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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:29 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:58
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CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL
Site: Fort Worth, Texas
Course: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1.17 million.
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:19 Sunday, 17 May 2015 21:57
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Steve Reed/AP) — Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
It was still effective.
Always in control, the top-ranked McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.
McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under 267, shattering the tournament record by five strokes. He entered the day with a four-stroke lead over Simpson after a course-record 61.
“Everything is firing on all cylinders for me,” McIlroy said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:05 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:49
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WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Charlotte, North Carolina.
Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,562 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1,278,000
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:43 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:30
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Rickie Fowler walked into a restaurant wearing a beanie pulled down over his ears. The look was not unusual for someone his age.
It was the location. He was in the tropical warmth of Hawaii.
All eyes were on him — especially the young people — when he removed his cap and all that hair spilled out. After dinner, he stopped by to chat with a PGA Tour rules official and was introduced to the others at the table, including a teenage girl. Too shy to ask for a photo, the girl tweeted about her chance meeting. Moments later, her eyes widened as she stared at her phone.
Fowler had replied to her tweet.
He had another fan for life. There are countless others.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:08 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:49
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green in his Sunday red shirt before players in the final few groups even sat down for lunch.
This constitutes progress for Woods.
And for golf.
Never mind that only four other players had a worse score than Woods in The Players Championship. It was the first time in 18 months that Woods completed 72 holes in consecutive starts, and only the sixth time during that period that he was even seen in his red shirt.
So how is this progress for golf?
Because there was a time that when Woods left the golf course, the majority of fans left with him.
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