Tag Archives: Wells Fargo Championship

May
13
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Despite reports to the contrary, the profanity-laced argument between Sean O’Hair and Rory Sabbatini at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans two weeks ago did not concern slow play.

“I think I wish I would have handled it better,” O’Hair told a group of reporters following the second round of The Players Championship. “I’m not going to go into details, but I was defending myself and it wasn’t about pace of play. We waited on every shot for two days. That was not part of the issue.”

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May
9
2011

Sabbo was the center of controversy at Quail Hollow

Admit it. For a moment when you looked at the Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard and saw Rory Sabbatini had charged near the top, you got a little nervous, especially since the other players in contention looked a little shaky at times coming down the stretch. You were also impressed at how well Sabbo plays while under scrutiny for disciplinary matters. (When he won the Honda Classic in March, the Tour was considering suspending him for an incident at the Northern Trust Open.)

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May
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Fear the Beard!

Ed note: I didn’t intend for “A Short Game Saved My Life: the Lucas Glover Story” to turn into a novel. Forgive me, it was late when I finished. I’ve split the original post into two separate ones, but I’m also now realizing it’s rather long. My apologies, but hey, there was some pretty exciting action happening at Quail Hollow on Sunday. Go here to read the first one.

Lucas Glover overshot the 16th green at Quail Hollow and ended up in the collection area behind it. Barely a second after Glover struck his chip, a group of local fans, who may have had a few too many adult beverages, roared, “Beard Power!” His ball rolled down toward the front pin location and came to a rest four-feet from the cup. Several guys in the gallery reacted, yelling, “Go Tigers!”

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May
9
2011

Beard Power!

When Lucas Glover last hoisted a trophy — a major one, no less — he was one of the game’s 20-something rising stars. Nearly two years later, his finesse around the greens and top-notch putting were instrumental to his victory Quail Hollow, outlasting best friend and former Clemson teammate Jonathan Byrd in a sudden death playoff to capture the Wells Fargo Championship.

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May
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Perez Pissed

Pat Perez entered the final round one-shot behind 54-leader Jonathan Byrd, but faltered on Sunday, dropping to a tie for sixth after shooting 75. Other than kicking off the day with a birdie on the first, Perez quickly dropped down the leaderboard with consecutive bogeys and then a double-bogey on the seventh. Despite falling out of contention early on, he rallied back to give himself a shot at the title.

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May
8
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Fowler flips his hat backwards during pressers

For the second time in a month, Rickie Fowler was berated for an absolutely unforgivable crime of wearing his hat backwards. Fowler turns his hat around during interviews so people can see his face better, along with the logo to his website embroidered on the back. He’s not trying to be a trouble-making punk. In fact, he’s quite the opposite and known for being one of the most well-mannered players on the PGA Tour.

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May
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Pat Perez is used to waiting in between shots on the PGA Tour

Ask Pat Perez the last time he played in the final group on a Sunday. “F—, you tell me,” said Perez during his post-round presser at the Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday evening. “I couldn’t tell you.” Was it perhaps a couple of weeks ago? “No, I was close, third to last in Hilton Head and third to last in — no, second to — what the hell was it? Second to last at San Antonio,” he replied.

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May
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Remember me? I won the US Open at Bethpage Black two years ago.

Lucas Glover, who missed the last three cuts, was simply happy that he wasn’t driving home on Friday evening. He shot a bogey-free three-under 69 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship to stay in contention going into Sunday. The Clemson grad drew attention to himself at the beginning of the season when he showed up for the new year sporting a heavy beard. Which makes him look more like a mountain man and nearly unrecognizable from the clean-cut pro golfer who hoisted the ’09 US Open trophy at Bethpage Black.

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