Tag Archives: Bill Haas

Jul
28
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

I am about to throw both my iPhone and Macbook against the wall or out of a moving car. Talk about a bad stretch to have all your technology start acting up. But this is not the time and place for me to vent about my #firstworldproblems. Well, I just kind of did. Again, I digress.

Alright, this is going to be a ton of information that I’ll be throwing out at you, but I wanted to get it all out there. I mean, I didn’t spend 12-14 hours a day at Baltusrol in the blistering heat the last three days to not share the info I collected — I’ve done plenty of that already this year! Let’s get this golf geek party started.

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Mar
13
2016

Lee McCoy, a 22-year-old amateur who plays for the University of Georgia, shot a two-under 69, in difficult conditions no less, at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course, a course that he had played hundreds of times as a local to the area, to post a tournament total four-under. Not only did that vault him to a solo fourth finish at the Valspar Championship — after he made the cut on the number — but he also beat world no. 1 Jordan Spieth, who he was playing alongside with in the final round.

Spieth, however, was impressed with McCoy, who was playing in the event thanks to a sponsor’s invitation. As the crowd surrounding the 18th green gave McCoy a standing ovation after he putted out for his par, Spieth was also clapping for him emphatically. For good reason.

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Jan
11
2016

There was really never a doubt — at least from the media — that Jordan Spieth wouldn’t close out the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. After trailing Patrick Reed by one following the first round, Spieth started to run away from the field on Friday, building a four-stroke lead and then he separated himself even more, with a five-shot lead heading into Sunday.

In many of our minds, the tournament was over before the weekend started, but you know, THERE WAS A LOT OF GOLF LEFT. Sure, that’s true. For just about any other golfer on the planet, I’m not sure we would’ve crowned Spieth the champion so quickly, but it’s Jordan Spieth we’re talking about here. He doesn’t blow leads. He doesn’t make major mistakes. He knows when to take risks and when to play it safe. He has the rare combo of talent and smarts.

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Oct
12
2015

I definitely didn’t think I’d regret not staying up past my curfew last night to watch the Presidents Cup. I certainly didn’t think I’d miss anything but the standard U.S. routing or maybe the Internationals attempting a tepid comeback. I really didn’t think I’d  be saying what I’m about to say, especially since any little interest I had in the Presidents Cup completely disappeared after the only thing I considered that could be slightly intriguing did not happen — which was obviously Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, the worlds nos. 1 and 2, respectively, facing off in what would naturally be an intense battle filled with lots of thumbs-up and fist-pumps for Sunday singles.

Well, to be honest, I doubt I would been awake to watch, anyway, since I was playing in a tourney at NGLA this weekend (yes, very important with at least a few hundred in pro shop credit on the line) and had an early-ish tee time. #sorrynotsorry

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Aug
17
2014
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Camilo Villegas wowed at Sedgefield on Sunday, firing a final round seven-under 63 to capture the Wyndham Championship, his first title in nearly 4 1/2 years (2010 Honda Classic). Villegas posted a total of 17-under for the tournament to edge out Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson by a mere stroke. 

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Aug
8
2014

With the exception of Bubba Watson, who “protested” the PGA of America’s reinstatement of the Long Drive Contest, most pros joined in on the fun and gave it their best rip on the par-5 10th during Tuesday’s practice round.

In fact, a few players popped by the 10th tee just to participate in the competition. Take Rory McIlroy, for example. The world no. 1 only played nine holes, but he went out of his way to partake in the festivities, before calling it a day. (He was also knowledgeable about the historical significance of the event.)

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Oct
5
2013

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Totally normal

Totally normal

Well, the Internationals held on longer than the majority expected at the historically U.S.-dominated Presidents Cup. [*Wait, they’re making a charge as I type in Saturday afternoon foursomes! It’s getting interesting again!]

With the weather-delayed week dominating the matches, the second session wasn’t completed on Friday and the teams returned at the crack of dawn (literally, warming up in the dark) to finish that foursome session before the quick turnaround for Saturday morning’s five four-ball matches. Which, of course, fell victim to yet another suspension in play due to the monsoon that swept through the area causing Muirfield Village to become unplayable (as you can see above).  

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Jun
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Kuchar

Kuuuuuuuch!

On a grueling day at Muirfield Village, the swirling winds gave players fits — most notably, Tiger Woods posted the worst nine holes in his career, 44, on the back nine — but several players survived. Matt Kuchar managed to roll off five birdies on his way to a two-under 70 to take a two-shot lead over Kevin Chappell and Kyle Stanley. 

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May
31
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
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Tiger didn’t like that one

Tiger Woods struggled with the breezy conditions at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Friday morning, particularly on the greens, with gusts up to 25mph coming into play. Woods, who leads the PGA Tour in par-5 scoring this year, made a rare double on the par-5 15th, his sixth hole of the day, after missing the green left in two.

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