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Presidents Cup Day Three Results – Did Tiger get his first win of the Cup?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, November 19th, 2011
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Presidents CupAfter 36 holes of play on day three (Saturday in Australia, Friday afternoon/evening here in the USA), the USA team leads the International team 13-9. The International team still has a chance, but they need a big day for day four.

Tiger Woods finally recorded his first win in the 2011 Presidents Cup, then lost in the afternoon. So Woods is 1-3. Good decision for Fred Couples to pick him over Keegan Bradley? Comment in below if you wish.

Saturday Four-Ball
USA Result International
Simpson/Watson LOSE 2 & 1 Goosen/Schwartzel
Woods/Johnson LOSE 1 DOWN Kim/Yang
Stricker/Kuchar LOSE 1 DOWN Ogilvy/Choi
Mahan/Haas WIN 2 & 1 Baddeley/Day
Furyk/Watney WIN 1 UP Scott/Els
Saturday Foursomes
USA Result International
Simpson/Watson WIN 3 & 2 Allenby/Ogilvy
Haas/Kuchar LOSE 1 DOWN Els/Ishikawa
Mahan/Toms WIN 5 & 4 Goosen/Schwartzel
Woods/Johnson WIN 3 & 2 Scott/Choi
Mickelson/Furyk WIN 2 & 1 Baddeley/Day

BMW Championship TV Coverage

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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FedEx Cup LogoFedEx Cup Playoff Round Three
BMW Championship TV Schedule

Set your DVR!

Thursday: 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Golf Channel) & 12-3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 12-2 p.m. (Golf Channel) & 2-6 p.m. (NBC)

Field

To get a listing of the qualifying field for this event, check this HOG post from last week.


PGA Championship Round One Thoughts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, August 12th, 2011
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2011 PGA ChampionshipI don’t pass up an opportunity to golf with my dad, especially at his fantastic club Hidden Valley CC.  So yesterday when the email rolled in with an invite I hit record on the DVR to record round one of the PGA Championship and flew out the door.  When I left Tiger Woods had played 5-6 holes and was -3.  It was looking like he was in control of his game.  I was amazed when I got back to find out that he’d apparently completely lost that control and finished with his worst ever opening score in a major championship, 77.  Some how TW had lost 10 shots to par after I stopped watching.  Wow.

The quote below is very telling.  It seems Tiger has no control over his shots at this point.  I’m sure this isn’t good news to his swing coach Sean Foley.

“My shots don’t shape like they used to. I don’t shape the ball as much. I went ahead and, as I said, just played by feel and I just hit it, aimed too far right and it didn’t move. And a lot of fades out there did the same thing. I aimed left for a fade and it doesn’t move, it moves about a yard or two and I’m used to having it cut a lot more than that. And my draw used to move a lot than that as well.” ~Tiger Woods following first round of 2011 PGA Championship

Steve Stricker posted a major championship record tying 63 yesterday.  I’d sure love to see him win a major.  Stricker is certainly one of those who could qualify as “current best player who hasn’t won a major.”  I just wonder if he can keep it together all weekend.  Typically super low rounds aren’t followed up by another.

Rory McIlroy should have dropped away from that tree root yesterday.  Round two is underway as I write this and his wrist is wrapped as he has some tendon damage.  Judging from his swings, he’s a bit worried about it but he’s still hitting some great shots.

I’m very surprised by the performance of Jerry Kelly who shot a 65 yesterday (2nd) and Shaun Micheel shooting 66.  What is it with Micheel and the PGA?  Just plays well in this event?

Phil Mickelson was quite outspoken about his low opinion of the design work on the course by Rees Jones, namely the very long par-3 holes.  He was saying that these holes were fine for tour play, but too hard for the average golfer.  Strangely though, some of what he said was removed from the transcripts from the event.  Hmmm.  Phil is still in it, shooting a +1 71.

There are many other interesting story lines from day one, but I can’t possibly cover them all.  Comment in your thoughts.


