Tag Archives: Plainfield

Aug
27
2011

POW!

Congrats to Dustin Johnson and his caddie Joe LaCava for their two-shot victory over Matt Kuchar (and Hurricane Irene) at The Barclays. The weather-shortened 54-hole event finally caught a break on Saturday morning — other than a few passing showers, it stayed clear at Plainfield and play was completed before it got too ugly.

That said, I’m driving back to NYC now instead of finishing a more in-depth post. Here’s a quick summary: DJ overpowered Plainfield, his length was a huge advantage (course played long in the wet conditions), he’s been working really hard on his putting earlier this week and it paid off.

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Aug
26
2011

Johnson and LaCava: a match made in heaven

After launching a 332-yard drive to the middle of the fairway, Dustin Johnson only had a 3-iron into the 588-yard, par-5 12th. Unfortunately, he had an awkward stance and pulled his approach shot into the narrow hazard that encircles the green.

He walked into the hazard with a wedge and took some practice swings in the air. Johnson stared down at his ball, with a hesitant but eager look in his eyes, taking his time to contemplate whether or not he should hit it.

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Aug
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

So, what's your plan to get out of here after we're done tomorrow?

With Hurricane Irene storming up the east coast Friday morning and expected to hit the New Jersey area overnight tomorrow, PGA Tour officials and Barclays representatives decided to shorten the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs from 72 holes to — hopefully pending Saturday morning’s weather — 54 holes.

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Aug
25
2011

Storms suspended play on Thursday and Irene will likely disrupt The Barclays, causing it to run into OT

With the wrath of Hurricane Irene expected to ravage the New Jersey area on Saturday night and the storms on Thursday morning that suspended first-round play at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club for four hours and six minutes, Tour officials are weighing the options for play over the weekend and just finishing the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs.

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Aug
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

Mickelson: Oh no, not another four-footer!

Winners at the last three PGA Tour events have used non-traditional putters, renewing the debate on whether or not the USGA and R&A should ban them. Last Sunday Webb Simpson earned his first victory using a belly putter. The week before, rookie Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship while also wielding a belly, making him the first to capture a major with a long putter. And the week prior to that, Adam Scott used a broomstick putter anchored to his chest to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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