Sunday, September 23, 2012
TALKING GOLF WITH GARY 9-23-2012
SNEDEKER WINS IT ALL
Brandt Snedeker got hot down the stretch to pull away from the field and win the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, shooting a 2-under 68 to finish at 10 under, three strokes ahead of Justin Rose. Since Snedeker was also in the top five in points coming into East Lake, the win also guaranteed him the FedExCup, now in its sixth year of existence.
LEWIS BEATS THOMPSON IN ALABAMA
Stacy Lewis won the Navistar LPGA Classic on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour victory in five months, closing with a 3-under 69 to beat defending champion Lexi Thompson by two strokes.
Lewis parred the final two holes after a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 16 gave her the final cushion, and Thompson shot a 66 on The Senator course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex.
GUTHRIE WINS SECOND IN A ROW
Luke Guthrie fired a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the WNB Golf Classic and deny Danny Lee his second straight win at this event.
Guthrie, who also won in Boise last week, finished at 17-under-par 271.
Lee managed an even-par 72 to end one back at minus-16. He was joined in second place by Cameron Percy, who shot 70 in the final round.
NEWS & NOTES
Fred Couples, a former Masters champion and one of the most popular figures in the game, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Couples described himself as a good player, but not a great player, though he's turned in some amazing performances.
According to the Irish Times Rory McIlroy is selling his home located in Moneyreagh, Northern Ireland,for $3.24 million, just three years after he purchased the property.
The 14-acre estate includes a 6,000-square-foot home with a pond and a golf practice area with four greens and a driving range.The short game area has a replica of the Road Hole on the 17th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews, and comes with a full-time greenskeeper who looks after the facility.
The Scottish Open will move to Aberdeen in 2014 after a third and final year at the Castle Stuart Links course in Inverness.
Organizers say Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Balgownie will become the eighth different venue to host the tournament that many players use as a warm-up for the British Open, the year's third major.
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Posted by Gary Mack at 7:28 PM