This Week in Golf – June 13th, 2011

Posted by Robert on Jun 13

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If First You Don’t Succeed…
It took him 355 tournaments, but Harrison Frazar finally broke through on the PGA Tour and cashed a $1,008,000 paycheck after winning the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.  He had to go three extra holes with Robert Karlsson because he bogeyed his last hole (his first bogey of the day).  Robert and Harrison shot 67 and 68, respectively on Sunday.  They matched each other hole for hole on the playoff until the 3rd when Robert yipped a par putt three feet past the hole.  This is the 7th first time winner on the “Tour of Dreams” this year.

Harrison who turns 40 next month said, “I never thought it would happen, to be honest with you.”

Next Up: The US Open @ Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD, June 16-19, ESPN, NBC

Always A Bridesmaid..

Poor Kristi Kerr scored her 3rd second place in a row this week, bested by the #1 lady on the LPGA Tour, Yani Tseng, who shot a 68 on Sunday to win the State Farm Classic in Springfield, IL.  This is Yani’s 7th tour title in the past four years.

Tseng who choked this same tournament away a few years ago when she bogeyed 18 said, “I just kept telling myself:  FOCUS! FOCUS!”

Bringing up third, were last week’s winner Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer.

Next up: Wegmans LPGA Championship, Pittsford, NY, June 23-26, Golf Channel

Wiebe Wobbles, But Doesn’t Fall Down

The Geezer tour mirrored the Big Boy tour this week needing three extra holes to decide the champ.  Mark Wiebe outlasted a rain storm and James Mason to win the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, NC.  Unfortunely Mason, who qualified on Monday, 3-jacked from twenty feet to hand Wiebe his first title since 2008.

James couldn’t be reached for comment but his putter was found wrapped around a nearby oak tree.

Next Up: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open @ En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY, June 24-26, Golf Channel

Twice is Nice

On the kiddy tour, Kyle Thomson came to the last hole of The Rex Hospital Open with a bottle-necked leaderboard that consisted of Scott Brown, Troy Kelly, and Marten Flores.  Thus, he poured in a birdie putt (for a 68) and walked away with the trophy for the 2nd time in five years.

“I knew it was going to come down to the wire,” Thomas said before collecting his whopping $99,000 check.

Next Up: Preferred Health System Wichita Open @ Crestview CC, June 16-19, Golf Channel

Until next week…Enjoy The Open!


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