Tag Archives: Conway Farms

Sep
20
2015

In 2007 a 19-year-old Jason Day turned professional and made the bold pronouncement that he was working on taking the world no. 1 ranking from Tiger Woods. The response was mostly critical. How dare this no-name kid, who had done nothing to prove himself, utter such a brazen declaration? Day went on to have seven solid seasons on tour, which included seven runner-up finishes, including three at majors, but until taking home five trophies this year, he only had two titles.

Perhaps it didn’t happen as soon as he might have thought, but after capturing his fourth victory in his last six starts with relative ease at the BMW Championship on Sunday, Day has now reached no. 1 in the world.

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Sep
19
2013
The Hurt Locker

Stenson put the hurt on locker

Just three days after Henrik Stenson decapitated his driver on the 18th hole in the final round of the weather-delayed BMW Championship and then assaulted his locker at Conway Farms, the Swede put on a ballstriking clinic at East Lake in the opening round of the Tour Championship.

Stenson fired a six-under 64, rolling in five birdies on the front nine, including four in a row from nos. 4-7. He wasn’t as perfect on the back, but he did rebound from a bogey on no. 16 with a birdie on no. 18 to take the first-round lead. 

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Sep
16
2013

Here now, we have a screen grab from one of Geoff Shackelford’s readers of Tiger Woods and the incident during the second round that resulted in a two-stroke penalty (go here for the video footage). Here’s the ball before Woods started meddling with the loose impediments around it and after.

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Sep
16
2013
Zach rallies for the win

Zach rallies for the win

And then there were 30 — that is, players who will advance to the FedExCup Playoff finale at East Lake GC in Atlanta. Several guys came through in the clutch and played their way into the Tour Championship, and several others didn’t have the best of weeks and were bumped out of the top 30 in the FEC points rankings.

Zach Johnson fired a six-under 65 to shoot 16-under total and win the weather-delayed BMW Championship on Monday by two shots over Nick Watney. 

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Sep
13
2013

Another rules violation, another two-shot penalty for Tiger Woods, who was apparently fuming after PGA Tour officials slapped him with a two-shot penalty for an incident on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship.

Woods was already steaming when he kicked off the day with a double-bogey, but it became worse hours later when he was confronted by rules officials in the scoring area and docked two strokes for violating Rule 18-2a. After an errant approach shot that ended up in the woods, Tiger was trying to remove some loose impediments around his ball when it moved (and it’s pretty clear it did).

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Sep
13
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup
Fifty-effing-nine!

Fifty-effing-nine!

Jim Furyk shot a sizzling 12-under 59 to become only the sixth player to post golf’s magic number during the second round of the BMW Championship.

Furyk, who started on no. 10, posted six birdies and an eagle on the back nine (his first) for an eight-under 28 at Conway Farms — which matched Phil Mickelson’s effort two weeks ago in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship (but Phil had to settle with a 63).

The question was whether Furyk could carry over the momentum on the next nine holes and control his nerves to achieve such a remarkable feat.

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Sep
12
2013
Whoa, dude!

Whoa, dude!

In the week-off between the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship, Brandt Snedeker didn’t touch a golf club until Wednesday’s pro-am at Conway Farms. In fact, he wasn’t even feeling that great with the putter, until he rolled in a 14-footer from the fringe on no. 13 (teed off no. 10) for birdie that propelled him to make six more in a row.

Snedeker fired a bogey-free, eight-under 63, to take a one-shot lead over Zach Johnson (64) in the first round. 

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Sep
11
2013
Hunting trip or chance to win $10 million?

Hunting trip or chance to win $10 million?

After finishing second at the Deutsche Bank Championship and earning an automatic spot on the Presidents Cup, Steve Stricker wasn’t sure if he was going to play in the Tour Championship, the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs (and the $10 million wheelbarrow for the winner).

Earlier in the season, Stricker, who announced his semi-retirement at the start of the year, sounded like he was leaning against playing in the post-season at all — he skipped the first of the four legs, The Barclays — but on the eve of this week’s BMW Championship, Stricker had put some thought into it and opted for golf instead of an elk hunting trip with his buddies in Colorado. 

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