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2011 Open Championship is underway

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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British Open ChampionshipGood thing my body clock is all whacked out since going to St. Andrews last week.  That means I can wake up way too early and watch the Open Championship.

As it sits right now, at 9:37am ET, Thomas Bjorn is the leader in the clubhouse at -5 with Miguel Angel Jimenez (love that guy) at -4.

Rory McIlroy finished the day at +1.  Not bad.

Phil Mickelson missed the first fairway and made bogey on his first hole.

Tom Watson just teed off with a bomb of a drive down the right side of the 1st fairway.

Dustin Johnson was at +2 but then he aced the 163 yard par-3 16th hole to bring it back to even.  That’s where he finished.  T14 so far.

The DVR will be working hard today, as I’m off to play my Thursday match.  Hope my game has decided to return to my body.  Haven’t played well since coming back from Scotland.


St George’s course officials wear hard hats when Phil Mickelson plays through

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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British Open ChampionshipVery entertaining read by UK writer Matthew Dunn about course officials dawning hard hats while Phil Mickelson plays through during practice rounds at Royal St. George’s Links.  The whole article is here.

Wednesday July 13,2011

By Matthew Dunn

PHIL MICKELSON’S scattergun approach to links golf led to marshals being issued with hard hats to protect them from crossfire yesterday.

Strong crosswinds were affecting parts of the course and news reached the chief marshal’s hut that American Phil Mickelson was struggling more than most.

To such a degree, in fact, that his practice shots on the third hole – an exposed corner of the St George’s links – were drifting in the wind and peppering course officials. Even before the tournament this year, marshals were asked if they wanted head protection to wear while carrying out their duties along the fairways. However, nobody appears to have taken up that option.

When the officials on the third did take cover, it was only temporarily as the helmets were soon replaced by more familiar green caps once Mickelson had passed through.

Other players obviously do not pose the same threat.

You just have to love the UK media.


