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English takes the lead at Torrey Pines as big names depart

SAN DIEGO (AP) A wall of fans four-wide stretched for over 100 yards while making its way to the exit at Torrey Pines, and it didn't take long to figure out why. Dozens of them were wearing blue-sleeved shirts that said, ''Team Phil.'' Another day, another big name headed home. Tiger Woods left the Farmers Insurance Open after 11 holes on Thursday because of tightness in his back...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Brooks Koepka

While New England Patriots’ rookie center Bryan Stork celebrated his first Super Bowl victory on Sunday, former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka was celebrating his first PGA Tour victory as Koepka won the Waste Management Open by one stroke over Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer and Hideki Matsuyama. Koepka entered Sunday three strokes off the lead behind Martin Laird, but shot a 66...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Back home, Brooks Koepka makes his mark, wins Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brooks Koepka remembers the disappointment like it was yesterday instead of more than two years ago. In his first shot at getting a PGA Tour card, he didn't get through the second stage of Q-school by two shots. He tied with a Texas teenager named Jordan Spieth. Spieth chose to play the PGA Tour through sponsor exemptions or qualifying in the minor leagues...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patient, calm Brooks Koepka wins first PGA Tour event

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Relaxed and patient, Brooks Koepka waited for his opportunity. The reward for doing so at the Waste Management Phoenix Open: His first PGA Tour victory. The 24-year-old entered the final round Sunday at TPC Scottsdale three shots behind leader Martin Laird, and for a while it appeared Bubba Watson's surge or Hideki Matsuyama's hole out to start the day might...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Open: Koepka rallies to win first PGA Tour title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With an eagle putt that looked as long as his golf journey around the world, Brooks Koepka surged into the lead and stayed there Sunday with a 5-under 66 to capture the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour victory. Lingering for most of the final round, Koepka holed a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 15th hole and didn't make any mistakes the rest of...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Koepka rallies to win Phoenix Open for maiden PGA Tour title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brooks Koepka rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 15th hole and closed with a 5-under 66 on Sunday to win the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour victory. The victory ended a journey around the world for the 24-year-old Floridian. He went from the Challenge Tour in Europe to a European Tour card to a victory in Turkey. But this was the pinnacle...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin Laird retains Phoenix Open lead through third round

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Playing minutes away from his home has done good things for Martin Laird at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Any advantage for a guy atop the leaderboard after the second and third rounds shouldn't be taken for granted. The pressure is building for Laird, who at 13-under finished Saturday with a three-shot lead heading into Sunday's final round. "It's one of...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open. Laird made 10-footers for par on the 16th and 18th holes and had a 3-under 68, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round over a new pair of the next generation. Hideki Matsuyama, the 22-year-old from Japan who already has seven worldwide victories, roared...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Laird shoots 68, takes 3-shot lead at Phoenix Open

  For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open. Laird made 10-footers for par on the 16th and 18th holes and had a 3-under 68, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round over a new pair of the next generation. Hideki Matsuyama of Japan roared into contention with a 63. Brooks Koepka finally found some fairways and used...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Laird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open. Laird made 10-footers for par on the 16th and 18th holes and had a 3-under 68, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round over a new pair of the next generation. Hideki Matsuyama of Japan roared into contention with a 63. Brooks Koepka finally found some...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Weekend Watch at Phoenix Open

While Tiger Wood’s week on the course in Phoenix is coming to a close, others are just getting started. Martin Laird is currently in the drivers seat, leading the tournament after firing a pair of 66’s on Thursday and Friday. Laird is -10, following close behind is Daniel Berger and Justin Thomas at -8 and -7 respectively. Both Berger and Thomas are fairly new to the PGA Tour...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Laird leads as Tiger shoots 82 and misses the cut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Martin Laird had another 5-under 66 to take a two-shot lead in a Phoenix Open that will be without Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Super Bowl weekend. The bigger shock was Woods - not because he missed the cut, but how. Woods made bogey on his last hole for an 82, the worst score in his two decades as a pro. Mickelson played in the afternoon and wasn't much...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Youngsters rule Phoenix Open as Tiger, Phil miss cut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tiger Woods found himself alone in dead last. Phil Mickelson is headed back to San Diego. The star factor at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open took a serious hit on a rainy Friday. Scottland native and Scottsdale resident Martin Laird leads the field after a 5-under 66 second round for a 10-under 132 total as play was suspended due to darkness with a few...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Cink had a bogey-free round at TPC Summerlin in his first start since dropping out of the FedEx Cup playoffs after the second event. He won the last of his six PGA Tour titles in the 2009 British...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart Cink, Martin Laird share Las Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Cink had a bogey-free round at TPC Summerlin in his first start since dropping out of the FedEx Cup playoffs after the second event. He won the last of his six PGA Tour titles in the 2009 British...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A strong start by a pair of rookies

NAPA, Calif. (AP) The Ryder Cup was two weeks ago. The Tour Championship was only a month ago. Both events that ended a long year on the PGA Tour were only for the elite few. Many others came to the Frys.com Open for a new season fresh and ready to go. Martin Laird was a prime example at Silverado, as were a pair of rookies. Laird went back to his old coach in the summer and was...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open. Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. One last birdie on the par-5 18th at Silverado gave him a second straight 5-under 67 and a...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Martin Laird shoots 5-under again to take lead

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open. Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. One last birdie on the par-5 18th at Silverado gave him a second straight 5-under 67 and...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. Through two rounds at the Frys.com Open, he has been pleasantly surprised. Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. One last birdie on the par-5 18th at Silverado gave him a second straight 5-under 67...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Slocum, Langley (10 under) share lead at Wyndham

  Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason. Scott Langley might not be on the playoff bubble - but he sure knows how his friend is feeling. Slocum and Langley each shot 5-under 65 for the second straight day Friday to share the lead at 10-under 130. Brian Stuard, Nick Watney, Martin Laird and Andrew Svoboda were a...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Slocum, Langley share lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Heath Slocum and Scott Langley each shot 5-under 65 for the second straight day Friday to share the lead in the Wyndham Championship. Brian Stuard, Nick Watney, Martin Laird and Andrew Svoboda were a stroke back. Watney and Svoboda shot 64, Stuard had a 65 and Laird a 66. Ryo Ishikawa had the best round of the day - a 62 that was one stroke off the course record...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Villegas takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Camilo Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship. North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt had 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour's playoffs. Villegas hasn't won on...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: THE PLAYERS Championship

This week the PGA tour stops in Ponte Vedra, Florida for THE PLAYERS Championship played at TPC Sawgrass. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on a join me for a round! Tour Stop The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a 7,215 yard par 72 course with the shortest hole (the 17th at 137 yards) being the most intriguing on the entire...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

adidas Golf Unveils the New adizero one

adidas Golf has unveiled it’s soon-to-be-released adizero one golf shoes in a series of videos on the brand’s YouTube channel. The new videos star PGA Tour players Sergio Garcia and Jason Day, and place a spotlight on the brand’s billing of the new shoe as supremely light.“Light is energy. Light is power. Light is adizero one.”adidas Golf: New adizero one Shoeadidas...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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