Tag Archives: Luke Guthrie

Jun
2
2014
Robert Garrigus shows off his sexy legs

Robert Garrigus shows off his sexy legs

Oh, it’s that time again, which happens to be one of my favorite days in the golf season — the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, held at Scioto Country Club and Brookside Golf & Country Club, with the latter being the host course this year.

It always falls a week before the championship week beings, which is also the Monday after the Memorial Tournament, so it’s essentially a PGA Tour event, except players are allowed to wear shorts, showing off their *super* sexy white legs, otherwise known as “O.B. stakes” — a la Robert Garrigus in the above picture — and if you don’t have a smart phone, the only leaderboard available is the one written in calligraphy by the scoring area. 

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May
8
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Caddies
Luke Guthrie's caddie, his brother Zach takes a shot at glory

Luke Guthrie’s caddie, his brother Zach, takes aim on the 17th

One of the most entertaining activities at The Players Championship happens on the par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass — and I’m not talking about watching the pros play it. Every Wednesday at the PGA Tour’s flagship event, the caddies get their shot at glory and take aim at the famed island green. 

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Jun
4
2013
Jason Kokrak, Luke Guthrie, Charlie Wi and Sang-Moon Bae loosen up for the playoff

Jason Kokrak, Luke Guthrie, Charlie Wi and Sang-Moon Bae loosen up for the playoff

With darkness closing in during the last minutes of daylight at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Columbus, PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie stood over a five-footer for birdie on the third playoff hole — more important, a putt to clinch his place in his first major next week at Merion. And, in it went.

In a playoff that started with eleven other Tour pros who shot eight-under gunning for the seven remaining spots, Guthrie secured the 15th and final one on the third extra hole, the par-4 10th at The Lakes Golf & Country Club.

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Mar
2
2013
By Stephanie Wei under WUPHangout

I took the stage this evening in the interview room shortly after 54-hole co-leaders Michael Thompson and Luke Guthrie finished their press conferences. The lighting was quite bright, so I’m not sure why I kept looking up — perhaps I’m just drawn to shiny things?

Right when I ended the Hangout, I realized I forgot to mention one of the funny coincidences of the day. After David Lynn outplayed Tiger Woods in the third round, he was immediately whisked away by a drug-testing official.  Lynn, a 39-year-old rookie on the PGA Tour (longtime European Tour player), said today was only the second time he’d ever been tested (and of course, the other time was in Europe), which I thought was interesting considering the discussion lately about the Tour’s non-rigorous drug-testing policy and its lack of transparency.

Before I bid you a good night, in case anyone is interested, here are some quotes from Tiger following his third consecutive even-par 70.

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Mar
1
2013
Tiger Woods

Oh, c’mon!

In the previous two events where Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were both in the field (Abu Dhabi Championship and WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship), the worlds No. 1 and 2, respectively, played follow-the-leader, taking early exits.

With McIlroy walking off the course unceremoniously after dunking it in the water on the 18th (his 9th hole of  the day) in the morning, all eyes were on Woods, who flirted with the cutline on Friday at the Honda Classic. It was touch-and-go for a while, especially when Tiger double-bogeyed the 13th to fall outside of the cut, but he bounced back with a birdie on the next hole and then parred out to survive and see the weekend.

Yay.

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