Archives for: October 2007

Ginn sur Mer Classic round four: 'Time out' is Chopra's big break

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Considering its size and geographical position, Sweden seems to produce more than its fair share of top flight golfers. But then who would have once imagined it would hand us one of the world's greatest tennis players? I know those that show talent often… more »

Ginn sur Mer Classic round four (ish): Advantage Chopra, but don't bet against a playoff

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They're still at it I see. I've heard all the excuses, but I still think a bit more urgency and better organisation could have got this done in regulation. At least the finishing post is finally in sight. The market is clear that this is still Daniel C… more »

Ginn sur Mer Classic round three: Is the end anywhere in sight?

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From Mallorca to Miami and beyond, the weather is playing havoc with golf. Hardly surprising - it's almost November for goodness sake and I'm already writing up my Christmas list. There's no way the climate gods are going to take a weekend break either,… more »

Ginn sur Mer Classic round two: Estes and Armour head charge of the old brigade

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What's surprising in conditions as taxing as those at Port St Lucie is that it's the old 'uns who are still leaders of the pack: three players over 40 in the top five. If nothing else, you'd think the distances involved would tire them out a little, and… more »

Ginn sur Mer Classic round one: Playing badly? Chuck out the putter

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How many times heave we read of a golfer losing patience with his putter, finding a new one on the fly and blazing his way to the top of the leaderboard? Latest in line is first round leader Bob Estes, who tried four or five putters out at the start of t… more »

Ginn sur Mer Classic preview: A wet walk spoiled?

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There's not much danger of wildfires at Port St Lucie this week; quite the reverse. While dry winds have been fanning the flames over in California, it's been a soggy time in Florida, to the point where officials are considering allowing players to lift,… more »

Fry's Electronics Open round four: Weir has always been at home at Grayhawk

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Before the tournament started Mike Weir's caddy, Brennan Little, described playing desert golf as "a little monotonous and dull". He may choose to revise that opinion after Sunday's nail-biting wind-blown victory. The irony of the result is that the wi… more »

Fry's Electronics Open round three: The weatherman's flag of inconvenience

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Sunday is red flag day in lower Arizona, and that looks like being bad news for our merry band of golfers. It's the way the National Weather Service warns that it's going to be a trying day - high winds, low humidity, big fire risk. Actually, I fear the… more »

Fry's Electronics Open round two: Watch out for a windy Sunday

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Ryan Moore has been a frustrating player to follow this season. His talent has been obvious, but only now is he starting to show the all-round consistency that suggests the problem with his injured hand is behind him. No one comes close to his figures… more »

Fry's Electronics Open round one: Welcome to the rust belt

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Be careful if you're thinking of walking round the Raptor course in Scottsdale - the place is covered in rust. Strikes me a combination of a long layoff and general end-of-seasonitis are the main factors behind the lacklustre openings of Phil Mickelson,… more »

Fry's Electronics Open preview: Scottsdale is Mickelson's kind of town

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It might not have quite the same ring with Scottsdale instead of Chicago, but that needn't stop Lefty sailing round Grayhawk golf club this week humming 'My Kind of Town'. Trouble is, it could turn into a noisy chorus. Half the golfing world seems to hav… more »

Frys.com Open round four: Will McNeill do a Woods or come up Short?

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So which is to be? Will George McNeill go on to be a big golfing name like Tiger Woods or Jim Furyk, or is he going to end up another one-shot wonder like Wes Short Jr or Phil Tataurangi? These are all guys who won their first (and, in the case of the la… more »

Frys.com Open round three: Can McNeill keep his cool?

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Into the unknown Sunday, with a player who's such a novice we have no way of knowing how he'll handle defending his first PGA Tour Sunday lead. George McNeill is certainly capable of playing as well on wobbly Sunday as any other day, but things are much… more »

Strangers in the fight

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Las Vegas's roulette wheels and one-armed bandits have nothing on this competition. Only half way round and the defending champion and top two favourites have already packed their bags - poor Charley Hoffman, the wind hardly came to make his day. The t… more »

Frys.com Open round one: Wind could blow the field apart

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Local knowledge looked the clear winner Thursday whichever course was being played. Being a local boy, leader Bob May lives and breathes these courses and so found TPC Summerlin pretty easy even if the greens were playing faster than he is used to. At th… more »