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Archives: Feb. 2013

Feb.
28th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at Honda Classic, 1st Rd.

This week: Honda Classic. Thursday through Sunday, PGA National Champion Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Stanley’s and Kelly’s first-round score: Even-par 70.

Position: Both locals are tied for 61st, six strokes behind leader Camilo Villegas (64).

Recap: Mistakes can be mitigated when you go 3-under on two par-5 holes like Stanley did. He started off with a pair of early bogeys, but busted a 260-yard approach at No. 18 that landed 10 feet from the hole. He made the putt – then birdied the other par 5 at No. 3. … Kelly was 2-under after his birdie at No. 13

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Feb.
27th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at Honda Classic, preview

This week: Honda Classic. Thursday through Sunday, PGA National Champion Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

World rankings: Stanley is 91st, and Kelly is 291st.

2013 earnings: Stanley has $84,216 (122nd on the PGA Tour), and Kelly has $13,715 (182nd on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: After his solo 74th-place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (even-par 284), Stanley decided to take a few weeks off to relax and recuperate. He has said coming into that event because of a busy offseason, he did not have time to wind down – and decided to take an extended break. The Bellarmine

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Feb.
21st

Ryan Moore at WCG-Accenture Match Play Championship, 1st Rd.

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

First-round match: Lost to No. 7 seed Jim Furyk, 4 and 2, in the Bobby Jones Bracket.

Details: The two golfers were all square when they returned to the course Friday to complete their match. And one of the real underrated turning points was at No. 7 – their first hole of the day – where Furyk was in trouble, but his a wedge approach for a third shot on the par 4 within 6 feet, and made the par-saving putt for a

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Feb.
20th

Ryan Moore at WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships, 1st Rd. (susp.)

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

First-round match: All square with Jim Furyk through six holes.

Details: Moore was 1-down after missing the third green, and he ended up making bogey. Two holes later, Furyk did the same thing, giving Moore his first hole.

Feb.
19th

Ryan Moore at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, preview

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

World ranking: 42nd.

2013 earnings: $406,470 (30th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: Finished tied for 27th at last week’s Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. He finished 2-under-par 282.

Match-play seed: 10th seed in the Bobby Jones Bracket.

First-round matchup: Moore will take on No. 7 seed Jim Furyk, and the match tees off at 8:35 a.m. PST. Moore made it to the quarterfinals in the 2011 event before losing to England’s Luke Donald, 5 and 4. He has a 3-2

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Feb.
17th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Northern Trust Open, 4th Rd.

This week: Northern Trust Open, Thursday through Sunday, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Moore’s fourth-round score: 3-over-par 74.

Position: Moore (2-under 282) tied for 27th, nine strokes behind co-leaders Charlie Beljan and John Merrick. Kelly (10-over 152) missed the cut by eight strokes Friday.

Recap: On a fast course, this regular PGA Tour event played more like a Sunday of a U.S. Open. Moore curled in a 10-foot putt from in front of the green at No. 3 to start 2-under on his round. It would be his final birdie of the tournament. He made five bogeys in a

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Feb.
16th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Northern Trust Open, 3rd Rd.

This week: Northern Trust Open, Thursday through Sunday, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Moore’s third-round score: Even-par 71.

Position: Moore (5-under 208) is tied for 12th, seven strokes behind leader Bill Haas (12-under 201). Kelly (10-over 152) missed the cut by eight strokes Friday.

Recap: The Puyallup product needed a round like Haas, his playing partner – a 64 – to seize control of his tournament. Instead, Moore made three bogeys during a four-hole stretch at the turn. And the last one came at one of the most difficult short par-4 holes in golf at No. 10. The tees

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Feb.
15th

Ryan Moore, Troy Kelly at Northern Trust Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: Northern Trust Open, Thursday through Sunday, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Moore’s second-round score: 4-under-par 67.

Kelly’s second-round score: 3-over 74.

Position: Moore (5-under 137) is tied for ninth, four strokes behind co-leaders Sang-Moon Bae and Fredrik Jacobson (9-under 133). Kelly (10-over 152) missed the cut by nine strokes.

Recap: Except for one hole, Moore was pretty much flawless on this demanding layout. He birdied the three par-5 holes, and was 5-under on his round through 11 holes when his approach shot went over the green. His chip shot 32 inches from the hole, and that is

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