Friday, July 31, 2009

A Wie Bit Short! Stanford Holds off Wie to Win SBS Open



Angela Stanford held of Michelle Wie in Saturday's final round to win the 2009 SBS Open at Turtle Bay by three-strokes.

Wie managed only two birdies on the day which coupled with a double bogey in the par-4 eleventh hole cost her a chance at winning. Stanford shot off three consecutive birdies starting with the thirteenth hole, finishing with four birdies and two bogey's on the day for a 2-under 70 on the day and a 10-under 206 and a three stroke victory.

With the exception of Michelle Wie having pulled off the victory, the start to the 2009 LPGA season couldn't have gotten off to a better start. Wie solid performance will create alot of buzz for the former child prodigy as will the solid performance of LPGA Tour rookies Vicky Hurst and Stacy Lewis.

Although Hurst and Lewis both stumbled on the day's final round, the played well enough through the first two rounds to show why they are so highly regarded coming into their rookie seasons on the tour. Hurst dropped from fifth place through two rounds to finish in fifteenth place after carding five bogey's and finishing at an even-par 216 for the tournament. Lewis dropped from fifth place through two rounds to finish in a four way tie for twentieth place with a 1-over 217 for the tournament. Lewis had four bogeys and a double-bogey on the day.

Yani Tseng, the second highest ranked female golfer in the world behind Lorena Ochoa, finished with a 2-under for the tournament for a fifth place finish.

Natalie Gulbis, starts 2009 season with a top 10 finish, with a 1-under for the tournament finishing in a four way tie for tenth place on the leaderboard.

Paula Creamer finished at an even-par for the tournament for a fifteenth place finish.

With these top names getting off to a strong start, the LPGA change some of the negative momentum leading up to the start of the season after losing several sponsors for tournaments because of the ailing economy.



Ping G15 Driver, Fairway Wood, Hybrid Review by Golfalot.com



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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Evian Masters - Round 1 recap



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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Golf - My Personal Trainer on the Wii - Preview



Amazing new Wii software by David Leadbetter - Leadbetter Interactive - uses Wii controller and balance board to teach you the golf swing or find your swing flaws.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

An Eagle, Seven Birdies and a Goosen Equals Lead at Pebble Beach



An eagle, seven birdies and a Goosen equals two shot lead after two rounds at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Retief Goosen dominated the filed today shootomg 5 shots better then his his nearest competitor with an 8-under 64 on the day. To lead round one co-leader Dustin Johnson by two strokes.

Johnson had five birdies on the day, but his bogey on the par-4 17th hole cost him the opportunity to retain his first round lead.

Three of the top five golfers in the world are participating in this weekend`s event and they look more like amateurs participating in the event then the top ranked golfers in the world that they are, with all three failing two make the cut.

Padraig Harrington (#3 ranking) shot a 1-over on the day and finished with 3-over through two rounds, Harrington had four bogey`s and three birdies on the day.

Vijay Singh (#4 ranking) shot a 3-over on the day and match Harrington`s 3-over through two rounds. Singh only managed one birdy on the day while carding five bogeys.

Phil Mickelson (#5 ranking) shot a 1-under 71 on the day after shooting an even-par in Thursday`s first round, falling one shot short of making the cut.

Pebble Beach 2nd Round Leaderboard.



EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods Calling it Quits at End of ‘09



Putt.com has learned that Tiger Woods will be calling it quits at the end of the 2009 season.

While he missed playing golf during his eight month layoff recovering from knee surgery, he enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with his wife Elin, daughter Sam Alexi and newborn Charlie Axel. Being away from his family the past month Tiger realized that he missed the time away from Elin and the kids more then he missed the strenuous demands of the game.

Tiger's career PGA Tour statistics:

Events:????????????? 229
Cuts:????????????????? 213
Top 10:???????????? 152
Top 25:?????????????199
Wins:????????????????? 66
Rounds:????????????858
Avg:??????????????????69.3
Earnings:?? $82,671,870

While the story may be a April Fools joke, his career stats aren`t. Tiger has won 29% of the PGA Tour matches he has played, he has finished in the Top 10 in 66% of the 229 matches he has played and finished in the Top 25 on 87% of the matches played.

We look forward to seeing Tiger add to his career stats this year and next.



Sunday, July 26, 2009

Driving Lessons - Golf is Hard TV



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Golf Pet Peeve #4: Stewart Cink’s Green Shirt



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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Helen Alfredsson having fun at the Evian Masters 2009



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Friday, July 24, 2009

Evian Masters Interviews - Ochoa, Wie, and Miyazato



Evian Masters Interviews - Lorena Ochoa, Michelle Wie, and Ai Miyazato
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Golf Long Game Lesson #16 - Open or Closed Backswing



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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Long Game Lesson #15 - Skying or Topping the Ball



Long Game Lesson #15 - Skying or Topping the Ball - With Denis Pugh
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Golf Long Game Lesson #20 - Driver through Wedge



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