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

mulligan, 19 July 2015, Comments Off
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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.

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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, Comments Off
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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, Comments Off
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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.



The Golf Blog: Video Dustin Johnson three-putts eagle chance to lose US Open to Jordan Spieth

mulligan, 22 June 2015, Comments Off
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The Golf Blog says: The final round of this year’s US Open at the much maligned Chambers Bay outside of Tacoma had a lot of drama. Rory McIlroy (E), Adam Scott (-3), and Louis Oosthuizen (-4)–all major winners–made late charges, successively, that put some pressure on the leaders. But, as the final two groups finished, they would provide all the drama that will forever define this year’s U.S. Open. Jordan Spieth, golf’s new golden boy, birdied the 16th with a bomb to go to -6, but then double bogeyed 17, and had a chance for eagle on 18 but settled for birdie to finish at -5.

One group behind, Dustin Johnson birdied the 17th and had a chance to win the U.S. Open with a 12-foot eagle putt on 18. But DJ hit his 1st first putt too hard and failed to make the five-foot come-backer. It was another excruciating collapse for DJ at a major.

With the win, Jordan Spieth has won the first two majors of the year and still has a chance at winning the Grand Slam, all at the age of 21. Congrats, Jordan! If Chambers Bay never hosts a major again given all the criticism of the site, it will go down in history as the site of the ascendance of Jordan Spieth to the best U.S. player in golf and perhaps the best player in the world. Dustin Johnson’s familiar collapse will become a distant memory. It’s the Jordan Era.




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