Monday, July 27, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #034

They finally finished the Canadian Open today and it went into a playoff. Nathan Green,emerged as the winner defeating Retief Goosen. After missing a 12-foot birdie attempt on the par-4 17th on the second extra hole, Green won when Goosen’s 8-foot par putt slid right. Anthony Kim, and Jason Dufner,tied for third at 14 under, a stroke ahead of Lee Janzen, Brandt Snedeker, and Jerry Kelly.
It was the first PGA TOUR win for Green as he earns $918,000 to jump from 132nd to 43rd on the money list with $1,282,017, and also received a tour exemption through 2011.

The Tour next stop is the Buick Open. Kenny Perry is the defending Champion.



Loren Roberts won his second Senior Open Championships by defeating Mark McNulty on the third hole of a playoff. Roberts looked like he was out of contention but, he made two key putts at 11 and 12 then at 14 and 17 and get back in it.Fred Funk also took part in Sunday’s playoff at Sunningdale, but was eliminated on the first extra hole when he made par as Roberts and McNulty birdied.
The remaining pair parred the second playoff hole before Roberts clinched the victory with another par.Roberts, who won in 2006 at Turnberry, and Funk each shot a 67 in the final round. McNultyshot 64.
Bernhard Langer was fourth with Sam Torrance fifth. Overnight leader Greg Norman and Larry Mize were next.
Next week is another major for the Champions Tour. It is US Seniors Open the defending champion is Eduardo Romero.




Ai Miyazato of Japan won the Evian Masters with a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday, beating Sophie Gustafson of Sweden to clinch her first victory on the LPGA Tour.Gustafson birdied 18 to tie Miyazato and force the playoff. Her eagle putt stopped just short of the hole and she settled for birdie and the tie.
In the playoff, Miyazato steadied herself and sank a putt from about 6 feet after Gustafson had missed her birdie putt from the edge of the green. Meena Lee and Christie Kerr finished in a tie for third. Helen Alfredsson, the defending champion, eagled No. 18 to tie for fifth with former Evian champions Paula Creamer,and Karrie Webb.

Major time: it's the Ricoh Women's British Open. Ji Yai Shin is the defending champion.




(AP)—Ricardo Gonzalez won the SAS Masters by two strokes on Sunday, making birdies on five of the final six holes for a 4-under 69.The 39-year-old Argentine finished at 10-under 282 on the 7,665-yard Barseback Golf Clubcourse—the longest in European Tour history. Jamie Donaldson of Wales closed with a course-record tying 68 to take second. Jeppe Huldahl of Denmark (74) was third, another two shots back.

Next up a new tourney the Moravia Silesia Open.




Rich Barcelo shot a 6-under 65 to win on the Nationwide Tour for the first time, defeating Tom Gillis by a stroke in the Cox Classic.

The Nationwide Tour's next event is the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. BillLunde defends.




IN OTHER NEWS
Tiger Woods will be in the field at this week's Buick Open. If form olds true Tiger will play the next three weeks right into the PGA Championship.

It looks as though Jesper Parnevik might have played his last round of the season. The 44 year old Swede apparently will undergo hip surgery next week in Colorado. The five-time winner in the United States hasn’t finished better than a tie for 42nd at the Buick Invitational.

Mark Calcavecchia birdied nine straight holes Saturday in the RBC Canadian Open to breakthe PGA TOUR record.



That's it for this week. Taking a few days off for some R&R.
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