Tag Archives: 2013 Wyndham Championship

Aug
21
2013
By Stephanie Wei under By the Numbers
You may now kiss...the trophy

You may now kiss…the trophy

Last year’s Monday Qualifier extraordinaire Patrick Reed proved that he could go low and get it done on Sunday, as well, with his victory at the Wyndham Championship. The playoff between Reed and Jordan Spieth will be most remembered for Reed’s remarkable shot from under the trees that he knocked to seven-feet for birdie on the second extra hole. However, it was his solid play, especially with his irons, that put him in position to contend, and then, win. As to the young Mr. Spieth, well, there are very good reasons he was in the playoff, as well — the Numbers tell the story.

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Aug
19
2013

Welcome back to #WUPHangouts! If you haven’t seen one before, it’s a live video chat with a guest or sometimes it’s just me, talking about all the latest topics in the golf world (or whatever I feel like). You can watch it in real time or afterwards on YouTube. At the end, I usually take questions that you can ask via Twitter and I/we answer as many as possible.

I was joined by Ryan Ballengee of the Golf News Net and we had a lively discussion on the thrashing the Americans took from the Europeans in the Solheim Cup, Patrick Reed beating Jordan Spieth in a playoff at the Wyndham Championship, the Presidents Cup and Fred Couples’ potential captain’s picks, and finally, the FedExCup Playoffs, which starts with this week at The Barclays at Liberty National — where it was held in 2009 and wasn’t received well by the pros, but apparently many changes have been made in the last four years, so we’ll hear their reviews soon.

Enjoy!

Oh, I haven’t ironed out the details yet, but I’ll start a “mailbag” of some sort in the upcoming weeks, where I’ll answer some of your questions via the Hangouts and/or in written form in a post. Because I do get some interesting emails… Stay tuned!

Aug
19
2013

After a wayward drive, 23-year-old Patrick Reed stuck his approach shot to seven feet and rolled in the birdie putt to beat 20-year-old Jordan Spieth on the second playoff hole at the Wyndham Championship. And, of course, Reed’s wife, Justine, didn’t need to run out to the green to congratulate her husband because as his full-time caddie, she was already there. 

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Aug
17
2013
Bad luck Charlie

Bad luck Charlie

Prior to the start of the third round of the Wyndham Championship, Charles Howell III was disqualified for unintentionally violating Rule 4-1a for using a non-conforming driver. Howell’s club became illegal when the “toe cap” — weighing less than a gram — fell off during his warm-up before the second round.

In a game of what sounds like telephone, a PGA Tour rules official was informed of the breach by USGA staff member, according to Golfweek’s Adam Schupak

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