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Archives: Jan. 2011

Jan.
31st

Say anything? Moore to be mic’d up at Phoenix

In his off-week, Puyallup’s Ryan Moore spent time filming a few segments for The Golf Channel.

At the end of it, a producer approached the PGA Tour golfer from Cascade Christian and UNLV and had one final request.

Care for the world to hear what you say during one full round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open?

Guaranteed a prime-time spot for the first round Thursday at TPC Scottsdale – a layout Moore seems to shine on annually – he agreed to have a microphone attached to him to record each and every one of the words – or sounds

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Jan.
30th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Farmers, 4th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, San Diego

Stanley’s fourth-round score: 4-over-par on the South Course.

Position: Stanley (even-par 288) finished tied for 51st, 16 strokes behind winner Bubba Watson (272).

Recap: The South Course is a brutal layout on its own merit – and punishing if a golfer isn’t sharp, which Stanley (five bogeys, one double bogey) was not Sunday. And he was 3-over after three holes when on the downhill par-3 third, he blasted his second shot from a front greenside bunker over the green and into deep

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Jan.
29th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Farmers, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, San Diego

Stanley’s third-round score: Even-par 72 on the South Course.

Position: Stanley (4-under 212) is tied for 24th, eight strokes behind co-leaders Bill Haas and Phil Mickelson (204). Putnam and Gonzales missed the cut Friday.

Recap: The Bellarmine Prep graduate recorded his second consecutive 72 on the difficult South Course – though the round Saturday had plenty more action (five birdies, five bogeys). He started out with three birdies on his first six holes, capped by a nifty up-and-down on the par-5 sixth

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Jan.
28th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Farmers, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, San Diego

Stanley’s second-round score: Even-par 72 on the South Course.

Putnam’s second-round score: 2-under 70 on the North Course.

Gonzales’ second-round score: 4-under 68 on the North Course.

Position: Stanley (4-under 140) is tied for 31st, seven strokes behind leader Bill Haas (133; shot 66 on the South Course on Friday). Gonzales (145) and Putnam (146) missed the cut.

Recap: Good start for Stanley – a 332-yard drive, a wedge approach and an 18-foot birdie putt on the difficult first hole to go

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Jan.
27th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Farmers, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, San Diego

Stanley’s first-round score: 4-under-par 68 on the North Course.

Putnam’s first-round score: 4-over 76 on the South Course.

Gonzales’ first-round score: 5-over 77 on the South Course.

Position: Stanley is tied for 15th, Putnam is in a group in 133rd and Gonzales is tied for 145th – all behind Korea’s Sunghoon Kang (64 on North Course).

Recap: Stanley continued what he’s been doing in the past couple weeks – make birdies. He ended his final three holes with birdies to erase a

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Jan.
26th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Farmers, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, San Diego

World rankings: Stanley is 357th, Putnam is 363rd and Gonzales is 856th.

2011 earnings: Stanley has $43, 645 (66th on the PGA Tour), Putnam has $10,100 (129th on the PGA Tour) and Gonzales has yet to play in an event.

Last tournament: Stanley, the Bellarmine Prep product, is 2-for-2 in cuts made as a PGA Tour rookie, including his tied-for-29th finish at last week’s Bob Hope Classic (18-under 342). He is averaging five birdies per round, which ranks No. 30 on tour.

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Jan.
23rd

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley at Bob Hope, 5th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West Nicklaus, PGA West Palmer, La Quinta CC and Silver Rock Golf Courses, La Quinta, Calif.

Stanley’s fifth-round score: 5-under-par 67 at PGA West Palmer.

Putnam’s fifth-round score: Even-par 72 at PGA West Palmer.

Position: Stanley (18-under 342) tied for 29th, and Putnam (11-under 349) finished in a group at tied for 68th – all behind winner Jhonattan Vegas (333), who won in a sudden-death playoff over Bill Haas and Gary Woodland.

Recap: Posting one of the better rounds of the day at PGA West Palmer, Stanley finished 9-under

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Jan.
22nd

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley at Bob Hope, 4th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, PGA West Nicklaus, PGA West Palmer, La Quinta CC and Silver Rock Golf Courses, La Quinta, Calif.

Putnam’s fourth-round score: 3-under-par 69 at Silver Rock.

Stanley’s fourth-round score: 1-under 71 at PGA West Nicklaus.

Position: Stanley (13-under 275) is tied for 45th, and Putnam (11-under 277) is tied for 61st – all trailing co-leaders Jhonattan Vegas and Gary Woodland (264).

Recap: Even though this is a five-round tournament, Saturday is still “moving day” on the PGA Tour. And while others did, Stanley fell back 28 spots – starting with a

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