Following his second-career major title at last month’s PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy didn’t waste much time to find his way back to the winner’s circle. Just twenty-two days after hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy in Kiawah Island, McIlroy overcame a three-shot deficit early in Monday’s final round at the Deustche Bank Championship and held on to capture his third victory on the PGA Tour this season. (continue reading…)
Tag: TPC Boston
Louis Oosthuizen put on a clinic in Sunday’s third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. He set several new tournament records, including posting the lowest 54-hole total (19-under), making the most consecutive birdies (seven), and carding the lowest score on the front nine at TPC Boston (29).
At one point, Oosthuizen was cruising a la the Open Championship at St. Andrews in 2010, where he won by a decisive seven strokes. At one point here in the present day, Louis led by seven shots over Rory McIlroy, who recently won the PGA Championship, his second-career major, at Kiawah Island. (continue reading…)
On Saturday at 7:41pm Luke Donald tweeted a phone number, followed by “Gil Hanse is a…c**K ha ha,” as you can see above. Hanse is the architect who originally designed TPC Boston, and redid the 18th green, which debuted this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Both tweets were deleted within 10-15 minutes, so chances are you missed them — unless you have no life, like me (and, naturally, your first instinct is to take screenshots).
Ah, what a glorious way to kick off the Deutsche Bank Championship and stir up some excitement in the second leg of the FedExCup PLAYOFFS, heading into the long weekend (reminder: traditionally, this event runs from Friday-Monday due to Labor Day). Of course I’m referring to Tiger Woods, who cruised to a seven-under 64 in the first round on Friday to share the early lead with Jeff Overton. (continue reading…)
Similar to last week at The Barclays, the first of four legs in the FedExCup playoffs, there’s more than just a tournament to follow at the Deutsche Bank Championship, which includes the top-100 finishers in points — there’s the race for the top 70 to advance to the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick.
For all the pomp and money (and more) that’s on the line, the atmosphere has certainly been relaxed. In fact, I can’t remember the last time vibe felt this relaxed. May? April? I know it’s early in the week and the tournament has started, and I expect tensions to mount as the week progresses, but so far, it’s not exactly what you might expect for the pressure-packed PLAYOFFS. (continue reading…)
Apologies for the lack of posts, but it was my travel day. Phew — it doesn’t look like I missed too much with regards to the 24-hour news cycle!
I should be way more cranky right now after driving the last 4.5 out of 5 hours in torrential downpour, but I’m actually just relieved I made it back safely. Tackling I-95 in heavy rains ain’t fun and it sucks the US Open was rained out today.
Since we have a “bye” week, I’d love to check out the tennis. Now if only some tickets would miraculously show up…#shamelessbegging (continue reading…)
Ernie Els has won three major championships, captured 64 professional victories, including 18 on the PGA Tour, and has been inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but over the last three weeks he’s been fighting to stay alive in the playoffs. Els, who has obviously struggled this season, faced elimination at the last three events, but he’s managed to survive under pressure — which he describes as more intense than being in contention. (continue reading…)
The two hottest things in golf at the moment: Webb Simpson and the belly putter. Simpson has won two of the last three events, while long putters (including Adam Scott’s broomstick) have triumphed in four of the last five. (Be honest — how many of you at home have thought about trying one out?)
Simpson has consistently played well this season with nine top-tens, including two wins and two runner-up finishes. He joins Mark Wilson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney and Keegan Bradley as guys with multiple victories in 2011. (continue reading…)
Like the others in the final five or so groups, Bubba Watson struggled on the back nine when the wind started gusting. Watson looked like he was beginning to pull away, but after hitting a few errant drives, he started coming back to the field, posting bogeys on Nos. 11, 12 and 15. He birdied the 17th to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at 11-under. (continue reading…)
When the door of the scoring trailer swung open and Rickie Fowler appeared — almost on cue — the crowd of adoring fans screamed, “Rickie, Rickie!” As always, Fowler walked down the row and signed for each and every one of them.
Fowler signed for a one-under 70, putting him at eight-under for the tournament and tied for 12th on the bunched-up leaderboard. At one point he got to 11-under, but coming in, he made bogeys on Nos. 12, 13 and 17 to drop a few shots, but he’s still very much in contention, trailing leader Bubba Watson by three. (continue reading…)