Category Archives: PGA Tour

Feb
14
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It was over before Jordan Spieth even hit his opening tee shot. Heck, it was over before he showed up to Pebble Beach to warm up for the final round. Spieth was not going to blow his six-shot lead through 54-holes. Not happening.

At 23 years old, he’s a grizzled veteran and as poised as they come — I should be used to his remarkable maturity and composure by now since I’ve had a front-row seat for the last four years. Can we just take a moment to remember what we were doing at 23? Our maturity level? I mean, I’m just going LOL. 

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Feb
5
2017

Ahhhhh… So I guess I missed kind of a lot while I was sick, huh? This is certainly not the type of news anyone likes to see, though, especially when it involves one of our favorite PGA Tour tweeters and an all-round good dude who has been through…well, a lot, already in 33 years.

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Jan
27
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I didn’t want to say it before the first round finished. I didn’t want to get attacked and called a “Tiger hater,” even though that’s never a good reason not to write and/or publish anything — more accurate would be “feel like.” I wanted to give him a chance. Now, only ONE official round has been posted for Tiger Woods in 2017, so…wait for it, GIVE HIM A CHANCE. It’s early! It’s only been one round! Let the guy get his feet under him and some reps before we’re too quick to write him off.

For the love of God. I’m in my seventh year at this, and trust me, I’ve been there and I know how it feels to hope and want something (or someone) to go back to what it once was SO badly because that nostalgia and that AWESOMENESS that went along with it was SO FREAKING GREAT.

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Jan
9
2017

Justin Thomas won the SBS Tournament of Champions at Kapalua at 22-under, beating Hideki Matsuyama by three shots. And JT doesn’t care that the trophy pictures are the most flattering in the world because he just won the first PGA Tour event of 2017, so there. I did chuckle when I came across his Instagram post with the above picture and the caption, “Too excited for the trophy to worry about my double chin #shaka.”

Since I am now just openly refusing to write game stories/summaries for the sake of doing so — with exceptions, like I walked the round in person or it’s Tiger or it’s something really freaking interesting and cool or it’s an epic final round at a major, etc. — I will quickly tell you all you need to know, but I’m sure you already know if you’re reading this.

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Jan
4
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Hi guys! Happy New Year from Maui and the Tournament of Champions!  We survived 2016 — at least some of us…barely. I feel like I’m writing a personal email to my friends, but in many ways, this website/blog/whatever the hell you want to call it has been like that. Since I started on this journey on a little Tumblr blog in spring 2009, it’s been one heck of an adventure, filled with so much joy, sweat, tears and practically every emotion that goes along with life (mostly positive, though!).

For those of you who have been along since the early days, you’ve witnessed the evolution, and thank you so much for your support, loyalty and belief in me — even your critiques because the constructive non-hater trolling feedback is what has made me work harder and improve my “craft.” In fact, I’ve always said I owe the most to the haters because the hostility and animosity lit a fire under me and inspired me even more to prove them wrong. Same goes for anyone and everyone who has been a casual, avid or occasional reader or hater.

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Sep
21
2016

East Lake GC

When players arrived at East Lake Golf Club this week for the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Ga., they couldn’t help but feel a bit disoriented. (I was certainly confused, initially.) Then, they remembered that tournament officials decided to switch the nines. This year at the FedExCup finale, the field of 30 will tee the hole formerly known as no. 10 and finish on the actual par-5 9th hole.

It’s strange when you first take a walk out there and pass the first hole — but, wait, it is now no. 10 this week — and it definitely does throw you off for a few minutes and then you realize the whole switch with the nines. It doesn’t sound like a big deal and it really isn’t, but it’s still confusing. 

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Sep
11
2016

As Friday evening unfolded, most of you were kicking back and relaxing with your family, some might have gotten screwed with work, a lucky but considerable number embarked on memorable adventures exploring an exotic part of the world, the rest drank beer (domestic) and watched football, and a very small, mostly hand-picked and exclusive crowd gathered at The Plaza Hotel for the Bazaar “Icon” party, which featured a performance and impromptu, “stream of consciousness speech about the critiques of his latest fashion collection” from Kanye.

But about *maybe* 10 golf geeks were glued to their Twitter timelines in fascination as two-time PGA Tour winner Steven Bowditch exchanged tweets with a high school teenager who had been shamelessly trolling the Australian golfer for months. As any golf fan knows, Bowditch hasn’t simply had a “down” or “rough” year; it’s been straight-up brutal. Try to put yourself in his position, and trust me, he’s trying his best and putting in the practice time. At first, his poor play started out as a bit of a lame but sort of funny joke I’d see on Twitter and in Fantasy Golf league email chains.

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Sep
7
2016

Well, I’ll be damned — Tiger Woods made a massive announcement at a reasonable time of the day on a Wednesday, when relatively nothing too newsworthy (with exception to the Apple event) was happening! Woods tweeted and posted on his website that he’s attempting to make yet another comeback this fall. <<insert lots of happy and celebration emojis>>

He intends (or in his words, “hopes”) to play the Safeway Open, formerly known as the Frys.com Open, Oct. 13-16, at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. It will be his first competitive event in over a year and it marks the first tournament on the PGA Tour’s 2016-17 calendar.

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Sep
5
2016

Rory McIlroy played nearly flawless golf in blustery conditions on Monday in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, posting a five-under 65, 15-under total. McIlroy trailed 54-hole leader Paul Casey by six shots at the start of the day and ended up winning by two strokes after Casey closed with a three-over 73.

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Aug
7
2016

As if it hadn’t been a thrilling enough summer in golf (well, at least for the massive fans) — Jim Furyk took it up another notch on Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship, posting a record-setting 12-under 58, the lowest round ever in PGA Tour history.

Furyk, who began the day 16 shots behind 54-leader Daniel Berger, teed off early — almost six hours before the last pairing. The 46-year-old veteran (who will perhaps now be dubbed, “Mr. 58) got off to a sizzling start, making six birdies and an eagle to shoot eight-under 27 on the front nine. Forget that magical “59” number, which, mind you, Furyk already achieved at the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

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