Sunday, June 28, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #030

Beautiful weekend but I have a cranky knee ,so no golf ,oh well, maybe next weekend.


Kenny Perry was feeling fine as he started the final round of the Travelers Championship one stroke behind Paul Goydos. Perry came out hot shooting 32 on the front nine and was five up coming into the 15th. Perry birdied 15, and put the tournament away by making birdie on 17 after hitting a 164-yard approach to within 8 feet. Goydos and David Toms played beautiful golf but there was no catching Kenny Perry.

Ben Curtis, Ryan Moore, and Hunter Mahan tied for fourth.

Kenny Perry set a new tournament record for the Travelers Championship and with won his 14th career tournament.

Now the Tour heads to our Nations Capital for the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods. Anthony Kim will defend his title.



Jiyai Shin, won for the fifth time in 11 months, shooting a 1-under 71 on Sunday to win the Wegmans LPGA by seven strokes with a 17-under 271. Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng each shot a 66, the day’s best score, to tie for second-place at 10 under.

Shin lengthened her lead over Michelle Wie in the rookie of the year standings to 405 points. She also jumped from fourth to first in the Rolex Player of the Year rankings with 90 points, nine ahead of Kerr.




Lonnie Nielson opened his final round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open by getting 4 birdies and an eagle in his first 5 holes, on his way to a 63 and the victory in Endicott, NY. Nielson quickly erased Funk’s three-shot lead and went on to beat Funk and Ronnie Black by three shots.

Nielsen shot a 9-under 63 to finish at 21-under 195, a record in the three-year history of the event.

The Tour takes off next week but will return July 10.





(AP)—Nick Doughtery shot a final-round 64 to win the BMW International Open by one stroke on Sunday, although he was nearly upstaged by one of the most rare shots in golf.

The 27-year-old Englishman finished at 22-under 266, and wound up holding off Rafa Echenique after the Argentine produced an albatross—a two on a par-5 — on the 18th hole to complete his 10-under 62.

Third-round leader Retief Goosen of South Africa finished third, four strokes behind Dougherty, after a final-round 71 at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried.

Next up is the Open de France in Paris. Pablo Larrazabal defends.



IN OTHER NEWS
Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa closed with a 1-over 73 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour and qualify for the British Open next month.

It was the first victory this year for the 17-year-old Ishikawa, and it came at the right time. The top four players not already exempt for the British Open earned a spot in the field July 16-19 at Turnberry.



Fredrik Jacobson has withdrawn from this week's AT&T National where he finished second last year to Anthony Kim. Kevin Stadler replaced Jacobson in the field for this week's event, which is hosted by Tiger Woods.



Kenny Perry moved to the top of the FED EX standings with his win on Sunday. Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson are right behind Perry, with Tiger Woods, and Steve Stricker finish off the
top five.


That's it for this week.


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