Tag Archives: Frys.com Open

Oct
12
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

(Tri-pic via Deadspin)

It may come as no surprise that the man who launched a wiener toward Tiger uses douchey words, like, “epic” — that was so 2007 — and describes the intent of his totally well-planned attack as “courageous.” Thanks to Julie Johnson of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, we now know the identity of this perpetrator: 31-year-old Brandon Kelly, who gave this explanation for the bizarre hot dog toss.

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger's classic release of the club during his follow-through

When I tuned in for coverage of the final round of the Frys.com Open, I cringed a little as I saw Tiger Woods wearing his signature Red Shirt with no chance to contend and starting on the wrong nine (he was in the first group to tee off on No. 10). Then there was the whole hot dog assault, which is farcical in some regards and, as several say, symbolic of how far Tiger’s fallen.

Given his methodical logic, Tiger probably has a plan mapped out for his comeback and he might be using these minor events and the Presidents Cup as warmups for 2012. I mean, what did we expect from Tiger last week, anyway? Not a “W.”

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

*Update, 12:15pm ET: Sorry, the video is no longer available. I knew it was only a matter of time for the Tour Censor Committee to have it taken down, but good news! — Deadspin still has the footage! And good luck getting them to get rid of it.

Thanks to reader Bryan for passing along the link to the video footage of the attention-seeking fan who stormed the 7th green and tossed a hot dog in the direction of Tiger Woods as he was about to putt.

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Pffftttt...Q-school, what?!?

Although Briny Baird and Bryce Molder battling it out for their first PGA Tour victory in a six-hole playoff was mildly entertaining, I walked away from the Frys.com Open the most impressed with 21-year-old Bud Cauley. Playing on a sponsor exemption this week, Cauley shot four rounds in the 60s to place solo third, his best finish in seven Tour starts.

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Oct
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

The winning putt. Finally.

With darkness quickly closing in at CordeValle, Bryce Molder drained a seven-footer for birdie on No. 17 to beat Briny Baird on the sixth playoff hole. (Finally. Cripes, it was like, does either of you want to win this tournament?) Before Baird putted, Molder fixed a ballmark in his own line and then right before Molder putted, he tapped down the green six or seven times in the same area in front of the cup.

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Oct
9
2011

Tiger in his comfort zone: sidelines at the Stanford/Colorado game

Tiger Woods is well into the final round of the Frys.com Open — you know, trying to get that W! Whoops, he really must have meant “W for weekend” in his Wednesday presser. Woods is seven shots back of leader Briny Baird.

By the way, I was cracking up at some of the comments in the last Tiger post (with all due respect to Baird): “Tiger is getting waxed by Briny Baird!” or “Forget Baird, he’s getting waxed by Roland Thatcher, too!” Yeah, I censored those a little, but you get the point.

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Oct
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

A kinda happy-looking Tiger

After kicking off his return to competitive golf with a disappointing two-over 73 in the first round of the Frys.com Open, Tiger Woods rallied to shoot a three-under 68 on Friday to get within the cutline. He wasn’t about to miss his second consecutive cut for the first time in his career. (That would’ve been embarrassing!)

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Oct
5
2011

Joey's first week with Tiger

After Tiger Woods finished his pro-am at CordeValle for the Frys.com Open on Wednesday afternoon, he spoke to the press. Surprise! — there were no surprises. I’d like to call it the Groundhog Day edition. Tiger says he’s healthier, more prepared than his last starts at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, playing 36-45 holes a day, and refined his swing changes with instructor Sean Foley.

Here are highlights along with some asides:

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Oct
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Mark Steinberg: One of the last men standing in Tiger’s camp from pre-hydrant era

Kudos to Thomas Bonk for landing the ever-rare exclusive interview with Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, a few days before yet another Woods “comeback” at the Frys.com Open.

He chats rather candidly about the fallout with Tiger’s former caddie, Steve Williams, what’s left for Tiger at the ripe age of 36, an imminent bag and sponsor deal, and the possibility of Tiger going back to his old swing coaches, which elicits a classic response:

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