Gustafsson Tops European Q-School

By Sports NetworkNovember 16, 2004, 5:00 pm
European TourSAN ROQUE -- Peter Gustafsson of Sweden carded a 4-under 68 Tuesday on the Old Course at San Roque Golf Club to earn the top card at the European Tour Qualifying School Finals. Gustafsson finished the six-day event at 9-under-par 423 to lead a group of 39 players who will be advancing to the European Tour in 2005.
 
England's Simon Wakefield, who was tied for the lead heading into the final round, struggled to a 3-over 75 to take second place alone at 6-under- par 426. Frenchman Francois Delamontagne finished third at 5-under-par 427 while Stuart Manley of Wales and Italy's Francesco Molinari tied for fourth at 3-under-par 429.
 
Other notables who secured a spot on the European Tour next year were Sven Struver, Jarrod Moseley and Philip Walton.
 
'This is worse than the Ryder Cup, the stress out there is unreal,' said Walton, a veteran of the 1995 Ryder Cup Matches. 'This whole week is unreal but I've done it.'
 
The Spanish duo of Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Fernando Roca shared sixth place with Sweden's Joakim Backstrom and Adam Mednick at even-par 432. Richard Finch, Lars Petter Brovold and Pelle Edberg followed at 1-over-par 433.
 
A total of nine players finished on the mark in a tie for 31st at 7-over- par 439 including Neil Cheetham, who eagled the par-5 ninth, his last, to earn his card.
 
Among those missing out on their 2005 cards were former European Tour winners Diego Borrego and Mark Mouland.

1 Peter GUSTAFSSON 71 70 72 73 69 68 423
2 Simon WAKEFIELD 69 69 71 73 69 75 426
3 Francois DELAMONTAGNE 72 67 69 74 69 76 427
4 Francesco MOLINARI 79 71 70 70 70 69 429
5 Stuart MANLEY 73 69 71 72 72 72 429
6 Fernando ROCA 76 70 77 74 69 66 432
7 Joakim BACKSTROM 71 68 74 76 73 70 432
8 G'o FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 73 71 74 74 69 71 432
9 Adam MEDNICK 77 71 72 68 69 75 432
10 Richard FINCH 80 70 73 69 73 68 433
11 Pelle EDBERG 71 73 76 68 71 74 433
12 Lars BROVOLD 79 61 69 77 70 77 433
13 Johan SKOLD 76 75 71 75 68 70 435
14 Sven STRVER 75 69 70 73 75 73 435
15 Ben MASON 76 73 73 73 73 68 436
16 Simon HURD 76 73 70 72 75 70 436
17 Philip WALTON 76 74 69 73 73 71 436
18 Niki ZITNY 74 72 75 71 70 74 436
19 Jan-Are LARSEN 78 72 68 71 70 77 436
20 Stephen BROWNE 73 77 74 73 70 70 437
21 Andr CRUSE 79 69 73 74 71 71 437
22 Titch MOORE 74 69 78 73 72 71 437
23 Ian GARBUTT 74 73 73 73 72 72 437
24 Andrea MAESTRONI 73 69 71 79 73 72 437
25 Jarrod MOSELEY 73 78 70 73 74 70 438
26 Sam LITTLE 75 73 72 77 68 73 438
27 Andrew MCLARDY 74 74 73 72 70 75 438
28 Stuart LITTLE 74 70 74 74 71 75 438
29 Dean ROBERTSON 74 71 72 72 73 76 438
30 Gregory BOURDY 78 70 68 70 73 79 438
31 Neil CHEETHAM 72 74 74 76 74 69 439
32 Mark SANDERS 75 72 69 82 71 70 439
33 Benoit TEILLERIA 72 72 73 79 72 71 439
34 Matthew BLACKEY 77 76 68 74 71 73 439
35 Martin ERLANDSSON 72 76 73 73 72 73 439
36 Marco BERNARDINI 75 70 70 78 73 73 439
37 Michael JONZON 76 71 70 73 75 74 439
38 Hernan REY 75 69 71 75 75 74 439
39 David GRIFFITHS 72 70 70 73 79 75 439
 
Failed to Qualify
40 Michael HOEY 79 73 74 72 74 68 440
41 Adam GROOM 74 73 70 80 71 72 440
42 Andr BOSSERT 71 73 75 77 71 73 440
43 Cesar MONASTERIO 74 72 72 77 72 73 440
44 Oliver WHITELEY 71 73 74 74 75 73 440
45 Fredrik WIDMARK 74 76 74 74 68 74 440
46 Birgir HAFTHORSSON 75 69 69 80 73 74 440
47 Ariel CANETE 72 74 72 77 75 71 441
48 Johan KOK 76 76 69 77 71 72 441
49 Stuart DAVIS 74 76 74 71 73 73 441
50 Paul STREETER 76 70 75 73 71 76 441
51 Gianluca BARUFFALDI 73 72 74 72 74 76 441
52 Van PHILLIPS 76 71 73 76 76 70 442
53 Sebastien DELAGRANGE 82 70 68 77 71 74 442
54 Carlos DE CORRAL 73 74 72 75 74 74 442
55 Liam BOND 78 70 72 77 75 71 443
56 Diego BORREGO 72 74 75 76 74 72 443
57 Darren LENG 76 72 70 79 74 72 443
58 Paul MARANTZ 71 74 75 75 76 72 443
59 Richard MCEVOY 74 72 74 77 72 74 443
60 David HIGGINS 75 72 74 74 74 74 443
61 Bertrand CORNUT 78 68 77 74 71 75 443
62 Lee S JAMES 76 72 71 74 75 75 443
63 Jos Manuel CARRILES 75 71 76 72 72 77 443
64 David ORR 76 69 73 79 68 78 443
65 Knud STORGAARD 80 72 72 74 74 72 444
66 Colm MORIARTY 75 74 77 72 72 74 444
67 Johan EDFORS 80 71 71 72 74 76 444
68 Mark MOULAND 69 72 77 75 75 76 444
69 Julien VAN HAUWE 77 74 70 74 78 72 445
70 Andres ROMERO 78 70 74 75 73 75 445
71 Sam OSBORNE (AM) 76 70 75 75 73 76 445
72 Roope KAKKO 75 76 74 70 75 76 446
73 Gareth PADDISON 77 73 70 74 75 77 446
74 Nicolas COLSAERTS 71 70 79 77 74 76 447
75 Jeppe HULDAHL 74 72 74 75 82 71 448
76 Per G NYMAN 76 75 75 71 79 72 448
77 Tomas Jesus MU'OZ 74 73 76 75 75 75 448
78 Jeff HALL 71 73 72 77 78 77 448
79 Manuel QUIROS 74 75 75 74 75 76 449
80 Oyvind ROJAHN 80 69 73 74 77 76 449
81 Iain STEEL 71 77 73 77 74 77 449
82 Raphael PELLICIOLI 69 77 77 75 80 74 452
83 Carlos QUEVEDO 71 74 79 74 76 79 453
84 Gregory HANRAHAN 73 71 81 73 DQ
85 Roger CHAPMAN 76 71 74 77 RT
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Angela hits Sergio in stride on field at Superdome

