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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Rob Bolton/PGATOUR.COM) — Three days after Tom Weiskopf celebrated his 72nd birthday in November, he was in Arizona for another party — the grand reopening of the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. Well, given the reputation of the Waste Management Phoenix Open as the loudest and most-attended tournament on the PGA TOUR, media day felt more like a pre-gamer.
I was there. The media was invited to play a round and kick the tires of the newly renovated par 71, but I sat that out. (If you were ever punished to watch me play, you’d understand.) Instead, I rode shotgun with the co-designer himself. For four holes or about an hour, anyway. And it was a sweet consolation.
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LA QUINTA, California (John Nicholson/AP) — Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.
“I think of myself as more of a painter and not a mechanic.” Haas said.
Far less dramatic or lucrative than the shot he splashed out of the water to 3 feet in a playoff victory in the 2011 Tour Championship, Haas came through with another bold play after his drive on the par-5 18th stopped on top of the front lip of a right fairway bunker.
“You got to come up with something,” Haas said.
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LA QUINTA, California (John Nicholson/AP) — Matt Kuchar’s ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal.
More rocks and water gobbled up another ball — and with it, his third-round lead on Saturday in the Humana Challenge.
“It’s too bad, but it’s what happened,” Kuchar said. “I still got one more day left to try to make some birdies and still pull this thing out.”
Two strokes ahead after a birdie on the par-5 14th, Kuchar bogeyed three of the final four holes for a 1-under 71 on PGA West’s Arnold Palmer Private Course. That left him a shot behind two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam.
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