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Archives: Jan. 2013

Jan.
31st

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at WM Phoenix Open, 1st Rd. (susp.)

This week: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Moore’s first-round score: 5-under-par 66.

Stanley’s first-round score: 2-under through 16 holes

Kelly’s first-round score: 1-over 72.

Position: Moore is tied for 18th, Stanley is tied for 58th and Kelly is tied for 104th – all trailing leader Phil Mickelson (60).

Recap: Fresh off a two-week layoff, Moore posted one of the best scores of the afternoon – and tying his best opening round at this tournament (shot 66 in 2010). And his day did not start well. On the 11th hole, he hit his approach shot

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Jan.
30th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at WM Phoenix Open, preview

This week: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

World rankings: Moore is 45th, Stanley is 82nd and Kelly is 271st.

2013 earnings: Stanley has $72,312 (78th on the PGA Tour), Moore has $63,000 (81st on the PGA Tour) and Kelly has not cashed in an event this season.

Last tournament: For the past two tournaments, no local has made the cut. That includes last week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines where Stanley finished 145th (7-over-par 151), and Kelly withdrew after the first round with flu-like symptoms. This is an important week for Stanley,

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Jan.
28th

Winged Foot Golf Club gets 2020 bid, will host sixth U.S. Open (just not 2015)

When Winged Foot Golf Club bowed out of hosting the 2015 U.S. Open, that is when the United States Golf Association gave a new course in the Northwest serious consideration at its replacement.

And that is how Chambers Bay Golf Course became the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.

Here is a story about Winged Foot getting the OK to host its sixth U.S. Open

Jan.
25th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly, Andres Gonzales at Farmers Insurance Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, La Jolla, Calif.

Stanley’s second-round score: 4-over-par 76 on the North Course.

Gonzales’ second-round score: 6-over 78 on the South Course.

Kelly’s second-round score: Withdrew prior to tee time.

Position: Stanley (7-over 151) finished a solo 145th, and Gonzales (8-over 152) tied for 148th, missing the cut. Tiger Woods (11-under 133) is the tournament leader.

Recap: Not at all the showing Stanley ever envisioned returning to the event he nearly won, and lost in a sudden-death playoff a year ago. He really struggled in two rounds

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Jan.
24th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly, Andres Gonzales at Farmers Insurance Open, 1st Rd.

This week: Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, La Jolla, Calif.

Gonzales’ first-round score: 2-over-par 74 on North Course.

Stanley’s first-round score: 3-over 75 on South Course.

Kelly’s first-round score: 5-over 77 on South Course.

Position: Gonzales is tied for 124th, Stanley is tied for 138th and Kelly is tied for 153rd – all trailing co-leaders K.J. Choi and Brandt Snedeker (65).

Recap: After nearly leading wire-to-wire last year, Stanley opened on the first hole of the South Course and air-mailed his approach from 140 yards over the green, leading to a double bogey.

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Jan.
23rd

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly, Andres Gonzales at Farmers Insurance, preview

This week: Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday through Sunday, Torrey Pines North and South Courses, La Jolla, Calif.

World rankings: Stanley is 80th, Kelly is 263rd and Gonzales is 399th.

2013 earnings: Stanley has $72,312 (61st on the PGA Tour), and Kelly and Gonzales have not earned a paycheck.

Last tournament: After going 2-for-2 in Hawaii, Stanley missed the cut at last week’s Humana Challenge (4-under-par 212) in La Quinta, Calif. Now he returns to the scene of the crime, so to speak – a tournament he had in hand, only to squander a three-shot lead on the final hole, and

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Jan.
19th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly and Andres Gonzales at Humana Challenge, 3rd Rd.

This week: Humana Challenge, Thursday through Sunday, PGA West Resort (Palmer, Nicklaus, La Quinta CC), La Quinta, Calif.

Third-round scores: All three locals shots 2-under-par 70 – with Stanley at La Quinta CC, and Kelly and Gonzales at Nicklaus Private.

Position: Stanley (4-under 212) tied for 127th, Gonzales (1-under 215) tied for 144th and Kelly (even-par 216) tied for 148th. All three men missed the cut (10-under 206). Scott Stallings leads at 22-under 194.

Recap: Starting the day at 2-under, Stanley needed to get off to a scorching start if he wanted to post a low score. And he made

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Jan.
18th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly, Andres Gonzales at Humana Challenge, 2nd Rd.

This week: Humana Challenge, Thursday through Sunday, PGA West Resort (Palmer, Nicklaus, La Quinta CC), La Quinta, Calif.

Gonzales’ second-round score: Even-par 72 at La Quinta.

Kelly’s second-round score: 1-over 73 at La Quinta.

Stanley’s second-round score: 3-over 75 at Palmer.

Position: Stanley (2-under 142) is tied for 130th, Gonzales (1-over 145) is tied for 145th and Kelly (2-over 146) is tied for 149th – all trailing co-leaders Roberto Castro and James Hahn (14-under 130).

Recap: A perfect day for scoring – there were 19 rounds of 65 or better – and none of the locals could take of advantage

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