Cristie Kerr played the last 45 holes with only two bogeys in winning the US Women's Open by two shots over Angela Park and Lorena Ochoa. The back nine Sunday was some marvelous theater, with a lot of quality golf shots interspersed with some pressure induced "what was that" shots as well.
Tom Pernice Jr fired a 66 to jump into the lead after the third round of the Buick Open. Jesper Parnevik, Scott Verplank, and Brian Bateman are all a single shot behind. Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry, two of the second round leaders are in a group of five another shot back. Brett Quigley, the third co-leader from the second round, replaced his caddie after the second round and shot 75 to fall into a tie for 32nd place. The prospect for extreme fireworks on Sunday in high, given the number of players within four shots of the lead.
Phil McGleno aka Phillip McClelland O'Grady aka Mac O'Grady bashed Tiger Woods stating that on a scale of ten. He went on to say that for Mr. Woods to challenge Mr. Nicklaus's record in the majors is cheating. Like being on steroids. The steroids aren't in the players, they're in the equipment. Ridiculous say I.
At o'dark thirty (4:30am) I backed the WRX out of the garage and hustled...
An Arnold Palmer Signature CourseKing Arnold is quickly garnering my respect for his course layouts and designs. Northville Hills Golf Club is the third Arnold Palmer Golf course I have played in the past three weeks and more importantly, the BEST one yet!
Lorena Ochoa shot a five under 67 to lead the Wegmans LPGA by one over rookie In-Kyung Kim and three over Christie Kerr. Ochoa, the worlds number one player, insists she'll stay aggressive in order to make fewer mistakes and give her the best chance to win. We'll see, as she has been know to hit errant shots under pressure in the past. Ms. Kim, at nineteen years old, has never been in this position before so her play will no doubt be affected by nerves. Christie Kerr is four shots back but by no means out of the chase. To many things can happen on this golf course in a very short period of time.
Angel Cabrera wins the US Open holding off Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by a single stroke. Cabrera shot a final round 69, his second of the eight under par rounds all week. Several players made runs at the top, including Steve Stricker, who led at the turn but doubled both 10 and 11 enroute to a tie for 13th with 3rd round leader Aaron Baddeley. Baddeley shot a 80 beginning with a 3 putt triple bogey from 8 feet on the first hole. Woods and Furyk had chances but couldn't get it done while Cabrera did and that in the end was the difference.
Aaron Baddeley has a two shot lead over Tiger Woods after the third round of the US Open. Baddeley birdied the final hole to shoot even par 70 on a day when only two golfers broke par. One of those was Steve Stricker, who holed a 74 yard shot for a birdie and shot 68, the other was Mr. Woods with a one under par 69. Woods also hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation. There are a dozen golfers within 5 shots of the lead, including David Toms and Jim Furyk along with second round leader Angel Cabrera who stumbled to a 75. Tomorrow should be some kind of fun; at least for spectators.