Connect with us

Tour News

Beljan’s magical win at Disney

Published

on

There were times over the course of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic that Charlie Beljan looked like he would need a miracle in order to finish, let alone win the tournament.

On Friday, the PGA Tour rookie looked on the verge of fainting as he labored around the golf course under the watchful eye of Tour paramedics, whom he summoned multiple times during his round.

The trouble for Beljan began on the practice range Friday when he began experiencing a pronounced shortness of breath. In an incredible display of grit, determination and desire, Beljan made it around the Palm Course in an 8-under 64.

Though not on nearly so grand a stage, Beljan’s performance Friday was reminiscent of Tiger Woods’ exhibition of tenacity and will-power as he battled though a severely damaged left leg at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2007.

Taken unceremoniously from the scorer’s tent to the hospital by stretcher, Beljan spent Friday the night under observation—reportedly with golf shoes on— as doctors ran multiple tests. They determined that nothing was medically wrong with him, but advised Beljan against continuing play in the tournament.

Beljan said there was too much at stake for him to quit. He entered the event in the 139th position on the PGA Tour money list, and needed to move into the top 125 in order to secure his PGA Tour card for 2013. He blamed his agonizing episode on a prolonged and nearly debilitating panic attack, the most severe of the attacks that he said he had been battling in recent weeks.

Beljan said he felt like he was on the verge of death in an interview after the third round. But the day after his sleepless night in a hospital bed, Beljan posted a 1-under 71 Saturday to maintain his lead. The task ahead of him on Sunday remained daunting, however. He was attempting to win his first PGA Tour event.

Beljan made it to the back nine with a four shot lead over Charlie Wi, and finished the day two shots ahead of Matt Every and Robert Garrigus to claim his first title on Tour. In doing so, he moved to the 69th position on the money list, securing his tour card for the next two years.

Miraculous? No. But magical? Certainly.

Your Reaction?
  • 0
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

GolfWRX Editor-in-Chief

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tour Photo Galleries

Photos from the 2024 PGA Championship

Published

on

GolfWRX is on site this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, for the PGA Championship.

While we see fewer equipment changes and new gear seeding at major championships, we get a look at custom gear and looks into the bags of players we rarely see, which is just as exciting. In the case of the PGA Championship, this means a look at the gear some of the PGA Professionals who qualified for the tournament will be gaming, and LIV players, such as Jon Rahm and Patrick Reed.

Check out links to all our albums from Valhalla below and check back throughout the week as we continue to update.

General Albums

WITB Albums

Pullout Albums

Your Reaction?
  • 10
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

News

Photos from the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship

Published

on

GolfWRX is live this week at the Wells Fargo Championship as a field of the world’s best golfers descend upon Charlotte, North Carolina, hoping to tame the beast that is Quail Hollow Club in this Signature Event — only Scottie Scheffler, who is home awaiting the birth of his first child, is absent.

From the grounds at Quail Hollow, we have our usual assortment of general galleries and WITBs — including a look at left-hander Akshay Bhatia’s setup. Among the pullout albums, we have a look inside Cobra’s impressive new tour truck for you to check out. Also featured is a special look at Quail Hollow king, Rory McIlroy.

Be sure to check back throughout the week as we add more galleries.

General Albums

WITB Albums

Pullout Albums

See what GolfWRXers are saying about our Wells Fargo Championship photos in the forums.

Your Reaction?
  • 15
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

Tour Photo Galleries

Photos from the 2024 CJ Cup Byron Nelson

Published

on

GolfWRX is on site this week in McKinney, Texas, at the 2024 CJ Cup Byron Nelson (FKA the AT&T Byron Nelson).

Last year at TPC Craig Ranch, Jason Day ended a five-year winless streak. J-Day is in the field again, as are Jordan Spieth, Tom Kim, and Will Zalatoris.

We have our usual assortment of general galleries, WITBs, and pullout albums for your perusal. As always, we’ll continue to add links to additional albums as they make their way to us from the Lone Star State.

Check out links to all our photos below.

General Albums

WITB Albums

Pullout Albums

See what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums.

 

 

Your Reaction?
  • 12
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending