Tag Archives: Congressional

Jun
29
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
(Via Eye on Golf/Twitter)

(Via Eye on Golf/Twitter)

As you can see from the photo above, D.H. Lee was not pleased with a fan during the third round of the AT&T National.

Lee, who was in contention after two rounds, didn’t have the best day at Congressional Country Club, posting a three-over 75. Along the way, he obviously let a fan, whom I’m sure deserved it, get the best of him. Here’s the Vine via Rob Matre’s Twitter

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Jun
19
2013
OW! My elbow!

OW! My elbow!

It was no secret Tiger Woods played the U.S. Open in pain. His left arm was clearly agitated as he grimaced his way to a mediocre finish last week at Merion.

Last year at the AT&T National, the tournament he hosts at Congressional Country Club, he won with ease and passed Jack Nicklaus for second in all-time PGA Tour career wins — but we all know Woods only cares about leapfrogging Nicklaus in majors. This time around, he will be watching from the sidelines, according to an announcement on Tuesday via his website, TigerWoods.com:

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Jun
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Wei Goes Golfing

Almost Garrigus'd! Okay, 20 yards short.

I’ll start with the highlights — there weren’t many from my round on Monday at Congressional Country Club. I ended with the best drive I’d hit all day and almost knocked it into the walkway on the 18th (a la Robert Garrigus). I was standing close to the 150-yard marker and hit a 7-iron with my typical draw to the front of the green. “Roll!” I yelled. Yeah, that wasn’t happening.

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Jun
15
2011
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Rory McIlroy discussing the Miami Heat, obviously

Science tells us that the average golf fan should consume at least five portions of golfing beauty per day (nice one, Science!). Thanks to a good friend of WUP and very talented photographer, Allan Henry of Golf Chronicles and US Presswire is helping to bring you a daily dose of the most striking shots from the US Open. For once, hitting 100% of your RDA shouldn’t be a problem.

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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
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Joy (Marc Turnesa) and agony (Aaron Dexheimer)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Staying to cover the US Open sectional in Columbus was probably one of the better decisions I’ve made in a while. Besides the final round of PGA Tour Q-school, it was probably the most fascinating and interesting event I’ve covered in golf. What about the final round of the Masters? The US Open? The British Open? Or even the PGA Championship? Sure, those are exciting, but qualifiers and majors/regular tournaments should be classified separately.

I think it’s the once-a-year do-or-die format of qualifiers that I find so compelling. And for the hundreds gathered at about a dozen venues across the country, they’re playing for the remaining sixty-something spots in the US Open — just a place in the field, no guaranteed money. Yet, the results elicit the same, if not heightened, emotions of raw elation or anguish.

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May
3
2011

Congressional '11: golf as an endurance sport?

How it was relegated from the front pages I’ll never know, but it’s worth mentioning that yesterday was Congressional Country Club’s US Open Championship Media Day. Defending champion Graeme McDowell, USGA head honcho Mike Davis and other assorted bigwigs, including the improbably named Rand Jerris, held a press conference in preparation for the preparation for the year’s second major in which they outlined the rational basis for the course set-up.

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