Author Archives: Stephanie Wei

Aug
3
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

TIGER IS BACK. TIGER IS DONE. WAIT. TIGER IS BACK…AGAIN. I had some fun trolling tweeps last weekend with blanket hyperbolic statements like those depending on how Tiger Woods was playing during the Quicken Loans National. It’s just too easy! #sorrynotsorry

Well, save for his third-round 74, Woods had a solid week at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, posting three rounds in the 60s en route to a T18 finish — almost tying for his best of the year (T17 at the Masters!).

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Aug
3
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy has sent up a major flare and hope is alive for golf fans alike who wanted to see the world no. 1 defend his title at the PGA Championship next week at Whistling Straits.

Following an ankle injury early last month, McIlroy was questionable for the fourth and final major of the season, and while his status still remains up in the air, he has scheduled a practice round on Saturday at the venue, according to a report by Reuters.

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Jul
28
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods

Barring a near miracle, Tiger Woods is likely nearing the end of yet another forgettable season, where he’s missed three cuts, withdrawn and placed in the top-25 just once in eight starts. OK, so he hasn’t played much, but the times he has have been pretty painful to watch as of late.

Woods, who has the dual role of host and player at this week’s Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, voiced his frustration in his press conference Tuesday — just ten days after missing the cut at the Open Championship at St Andrews, where he had hoisted the Claret Jug twice before in decisive victories in 2000 and 2005. 

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Jul
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Following the disappointment of a near miss at the Open Championship last Monday, Jason Day closed in style, rolling in three straight birdies to capture the Canadian Open by a shot over Bubba Watson at Glen Abbey GC. Day also spoiled 54-hole leader David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian to win his national championship in 61 years.

Day’s clutch finish — which included draining a 20-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole — took place just six days after he came up just short (literally) at St Andrews.

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Jul
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

For all the pre-championship hype over distance being such a ginormous advantage at the Old Course, turns out the Open was won with good old-fashioned grit. Many (including yours truly) predicted that Dustin Johnson would overpower the Old Course with his jaw-dropping drives, but it was another Johnson who ended up hoisting the Claret Jug — Zach, of course.

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Jul
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Jordan Spieth didn’t win the Open Championship. He didn’t win his third consecutive major. He didn’t keep the Grand Slam watch alive. It’s okay, though. Spieth is still a winner — after all, he has the Green Jacket and the U.S. Open trophy.

The 21-year-old Texan also put on the run of a champion on Monday in the final round at the Old Course; one that will inspire the generations of golfers to come. Spieth is undoubtedly a winner.

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Jul
20
2015

Phil Mickelson was making an early run at the Open Championship on Monday — he had just narrowly missed a birdie putt on no. 16, but he was still six-under for the final round when he stepped up to the tee on the Road Hole, arguably the most difficult par-4 in the game, and he let one fly…into the balcony of the Old Course Hotel.

Just watch:

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Jul
19
2015

jordan spieth

Benign conditions yielded low scores at St Andrews in the third round of the Open Championship. Who took advantage and went low? Lots. Who didn’t? Just a few. All in all, Monday at the Old Course is set up for a fantastic final round and hopefully a spectacular ending to the best major of the year (IMHO).

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Jul
19
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Following what was arguably his worst putting performance of the year, where the Masters and U.S. Open champion needed 37 putts en route to an even par 72 in the second round at St Andrews, Jordan Spieth required a low one to get back into the mix on Sunday at The Open.

The Golden Boy delivered, posting a six-under 66 in the third round to put him at 11-under for the championship and just one back of the 54-hole leaders, amateur Paul Dunne, Louis Oosthuizen, who took home the Claret Jug the last time the Open was at the Old Course in 2010, and Jason Day.

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