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GRIP IT AND RIP IT.....Welcome Mr JOHN DALY.

After 25 seasons on the PGA TOUR, BIG JOHN DALY is set to make his PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS debut at the Insperity Invitational. He celebrated his 50th birthday on the 28th April and tees it up at The Woodlands Country Club outside of Houston this weekend.
Thanks to his partnership with Loudmouth Golf, Daly’s over-the-top wardrobe fits his playing style. Texas better watch out !

He will be the only tour member in the parking lot in his camper van with no money, Two Major Championships, three children, four ex-wives and, seemingly, nine lives.

Daly will have some company in the over 50's club this year, as the list of PGA TOUR Champions newcomers include Jose Maria Olazabal, Bob Estes, Billy Mayfair, Jerry Kelly, Michael Bradley, Craig Parry and Tim Petrovic. But with all due respect, though, it is DALY's arrival that has created the most stir and ushers in a new level of excitement on the PGA TOUR Champions. Where US fans are concerned, he is the biggest name to hit the tour since Fred Couples in 2010.

DALY won five times on the PGA TOUR, the first in 1991, the last in 2004 and owns two Major Titles - the ’91 PGA Championship and ’95 The Open Championship - that PGA Championship win remains part of folklore. Daly was the ninth and final alternate for the tournament. The first five alternates had already gotten into the field when Nick Price dropped out at the last minute because his wife was about to have a baby. The three alternates ahead of Daly – Bill Sander, Mark Lye and Brad Bryant – declined the spot for various reasons.

Legend has it that Daly drove all night to get to Carmel, Indiana. Having never set foot on the course before, he shot a first-round 69, relying on the advice of caddie Squeaky Medlin, who had come to Crooked Stick expecting to work for Price. “I just remember every hole, he’d go, ‘Where do I hit it here, Squeaky?’ ” playing partner Billy Andrade said later. “He was like a blind man with a guide dog. He didn’t miss a lot of shots.” His length off the tee was a huge advantage. On the par-5 14th hole, a dogleg left that required a 275-yard drive to carry a creek, Daly hit a high, hard draw that easily carried past all the trouble and had a wedge to the green.
Of course, he wound up winning the tournament by three shots over Bruce Lietzke. The enduring image of the ’91 PGA Championship is Daly walking to the 18th green on Sunday waving a towel like it was the chequered flag at the end of a NASCAR race. A legend was born. And a golfing folk hero was created.

In 1997, Daly became the first player on tour to average more than 300 yards per drive. Leading the PGATOUR Driving distance 11 times in his career since 1991, Daly says he’s hitting it almost as long as ever off the tee but has noticed a few lost yards with his long and middle irons. “It’s really hit the last two or three years,” Daly said. “I’m losing a yard or two every year it seems.” Not to worry, though. He said his 3-iron still carries “226 to 230.”

Beyond that, nobody really knows what to expect – Daly included......backed him ew at 50's and added Monty 9/1.
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Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 26, 2016 7:25 PM BST
ANOTHER MAJOR WEEK on the Seniors TOUR from Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Monty returns this week as the two-time winner of the Senior PGA Championship, a title he first won in 2014 on this Nicklaus-designed course. A 4-shot victory at Harbor Shores was followed with another Senior PGA Championship title last year at Pete Dye's French Lick Resort course, where he also won by 4.

58yo Bernhard Langer, back atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings after winning last week’s Regions Tradition by 6 strokes - the first major of the season, his sixth - has 27 career wins on the PGA TOUR Champions including two this season already. He is third behind Hale Irwin (45) and Lee Trevino (29) on the all-time list, but this Senior PGA Championship is the only senior major Langer has yet to win.

Montgomerie (14/1 into 6's) is paired with Kenny Perry and Rocco Mediate for the first two rounds at Harbor Shores while Langer (7/2), John Daly and Mark Calcavecchia, all major champions, will play together.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 27, 2016 9:30 PM BST
Just 3 months away from his 59th Birthday MR LANGER fires a 64 to tie for the Seniors PGA lead. He's trying to become the first man to win all FIVE Senior Majors.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 5, 2016 2:06 PM BST
Miguel Angel Jimenez fav to take this tonite
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 5, 2016 2:12 PM BST
Rocco Mediate at 20's for me with Spoilsports 3pl paying 1/4 odds !

Rocco Mediate had a record-setting, wire-to-wire victory in last week's Senior PGA Championship. Smoking cigars during the round, the 53-year-old Mediate closed with a 5-under 66 — holing a 15-footer for par on the last at Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores — for a three-stroke victory over two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie. "I didn't know I shot 66," Mediate said. "I didn't know what the heck I shot today. ... A lot of great things happened today and I don't believe I'm sitting here. I really don't."
Report dave1357 June 5, 2016 10:41 PM BST
anyone think mccarron is anchoring? hand surely touching shirt at least.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 6, 2016 6:39 PM BST
Scott McCarron won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR Champions title, birdieing the final three holes for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory. The 50-year-old McCarron finished at 15-under 201 at Wakonda Club to edge Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Andrade. Making his 17th start on the PGA TOUR Champions, McCarron won for the first time since taking the 2001 Bellsouth Classic for the last of his three PGA TOUR titles.

McCarron didn't have a top-10 finish during the first three months of the season. But after getting hitched last month, he had back-to-back top-10s before his milestone victory in Iowa. "She's been a phenomenal support. Even when I was thinking of hanging it up and just doing TV, she really pushed me," McCarron said about wife Jenny. "I've got to hand it to her. She really stuck by me through a lot of difficult times." Marriage has made Scott a much better golfer it seems.

