Sunday, October 25, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #048

GLOVER SLAMS IT

Lucas Glover, broke out a new set of Nike irons for the PGA Grand Slam Of Golf,a 36 hole tournament for the year's major champions, and doesn’t seem to have suffered too much.
  He fired a second-round 66 Wednesday to go along with his first-round 65 to finish on 11 under par, five shots clear of second-placed Angel Cabrera. Stewart Cink finished third, and PGA champion ,Y.E. Yang brought up the rear.

MATTESON WINS IN PLAYOFF

Troy Matteson, bogeyed the final two holes of regulation Sunday to fall into a playoff with Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler, who were both seeking PGA Tour cards. He was able to rebound and
birdie the second playoff hole to beat Lovemark and Fowler in the Frys.com Open at Grayhawk Golf Club.
  After all three players parred the first playoff hole, Matteson hit his approach within 3 feet on the par-4 17th hole. Matteson then rolled in the putt for his second PGA Tour win.


JONZON WINS EURO EVENT

Michael Jonzon shot a 4-under 67 to win the Castello Masters, allowing him to keep his European Tour card for another year.
  The 37-year-old Jonzon finished at 20 under at Club de Campo del Mediterraneo, one shot clear of German Martin Kaymer and fellow Swede Christian Nilsson.


BLACKMAR WINS FIRST

Phil Blackmar won his first Champions Tour title Sunday, birdieing five of his first six holes en route to a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas, Tom Kite and Andy Bean in the AT&T Championship.
  Blackmar,who joined the Champions Tour late in 2007, had a 10-under 203 total on the Oak Hills course. Blackmar earned $255,000 in the final full-field event of the year.
Haas had a chance to win or force a playoff, but bogeyed the 202-yard, par-3 18th.
Kite missed an 8-foot birdie putt on 18, and Bean failed to chip in from past the green.



MATT EVERY WINS EARNS TOUR CARD

Matt Every won the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship to earn a 2010 PGA Tour card with a 10th-place finish on the money list, closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Michael Sim.
  Every earned $180,000 to jump from 49th to 10th on the money list, with the top 25 earning PGA Tour cards.
  Josh Teater and Steve Wheatcroft tied for third at 13 under.



CHOI GETS BACK ON TRACK

South Korea’s K.J. Choi has claimed a four-stroke victory in the Iskandar Johor Open.
  Choi closed with a bogey-free 8-under to finish at 20-under in the Asian Tour event shortened to 54 holes by heavy rain.



IN OTHER NEWS

Tiger Woods has won the points-based award as player of the year from the PGA of America, which was virtually certain when the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup ended and became a mathematical fact this week. His six PGA TOUR victories were twice as many as anyone else, and Woods already wrapped up the PGA TOUR money list and lowest adjusted scoring average .
It was the 10th time Woods has won the PGA of America award.
Still to be decided is the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for the PGA TOUR player of the year, which is a vote of the players.



Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman has had surgery on his left wrist and expects to return to the PGA Tour next year at full strength.
  Immelman, who has not won since the 2008 Masters, missed most of this year with severe tendinitis in his left wrist. He tried to let the injury heal with rest until it was clear that surgery was his best option.
  The surgery was Thursday in New York by the same doctor who did similar procedures on Luke Donald and Jim Furyk.
  Immelman is expected to start strength exercises in six weeks, and hopes to begin chipping and putting after three months of rehabilitation.

Luke Donald has written an article about the new groove requirements that will take place in the 2010 season. Here's the link http://www.thegolfchannel.com/equipment-insider/new-grooves-no-problem-33412/

That's it for this week. The season is waning down but we will still be here reporting on what ever comes up in the world of golf.

Have a great week and we will see you next week.

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