The Golf Blog: Video Zach Johnson birdie putt on 18 to get into playoff at British Open

mulligan, 20 July 2015, No comments
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The Golf Blog says: When it was all said a done at St. Andrews, a Johnson did win the British Open. Only it wasn’t Dustin, it was Zach.

Zach Johnson madie a clutch birdie putt on 18 (a la Stewart Cink in 2009 at the Open to force a playoff, too) to post -15. His caddie Damon Green loved the putt so much he did a little dance.

As it turned out, -15 would be the number. Marc Leishman and Louis Oushuizen both matched it. Jordan Spieth, who made a Tiger-like birdie putt on 16 to get to -15, bogeyed the difficult 17th Road Hole (missing an 8 footer) to fall back to -14. Jordan played a very nervous 18, hitting a hook off the tee, missing the green and his desperation birdie putt from the fringe. Meanwhile, Jason Day, playing with Spieth, also had a chance to join the playoff but left his birdie putt about a foot short. Ouch, Jason may have teared up as his chance to win a major slipped away–again.

Zach then took charge of the 4-hole playoff, rattling off 2 straight birdies. Everyone bogeyed the Road (kill) hole, 17th. And, with pars on 18, Zach was the winner by 1 shot over Oosty.

Zach adds a second major to his impressive record.

The Golf Blog: Amateur Paul Dunne shares lead (-12) with Day, Oosthuizen at British Open, with Jordan Spieth at -11

mulligan, 19 July 2015, No comments
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The Golf Blog says: 2nd round leader Dustin Johnson faltered to a 75, slipping to -7 as the rest of the field went low at St. Andrews with soft greens and no wind at all. Jordan Spieth got himself into position for the third leg of the Grand Slam by finishing at -11. But the story of the day was amateur Paul Dunne tying for the lead at -12 with Louis Oosthuizen (who won at St. Andrews the last time the British Open was played here) and Jason Day. The leaderboard is jam packed with the likes of Paddy Harrington, Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, and others.

Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson is 5 strokes back of the leaders with 16 players ahead of him, 7 of whom are major winners. It’s going to be a tall order for DJ to get his first major after today’s debacle.


The Golf Blog: Video Jordan Spieth hole-out eagle on 17; shoots 61 (career low) to take lead at John Deere Classic

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The Golf Blog: Rory McIlroy likely out of British Open after rupturing ligament playing soccer

mulligan, 06 July 2015, No comments
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The Golf Blog says: Rory McIlroy is likely out of the British Open after he suffered a non-contact injury playing soccer and rupturing a ligament. Jordan Spieth’s run to the Grand Slam just got a tad easier.

The Golf Blog: Tiger Woods – Amanda Brady Dufner timeline of events and allegations of affair

mulligan, 05 July 2015, No comments
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The Golf Blog says: While the world waits for corroboration or disproof of the alleged affair between Tiger Woods and Amanda (Brady) Dufner, ex-wife to golfer Jason Dufner, we can piece together a chronology of events.

Timeline of events

May 2012-Jason and Amanda Dufner married

Feb 5-6, 2015 Farmers Open-Tiger Woods alleged cheating on Lindsey Vonn with unidentified woman (per Daily Mail); Jason Dufner DNP
Feb 17, 2015- Jason and Amanda Dufner separated

March 16, 2015- Amanda Dufner files divorce papers
March 31, 2015-Jason and Amanda Dufner reach settlement; Amanda gets $2.5 million

April 8-10, 2015- Lindsey Vonn at Masters with Tiger and kids

May 3, 2015- Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods announce split citing busy schedules

Early June 2015- Tiger Woods allegedly flew Amanda Boyd to Seattle during practice for US Open

July 1, 2015- National Enquirer story on reported affair between Tiger Woods and Amanda Dufner. Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg calls report “complete lie and fabrication”
July 5, 2015- Tiger Woods has best tourney of year at Greenbrier

The Golf Blog: Tiger Woods shoots 66 at Greenbrier

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The Golf Blog: Agent denies Tiger Woods’ affair with Jason Dufner’s ex wife, Amanda Dufner

mulligan, 02 July 2015, Comments Off
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The Golf Blog says: We hope this isn’t true. The source is the National Enquirer, which was the source of the news about Tiger Woods’s cheating scandal back in 2009.

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