Final 2011 U.S. Open Leader Board

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 20th, 2011
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro GolfU.S. OPEN
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Final 2011 U.S. Open Leader Board
POS Player To Par Sun R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Rory McIlroy -16 -2 65 66 68 69 268
2 Jason Day -8 -3 71 72 65 68 276
T3 Kevin Chappell -6 -5 76 67 69 66 278
T3 Robert Garrigus -6 -1 70 70 68 70 278
T3 Lee Westwood -6 -1 75 68 65 70 278
T3 Y.E. Yang -6 E 68 69 70 71 278
T7 Peter Hanson -5 -4 72 71 69 67 279
T7 Sergio Garcia -5 -1 69 71 69 70 279
T9 Charl Schwartzel -4 -5 68 74 72 66 280
T9 Louis Oosthuizen -4 -4 69 73 71 67 280
T11 Brandt Snedeker -3 -2 70 70 72 69 281
T11 Davis Love III -3 -1 70 71 70 70 281
T11 Heath Slocum -3 -1 71 70 70 70 281
T14 Graeme McDowell -2 -2 70 74 69 69 282
T14 Webb Simpson -2 -1 75 71 66 70 282
T14 Matt Kuchar -2 +2 72 68 69 73 282
T14 Fredrik Jacobson -2 +2 74 69 66 73 282
T14 Bo Van Pelt -2 E 76 67 68 71 282
T19 Johan Edfors -1 -4 70 72 74 67 283
T19 Steve Stricker -1 -1 75 69 69 70 283
T21 Ryan Palmer E -1 69 72 73 70 284
T21 Patrick Cantlay (a) E +1 75 67 70 72 284
T23 Robert Rock +1 -3 70 71 76 68 285
T23 Gary Woodland +1 -3 73 71 73 68 285
T23 Retief Goosen +1 -3 73 73 71 68 285
T23 Dustin Johnson +1 -1 75 71 69 70 285
T23 Bill Haas +1 E 73 73 68 71 285
T23 Brandt Jobe +1 +3 71 70 70 74 285
T23 Henrik Stenson +1 +3 70 72 69 74 285
T30 Ryo Ishikawa +2 -3 74 70 74 68 286
T30 Gregory Havret +2 -2 77 69 71 69 286
T30 Seung-yul Noh +2 E 72 70 73 71 286
T30 Rory Sabbatini +2 E 72 73 70 71 286
T30 John Senden +2 +1 70 72 72 72 286
T30 Do-Hoon Kim +2 +1 73 71 70 72 286
T30 Harrison Frazar +2 +2 72 73 68 73 286
T30 Zach Johnson +2 +3 71 69 72 74 286
T30 Kyung-tae Kim +2 +5 69 72 69 76 286
T39 Adam Hadwin +3 -3 75 71 73 68 287
T39 Martin Kaymer +3 E 74 70 72 71 287
T39 Sunghoon Kang +3 E 74 72 70 71 287
T42 Sang-Moon Bae +4 -4 75 71 75 67 288
T42 Lucas Glover +4 -1 76 69 73 70 288
T42 Russell Henley (a) +4 +4 73 69 71 75 288
T45 Charley Hoffman +5 -2 71 74 75 69 289
T45 Luke Donald +5 -2 74 72 74 69 289
T45 Michael Putnam +5 E 74 71 73 71 289
T45 Chez Reavie +5 +1 70 75 72 72 289
T45 Robert Karlsson +5 +1 79 67 71 72 289
T45 Padraig Harrington +5 +2 71 73 72 73 289
T51 Scott Piercy +6 -1 73 71 76 70 290
T51 Alexander Noren +6 +3 75 67 74 74 290
T51 Marc Leishman +6 +5 73 69 72 76 290
T54 J.J. Henry +7 -1 72 73 76 70 291
T54 Anthony Kim +7 -1 74 72 75 70 291
T54 Phil Mickelson +7 E 74 69 77 71 291
T54 Matteo Manassero +7 +1 74 72 73 72 291
T54 Edoardo Molinari +7 +2 74 70 74 73 291
T54 Alvaro Quiros +7 +7 70 71 72 78 291
T60 Todd Hamilton +8 -1 73 72 77 70 292
T60 Justin Hicks +8 E 74 71 76 71 292
T60 Marcel Siem +8 +2 79 66 74 73 292
T63 Bubba Watson +9 +2 71 75 74 73 293
T63 Brian Gay +9 +4 73 71 74 75 293
T63 Jeff Overton +9 +4 72 72 74 75 293
