Sunday, May 31, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #023

Wonderful weather weekend . Hope you all had a great weekend . Back to work tomorrow.


Steve Stricker was out of the tournament when he chipped in on the 17th to stay one stroke behind Tim Clark. He parred the 18th and waited . Clark came to the final hole with that one stroke lead over Stricker and Steve Marino. Clark had a nine footer for par and missed it bringing on a playoff. As the three replayed the 18th Stricker and Marino both had long birdie putts while Clark had about a six foot putt for the victory. He missed it and on to the next hole they went . Stricker and Clark hit good tee shots while Marino went into the trees and thick rough. His next shot was short of the green, his chip was off the mark and he two putted and was out . Stricker and Clark had different experiences. Stricker hit his 2nd to about 4 feet . Clark also hit a great second shot but he hit the flag and the ball bounded 20 feet away. He missed the birdie putt, Stricker made his and it was over with Steve Stricker the 2009 Crowne Plaza at Colonial Champion.
Next is Jack Nicklaus's tournament the Memorial in Ohio. Kenny Perry is defending.



Christin Caevaer, of France won the European Open by a stroke Sunday, more than five years after his only previous victory.
Cevaer, ranked 449th in the world at the beginning of the week, made only one birdie in a round of 74 after three bogeys on the front nine, but was solid again on the tough closing stretch of the 7,257-yard London Golf Club course.
He birdied the 15th and parred the other four holes of the last five, two-putting from the fringe for his victoryon the final hole. His four round total was 281, good for his first win since the 2004 Spanish Open
Steve Webster and Gary Orr, with rounds of 71, shared second place with Alvaro Quiros(72).

The tour moves to Wales for the Celtic Manor Wales Open. Defending champion is Scott Strange.



(AP)Kevin Johnson birdied the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Jeff Gallagher and win the Nationwide Tour’s Rex Hospital Open.
Gallagher shot a final-rouned 7-under 64 and wound up in a playoff when Johnson, playing in the final group, made a 4-footer for birdie at the par-5 18th.
Next the Tour plays the Melwood Prince Georges County Open. Jeff Klauk defends.



Mark McNulty sank a 30 foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of a playoff to gain his seventh Champions Tour victory at the Regional Charities Classic.
The 55-year-old McNulty closed with a 5-under 66 to match Fred Funk and second-round leader Nick Price at 10-under 203 on the Glen Oaks Country Club course. McNulty and Funk birdied the second extra hole to eliminate Price.
It was the longest Champions Tour playoff since the 2007 AT&T Champions Classic.
Denis Watson defends next week at the Triton Financial Classic.



The LPGA was off this week but will return next week at the State Farm Classic.



IN OTHER NEWS
Tiger Woods announced that he will play in next weeks Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
Tiger is a three time winner of the tournament, though he has skipped the tournament two of the last three years because of family matters and knee surgery. His last victory there came in 2001.



Zach Johnson had another good week and another top ten finish and with that stayed on the top of the heap of the FED EX CUP standings.



Amy Mickelson's cancer caught early according to her doctors and her husband who said on his website “We have a wonderful team of doctors helping us, and it is believed that we caught this early." “We are anxiously waiting for a number of test results that will help guide us in the best possible direction.”
That is good news and lets all say a prayer that all goes well not only for Amy but all those people suffering with this disease.


Tiger remains #1 to see the other rankings click here


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That's it for this week. See you next time.

1 comment:

  1. great blogging gary...thank you..
    ...now i am golf-informed...as opposed to golf-challenged

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