Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 135
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS?“You get those Facebook things these days and all of the people talking badly about you; he's not able to win; he's not even able to finish top five or top three; he's too nervous. And I'm not like that. I'm not afraid to do things. I think I just did stupid things, I was not concentrating enough.”
BRAIN TEASER: Four players are tied for the most top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR this season at six. Do you know who they are?
ALL AROUND PERFORMANCE: At the Alstom Open de France and the U.S Women’s Open, a few Callaway products enjoyed a successful weekend. David Drysdale led the field in driving accuracy (82.1%) with a Callaway driver (9.5 RAZR Hawk), while Nicolas Colsaerts was first in class in driving distance (320.9 yards) with another Callaway model (9.5 RAZR Hawk Tour). Meanwhile, Na Yeon Choi, the winner of the 2012 US Women’s Open, used a Callaway RAZR Fit driver (8.5) and RAZR Fit 3-Wood (15) on her way to a 4-stroke victory over the field. It was the second week that Choi put the RAZR Fit driver into her bag. She hit 46 of 56 fairways during the major tournament.
SNEAK ATTACK! In the short, three-year history of the Greenbrier Classic, the third-round leader has never held on for the win. Inaugural winner Stuart Appleby was T8 following the third round in 2010 (seven behind Jeff Overton); Scott Stallings was second and one behind Anthony Kim last year after round three. Ted Potter Jr. entered the final round in sixth place on Sunday and trailing Webb Simpson by four strokes. The third-round leader/co-leader has held on for victory only nine times in 28 stroke-play events so far in 2012, most recently being Jason Dufner at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
DESPEDIDA: The Madrid Open has been removed from the European Tour's calendar due to a lack of funding. Tournament spokeswoman Maria Acacia Lopez-Bachiller tells The Associated Press that no sponsors for the Sept. 20-23 event were found to replace Bankia, the bailed-out Spanish bank that previously sponsored the tournament. READ MORE>>>
C’EST MAGNIFIQUE: Alstom, the French power and rail transport infrastructure giant, has extended its sponsorship of the Alstom Open de France for a further four years, taking the tournament through to its centenary edition in 2016. READ MORE>>>
TOP 10: Ted Potter Jr ended 2011 at the 174th player in the world rankings. He slipped to 218 before arriving at the Greenbrier but his win moved him to 83 in the world rankings. Troy Kelly ranked 464th in the world, moved to 167th with his runner up finish. Marcel Siem claim his second European Tour title at the Alstom Open de France and moved to #58 in the world rankings, a jump of 62 places. Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar were the only changes in the top-10.
1) Luke Donald
2) Rory McIlroy
3) Lee Westwood
4) Tiger Woods
5) Webb Simpson
6) Bubba Watson
7) Jason Dufner
8) Matt Kuchar
9) Justin Rose
10) Hunter Mahan
REVEALING: Suzann Pettersen steps up, strips down for ESPN Body Issue. "The photographer asked me if I felt comfortable being naked in front of a camera, and I went, 'Well, here I am.' You kind of get used to it. It's like a role game. You do what they ask and that's it.” READ MORE>>>
TALK THE TALK, WALK THE WALK: A group of amateur golfers have set off on a 300-mile walk from London to Royal Lytham and St Anne’s, the venue for this year’s Open Championship, to raise money for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK. READ MORE>>>
MODEST BEGINNINGS: In an interview in the August issue of Golf Magazine, Keegan Bradley opens up about his humble childhood and his stint living in a Massachusetts trailer park with his father, Mark. “It was like something out of a movie. My dad is 6’4”, he’s taller than me, and we were living in this trailer with bunk beds," Bradley told Golf Magazine. "He slept on the bottom bunk. I slept on the kitchen table—the table folded down and had cushions; that was my bed.” READ MORE>>>
THE FUTURE OF GOLF? Those victories seem to be only a preview of what is to come from China. Megan Mahoney, the Junior World tournament director, said about two dozen Chinese players are in the field this year, and there would be more, but some had visa problems. “I’ve heard from Guan’s parents about how many kids in China want to come to play golf in Junior World and in the States,” Mahoney said. “Players are coming here to go to school, and from what we’re seeing in regional tournaments, I’d say we’re definitely starting to see a trend.” READ MORE>>>
ANSWERS: “You get those Facebook things these days and all of the people talking badly about you; he's not able to win; he's not even able to finish top five or top three; he's too nervous. And I'm not like that. I'm not afraid to do things. I think I just did stupid things, I was not concentrating enough.”--Marcel Siem, winner of the 2012 Alstrom Open de France.
Ken Duke finished T7 for his sixth top-10 finish of the season at the Greenbrier Classic, tying him with Matt Kuchar, Bo Van Pelt and Kevin Na for the most on TOUR in 2012.
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