Tag Archives: Brendan Steele

Jun
12
2016

2016 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

There were tons of great storylines coming out of the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Columbus on Monday. There were so many that I nearly drove myself crazy trying to write about them all. Well, I didn’t quite get to everyone since I spent about 2,000 words waxing lyrical about why the sectional qualifier is the greatest day in golf. (Thanks for bearing with me if you read that, but it really is!)

This year in Columbus there were 103 players competing for 13 spots at Kinsale and Wedgewood.

Here’s a breakdown of the main stories coming out of Columbus, and I don’t care if none of these guys make the cut or are never heard from again (but there are some “big” names, so doubt that will be the case). 

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Feb
26
2016

US Ryder Cup potentials

Well, that’s certainly a bit of a motley crew. Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara hosted a dinner for potential U.S. Ryder Cup team members on Thursday night at their home in North Palm Beach — not far from this week’s Honda Classic. 

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Sep
3
2013
Via PGA Tour.com

Via PGA Tour.com

Alright, we’re two legs into the FedExCup Playoffs, which means a couple of things: 1) there are two more left and 2) there are 30 guys who were eliminated after their performance (or lack thereof) at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

This is when the fabricated post-season starts to get a little more intriguing, with “bubble boys” every week and each field getting cut down. We’re at 70 now. So, who was initially inside the top 70 in FEC points before the DBC or who was outside of it and played their way into the BMW Championship next week in the Chicago area? I touched on this in Monday’s Top 5, but let’s take a more in-depth look.

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Sep
2
2013
The shot that sealed the win

The shot that sealed the win

It was only matter of time — that’s what Henrik Stenson kept telling us. Over the last few months, starting with the Scottish Open in July, Stenson has been in contention regularly, with the exception of last week at The Barclays, where fatigue and flu-like symptoms caught up to him and he placed T43.

His last five starts, not withstanding his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship today: T3 at the Scottish Open, 2nd at the Open Championship, T2 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 3rd at the PGA Championship. See, he was due.

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Jun
4
2013
Jason Kokrak, Luke Guthrie, Charlie Wi and Sang-Moon Bae loosen up for the playoff

Jason Kokrak, Luke Guthrie, Charlie Wi and Sang-Moon Bae loosen up for the playoff

With darkness closing in during the last minutes of daylight at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Columbus, PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie stood over a five-footer for birdie on the third playoff hole — more important, a putt to clinch his place in his first major next week at Merion. And, in it went.

In a playoff that started with eleven other Tour pros who shot eight-under gunning for the seven remaining spots, Guthrie secured the 15th and final one on the third extra hole, the par-4 10th at The Lakes Golf & Country Club.

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Dec
31
2011
By WUP Staff under Awards

Keegan: Yes! I won't be referred to as "Pat Bradley's nephew" anymore!

As the year ends (only a few hours left!), we’re taking a look at the winners and losers of 2011. First, we reviewed the best shots. Then, we cringed through the greatest meltdowns. Now, we — with most of the credit going to Intern Shoshana — check out some players that exceeded the expectations set for them at the start of the season. Before you dig in, consider some of the guys you think distinguished themselves in 2011.

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Nov
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Donald is the frontrunner for POY...or is he?

The PGA Tour has mailed ballots to its members for its 2012 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year — albeit two weeks later than planned when officials realized at the “season-ending” Disney event that the season wasn’t actually over because the world golf championship, the HSBC Champions, counted as an official win. In short, no one, including Tour officials, knew when the season ended. (It’s that “multi-layered tour platform,” as Commissioner Tim Finchem might say.)

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Sep
4
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Bubba from Bagdad eyes his third victory this season

Like the others in the final five or so groups, Bubba Watson struggled on the back nine when the wind started gusting. Watson looked like he was beginning to pull away, but after hitting a few errant drives, he started coming back to the field, posting bogeys on Nos. 11, 12 and 15. He birdied the 17th to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at 11-under.

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Aug
14
2011

Dufner: You wouldn't recognize me, anyway

Welcome to final round of the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, where some big names are making a move! Told ya, this was going to get exciting! Same as the other days, I’m live-blogging at the WSJ.com. Please come by and say hi!

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