Last year’s Monday Qualifier extraordinaire Patrick Reed proved that he could go low and get it done on Sunday, as well, with his victory at the Wyndham Championship. The playoff between Reed and Jordan Spieth will be most remembered for Reed’s remarkable shot from under the trees that he knocked to seven-feet for birdie on the second extra hole. However, it was his solid play, especially with his irons, that put him in position to contend, and then, win. As to the young Mr. Spieth, well, there are very good reasons he was in the playoff, as well — the Numbers tell the story. (continue reading…)
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Welcome back to #WUPHangouts! If you haven’t seen one before, it’s a live video chat with a guest or sometimes it’s just me, talking about all the latest topics in the golf world (or whatever I feel like). You can watch it in real time or afterwards on YouTube. At the end, I usually take questions that you can ask via Twitter and I/we answer as many as possible.
I was joined by Ryan Ballengee of the Golf News Net and we had a lively discussion on the thrashing the Americans took from the Europeans in the Solheim Cup, Patrick Reed beating Jordan Spieth in a playoff at the Wyndham Championship, the Presidents Cup and Fred Couples’ potential captain’s picks, and finally, the FedExCup Playoffs, which starts with this week at The Barclays at Liberty National — where it was held in 2009 and wasn’t received well by the pros, but apparently many changes have been made in the last four years, so we’ll hear their reviews soon.
Oh, I haven’t ironed out the details yet, but I’ll start a “mailbag” of some sort in the upcoming weeks, where I’ll answer some of your questions via the Hangouts and/or in written form in a post. Because I do get some interesting emails… Stay tuned!
After a wayward drive, 23-year-old Patrick Reed stuck his approach shot to seven feet and rolled in the birdie putt to beat 20-year-old Jordan Spieth on the second playoff hole at the Wyndham Championship. And, of course, Reed’s wife, Justine, didn’t need to run out to the green to congratulate her husband because as his full-time caddie, she was already there. (continue reading…)
Today was the last round of the last ever Q-school under the system that was in place since 1965. Longtime readers know I’m a Q-school romantic and I love the incredible stories and range of emotions, along with the drama, and I’m not alone. I’ve done my best over the past few weeks to describe the atmosphere.
To be honest, second stage was much more excruciating — probably because there wasn’t any live-scoring but in general the vibe was much more intense. Getting through second is usually the hardest part for the guys who have never made it to finals, along with the mini-tour journeymen, not to mention the veterans who had a terrible season. (continue reading…)