Archive for the ‘Tournaments’ Category

Former Masters Champion Weir Regaining Form

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Mike Weir tied for second place at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio this past weekend. The former Masters champion is starting to find his game as he prepares for next week’s challenging U.S. Open. Weir shot 71 on the final day (one-under-par) finishing the tournament at -6, which was two strokes back of third-time winner Kenny Perry. His course-management skill, exceptional short game, and accurate putting defined his 2003 Masters win and were apparent in his play this weekend. Weir will be in need of these assets, as well as more quality shots, to have any success at the coming U.S. Open.

“He looks under control,” said CBS analyst Peter Oosterhuis about Weir.

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Weir Forced to Pull out of Buick Invitational

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Mike Weir fell ill on Thursday and pulled out of the Buick Invitational after just nine holes of golf. Weir happened to be paired with Troy Matteson who went on to post a 65 and take the lead after the first round. “He did the classy thing,” said Matteson. “He finished nine holes where it wasn’t such a big issue. He didn’t leave in the middle of nine holes. He just handed me the card and said he really didn’t feel well. I knew that he didn’t.”

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Lorena Ochoa Wins 8th LPGA Title in 2007

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Lorena Ochoa birdied the last hole to take home the $1 million prize for the 2007 ADT Championship on Sunday. Natalie Gulbis pushed Ochoa right up until the last hole by making birdie on 17 to close the gap to only one stroke. It looked like Ochoa was in trouble on 18 as her ball was buried deep in the rough but she powered through with a six-iron and rolled the ball within a few feet from the cup.

This win gave Ochoa her eighth title of the year and close to $4.4 million in prize money, which shatters the record set by Annika Sorenstam five years ago. It will be exciting to see what Lorena has in store for golf fans over the coming years.

Full coverage by Canadian Press.

Mike Weir Beats Tiger Woods in Presidents Cup

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

It was extremely refreshing for Canadian golf to see Mike Weir beat Tiger Woods 1 up in their match during the 2007 Presidents Cup. There was much debate about whether Mike Weir was the right selection to represent Canada but all doubts were put to rest during his stellar play in the Presidents Cup. Weir was quoted saying, “I had to play my absolute best today… It was a heck of a match.”

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Ochoa Wins LPGA Canadian Women’s Open

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Lorena Ochoa, women’s world no.1, cruised to a three-stroke win over Paula Creamer in the LPGA’s CN Canadian Women’s Open held at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta. The impressive win was Ochoa’s 5th LPGA win this year and second in a row after just recently claiming victory at the British Open. Ochoa was 16 under par for the tournament.

Edmonton hosted an excellent Canadian Open, with a tournament record 64,850 fans attending through the week. Many of the players, including Creamer and Ochoa, considered the Open felt like a major tournament even without the official designation. The Royal Mayfair Golf Club proved to be up to the challenge of the world’s best women golfers and we can only hope the tournament will return to Edmonton in the not so distant future.
Source: Dan Barnes, The Edmonton Journal; Ed Kaiser, The Edmonton Journal

Presidents Cup Teams Announced

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Poor Stephen Ames. The International squad for the Presidents Cup Team was Announced and Mike Weir was named as the lone Canadian on the team. Weir is a Masters winner but has been struggling over the last few years to find a consistent game. Ames on the other hand has been playing fairly consistent and is higher than Weir in the World Rankings.

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Without Tiger Who Would Win Majors?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I came across this post as I was reading about Tiger winning the PGA Championship this past weekend, his 13th Major! I found it very interesting as over the last decade we are all used to the Tiger show, with 59 wins and 13 majors. This post paints a picture of who would have one the Major championships since 1997 if Tiger did not play. Poor Chris Dimarco!

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Zach Johnson wins 2007 Masters Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Zach Johnson won the 2007 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia Sunday. His score of +1 over par (289) is the second highest score ever recorded for the Masters. He was two strokes ahead of three runners up, Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbatini.

This is Johnson’s first win in a Major Championship, and second PGA win. He finished in 17th place in the 2005 PGA Championship, but was cut from the British Open three years in a row. Johnson netted $1,305,000 USD for this win.

Sources

  • Wikipedia
  • Gene Wojciechowski “Johnson beats Tiger at his own game“. ESPN, April 8, 2007
  • Cameron Morfit “Ryder Tough“. Golf Magazine, April 8, 2007