Tag Archives: Mission Hills

Apr
5
2015

Brittany Lincicome earned her second jump into Poppie’s Pond when it was all said and done after a thrilling finish at the ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s first major of the season. Lincicome, who overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the day and didn’t realize the significance at the time, rolled in a 10-footer for eagle on the par-5 18th in regulation — yep, the 72nd hole — to get to nine-under for the championship.

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Oct
30
2013
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IMPACT!

Apologies for the delay in posting this write-up on The Match at Mission Hills between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods that happened on Monday, which Rory ended up besting Tiger by a shot — not that it mattered since they were both getting a payday of over a million dollars for just showing up.

First of all, much of the reason I traveled all the way to China was to experience the golf and the crowds at the tournaments. Obviously, the Match was an exhibition, so the rules and regulations for the fans were much looser, to say the least, than they will be at this week’s HSBC Champions, which I expect will be more organized and contained. Plus, Tiger isn’t playing there and his presence at Mission Hills is mostly why the throngs were going so nuts — they love “Lao Hu” (Chinese for “Tiger”). 

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Oct
30
2013
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Tiger and Steiny want Brandel fired?

Prior to his exhibition match at Mission Hills Hainan Island, Tiger Woods spoke out publicly for the first time since Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee’s controversial column that accused Woods of being “cavalier with the rules,” which implied the 14-time major champ was a cheater (in golf), according to Bernie McGuire’s AP story: 

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Oct
24
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Tiger vs. Rory, Part 2

Tiger vs. Rory, Part 2

As I’m in line boarding my flight to Shanghai, I realized I hadn’t put a note up here about my plans — while I have mentioned it on Twitter, but not everyone does social media — and I probably should share with you guys!

I’m heading to China for the next two and a half weeks…to exploit my Chinese-ness and Mandarin-speaking skills. JUST KIDDING.

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Nov
28
2011

Dream team USA with their better halves!

The United States captured the World Cup for the first time since 2000 when Tiger Woods and David Duval represented the country. Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland ended the 11-year dry spell on Sunday, shooting a five-under 67 at Mission Hills to overcome a two-stroke deficit at the start of the day and finish two shots better than Team Germany and Team England.

Kuchar and Woodland, both making their debut at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, also became the first set of rookies to win since Mark O’Meara and Tiger Woods in 1999.

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Apr
1
2011
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

When Michelle Wie started the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, her score was in the black numbers after shooting a two-over 74 on Thursday. However, she wasn’t discouraged or too upset — she just left a few out there. Playing in the morning wave on Friday, Wie fired a five-under 67 to leap up the leaderboard and into contention.

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