By Grill Room TeamDecember 18, 2017, 3:22 pm

Sergio and Angela Garcia's super 2017 keeps getting more ... Super ... Dome. (+1 awful blog lede.)

The couple started the year with Sergio's win at the Masters, then embarked on a whirlwind green jacket media tour, then kicked off El Clasico, then attended Wimbledon, then got married, then announced they were expecting their first child ...


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And now, they're throwing each other passes on the New Orleans Saints' home turf at the Superdome.

Man, it must be so cool do that at the Silverdome. ... ... ... I'm sorry, it is the Superdome, brothers.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 1, Justin Thomas

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

He won a major, captured the FedExCup and was named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year. It should come as no surprise that Justin Thomas holds the top spot on our Newsmakers list for 2017.

Thomas entered the year ranked outside the top 20, and few might have pegged him for a transcendent campaign. But he kicked off January with a win in Hawaii, added another before leaving the Aloha State and never looked back.

Thomas’ seminal moment came in August when he captured the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow for his breakthrough major title. One month after greeting Jordan Spieth behind the final green at Royal Birkdale, this time it was Thomas’ turn to have friends stick around to snap pictures with the trophy that signaled his arrival among golf’s upper echelon.


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In addition to racking up the hardware – five in total, including the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in his first start of the new wraparound season – Thomas dazzled with style. His runaway win at the Sony Open included an opening-round 59, and his third-round 63 at Erin Hills marked the first time anyone had ever shot 9 under on a U.S. Open venue.

Thomas’ consistency was rewarded at East Lake, when a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship netted him the season-long title and $10 million prize. It was in the subsequent press conference where he shared the goals list he had written into his cell phone in February, having ticked off nearly every one. It showed a dedicated attention to detail as well the tactical approach with which Thomas had steered his rapid ascent.

Heading into a new year, he’s now very clearly entrenched as one of the world’s best. And as his career progresses, it’s likely we’ll look back at 2017 as the point where Thomas first transformed great potential into eye-popping results.

Win No. 1: Title defense at the CIMB Classic

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Win Nos. 2 and 3: The Hawaiian double

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Record Round No. 1: 59 at the Sony Open

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Take a look: Thomas’ scorecard from his amazing 59


Record Round No. 2: 63 at the U.S. Open

Article: Thomas sets U.S. Open record with 9-under 63


Temporary Slide: Open MC makes it three in a row

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Mr. Major (and win No. 4): PGA champ at Quail Hollow

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Win No. 5: Dell Technologies Championship

Article: Thomas wins the battle of buddies over Spieth


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And One to Grow On: Wins at CJ Cup in 2017-18 season

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 18, 2017, 12:30 pm

Cabreras win PNC Father/Son Challenge

By Associated PressDecember 17, 2017, 11:36 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. closed with a 12-under 60 for a three-shot victory in their debut at the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

The Cabreras opened with a 59 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and were challenged briefly by the defending champions, David Duval and Nick Karavites, in the scramble format Sunday. The Argentines went out in 30, and they had a two-shot lead with Cabrera's son came within an inch of chipping in for eagle on the final hole.

They finished at 25-under 199 for a three-shot victory over Duval and Karavites, and Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer. The Langer team won in 2014.

Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara tied for fourth at 21 under with Jerry Pate and Wesley Pate.

Cabrera wasn't even in the field until two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange and his son, Tom Strange, had to withdraw.

Duval and his stepson went out in 28, but the Cabreras regained control by starting the back nine with back-to-back birdies, and then making birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th. The final birdie allowed them to tie the tournament scoring record.

''This is certain my best week of the year,'' said Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion and 2007 U.S. Open champion at Oakmont. ''To play alongside all the legends ... as well as playing alongside my son, has been the greatest week of the year.''

The popular event is for players who have won a major championship or The Players Championship. It is a scramble format both days.

In some cases, the major champions lean on the power of their sons for the distance. O'Meara said Saturday that his ''little man'' hit it 58 yards by him on the 18th. And on Sunday, Stewart Cink said son Reagan told him after outdriving him on the opening four holes, ''In this tournament I may be your son, but right now I'm your Daddy!''

Jack Nicklaus played with his grandson, G.T. They closed with a 64 and tied for 15th in the field of 20 teams.