Category Archives: PGA Tour

May
4
2015

Rory McIlroy entered the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship as the no. 1 seed and the no. 1 player in the world. He solidified both positions by beating his opponent in seven straight matches, including Gary Woodland 4&2 in the finals.

McIlroy also headed into the week with the prospect of sitting ringside at what was being hailed as the fight of the century, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown, in Las Vegas. He had paid an exorbitant amount of money for his tickets — which he wouldn’t disclose in his pre-tournament press conference — and planned to make the back-and-forth trip regardless of whether he was still in the golf tournament. His position obviously changed on Saturday evening when his match against Paul Casey went into extra holes and McIlroy likely wouldn’t have made it to MGM Grand for the fight in time even if he’d tried.

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May
2
2015

Bradley Jimenez

Here’s something you hardly ever see in golf: Two players getting into a heated argument and almost coming to blows.

Well, that’s what happened on Friday afternoon at TPC Harding Park between Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez on the 18th hole of their match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

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Apr
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

The Masters champ during a practice round at TPC Harding Park on Monday

The Masters champ during a practice round at TPC Harding Park on Monday

Jordan Spieth kicked off his week at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in a pretty chill manner on Monday. He took a flight on Monday morning from Dallas to San Francisco, and showed up to the driving range at TPC Harding Park by late morning, where he hit balls in front of about a dozen fans, all of whom had their iPhones in hand as they watched the reigning Masters champion warm up. As he walked to the shuttle for the putting green, he signed a few autographs.

After rolling just a few putts — and exchanging a few words with world no. 1 Rory McIlroy — he hopped on another golf cart to the eighth hole, where he met up with Ryan Palmer and Gary Woodland to play an 11-hole practice round. It was his first look at the course. 

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Apr
27
2015

As if this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship isn’t grueling enough, with the possibility of players competing in up to seven matches at TPC Harding Park. Nonetheless, Rory McIlroy plans to go out of his way to sit ringside for Saturday’s blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

If McIlroy advances to the semifinals after Saturday’s matches, he will still fly (private, duh) to watch the fight, according to the Daily Mail.

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Apr
27
2015

The WGC-Cadillac Match Championship kicks off this week at a new venue, TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, along with a completely revamped format.

An important FYI: The matches start on Wednesday. Here’s what else you need to know:

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Apr
6
2015

Jordan Spieth’s last three starts have resulted in a win at the Valspar Championship, a runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open, and finally, a tied for second at the Shell Houston Open on Sunday. Spieth is undoubtedly the hottest player and arguably the most clutch golfer heading into this week’s Masters, the first major of the season.

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Mar
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

There was a little bit of deja vu for Matt Every on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A year ago, he entered the final round trailing by four strokes and ended up hoisting the trophy when it was all said and done. This year, he overcame a three-shot deficit, posting a six-under 66 to successfully defend his title and beating 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson by one stroke.

Every came up in the clutch on the difficult par-4 18th. Faced with a downhill 17-footer for birdie to take the lead, he made it for what turned out to be for the win. He even had some help from a friendly fan.

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Mar
22
2015

Henrik Stenson was less than thrilled with the rules officials after he couldn’t close out the 54-hole lead and ended up finishing second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational — one shot behind the champion, Matt Every.

Stenson, along with his playing partner Morgan Hoffmann, were playing in the final group and put on the clock for most of the day at Bay Hill, starting on no. 6. The Swede felt like it impacted the outcome of the tournament, particularly when they were being timed by rules officials so late in the day.

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