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Archives: Jan. 2009

Jan.
24th

Moore, Kelly miss cut at Hope

Puyallup’s Ryan Moore and Bremerton’s Troy Kelly both missed the cut Saturday at the 50th Bob Hope Classic in La Quinta, Calif.

Moore fired a 3-under-par 69 at SilverRock Resort to get to 7-under, but missed playing Sunday by eight strokes.

Kelly struggled with his worst round as a PGA Tour rookie – 6-over 78 at Bermuda Dunes. He finished tied for 125th.

Steve Stricker is the leader at 33-under 255.

Jan.
23rd

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Bob Hope, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West near Palm Springs, Calif.

Moore’s third-round score: 5-under-par 67 at Bermuda Dunes.

Kelly’s third-round score: 3-under 69 at SilverRock Resort.

Position: Moore and Kelly (4-under 212) are in a logjam at 113th, and trail leader Pat Perez (191) by 21 strokes.

Recap: As poor as Moore and Kelly played Thursday,
they were as solid Friday. Moore had five birdies; Kelly three and
neither local product made a bogey in the third round. Today is the
last round before the field is cut to top 70

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Jan.
22nd

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Bob Hope, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West near Palm Springs, Calif.

Moore’s second-round score: 5-over-par 77 on Palmer Course.

Kelly’s second-round score: 2-under 70 on Nicklaus Course.

Position: Kelly (1-under 143) is tied for 115th,
and Moore (1-over 145) is tied for 124th. Leader Pat Perez set a PGA
Tour 36-hole record for scoring (20-under 124), and holds a two-stroke
lead.

Recap: The state of Washington isn’t being
well-represented in the California desert. Moore, the Cascade Christian
graduate, shot one of the seven over-par rounds Thursday, and had a

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Jan.
21st

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Bob Hope, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West near Palm Springs, Calif.

Moore’s first-round score: 4-under-par 68 on Nicklaus Course.

Kelly’s first-round score: 1-over 73 on Palmer Course.

Position: Moore is tied for 63rd, and Kelly is in a group at 123rd. Pat Perez leads after his opening 61 on the Palmer Course.

Recap: Moore’s opening round (68) was certainly
better than last year’s 75 to start, and the Puyallup golfer finished
tied for fifth at the Bob Hope in 2008. He finished with three bogeys
(and two birdies) over his final six

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Jan.
20th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Bob Hope, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West near Palm Springs, Calif.

World rankings: Moore is 164th, Kelly is 1,173rd.

2009 earnings: Kelly has $11,178 (T-79th on PGA Tour). This is Moore’s first tournament.

Last tournament: Kelly made his PGA Tour rookie
season debut at last week’s Sony Open (tied for 65th at 2-over 282),
and fired one of the best rounds (66) during a wet and windy second
day. His 297.8-yard-per-drive showing ranks No. 8 on tour. … Moore was
off in Mexico last week, watching his best friend – and

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Jan.
20th

This week’s tournaments

PGA TOUR’s Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

Site: La Quinta, Calif.

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday.

Courses: PGA West, Arnold Palmer Private Course (6,950 yards, par
72), PGA West, Jack Nicklaus Private Course (6,951 yards, par 72),
Bermuda Dunes Country Club (7,017 yards, par 72) and SilverRock Resort
(7,578 yards, par 72).

Purse: $5.1 million. Winner’s share: $918,000.

Television (all times PST): Golf Channel (Wednesday-Friday, noon-3
p.m., 6-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m., 7-10 p.m.).

Last year: D.J. Trahan won his second PGA Tour title, closing with a
7-under 65 at The Classic Club for a three-stroke victory over

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Jan.
16th

Kelly starts, finishes with birdie to jump into Sony contention

Not all weeks will be like this one, but what a start to the PGA
Tour debut of Troy Kelly, the Tacoma native and Central Kitsap High
standout.

Kelly fired one of the best rounds of Friday – 4-under-par 66 – to
jump to the first page of the leaderboard at the Sony Open in Honolulu.

His chip from 45 feet off the fairway nestled close to the hole on
the par-5 ninth, and he sank a 2-foot putt for his fifth birdie of the
round.

Two of his birdies came on par-3s, and the

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Jan.
16th

Kelly still at 2-under late in 2nd Round at Sony

Troy Kelly sank an 8-foot putt on the par-3 seventh hole – his
second birdie on a par-3 – and is still in the top 20 in the second
round of the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Honolulu.

Kelly had made his first bogey two holes earlier to drop back to 1-under.

With adverse weather expected to hit Friday afternoon, the cut line could drop to 2-over.