Tag Archives: Justin Rose

Nov
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
The Stense!!!

The Stense!!!

Henrik Stenson stuck his second shot on the par-5 18th to a foot for a straightforward kick-in eagle to shoot a 64 on Sunday, and also cap off a six-shot victory at the DP World Tour Championship, the fourth and final event in the European Tour’s equivalent of the FedExCup.

With his eighth European Tour title, the Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tour’s FedExCup and European Tour’s Race to Dubai in the same season. In other words, Stenson is filthy rich and essentially a walking ATM machine. 

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Nov
3
2013
Dustin grabs on and bring 'er home

Dustin grabs on and bring ‘er home

In a hard-fought battle between three world-class players, Dustin Johnson clinched the most significant victory of his career (so far) at the HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club. On the back nine the 29-year-old American played a key stretch of five holes at five-under, including a chip-in on the short par-4 16th. 

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Nov
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
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These guys look right at home!

You may have seen these photos already from earlier this week, but internet connection in China is rough, to say the least.

Five of the world’s leading golfers today joined performers from a renowned Chinese opera company to celebrate the return of “Asia’s Major” to Shanghai. I really have no words.

Oh, I did find out today that the Chinese are big fans of Jason Dufner — they really like him and think he’s “cute.” His mystique apparently transcends cultures and language barriers!

Please caption this photo of Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter. It needs to be done: 

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Aug
31
2013
2-3-1

2-3-1

Sergio Garcia shot a seven-under 64 and quietly climbed up to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway mark. His post-round interview was three pages of boring platitudes, so I’m not even going to subject you to quotes about how he hopes to play well the next couple of days to give himself a shot at winning.

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Aug
25
2013
C'mon Aussie

C’mon Aussie

Adam Scott watched his birdie putt on 18 just slide past the hole and leaned over his long putter with a slightly disappointed smile, thinking he needed it for a chance to at least get into a playoff. He tapped in for his bogey-free, six-under 66, 11-under total, which at the time put him in a four-way tie at the top — but the leaders were just coming down the stretch, with a number of chances to make birdie and best Scott’s effort. 

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Aug
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship
Dufner staring down history

Dufner staring down history

Twelve feet stood between Jason Dufner’s ball on the 18th green and a record-setting 62 in the second round of the PGA Championship — a score that had never been posted by any player at any of the four major championships in history (or at least since the powers-that-be started keeping track of such things).

And he left the putt short. Yes, SHORT. It never had a chance, stopping two feet short of the cup. And then, he nearly missed the tap-in for 63.

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Jul
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under British Open
The 18th green at Muirfield

The 18th green at Muirfield

With another major upon us, it’s time to take a look at numbers that may play a role in determining the Open Championship golfer of the year. Given the success of this column at the U.S. Open, I’m hesitant to ever do a preview column again since the chances of it ever working out that well are incredibly small. Seriously, guys, it’s golf!

Putting my trepidation aside, here are five stats (and the players who perform well) that this week’s Open Championship winner will (probably) do well. Caveat: There are no statistics for wind and players who are the best at controling iron shots and working the ball both ways, keeping the ball on the ground rather than in the air, which, of course, is always a must for links golf.

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Jul
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Open Championship
G-Mac and T-Dubs

G-Mac and T-Dubs

Tiger Woods will play with 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell, who won the French Open a few weeks ago, and 2010 British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen, who has been recovering from an injury, in the first two rounds of the Open. The threesome won’t hit their opening tee shots at Muirfield until 2:45pm BST (9:45 EST).

Fresh off his thrilling Scottish Open victory, Phil Mickelson is paired with the world no. 2 Rory McIlroy, who has been struggling as of late, and Japanese rising star Hideki Matsuyama. They’re set to start at 9:44am BST (4:44am ET). Better set those alarms! And some of you troopers on the West Coast might still be up or will try to stay awake. 

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