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Archives: Aug. 2009

Aug.
23rd

On 112th try, Moore wins PGA Tour event at Wyndham

Puyallup’s Ryan Moore is a PGA Tour winner at last.

Perhaps overdue after sweeping aside amateur golf in the summer of
2004 by winning every major tournament, Moore survived a three-man,
three-hole playoff Sunday to win the Wyndham Championship in
Greensboro, N.C.

He rolled in a 9-foot birdie putt on the 507-yard, par-4 18th after
hitting an exquisite 6-iron from 181 yards out from the right side of
the fairway to defeat Kevin Stadler, who ended up making a bogey.

Jason Bohn was the third member of the sudden-death extra session, but he bogeyed the

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Aug.
23rd

Moore fires a 65, likely in Wyndham playoff

Even with a costly bogey on the difficult 18th hole, Puyallup’s Ryan
Moore shot a 5-under-par 65, and appears headed to a sudden-death
playoff at the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

Moore, Jason Bohn (62) and Kevin Stadler (66) are all in the clubhouse tied at 16-under 264.

The Cascade Christian graduate and former four-time All-American at
UNLV led for a brief moment when he knocked in a 4-foot birdie putt on
the par-3 16th. He was caught by Stadler.

And on the 504-yard, par-4 18th at Sedgefield Country Club, playing
as the

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Aug.
23rd

Moore shoots 70, falls off pace at Wyndham

Puyallup’s Ryan Moore completed his rain-delayed third round of the
PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship by firing an even-par 70, falling into
a tie for ninth at 11-under 199 – four strokes behind leaders Sergio
Garcia and Chris Riley.

Moore tees off today at 9:42 a.m. PDT with another Northwest product – Seattle’s Fred Couples.

Aug.
21st

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly, Kyle Stanley at Wyndham Championship, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, Thursday through Saturday, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

Moore’s second-round score: 5-under through 17 holes.

Kelly’s second-round score: Even-par 70.

Stanley’s second-round score: 2-over through 15 holes.

Position: Moore (11-under) is tied for the lead
with Chris Riley (129). Kelly (1-under 139) was tied for 85th, and
likely will miss the cut, as will Stanley (4-over, tied for 137th).

Recap: Five birdies on his final-nine holes leaves
Moore in a tie with his pal from UNLV. And the Puyallup golfer was
hitting it close, running three birdies in a row

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Aug.
20th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly, Kyle Stanley at Wyndham Championship, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, Thursday through Saturday, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

Moore’s first-round score: 6-under-par 64.

Kelly’s first-round score: Even-par through seven holes.

Stanley’s first-round score: 2-over 72.

Position: Moore is tied for the lead with Chez Reavie and Brandt Snedeker. Kelly is tied for 84th, and Stanley is tied for 126th.

Recap: Moore, of Puyallup, matched his best round
of the season. He shot a final-round 64 at the Travelers Championship.
On Thursday, he had six birdies and no bogeys – four of them on putts
of 5 feet or shorter … Kelly,

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Aug.
19th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly, Kyle Stanley at Wyndham Championship, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, Thursday through Saturday, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

World rankings: Moore is 121st, Stanley 667th and Kelly 1,279th.

2009 earnings: Moore has $997,727 (66th on the PGA Tour), Stanley has $105,808 (203rd) and Kelly has $25,828 (235th).

Last tournament: A missed cut at the Buick Open
(2-under 142) really hurt Moore’s chances of getting into the PGA
Championship. He was the eighth-alternate, and was left out. Before
that, the Puyallup golfer had made the cut in four events in a row,
with three finishes in the top 11. … In three

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Aug.
17th

Yang’s PGA Championship win means a major for Mogg

PGA Tour clients are fickle, and Tacoma’s Brian Mogg hasn’t seen a
steady flow of them come his Brian Mogg Performance Center in
Windermere, Fla.

But one of the few he has is South Korea’s Y.E. Yang, who chased
down Tiger Woods to become the first Asian-born golfer to win a
professional major.

Mogg wasn’t at Hazeltine National Golf Club at the time Yang rolled
in his final birdie on the 72nd hole for a three-stroke victory over
Woods, but was immediately grabbed for interviews by The Golf Channel
back home in Florida.

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Aug.
14th

Feutz clipped at end in PNGA Junior Boys finals

University Place’s James Feutz was the first to give his opponent
credit Friday – when you can make 12-foot putts all day, you deserve to
win.

And that is what Goldendale’s Zach Wanderscheid did in capturing the
title at the PNGA Junior Boys Amateur championship at the University of
Idaho Golf Course in Moscow.

Trailing much of the day, Wanderscheid, the No. 1 seed, had four
one-putts in the final seven holes to win, 2-and-1, over Feutz, the No.
2 seed.

“It doesn’t feel good,” Feutz said about giving up a lead, which was

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