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Archives: 2012

Dec.
28th

Tidbits and news nuggets on Kyle Stanley heading into 2013

Got Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley by telephone as he was celebrating the winter holiday in Spokane.

Here are some developments:

* The Bellarmine Prep product said he is finally settled in his new digs in Scottsdale, Ariz. And while he said initially he missed South Carolina a lot, the move made too much sense – his family is on the West Coast.

Also, he just joined a new golf club called Silverleaf, a new Tom Weiskopf design that plays at elevation and overlooks the city skyline.

* How did Stanley grade his 2012 season in which he won the Waste

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Dec.
27th

Tidbits and news nuggets on Ryan Moore heading into 2013

Making the rounds with the local PGA Tour players. Last week, sat down with new daddy Ryan Moore, of Puyallup, around town for coffee before he headed off to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Some of the highlights:

* Moore’s 2013 schedule will be tweaked from years past. He will stay in Hawaii to play the first two events (Hyundai, Sony Open), then return to the mainland and skip the Humana Challenge and Farmers Insurance Open.

Moore said he thoroughly analyzed the whole schedule in the offseason, and formed a strategy: Rarely play more than back-to-back weeks before

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Nov.
7th

Horton, longtime rules official from Bremerton, elected as WSGA president

Whenever a United States Golf Association champions rolls into town, and steps foot on the Gold Mountain Golf Complex, Bremerton’s Frank Horton is right in the middle of it.

The longtime rules official, who served as tournament chairman for the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur. will now serve in a new capacity starting in 2013 – the president of the Washington State Golf Association.

“The game is much different today than it was in the past,” Horton said. “Trends are showing that many decisions won’t be easy to make. That is why I would like

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Nov.
4th

Kyle Stanley at WGC-HSBC Champions, 4th Rd.

This week: WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal, Guangdong, China.

Fourth-round score: 3-under-par 69.

Position: Stanley (4-over 292) finished tied for 65th. England’s Ian Poulter (65) was the winner at 21-under 267.

Recap: Finally, the Bellarmine Prep product got on a bit of a birdie run Sunday, making four birdies in a five-hole stretch. It also helped that three of those holes were par 5s (Nos. 7, 9, 11). After an early quadruple bogey on a par-5 hole, Stanley finished the tournament 8-under on the par-5 holes. This was the Gig Harbor native’s final PGA Tour

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Nov.
3rd

Kyle Stanley at WGC-HSBC Champions, 3rd Rd.

This week: WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal, Guangdong, China.

Third-round score: 2-over-par 74.

Position: Stanley (7-over 223) is in 73rd alone, 25 strokes behind co-leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood (198).

Recap: The good news is that the Gig Harbor native birdied the 15th hole for a second consecutive day (after a quadruple bogey-9 in the first round). The bad news is that it was a rocky finish to his opening nine holes – bogey-bogey-double bogey (Nos. 16-18).

Tee time Sunday: 7:10 p.m. PDT Saturday off the 10th tee with Yuta Ikeda and Johnson Wagner.

Nov.
2nd

Kyle Stanley at WGC-HSBC Champions, 2nd Rd.

This week: WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal, Guangdong, China.

Second-round score: 2-under-par 70.

Position: Stanley (5-over 149) is tied for 64th, 21 strokes behind leader Louis Oosthuizen (128).

Recap: A day after being befuddled and almost embarrassed on the par-5 holes, including a quadruple bogey-9 at the 15th, Stanley rebounded in typical long-bombing fashion. He birdied them all Friday, including No. 15. He made the turn at 1-over, but made three birdies over his final nine holes to post a 70.

Tee time Saturday: 6:45 p.m. PDT Friday with Richie Ramsay and Johnson Wagner.

Nov.
1st

Kyle Stanley at WGC-HSBC Champions, 1st Rd.

This week: WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal, Guangdong, China.

First-round score: 7-over-par 79.

Position: Stanley is tied for 76th, 14 strokes behind co-leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott (65).

Recap: The only golfer in the 78-player field to post a worst score than Stanley was South Africa’s Jbe Kruger (83). It was the Gig Harbor native’s second-highest round of the year behind an opening 80 at the PGA Championship. He ended Thursday with a back-nine 44 – including a quadruple bogey-9 on the 15th hole where water lurks all down the left side of the

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Oct.
31st

Kyle Stanley at WGC-HSBC Champions, preview

This week: WGC-HSBC Champions, Thursday through Sunday, Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal, Guangdong, China

World ranking: 64th.

2012 earnings: $2.35 million (32nd on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: His last official PGA Tour start came in the FedEx Cup playoffs – a tied-for-34th showing at the BMW Championship in early September. But he did travel overseas for last week’s CIMB Classic in Malaysia (tied for 41st at 5-under-par 279), which is a non-sanctioned tournament many Americans played in, won by Nick Watney. So what is left for Stanley, who has had a banner second season? At one point after his

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