T63 William Cauley +9 +5 71 72 74 76 293
67 Kevin Streelman +11 +4 73 73 74 75 295
T68 Alexandre Rocha +13 +5 69 76 76 76 297
T68 Christo Greyling +13 +5 72 74 75 76 297
T68 Kenichi Kuboya +13 +6 73 73 74 77 297
71 Wes Heffernan +19 +7 75 71 79 78 303
72 Brad Benjamin (a) +21 +9 72 73 80 80 305
CUT Chad Campbell +5 76 71 147
CUT Paul Casey +5 73 74 147
CUT Stewart Cink +5 70 77 147
CUT Christopher DeForest +5 71 76 147
CUT John Ellis +5 74 73 147
CUT Rickie Fowler +5 74 73 147
CUT Stephen Gallacher +5 73 74 147
CUT Scott Hend +5 69 78 147
CUT Jesse Hutchins +5 76 71 147
CUT Martin Laird +5 73 74 147
CUT Hunter Mahan +5 74 73 147
CUT David May +5 71 76 147
CUT Nick O’Hern +5 77 70 147
CUT Justin Rose +5 74 73 147
CUT Adam Scott +5 74 73 147
CUT Aaron Baddeley +6 71 77 148
CUT Ben Crane +6 77 71 148
CUT Ernie Els +6 73 75 148
CUT Elliot Gealy +6 77 71 148
CUT Shane Lowry +6 72 76 148
CUT Ian Poulter +6 75 73 148
CUT Nick Watney +6 75 73 148
CUT Mark Wilson +6 78 70 148
CUT Briny Baird +7 75 74 149
CUT Bennett Blakeman (a) +7 76 73 149
CUT Alex Cejka +7 75 74 149
CUT Greg Chalmers +7 76 73 149
CUT Jason Dufner +7 75 74 149
CUT Jim Furyk +7 74 75 149
CUT Andres Gonzales +7 79 70 149
CUT Trevor Immelman +7 75 74 149
CUT Jon Mills +7 76 73 149
CUT Francesco Molinari +7 75 74 149
CUT D.A. Points +7 74 75 149
CUT Sam Saunders +7 74 75 149
CUT Michael Tobiason Jr. +7 75 74 149
CUT David Toms +7 74 75 149
CUT Marc Turnesa +7 76 73 149
CUT Camilo Villegas +7 77 72 149
CUT Chris Williams (a) +7 76 73 149
CUT Scott Barr +8 75 75 150
CUT Angel Cabrera +8 71 79 150
CUT K.J. Choi +8 77 73 150
CUT Nicholas Colsaerts +8 76 74 150
CUT Matthew Edwards +8 75 75 150
CUT Fred Funk +8 75 75 150
CUT Miguel A. Jimenez +8 77 73 150
CUT Ryan Moore +8 73 77 150
CUT Peter Uihlein (a) +8 72 78 150
CUT Robert Allenby +9 73 78 151
CUT Bubba Dickerson +9 70 81 151
CUT Joey Lamielle +9 76 75 151
CUT Thomas Levet +9 75 76 151
CUT Geoff Ogilvy +9 75 76 151
CUT Kirk Triplett +9 76 75 151
CUT Jonathan Byrd +10 75 77 152
CUT Zach Byrd +10 77 75 152
CUT Michael Campbell +10 75 77 152
CUT Robert Dinwiddie +10 78 74 152
CUT Hiroyuki Fujita +10 79 73 152
CUT David Howell +10 78 74 152
CUT Cheng-Tsung Pan (a) +10 74 78 152
CUT Michael Smith +10 76 76 152
CUT Michael Whitehead +10 77 75 152
CUT Chris Wilson +10 74 78 152
CUT Brad Adamonis +11 77 76 153
CUT Beau Hossler (a) +11 76 77 153
CUT Dae-Hyun Kim +11 79 74 153
CUT Maarten Lafeber +11 79 74 153
CUT Brian Locke +11 75 78 153
CUT Adam Long +11 76 77 153
CUT Ryan Nelson +11 75 78 153
CUT Andreas Harto +12 78 76 154
CUT Scott Pinckney (a) +12 79 75 154
CUT Will Wilcox +12 79 75 154
CUT Steve Irwin (a) +13 78 77 155
CUT Kevin Na +13 80 75 155
CUT Brett Patterson (a) +13 77 78 155
CUT Geoffery Sisk +13 77 78 155
CUT David Chung (a) +15 82 75 157
CUT Ty Tryon +15 84 73 157
CUT Matthew Richardson +16 77 81 158
CUT Michael Barbosa (a) +24 83 83 166
WD Tim Petrovic

