Tag Archives: Bear Trap

Mar
1
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Eye on No. 1

The marquee group of young guns (God, I really hate that term) Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley and Kyle Stanley teed off at 7:30am on Thursday morning with the winds relatively calm at PGA National. McIlroy and Bradley took advantage of the ideal scoring conditions, posting four-under 66 and three-under 67, respectively. Meanwhile, Stanley didn’t have his best, to say the least, and chopped his way in for a five-over 75.

Rory, who fell victim to the Bear Trap in the second round last year, is currently tied for second. He’s had his eye set on reaching No. 1 in the world rankings and like last week, he has the chance to topple Luke Donald from the throne with a win.

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Mar
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Graeme McDowell fired a six-under 64 in the final round of the Honda Classic, tying the course record and surging up the leaderboard to a T6 finish (not to mention another six-figure check).  McDowell has fared rather well on Sundays recently. Between his phenomenal 62 at Kapalua and his 64 at PGA National today, his final-round scoring average is 63.

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Mar
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy wasn’t having the round of his life, but he was grinding it out — until he reached the Bear Trap. Just a day earlier, he cruised through the intimidating stretch of finishing holes, carding two birdies in the last four, and dodged missing his first cut since last year’s US Open. On Saturday in the third round of the Honda Classic, Rory had a completely different experience, carding three consecutive double-bogeys on Nos. 15-17. He scraped by with a par on 18 to end up signing for a seven-over 77. Which sucks, but I was impressed with Rory’s demeanor after the disastrous finish.

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Mar
2
2011

Scary Grizzly Bear: Welcome to the Bear Trap!

Ask any player what they think of PGA National, the site of this week’s Honda Classic, and there’s a 98% chance “tough” (or some rendition of it) will be one of the first words uttered. Graeme McDowell changed things up and said, “windy,” when I asked him for one word to describe the course.

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