Tag Archives: Scott Stallings

Mar
22
2014
Na, Na, Na, Na

Na, Na, Na, Na

For the second week in a row on the PGA Tour, Kevin Na was (unfairly) targeted and harassed by fans for his reputation of being a slow player.

During the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, spectators heckled Na, who teed off no. 10 on Friday, throughout the back nine at Bay Hill. Na was visibly frustrated and reacted to the taunting. Things finally hit a breaking point, and in the middle of the first fairway, he flagged down rules official Mark Russell.

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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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Jan
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Ugh, this stinks
Sorry, I’m a little late to the party — I had the flu over the weekend and I was probably more miserable than Tiger Woods hacking up a 79 on Saturday at Torrey Pines to miss the second cut, also known as “MDF.” (When more than 78 players make the 36-hole cut, there’s a secondary cut following the third round that whittles the field down to top 70 and ties for the final round.)

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Jun
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes
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Everyone standing in awe of the crowds, cluster and chaos: It’s only Tuesday (shaking heads)

As I’m sure you’ve heard, keeping it in the fairway is premium for players this week at Merion, especially if they want to be in contention coming down the stretch on Sunday. Precision off the tee is crucial even more so than an average U.S. Open — though even if you look at the stats for recent champs, they ranked poorly in driving accuracy — because the rough isn’t graduated as it has been in the last few years.

So, if you miss the fairway even by an inch, you’re not likely going to reach the green and how far players advance the ball is going to depend on how bad their lie is in the thick, long grass (and if it rains on Thursday as the forecast predicts, then it’s going to be even tougher). 

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Jun
9
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
For the win!

For the win!

Harris English fended off Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings to clinch his first PGA Tour victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The 23-year-old University of Georgia alum has contended early in his still budding pro career and went through some standard growing pains in the past, but closed in style on Sunday in Memphis with birdies on two of his last three holes to secure the win by two shots. 

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Jun
2
2013
Kooooooch

Kooooooch

Since yesterday’s “Hot or Not” format received such positive feedback, I’ll keep going with the trend of mixing it up and try a superlative-type format. Thanks for your patience while I experiment. This is fun. Again, your feedback is welcome and appreciated. 

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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
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
6
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Bubba Watson and his caddie Ted Scott have some fun: Teddy assists Bubba by holding the ball in place.

Bubba Watson & his caddie Ted Scott have some fun: Teddy assists Bubba by holding the ball in place.

The forecast at Kapalua’s Plantation Course continues to plague the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions with strong winds and gusts up to 50mph. Not much has changed from Friday when the PGA Tour’s season-opener was supposed to kick off. For the third day in a row, play was delayed, suspended, and eventually called at 12:12pm on Sunday.

The new (tentative) plan? To return on Monday morning and play 36 holes and 18 on Tuesday. The goal is to complete 54 holes — otherwise it’ll count as an “unofficial” event, meaning it won’t count as an “official” win and the champion won’t get the chance to defend his title in 2014, but it will reward “official FedExCup points/money/75% OWGR points. In other words, it would cause more harm to the already endangered venue for the event. Which would really suck.

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