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Nov
21
2017

 

I caught up with legendary looper Kip Henley on Monday afternoon who was still on cloud nine after the RSM Classic at Sea Island. Kip had been bouncing around the past three years because his former boss Brian Gay had been injured and he was recommended to Cook by a mutual friend. They started working together for the Web.com Tour Finals.

Kip reflects on the past few months and talks about Austin’s game and personality, along with their player-caddie relationship. And of course, he also shares insights on how impressed he is with Austin’s composure and maturity. I mean, this kid sounds like an all-around solid individual, not to mention really solid golfer.

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Nov
23
2015

Ever since the RBC Heritage this past April, Kevin Kisner has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour. His name regularly appeared on leaderboards — he was a top-10 machine (a la Matt Kuchar in recent years) — and he started contending as much as any top pro on tour.

Over the past seven months, Kisner found himself in three playoffs — none of which he won, unfortunately — and recorded four runner-up finishes. To say he was continuously “knocking on the door” is somewhat of an understatement. But he never let the close calls and/or disappointments weigh on him. Instead, Kisner kept gaining confidence, knowing that his day would come.

And it did. At long last, Kisner, who entered the final round of the RSM Classic — the last Tour event of 2015 — with a three-shot lead, sealed the deal with an impressive runaway victory, shooting a tournament total 22-under, by six shots over Kevin Chappell.

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Oct
26
2014

Robert Streb birdied the second extra hole to beat Brendon de Jonge and Will Mackenzie, the 54-hole co-leader who was eliminated after bogeying the first playoff hole, and capture his first PGA Tour title at the McGladrey Classic.

On the par-3 179-yard 17th, Streb knocked a dart to about four feet from the cup. He rolled in the birdie putt to defeat de Jonge, who had just barely missed his 20-footer to extend the battle.

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Oct
21
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Furyk and Love both trying to right the ship in Sea Island

Could we have hoped for a better pairing in the final group on Sunday at the McGladrey Classic? Nope. Of course I’m talking about Ryder Cup captain and tournament host Davis Love III and Jim Furyk, who was one of Love’s four wildcard picks for the U.S. squad. Love and Furyk obviously have had to deal with the disappointing loss to Europe, and Furyk also faced unfortunate upsets at the U.S. Open and then at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Well, they’re tied for the 54-hole lead at 13-under. A win for either would probably feel like a bit of redemption, not to mention a sweet way to end the year and look forward to next season. Love and Furyk just teed off, so I’ve gotta head out to follow them, or another group, but please treat this as an open thread and share your comments below.

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Oct
12
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Rickie now seeking win on PGA Tour

Rickie Fowler didn’t just get the monkey off his back by securing his first professional victory at the Kolon Korea Open, he also picked up a check for $300 million. Take that, Bill Haas! Okay, that’s a little misleading – it was 300 million Won (South Korea’s currency), which is equivalent to approximately $257,000). Still, it sounds mighty impressive, right?

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Oct
11
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Fall Series

Surveying the road to millions

There will be more on the line than just The McGladrey Classic title and $720,000 paycheck this week. Webb Simpson entered the event to take a shot at dismantling Luke Donald atop the PGA Tour money list (so get ready to hear — ew — “the race for the money title” bunches on TV). I guess it’s like a who’s the richest millionaire contest?

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Oct
12
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

As you know I’m on vacation, even though I’m really bad at the concept of time away from my precious blog. I am happy to say that I didn’t watch a second of the McGladrey Classic, but it sounds like it would have been a good means to induce narcolepsy. I had a few friends who were covering the event and apparently it was a total snooze fest. Shocking! One media member — let’s call him Joe — texted me, “There were five people here [on Wednesday]. The tournament is expecting 7,500, but their expectations are probably a little high.” (Well, yeah, to my understanding, Sea Island is a ritzy vacation area and not the most accessible place.)

Joe, who wishes to remain anonymous because he doesn’t want to bear the wrath of the Tour, also had to exert lots of energy just to stay awake all week, which included listening to hard rock music on his iPod (actually, I don’t know what kind of music, but I’m guessing it wasn’t, like Michael Bolton). He wrote a little synopsis about his impressions of the oh-so-mind-numbing inaugural McGladrey Classic:

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