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DeLaet Withdraws In San Diego, Commissioner Speaks, Fog Rolls In

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:51 Wednesday, 04 February 2015 20:35

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SAN DIEGO, California (Alfie Lau/iG) — And then there were three.

Canadian Graham DeLaet withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego Tuesday night after picking up a virus in Phoenix last week.

DeLaet was scheduled to be in the abbreviated Pro-Am on Wednesday morning, five groups after Tiger Woods, but Robert Garrigus, the first alternate, appeared in his place.

That leaves the Canadian flag to be carried by veteran Mike Weir and two BC rookies, Adam Hadwin and Roger Sloan.

But that wasn’t the biggest news on the day.

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PGA Tour Circus Moves West To San Diego

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 01:31 Wednesday, 04 February 2015 01:02

by Alfie Lau
 

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A mere 350 miles, or 7 hours of driving later, last week’s PGA TOUR stars have landed in San Diego, California for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
 
While the big-name stars flew in their private jets from Scottsdale to San Diego, the hoi polloi and rabble came via I-8 into sunny San Diego.
 
There’s no shortage of storylines, starting with the second start of the year for Tiger Woods. After tying for DFL last week in Phoenix – highlighted by a second-round 82, his worst competitive round while on the PGA TOUR – Woods flew home to Florida to work on his chipping, which looks suspiciously like the yips many double digit handicappers display on a regular basis.

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DeLaet, Taylor And Renfrew Set to Play Weekend in Phoenix

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 18:46 Friday, 30 January 2015 18:05

By Alfie Lau
 

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An opening round (-4) 67 followed by a second-round (-1) 70 has Saskatchewan’s Graham DeLaet the Top Canadian after two rounds of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.
 
At (-5), DeLaet is in contention for a top 10 finish and he’s looking to replicate or better his T2 from last year in Scottsdale.
 
DeLaet looks to be joined by Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor, who shot his second consecutive even par round of 71 and Victoria’s Cory Renfrew, who was one of nine players who had to be back at the TPC Scottsdale to finish their first rounds.

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David Feherty: Simply The Best Interviewer In Golf

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 16:01 Friday, 30 January 2015 15:49

by Alfie Lau
 

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For two straight nights in Downtown Phoenix, Golf Channel and CBS television commentator David Feherty wowed full houses at the Orpheum Theatre with his unique sense of humour, thought-provoking questions and sarcastic commentaries.
 
One night after he grilled Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels, Erik Compton and Tom Arnold, Feherty outdid himself with an even more star-studded list of guests, including former Super Bowl champions Hines Ward and Rodney Harrison, former coach Herm Edwards, actor Greg Kinnear and controversial CBS golf analyst Gary McCord.
 
But it was one particular guest who stole the show with his critical analysis of Tiger Woods and his problematic golf swing.

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And The Tiger Nightmare Continues

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015 18:59 Friday, 30 January 2015 15:26

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Alfie Lau/iG

When Marshawn Lynch says, “I’m just doing this so I don’t get fined,” it’s seen as disrespectful to the media.

When Tiger Woods said this after his shockingly horrible (+11) round of 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he could laugh about his terrible day at the office.

“We all have days like this,” said Woods of his 44-38 round punctuated by 6 bogeys, two doubles, a triple and two meaningless birdies. “It was not a very good day from the very start until the end.”

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