2011 U.S. Open – Who made it and who missed the cut

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, June 18th, 2011
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Below is the U.S. Open leaderboard table following round two.

POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST SCORING TO PAR ROUNDS TOTAL
TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4
1 Rory McIlroy -11 F -5 65 66 131
2 Y.E. Yang -5 F -2 68 69 137
T3
7
Robert Garrigus -2 F -1 70 70 140
T3
1
Sergio Garcia -2 F E 69 71 140
T3
19
Zach Johnson -2 F -2 71 69 140
T3
7
Brandt Snedeker -2 F -1 70 70 140
T3
31
Matt Kuchar -2 F -3 72 68 140
T8
4
Kyung-tae Kim -1 F +1 69 72 141
T8
2
Alvaro Quiros -1 F E 70 71 141
T8
2
Robert Rock -1 F E 70 71 141
T8
14
Heath Slocum -1 F -1 71 70 141
T8
2
Davis Love III -1 F E 70 71 141
T8
4
Ryan Palmer -1 F +1 69 72 141
T8
14
Brandt Jobe -1 F -1 71 70 141
T15
69
Patrick Cantlay (a) E F -4 75 67 142
T15
5
John Senden E F +1 70 72 142
T15
19
Seung-yul Noh E F -1 72 70 142
T15
13
Charl Schwartzel E F +3 68 74 142
T15
69
Alexander Noren E F -4 75 67 142
T15
30
Marc Leishman E F -2 73 69 142
T15
30
Russell Henley (a) E F -2 73 69 142
T15
11
Louis Oosthuizen E F +2 69 73 142
T15
5
Johan Edfors E F +1 70 72 142
T15
5
Henrik Stenson E F +1 70 72 142
T25
86
Bo Van Pelt +1 F -4 76 67 143
T25
9
Peter Hanson +1 F E 72 71 143
T25
37
Phil Mickelson +1 F -2 74 69 143
T25
86
Kevin Chappell +1 F -4 76 67 143
T25
37
Fredrik Jacobson +1 F -2 74 69 143
T25
59
Lee Westwood +1 F -3 75 68 143
T25
3
Jason Day +1 F +1 71 72 143
T25
3
William Cauley +1 F +1 71 72 143
T33
51
Steve Stricker +2 F -2 75 69 144
T33
29
Edoardo Molinari +2 F -1 74 70 144
T33
12
Do-Hoon Kim +2 F E 73 71 144
T33
12
Brian Gay +2 F E 73 71 144
T33
11
Padraig Harrington +2 F +2 71 73 144
T33
29
Ryo Ishikawa +2 F -1 74 70 144
T33
23
Graeme McDowell +2 F +3 70 74 144
T33
29
Martin Kaymer +2 F -1 74 70 144
T33
1
Jeff Overton +2 F +1 72 72 144
T33
12
Scott Piercy +2 F E 73 71 144
T33
12
Gary Woodland +2 F E 73 71 144
T44
40
Alexandre Rocha +3 F +5 69 76 145
T44
18
Michael Putnam +3 F E 74 71 145
T44
1
Todd Hamilton +3 F +1 73 72 145
T44
67
Lucas Glover +3 F -2 76 69 145
T44
10
Rory Sabbatini +3 F +2 72 73 145
T44
22
Charley Hoffman +3 F +3 71 74 145
T44
10
Harrison Frazar +3 F +2 72 73 145
T44
34
Chez Reavie +3 F +4 70 75 145
T44
18
Justin Hicks +3 F E 74 71 145
T44
101
Marcel Siem +3 F -5 79 66 145
T44
10
J.J. Henry +3 F +2 72 73 145
T44
10
Brad Benjamin (a) +3 F +2 72 73 145
T56
11
Retief Goosen +4 F +2 73 73 146
T56
28
Dustin Johnson +4 F E 75 71 146
T56
6
Matteo Manassero +4 F +1 74 72 146
T56
11
Kenichi Kuboya +4 F +2 73 73 146
T56
28
Sang-Moon Bae +4 F E 75 71 146
T56
28
Wes Heffernan +4 F E 75 71 146
T56
6
Sunghoon Kang +4 F +1 74 72 146
T56
71
Gregory Havret +4 F -2 77 69 146
T56
11
Kevin Streelman +4 F +2 73 73 146
T56
6
Anthony Kim +4 F +1 74 72 146
T56
6
Luke Donald +4 F +1 74 72 146
T56
11
Bill Haas +4 F +2 73 73 146
T56
28
Webb Simpson +4 F E 75 71 146
T56
89
Robert Karlsson +4 F -4 79 67 146
T56
34
Bubba Watson +4 F +4 71 75 146
T56
22
Christo Greyling +4 F +3 72 74 146
T56
28
Adam Hadwin +4 F E 75 71 146
T56
6
John Ellis +4 17 +1 74 74
T56
55
Jesse Hutchins +4 17* -1 76 76
Cut – lowest 60 scores and ties, plus those within 10 strokes of leader
T75
71
Scott Hend +5 F +7 69 78 147
T75
30
Stephen Gallacher +5 F +3 73 74 147
T75
30
Martin Laird +5 F +3 73 74 147
T75
13
Rickie Fowler +5 F +2 74 73 147
T75
13
Hunter Mahan +5 F +2 74 73 147
T75
53
Christopher DeForest +5 F +5 71 76 147
T75
53
David May +5 F +5 71 76 147
T75
36
Chad Campbell +5 F E 76 71 147
T75
30
Paul Casey +5 F +3 73 74 147
T75
65
Stewart Cink +5 F +6 70 77 147
T75
13
Justin Rose +5 F +2 74 73 147
T75
13
Adam Scott +5 F +2 74 73 147
T75
52
Nick O’Hern +5 F -1 77 70 147
T88
39
Ben Crane +6 F E 77 71 148
T88
52
Mark Wilson +6 F -1 78 70 148
T88
4
Ian Poulter +6 F +2 75 73 148
T88
4
Nick Watney +6 F +2 75 73 148
T88
66
