Tiger Woods had a chance to be a lot closer to the mix than seven shots except for the par-5 15th. Lee's best finish this season is tying for third at the Zurich Classic last month in New Orleans. "I hit the ball really well and made some nice putts".
"I get asked questions a lot about how the difficulties with my friend Chris dying and being out so long with my back, how it affects me now (and) I'm definitely a different person than I was before I went through any of those troubles", he said. "We've had some lunches and talked about different golf courses and different mindset situations so it's all been great and I can't (thank him) enough". He played the last five holes of the front nine in six-under with two eagles and two birdies and picked up four more birdies coming in to lie three strokes off the lead on 138.
Two weeks later, he was low amateur in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, his first tournament against the best in the world.
"Adam played a good round of golf". He finished the day three shots off the lead on six-under 138. Matsuyama unleashed eight birdies during his round, including a string of four in five holes on the front.
"I finished it", Cantlay told Nicklaus as he walked off the 18th green after making an 8-foot par putt that effectively sealed the win. "I played good golf all week". No matter how much you prepare, Piller said, nothing can imitate tournament golf.
"He didn't miss a shot, " said Keith Mitchell, who played with Woods and was doing so for the first time. A rising star coming out of UCLA - he was low amateur at the 2011 U.S. Open and opened with a 60 at the Travelers Championship a week later - he missed two full years because of a back injury that almost cost him his career. This is a guy who's got the game for the biggest stages, he just needs to put it together at the right time.
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An editorial in the official People's Daily newspaper on the subject warned, "Don't underestimate China's ability to strike back". But, as a practical matter, China's cutting off rare-earths shipments to the United States would likely be of limited effect .
A trio of birdies from the 14th left Scott two shots behind with two to go, and when he hit his approach shot to inside 15 feet on the 17th, a chance opened up for him to pull within one shot of Cantlay, who had missed the green with his approach to the last.
Cantlay, a former No. 1 amateur in the world whose career was slowed by a back injury so severe he thought he might not return, had a chance to win the Memorial past year when he took a two-shot lead into the back nine and then failed to make another birdie, missing a playoff by one shot.
There some atonement at Muirfield Village for Cantlay. "I really did (think the first win would open the floodgates)".
"As a rookie player, I thought-I mean, I just wanted-I didn't even expect to win the tournament this fast". Then came a bogey on the 14th and a closing bogey for a 67 to finish ninth at 9-under 279. Yet he was seven-under through 12 after going out in 31.
"I'll hold my hands up here, I just don't get the massive Patrick Cantlay love in week after week and he looks an horrendous price at around 18.00 given the strength of the field". I'll be back tonight or tomorrow with my Canadian Open preview and I'll take a look at the GolfSixes on the European Tour tomorrow.