Tag Archives: 2013 Humana Challenge

Jan
23
2013
Phil: You see, I had a brain fart and forgot that 99% of Americans really don't give a sh*t about my #multimillionaireproblems

Phil: You see, I had a brain fart and forgot that 99% of Americans really don’t give a sh*t about my #multimillionaireproblems

After spending nearly an hour in the parking lot in a top-secret huddle with his PR lackey and a PGA Tour media official, Phil Mickelson graced the press with his presence in the interview room at Torrey Pines and apologized for publicly airing his grievances with tax laws.

Mickelson, a native and current resident of the San Diego area, asked for a mulligan, referring to the comments he made last Sunday, and compared his mangling of state and federal tax hikes with the time he blew a one-shot lead on the 18th hole at Winged Foot in the final round of the 2006 U.S. Open.

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Jan
21
2013
Gay has his eye on the prize...

Gay has his eye on the prize…

I probably shouldn’t admit what I’m about to say, but it’ll give you an idea of just how glamorous my life on tour is. On Saturday evening at dinner a few friends and I were chatting about golf (what else? /eyeroll) and we were guessing what 54-hole leader Scott Stallings had to shoot or the other guys that we thought had a shot at catching him.

See, thing is, a five-shot lead at the Palmer Private isn’t much of a lead. There were tons of guys who were in range to catch him– with some help from Stallings — because you have to assume at least one or two guys will shoot a 62 and/or 63. One friend said, “Four-under. Scott needs to shoot four-under to guarantee a victory.” I agreed.

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Jan
20
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Wah wah!

To each his zone

Phil Mickelson probably isn’t going to receive much sympathy on his gripes over tax hikes due to the state of California passing Prop 30 in last November’s election.

After posting a six-under 66 in the final round of the Humana Challenge, Mickelson launched into a mini-rant on taxes, which initially began with a question about Steve Stricker’s semi-retirement and he mentioned the “political situation the last couple of months.”

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Jan
19
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Scott

Scott

Scott Stallings isn’t your household name, but if you’re a golf geek, then you are familiar with the 27-year-old Tennessee resident (a native of Worcester, Ma and Patriots fan.). Well, everyone should pay more attention to Stallings, who is leading by five shots heading into the final round of the Humana Challenge.

He shot nine-under 63 at Nicklaus Private on Saturday to get to twenty-two-under for the tournament. He was the only player that was bogey-free after 36 holes and he kept that streak going with another flawless round.

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Jan
19
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Sigh. Where's my game?

Sigh. Where’s my game?

Mike Weir. Remember him? Canada’s golden golfer who won the 2003 Masters, along with seven other PGA Tour events, including a WGC tournament and the 2003 Bob Hope Classic.

Last time Weir made the cut was the 2011 AT&T National. Wouldn’t it be nice if he broke his missed-cut streak here?

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Jan
18
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
James Hahn, aka "The Asian Brad Pitt"...

James Hahn, aka “The Asian Brad Pitt”…

Recovering from nearly two weeks of flu-like symptoms — which, from personal experience, in case you were wondering, really stinks — Phil Mickelson shot five-under 67 on Friday at Nicklaus Private in the second round of the Humana Challenge.

However, Mickelson, who carded five-under through 36 holes after his opening 72, is still two strokes outside of the cut line. 77 players posted scores of six-under or better. Good news for Phil and others? The cut is made after 54 holes in this pro-am format, where amateurs are paired with the pros for three rounds, and then Sunday’s final is pros only.

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