Tag Archives: Crappy Weather

Jul
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Give me some sun, please!

Rory McIlroy didn’t have his best at Royal St. George’s. He struggled a bit in the bad weather over the weekend. While he wasn’t out of the hunt completely going into Sunday, he wasn’t in striking position. It simply wasn’t Rory’s week. He finished in a ho-hum tie for 25th. Which in the grand scheme of things really isn’t so terrible.

Amazingly, McIlroy admitted he doesn’t like playing in bad weather.

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Jul
16
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

The British love them some golf!

Quote of the day comes from Paul Lawrie, who teed off early on Saturday and bore the brunt of the terrible conditions: “I said to the crowd at the 15th, there was about 40 or 50 walking around, ‘You’re just mental. Just mental.’ I just don’t understand that at all. I’m getting paid. I’ve got to be there, but it’s part of the game.”

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Jul
16
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Bad weather isn't stopping fans from coming to the Open

As expected, high winds and heavy rain have battered Royal St. George’s, along with fans, players and the several members of the media. Not surprisingly, the few players who have finished shot over par.

Gary Woodland was off to a fantastic start, but conditions worsened as his round progressed. Woodland was playing some mighty impressive golf until he reached the 14th, where the cross wind was so strong that he aimed roughly 50 yards left of the fairway, but a bad swing put him out of bounds.

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Feb
18
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Riviera in the rain

Practically right on cue, here comes the rain! The forecast called for rain starting at 3pm local time. Ryan Moore, who fired a three-under 68 to shoot his way into contention, expressed relief that he was safely in the clubhouse. Meanwhile, Corey Pavin, who shot an even-par 71, walked off the course with a big smile on his face early this afternoon for a good reason — he too finished before the weather blew in (and he ranks near last in driving distance). Now, it’s cold, windy and pouring, which doesn’t bode well for the players still on the course, especially the shorter hitters.

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Feb
5
2011
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

With Frost around the 18th green, a volunteer takes a nap during a frost delay prior to the first round

I mentioned in an earlier post that the gloriously titled Waste Management Open was heading for a Monday finish, but Geoff Shackelford has just popped up with a convenient compilation of reports and interviews on the subject. So, if you have a fetish for macro-logistics  or you just can’t live without knowing why 54 holes just isn’t cool, read on!

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Feb
3
2011

A spectator walks toward TPC Scottsdale as icicles form on a water fountain

As expected, first-round play of the Phoenix Open has been delayed due to frost. In other words, the ground is frozen and temperatures aren’t rising at TPC Scottsdale. At 9:30am local time, it’s 32 degrees. Good news is that it’s finally not below freezing! Right now, officials hope to start play around 10:40am (three-hour delay), but look for the delay to be delayed again.

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Jan
13
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome to 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. Disclaimer: My picks may suck, but I do think through the factors that may weigh in.

Ryan Palmer will wear a mic in the 1st round of the Sony Open...if the tourney ever starts!

Watching lightning flash over the ocean as the waves crashed on the beach was an eerily beautiful sight on Wednesday night. We knew it was coming, but literally, I could feel the storm blowing in. Just before midnight, the already-strong winds started to feel like gale force winds (perhaps a slight exaggeration). Then I heard the rain start pounding against my window. Here it comes!

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