Tag Archives: Greenbrier Classic

Jul
2
2015

I had to double check my eyes when I first glanced at the leaderboard on Thursday afternoon and saw that Tiger Woods had posted a four-under 66 — his lowest competitive score since March 2014 — in the opening round at the Old White TPC. Coming off the highest 36-hole total (80-76) of his professional career a few weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods finally put all the pieces of his game together for perhaps the first time this season.

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Jul
31
2011
By Will Leivenberg under PGA Tour

Scott Stallings has never strolled across the plush, verdant fairways of Augusta National. He’s never had his hat blown off by the swirling winds of links golf at the Open Championship. Heck, he hasn’t even played a full season on the PGA Tour.

But Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic, Stallings soared to his first professional victory.

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Jul
30
2011

Not again!

Phil Mickelson missed the cut at the Greenbrier Classic Friday July 29, 2011, proving that he has been about as consistent this season as the Republicans and Democrats figuring out a viable debt plan.

Initially, when the word spread that Phil would be playing at the Greenbrier, there was almost no question he had a leg up on what has been considered a rather bland, run-of-the-mill field.

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Jul
30
2011
By Will Leivenberg under PGA Tour


It was only a matter of time before Anthony Kim rehabilitated his injured left-hand and regained his momentum as one of the most talented young golfers in the world.  He tore through the Old White Course at the Greenbrier Classic Saturday, posting a bogey-free, eight-under-par 62 that propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.

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Jul
29
2011
By Will Leivenberg under PGA Tour

Webb Simpson is currently tied for the lead and searching for his first professional victory at the Greenbrier Classic.

Webb Simpson sank his birdie putt at the par-3 18th hole and placed the finishing touches on a nearly flawless two-under-par 68 to tie him at seven-under with Brendon De Jonge atop the Greenbrier Classic leaderboard.

Simpson doesn’t look like your typical third-year professional on Tour. He hasn’t finished outside of the top 20 since May at the Players Championship.

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Jul
27
2011

Everybody loves Phil!

Had I known that Tim McGraw, Black Eyed Peas and Keith Urban were among the artists performing at the Greenbrier Classic, I probably would be in West Virginia right now! (Obviously, such perks factor into  consideration when deciding my travel schedule! — it’s already penciled in for 2012.)

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Aug
1
2010

Joe Posnanski recently wrote about Alex Rodriguez’s impending arrival to baseball’s 600 Home Run Club. I love one particular line, summing up how there is zero buzz about reaching the once insanely difficult milestone that Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa have all passed. (I already forgot about Griffey and Sosa.)

It is like someone struggling to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching the peak and finding that people had already built a McDonald’s, a Home Depot and a Best Buy up there.

I feel the same way about what used to be golf’s magic number: 59. I’m not suggesting Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby are juicing, but 59 doesn’t have the same reverence anymore.

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Jul
29
2010
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: Don’t yell at me if my picks suck. There’s no mathematical formula to my attempt at predicting something as random as golf scores.

After a two-week respite, welcome back to Balls in the Air — I’m sure there’s been an empty place in your lives without it, so I’m struggling to stay up 20 or so extra minutes to maintain my commitment. Well, I’m happy to report that I had a smooth trip to Seattle and I’m pumped to get out to Sahalee tomorrow morning to watch Fred Couples and Tom Watson tee off at 7:45AM (yeah, right, considering it’s 1:00AM right now — I’ll catch them on the back nine). Well, honestly, my mind couldn’t be further removed from the Greenbrier Classic with a big major for the 50+ studs and the Women’s British Open. Oh, by the way, fans should cheer for the pros to make aces (lots of them!) at Greenbrier this week. And alas, here are my picks.

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