Tag Archives: 2013 BMW PGA Championship

May
26
2013
Go Manny!

Go Manny!

Matteo Manassero, who turned 20 only last month, birdied the fourth playoff hole, to capture the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event (the equivalent to The Players Championship on the PGA Tour). A trio of players finished regulation at 10-under and went into a sudden death playoff — Marc Warren was eliminated after the first extra hole and Simon Khan battled with Manassero for three more.

Manassero became the youngest player to win this tournament, which is a super big deal (imagine if say, Rickie Fowler, won The Players, a few years ago), and he has now won four European Tour events at merely 20 years, 37 days old, which is more than both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the same age. 

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May
26
2013
Oh, Monty!

Oh, Monty!

On Friday at the BMW PGA Championship, America’s favorite Scot, Colin Montgomerie, chimed in on the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia spat, particularly in reference to Sergio’s “fried chicken” remark and European Tour CEO George O’Grady’s “colored athletes” comment while he was trying to defend Garcia.

Naturally, Monty came to the defense of Sergio and O’Grady, saying the whole thing had been blown out of proportion and suggested players would now be scared to talk to the press because you have to be just *so* PC. 

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May
23
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Oh.

Oh, boy, you’re up, Finchem.

OH MY GOD. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.

I wish this was an SNL skit or Onion parody, but unfortunately this actually happened: European Tour Commissioner George O’Grady was trying to defend the now notorious remark Sergio Garcia made on Tuesday at an awards dinner — that he’d serve Tiger Woods “fried chicken — when he uttered his own racially insensitive phrase.

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May
22
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Feuds

Apparently I’m an idiot and need to learn how to copy and paste properly. Thanks to the astute reader who pointed out that I tweeted the incorrect link.

Well, most of you properly missed the Hangout, but good news is you can watch it now. Bad news is I ramble. God, these things are awkward when you’re multitasking!

Thanks everyone for all the questions on the Tiger vs. Sergio saga, which went from being amusing to just bad after Sergio made a racist remark. I’m pretty much done with it, but I have a feeling this is not going to be the last we hear of the incident.