Aaron Baddeley +6 F +6 71 77 148
T88
39
Elliot Gealy +6 F E 77 71 148
T88
54
Shane Lowry +6 F +5 72 76 148
T88
43
Ernie Els +6 F +4 73 75 148
T96
49
Andres Gonzales +7 F -1 79 70 149
T96
12
Jason Dufner +7 F +3 75 74 149
T96
34
David Toms +7 F +4 74 75 149
T96
12
Francesco Molinari +7 F +3 75 74 149
T96
12
Trevor Immelman +7 F +3 75 74 149
T96
31
Camilo Villegas +7 F +1 77 72 149
T96
12
Briny Baird +7 F +3 75 74 149
T96
15
Jon Mills +7 F +2 76 73 149
T96
15
Bennett Blakeman (a) +7 F +2 76 73 149
T96
15
Chris Williams (a) +7 F +2 76 73 149
T96
15
Marc Turnesa +7 F +2 76 73 149
T96
15
Greg Chalmers +7 F +2 76 73 149
T96
12
Alex Cejka +7 F +3 75 74 149
T96
34
Jim Furyk +7 F +4 74 75 149
T96
34
Sam Saunders +7 F +4 74 75 149
T96
34
D.A. Points +7 F +4 74 75 149
T96
12
Michael Tobiason Jr. +7 17* +3 75 75
T113
29
Scott Barr +8 F +4 75 75 150
T113
14
Miguel A. Jimenez +8 F +2 77 73 150
T113
68
Ryan Moore +8 F +6 73 77 150
T113
2
Nicholas Colsaerts +8 F +3 76 74 150
T113
29
Fred Funk +8 F +4 75 75 150
T113
91
Angel Cabrera +8 F +8 71 79 150
T113
14
K.J. Choi +8 F +2 77 73 150
T113
79
Peter Uihlein (a) +8 F +7 72 78 150
T113
29
Matthew Edwards +8 F +4 75 75 150
T122
112
Bubba Dickerson +9 F +10 70 81 151
T122
38
Geoff Ogilvy +9 F +5 75 76 151
T122
77
Robert Allenby +9 F +7 73 78 151
T122
11
Kirk Triplett +9 F +4 76 75 151
T122
38
Thomas Levet +9 F +5 75 76 151
T122
11
Joey Lamielle +9 F +4 76 75 151
T128
12
Robert Dinwiddie +10 F +3 78 74 152
T128
66
Cheng-Tsung Pan (a) +10 F +7 74 78 152
T128
17
Hiroyuki Fujita +10 F +2 79 73 152
T128
12
David Howell +10 F +3 78 74 152
T128
66
Chris Wilson +10 F +7 74 78 152
T128
44
Michael Campbell +10 F +6 75 77 152
T128
44
Jonathan Byrd +10 F +6 75 77 152
T128
1
Zach Byrd +10 F +4 77 75 152
T128
17
Michael Smith +10 F +5 76 76 152
T128
1
Michael Whitehead +10 17 +4 77 77
T138
7
Maarten Lafeber +11 F +3 79 74 153
T138
54
Brian Locke +11 F +7 75 78 153
T138
54
Ryan Nelson +11 F +7 75 78 153
T138
27
Beau Hossler (a) +11 F +6 76 77 153
T138
7
Dae-Hyun Kim +11 F +3 79 74 153
T138
11
Brad Adamonis +11 F +5 77 76 153
T138
27
Adam Long +11 F +6 76 77 153
T145
5
Andreas Harto +12 F +5 78 76 154
T145 Scott Pinckney (a) +12 F +4 79 75 154
T145 Will Wilcox +12 17 +4 79 79
T148
21
Geoffery Sisk +13 F +7 77 78 155
T148
5
Kevin Na +13 F +4 80 75 155
T148
8
Steve Irwin (a) +13 F +6 78 77 155
T148
21
Brett Patterson (a) +13 F +7 77 78 155
T152
4
Ty Tryon +15 F +2 84 73 157
T152
2
David Chung (a) +15 F +4 82 75 157
154
27
Matthew Richardson +16 F +10 77 81 158
155 Michael Barbosa (a) +24 F +12 83 83 166
WD Tim Petrovic

U.S. Open round two has begun. Think I know Rory McIlroy’s plan now.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Rory McIlroyThankfully I’m able to tune into DirecTv for the “U.S. Open Mix” where I can select one of several channels to view.  I turned off the crappy ESPN feed with the awful Chris Berman announcing and tuned into channel 703 which is the featured group of Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.  If you have DirecTv, tune to channel 701 for the mix.

McIlroy’s Plan?

Rory McIlroy this morning has made birdie on holes #4 and #6.  But the big fireworks happened on #8 where he holed out from 113 yards for eagle.  Through hole #8 Rory is -4 on the day and -10 for the Open, a SEVEN shot lead.

Apparently Rory’s plan is to run away and hide from the field, sort of like Tiger Woods years back at Pebble.  If he builds up a big enough lead, he can insure that a nervous Sunday round won’t hurt him too much I suppose.

Front Nine Done

The featured group is now done with the Friday front nine.  Phil Mickelson is playing much better today, shooting -3 on the front.  Mcilroy ends up -4 on the front and sits at -10 with the tougher back nine to go.

Note: Rory’s ascension to double digits under par in 26 holes is the fastest in U.S. Open history.


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