Tag Archives: Hurricane Irene

Aug
29
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

What was Nos. 13 and 14 at Plainfield on Sunday

There was never a doubt the PGA Tour made the right call by cutting The Barclays, the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs, to a 54-hole contest with Hurricane Irene headed for the Eastern seaboard. Further validation came via pictures after Plainfield Country Club endured Irene’s fury of rain overnight Saturday and Sunday morning.

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Aug
27
2011

POW!

Congrats to Dustin Johnson and his caddie Joe LaCava for their two-shot victory over Matt Kuchar (and Hurricane Irene) at The Barclays. The weather-shortened 54-hole event finally caught a break on Saturday morning — other than a few passing showers, it stayed clear at Plainfield and play was completed before it got too ugly.

That said, I’m driving back to NYC now instead of finishing a more in-depth post. Here’s a quick summary: DJ overpowered Plainfield, his length was a huge advantage (course played long in the wet conditions), he’s been working really hard on his putting earlier this week and it paid off.

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Aug
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

So, what's your plan to get out of here after we're done tomorrow?

With Hurricane Irene storming up the east coast Friday morning and expected to hit the New Jersey area overnight tomorrow, PGA Tour officials and Barclays representatives decided to shorten the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs from 72 holes to — hopefully pending Saturday morning’s weather — 54 holes.

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Aug
25
2011

Storms suspended play on Thursday and Irene will likely disrupt The Barclays, causing it to run into OT

With the wrath of Hurricane Irene expected to ravage the New Jersey area on Saturday night and the storms on Thursday morning that suspended first-round play at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club for four hours and six minutes, Tour officials are weighing the options for play over the weekend and just finishing the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs.

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