Found January 30, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
If you are a golf fan, you might notice something strange about the photo above.  As we know from watching Happy Gilmore, only the winner of a golf tournament gets one of the big checks.  The winner of the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend at Torrey Pines also received $1,080,000, which is the amount you see written on said big check in the photo that Geoff Shackelford shared with us.  The problem is Kyle Stanley didn’t win. He should have, but he didn’t. Stanley tripled the 18th hole and then went on to lose to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff. The check that was made out to Stanley was then tossed under the 18th hole grandstand. At least Snedeker got a trophy. H/T Devil Ball Golf

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We have all written a check in our day that we had to void. Wrong name, wrong amount, or just something you didn't need to give anymore, the dreaded "VOID" crosses the top and you then tear it up. Unfortunately for Kyle Stanley, voiding this bad boy will be a lot tougher. Stanley had a three shot lead heading into the final hole on Sunday at Torrey Pines, and just...

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Stanley holds five-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

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In Hindsight, Maybe this Oversized Winner’s Check Wasn’t Such a Good Idea

If you’re wondering why this oversized novelty check made out to Kyle Stanley wasn’t quite the brightest thing to do, it has everything to do with Stanley blowing a three-shot lead on the last hole of this past weekend’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.  Stanley eventually lost in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker, whose name is conspicuously not on that giant winner’s...

Collapse gut-wrenching for more than just Stanley

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Stanley opens 5-shot advantage at Torrey Pines

Kyle Stanley overpowered Torrey Pines and opened a five-shot lead Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

M. Golf. Stanley Has Lead Entering Final Round of Farmers Insurance Open

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Relative unknown looking to tie up first win on tour

Though Titleist’s tracking says Kyle Stanley’s swing is a smidge slower than it once was, the ball remains a blur. It departs from his driver fairly screaming for sanctuary at an average speed that would win the Indianapolis 500.
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