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Fun Video Clips from the Scottish Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 11th, 2014
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The Scottish Open is this week, along with the Women’s British Open.  What a great time of year, where we golfers over the pond get to watch REAL golf for a change, links golf.  Links golf is not the over-watered, over-fertilized, over-soft resort golf we have here in the USA.   The ball bounces and rolls forever over there.  Creativity and imagination are required to play well in real golf, unlike much of the dart board style golf we have here where we can hit 4-irons at the pin and the ball sticks within three feet…

Given how hard the ground is over there on Scottish courses, I’m not all that surprised at all that Rory McIlory could drive a par-4 green which was 436 yards.  At Carnoustie last year I hit a 5-iron for my second shot on the par-4 15th hole from 255 yards. I was past pin high. Just imagine if you could tee off down the runway of an airport with a tail wind. That’s Rory’s shot.  Still, the feat is very impressive.  Here’s the video below:

McIlory apparently told Ian Poulter, who was in the group in front of him, that he hit 3-wood off the tee. Hehe. I still think when his swing is “on” and his timing is right, there’s no better ball striker on the planet than Rory McIlory.

Phil Mickelson won last year’s Scottish Open, prior to winning the (British) Open Championship. Phil is the only guy I can think of that can actually hit lob wedges on real links courses. Now there’s a video challenge of some sort where players see if they can flop one over a cardboard cutout of Phil:

Speaking of Phil and his short game, during a practice round a fan captured Phil hitting a backward flop shot. Unreal.


2014 U.S. Open Final Leader Board

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryU.S. OPENUSGA
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POS PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1  KAYMER, Martin -9 65 65 72 69 271
T2  COMPTON, Erik -1 72 68 67 72 279
T2  FOWLER, Rickie -1 70 70 67 72 279
T4  BRADLEY, Keegan +1 69 69 76 67 281
T4  DAY, Jason +1 73 68 72 68 281
T4  KOEPKA, Brooks +1 70 68 72 71 281
T4  JOHNSON, Dustin +1 69 69 70 73 281
T4  STENSON, Henrik +1 69 69 70 73 281
T9  SCOTT, Adam +2 73 67 73 69 282
T9  WALKER, Jimmy +2 70 72 71 69 282
T9  SNEDEKER, Brandt +2 69 68 72 73 282
T12  FURYK, Jim +3 73 70 73 67 283
T12  SIEM, Marcel +3 70 71 72 70 283
T12  ROSE, Justin +3 72 69 70 72 283
T12  NA, Kevin +3 68 69 73 73 283
T12  KUCHAR, Matt +3 69 70 71 73 283
T17  TODD, Brendon +4 69 67 79 69 284
T17  POULTER, Ian +4 70 70 74 70 284
T17  HOLMES, J.B. +4 70 71 72 71 284
T17  SPIETH, Jordan +4 69 70 72 73 284
T21  GRIBBLE, Cody +5 72 72 72 69 285
T21  STRICKER, Steve +5 70 71 73 71 285
T23  HORSCHEL, Billy +6 75 68 73 70 286
T23  BADDELEY, Aaron +6 70 71 73 72 286
T23  KAPUR, Shiv +6 73 70 71 72 286
T23  MCILROY, Rory +6 71 68 74 73 286
T23  MOLINARI, Francesco +6 69 71 72 74 286
T28  BERGER, Daniel +7 72 71 78 66 287
T28  MCDOWELL, Graeme +7 68 74 75 70 287
T28  PERRY, Kenny +7 74 69 74 70 287
T28  MICKELSON, Phil +7 70 73 72 72 287
T28  DUBUISSON, Victor +7 70 72 70 75 287
T28  DE JONGE, Brendon +7 68 70 73 76 287
T28  KIRK, Chris +7 71 68 72 76 287
T35  REED, Patrick +8 71 72 73 72 288
T35  ELS, Ernie +8 74 70 72 72 288
T35  GARCIA, Sergio +8 73 71 72 72 288
T35  HAAS, Bill +8 72 72 71 73 288
T35  MATSUYAMA, Hideki +8 69 71 74 74 288
T40  OOSTHUIZEN, Louis +9 71 73 78 67 289
T40  BLAIR, Zac +9 71 74 73 71 289
T40  JOHNSON, Zach +9 71 74 72 72 289
T40  BJERREGAARD, Lucas +9 70 72 72 75 289
T40  MULROY, Garth +9 71 72 70 76 289
T45  WILLETT, Danny +10 70 71 78 71 290
T45  SIMPSON, Webb +10 71 72 73 74 290
T45  GOOSEN, Retief +10 73 71 71 75 290
T48  FITZPATRICK, Matthew (a) +11 71 73 78 69 291
T48  HURLEY III, Billy +11 71 74 75 71 291
T48  ENGLISH, Harris +11 69 75 75 72 291
T48  MOORE, Ryan +11 76 68 71 76 291
T52  NOH, Seung-Yul +12 70 72 76 74 292
T52  WOODLAND, Gary +12 72 71 75 74 292
T54  LANGLEY, Scott +13 72 71 75 75 293
T54  CINK, Stewart +13 72 72 74 75 293
T56  QUINN, Fran +14 68 74 79 73 294
T56  CASEY, Paul +14 70 75 74 75 294
T56  LINDHEIM, Nicholas +14 72 73 72 77 294
59  LEONARD, Justin +15 75 70 75 75 295
T60  HENLEY, Russell +17 70 74 82 71 297
T60  TWAY, Kevin +17 72 72 81 72 297
T60  CEJKA, Alex +17 73 71 77 76 297
T63  STADLER, Kevin +18 77 68 78 75 298
T63  RASK, Clayton +18 73 71 77 77 298
T63  VAN PELT, Bo +18 72 72 75 79 298
66  WEEKLEY, Boo +19 71 73 80 75 299
67  TANIGUCHI, Toru +29 72 73 88 76 309

