Tag Archives: Jim Furyk

Sep
30
2018

Just like in past Ryder Cups, the scene is always rather chaotic when the matches are coming down the stretch, and we (media people) are staring at the leaderboard trying to figure out which one will clinch the winning point, so we can be there to get what we need. Sunday at Le Golf National was no different. I usually let colleagues try to work out the math because if you’ve seen on Twitter this week, it’s not my strong suit — numbers have never really been my thing. However, strange to stay, but I have some experience now and you can never go wrong with the 16th or 17th greens.

And in this week’s case, the 16th green is the safer bet because you can see the 15th green and the 18th, as well. Meanwhile, the 17th goes out the other direction, so it’s a drag and a much further walk. It was the only and best bet I made all week.

It was only fitting that Francesco Molinari clinched the point for Europe to take back the Ryder Cup. Molinari, who became the first European player to win all five matches in Ryder Cup history, beat Phil Mickelson 4&2.

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Sep
29
2018
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

Check out my Insta-story.

Dude, we feel you, Tiger. We feel you. Rough couple of days for Tiger Woods and the vast majority of the American players.

As you probably know, the Europeans have a commanding 10-6 lead after Saturday’s fourball and foursomes sessions heading into Sunday’s 12 single sessions. You can check out the line-up here.

So you’re saying there’s still a chance… < > Yes, I have heard about 1999 and I certainly remember Medinah in 2012 because I was there and Sunday was like the most intense and electrifying day of golf I’ve ever witnessed. I know, never say never, but holy shit, if this American team pulls off a comeback tomorrow, then I’ll kiss Bubba Watson’s and Webb Simpson’s feet!

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Sep
29
2018
By Stephanie Wei under General

Team USA is going to need nothing short of a miracle to overcome a 6-10 deficit to the European squad heading into Sunday singles. With most of the American players out of form, they’re going to have to find something quickly and really special. The singles lineup has some potentially exciting matches, kicking off with Rory McIlroy vs. Justin Thomas, who might be the new Captain America after Patrick Reed’s crappy performance so far at Le Golf National.

Here’s the full list of singles matches:

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Sep
28
2018

The Europeans swept the Americans in Friday’s afternoon foursome matches to take a 5-3 lead after the opening day of the Ryder Cup. Team USA looked pretty good after taking three out of four points in the morning fourballs, but then they just completely tanked it in the afternoon session.

Phrases I hate hearing: There’s a lot of golf left; Can’t believe the captain paired player x and x (Bryson and Phil re: today; not that I don’t agree) together. Why did captain bench player x (Captain America Patrick Reed)? Well, that’s the problem with democracy.

And ugh, I feel you.

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Sep
27
2018
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

 

So much good shit happening in the above photo during the huge and long standing ovation that Tiger Woods received from the away crowd when introduced by Captain Jim Furyk in the Ryder Cup opening ceremony. The smirks on the American players’ faces. Paulina in the background with the flag. Phil’s flow.

Well, after an hour of pomp and circumstance, including state-of-the-union-like speeches, the pairings for the opening fourball matches have been announced. And I liked European Tour player Eddie Pepperell’s reaction best:

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Aug
7
2016

As if it hadn’t been a thrilling enough summer in golf (well, at least for the massive fans) — Jim Furyk took it up another notch on Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship, posting a record-setting 12-under 58, the lowest round ever in PGA Tour history.

Furyk, who began the day 16 shots behind 54-leader Daniel Berger, teed off early — almost six hours before the last pairing. The 46-year-old veteran (who will perhaps now be dubbed, “Mr. 58) got off to a sizzling start, making six birdies and an eagle to shoot eight-under 27 on the front nine. Forget that magical “59” number, which, mind you, Furyk already achieved at the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

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Jun
18
2016
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Wow, I’m honestly a bit confused or just disoriented as to what the heck is happening out there at Oakmont because of the weather delays that messed up the rest of the week. So, the players in Thursday’s morning wave finished their first rounds on Friday morning — only nine players completed 18 holes on Thursday — and then had the rest of the day off. Then, the guys originally in Thursday’s afternoon wave played the first round and then most of them finished the second round, as well.

Yep, 36 holes at Oakmont in a U.S. Open — sounds about as fun as digging ditches all day. I’m serious. I know they’re playing professional golf for a lot of money, but hey, you’d have to pay me that much to do what they did today. However, those guys actually got the better end of the draw, believe it or not.

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Jun
16
2016

Okay, it’s been a hectic couple of days and insomnia appears to continue to become a serious issue. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I just wanted to post my picks before first-round play got too far underway.

I am going to quickly go through the main things and i”ll expand on them if needed after I get some sleep, and can see and think straight — or at least better, which I hear helps when writing and making sense are the goal.

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Feb
26
2016

US Ryder Cup potentials

Well, that’s certainly a bit of a motley crew. Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara hosted a dinner for potential U.S. Ryder Cup team members on Thursday night at their home in North Palm Beach — not far from this week’s Honda Classic. 

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Nov
18
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

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2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III named Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk as three of his five vice-captains for the biennial matches against Europe at Hazeltine in Minnesota next September.

When Love was first named captain in February 2015, he immediately announced that Tom Lehman would serve as one of his vice captains. Love’s fifth and final choice will be announced at a later date. 

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