Category Archives: PGA Tour

Jul
31
2014
Johnson searching for inner peace?

Johnson searching for inner peace?

Dustin Johnson announced on Thursday that he will take time away from golf to seek help for “personal challenges.” While we don’t know what these are specifically, we do know Johnson will miss the PGA Championship and the FedExCup PLAYOFFS, along with the Ryder Cup, where he was fifth in the points standings — which might prove costly for the U.S. team.

Johnson, who abruptly withdrew from the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this week, is arguably America’s most consistent player this season. Here’s the statement released through his management company: 

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Jul
30
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Tour

 

Adam Scott has been the World No. 1 for a little over two months, and he has played excellent golf to hold on to the top spot. In his first event as No. 1, Scott defeated Jason Dufner in a playoff to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational. In addition, he finished in the top-10 at the U.S. Open (T9) and The Open Championship (T5).

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Jul
30
2014

 

The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will be Tiger Woods’ third event since returning to competition from back surgery. He has not played well in the previous two events, but he said the venue this week will give him confidence. Tiger owns Firestone Country Club with eight wins dating back to 1999, and said, “This golf course is just amazing. It’s very forward. It’s right in front of you.”

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Jul
28
2014

 

At the RBC Canadian Open, Tim Clark waited until the back nine to put together one of the best Sunday charges of the season. Clark birdied five holes on the back to shoot a five-under 65, and defeat third round leader Jim Furyk by one stroke. The Canadian Open is the second win of his career on the PGA Tour.

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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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