Category Archives: PGA Tour

Jun
30
2014
Harding Park during the 2009 Presidents Cup

Harding Park during the 2009 Presidents Cup

It’s been a good week for Harding Park and Bay Area golf fans. First, it was announced that the 2020 PGA Championship will be held at the esteemed public track. Now, just several days later, it’s being reported that the sponsor-less Match Play Championship event will also be coming to Harding Park next May, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Ron Kroichick

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Jun
22
2014
Power game. ©USGA/Darren Carroll.

Just when the Travelers Championship appeared to be a three-man race between Sergio Garcia, K.J. Choi, and Aaron Baddeley, Kevin Streelman birdied the final seven holes to win his second PGA Tour tournament. The seven birdie streak broke Mike Souchak’s streak of six birdies to win the 1956 St. Paul Open.

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Jun
6
2014

 

Ben Crane backed up his first round 63 with a 65 to take a six-stroke lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Many players will not begin their second round until tomorrow morning because of inclement weather, but it is safe to say Crane will hold the lead heading into the third round.

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Jun
1
2014

Where to begin? It was a rollercoaster of a Sunday, with a tightly packed leaderboard of big-name contenders — including Masters champions Bubba Watson and Adam Scott — that shined before crashing and falling out of the mix as they came down the stretch. In the end, it was the 22-year-old star from Japan, Hideki Matsuyama, who upstaged everyone and beat Kevin Na in the first extra hole in the sudden death playoff. 

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May
31
2014
Mickelson declaring his innocence

Mickelson proclaiming his innocence to insider trading allegations 

News broke late Friday that the federal authorities, the FBI and SEC, are looking into Phil Mickelson, along with investor Carl Icahn and gambler William “Billy” Walters, for a string of well-timed trades made in 2011.

Mickelson, who shot an even-par 72 in the third round of The Memorial, was greeted by a large group of reporters after he finished signing his scorecard. When he turned the corner from the scoring room and walked toward the podium, he reacted with a big, goofy smile and said, “Awesome!” Laughter ensued. 

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May
30
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It was a tale of two rounds — or two nines — for Rory McIlroy. Following his spectacular nine-under 63 in the first round, McIlroy, who started on no. 10 Friday, quickly dropped out of the lead after struggling on his first nine, which included three consecutive double-bogeys. He posted seven-over 43 on the back nine.

Despite his rally on the front, he still shot 15 strokes worse than the previous day, with a six-over 78 in the second round of The Memorial.

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May
29
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Less than a week after his impressive come-from-behind victory at the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy continued to carry the momentum into the first round of The Memorial, firing a scorching nine-under 63 to take a three-shot lead over Paul Casey, Chris Kirk and Bubba Watson.

McIlroy nearly tied the course record (11-under 61) at Muirfield Village had it not been for a mistake on the 14th — with a wedge in his hand, no less, which led to a somewhat costly double-bogey. However, he bounced back with his second eagle on the back nine, rolling in a 15-footer on the par-5 15th to erase his error on the previous hole.

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