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Archives: Feb. 2009

Feb.
20th

Ryan Moore at Northern Trust, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open, Thursday through Sunday, Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles.

Second-round score: Even-par 71.

Position: By day’s end, Moore (3-under 139) should be around the top 30 somewhere (he’s currently tied for 29th).

Recap: The good news is the Puyallup resident made
the cut for the second time in five tournaments. The not-so-good news
is was near the top 10 midway through his round after being 2-under at
one point, and could not hold that position. Moore added two more
birdies on par-3 holes, including one on the notable
bunker-in-the-middle-of-the-putting-surface

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Feb.
19th

Ryan Moore at Northern Trust, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open, Thursday through Sunday, Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles.

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

Position: Moore is in a group at 21st, five strokes behind leader, and defending champion Phil Mickelson (63).

Recap: The UNLV product from Puyallup matched his
best opening round of the season (shot 68 at the Bob Hope Classic), and
continues to be one of the better golfers on tour in par-3 scoring (12
birdies in 56 holes). His 9-iron on the 152-yard, par-3 sixth stopped
close, and he made a 7-foot putt for birdie. Moore hit

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Feb.
18th

Ryan Moore at Northern Trust, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open, Thursday through Sunday, Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles.

World ranking: 150th.

2009 earnings: $194,250 (51st on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: A final-hole double bogey, in
windy and rainy weather conditions Saturday at Pebble Beach (the last
round played of the rain-shortened 54-hole event), derailed Moore’s
attempt to make the cut (even-par 216). He’s off to a career-worst
start in a season – three missed cuts in his first four events – but
should feel comfortable at Riviera CC where he made the cut at last
year’s

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Feb.
17th

This week’s tournaments

PGA TOUR’s Northern Trust Open

Site: Los Angeles.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Riviera Country Club (7,279 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.3 million. Winner’s share: $1,134,000.

Television (all times PST): Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon-3
p.m., 5:30-8:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, noon-3 p.m.; Sunday, noon-3:30
p.m.).

Last year: Phil Mickelson won the first of his two 2008 PGA Tour
victories, beating Jeff Quinney by two strokes. Mickelson opened with
rounds of 68 and 64 and finished with two 70s for a 12-under 272 total.

Last week: Dustin Johnson won at Pebble Beach on Monday when rain
washed out

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Feb.
15th

A free weekend, and unlimited resources? What Northwest state would you visit for golf?

A round table of sports scribes congregated at an undisclosed
location (hint: Sixth Avenue and Proctor Street … The Pub salad is one
of the best in the city) a few days ago, and started talking about a
road trip to play golf.

We’re all mid-handicap golfers who enjoy good courses. I have
visited (and played some) of the best venues in Oregon and Washington.
My colleagues have ties to Montana, and started bragging about the
courses there. It sparked a debate that could be a viable

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Feb.
14th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and
Spyglass Hill Golf Courses near Carmel, Calif.

Moore’s third-round score: 5-over-par 77 at Pebble Beach.

Kelly’s third-round score: 6-over 78 at Spyglass Hill.

Position: Moore (even-par 216) and Kelly (16-over 232) missed the cut (214). Second-year pro Dustin Johnson leads at 15-under 201.

Recap: It was a 10-stroke swing for Moore, the
Puyallup product who shot 67 on Friday at Poppy Hills. He got off to an
unfortunate start when he had a bad lie in a greenside bunker

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Feb.
13th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and
Spyglass Hill Golf Courses near Carmel, Calif.

Moore’s second-round score: 5-under-par 67 at Poppy Hills.

Kelly’s second-round score: 7-over 79 at Pebble Beach.

Position: Moore (5-under 139) is tied for 13th and
Kelly (10-over 154) is in a group at 174th – all behind leader Retief
Goosen (12-under 132).

Recap: What a move by Moore, on another day of
windy, cool and damp conditions on the Monterey Peninsula. The Puyallup
golfer’s six birdies (Nos. 2, 6, 9,

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Feb.
12th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and
Spyglass Hill Golf Courses near Carmel, Calif.

Moore’s first-round score: Even-par 72 at Spyglass.

Kelly’s first-round score: 3-over 75 at Poppy Hills.

Position: Moore (tied for 90th) and Kelly (tied for
152nd) trail co-leaders Robert Garrigus (65 at Spyglass) and Dustin
Johnson (65 at Pebble Beach).

Recap: The weather was cool (low 50s) and the air
was heavy. It took Moore, the Puyallup golfer, a while to get going in
the right direction after opening bogeys at

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