Monday, July 6, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #031

Just gorgeous weather on this holiday weekend. Even got out to play nine, though the results were terrible.

Hunter Mahan went out early today and shot a 62, tying the course record, and posted a number for the field to shoot for .It did not bother Tiger Woods as he sank a 20 footer on the 16th to take a one stroke lead. He then parred 17 and 18 to take home the victory. Mahan finished alone in second. Anthony Kim finished third, whileBryce Molder was fourth,and Brandt Snedeker finished fifth.
Woods won for the third time this year, living up to his hopes of being a “greedy host” at his own tournament.
He goes to the top of the PGA Tour money list and the FedEx Cup standings for the first time this year. Woods has won all three tournaments this year in his final start before a major, with the British Open next.
Oddly enough Tiger this year has won Arnold Palmer's Tournament, Jack Nicklaus's Tournament, and now his own.
Next up is the John Deere Classic. Kenny Perry will defend and he'll be looking for career win 15.


Eunjung Yi blew a six-stroke lead then hit a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat MorganPressel and capture her first LPGA victory Sunday in what might be the final Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.
Yi began the day with a four-shot lead. She birded two of the first three holes to go up six shots.
Pressel, chasing her third career victory, pulled even by holing a wedge shot for eagle on the par-5 17th hole.
Michelle Wie made a back-nine rush to finish at 16-under, tied for third.
The tournament’s contract with its title sponsor, the LPGA and HIghland Meadows Golf Club expired after the final round.
The U.S. Women's Open is next week with Inbee Park defending.


(AP)—Martin Kaymer of Germany won the French Open on Sunday, beating Lee Westwood of England in the first hole of a playoff.
The 2007 Rookie of the Year on the European Tour kept his composure in a dramatic finish on Sunday to clinch his third title after having missed chances on the last few holes.
Kaymer sank a putt from 18 feet on No. 18 at Le Golf National’s Albatross Course to edge Ryder Cup star Westwood, who sent his approach shot into the water.
Next up is the Barclay's Scottish Open. Graehme McDowell defends.

IN OTHER NEWS
Paula Creamer, who withdrew from this week's Jamie Farr Classic,with a thumb injury, will play in the U.S. Women's Open next week in Pennsylvania. Creamer says her thumb was swollen after hitting balls on Thursday, and she decided to pull out of the tournament so she wouldn’t risk further injury. Paula received two anti-inflammatory shots this week and figured therest would do her good.

Tiger Woods is helping out longtime friend Notah Begay III, agreeing to play in his charity Skins Game at Turning Stone Resort next month to support Native American youth. Tiger and Begay were teammates at Stanford and have remained closeever since.

Bryce Molder will get to play in his first British Open. He qualified with his top five finish in this week's AT&TNational at Congressional.


That's it for this week.

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