Tag Archives: Luke Donald

Mar
6
2014
Uh oh...
The first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship was halted at 2:22pm due to inclement weather in the area. After thunderstorms and showers hit Trump National Doral, the range re-opened just before 4pm and then golfers were back in position to restart play at 4:45pm.

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Feb
27
2014
Shaky start for Tiger
Tiger Woods kicked off his second PGA Tour start of the year on Thursday – his first since the Farmers Insurance Open a month ago when he missed the secondary cut. His game in the first round of the Honda Classic didn’t exactly conjure up much more confidence that his form was taking a turn for the better.

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Jan
30
2014
Lasers approved!
The R&A, one of golf’s governing bodies, announced on Monday the approval of distance measuring devices — or most commonly known as rangefinders or lasers, etc. — for their amateur championships in 2014, including the British Amateur. Your move, USGA! 

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Oct
12
2013
caroline wozniacki and rory mcilroy

Rory playing the supportive boyfriend

77-year-old South African native Gary Player is undoubtedly a bit old school. A few months ago, he made “controversial” comments on Rory McIlroy’s slumping season, saying he needed to find “the right wife” — unlike tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, Rory’s current girlfriend of two-plus years.

Well, Player, a nine-time major champ, spoke out again in an interview with ESPN’s Sportscenter and didn’t back off from his earlier remarks:

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Sep
16
2013
Zach rallies for the win

Zach rallies for the win

And then there were 30 — that is, players who will advance to the FedExCup Playoff finale at East Lake GC in Atlanta. Several guys came through in the clutch and played their way into the Tour Championship, and several others didn’t have the best of weeks and were bumped out of the top 30 in the FEC points rankings.

Zach Johnson fired a six-under 65 to shoot 16-under total and win the weather-delayed BMW Championship on Monday by two shots over Nick Watney. 

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Sep
12
2013
Whoa, dude!

Whoa, dude!

In the week-off between the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship, Brandt Snedeker didn’t touch a golf club until Wednesday’s pro-am at Conway Farms. In fact, he wasn’t even feeling that great with the putter, until he rolled in a 14-footer from the fringe on no. 13 (teed off no. 10) for birdie that propelled him to make six more in a row.

Snedeker fired a bogey-free, eight-under 63, to take a one-shot lead over Zach Johnson (64) in the first round. 

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Jul
19
2013
By Conor Nagle under The Open Championship

Muirfield might be getting a lot of criticism — some of it unfair (I’m looking at you, Phil “The Greens Are Dead” Mickelson) — for basically being a rather difficult links course, but that’s not to say luck hasn’t played its part in deciding a few outcomes this week.

Luke Donald wasn’t breathing any huge sighs of relief after this fluke at the Muirfield’s ninth, though; he later signed for an opening round of 80.

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Jun
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Open
This one's for you, Dad.

This one’s for you, Dad.

Wow, what a week! The U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club looked like it might turn into a farce at the start of the week, with the record-high rainfall and potential wash-out on Thursday, but in the end, everything worked out and the USGA and course walked away as the biggest winners. In fact, I might go as far to say that it was the best one I’ve seen in the past five years — four of which I covered and one that I spectated.

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Jun
16
2013
By Conor Nagle under US Open

Warning: may contain sentimental references to Father’s Day.

Phil looked ready to end a career of US Open heartbreak, but the leaderboard was crowded with big names desperate to spoil his Father’s Day party. Relive the final round with our blow-by-blow account.

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Jun
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Open
So close!

So close!

Despite a bogey on the monstrous par-4, 521-yard 18th, Phil Mickelson, who has come up just short five times at the U.S. Open, shot a solid even-par 70, one-under total, on Saturday at Merion, giving him a one-shot edge over Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker. Sunday’s final round is not only Father’s Day, but it’s also Phil’s 43rd birthday.

Phil, who is campaigning for Father-of-the-year, flew across the country in his private jet twice earlier this week to attend his daughter’s eighth-grade graduation. The return flight was a redeye from San Diego to Philadelphia just a few hours before he teed off on Thursday.

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