- Sandy Hits
Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey at about 8PM Eastern last night. An estimated 7 million customers are without power from South Carolina north to Maine.
- Eyes on 2013
The PGA TOUR released its schedule for 2013. In one change, the Valero Texas Open moves a week before The Masters. Also, to accomodate the shorter season 8 events will increase their fields.
- No Defense
Luke Donald has decided to not defend his title in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Remember, he won the event last year to clinch the PGA TOUR money title.
- WGC Stars
Martin Kaymer defends his title this week in the WGC-HSBC Champions in China. Major champions Bubba Watson, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson headline the star-studded field.
- Markets Closed Tuesday
- Sandy’s Financial Impact
- Markets Scheduled to Open Wednesday
- Apple Shuffles its Software Staff
7:12a ET: Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:15a ET: Peter Hanson, 2012 BMW Masters Champion
7:30a ET: Justin Bolli, 2012 Web.com Tour Champion
7:45a ET: Rex Hoggard, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
8:15a ET: Suzann Pettersen, 2012 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Champion
8:30a ET: David Frost, 2012 AT&T Champion
8:45a ET: Nick Faldo, World Golf Hall of Fame Member
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“Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads
“Times Like These” by Foo Fighters
“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
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Tuesday - October 30, 2012
Group standings at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Here are the group standings for pool play at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas. The player with the most points in each pool advanced to Saturday's Round of 16 in Austin, Texas. Click here for scoring and click here for the bracket.
(Note: Group winners are highlighted; * equals won in playoff)
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4|
|(1) D. Johnson: 0-2-0||(2) J. Thomas: 2-0-0||(3) J. Rahm: 0-2-1||(4) J. Spieth: 2-0-0|
|(32) K. Kisner: 1-0-1||(21) F. Molinari: 2-0-0||(28) K. Aphibarnrat: 3-0-0||(19) P. Reed: 2-0-0|
|(38) A. Hadwin: 1-0-1
||(48) P. Kizzire: 0-2-0||(43) C. Reavie: 1-1-0||(34) H. Li: 0-2-0|
|(52) B. Wiesberger: 1-1-0
||(60) L. List: 0-2-0||(63) K. Bradley: 0-1-1||(49) C. Schwartzel: 0-2-0|
|Group 5||Group 6||Group 7||Group 8|
|(5) H. Matsuyama: 1-1-0||(6) R. McIlroy: 1-2-0||(7) S. Garcia: 2-0-0||(8) J. Day: 1-1-0|
|(30) P. Cantlay: 1-1-0
||(18) B. Harman: 2-0-1||(20) X. Schauffele: 2-0-0||(25) L. Oosthuizen: 1-1-0|
|(46) C. Smith: 2-0-0||(44) J. Vegas: 0-2-1||(41) D. Frittelli: 0-2-0||(42) J. Dufner: 1-1-0|
|(53) Y. Miyazato: 0-2-0||(51) P. Uihlein: 2-1-0||(62) S. Sharma: 0-2-0||(56) J. Hahn: 1-1-0|
|Group 9||Group 10||Group 11||Group 12|
|(9) T. Fleetwood: 1-1-0||(10) P. Casey: 2-0-0||(11) M. Leishman: 0-2-1||(12) T. Hatton: 2-0-0|
|(26) D. Berger: 0-2-0||(31) M. Fitzpatrick: 0-2-0||(23) B. Grace: 1-1-1||(22) C. Hoffman: 0-2-0|
|(33) K. Chappell: 1-1-0||(45) K. Stanley: 1-1-0||(35) B. Watson: 2-0-1||(36) B. Steele: 1-1-0|
|(58) I. Poulter: 2-0-0||(51) R. Henley: 1-1-0||(64) J. Suri: 1-1-1||(55) A. Levy: 1-1-0|
|Group 13||Group 14||Group 15||Group 16|
|(13) A. Noren: 2-0-0||(14) P. Mickelson: 1-1-0||(15) P. Perez: 0-1-1||(16) M. Kuchar: 1-0-1|
|(29) T. Finau: 2-0-0||(17) R. Cabrera Bello: 1-1-0||(24) G. Woodland: 0-1-1||(27) R. Fisher: 1-1-0|
|(39) T. Pieters: 0-2-0||(40) S. Kodaira: 0-2-0||(37) W. Simpson: 1-0-1||(47) Y. Ikeda: 1-1-0|
|(61) K. Na: 0-2-0||(59) C. Howell III: 2-0-0||(50) S.W. Kim: 1-0-1||(54) Z. Johnson: 0-1-1|
Match-by-match: WGC-Dell Technologies, Day 3
Here is how things played out on Day 3 of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, as 64 players take on Austin Country Club with hopes of advancing out of pool play. Click here for Day 2 match results:
Group 1: Dustin Johnson (1) vs. Kevin Kisner (32)
Group 1: Adam Hadwin (38) vs. Bernd Wiesberger (52)
Group 2: Justin Thomas (2) vs. Francesco Molinari (2)
Group 2: Patton Kizzire (48) vs. Luke List (60)
Group 3: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (28) def. Jon Rahm, 4 and 3: Unbeaten through two days, Aphibarnrat put the hammer down on Rahm, last year’s finalist. Barnrat needed only three birdies to secure the group win, while Rahm dropped to 0-2-1 for the week.
