This Week in Golf – Jul 3rd, 2011

Posted by Robert on Jul 3

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Keanu Reeves Wins AT&T

“Whoa dude, I won again!”  After a back 27 (-9) back nine on Saturday, Nick Watney fired a bogey free 66 on Sunday to beat KJ Choi by two strokes.  This is his 4th win.  He won the World Golf Championship at Doral in March.  The 30-year old now leads the Fed Ex Cup Standings.

The man in orange, Ricky Fowler, looking for his first win in 52 starts started out Sunday tied with Watney for the lead but couldn’t find the fairway and fell out of contention on the front nine.  He finished with a 74 and tied for 13th.

Big Buck Hunter Stricker Shooting For 3-peat at John Deer

In the first round last year of the John Deer Classic, Stricker and Goydos blew the head off of the TPC Deer Run firing a 60 and a 59, respectively.  Stricker went on to win the tournament (successfully defending his championship) while birdie-ing half the holes in the first 3 rounds.  That’s 27 birds out of 54 holes.

Steve’s been feeling it lately.  Fresh off his win at the Memorial a month ago, he finished the US Open tied for 19th and spent this week with his feet up eating cheese curds and drinking Old Milwaukee.

Next up: John Deer Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL, July 7 – July 10,Golf Channel/CBS, 2 time Defend Steve Stricker

CHAMPIONS TOUR

John Cook Wins in Montreal Championship, Ay

How’s it goin, ay?  John Cook is dominating the Champion’s Tour, ay.  He won today up in The Great White North, ay, beating hoser Chien Soon Lu, ay.  This is his 3rd win of the year, ay.  He also won the Outback Steakhouse Pro Am in April and the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in January, ay. Take off, ay.

Like Watney, he’s fired a bogey free 66 today and he’s leading the Schwab Cup, followed by Lehmen and Price.  They all would collectively like to give thanks to Freddy Couples’ bad back.

Next up: Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, July 8-July 10, Golf Channel, Defend Champ:  Ted Schultz

 

LPGA TOUR

Ladies Driving it as Far as the Men at the US OPEN

Don’t miss the ladies US OPEN this week being played a mile high.  The Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs is hosting the event.  The yardage is a whopping 7,047 yards, but that’s nothing when you are at an altitude of 6,230 feet.  That means Paula Creamer, the defending champ, who usually averages about 245 yards, will be hammering it closer to 270.  And she’ll need every yard for #17, the 600 yard Par 5.

Next up: US Women’s Open, The Broadmoor, East Course, Colorado Springs, CO, July 7-July 10, Defend Champ. Paula Creamer

NATIONWIDE TOUR

Next up: Chiquita Classic, TPC River’s Bend, Maineville, OH, July 14-17, Defend Champ. Tommy Gainey

Happy Birthday America!!… Until next week, go get ya a hotdog, some apple pie and swat the ball around.

 

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