Tag Archives: 2012 Sony Open

Oct
2
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup
DeLaet warming up for his Prez Cup debut

DeLaet warming up for his Prez Cup debut

Not long ago, Graham DeLaet wasn’t sure if he’d ever be able to play golf again, let alone professionally with the world’s best. Almost two years after having a back surgery that saved his career, DeLaet earned nearly $3 million in prize money in the 2013 season and qualified for the Tour Championship, not to mention earn a spot on the Presidents Cup International team.

“Literally, there was a time I didn’t think I was going to play golf again and not just that, live a normal life,” said DeLaet a few weeks ago in Atlanta. “It was pretty scary. To be here (at the Tour Championship) and to qualify for the Presidents Cup, it’s pretty unbelievable.”

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Jan
22
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Johnson's 'stash has a cult following

Only three weeks into the 2012 season, Johnson Wagner has become golf’s latest folk hero and even attracted a growing cult following.

Unfortunately, I don’t have photos, but if you caught Golf Channel’s telecast, then you saw the five young men — Steven Becker, 24, Geordi Lobe, 25, Willi Lobe, 27, Colby Nelson, 24, and Matt Nelson, 27 — from Alberta, Canada, who wore fake mustaches (that they bought from Party City), and lived and died by every shot for 18 holes on Sunday at the Humana Challenge, cheering on their inspiration.

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Jan
16
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Power of the 'stache!

Johnson Wagner showed up for the 2012 season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a new look — a mustache (also been called a “pornstache, “molestache,” etc.) that rivaled Magnum P.I. (which, by the way, Johnson considers a compliment) — along with a new sense of confidence, resulting from his hard work in the off-season.

Well, it looks like both are here to stay after firing a three-under 67, 13-under total to win the Sony Open by two over Carl Pettersson, Sean O’Hair, Harrison Frazar and Charles Howell III.

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Jan
15
2012

Is that a brick or VHS player? Every says "rectangle"...

 

So how about that Saints vs. 49ers game?? Now that kept us awake entertained in the media center! Oh, wait, you want to hear about the Sony Open? Fine. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone involved in the whole Matt Every interview debacle for making the rest of the sporting world aware there’s a golf tournament happening.

I wandered out on the back nine to check out the action — mostly because I wanted to see in person the brick-like putter Every is wielding. For those wondering, it’s called the “Black Hawk” (and yes, it’s legal — Every has the USGA papers).

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