Archives for: June 2011

Attention, Patrick Cantlay: Call Phil

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8 birdies and 1 eagle later, Patrick Cantlay is the answer to the trivia question "Who can't lay?" Having just secured his spot on the Walker Cup team with a low-amateur performance at the US Open, Cantlay is now the 36-hole leader at the Travelers Cham… more »

LPGA Hits Upstate New York For Its Championship; Christie Kerr Defends

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The LPGA championship at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford is underway. Located in a suburb that also contains CC Rochester, Oak Hill and Irondequoit, Pittsford is golf-rich, to say the least. The ladies have called this course home for over two dec… more »

These Amateurs! We've Seen Some Shots Through 36 At Congressional

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Patrick Cantlay, a 19-year old sophomore at UCLA, shot minus-four on Friday at Congressional and is tied for 15th at the halfway post; Russel Henley from UGeorgia, a Nationwide tour winner this year, sits in the same position midway gone after a minus-t… more »

Pic Stream goes through growing pains on USGA Open site

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My first U.S. Open was 2002, at Bethpage. I paid my way in and had a blast. My first working Open was 2004, at Shinnecock. I and a colleague were each granted writer and photo passes, pretty nifty coup for a small-town website (BuffaloGolfer.Com -- I wa… more »

Round 1 of US Open: Al Roker?

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Whoops, not Al Roker... It's Al Rocha, as in Alexandre Rocha, from Brasil. Who else? Let's see... Bubba Dickerson, not Bubba Watson...we've seen Dickerson before, when he was running for the LA Rams of the NFL... Huh? Oh, right, the 2001 US A… more »

Nike Golf celebrates U.S. Open In Colorway style

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I'll confess that I needed, desperately, to get the term "colorway" into the title of this entry. Until a day ago, I had no idea what a colorway was. Then, a blurb from Nike Golf arrived, detailing the new shoes and shirt that will commemorate the U.S.… more »

Early Team USA Walker Cup Predictions

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After his performance at the NCAA, Patrick Cantlay must be a lock for the U.S. Walker Cup team. This kid was the college player of the year and, if memory serves, a semi-finalist in the US Amateur last August. He also qualified at Columbus for the US Op… more »

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