Author Archives: Stephanie Wei

Apr
23
2014

The long and difficult road to playing professional golf — and making it to the bigs — is amass with obstacles to overcome. Golfers are bound to encounter challenges, whether they’re health-related and/or financial. For 31-year-old Andrew Parr, it’s been a combination. (Be sure to watch the video above — I promise you won’t regret it.)

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Apr
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, many of you have asked where you could see my TV work. Well, I have some of the raw footage we shot and I asked my producer from Fox Sports International (Asia) if I could post it — and great news, he gave me the go-ahead!

In the video above, it starts with some of the work I did on Friday, bounces to a piece from Saturday, and then goes backward from Thursday to Tuesday. Pardon the slides that are placeholders for the editors in the studio to insert the footage/b-roll.

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Apr
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger and charity!

Tiger loves charity!

Tiger Woods is launching a new initiative to raise money for his foundation via the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs, an amateur series spanning over five months on eight courses that rewards the best players and fundraisers with a final event in Orlando, Florida, at the end of the year, according to the Associated Press:

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Apr
22
2014
pinehurst

The men’s and women’s U.S. Open trophies

The stage is set for the USGA’s experiment of hosting both the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens on the same golf course, Pinehurst No. 2, in back-to-back weeks, with, the men, of course, playing their championship first.

On Monday the USGA held its traditional media day to preview the upcoming majors, which will happen during the second and third weeks in June. A couple of intriguing issues were addressed regarding the restoration project, along with the challenges of hosting both Opens.

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Apr
21
2014
Some things are meant to be...

Some things are meant to be…

Hat tip to Golf Digest for this amazing find. In fact, this is probably the most absurd yet greatest coincidence of the year, not to mention pretty darn ironic.

Here’s the deal: Patrick Reed famously declared himself a “Top Five” player in the world after cruising to victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Problem is, many of his fellow competitors, along with golf fans, found it slightly obnoxious, to say the least, and ever since then, Reed has been the butt of “Top Five” jokes. 

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Apr
21
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
On Sunday at the RBC Heritage, Matt Kuchar was in contention for the fourth week in a row. At the Valero Texas Open, he held the lead going into the final nine holes, but couldn’t close the deal. At the Shell Houston Open, he knocked it in the water on the 18th in regulation, and then Matt Jones chipped in during the first playoff hole. At the Masters, he was tied for the lead early on Sunday until he four-putted the fourth hole and fizzled away. 
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Apr
20
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Hey, guys! Miss me? Sorry I’ve been MIA. It felt really weird not being able to write during the Masters last week, but I literally had no time after working 14-hour (-plus) days as an on-air reporter for Fox Sports International. Which was an incredible experience and one that I’ve pretty much dreamt of since I started this site five years ago — it was like seeing the culmination of all the hard work I’ve put in (but, of course, I still have a long ways to go!).
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Apr
9
2014
Ernie Els Phil Mickelson

Oldies but goodies

The pairings have been set for the first and second round of the Masters. Let’s see what the Green Jackets have put together for this year… Well, per usual, they’re not *that* intriguing, but there is one that’s fantastic. Yep, you’ve guessed it: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick “Top 5″ Reed.
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Apr
7
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Patrons exiting the premises

Patrons exiting the premises

Stormy and wet weather on Monday halted practice rounds and closed the doors to Augusta National as patrons were asked to exit the premises. The Masters regulates that practice rounds begin no earlier than 8am, and play was suspended at 10am when sirens sounded across the course, so not much was accomplished. 
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