Category Archives: Awards

Nov
28
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Awards
Adam Scott or God?

Adam Scott or God?

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope everyone (in America) is stuffing their faces with fattening foods, which make us distinctly American. You know, like cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and stuffing, just to name a few of my favorites.

I’m thankful for so many things and people in 2013 that I could write a book, so I’ll narrow it down to the events and individuals in golf that I most appreciate, but first and foremost, I’d like to to thank the WUP readers and all my social media followers for your continued support (and sometimes even trolling). I also don’t know what I’d do without my encouraging mentors and friends in the business.

Oh, I can’t forget the naysayers, either, since without them I don’t know if I would’ve gotten as far in my career as I have today — thanks for always providing challenges and obstacles that I’ve always used to motivate me to work harder and be even better.

Finally, many thanks to my very competent team — Conor Nagle, who has moved on to bigger and better things as a big-time editor at Ireland’s largest publishing house, and head researcher Shoshana Agus-Kleinman, along with the other behind-the-scenes folks who help keep WUP readable and running.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, readers — this site wouldn’t exist without your continued support. Okay, now onto the golf-related events in 2013 that I’m most thankful for…

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Nov
17
2013
Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda honored at halftime

Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda honored at halftime

During Auburn University’s home football game against Georgia on Saturday, we learned winning a major championship and inspiring an internet meme are two of the school’s qualifications required if alumni want a street named in honor of them.

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Oct
9
2013
Compton

Compton

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced on Wednesday that two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton was awarded the first-ever PGA Tour Courage Award. Most of us are familiar with Compton’s inspiring story — the fact he’s alive, let alone playing professional golf at the highest level, is pretty incredible. 

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Dec
31
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Awards
Europe's comeback to win the Ryder Cup: one for the ages

Europe’s comeback to win the Ryder Cup: one for the ages

As the year ends (only a few hours left!–and Happy New Year, Australia), we’re wracking our brains for some of the most memorable and (un)forgettable moments of 2012. We’re going to do things a little different than 2011, and I might supplement this post with others in the first days of 2013 (people didn’t seem to mind the delay last time).

At the start of the season, I decided to go nuts and try to cover (in person) as many tournaments as possible–which, as I discovered, was crazy and I overdid it. The final tally was 33 or 34 events, if you count qualifiers. It was definitely a year to remember and I feel very lucky that I had a front-row seat to many incredible wins, not to mention just as many heartbreaking upsets. There are the obvious “best shots” or “hug-me-now” moments, but we’re also going to share some from behind-the-scenes and perhaps less mainstream, which deserve recognition.

Let’s start this by reviewing eight of the most memorable shots. 

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Jan
5
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Awards

Thanks for believing in me! I love you, man!

As 2011 has ended and the 2012 season officially starts tomorrow, we’re (still) taking an obligatory look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. We also checked out some players who were considered overachievers. Next, we took a gander at those who had the most disappointing seasons, along with the most notable Tiger moments.

To cap off a look back at an incredible 2011, we’ll go through some of the best feel-good stories — which is my personal favorite because believe it or not, I’m a huge sucker for sap (I just don’t like to admit to it usually). Here we go in no particular order…

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Jan
3
2012
By WUP Staff under Awards

A happy Tiger celebrating with Aussie fans

As 2011 has ended and the 2012 season is upon us, we’re (still) taking an obligatory look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. We also checked out some players who were considered overachievers. Next, we took a gander at those who had the most disappointing seasons. Since Shoshana worships Tiger Woods (borderline obsession!), she picked his top-five moments  of 2011 — a touching tribute to his 36th birthday (Dec 30).

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Jan
3
2012
By WUP Staff under Awards

Phil's seen better seasons

As 2011 has ended and the 2012 season is upon us, we’re (still) taking an obligatory look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. We also checked out some players who were considered overachievers. Now — with most of the credit going to Intern Shoshana — let’s take a gander at those who had the most disappointing seasons. Before you dig in, consider some of the guys that distinguished themselves in 2011.

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Dec
31
2011
By WUP Staff under Awards

Keegan: Yes! I won't be referred to as "Pat Bradley's nephew" anymore!

As the year ends (only a few hours left!), we’re taking a look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. Now, we — with most of the credit going to Intern Shoshana — check out some players that exceeded the expectations set for them at the start of the season. Before you dig in, consider some of the guys you think distinguished themselves in 2011.

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Dec
30
2011

@#$%^&*%

As the year ends (which is happening way too quickly), we’re taking a look at the highlights and lowlights of 2011. First, we checked out the best shots. Next, we — with most of the credit going to Intern Shoshana – review the greatest meltdowns, where the pros remind us they’re human, and the most epic choke jobs (to to use Johnny Miller’s favorite word) of 2011, another category that needs no introduction.

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Dec
29
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Awards

The shot that turned out to be worth $11 million

With only a few days left in 2011, we’ll take a look at the highlights and lowlights of the year. Let’s start with Best Shots (or Most Memorable), a category that needs no introduction. Before digging in, please consider the shots that jump out to you this past season. If I missed one of your favorites, my bad — drop your thoughts in the comments section. Now, let’s review and reflect on some of the most mindblowing moments in 2011 before we move on to 2012.

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