Tag Archives: Morgan Hoffmann

Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

 

All week there was chatter about the poor condition of the greens at Chambers Bay. The pros expected better, especially at a U.S. Open, one of the four major championships in golf.

I learned in 2010 at the first U.S. Open I covered that talking to players on Sunday after they’re finished enduring what’s deemed as the toughest test of golf  is one of the most amusing days of the year — because they tend to vent and rant. However, this time around, there was plenty of complaints about the greens throughout the week. 

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Jun
17
2015

Thank God, it’s finally Wednesday evening the first tee ball will be struck in less than 12 hours. I don’t know about you, but I’m fatigued with all the pre-tourney hype and all the unknowns of this unprecedented U.S. Open at Chambers Bay — long hitters will have an advantage, but wait, they may not; good iron players will play well or maybe not; great lag putters will perform well or perhaps not; and so on and so forth. You get the point.

Either way, I spoke with a bunch of players about their thoughts on the course. I also walked with Matt Every, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman and Steve Marino in their practice round on the back nine Wednesday afternoon (which took three friggin’ hours because the group ahead of them ).

Here’s what I’ve learned the past couple of days, along with some interesting tidbits. Read on, my friends.

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Mar
22
2015

Henrik Stenson was less than thrilled with the rules officials after he couldn’t close out the 54-hole lead and ended up finishing second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational — one shot behind the champion, Matt Every.

Stenson, along with his playing partner Morgan Hoffmann, were playing in the final group and put on the clock for most of the day at Bay Hill, starting on no. 6. The Swede felt like it impacted the outcome of the tournament, particularly when they were being timed by rules officials so late in the day.

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Mar
20
2015

Morgan Hoffmann might be the most interesting guy in golf that you don’t know. He has his pilot’s license, owns a six-seater, one-engine plane that he uses to fly himself to tournaments. He stays at hotels with kitchens, so he can cook his own meals to eat when he’s both on and off the golf course. He was a defenseman in ice hockey for seven years.

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Mar
20
2015

After posting a two-under 70 on Thursday, McIlroy said he needed to clean up a few parts of his game and make more putts the next day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Well, turns out he kept his promise.

McIlroy didn’t quite put on the same ballstriking clinic as he did in the first round, but he had the rock rolling on Friday at Bay Hill, posting a six-under 66 to surge up the leaderboard.

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Sep
8
2014

Morgan Hoffmann made the biggest move of all in the FedExCup Playoffs. After missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship, Hoffman snuck into the field at The Barclays, the first of the four Playoff events, at no. 124 in the points standings.

His play-for-broke approach in the next three events earned him a spot at not only the Tour Championship, but all the goodies that go along with it — a place in the field at next year’s four majors and World Golf Championships. 

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