Tag Archives: Colonial

May
29
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Everyone can relax now, or at least those who wanted to write off Jordan Spieth after his collapse at the Masters and performance in his last few starts — no need to fret because the two-time major champion is back in the winner’s circle. Heading into the final round at Colonial with a one-shot lead, Spieth actually found himself trailing by two after failing to convert for birdies on the front nine and posting nine straight pars.

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May
28
2014

Cool and confident

Adam Scott is back in action after solidifying his world no. 1 ranking with a win at Colonial last week. He continues to say it is a “week-by-week” process to stay number one, but he must feel extremely confident about his game for the Memorial and the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.

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May
25
2014
By Shane Ryan under PGA Tour

Texas Slammin’

Let’s start with Brian Harman, who began his final round at the Colonial one shot off the lead at -6. He was one of ten players teeing off at -7 or -6, and because there’s a new rule on the PGA Tour this year that you can’t win a tournament unless you graduated from the University of Georgia or were born in Australia, I thought the pairing of Harman (UGA, ’09) and Marc Leishman (Australia, ’83) was bound to produce the champion.

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May
25
2014

Texas slammer

Adam Scott became the no. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings on Monday, and lived up to his first test with a dramatic playoff victory against Jason Dufner at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Scott showed why he is a deserving number one by making three birdies on the back nine on Friday to make the cut, and then playing the best golf on the weekend with consecutive 66s to get into a playoff.

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May
27
2012

Zach and caddie Damon Green pay tribute to Damon's dad who last battle to stomach cancer 10 days ago

Just landed in Columbus for Jack’s tournament, the Memorial, this upcoming week — that’s right, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back on Tour. Woot!

While I was packing and hustling to catch my flight, I watched the last nine holes of the duel between Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner, who was gunning for his third win in four starts, at Colonial. It might as well have been match play since the rest of the field was too many strokes back to catch the duo. Turned out to be an intriguing finish in more than one way.

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May
24
2012

After a very long hiatus, welcome (back) to this special edition of Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not), and interesting story lines and tidbits from behind the scenes.

The usual poker-faced Dufner reacts with extra gusto on the 72nd hole in Dallas

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been OVER A YEAR since I last did a “Balls in the Air” post. I started to neglect Fantasy Golf, and when you’re on tour every week, there’s more work (obviously) than sitting at in my apartment behind my computer.

By the way, I started to get the shakes yesterday (Wednesday). It’s the first time this season that I’ve missed TWO CONSECUTIVE Tour stops. I’m sure everyone out there is missing me oh-so-dearly! Don’t worry, I’m fine, I hear the first few days of the shakes are bad, but if I can get through Friday, I’ll be OK.

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May
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bowditch battled clinical depression

Steven Bowditch went on a birdie barrage at Colonial during the second round, carding seven through 16 holes, before a bogey on the 17th dropped him back to six-under. The 27-year-old Australian signed for a 64 to follow his three-under 67 effort. With first-round co-leader David Toms still on the course, Bowditch is the leader in the clubhouse, along with Charlie Wi.

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May
19
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Nice Effing Pants

Jerry Kelly settled his Rose Bowl bet with JJ Henry

Back in January, J.J. Henry, who played golf at TCU, and Jerry Kelly, who hails from Madison, WI, made a Rose Bowl bet. The loser had to wear the winning school’s mascot costume. On Wednesday ten minutes before Henry and TCU football coach Gary Patterson teed off for the pro-am at Colonial, Kelly walked up to the practice green in a full Superfrog costume.

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