May
20
2015

The ever-unpredictable Patrick Reed was scheduled to play at the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, along with next week’s Irish Open at Royal County Down, which world no. 1 Rory McIlroy is hosting for the first time. However, he unexpectedly withdrew from both events on Monday. The strange part is that instead he’s entered in the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

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May
19
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

In case you missed the live interviews on Periscope — since it was dark-o-clock in the U.S. — I spoke with Nicolas Colsaerts, Luke Donald, Matteo Manassero and Mikko Ilonen this morning at Wentworth, the site of the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship. (Don’t worry, I asked if I could use the live-streaming app in advance and received permission from the European Tour, which has different media regulations, and I’m pretty much allowed to Periscope until the cows come home from Monday-Wednesday.)

First, let’s check out my chat with the legendary Nicolas Colsaerts:


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May
18
2015

If there was any question who the world no. 1 player in the world is at the moment, Rory McIlroy quashed any naysayers on Sunday at Quail Hollow Golf Club. Yep, he did it again. For the second time in the past three weeks, McIlroy took home the winner’s trophy at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

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May
17
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Hello! Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a pretty hectic couple of weeks and needed to catch up on sleep.

As you know, my credentials were revoked for the remainder of the PGA Tour season, so I’m doing my best to turn lemons into lemonade. (Don’t worry, I can still cover the majors!) Thus, I decided to head across the pond and cover the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event, where world no. 1 Rory McIlroy is defending champion. I leave tonight. 

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May
11
2015

KPMG Women's PGA Champ Media Day

Next month’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was officially introduced on Monday at Westchester Country Club, the site of the inaugural event. Well, sort of. As organizers and executives from all parties, KPMG, the LPGA, and PGA of America, pointed out, this tournament is not replacing the former 60-year-old LPGA Championship in the major line-up, but instead, the new partnership is elevating it. 

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May
11
2015

I joined the ever-awesome Katie Nolan on her show on Fox Sports 1 this past weekend to chat about Periscope (and the whole credential fiasco) and the new media landscape. We also discussed about the betting odds for Tiger Woods’ next girlfriend, but for some reason, it’s not posted on YouTube — which is too bad because it was pretty funny.

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May
10
2015

As cliche as it may be, timing is everything, isn’t it? Earlier in the week, in an anonymous survey conducted by Sports Illustrated, PGA Tour pros labeled Rickie Fowler (and Ian Poulter) as the most overrated players in golf, with both receiving 24% of the vote.

Fowler responded by winning the Tour’s flagship event, the Players Championship, in a playoff against Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner.

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May
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods emphatically pumped his first after holing a nine-footer for birdie on the par-5 9th, his final hole on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. The putt was only to post a one-under 71, but it put him just inside the cut line at even par, which is what’s projected to make weekend play at The Players Championship.

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May
6
2015

stephanie wei

Guys, I know you’re probably sick of this story, but it seems never-ending because of the controversy over Periscope and users streaming the big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

Everyone is curious as to how the entertainment industry — including sports leagues — will deal with the advent of live-streaming apps from smart phones. (I guess timing is everything?)

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May
5
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s rare — almost even unheard of — that Tiger Woods would offer some emotional insight from his personal life, but that’s what he did on Tuesday at TPC Sawgrass, the site of this week’s Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s flagship event. A fatigued Woods admitted that the strain from his recent breakup with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, along with the anniversary of his father’s death (May 3), has resulted in sleepless nights.

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