Category Archives: PGA Tour

Nov
26
2014
Sifford

Sifford was one of 18 recipients

Charlie Sifford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at a White House reception on Monday. The 92-year-old is only the third golfer to receive the illustrious distinction, following Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Sifford is often referred to as the Jackie Robinson of golf, fighting hard to desegregate the color barrier in golf. He finally prevailed in 1961 when he became the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour, after the Caucasian-only clause was struck from PGA of America’s constitution.

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Nov
26
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s been a busy fall for Patrick Reed — and it just got a little more so. Reed will replace Jim Furyk, who withdrew due to a back injury, at next week’s Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

Reed received the 18th and final spot in the field because he was the next highest ranked player in the OWGR as of September 14th who was not already qualified for the event.

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Nov
10
2014

Canada’s long drought is over — thanks to Nick Taylor, who fired a final-round, six-under 66 en route to a two-shot victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. The rookie and graduate of the Web.com Tour overcame a four-shot deficit on Sunday to become the first Canadian-born player since Mike Weir in 2007 to win a PGA Tour event.

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Nov
9
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Wowza!

Wowza!

Bubba Watson has pulled off seemingly impossible shots throughout his career (e.g., 2011 Masters) — it’s his MO. Watson wowed and impressed once again, but this time in Shanghai at Sheshan International Golf Club in the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions.

After Watson snagged the solo lead on the back nine, he ran into trouble on nos. 16 and 17 with a bogey and double-bogey, respectively. And just like that, he had dropped three shots. Heading into the 18th with a two-shot deficit to Tim Clark, who was safely in the clubhouse, Watson needed an eagle on the par-5 final hole to force a playoff.

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Nov
7
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Patrick Reed’s “outspokenness” — or rather his choice of words — got him into trouble during the first round of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. After missing a six-footer on the first hole (his 10th of the day), he muttered to himself, “Don’t f***ing three-putt you f***ing f*ggot.”

Following the second round at Sheshan International Golf Club, the 24-year-old American spoke with reporters and apologized for his outburst, which was picked up by the TV camera and microphone for the world to hear.

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Nov
6
2014
Hear that, everyone?

Shhhhhhh

Surprise! — a professional golfer made a homophobic comment!

Perhaps Patrick Reed should heed some of his own advice and “shhhhhh” himself. The outspoken American has gotten himself into hot water at the HSBC Champions in China.

During the first round at Sheshan International Golf Club, Reed missed a six-footer on no. 1 (his 10th of the day), and reprimanded himself, saying, “Don’t f***ing three-putt you f***ing f*ggot.” His tantrum was caught on camera and it’s certainly created backlash for Reed. Here’s the GIF, where you can clearly hear the gay slur:

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Oct
26
2014

Robert Streb birdied the second extra hole to beat Brendon de Jonge and Will Mackenzie, the 54-hole co-leader who was eliminated after bogeying the first playoff hole, and capture his first PGA Tour title at the McGladrey Classic.

On the par-3 179-yard 17th, Streb knocked a dart to about four feet from the cup. He rolled in the birdie putt to defeat de Jonge, who had just barely missed his 20-footer to extend the battle.

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Oct
12
2014

Sang-Moon Bae captured the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season-opener, the Frys.com Open, by two shots over Steven Bowditch, posting a 15-under total at Silverado’s North Course. (He also leads in FedExCup points!!!)

Bae, who secured his first-career victory at the 2013 Byron Nelson Championship, started his campaign for his second win heading into the final round with a commanding four-shot lead. He extended it to as many as six strokes throughout the round, but a bogey on no. 8 led to a shaky stretch of holes — he bogeyed four of the next seven, though he balanced it out with two birdies.

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Oct
12
2014

Jarrod Lyle described his first PGA Tour start in more than two years a “huge success.” Lyle, who overcame leukemia for the second time, qualified in the four spot on Monday for the Frys.com Open. He shot scores of 72-70-71-70 for a tournament total of five-under, putting him currently at T31.

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