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Archives: 2009

Nov.
9th

Moore jumps up to 49th in world to end 2009

A new sponsor in tow, and three top-10 finishes in hand, including a
third-place finish at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China has
Puyallup’s Ryan Moore.

Now the latest good news: He’s in the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in his career.

He’s seen a huge jump in 2009, starting the season ranked 163rd in
the world. A recent surge had him at 75th entering last week’s
tournament, but a high finish against a strong field were the two
biggest reasons for the move to 49th.

The PGA Tour season

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Nov.
8th

Ryan Moore at WGC-HSBC Champions, 4th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour/European Tour WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China.

Fourth-round score: 4-under-par 68.

Position: Moore (15-under 273) finished alone in third, two strokes behind winner Phil Mickelson (271).

Recap: What a debut in the World Golf Championships
events for the Puyallup golfer, who played in front of the
Mickelson-Tiger Woods grouping. He was solid throughout the round,
birdied the 17th hole and, by his own admission, should have finished
with another one to tie Ernie Else for second, saying afterward, “I hit
a heck of a putt on

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Nov.
7th

Ryan Moore at WGC-HSBC Champions, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour/European Tour’s WGC-HSBC Championship, Thursday through Sunday, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China.

Third-round score: 2-under-par 70.

Position: Moore (11-under 205) is alone in fourth, three strokes behind leader Phil Mickelson (202).

Recap: Rough weather conditions were the biggest
factor in the higher scoring (Tiger Woods and Nick Watney, Moore’s
playing partners, also shot 70). Moore had a chance to tie for second
on the final par-5, but missed an 8-foot eagle putt.

Tee time Sunday: 6:25 p.m. PST Saturday off the first tee with Jyoti Randhawa and Lee Westwood.

Nov.
6th

Ryan Moore at WGC-HSBC Champions, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour/European Tour’s WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China.

Second-round score: 3-under-par 69.

Position: Moore (9-under 135) is tied for third
with Phil Mickelson and Alvaro Quiros, one stroke behind co-leaders
Nick Watney and Tiger Woods (134).

Recap: The Puyallup golfer kept pace in his first
WGC event, and is one of seven golfers in the field to fire
back-to-back rounds in the 60s, highlighted by an eagle-3 on the 18th
hole (8-foot putt) and a chip-in birdie on the ninth hole, his final
one (60-foot chip).

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Nov.
5th

Sponsor-less no more, Moore signs with Scratch Golf

After a season in which he went sponsor-free, Puyallup’s Ryan Moore
has inked a multi-year deal with little-known Scratch Golf to play
their irons and wedges.

The contract was finalized Thursday prior to Moore teeing off for
the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai,
China.

Not only will he become the first PGA Tour player to sign with
Scratch Golf to use their irons, the 26-year-old from Cascade Christian
and UNLV also become a part-owner in the company, which originated in
Eugene, Ore. in 2003 and is now based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Nov.
5th

Ryan Moore at WGC-HSBC Champions, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour/European Tour’s WGC-HSBC Championships, Thursday through Sunday, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China.

First-round score: 6-under-par 66.

Position: Moore is tied for second with Germany’s
Martin Kaymer and Ireland’s Shane Lowry, two strokes behind course
record-setter Nick Watney (64).

Recap: Twenty of the 78 golfers in the field broke
70, and the Puyallup golfer was one of them in his World Golf
Championships circuit debut. He also signed a new equipment endorsement
deal prior to his round Thursday.

Tee time Friday: 6:15 p.m. PST Thursday off the 10th tee.

Nov.
4th

Ryan Moore at WGC-HSBC Champions, preview

This week: PGA Tour/European Tour’s WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China.

World ranking: 75th.

2009 earnings: $2,,222,871 (30th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: Moore finished up his 2009 PGA
Tour season with a tied-for-eighth finish at the Frys.com Open
(13-under 268), capping back-to-back tournament in which he finished in
the top 10. Since the U.S. Open, only Tiger Woods (eight) has had more
top-10 finishes than the Puyallup golfer, whose five top-10s is tied
with Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker for second. Moore bypassed the last
two events

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Oct.
24th

Ryan Moore at Frys.com Open, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open, Thursday through Sunday, Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Third-round score: 3-under-par 67.

Position: Moore (12-under 198) is tied for fifth with four other golfers. Troy Matteson (195) holds a three-stroke lead.

Recap: The Puyallup golfer’s day immediately hit a
speed bump when he three-putted from 40 feet on the opening hole for a
bogey. He then settled down to make the turn at 1-under, then almost
holed out a sand wedge on the par-4 14th for an eagle. His approach
stopped seven inches from the cup for a tap-in birdie,

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