Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL Episode 7 Breakdown

By Sara Brown, Kelly JacquesMarch 18, 2015, 4:13 pm

Big Break Ireland contestant Kelly Jacques breaks down Episode 7 of Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, along with two-time Big Break contestant and host of School of Golf, Sara Brown. Don’t miss their expert commentary every week after each episode and make sure to tune in Mondays at 9PM ET.

Kelly: Yea!!! A team event! I love to watch how each player responds to this type of competition on Big Break. It’s very telling and quite entertaining!


Sara: Oh my gosh random numbers... What could this mean? I love when the contestants try and figure it out... And actually they made a pretty good guess with it being hole yardages. But ultimately it was a team challenge and like you Kel I'm excited for this...WOOHOO!!!  


Kelly: After last week, I was not surprised that Clay was vocal in the interviews. I do understand where he is coming from though. Big Break is ultimately an individual game and for most players it’s a make it or break it opportunity financially. The pressure is twice as high too! You don’t want to be the person to bring your teammate down.


Sara: Clay nailed this challenge!!! He was the one that hit all 3 targets for him and Kyle... He's allowed to talk a little trash I mean he did all the work! If it weren't for him Kyle would have been there for a while... They seemed to mesh ok at the start like at breakfast they fist pumped but then it's hard to carry someone for a while challenge so I totally understand where Clay was coming from, even tho it may sound a little harsh... BUT we do see Kyle, and he knows he didn't help Clay at all... you can see he really felt bad so maybe Clay shouldn't have been as harsh in the interviews as he was BUT hey that's big break and Clay was just telling it like it was!


Kelly: The other two teams were so supportive of each other. Huge contrast to how Clay reacted towards Kyle.


Sara: Agreed Kel BUT like you said it's ultimately an individual game and if your team isn't playing along side you it can be frustrating! But it was nice to see the team chemistry between the other two groups and see them work together!!!  


Kelly: I thought it was fair that the players then moved to an individual format to determine who will be sent to the elimination challenge. But Sara what do you think about Chad’s choice to take a pretty long distance on that second shot?  I honestly didn’t think it was too smart. He probably knew he would be close to the bottom after the drive. I would think someone would probably miss the green, so I would’ve chosen a distance that I felt extremely comfortable with! 


Sara: I mean it is Big Break which means 1 Winner... BUT it would have been cool to stay with the same teams and then the losing team in the 2nd immunity challenge plays ecahother... There ya go Big Break.. Kel and I are giving you some ideas hahaha no but seriously Kel I don't know I'm going to have to disagree with you... I think Chad did the right thing he was at the bottom of the drives and he knows Kyle and Robert can bomb it... He was just trying to get the most point on the board that he could... I can't believe Robert was the only one to hit he green tho. Clay, Chad and Kyle all hit very poor shots...


Kelly:  Chad found himself in the elimination, I thought he would choose Clay! Even though it’s pretty much a toss up between Clay and Kyle! Who would you have chosen?


Sara: I would have picked Kyle myself he hasn't been playing that great he's even said that in interviews and Clay just took down Tommy the day before so I'm with Chad on this one and picking Kyle... 


Kelly: All tied after location one! Yea! I’m not rooting against Kyle, but I’m definitely rooting for Chad! I just love him on this show and I think he adds such a great dynamic!


Sara: I think everyone is rooting for Chad... I know I am! He's taken out great competitors on the show, he's fought for our country and he's just an all around great guy!!! I mean how could you not root for him? But it's his 4 time going into the elimination challenge that's defiantly tough on anyone...


Kelly: Location two we saw a clutch up and down by Chad. But I guess that’s why they call him corporal clutch! Kyle also made a good 5 foot putt to remain all square. Such a good match! On the last location, Chad found some trouble in the trees but somehow still had a putt to tie Kyle! But he missed! I was shocked! He has been so clutch with a putter in his hand but looks like his nerves may have gotten the better of him here. You have to give credit to Kyle, for winning this elimination. He is a great guy with an awesome attitude and he needed this win to mark his position in this competition. 


Sara: I was soooo shocked to see achad miss that putt... The pressure of Big Break did get to him... But that's not without saying that Kyke played great and you are right he needed this... Not just for himself but to prove to the other guys that he deserves a spot in that top 5! To take out corporal Clutch is a huge statement that he just made... Chad was a great competitor and guy on this show! I was rooting for him since the beginning!!! But that's just the way the cookie crumbles... And we have 5 guys left and I can't wait to see what is to come!


Kelly: I am sad to see Chad go as well. He was my favorite to watch, because he was real. Everyone knew his story and could relate to him in one way or another. Congratulations Chad. You should be so proud of yourself, I know everyone else is! Way to fight through 4 elimination challenges and show everyone true sportsmanship, talent and heart. Please post your schedule somewhere so we can all follow you on your journey to the big stage!



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Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.

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Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.

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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.