Monday, August 29, 2016
What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Patrick Reed at The 2016 Barclays Championship - Great Golf Deals.com Blog
Patrick Reed survived a couple of late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. He recorded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York’s Long Island.
His fellow American Sean O’Hair (66) and the Argentinian Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight under.
With his fifth victory on the PGA Tour, Reed secured a spot on the United States team for next month’s Ryder Cup. It was his first victory since the start of 2015 at Kapalua. He also vaulted to the top of the FedEx Cup points list after the first of the four play-off events.
What's In Patrick's Bag?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Si Woo Kim at The 2016 Wyndham Championship - Great Golf Deals.com Blog
Si Woo Kim had a productive week at the Wyndham Championship. He claimed one tournament record, a share of another — and, most importantly, his first PGA Tour trophy.
The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a three-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday. He had a 21-under 259 total at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C., tying the event 72-hole record set eight years ago by Carl Pettersson.
Kim matched Pettersson by sinking an uphill 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole, then said through an interpreter that he “never expected any course record.”
Kim set a tournament record with a 60 in the second round. He earned 500 FedEx Cup points and $1,008,000 in prize money in the regular-season finale.
What's In Si Woo Kim's Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade M1 460 (8.5 degrees)
Monday, August 1, 2016
What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jimmy Walker at The 2016 PGA Championship - Great Golf Deals.com Blog
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — One of the last people who would have predicted Jimmy Walker's win in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol was the man himself.
Though Walker felt some improvement last week at the Canadian Open, he'd struggled much of the year, particularly in the majors. And he'd never really come close to winning in golf's biggest events.
So after a pressure-packed par on the final hole gave Walker a one-stroke win over defending champion Jason Day on Sunday, he was somewhat surprised and plenty relieved.
"I wouldn't have called this, but it's huge," Walker said. "It's nice to get in the position and keep the hammer down and keep making birdies and playing well."
Walker played so well in one of the strangest PGA Championships in recent memory that he led wire to wire. And after Day eagled 18 to close within one stroke, Walker played a solid third shot from the rough near the 18th green, then two-putted in near darkness for his first major title.
What's In Jimmy's Bag?
Monday, July 18, 2016
What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Henrick Stenson at The 2016 Open Championship - Great Golf Deals.com Blog
Monday, June 27, 2016
What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Billy Hurley III at The 2016 Quicken Loans National at Congressional - Great Golf Deals.com Blog
BETHESDA, Md. -- Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist-pumped with his right. Not far from his Annapolis home and the Naval Academy he graduated from 12 years ago, he became a champion.
Hurley shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win his hometown Quicken Loans National at Congressional for his first PGA Tour victory. He finished at 17 under in Tiger Woods' annual tournament, three strokes ahead of three-time major champion Vijay Singh.
What's In Billy's Bag?
Monday, June 13, 2016
What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Daniel Berger at The 2016 Fed Ex St. Jude Classic - Great Golf Deals.com Blog
Daniel Berger won the FedEx St. Jude Classic Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 3-under-par 67 to hold off Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, and Brooks Koepka by three strokes.
The 23-year-old Floridian had never been in a final pairing. When Mickelson, with his 42 career PGA Tour titles, closed within a stroke, Berger birdied three of his next four holes, highlighted by a 32-foot putt on the par-3 14th that pushed his lead to 13 under at TPC Southwind in Memphis.
Berger finished at 13-under 267. He became the 13th first-time winner on tour this season and took home a $1.1 million winner’s check in the 50th start of his career.
What's In Daniel's Bag?