2014 U.S. Open TV Viewing Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryU.S. OPENUSGA
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usgaThursday June 12

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday June 13

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday June 14

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sunday June 15

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All times eastern.

DirecTV

DIRECTV’s HD Mix Channel (701) will offer four views of the tournament: the network (ESPN/NBC) feed (702), Featured Group 1 (703), Featured Group 2 (704) and a Featured Hole (705). Each bonus channel can be tuned full-screen at the touch of a button and will have a team of announcers. The Mix will also be available during all weekend coverage of the tournament on the HD Sports Mix (205 and 600).  While viewing any channel, viewers will also have access to an interactive menu of features through the red color key on the remote. They include: Player Scorecard with key bio info, player headshots, scores and stats, add a player to a favorites list; and Pairings and Tee Times, all the groups and tee times for the current round.


Reports Surfacing of FBI and SEC Investigation of Phil Mickelson, Billy Walters, and Carl Icahn

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 30th, 2014
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A few minutes ago the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Huffington Post released a story regarding finance, gambling, and sports involving investor Carl Icahn, Billy Walters, and Phil Mickelson.

From USA Today

…a major insider-trading probe involving finance, gambling and sports” that involves the trading of activist investor Carl Icahn, pro golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas bettor William “Billy” Walters.

According to a story published on the Journal website late Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are probing whether Mickelson and Walters illegally traded on nonpublic information they allegedly obtained from Icahn about his investments in public companies. The Journal story attributed the information to “people briefed on the probe.”

The feds are said to be investigating whether the past three years Icahn illegally provided Walters — well known in Vegas for his sports-betting abilities — about potentially market-moving investments by Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, the Journal story said.

From Huffington Post

Federal investigators are looking into whether Mickelson and Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by Icahn about his investments in public corporations, the source told Reuters, confirming a report by the Wall Street Journal on Friday.


This Week on Tour – PGA, LPGA, Champions, European Tours – Mickelson & McIlory in Action

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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PGA Tour LogoPGA TOUR
Wells Fargo Championship
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

In the field: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson, Jonas Blixt and Derek Ernst.

LPGA TourLPGA TOUR
North Texas LPGA Shootout presented by JTBC
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

In the field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda and Angela Stanford.

championstour-fCHAMPIONS TOUR
Insperity Championship
Dates: May 2-4
Venue: The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course), The Woodlands, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 7-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Nick Price, Kenny Perry, Mark O’Meara, Rocco Mediate, Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas, Fred Funk and Colin Montgomerie.

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The Championship at Laguna National
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Laguna National Golf and Country Club (Masters Course), Changi, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Peter Uihlein, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Ross Fisher, Chris Wood, Simon Dyson, Thomas Levet, Bernd Wiesberger and Brett Rumford.


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