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Apr
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

The Masters champ during a practice round at TPC Harding Park on Monday

The Masters champ during a practice round at TPC Harding Park on Monday

Jordan Spieth kicked off his week at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in a pretty chill manner on Monday. He took a flight on Monday morning from Dallas to San Francisco, and showed up to the driving range at TPC Harding Park by late morning, where he hit balls in front of about a dozen fans, all of whom had their iPhones in hand as they watched the reigning Masters champion warm up. As he walked to the shuttle for the putting green, he signed a few autographs.

After rolling just a few putts — and exchanging a few words with world no. 1 Rory McIlroy — he hopped on another golf cart to the eighth hole, where he met up with Ryan Palmer and Gary Woodland to play an 11-hole practice round. It was his first look at the course. 

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Sep
14
2014

American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson announced his wildcard picks in a glitzy press conference in New York City the day after the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Just a day earlier, Billy Horschel had the chance to tie clubhouse leader Chris Kirk with a birdie on the par-5 18th, but he chunked his second shot into the hazard guarding the green (and it was so bad that it almost came up short). That probably didn’t give Watson the best impression of Horschel.

However, less than a week later, Horschel redeemed himself with a two-shot victory over Bubba Watson at the BMW Championship. That likely caught Watson’s attention, but unfortunately, it was a few days too late. Or maybe it wouldn’t have. After all, he didn’t pick Chris Kirk, who played alongside the world no. 1 Rory McIlroy over the weekend at TPC Boston and came out victorious at the DBC. So perhaps it still wouldn’t have been enough to sway Watson (though it should’ve)

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Sep
8
2014

It didn’t take long for Billy Horschel to make up for his chunked 6-iron into the hazard of the 72nd hole at the Deutsche Bank Championship a week earlier. Horschel shot a final-round one-under 69 at Cherry Hills to capture the BMW Championship, his second career victory, by two shots over Bubba Watson.

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Feb
6
2014
Kuchar's caddie Lance Bennett points toward their target
The caddies on the PGA Tour are joining forces to improve their working conditions and week-to-week treatment, and most important, they’re looking to secure healthcare and retirement benefits. More than 100 loopers — 92 of which as of this week have officially paid their yearly dues of $500 each, along with a one-time $100 initiation fee — have organized to form the Association of Professional Tour Caddies (APTC), which was established following several meetings last fall.

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Jan
9
2014
W for Waialae

W for Waialae

Conditions were ideal on Thursday at Waialae Country Club to kick off the opening round of the Sony Open, the PGA Tour’s first full-field event of the year (not season anymore). The sun was out in full force and the wind was mostly calm. Most of the lower scores came from the morning wave, per usual — don’t worry, they switch on Friday, so the other half of the field will be able to get after it. 

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May
30
2011
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Yeah, nice scene and all, but man, those are some terrible trousers hanging around in the background.

Sunday at the Byron Nelson Classic Championship may have lacked the birdie barrages and big names that tend to capture the imagination of the viewing public, but that’s not to say that the day was lacking in drama. Defined by a demanding layout and the unpredictability of the afternoon’s blustery conditions, this became a round of muted scoring set against a background hum of anxiety and thwarted expectation.

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