 2017, the long-hitting Johnson put himself in contention despite only making one eagle and no birdies on the four par-5s over the first three rounds.

''The par 5s here, they are not real easy because they are fairly long, but dependent on the wind, I can reach them if I hit good tee balls,'' the 2016 U.S. Open champion said. ''Obviously, I'd like to play them a little better this year.''

The tournament will see the return of Paul Casey as a full member of the European Tour after being away for three years.

''It's really cool to be back. What do they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder? Quite cheesy, but no, really, really cool,'' said the 40-year-old Englishman, who is now ranked 14th in the world. ''When I was back at the Open Championship at Birkdale, just the reception there, playing in front of a home crowd, I knew this is something I just miss.''

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship starts Thursday and also features former No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who is making a comeback after more than three months off.

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Kuchar joins European Tour as affiliate member

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 2:52 pm

Months after he nearly captured the claret jug, Matt Kuchar has made plans to play a bit more golf in Europe in 2018.

Kuchar is in the field this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and he told reporters in advance of the opening round that he has opted to join the European Tour as an affiliate member:

As an affiliate member, Kuchar will not have a required minimum number of starts to make. It's the same membership status claimed last year by Kevin Na and Jon Rahm, the latter of whom then became a full member and won two European Tour events in 2017.

Kuchar made six European Tour starts last year, including his runner-up performance at The Open. He finished T-4 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in his lone European Tour start that wasn't co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour.

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Hot Seat: Rory jumps into the fire early

By Randall MellJanuary 17, 2018, 2:11 pm

The world’s top tours head to desert regions this week, perfect locales for The Hot Seat, the gauge upon which we measure the level of heat the game’s top personalities are facing ...

Sahara sizzle: Rory McIlroy

McIlroy won’t have to look far to see how his form measures up to world No. 1 Dustin Johnson at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

McIlroy will make his 2018 debut with Johnson in his face, literally.

McIlroy will be grouped with Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood in the first two rounds.

Players like to downplay pairings early in a tournament, but it’s hard to believe McIlroy and Johnson won’t be trying to send each other messages in this European Tour event in the United Arab Emirates. That’s the alpha-dog nature of world-class players looking to protect their turf, or in the case of McIlroy, take back his turf.

“When you are at the elite level, you are always trying to send a message,” Trevor Immelman said about pairings during Tiger Woods’ return at the Hero World Challenge last month.

And that was an offseason event.

“They want to show this guy, ‘This is what I got,’” Immelman said.

As early season matchups go, Abu Dhabi is a heavyweight pairing that ought to be fun.

So there will be no easing into the new year for McIlroy after taking off the last three months to regroup from the stubborn rib injury that plagued him last season. He is coming off a winless year, and he will be doing so alongside a guy who just won the first PGA Tour event of 2018 in an eight-shot rout. Johnson’s victory in Hawaii two weeks ago was his fifth since McIlroy last won.

“Mentally, I wasn’t in a great place, and that was because of where I was physically,” McIlroy said of 2017. “I feel prepared now. I feel ready, and I feel ready to challenge. I feel really good about where I’m at with my health. I’ve put all that behind me, which has been great.”



Sonoran Smolder: Phil Mickelson

Mickelson will turn 48 this summer.

His world ranking is sliding, down to No. 43 now, which is the lowest he has ranked in 24 years.

It’s been more than four years since he last won, making him 0 for his last 92 starts.

There’s motivation in all of that for Mickelson. He makes his 2018 debut at the CareerBuilder Challenge in the Palm Springs area this week talking like a man on a renewed mission.

There’s a Ryder Cup team to make this season, which would be his 12th straight, and there’s a career Grand Slam to claim, with the U.S. Open returning to Shinnecock Hills, where Mickelson finished second in ’04.

While Mickelson may not feel old, there are so many young stars standing in his way that it’s hard not to be constantly reminded that time isn’t on his side in these events anymore.

There has only been one player in the history of the game to win a major championship who was older than Mickelson is right now. Julius Boros won the PGA Championship when he was 48 back in 1968.



Campaign fever: Jordan Spieth

Spieth’s respect in the game’s ranks extends outside the ropes.

He was just selected to run for the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council’s chairman position. He is facing Billy Hurley III in an election to see who will succeed Davis Love III on the Tour’s Policy Board next year.

Spieth, just 24, has already made Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People.” He made that back in 2016, with the magazine writing that “he exemplifies everything that’s great about sports.” Sounds like a campaign slogan.

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CareerBuilder Challenge: Tee times, TV schedule, stats

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 17, 2018, 1:10 pm

The PGA Tour shifts from Hawaii to Southern California for the second full-field event of the year. Here are the key stats and information for the CareerBuilder Challenge. Click here for full-field tee times.

How to watch (all rounds on Golf Channel):

Thursday, Rd. 1: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Friday, Rd. 2: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Saturday, Rd. 3: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Sunday, Rd. 4: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream


Purse: $5.9 million ($1,062,000 to winner)

Courses: PGA West, Stadium Course, La Quinta, Calif. (72-7,113); PGA West, Nicklaus Tournament Course, La Quinta, Calif. (72-7,159); La Quinta Country Club, La Quinta, Calif. (72-7,060) NOTE: All three courses will be used for the first three rounds but only the Stadium Course will be used for the final round.

Defending champion: Hudson Swafford (-20) - defeated Adam Hadwin by one stroke to earn his first PGA Tour win.


Notables in the field

Phil Mickelson

* This is his first start of 2018. It's the fourth consecutive year he has made this event the first one on his yearly calendar.

* For the second year in a row he will serve as the tournament's official ambassador.

* He has won this event twice - in 2002 and 2004.

* This will be his 97th worldwide start since his most recent win, The Open in 2013.


Jon Rahm

* Ranked No. 3 in the world, he finished runner-up in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

* In 37 worldwide starts as a pro, he has 14 top-5 finishes.

* Last year he finished T-34 in this event.


Adam Hadwin

* Last year in the third round, he shot 59 at La Quinta Country Club. It was the ninth - and still most recent - sub-60 round on Tour.

* In his only start of 2018, the Canadian finished 32nd in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.


Brian Harman

* Only player on the PGA Tour with five top-10 finishes this season.

* Ranks fifth in greens in regulation this season.

* Finished third in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and T-4 in the Sony Open in Hawaii.


Brandt Snedeker

* Making only his third worldwide start since last June at the Travelers Championship. He has been recovering from a chest injury.

* This is his first start since he withdrew from the Indonesian Masters in December because of heat exhaustion.

* Hasn't played in this event since missing the cut in 2015.


Patrick Reed

* Earned his first career victory in this event in 2014, shooting three consecutive rounds of 63.

* This is his first start of 2018.

* Last season finished seventh in strokes gained: putting, the best ranking of his career.

(Stats provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.)