Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ben Martin Wins Shriners Open Without Looking

Ben Martin won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Sunday. It was his first PGA Tour victory and earned him a two-year exemption on top of this year’s exemption for finishing 76th on last year’s FedExCup … Continue reading

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Ben Martin: Shriners Open 54-hole leader by two

Ben Martin goes into Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a 2-shot lead over yesterday’s co-leader, Russell Knox. Martin’s first year on Tour was 2011 where he missed 13 of 25 cuts, made only $340,000 and went … Continue reading

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Russell Knox: The apprenticeship of a nice young player

The track meet masquerading as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is well underway and the scores are living up to the traditions of the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, very low scores. Spencer Levin and George McNeill both shot … Continue reading

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Stewart Cink: His Work-in-Progress Swing Shot 64 in Vegas

Ever since Stewart Cink’s brilliant, honest interview at the Humana Challenge prompted me to write a post about him in January of 2013, “Stewart Cink: A Long Way From The British Open,” he’s been on my long-term watch list. (I … Continue reading

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Webb Simpson Defends in Las Vegas and Talks Ryder Cup

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open gets underway Thursday at its regular haunt, the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. At just 7,255 yards in the high desert and warm air, the scores will be low even though it’s a … Continue reading

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Sang-Moon Bae: A Personality Emerges off the Course

So I watched Sang-Moon Bae all afternoon as he went about the business of converting his 54-hole, 4-shot lead into a Sunday victory in the Frys.com Open on the North Course at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California. He … Continue reading

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Sang-Moon Bae: In control at Frys.com Open

Korea’s Sang-Moon Bae’s 66, 69, 65 has him in the driver’s seat at the Frys.com Open by four shots. The first time I saw his swing in person at the Accenture Match Play Championship a couple of years ago, it … Continue reading

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Martin Laird: Children bring perspective to golf

Martin Laird tooled around the North course at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California, with a second 67 to take a 1-shot lead in the Frys.com Open. He leads Sang-Moon Bae and Zachary Blair by 1 and the trio … Continue reading

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Silverado North: A Star is Born

It was a pretty good first day for the Frys.com Open. You move to a new venue — Silverado Country Club, North Course, in Napa, California, from CordeValle in San Martin, California — and, with all the unknowns, you wonder … Continue reading

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Jarrod Lyle: Cancer Survivor, Monday Qualifier

I warned you about this. I told you it was coming. So as the day dawns on Thursday, don’t tell me I forgot to mention this. It’s the first day of the 2014-2015 “season” of the PGA Tour…which is pretty … Continue reading

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