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Archives: Jan. 2009


Ryan Moore at FBR Open, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s FBR Open, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Third-round score: 3-under-par 68.

Position: Moore is tied for sixth (9-under 204), three strokes behind leader Kenny Perry (201).

Recap: The Puyallup golfer let the flatstick do the
talking Saturday. Three times, he lagged 45-foot putts close to the
hole. He made a sizable birdie putt at the par-5 third of 20 feet. And
he constantly made 4- and 5-footers to save par. He almost had his
second career hole-in-one on the PGA Tour when his 5-iron at the
204-yard, par-3 11th

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Ryan Moore at FBR Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s FBR Open, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Second-round score: 4-under-par 67.

Position: Moore (6-under 136) is tied for seventh, three strokes behind leader Nick Watney (133).

Recap: Two solid rounds are in the book for the
Puyallup golfer, who is certainly in contention for his first PGA Tour
title. The Cascade Christian graduate didn’t make a birdie at the rowdy
par-3 16th, but he did in the two holes before and after, including
driving the green on the 332-yard, par-4 17th and sinking an 8-foot
putt on the 18th

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It’s classic, it’s outrageous. It’s Moore-wear!!

Reactions to Ryan Moore’s golf-round apparel, especially from late
last season and the early stages of 2009, have been plentiful.

Some of you consider it outrageous.

Others say it is stylish and different, and fits Moore to a “T”.

Here is the lowdown. I spoke with his older brother, Jeremy, who
also happens to be one of the men in charge at Moore Sports Management,
which controls the Puyallup golfer’s on- and off-the-course activities.

Since Moore joined the PGA Tour full-time in 2006, he’s always had
an alternative look.

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Ryan Moore at FBR Open, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s FBR Open, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

World ranking: 172nd.

2009 earnings: Zero.

Last tournament: Moore missed the cut at the Bob
Hope Classic (7-under 281) in La Quinta, Calif., even though three of
his four rounds were in the 60s. For the third time in four years, the
Puyallup golfer has missed the cut in his season debut. The FBR Open
hasn’t been kind to Moore recently. He hasn’t cashed in the event the
past two seasons, but did make the cut as a rookie in 2006 (tied

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This week’s tournaments


Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale (7,216 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6 million. Winner’s share: $1.08 million.

Television (all times PST): Golf Channel (Thursday, 1-4:30 p.m.,
5-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 1-4:30 p.m., 5-8:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 10-11:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday,
10-11:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).

Last year: J.B. Holmes won the event for the second time in three
years, beating Phil Mickelson with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
Holmes birdied the final hole of regulation to force the

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USGA moving forward with changes at Chambers Bay

Talked to a few parties in the last few weeks about the standing of
Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place for the 2010 U.S. Amateur,
and 2015 U.S. Open.

The USGA, including champions director Mike Davis, came out to visit
the 18-month-old course in September, and reaffirmed changes he wants
to see completed for the U.S. Am, which is only 19 months away.

Also, I got out and played The Home Course in Dupont, the No. 2
course for the U.S. Am, and saw a couple new tee areas shaped out.
We’re only

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Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Bob Hope Classic, 4th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West resort, La Quinta, Calif.

Moore’s fourth-round score: 3-under-par 69 at SilverRock Resort.

Kelly’s fourth-round score: 6-over 78 at Bermuda Dunes.

Position: Moore (7-under 281) and Kelly (2-over 290) missed the cut. Steve Stricker leads at 33-under 255.

Recap: Moore’s second-round 77 really doomed his
chances of making the cut, but he did go 38 consecutive holes without a
bogey before finishing up with one on the par-4 ninth Saturday. He
averaged 27.5 putts per round for the tournament. Kelly had six bogeys
and a

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