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Posts Tagged ‘PGA.’

Bradley, Steele wins Templeton Shootout

 

Keegan Bradley (courtesy of St. John's (NY) athletics)

Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele became the first rookies to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Florida.

PGA champion Bradley and Steele shot a 13-under-par 59. They took control with an eagle by Steele on the 14th hole and a birdie on #15 to finish at 32-under 184 for a three-shot win over the veteran teams of  Mark Calcavecchia-Nick Price and Rory Sabbatini-Jhonattan Vegas.

 

Info courtesy of the PGA Tour, Radio & TV news

Donald is golf’s top money winner

 

Luke Donald at April 2011 Heritage Pro-Am in S.C. (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Luke Donald is the number-1 golfer in the world and also the PGA Tour in 2011.

But now, he is also the year’s number-1 money winner after winning the Children’s Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Donald had to rally big-time to win the tournament. He ran off six straight birdies on the back nine to comeback from five shots off the lead, to finish at 8-under-par 64 and 17-under for the week.

Coming into the tourney, Donald was trailing Webb Simpson by $363,029 in the top money column.

Donald is also on pace to become the first golfer to win the money title on both the PGA and PGA European tours in the same season. His lead in Europe is more than $1.8 million over Rory McIlroy with five tournaments left in 2011.

 

Info compiled from PGA & European Tour news

McIlroy dominating the U.S. Open at Congressional

 

Rory McIlroy (megasportsnews.com photo)

Rory McIlroy is looking unbeatable at the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Maryland.

The 22-year-old is going after the record books and doesn’t realize it ; he’s just playing golf.

The native of Northern Ireland became the first player in the 111-year history of the U.S. Open to reach 13 under par. Despite a double bogey into the water on the 18th hole, his 5-under-66 was good enough to set the 36-hole scoring record at 131.

At 11 under par, he has a six-shot lead over former PGA championship winner Y.E. Yang (69), matching the U.S. Open record set by Tiger Woods in 2000 at Pebble Beach for the largest margin after two rounds of play.

(courtesy of USGA & Congressional Country Club via wikipedia commons)

McIlroy is playing outstanding golf. He went 17 holes without missing any greens and 35 holes without making a bogey.

Info courtesy of USGA, PGA Tour, Radio & TV news

McIlroy leads first round of U.S. Open

 

(courtesy of USGA & Congressional Country Club)

Rory McIlroy has his name at the top of the leaderboard at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

McIlroy got past the first of four rounds of tough tests in the U.S. Open with a 6-under-par 65 to build the biggest 18-hole lead in 35 years.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland missed only one green. Of the 156-man field, McIlroy was the only golfer without a bogey.

McIlroy was three shots ahead of former PGA champion Y.E. Yang and Charl Schwartzel. who won the Masters back in April.

The Irishman became the 10th player to start off the U.S. Open with a 65, and only two went on to win – Jack Nicklaus at Baltusrol in 1980 and Tiger Woods in 2000 Pebble Beach.

 

Info courtesy of United States Golf Association and the PGA Tour

RBC becomes new sponsor for Heritage Classic

(file photo)

The Heritage Classic golf tournament has found a new sponsor for the next five years.

RBC will be the new title sponsor.

RBC is the name used by the umbrella company that includes the Royal Bank of Canada and its subsidiaries.

Officials have announced that the PGA tournament on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island will be renamed the RBC-Heritage through 2016.

Tournament officials have been looking for a title sponsor since Verizon pulled out after last year’s tournament.

 

compiled from Radio, TV & Heritage Classic news

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