Category Archives: PGA Championship

Jul
31
2016

It’s been an interesting — perhaps the better word is “strange” — turn of events this weekend at the PGA Championship. With play suspended due to inclement weather in the area around 2pm Saturday, only 37 players finished the third round, with around 50 either still on the course or yet to tee off, including the last 5 groups (i.e. top 10 players on the leaderboard).

Players and media questioned the PGA of America’s decision to *not* start the third round with threesomes teeing off both nos. 1 and 10, given the forecast Saturday looked extremely questionable with a high chance of thunderstorms. However, PGA of America Championships Officer (set-up man) Kerry Haigh defended the decision, claiming that the weather was supposed to be similar to the first two rounds.

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Jul
30
2016

Saturday at the PGA Championship was basically just about a total wash-out, with only 37 out of 86 players posting scores in the third round. At around 2:15pm, the horn sounded across Baltusrol GC, suspending play for what turned out to be the rest of the day. However, it was not officially called until 5:46pm — which was frustrating for everyone from the media to the players and the caddies, especially since it seemed clear that would be the case hours earlier.

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Jul
29
2016

Here are the top best/worst of moments, happenings and quotes from the second round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. In other words, my random thoughts and ramblings from the day. Don’t forget to keep up with the latest and most current behind-the-scenes updates this week(end) via social media channels–Twitter, Instagram and Facebook–especially SnapChat (username: stephwei — don’t need to be active on the app, but download it)!

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Jul
29
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

As you may have heard by now, Jordan Spieth had quite an eventful time on the seventh hole (his 16th, started on 10) after pushing his drive right into a puddle on a gravel cart path in the second round of the PGA Championship. I’m going to do my best to explain this overly complicated situation.

After discussing his options with PGA rules official Brad Gregory and attempting at least four drops — which only took 10 minutes — Spieth took relief from casual water and placed the ball (which is the rule after you attempt to drop it twice and it rolls outside of a club length or closer to the hole, etc.). At that point, he was given the green light to hit his shot after making the “best drop of his life.

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Jul
28
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

I am about to throw both my iPhone and Macbook against the wall or out of a moving car. Talk about a bad stretch to have all your technology start acting up. But this is not the time and place for me to vent about my #firstworldproblems. Well, I just kind of did. Again, I digress.

Alright, this is going to be a ton of information that I’ll be throwing out at you, but I wanted to get it all out there. I mean, I didn’t spend 12-14 hours a day at Baltusrol in the blistering heat the last three days to not share the info I collected — I’ve done plenty of that already this year! Let’s get this golf geek party started.

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Jul
28
2016

There’s about a 99% chance if you’re even reading this now that you are fully aware I’ve developed what some might consider an unhealthy obsession with SnapChat. Go ahead, judge me, but I bet you’ve never even tried it and have no idea how it works. Am I rite? Or am I rite? Yep, that’s what I thought. Well, IMHO, I think it’s a fun and informative way to bring you guys inside the ropes and FEEL LIKE YOU’RE HERE.

Now if you missed these Snaps (because they expire after 24 hours), then that sucks because it’s way better to experience these scenes on the app, but hey, this is better than nothing. Check it out…if you want — who knows what you might learn or see or perhaps you’ll end up wishing you could have x-minutes of your life that you’ll never get back.

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Jul
28
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

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For a Tuesday night during the week of the PGA Championship, this one was certainly much more amusing and eventful than usual and/or expected. It had been a productive day (though it feels like I don’t have enough to show for it unless you follow ALL my social media platforms *hint-hint*…), but I stayed later than I’d like to admit so I could finish uploading/formatting the various forms of content to share them on this site.

Sadly enough, my buddy Jon McCarthy from the Toronto Sun and I were the only two left standing in the media center just after 9pm. (Ugh, it’s even more humiliating to type out.)

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Jul
27
2016

Nicolas Colsaerts finished third in the PGA Long Drive Competition on Tuesday with a measly 341-yard tee shot on the first hole at Baltusrol GC. He was bested by Rory McIlroy (345 yards) and Byeong Hun An (347 yards).

It was no surprise to see the big-hitting Belgian’s name near the top of the Long Drive leaderboard. In fact, it was more mind-blowing that he *only* hit it 341 yards and didn’t manage to surpass McIlroy.

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Jul
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

After capturing the hearts of fans all around the planet at the Open Championship, Andrew “Beef” Johnston needs no introduction. In fact, he could even go without his Christian name and refer to himself solely as “Beef” — without the quotations even.

Well, Beef’s popularity has certainly not dwindled — if anything, it’s only intensified. Just over a week ago after finishing solo eighth at the Open Championship, he was unofficially (yet undoubtedly) crowned the people’s champion, as he constantly exchanged banter with the gallery, signed autographs and took selfies with hundreds of keen fans. He’s picked up exactly where he left off at Baltusrol Golf Club this week for his first start at the PGA Championship as golf’s everyman.

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Jul
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

For most of Tuesday, Rory McIlroy’s name stood boldly apart from the rest of the competitors on the leaderboard for the PGA Long Drive Championship next to the first tee. McIlroy wasn’t just leading the field all morning after striping his drive 345 yards on the opening hole at Baltusrol’s Lower Course — he was dominating it, with Sergio Garcia lagging behind at 319 yards (yep, 26 yards back).

Naturally, as the day went on, conditions became firmer (though they were still quite soft compared to a day earlier after heavy rains came through Monday evening) and the wind picked up — helping on the first hole — and more names started threatening McIlroy’s massive lead.

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