Daily Archives: January 17, 2011

Jan
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Confidential

Marino reacts to missing eagle putt, while Wilson and Kuchar watch the ball

Another Sunday, another PGA Tour Confidential. We even had a cameo last night from Brad Faxon — basically, because he disagreed with something I said.

In this week’s edition, the SI Golf Group discusses Mark Wilson’s win at Waialae (is it refreshing to see shorter tracks like Waialae and contenders who actually hit fairways?), leaderboard watching, the best in the world competing at Abu Dhabi this week (and overshadowing the Bob Hope Classic), golf’s lack of an off-season and the LPGA denying Alexis Thompson’s petition.

Guess what? We didn’t bring up Tiger’s name once the entire night! /high-five! Here’s an excerpt from last night’s banter:

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Jan
17
2011

Mark Wilson celebrates on the 18th green at Waialae

Sometimes the short guys win. By short, I mean short-hitting — not that all PGA Tour pros don’t hit it a long ways, but relative to the bombers. Waialae Country Club favors target golf and accuracy over power and distance. Mark Wilson endured the 36-hole Sunday, firing scores of 65-67 to win the Sony Open by two shots over Tim Clark.

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Jan
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tim Clark's feet hurt from too much walking

With the first round of the Sony Open washed out, Sunday turned into a 36-hole marathon to finish the last two rounds. After a long day of walking the flattest golf course ever, Tim Clark endured blisters on his feet — which are so painful that he may withdraw from the Bob Hope Classic, according to Golfweek’s Alex Miceli.

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