Tag Archives: J.B. Holmes

May
14
2017

Here we go again. I know this is like standard operating procedure these days, but I’m no longer in my 20s (that ship sailed a while ago), and while I used to be able to multitask and do the job of eight people, that simply was not sustainable. I need to do a better job at adapting or adjusting to the times now that I’m no longer the new kid on the block. Yeah, I’m one of those grizzled, cynical veterans now! OK, not totally, but for longtime readers, you know what I mean.

Oh, so it’s now 1am and I’m in yet another delirious, exhausted, probably slightly-dehydrated state, which, as we know, results in rambling nonsensical garble and I should stop right now and delete, but you guys seemed to enjoy the … “entertaining” crap that I produced earlier this week, so I’m here to give the people what they want!

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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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Oct
2
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

You’ve got to have nothing but respect for Jim Furyk, who has played on every Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team since 1997. If you’ve ever spoken to Furyk about these biennial matches, it’s obvious that he truly cares about representing his country and enjoys the “team” aspect of these events.

Furyk was forced to withdraw from the last two FedEx Cup events due to a bone contusion on his wrist. He tried his best to rehabilitate the injury in time to compete in the Presidents Cup, but on Friday, he finally announced he would be unable to play. Instead, he’ll travel with the team as an assistant to captain Jay Haas.

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Apr
6
2015

Jordan Spieth’s last three starts have resulted in a win at the Valspar Championship, a runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open, and finally, a tied for second at the Shell Houston Open on Sunday. Spieth is undoubtedly the hottest player and arguably the most clutch golfer heading into this week’s Masters, the first major of the season.

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Mar
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson posted a final-round three-under 69, nine-under total, to overcome a five-shot deficit entering the final round to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by a stroke over J.B. Holmes.

Johnson, one of the biggest hitters on the PGA Tour, used his power, fine ballstriking and a hot putter (on the back nine) to tame the Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral for his ninth-career victory on Tour, which vaults him to no. 7 in the world rankings. This is arguably the most significant win in the 30 year old’s career for a variety of reasons.

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Mar
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Believe it or not — Dustin Johnson and J.B. Holmes both aced the par-3 no. 4 at Trump National Doral during a span of about 20 minutes in the third round of the Cadillac Championship.

Yep, you heard that correctly. Johnson and Holmes made unlikely hole-in-ones on the difficult fourth hole, which was playing 207 yards on Saturday with the pin on the right side of the green that is guarded by an intimidating water hazard. The duo of bombers also used the same club, a 7-iron.

Watch and be amazed, my friends…

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Mar
5
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

For the second week in a row, Rory McIlroy got off to another rough start in the first round at the Cadillac Championship. McIlroy, who started on no. 10, made a couple of mistakes that led to a four-over 40 on his first nine. However, he was able to turn it around during a stretch on the second nine to keep the damage under control and post a one-over 73, which wasn’t too terrible on a difficult, windy day at Trump National Doral.

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Feb
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

In the summer of 2004, Jason Day had breakfast sitting in the Lodge at Torrey Pines on Sunday before the final round of the Junior World Championships at Torrey Pines’ South Course. He remembers not having an appetite because he was so nervous. At the end of that day, he hoisted the trophy and became the best amateur in the world. Eleven years later, Day found himself in a familiar setting, eating at almost the same table he did when he was 16, but as a golfer, he had matured with each year and he didn’t have the same tense nerves this time around.

Heading into the week, Day had a feeling he was going to win this week. He told his wife Ellie that this year was different than the past seven years on the PGA Tour. They both have been expecting big things from Day, who was plagued with injuries last season, in 2015.

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Feb
7
2015

Harris English didn’t have his A-game on Saturday at Torrey Pines, but he managed to escape with a one-over 73 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open and still shares a spot atop of a packed leaderboard.

English, who led by two heading into the weekend, got off to a nice start, making a birdie on the first hole to extend his lead to three shots. However, on a day with tough conditions at Torrey’s South Course, he broke his streak of 39 holes with par or better on the par-4 6th. After driving it in the fairway bunker, he knocked his next shot short in the rough. His chip flew over the green and then he blew his putt to save par six feet past the hole before he missed the comeback for bogey and tapped it for a costly six.

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Jun
3
2014
2014 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

C’mon Aussie: Brady Watt eyes qualifying for the U.S. Open

On a gray, rainy morning at the Colonial Country Club in Cordova, a few miles northwest of Memphis, Jason Allred struggled his way through the back nine on the lengthy South Course. It was the first of two rounds he’d play as he attempted to nab one of the 13 U.S. Open spots in the Sectional Qualifier, competing with 145 other players to make next weekend’s field at Pinehurst.

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