Group 3: Chez Reavie (43) vs. Keegan Bradley (63)
Group winner: Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Group 4: Jordan Spieth (4) vs. Patrick Reed (19)
Group 4: Haotong Li (34) vs. Charl Schwartzel (49)
Group 5: Hideki Matsuyama (5) vs. Patrick Cantlay (30)
Group 5: Cameron Smith (46) vs. Yusaku Miyazato (53)
Group 6: Brian Harman (18) def. Rory McIlroy (6), 5 and 3: Harman took advantage of McIlroy’s missed putts and uncharacteristic mistakes to build a 3-up advantage on the front nine, then cruised to a lopsided victory. At 2-0-1, Harman wins the group, while McIlroy can begin his prep for Augusta.
Group 6: Jhonattan Vegas (44) vs. Peter Uihlein (57) def. Jhonattan Vegas (44), 4 and 3: Even though Uihlein won the first two holes on his way to routing Vegas, it wasn’t enough for the former U.S. Amateur champion to advance. He finished the week 2-1.
Group winner: Brian Harman
Group 7: Sergio Garcia (7) vs. Xander Schauffele (20)
Group 7: Dylan Frittelli (41) vs. Shubhankar Sharma (62)
Group 8: Jason Day (8) vs. Louis Oosthuizen (25)
Group 8: Jason Dufner (42) vs. James Hahn (56)
Group 9: Tommy Fleetwood (9) vs. Daniel Berger (26)
Group 9: Kevin Chappell (33) vs. Ian Poulter (58)
Group 10: Paul Casey (10) vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick (31)
Group 10: Kyle Stanley (45) vs. Russell Henley (51)
Group 11: Marc Leishman (11) vs. Branden Grace (23), halved: Already eliminated, Leishman kept Grace from reaching the pool-play playoff by never trailing in the match. Though the South African holed a 25-footer on 17 to extend it, both players halved the 18th hole with birdies, including a 6-footer from Leishman, to earn a half-point.
Group 11: Bubba Watson (35) vs. Julian Suri (64), halved: Needing just a half-point to advance, but two down with two to go, Bubba stuffed his tee shot on 17, then hit his driver pin-high on the home hole. After Suri couldn’t get up-and-down for birdie, Watson sank his 8-footer for the halve. It's the second consecutive year in which Watson has won his group.
Group winner: Bubba Watson
Group 12: Tyrrell Hatton (12) vs. Charley Hoffman (22)
Group 12: Brendan Steele (36) vs. Alexander Levy (55)
Group 13: Alex Noren (13) vs. Tony Finau (29)
Group 13: Thomas Pieters (39) vs. Kevin Na (61)
Group 14: Phil Mickelson (14) vs. Rafa Cabrera Bello (17)
Group 14: Charles Howell III (59) def. Satoshi Kodaira (40), 2 and 1: Needing a halve to advance, Howell won the 14th and 16th holes with par to gain a 2-up advantage and earn the half-point that he needed. It’s the second year in a row that Howell has won his group.
Group winner: Charles Howell III
Group 15: Pat Perez (15) vs. Gary Woodland (24)
Group 15: Webb Simpson (37) vs. Si Woo Kim (50)
Group 16: Matt Kuchar (16) vs. Ross Fisher (27)
Group 16: Yuta Ikeda (47) vs. Zach Johnson (54)
Watch: Rory finds trouble, and more trouble, and more ...
Rory McIlroy was in a must-win situation against Brian Harman in order to have a chance to advance to the one-and-done portion of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
And, as you can see, McIlroy did not get off to an ideal start on Friday.
Not a fun start for Rory.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 23, 2018
Golf is hard. pic.twitter.com/DLq647mbHA
McIlroy lost the third, fifth and ninth holes at Austin Country Club. Harman led, 3 up, at the turn.
Watch: Stefani makes hole-in-one, has no clue
Shawn Stefani made a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th in the second round of the Corales Puntacana Resorts and Club Championship.
However, he never saw it go in.
Stefani knew he hit a great shot, and this isn't shown in the video below, but he just questioned everyone around him if they saw the ball go into the hole.
A Golf Channel cameraman finally gave him the news and Stefani responded with an enthusiastic thumbs up.