Tag Archives: Lee Westwood

Jun
15
2017

Nikki B and I check in to talk about the action after the morning wave finished. She walked nine holes with two different groups, so we discussed her observations, and of course, go on random tangents. Check it out!

FYI: We tried out a new app called Bumpers just for kicks and it was pretty cool, but it’s probably not a format we’ll use normally since we can’t upload it and send it out on our RSS feed that distributes our podcast to the proper channels. But it’s definitely a fun, easy-to-use app to record a pod! Enjoy!

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May
27
2017

When Lee Westwood holed his putt on the 18th Saturday afternoon to complete a hat trick of birdies to close out for an even-par 72 at Wentworth, the first words longtime caddie Billy Foster uttered were not what you’d per se expect, like, “Well played,” “Good finish,” or even, “Great putt.”

Instead, Foster, with a big smile on his face, exclaimed, “23 putts!”

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May
25
2017

I’ve just gotta start out by saying that any time you pull up to a venue and the parking is right next door to the media center, you’re automatically in a good mood and feel great about the tournament. I learned this two years ago — I was a bit shocked actually that media parking was almost too good to be true at the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth. It was great to return two years later and find that nothing had changed. I know this is random stupid #golfmediaproblems, but it definitely doesn’t hurt that this Tour takes really good care of the media when it comes to the small details. Shuttle buses are automatic buzzkills.

But enough about the amazing media parking at Wentworth! Well, it was a shame to once again come down with a stomach virus and miss Tuesday and Wednesday — as you know, those days are when I’m able to capture WUP gold and once the tourney starts, it’s a bit, okay, whatever. I’m not kidding when I say that the only person with a worse immune system than me is Jason Day. Unfortunately, that’s been a struggle for me the past two-plus years.

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Sep
29
2016
By Jon McCarthy under Ryder Cup

 

Match 1: Justin Rose (Ryder Cup record: 9-3-2) Henrik Stenson (Ryder Cup record: 5-4-2) vs. Patrick Reed (Ryder Cup record: 3-0-1) Jordan Spieth (Ryder Cup record: 2-1-1)

No wasting time. The marquee match of the morning has Europe sending out this year’s British Open champ and Olympic champ. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson went 3-0 as a team at the 2014 Ryder Cup. Team USA kicks off its latest redemption mission by reuniting Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, who were the only Americans who did anything two years ago at Gleneagles. Then, they were both rookies with very little expected of them. Now, they are expected to be America’s best. This is all good so long as they win. Now, it’s not exactly Phil and Tiger from 2004 (wait, wasn’t that Hal Sutton’s fault?) but a Spieth-Reed loss could start to deflate an American team that spent two years trying to pump itself up.

 

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Sep
23
2016

Nerves, passion and strong emotions are already running high amongst the 30 players in the field at East Lake — and no, unfortunately, these feelings aren’t necessarily inspired by the absolutely thrilling Tour Championship after the first round, and the kinda tacky $10-million FedExCup prize to the winner of the year-long contest. It’s all about next week’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis. And it’s already getting all Mean Girls!

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Jun
21
2016

Dustin Johnson wasn’t just playing the hardest U.S. Open venue on the planet, Oakmont, but he also had forces gravitating against him. Again. At this point, he nearly expects to experience some type of outside forces working against him while he’s in contention at a major championship in the final round.

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Jun
21
2016

The USGA released a statement Monday afternoon, saying it regretted the “distraction” caused by the organization’s decision to wait until the end of Dustin Johnson’s round to decide on the ruling regarding the potential infraction that occurred on the fifth green. As the USGA rules officials repeatedly stated afterwards (to the point of absurdity) in interviews and a press conference (which was more like a parody), the whole point was for the USGA to make the correct ruling.

Upon reviewing the video evidence (see below), the officials decided that it “more likely than not” (ugh, so 51%) that Dustin caused the ball to move because apparently the officials disregarded DJ’s word and claim he grounded his putter and shortly after the ball moved.

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Jun
20
2016
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

It wouldn’t be a major championship with Dustin Johnson in contention if there weren’t some type of ridiculous drama involved — whether it was trying to chip left-handed and imploding in the final round to lose a three-shot lead (2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach), grounding his club on the 72nd hole in the controversial bunker-not-a-bunker debacle (2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits), hitting a 4-iron out-of-bounds coming down the stretch (2011 Open Championship at Royal St Georges), three-putting from 12 feet on the 72nd hole on “bumpy” greens to miss out on an 18-hole playoff against Jordan Spieth (2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay), and posting two scores over par after holding the 36-hole lead (2015 Open Championship at St Andrews).

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Jun
19
2016
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Well, we’re finally sort of back on track in terms of the day and the round, but of course, there are still some players who have to return back to the course at the crack of dawn to finish their remaining holes. Most notably, the current leader Shane Lowry, who is three-under on his round and five-under total, has four holes to play. Others include Andrew Landry (E through 13, -3 total), Lee Westwood (-1 through 15, -2 total), Sergio Garcia (E through 14, -2 total) and Dustin Johnson (+2 through 13, -2 total).

But thanks to the deluge earlier this week, Oakmont hasn’t shown its teeth, with the course still giving up birdies and low scores and several good names took advantage of the benign conditions to surge up the leaderboard.

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Sep
29
2014

The European and American teams got together to celebrate the end of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Hotel on Sunday night. There was no shortage of alcohol and things got a little weird. Rory McIlroy posted the above photo of himself with Stephen Gallacher on his Instagram, wearing a wig and tartan kilt — oh, and he was shirtless. 

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