Casey repeats at Valspar, PGA Tour hands out anti-doping suspension and a win 15 years in the making: What you missed this weekend
It took Paul Casey a decade to get his second win on the PGA Tour. The 41-year-old overcame a three-putt at the 71st hole with a nifty sand save at the last to repeat at the Valspar Championship, defeating Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak by one. "Today wasn't easy," Casey said.
Posted: March 25, 2019, 2:19 am
The Seaside boys golf team successfully defended its title at The Dalles Invitational, held Friday at The Dalles Country Club. The Gulls shot 335 to outpace second-place St. Helens by 32 strokes. The Dalles took third with a 368. The only other 4A team in the field was La Grande, which shot 400. Sophomore Curtis Kunde overcame Seaside's highest score on the front nine by posting three birdies on the back nine for a one-under par score. His 79 was good enough to win medalist honors, the only golfer in the field to break 80. Braden Bell of La Grande was second with an 81. Seaside finished with all five players in the top 10, as Samson Sibony and Carson Kawasoe both shot 85, Mason Shamion carded
Posted: March 25, 2019, 1:26 am
Casey had to hold off two challengers late in the final round of the Valspar Championship on Sunday.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:57 pm
Rory McIlroy enters this year's Masters as favourite to clinch the elusive major to complete his coveted Grand Slam. The Northern Irishman (7/1) has finished in the top-10 in each of the past five years at Augusta and is on a strong streak of form, after six consecutive top-10 finishes at the start of this season before ending his drought at The Players Championship in March. McIlroy's victory at Sawgrass saw him usurp world No 1 Dustin Johnson (10/1) as favourite, although the American remains a strong contender heading into the tournament having already claimed victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier this year.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:42 pm
Paul Casey became the first player to successfully defend his Valspar Championship title when he secured a hard-fought one-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak in Florida on Sunday. Overnight leader Casey eked out a one-over-par 72 in the final round, which was good enough to fend off his rivals in demanding, breezy and firm conditions at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:50 pm
A young South Shore golfer is quickly rising up in the ranks. Andy Mac is just 11-years-old, but his skill on the links far outweighs his experience. He was just five years old when he picked up the sport, following in his dad's footsteps. â€œI mean at four, five years old he's watching golf channel with me because I really like to watch golf channel,â€� Hai Mac explained.Â From there it's been a lot of hard work and dedication, spending hours at the driving range and on the course.Â â€œTo be a really good golfer you need to be patient,â€� Andy said. â€œYou need to be strong in your head and you need to be disciplined because you want to try to be a perfectionist." It''s all paying off: Mac qualified for
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:19 pm
Kid Rock's golf game has been on a roll lately. Earlier this monthÂ the 48-year-old musician made his first hole-in-one â€“Â while playing with Jack Nicklaus ... maybe you've heard of him. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, that's a pretty notable couple of rounds.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:53 pm
Just because Mandell Crawley's clients may have considerable wealth, doesn't mean they aren't worried about the same things less well-off people are when it comes to financial planning. â€œLongevity risk is a big issue,â€� Crawley, who is head of Morgan Stanley's private wealth management, told Yahoo Finance. Clients are most worried about ensuring their wealth survives their lifespan but also investing in a way to take care of future generations, Crawley said.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:54 am
A former golf partner of Donald Trump has accused the U.S. President of brazen cheating on the course.Â Sports writer Rick Reilly, who played a round with Trump before the billionaire entered politics, said the future President had lied about his score, claimed second attempts at a shot for no good reason and taken credit for other players' shots.Â Writing for the Sunday TimesÂ magazine, he said caddies had given Trump the nickname 'Pele' because he would kick the ball so often to move it to a better position.Â Trump, who has faced scrutiny for the amount of time he spends golfing, has previously denied cheating.Â Â Donald Trump, pictured on one of his Scottish golf courses last July, has been
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:27 am
Australian Scott Hend beat Spanish overnight leader Nacho Elvira with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the co-sanctioned $3 million Maybank Championship after wild weather triggered a dramatic finish on Sunday. Hend was leading Elvira by a single stroke with the leading pair on the final fairway when torrential rain started falling on the Saujana Golf and Country Club. The first crack of thunder came as Elvira hit his approach shot to the 18th green and, with lightning flashing around them, the players were forced off the course before either could attempt a putt.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:35 am