2011 PGA Championship Round One Leader Board

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, August 12th, 2011
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2011 PGA Championship Round One Leader Board

1 Steve Stricker -7 63
2 Jerry Kelly -5 65
3 Shaun Micheel -4 66
4 Scott Verplank -3 67
T5 Brendon de Jonge -2 68
T5 Matteo Manassero -2 68
T5 Davis Love III -2 68
T5 John Senden -2 68
T5 Bill Haas -2 68
T5 Brandt Jobe -2 68
T5 Anders Hansen -2 68
T5 Simon Dyson -2 68
T13 Bob Sowards (CP) -1 69
T13 Adam Scott -1 69
T13 Stewart Cink -1 69
T13 Brendan Steele -1 69
T13 Brian Davis -1 69
T13 Miguel Angel Jimenez -1 69
T13 Mark Wilson -1 69
T13 Trevor Immelman -1 69
T13 D.A. Points -1 69
T13 Ricky Barnes -1 69
T23 Gary Woodland E 70
T23 Jason Dufner E 70
T23 Luke Donald E 70
T23 Nick Watney E 70
T23 K.J. Choi E 70
T23 Robert Garrigus E 70
T23 Alexander Noren E 70
T23 Pablo Larrazabal E 70
T23 Jhonattan Vegas E 70
T23 Robert Karlsson E 70
T23 Rory McIlroy E 70
T23 Camilo Villegas E 70
T23 Michael Bradley E 70
T36 Ross Fisher +1 71
T36 Phil Mickelson +1 71
T36 Peter Hanson +1 71
T36 Spencer Levin +1 71
T36 Keegan Bradley +1 71
T36 Bill Lunde +1 71
T36 Jim Furyk +1 71
T36 Steve Marino +1 71
T36 Johan Edfors +1 71
T36 Johnson Wagner +1 71
T36 Y.E. Yang +1 71
T36 Justin Rose +1 71
T36 Ryan Palmer +1 71
T36 Charl Schwartzel +1 71
T36 Jason Day +1 71
T36 Matt Kuchar +1 71
T36 Lee Westwood +1 71
T36 Zach Johnson +1 71
T36 Jonathan Byrd +1 71
T36 Ben Crane +1 71
T36 Sean O’Hair +1 71
T36 Scott Piercy +1 71
T36 Seung-yul Noh +1 71
T59 John Rollins +2 72
T59 Tetsuji Hiratsuka +2 72
T59 Andres Romero +2 72
T59 Angel Cabrera +2 72
T59 David Toms +2 72
T59 Paul Casey +2 72
T59 Charles Howell III +2 72
T59 Stuart Smith (CP) +2 72
T59 David Horsey +2 72
T59 Chris Kirk +2 72
T59 Brian Gay +2 72
T59 Martin Kaymer +2 72
T59 Sergio Garcia +2 72
T59 Hunter Mahan +2 72
T59 Robert Allenby +2 72
T59 Harrison Frazar +2 72
T59 Francesco Molinari +2 72
T59 Steve Schneiter (CP) +2 72
T59 Kevin Na +2 72
T78 Kevin Streelman +3 73
T78 Charlie Wi +3 73
T78 Martin Laird +3 73
T78 Alvaro Quiros +3 73
T78 Padraig Harrington +3 73
T78 Scott Stallings +3 73
T78 Bo Van Pelt +3 73
T78 Mark Brooks +3 73
T78 Brad Lardon (CP) +3 73
T78 Yuta Ikeda +3 73
T78 Mike Small (CP) +3 73
T78 Hiroyuki Fujita +3 73
T78 Rory Sabbatini +3 73
T78 Steve Elkington +3 73
T78 K.T. Kim +3 73
T93 Stephen Gallacher +4 74
T93 Ian Poulter +4 74
T93 Bubba Watson +4 74
T93 Thomas Bjorn +4 74
T93 Sean Dougherty (CP) +4 74
T93 J.J. Henry +4 74
T93 Fredrik Andersson Hed +4 74
T93 Ernie Els +4 74
T93 Anthony Kim +4 74
T93 Brandt Snedeker +4 74
T93 Rickie Fowler +4 74
T93 Rich Beem +4 74
T93 Bryce Molder +4 74
T93 Graeme McDowell +4 74
T93 Cameron Tringale +4 74
T108 Ryan Moore +5 75
T108 Edoardo Molinari +5 75
T108 Jeff Overton +5 75
T108 Jeff Sorenson (CP) +5 75
T108 Webb Simpson +5 75
T108 Marty Jertson (CP) +5 75
T108 Charley Hoffman +5 75
T108 Ryuji Imada +5 75
T108 Dustin Johnson +5 75
T108 Retief Goosen +5 75
T108 Geoff Ogilvy +5 75
T119 Craig Stevens (CP) +6 76
T119 Vijay Singh +6 76
T119 David Hutsell (CP) +6 76
T119 Gregory Bourdy +6 76
T119 Louis Oosthuizen +6 76
T119 Tom Gillis +6 76
T119 Thomas Aiken +6 76
T119 Fredrik Jacobson +6 76
T119 Raphael Jacquelin +6 76
T119 Jeff Coston (CP) +6 76
T129 Mike Northern (CP) +7 77
T129 Faber Jamerson (CP) +7 77
T129 Wenchong Liang +7 77
T129 Tiger Woods +7 77
T129 John Daly +7 77
T129 Jerry Pate +7 77
T129 Aaron Baddeley +7 77
T129 Jamie Donaldson +7 77
T129 D.J. Trahan +7 77
T138 Brendan Jones +8 78
T138 Arjun Atwal +8 78
T138 Rob Moss (CP) +8 78
T138 Dan Olsen (CP) +8 78
T138 Jose Maria Olazabal +8 78
T138 Larry Nelson +8 78
T138 Darren Clarke +8 78
T138 Robert McClellan (CP) +8 78
T146 Rocco Mediate +9 79
T146 Richard Green +9 79
T148 J.B. Holmes +10 80
T148 Scott Erdmann (CP) +10 80
T148 Lucas Glover +10 80
T148 Heath Slocum +10 80
T152 Daniel Balin (CP) +11 81
T152 Tommy Gainey +11 81
154 Todd Camplin (CP) +12 82
T155 Ryo Ishikawa +15 85
T155 Brian Cairns (CP) +15 85

