Tag Archives: 2012 FedExCup Playoffs

Sep
9
2012
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Moore played his way into the top 30

Advancing to the Tour Championship from the BMW Championship means more than a mathematical chance at winning the $10 million wheelbarrow at the end of the FedExCup PLAYOFFS. Unless you’re one of the top players in the world (I’d usually say 50, but no guarantees even then), meaning your name is Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, the average player doesn’t have the luxury of picking and choosing their schedules to their exact liking. When you qualify for the Tour Championship, you’re set up for success in the following season and it takes out a lot of unknown variables.

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Sep
9
2012

Oosty ousts Rory in this race

In case you missed it, I wrote a story on Golf.com last week (earlier this week, whatever) on the battle for the purest swing in golf between Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen, who were paired together for two straight days at the Deustche Bank Championship.

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Sep
4
2012

Tasty!

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.

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Sep
2
2012

Lou-Ry

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.

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Aug
31
2012
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Found: Tiger's putting stroke

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.

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Aug
30
2012

Surprise? Shock? Both?

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.

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Aug
24
2012

That, folks, is what it looks like when you try to play golf with serious lower back pain

Tiger Woods walked with a limp and grimaced in pain (as seen above), but he managed to play through it — and very well — and shot an excellent two-under 69 on Friday afternoon at Bethpage Black. The golf course showed its real face in the second round of The Barclays and conditions were firm and fast (almost major-like with shades of the ’09 U.S. Open).

Coincidentally enough, while Tiger’s back was ailing him, I wasn’t at Bethpage because I spent the day at the doctor’s office getting treatment for my crappy back condition, so that — no joke — I could walk without a limp. I feel your pain, Tiger! I really do. I recommend muscle trigger therapy. I can refer you to my doc in the city.

Well, just let me know, Tig!

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Aug
24
2012

The new BFFs

Since this was meant to be published yesterday, I’ll keep this concise and try to add to what you’ve already read and know. I was posting a bunch of my real-time opinions and analysis on Twitter. You know, like Tiger stepping out of the Port O’ Potty and not receiving a standing ovation like he did in 2002 for the same movement — the important details.

“I got a few claps, though,” Woods quipped after posting a scrappy three-under 68.

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