Tag Archives: Jhonattan Vegas

May
14
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Tour

Sang-Moon Bae. Photo Credit: Tom Pennington – Getty Images.

With Martin Kaymer winning The Players and J.B. Holmes winning the Wells Fargo, no one can be considered an expert at picking champions on the PGA Tour.   A long shot, odds at 50/1 or worse, has a great chance to win because of the strong fields on Tour.

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Jan
26
2012
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson: hmmmm...

Golf’s biggest draw may be halfway around the world, but that doesn’t mean the PGA Tour has ground to a halt. I mean, we’ve been over this: there’s six million dollars on offer at Torrey Pines!

In deference to PGA Tour logic (formula: prizemoney on offer is proportional to prestige of tournament), I am compelled to comment. And so are you.

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Jan
31
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bubba Watson was the best Lefty on Sunday at Torrey Pines

The last time a pair of left-handed golfers finished first and second at a PGA Tour event was six years ago when Phil Mickelson beat Mike Weir by four shots at Pebble Beach. A more exciting, closer duel happened on Sunday at Torrey Pines, with Mickelson and Bubba Watson battling in the final two groups for the Farmers Insurance Open title. Actually, to spice things up, Jhonattan “Johnny” Vegas, the Venezuelan rookie who won last week’s Bob Hope Classic, jumped in the mix, putting added pressure on Watson until Vegas plunked his second shot on 18 in the water.

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Jan
24
2011

Tiger's last appearance at Torrey Pines was the 2008 US Open

For the few who haven’t read it yet (because I know it’s just about everyone’s first stop on Monday morning), check out the latest edition of PGA Tour Confidential. We discuss the world’s No. 3 making his first start this week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Padraig Harrington and Dimplegate, Captain Davis and the 2012 US Ryder Cup team (a bit premature), and of course, the thrilling finish at the Bob Hope Classic. Below are some excerpts to get a lively discussion started. First, let’s go to the incorrect scorecard rule and armchair rules officials:

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Jan
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

As the sun was quickly vanishing behind the mountains in La Quinta, California, Jhonattan Vegas drained a 13-foot par putt to beat Gary Woodland on the second playoff hole to win the Bob Hope Classic, his second tournament as a PGA Tour rookie and his fifth career start. Similar to Vegas’ journey to the PGA Tour, he ran into a few bumps along the course, but compared to the hurdles he’s cleared just to play competitive golf, it was no sweat.

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Jan
21
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Jhonattan Vegas lets one rip

Jhonattan Vegas not only has the greatest name on the PGA Tour, but he’s also got game. Despite bogeying his final hole at Nicklaus Private, Vegas managed to fire a five-under 67 for a two-day total of 13-under and a share of the lead with Boo Weekley at the Bob Hope Classic.

The Venezuelan native first learned about golf from his father. Jhonny picked up whatever he could find — often a broomstick — and swung at everything from plastic balls to rocks.

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