Tag Archives: Brandt Jobe

Jan
5
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Awards

Thanks for believing in me! I love you, man!

As 2011 has ended and the 2012 season officially starts tomorrow, we’re (still) taking an obligatory look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. We also checked out some players who were considered overachievers. Next, we took a gander at those who had the most disappointing seasons, along with the most notable Tiger moments.

To cap off a look back at an incredible 2011, we’ll go through some of the best feel-good stories — which is my personal favorite because believe it or not, I’m a huge sucker for sap (I just don’t like to admit to it usually). Here we go in no particular order…

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Sep
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Els survives to play another week

Ernie Els has won three major championships, captured 64 professional victories, including 18 on the PGA Tour, and has been inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but over the last three weeks he’s been fighting to stay alive in the playoffs. Els, who has obviously struggled this season, faced elimination at the last three events, but he’s managed to survive under pressure — which he describes as more intense than being in contention.

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Aug
12
2011
By Conor Nagle under PGA Championship

Frustration: Friday's default setting (Kyle Auclair/insidetheropes.com)

Everything appears to be in place– a class field comprised primarily, though not exclusively, of the world’s best players; an audience of nearly forty-thousand earnest, obsessively hydrating spectators; a major championship purse and trophy to act as incentives — but I can’t remember a major championship Friday quite so lacking in atmosphere.

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Jun
8
2011
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

The Patience of Jobe

Less than twelve hours removed from his phenomenal final-round 65 on Sunday to tie for second at the Memorial, Brandt Jobe picked up right where he left off, firing a sizzling, bogey-free 10-under 62 at the Lakes Golf & Country Club during his first 18 at the 36-hole sectional qualifier for the US Open.

Not only did Jobe punch his ticket to Congressional, but he shared co-medalist honors at 12-under with Chez Reavie in the 120-man field in Columbus, Ohio (which easily could have been mistaken for a regular PGA Tour event).

“It was a survival,” said Jobe, referring to his second 18 at Brookside Golf & Country Club.

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Jun
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Good Jobe!

You know whom turned me into a fan of his at the Memorial? Brandt Jobe.

First of all, major props to Golfweek‘s Alex Miceli for picking Jobe as his dark horse before the tournament started. I’ll be completely honest — before this week, I would have had trouble picking Brandt Jobe out of a line-up. And if think you could have, then you are A) a family member or friend, B) have too much time on your hands or C) you are familiar with his inspiring comeback story after losing two fingers in a freak accident in 2006.

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Jun
5
2011

It's hot in Dublin...Ohio, that is.

Steve Stricker is off to another hot start on another sticky day at Muirfield Village, posting two consecutive birdies on Nos 1 and 2. Going into the final round of the Memorial, Stricker held a three-shot lead over Jonathan Byrd. The two played in the last group together on Sunday at the first tournament of the year, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. Stricker didn’t have his best day and Byrd ended up carrying the day after winning a playoff against Robert Garrigus.

Who’s your pick to win? Oh, and a few other things to note:

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