Ben Martin, who was limping to the finish line, found some gold dust in his putter as he made a 46-foot, 5-inch eagle putt at the par-5 16th hole at TPC Summerlin, while Kevin Streelman was unable to get a 5-foot birdie putt to drop at the par-4 18th.
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This was believed to be the first time that swimming pools had flanked fairways and greens at a PGA event. Golf and swimming pools go back a long way, however. At least back to 1980 in the movies.
Adam Hadwin didn’t win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying.
Scott Piercy still has a shot to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. But in some ways, the former Bonanza High School star is already a winner at TPC Summerlin.
Ben Martin finished with a remarkable 9-under-par 62, equaling the tournament’s best round, and is at 17-under 196 entering today’s final round.
Who needs Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy when you have Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa?
There used to be a time when everybody was familiar with Shriners and their bling-bling, red fez hats with rhinestones and black tassels, whether they were motoring around in their mini cars during a parade, or lathered in clown makeup for their annual circus.
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Adam Sperling always has taken pride as being a fundraising czar.
Yard work or go to Las Vegas?
For the better part of two days, Russell Knox had been lurking near the top of the leaderboard at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Late Friday afternoon, the 29-year-old from Scotland made his move.
Most players on the PGA Tour have at least one corporate sponsor. But Andrew Svoboda may be the only one that has a sponsor who sells cheesecake.
Lunde said he grew complacent about playing on the PGA Tour and had to work his way back through the Web.com tour. He’s playing this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on a sponsor’s exemption and is 6-under under two rounds.
An Irish proverb: A man who holds good cards would never say if they were dealt wrong. I have a feeling, friendly and accommodating as he is, that Padraig Harrington owns such a competitive nature.
Senior Master Sgt. Rochelle Ottman has seen plenty of things during a 22-year career in the Air Force, including many conflicts the United States has been involved in.
Many people retire from their jobs and say the same thing when asked what they’re going to do next: “I’m going to play golf every day.”
Kevin Na wasn’t feeling well when the week started. And things apparently went from bad to worse for the Las Vegas resident and 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children champion.
Stewart Cink and Martin Laird, the 2009 champion, shot opening round 7-under-par 64s to lead Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Russell Knox is one shot back at 65, and six others are tied at 66.
Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton finished tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Fowler is the guy who plays pro golf with the sort of shaggy haircut style you may have sported in high school. Compton is the guy who plays pro golf with a transplanted heart.
Jarrod Lyle says he would be fine if he never played another competitive round of golf. But the fighter in him probably wouldn’t have accepted that idea.
Webb Simpson knows history is working against him. But he’s not going to be discouraged in attempting to successfully defend his Shriners Hospitals for Children Open title.
Katie Ladlie loves her T-shirt that reads: “This Shirt Cost Me an Arm and a Leg.”
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