Tag Archives: 2012 Travelers Championship

Jun
25
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bubs

After missing two cuts in a row, Masters champ Bubba Watson returned to the first page of the leaderboard, finishing tied for second at the Travelers Championship, where he won his maiden PGA Tour victory in 2010. Prior to the Memorial, Watson had finished T18 or better in his nine previous starts this season.

What’s next for the part-time* golfer?

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Jun
24
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

First man in; last one standing

Marc Leishman fired a bogey-free eight-under 62 to post a 14-under total at the Travelers Championship. Teeing off two hours and ten minutes prior to the final group, Leishman sat around and waited to see if it’d hold up — even though he didn’t think it would when he came off the course.

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Jun
24
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Hunter's new caddie on No. 18

Make that two high notes. With the help of a new caddie on the 72nd hole, Hunter Mahan, who has already won twice this season, rolled in a 20-footer for birdie to fire a career-best 61 at the Travelers Championship.

On the 18th tee, Mahan’s regular looper John Wood took off his bib and put it on David Finn, a 19-year-old from River Edge, N.J., who suffers from a mitochondrial disorder that has left his limbs shriveled and his mouth unable to form words. Finn, the “Golf Fanatic to the Bones,” “caddied” for Mahan as Wood pushed him up the fairway in his wheelchair.

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Jun
23
2012

Gay's misstep keeps 18 more players afoot

Brian Gay incurred a one-stroke penalty on No. 17 at TPC River Highlands (his third hole on Saturday morning and 8th of his second round). While searching for his ball in the hazard he found it by accidentally stepping on it.

Gay and his caddie, Kip Henley, tried to appeal the ruling after the weather-delayed second round. Despite nearly an hour-a thirty-minute-long discussion with VP of Rules and Competition Mark Russell, along with Stephen Cox, the rules official who was on-site, the decision held up.

Had it been overturned, Gay would have carded a 7 rather than an 8 on the hole to post a 36-hole total one-under instead of even par and changed the cut to one-under at the Travelers Championship.

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Jun
18
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Cantlay eyes PGA Tour card

There’s been chatter over the last month at least that Patrick Cantlay, the top-ranked amateur who just finished his sophomore year at UCLA, is expected to turn professional and sign with Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports. After Cantlay finished T41 at the U.S. Open on Sunday, he said he hasn’t “really made a decision yet” *coughBScough* and planned to sit down with his family to discuss it, according to GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard:

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