Tag Archives: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic

Oct
23
2011

Luke's amateur foursomes partner was named Robert Duck, so they were called Donald Duck!

While I was playing Cabot Links in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, (which is unfinished but has been dubbed “the Bandon of the East), I checked the leaderboard for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Luke Donald and Webb Simpson had only played about four holes, and Luke was still about T15, trailing Kevin Chappell by roughly five shots. I didn’t look at my phone again until the 12th hole and did a double take when I saw Luke tied for the lead.

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Oct
21
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Mystery solved!

There was a rather perplexing (and somewhat alarming) situation over Justin Leonard’s 2012 exempt status Friday afternoon. After Leonard shot a blazing nine-under 63 to take a share of the lead at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, his eligibility for the following year came into question during his press conference. Though a former Open champion and 12-time PGA Tour winner, he’s No. 144 on the 2011 money list and hasn’t won since 2008, so it was unclear to the half-dozen reporters (and Tour media officials) under which category Leonard was exempt.

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Oct
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Luke: Thanks for messing up my vacation, Webb!

With the wind gusting and swirling at Disney (The Happiest Place on Earth!), six guys, who all played the Palm Course, aka the “easier one,” fired six-under 66 for a six-way tie for the lead in the first round of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Among them were Nos. 2 and 125 on the PGA Tour money list — Luke Donald and James Driscoll.

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Oct
18
2011

Last week's scoreboard...now it's actually the last week to make a move

This week in golf brings out pressure for the opposite ends of the spectrum depending on what kind of year you’ve had, but money is the common thread. The four major champions are reaping one of the many benefits attached to their title and playing in the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda — a money grab and made-for-TV event. Luke Donald and Webb Simpson will battle it out for the Tour money title, which will probably also decide Player of the Year. Meanwhile, there are a bunch of guys fighting for their cards or just some sort of status for next year (along with trying to pay off their mortgage).

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Oct
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Keeping the eye on the money (and not a points system no one understands)

Webb Simpson missed a short putt to lose in a playoff against Ben Crane on Sunday at The McGladrey Classic, but he did earn a nice consolation prize — $432,000 for his second-place finish to overtake Luke Donald as No. 1 on the PGA Tour money list by $363,029.

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