Tag Archives: Retief Goosen

Apr
24
2014
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Shockign: Tiger wins a lot when he's in contention

Shocking: Tiger wins a lot when he’s in contention

If you’ve been watching the PGA Tour for the past month, then you’ve seen a great deal of Matt Kuchar. If you are like me (and you should be thankful you’re not), you were sitting there pondering to yourself, “Man, this guy sure seems to get into contention a lot, but doesn’t seem to win that much.” Again, if you are me, you then set out to see how often players on the PGA Tour really convert good finishes into wins (this is probably when you should start pointing and laughing and being glad you’re not like me). 

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Dec
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Silly Season
Woot, woot!

Woot, woot!

Matt Kuchar and Harris English won the Franklin Templeton Shootout by a mile, posting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Kuchar and English fired a three-day total of 34-under to run away from the field by seven strokes. 

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Jan
21
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Branden Grace: Saturday wasn't plain sailing for the youngster.

Thanks to an oddly lopsided third round, during which overnight leader Branden Grace failed to preserve his equanimity and a host of high-profile challengers nudged their way into contention, the final round of the Volvo Golf Champions may well prove worthy of the tournament’s claim to “elite” status.

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Jan
20
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Grace leads the current Race to Dubai rankings.

In-form home favourite Branden Grace has assumed control at the halfway stage of the Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt Links in South Africa. Bidding for back-to-back victories after securing his maiden European Tour victory at last week’s Joburg Open, the 23-year-old will take a sizeable advantage into the weekend.

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Jan
19
2012

WTF: Colsaerts made seven birdies on Fancourt's back nine.

Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts has established a commanding, four-shot lead after the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt in South Africa.

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Dec
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Els and Goosen: Dude, who do you gotta %^*# these days for a Masters invite???

Three-time major champion Ernie Els and two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen are two of the notables that have yet to qualify for the Masters.

After the final official week of tournaments around the world, the bulk of the 2012 field has been set, while obviously there are still a number of ways to earn the elusive invite. One of the ways for a ticket to Augusta is to finish in the top 50 in the world rankings at the year end.

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Mar
23
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

A few weeks ago, Conor wrote a post outlining Sergio Garcia’s battle with the IRS, along with a brief mention of Retief Goosen’s similar woes. Difference is, the IRS claims Sergio owes $1.72 million, while the petition filed against the Goose is a tad more modest, amounting to $164,698 in back taxes and $32,940 in penalties. While Sergio won’t comment on the issue other than acknowledging the matter, Goosen is adamant that the IRS has made a mistake.

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Mar
10
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Sergio: not a fan of the Welfare State

I’ve just come across a strange article on GolfDigest.com from a couple of days ago. Apparently, the IRS has filed petitions against Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen for back taxes and penalties payable on US winnings from nearly a decade ago. Both disputes revolve around the proportion of income designated as payment of royalties, as opposed to payment for personal services. You’re yawning…

But did I mention that Sergio could owe up to $1.72m?

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Feb
4
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Steady Westie undone by the desert

Friday at the Qatar Commercialbank Masters was an altogether calmer day than the one that preceded it. Where Thursday had been all about four-club winds and oscillating balls, Friday was a race for many to regain touch with the leaders, those sturdy souls who’d hung around the par mark while all around them plummeted down the leaderboard.

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Feb
4
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

42? They grow up so fast.

The European Tour’s Gulf swing trundles on this week with the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, held in not-so-sunny (and windswept) Doha. Thursday’s first round, played in gusts of proper wind (to be distinguished from American-style ‘wind’ that would scarcely ruffle Rickie Fowler’s Playmobil hair) succeeded in sending scores soaring and leaving the leaderboard littered with high-profile casualties.

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