Tag Archives: 2013 Greenbrier Classic

Jul
9
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
John Daly hurts drinking arm

John Daly hurts drinking arm

John Daly just can’t seem to get a break. It’s always something — whether it’s his run-ins with the law, gambling, drinking problem, or injuries to his shoulder, hamstring, big toe, etc. Daly, the people’s champion, withdrew from the Greenbrier Classic last Friday — which isn’t an uncommon occurrence — citing an elbow injury.

He announced on Twitter that he needed elbow surgery, which would sideline him for three-four months (see tweet below), and on Monday, he officially withdrew from the Open Championship.

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Jul
7
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Blixt'ing

Blixt’ing

Jonas Blixt overcame a four-shot deficit and shot a three-under 67 to secure his second-career victory at the Greenbrier Classic. It was an emotional win for the Swede, who earned a spot in the field for next year’s Masters — he won the Frys.com Open last fall, which didn’t come along with the coveted invite because it was a Fall Series event. 

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Jul
5
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Oh no

Ugh, not again!

For the third straight year, Phil Mickelson, who was making his first start since his (sixth) U.S. Open heartbreak, will not play the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic. Mickelson finally broke par in his sixth round at The Old White TPC, shooting a two-under 68 on Friday, but it wasn’t good enough to counter his opening four-over 74.

“It has been a frustrating three years for me playing like this on a golf course that I really admire and respect,” said Mickelson.

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Jul
3
2013
Your U.S. Ryder Cup captains

Your U.S. Ryder Cup captains

At this week’s Greenbrier Classic, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson announced he had named longtime friend and two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North as his first assistant for the 2014 biennial matches at Gleneagles.

Watson revealed he asked North a few months ago over dinner at his home in Kansas City, according to GolfChannel.com’s Jason Sobel:

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Jul
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Sorry, anchorers, you've lost this battle

Sorry, anchorers, you’ve lost this battle

In May, the USGA and R&A made a joint announcement that they had decided to proceed with their decision to adopt Rule 14-1b — banning the anchored putting stroke — effective as of January 1, 2016.

While the PGA Tour and Commissioner Tim Finchem have voiced their opposition to the rule and a group of players who use the stroke have lawyered up, the Tour Policy Board convened the week of the Memorial Tournament and all signs seemed to indicate they’d follow the decree of golf’s governing bodies. After all, how confusing would it be to have two sets of rules and it’d be the PGA Tour saying they were above the game of golf, etc.

On Monday, the Tour announced the Tour Policy Board met this morning and voted to conform with the USGA and R&A’s rule. Here’s the press release:

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