Who will win the PGA Championship, glory’s last shot? Or should I say which Irishman?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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During this week of the PGA Tour season I get a little bummed out.  Glory’s Last Shot means the season is winding down.  Before I know it there will be snow on the ground here in Salt Lake and every other blog post will be me whining about it.  There’s still some good golf to be be played though, both by the tours and locally.

Aussies?

Jason Day

Jason Day is my PGA Champ pick

My PGA Championship Pick: Jason Day

I think Jason Day‘s “day” will come, this week. Day has been playing some spectacular golf and knocking on the door of major championships for a year now.  He seems to be close to winning every major these days, 2nd place finishes in this year’s Masters and U.S. Open.  Just looked at Day’s money list stats for the last 4 years a minute ago and it shows a total rising star.  Back in 2008 he made $700K, 2009 $1.2M, 2010 $2.9M and this year already at $3.1M and counting.

The one thing which could derail Day would be his confidence level.  He seems to be a bit fragile and hard on himself.  Perhaps a little too emotional sometimes on the course.  Can he keep it in check?

After watching Adam Scott‘s big win last week, there doesn’t seem to be a better ball striker playing right now.  Name me one?  Another Aussie with a good chance of winning.

Irishmen?

Seems like Ireland owns major championships lately between Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlory.  I’d mention Padraig Harrington too, but his game seems to be a jigsaw puzzle right now, for him.  Which Irishman has the best chance this week?  To me that is obviously the future PGA Tour member Rory McIlory.

American Players?

Tiger Woods

As I’ve been saying for a week or two now, Tiger Woods‘s comeback will be a work in progress and cannot be judged by a few rounds, or a tournament or two.  How well will Tiger fare this week? I don’t think Tiger will win, and I doubt he’ll be a huge factor.  But by saying that, I wonder if I’m putting part of my foot in my mouth already.  I just haven’t seen anything yet to lead me to believe he will perform really well.

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