Tag Archives: Aronimink Golf Club

Jul
3
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Watney closes again

When Nick Watney pushed his drive on No. 12 during the final round of the AT&T National, his ball smacked a fan in the middle of the forehead on the fly and then bounced roughly 25 yards back into the fairway. The spectator didn’t even flinch, insisting he was fine. Uh, buddy, you just got hit in the head by a golf ball that was traveling at a hundred-plus miles-an-hour!

Watney may have been the luckier one in the situation, though. Had his errant drive not taken a favorable kick after thumping the fan, Watney would have likely had a tough shot out of Aronimink’s heavy rough. Right after that happened, I thought to myself, “He’s going to win.”

You see, as much as golf is about skill, it takes good breaks to close for a victory. Sometimes you need the favorable bounces and you definitely need to have a little bit of luck out there.

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Jul
3
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Orange Fowler falters...again

Rickie Fowler had just about everyone pulling for him before the start of the fourth round of the AT&T National, where he was tied for the 54-hole lead with eventual winner Nick Watney. Unfortunately, it only took two holes for those hopes to plummet down the drain when Fowler made a mess on the second hole, quickly falling three shots off the lead. He had plenty of time to compensate for the mistake — 16 holes, to be precise — but he never recovered, only sinking farther down the ‘board.

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Jul
2
2011

Watney tears apart Aronimink

Aronimink Golf Club sure played differently on Saturday than it did on Thursday during the first round of the AT&T National. The greens were hosed down overnight and considerably softer in the third round, allowing players to attack pins more aggressively. The result? The course record was broken more than once and the scores were noticeably lower.

The guys took advantage of the favorable scoring conditions, especially Nick Watney, who shot an eight-under 62, including a blistering 27 on the back nine.

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Jun
29
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Cantlay

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Does anyone remember how they spent the summer between their freshman and sophomore years in college? I hardly do because it obviously wasn’t memorable (but I think I worked on my golf game and had a part-time job). In ten years I doubt Patrick Cantlay, a rising sophomore at UCLA, will have the same problem.

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