Tag Archives: Bill Haas

Oct
5
2013

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Totally normal

Totally normal

Well, the Internationals held on longer than the majority expected at the historically U.S.-dominated Presidents Cup. [*Wait, they're making a charge as I type in Saturday afternoon foursomes! It's getting interesting again!]

With the weather-delayed week dominating the matches, the second session wasn’t completed on Friday and the teams returned at the crack of dawn (literally, warming up in the dark) to finish that foursome session before the quick turnaround for Saturday morning’s five four-ball matches. Which, of course, fell victim to yet another suspension in play due to the monsoon that swept through the area causing Muirfield Village to become unplayable (as you can see above).  

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Jun
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Kuchar

Kuuuuuuuch!

On a grueling day at Muirfield Village, the swirling winds gave players fits — most notably, Tiger Woods posted the worst nine holes in his career, 44, on the back nine — but several players survived. Matt Kuchar managed to roll off five birdies on his way to a two-under 70 to take a two-shot lead over Kevin Chappell and Kyle Stanley. 

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May
31
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
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Tiger didn’t like that one

Tiger Woods struggled with the breezy conditions at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Friday morning, particularly on the greens, with gusts up to 25mph coming into play. Woods, who leads the PGA Tour in par-5 scoring this year, made a rare double on the par-5 15th, his sixth hole of the day, after missing the green left in two.

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May
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes
Ogilvy checks out the 9th green, which is in rough condition

Ogilvy checks out the 9th green, which is in the roughest condition

Everybody’s talking about the damaged greens at the usually pristine Quail Hollow Club. It’s only Wednesday and the state of the greens is the most popular topic of the tournament. Just walk out to the putting green — quite a few of the players will tell you that it’s the best one on the course. They’re half-joking, but there’s some truth to it. Which is a shame for the well-run tournament that’s a favorite among players, caddies and the media. 

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Mar
22
2013
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Team Foley: Tiger Woods and Justin Rose share the same swing coach, Orlando-based Sean Foley

Tiger Woods didn’t have an ideal finish on Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, bogeying the last three at Bay Hill. He posted a two-under 70, a respectable score — which included two missed putts from inside three feet — for a 36-hole total of five-under, but he played better than he scored.

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Feb
16
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Haas

Haas likes Riviera

Defending champion Bill Haas outplayed the rest of the pack, firing an impressive seven-under 64, three shots better than the next lowest round — which is the second-largest margin of the season (Phil Mickelson was four clear of the rest when his putt for 59 lipped out in the first round in Phoenix).

Haas kicked off the day in a ho-hum style, parring the first hole, which is playing the easiest this week, at Riviera. He opened with four straight pars before he appeared to get his rhythm going with birdies on Nos. 5 and 7. But the game-changer was rolling in a tough 30-footer for birdie on No. 9, chipping-in for eagle on No. 10 and getting up-and-down (for birdie) on No. 11, and then he made some good par saves to keep the momentum going.

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Feb
3
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Thumbs-up! -- Creepy or not?

Thumbs-up! — Creepy or not?

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” among other things, and it sure lived up to its billing on Saturday. Phil Mickelson put on quite the performance for the 179,022 fans (with at least 50-60% that never saw a golf shot) in attendance for the third round, setting a new all-time single-day record at not only the event, but in professional golf history. That’s what happens when you have Phil the Thrill + booze + sunny and 75 degrees.

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Feb
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Phil the Thrill

Lots of Lefty Love from fans on 16 on Friday

One thing’s for sure: Phil Mickelson has a flair for drama. He keeps us on the edge of our seats because you never know what Phil might do (or say in rare cases) next. It’s part of his aura and appeal to fans.

Despite a(nother) disappointing — relatively speaking — finish, Phil still leads by four over Bill Haas. A day after his birdie putt on his last hole to shoot 59 did a near 360 before lipping out, Mickelson, who was eight-under going into 18 in the second round, knocked his 3-wood in the water hazard guarding the left side. 

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Sep
9
2012
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Moore played his way into the top 30

Advancing to the Tour Championship from the BMW Championship means more than a mathematical chance at winning the $10 million wheelbarrow at the end of the FedExCup PLAYOFFS. Unless you’re one of the top players in the world (I’d usually say 50, but no guarantees even then), meaning your name is Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, the average player doesn’t have the luxury of picking and choosing their schedules to their exact liking. When you qualify for the Tour Championship, you’re set up for success in the following season and it takes out a lot of unknown variables.

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