It was going to take a lot of work to turn a weed-filled chunk of land back into a golf course, but it was an opportunity that Mike Wieck couldn't pass up. The Fonner View Golf Course in Grand Island had been closed for about two years and was on the verge of being turned into a residential development when Wieck decided to buy it. Wieck, who works in land leveling, was asked by the course's previous owner to start moving dirt to make way for houses. "It was out of the blue," he told the Grand Island Independent about the decision to purchase the business.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:05 am
China's Liu Yu had seven birdies and an eagle in a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to seize a one-shot lead over Carlota Ciganda in the LPGA Founders Cup. Liu, who shared the overnight lead with world number one Park Sung-hyun, was four-under over her last four holes -- with an eagle at the par-five 15th and back-to-back birdies to finish -- to overtake Spain's Ciganda with a 54-hole total of 19-under 197 at the Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Ciganda had roared up the leaderboard with a blemish-free nine-under par 63 -- playing her last five holes in five-under with a birdie at 14 followed by an eagle at 15 and birdies at 16 and 18.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:15 am
Severe storms hit the state of Oklahoma this weekend sending golf ball size hail, and lots of lighting. AccuWeather meteorologist report that it was a slow moving storm. Our thanks to this Twitter user for allowing us to share.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:01 am
BROUSSARD â€”Â Justin Lower is playing some of the best golf in his life. Over his past seven competitive rounds, Lower has shot an astounding 44-under par. That includes a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to grab a two-shot lead after the third round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open at Le Triomphe Country Club. That 7-under was tied for the day's best with Matt Gellerman and put Lower ahead of Ben Kohles and Vince Covello, who are tied at 16-under. Vince Covello, the leader after the first round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, continued his success on Friday at Le Triomphe by shooting aâ€¦ â€œI'm just trying to take it a shot at a time to be honest with you,â€� Lower said. â€œIt's the calmest I've ever been for
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:01 am
Cole Swindell picked up golf at 9 or 10 years old and hasn't stopped playing sinceâ€”except for a brief stretch in college when someone stole his clubs, and he couldn't afford to replace them. Winner of the Academy of Country Music's Best New Artist award in 2015, he has eight No. 1 singles, including â€œChillin' Itâ€� and â€œYou Should Be Here.â€� His song â€œBreak Up in the End,â€� which appears on his third album, â€œAll of It,â€� was nominated for a Grammy. â€œGolf is my main thing on the road,â€� Swindell says.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:36 pm
PHOENIX â€“ Lizette Salas wasn't going to squander a weekend reprieve and a chance to bolster her Solheim Cup position. With the American team looking especially difficult to make this year, Salas took advantage of what felt like a bonus chance Saturday at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. When Gemma Dryburgh bogeyed the 18th in the final pairing Friday evening, she bumped the cut line to 1 under, allowing 16 more players into weekend play.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:04 pm
Tournament golf is hard enough as it is, which is why you'll often see tour pros try just about anything to gain even the slightest advantage. Usually, it's by using the rules in their favor, but in the case of Australia's Scott Hend on Saturday at the Maybank Championship, it was a manmade object that he benefitted from. The two-time European Tour winner got very creative, pulling out a low iron and hitting a line-drive punch that caromed off the grandstand like a baseball off the right field wall.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 2:10 pm
Jordan Spieth may be having some difficulties putting it all together on the course this year, but there is no denying he remains one of the PGA Tour's biggest and brightest stars. If he were to retire today, Spieth would have a better than decent chance of entering the Hall of Fame. Only 25 years old, Spieth has hauled in $38.2 million in career earnings on the tour.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 12:18 pm
The world's elite return to Augusta for 83rd rendition of the Masters on April 11 to thrash it out over an $11m prize pot. Last year's Green Jacket winner, Patrick Reed, took home $1.98m (Â£1.49m), while second place was awarded $1.19m (Â£899,250). Everyone who finishes in the top 24 will receive over $100,000.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 11:23 am