Tag Archives: Johnson Wagner

Apr
6
2015

Jordan Spieth’s last three starts have resulted in a win at the Valspar Championship, a runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open, and finally, a tied for second at the Shell Houston Open on Sunday. Spieth is undoubtedly the hottest player and arguably the most clutch golfer heading into this week’s Masters, the first major of the season.

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Apr
29
2014
No. 16 from the fairway bunker on the right side

No. 16 from the fairway bunker on the right side

In preparation for the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, the Quail Hollow Club has undergone a decent-sized facelift — with the bent greens replaced with bermuda grass. Then, there’s the last three holes, dubbed the “Green Mile,” which has been revamped somewhat extensively to intensify the chances for an even more thrilling finish. 

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Jul
20
2013
By Stephanie Wei under British Open
Hideki

Hideki placed T10 at the U.S. Open last month

Hideki Matsuyama became the second player this year to receive a one-shot penalty for slow play at a major. During the third round of the Open Championship, Matsuyama, who was paired with Johnson Wagner, was put on the clock on the 15th because they were 15 minutes over the scheduled time and out of position with the group ahead.

Matsuyama took one minute, 12 seconds on his first putt on the same hole and the twosome was still four minutes out of position. 

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Jul
7
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Blixt'ing

Blixt’ing

Jonas Blixt overcame a four-shot deficit and shot a three-under 67 to secure his second-career victory at the Greenbrier Classic. It was an emotional win for the Swede, who earned a spot in the field for next year’s Masters — he won the Frys.com Open last fall, which didn’t come along with the coveted invite because it was a Fall Series event. 

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May
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Singh sues

Singh admitted he used deer antler spray and it’s the Tour’s fault? 

As expected, TPC Sawgrass was buzzing with the news of Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday, the day before its flagship event, The Players Championship. It was a surprising turn of events since the Tour had cleared Singh of any wrongdoing last week, and the timing couldn’t have been any better — by better, I mean, worse.

Singh’s complaint purports the Tour’s action resulted in the Hall of Fame golfer to be “humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught.” (You can read the full complaint here.) He also claims the Tour acted unlawfully in the handling of the testing of the deer antler spray that Singh used. 

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May
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes
Ogilvy checks out the 9th green, which is in rough condition

Ogilvy checks out the 9th green, which is in the roughest condition

Everybody’s talking about the damaged greens at the usually pristine Quail Hollow Club. It’s only Wednesday and the state of the greens is the most popular topic of the tournament. Just walk out to the putting green — quite a few of the players will tell you that it’s the best one on the course. They’re half-joking, but there’s some truth to it. Which is a shame for the well-run tournament that’s a favorite among players, caddies and the media. 

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Jan
30
2013

I know I should know better and use Word instead of WordPress to write my posts, but old habits die hard. The internet timed out and I just lost the last hour’s worth of work–which is always fun–but it’s my own fault. Anyway! It was a busy yet fun (and kind of weird) day on Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Above, you can watch the #WUPHangout that I did earlier this evening. What did we talk about?

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Aug
1
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome (back) 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 and tidbits from behind the scenes. Disclaimer: I’m just as full of crap as the next guy, maybe slightly less than others, but take my ramblings for what their worth. Ramblings.

Good game, bro

Pardon me, but I’m having some trouble keeping my eyes open — chalk it up to old age or maybe I haven’t recovered from the British Open jetlag!

I had such great plans for all the prolific posts I was going to pump out today, but that didn’t happen. Good news is I have a lot on tap. I had an interesting chat with Ernie Els’ putting coach Dr. Sherylle Calder — her system and theory make a lot of sense from what I was able to gather and I was very intrigued. I liked her vibe. Stay tuned in the next few days…

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May
3
2012

Wells Fargo, this week’s title sponsor at the Quail Hollow Club, has teamed up with First Book to stage a virtual book drive called “Reading Above Par,” a non-profit organization that is determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books. As an extension of this annual initiative, the bank is encouraging fans to get involved — either on-site by stopping by the “Wells Fargo Banking Center” or online via its Facebook page.

Over the last few days I’ve gone around and asked probably about two dozen players about the program and their own reading interests. You may or may not be surprised by the most popular responses (and blank stares).

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Feb
3
2012

The soundstage: a panoramic view of the 16th.

Buoyed by my complimentary words last week*, Spencer Levin is charging away from the pack during the second round of the Legitimate Businessmen Phoenix Open.

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