Category Archives: PGA Tour

Mar
4
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Adam Scott is kicking off his first start on the PGA Tour in 2015 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship with a plethora of changes — he and his wife Maria Kojzar welcomed their first child to the world last month; with the retirement of his caddie Stevie Williams, he has a new looper on the bag in Mike Kerr; and he’s likely playing with a short putter this week at the Trump National Doral.

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Mar
2
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s been a long, arduous road back to the winner’s circle for Padraig Harrington, whose last victory on the PGA Tour came at the 2008 PGA Championship. Similar to the past seven or so years, Harrington’s journey was filled with ups and downs before he closed out Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole to capture the Honda Classic on Monday. 

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Feb
28
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Good news: You didn’t miss a whole lot. Bad news: You didn’t miss a whole lot.

Due to the delays during the first two rounds of the Honda Classic, half the field finished their second round on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, 51 minutes after the third round began, play was suspended at 12:51pm due to a dangerous weather situation (e.g. high winds, torrential rain, thunderstorms in the area, etc.).

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Feb
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Following an opening eight-over 78, it looked like Brooks Koepka was probably going to take an early exit and miss weekend play at the Honda Classic. It appeared more probable after he made a bogey on his second hole, no. 11, in the downpour at PGA National. However, he was saved by the horn, so to speak. After a long delay, Koepka reeled off eight birdies and posted a six-under 64 — 14 shots better than a day prior — in tough conditions to save his weekend plans.

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Feb
27
2015

Rory McIlroy surprised everyone, including himself, with his poor performance at his 2015 debut on the PGA Tour. The world no. 1 certainly didn’t play up to his standards in the first round of the Honda Classic, posting a three-over 73, and he was unable to turn it around during the rainy, weather-delayed second round at PGA National. In fact, he actually shot one stroke worse on Friday, carding a four-over 74 for a seven-over total, which puts him well outside the cut line.

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Feb
26
2015

Rory McIlroy’s 2015 debut on U.S. soil wasn’t exactly what anyone expected from the no. 1 player in the world. Battling extremely tough conditions and swirling winds at the already difficult PGA National, McIlroy posted a three-over 73 (eight shots off the lead) in the opening round of the Honda Classic.

Believe it or not — it was actually a pretty good score all things considered. McIlroy showed some fight at the end of his round, finishing with back-to-back birdies on the last two holes. But, it still wasn’t up to par, so to speak, for him.

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Feb
25
2015

Heading into his debut on the PGA Tour at this week’s Honda Classic, Rory McIlroy is atop of the golfing world, holding a firm grasp on the no. 1 spot in the world rankings for over a year.

He’s starting his year in America without any outside distractions, whether it may be legal or personal. He’s already won once in 2015, capturing the Omega Dubai Desert Classic earlier this month in his second start on the European Tour. (He finished second in his season opener at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.) 

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Feb
22
2015

James Hahn’s story is straight out of Hollywood. Just a little less than a decade ago, Hahn was selling shoes at Nordstrom’s. Now, he’s a PGA Tour winner, after beating two stars — or at least two more well-known players — Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a playoff on the third extra hole at Riviera.

Hahn remembered a subtlety in the break of a 25-foot putt on the par-3 no. 14 and he drained it for birdie. He shook his fist in the air several times, but Johnson, who had hit it closer, still had yet to give his attempt a go. Hahn couldn’t watch when Johnson stepped up to the putt. However, after Johnson missed, Hahn had snagged his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Northern Trust Open.

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Feb
16
2015

Reeling from a slump from last season, Brandt Snedeker wanted to become relevant in golf again. He wasn’t yet qualified for any of the World Golf Championships, including the Cadillac Championship at Doral in less than a month, or the Masters. He didn’t like missing out and that was a motivating factor for him heading into today’s final round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Snedeker overcame a one-shot deficit as he teed off on Sunday and shot a third-consecutive five-under 67, posting a 22-under tournament total — which broke the scoring record he previously held after he won this event in 2013 — to win by three shots over Nick Watney. 

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Feb
12
2015

Honolulu police made an arrest in connection with credit cards stolen from Robert Allenby when he was in town for last month’s Sony Open, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Owen P. Harbison has been charged with three counts of identity theft and second-degree theft and one count of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information. 

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