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PGATOUR.com's Daily Wrap-Up. Kevin Streelman notches his first victory.
Stacy Lewis wins LPGA Founders Cup, takes over #1 ranking.
David Frost takes Toshiba Classic.
Thomas Aiken claims Avantha Masters in India.
Ryan Lavner on Kevin Streelman's journey: "Streelman, now 34 and with more than $7 million in career earnings, graduated from Duke in 2001, but initially struggled to stick on any of the mini-tours. In fact, he doesn’t know if he even made a cut on the Gateway circuit in his first attempt."
Bob Harig writes about Jordan Spieth earning special TOUR membership: "Now, after a strong two-week run in the big leagues, he has special temporary PGA Tour membership and is on his way to securing his playing privileges for the 2013-14 season."
John Huggan talks to Hank Haney about Tiger's return to form: '“Tiger is playing much better this season,” acknowledges his former “swing man”, Hank Haney. “His distance control with the wedges has improved tremendously since last year, a fact evidenced by the fact that he made a lot of birdies from inside 100 yards.”'
14-year old Guan Tianlang (qualified for this year's Masters) is dreaming big: '"I have a dream since I was a little boy," Guan told AFP. "I wish, one day, I can win all four majors in one year."'
Golfweek's Lance Ringler wants to know if March Madness could work in college golf: "With the NCAA men's basketball championship looming large on everyone’s radar this time of the year, could you imagine the excitement of a 64-team match-play championship in college golf to decide the national champion?"
When Arnold Palmer writes, we read: "With the USGA’s and R&A’s decision to recommend a ban on anchored putting and the consequent opposition from the PGA Tour, the PGA of America, golf equipment manufacturers and some rank-and-file amateurs, the stage has been set for something more ominous. I think we’re facing a serious challenge to the rules that govern the global game."
PGA.com offers a first look at the Olympic golf course in Brazil: "The course is being built at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca, the district of Rio de Janeiro that will contain the largest number of Olympic Games venues. It will be "a unique Olympic Games venue," says the IOC, located approximately three miles from the Athletes' Village and about five miles from the Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Center."
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Streelman earned his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Tampa Bay Championship, shooting a final-round 67 to finish two shots ahead of Boo Weekley. The win came in Streelman's 153rd career PGA Tour start.
Here are Five Things to take away from Sunday at Innisbrook:
1. Man of Streel
Streelman could enjoy his first winner's walk up No. 18. A 19-foot birdie putt...
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Streelman finally won on the PGA Tour with a game that looked as if he had done this many times before.
Streelman didn't make a bogey over the final 37 holes on the tough Copperhead course at Innisbrook. He didn't miss a shot over the last 11 holes on his way to a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a two-shot win in the Tampa Bay Championship.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship.
It wound up giving him a share of the lead.
Adam Scott and K.J. Choi led a surprising retreat at Innisbrook, allowing for a wild game of musical chairs at the top of the leaderboard with nothing remotely close to being settled going into the final...
Any momentum Stacy Lewis gained from a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday was later erased by a rules infraction. Lewis was penalized two strokes under Rule 13-4 after her caddie, Travis Wilson, tested the surface of a fairway bunker on the 16th hole with his feet.
"More than anything, I just feel bad for him because he feels awful," Lewis said. "But he...
After the last putt dropped Sunday, Stacy Lewis turned and pointed a finger toward caddie Travis Wilson. "That's for you," she said while giving him a hug.
One day after Lewis and Wilson went under the microscope for a rules infraction on the 16th hole, they found vindication on the same par 4 with a pivotal three-shot swing against the silky smooth Ai Miyazato. Another...
Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to jump to No. 1 in the world, taking advantage of Ai Miyazato's collapse on the 16th hole.
A day after Lewis was penalized two strokes for her caddie's blunder on the short par 4, the American took a two-stroke lead with a birdie on the hole after Miyazato made a double bogey following an errant approach shot that left her...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to jump to No. 1 in the world, taking advantage of Ai Miyazato's collapse on the 16th hole.
A day after Lewis was penalized two strokes for her caddie's blunder on the short par 4, the American took a two-stroke lead with a birdie on the hole after Miyazato made a double bogey following an errant approach shot...
Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship. It wound up giving him a share of the lead.
Streelman had a 6-under 65 and was tied for the lead with Justin Leonard (67) and George Coetzee of South Africa (68). But this tournament was wide open heading into the final day, with 16 players separated by only three shots...
David Frost won the Toshiba Classic on Sunday, shooting a 65 to defeat Fred Couples by five strokes and tie the tournament record of 19-under 194 set by Jay Haas in 2007.
Frost joined 2011 winner Nick Price as the only golfers to lead wire to wire in the event's 19 years. It was his fourth career Champions Tour victory and first since last year's AT&T Championship in...
A lot of things happened last weekend. Fun things. Interesting things. Maybe some weird things. Let’s take a look back, shall we?
Kevin Streelman: Let’s start at the top. Yes, Steelman won in Tampa and he did so in impressive fashion. He finished his final 37 holes without making a bogey and wrapped up his first PGA Tour victory. That is all well and good, but it gets better...
The Tampa Bay Championship has gone by five different names since 2000. This year's edition should be re-named The Wide Open, as 16 players are within three shots heading into the final round.
Justin Leonard, Kevin Streelman and George Coetzee share the 54-hole lead at 6-under 207. Leonard is seeking his first PGA Tour win since 2008, Streelman his first win in 153 Tour starts...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ai Miyazato regained control in the LPGA Founders Cup on Saturday, ending up with a bigger cushion than she expected after Stacy Lewis was penalized two strokes after the round.
Making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine and saving par with a 12-foot putt on the finishing hole, Miyazato shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a tournament...