Tag Archives: Webb Simpson

Jun
11
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open

 

2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson grew up an hour away from Pinehurst in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is grouped with two former U.S. Open winners for the opening rounds, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, and he will be feeling the home state support, “I love it. I love getting all the support that I’ve had all week.”

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Jun
6
2014
By Shane Ryan under US Open

The U.S. Open pairings for the first and second rounds were released today, and the only way to handle that news is to immediately rank them from worst to best. The criteria? Golfing prowess, personality, watchability, potential for fist fights, sex appeal, etc. Bonus points if the USGA got clever with the pairing in question. Let’s go!

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Apr
29
2014
No. 16 from the fairway bunker on the right side

No. 16 from the fairway bunker on the right side

In preparation for the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, the Quail Hollow Club has undergone a decent-sized facelift — with the bent greens replaced with bermuda grass. Then, there’s the last three holes, dubbed the “Green Mile,” which has been revamped somewhat extensively to intensify the chances for an even more thrilling finish. 

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Jan
3
2014
I'm 20, but I'm really, like, 35

Spieth: I’m 20, but I’m really, like, 35

The PGA Tour officially kicked off 2014 with the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Friday. Now, as a friendly reminder, it’s not the start of the season because of the change to the new wraparound schedule, which begins in October.

Unlike last year’s crazy wind and rain storms, this time around the weather cooperated and while the wind was 20-25 mph in places, it was a fairly mild day at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, where experience is always emphasized due to the difficult layout, especially around the greens. 

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Oct
5
2013

Please see the very bottom for updates…

Totally normal

Totally normal

Well, the Internationals held on longer than the majority expected at the historically U.S.-dominated Presidents Cup. [*Wait, they're making a charge as I type in Saturday afternoon foursomes! It's getting interesting again!]

With the weather-delayed week dominating the matches, the second session wasn’t completed on Friday and the teams returned at the crack of dawn (literally, warming up in the dark) to finish that foursome session before the quick turnaround for Saturday morning’s five four-ball matches. Which, of course, fell victim to yet another suspension in play due to the monsoon that swept through the area causing Muirfield Village to become unplayable (as you can see above).  

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Sep
5
2013

The Golf News Net’s Ryan Ballengee joined me to chat about our thoughts and reactions to the Presidents Cup captains’ picks by Fred Couples for Team USA and Nick Price for the Internationals. Tune in. We are super insightful.

Oh, by the way, Ballengee and I are going to make this a regular program. We’re still undecided on the name, but we’ll be doing these regularly on Tuesdays, and you should tune in because next week we might get into a fight or two and have a surprise guest!

Anyway, leave your thoughts and comments below.

Sep
4
2013
The Picks

The Picks

After Phil Mickelson played with Jordan Spieth on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship and watched the 20-year-old phenom fire 62, he was impressed, to say the least. Mickelson was so impressed with Spieth that he sent a text almost immediately after they signed their scorecards to Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup team, that said:  ”Dude, you’ve got to pick this guy.”

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Sep
2
2013
Spieth delivers strong closing argument for captain's pick

Spieth makes strong closing argument for captain’s pick

20-year-olds who had no playing status on the PGA Tour at the start of the season aren’t supposed to win a tournament (he was still 19 at the time) — and nearly capture a second title if he hadn’t lost in a playoff — and secure eight top-10 finishes. That just doesn’t happen.

But Jordan Spieth isn’t your average 20-year-old rookie. Knowing Sunday was his final audition for U.S. captain Fred Couples to use one of his two wildcard picks on  Spieth, he shot nine-under 62 — which included playing his last four holes five-under with an eagle on 18 — to surge up the leaderboard and finish tied for fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championshp.

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Aug
23
2013
Tiger struggling

Tiger struggling

Due to Thursday’s weather delays, 63 players returned on Friday morning to finish the first round and then going on to play their second. The other half of the field that finished the first round Thursday and then teed off late on Friday will return on Saturday morning to complete their second rounds. Yeah, it’s a bit of a cluster, but good news is the weather was beautiful today and the forecast calls for nothing but more sunshine over the weekend.

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