Andrade had a 68 after shooting a course-record 63 on Saturday. Jimenez shot a 67. Duffy Waldorf (67) and Joe Durant (71) tied for fourth at 11 under, while Tom Lehman (71) and Rocco Mediate (70) were 10 under - close but no cigar Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 6, 2016 11:44 PM BST
Jean Van de Velde makes his Champions Tour debut this week - no one better mention that '99 OPEN @ Carnastie !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 7, 2016 12:03 AM BST
Dick's Sporting Goods Open from En-Joie Golf Club, ENDICOTT, N.Y. where Vijay Singh is 5/1 clear fav. LANGER 11/10 is another clear fav back home in Germany for the Euro Tour Senior event in Vorbeck at WINSTONgolf.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 24, 2016 12:10 AM BST
John Daly makes his Boeing Classic debut this week in Seattle.

http://www.pgatour.com/champions/news/2016/08/23/weekly-update-boeing-classic.html?cid=TWPGATChamp
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 24, 2016 12:27 AM BST
Langer 5's along with 'new comers' McCarron 28's & Mayfair 30's - Five winners of the Boeing Classic claimed the title in their first start at the event: David Eger (2005), Denis Watson (2007) and the last three years John Riegger (2013), Scott Dunlap (2014) and Billy Andrade (2015 who held off Bernhard Langer by one shot..... 2016 ?????
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 19, 2016 1:18 PM BST
51 year old Senior Open Champion Paul Broadhurst joined an exclusive group of players to have won at both Carnoustie and Pebble Beach by winning the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on the PGA Tour Champions.
Having taken victory at the Senior OPEN in July around Carnoustie, he joins Ben Hogan and Tom Watson as only the third player to win around both illustrious courses with a one-shot victory (66,70,68) ahead of Bernhard Langer and Kevin Sutherland over the weekend.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 22, 2016 9:01 AM BST
All the chant is BUBBA 'U Da MAN'
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 22, 2016 9:02 AM BST
Oops wrong thread
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 1, 2016 8:05 PM GMT
This week it's Dominion Charity Classic from The Country Club of Virginia, (James River course) in the city of Richmond, VA.

Hogan, Snead, Rodriguez & Palmer - all of the game's greats have won in Richmond. Who will it be this year? (LANGER & MONTY are obvious choices or maybe the form horses like Garwood, Sutherland, Durant, Jimenez or Mize). RICHMOND is the city of Arnie’s last professional win where the legend from Latrobe, Pennsylvania won the 1988 Crestar Classic at Hermitage Country Club in wire-to-wire fashion. Palmer, then 59yo, finished with a 54-hole total of 13-under 203 for his 10th career win on the PGA TOUR Champions, which was to be his final professional victory.

This is the second of the Playoffs events (after the PowerShares QQQ Championship at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California last week). After this week's Classic the TOUR Champions go from 54 to 36 players for the third and final Playoffs tournament, The Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the traditional season-ending event at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Charles Schwab Cup winner will earn a $1 million bonus and the top five finishers will also receive bonus pay outs.

So in a limited field of just 54 players we’re going for.....
51yo Scott McCarron 25/1 b365 5pls (form figures this season 6,30,10,2,50,37,37,mc,57,2,13,13,1,7,6). T6th last week (67,69,73)
AND 58yo Ian Woosnam 70/1 ew b365 5pls (5,55,10,28,22,2,22,8,4,44,10,40,2,17,mc,52). 5th last week (74,66,68) Driving accuracy improved last week.

Coverage on the Golf Channel and presume Sky will show Woosie’s winning putt !

Oh, a very Happy Birthday to 81yo GARY PLAYER today.
© CMiyc Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 4, 2016 9:02 PM GMT
Round 1 is in the books as they say...
1 Byrum (65)
2 Jimenez (66)
T3 Haas (67)
T3 Rocco
T3 SCOTT McCARRON Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 6, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
GOING WELL Scott  - 2nd just 2 behind thru6 the leader Byrum
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 7, 2016 1:15 AM GMT
Phew, SCOTT McCARRON wins (in a playoff) 67-67-69 – 203 (-13). After losing in a playoff to Colin Montgomerie at the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, McCarron found redemption.

McCarron sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff and beat Tom Byrum to win the $2 million Dominion Charity Classic PGA Tour Champions playoff tournament - the second of three PGA Tour Champions playoff events - having missed a birdie putt on the 54th and final hole of regulation to necessitate the playoff.

McCarron, one of the longest hitters on PGA TOUR Champions and leads the Tour in par-5 scoring, did most of his scoring on the longest holes. "I thought that if I could take advantage of the par 5s, I could possibly have a great tournament, and I certainly did that for most of the week," he said. For the season, McCarron has had birdie or better on 54.17% of par 5s. This week, be birdied nine out of 13, including the playoff hole.
He has eight top 10s this season, including four in his last five tournaments. In June, he recorded his first career PGA TOUR Champions victory when he won the Principal Charity Classic. He also finished second at the Senior Open Championship.

The top five players – two-time defending champ Bernhard Langer, McCarron, Colin Montgomerie, Joe Durant and Miguel Angel Jimenez – will automatically win the championship by winning next weekend’s final event in Arizona.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 11, 2017 8:53 PM BST
The PGA TOUR Champions gets ready for the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf.

Pumping for 12/1 Kevin Sutherland to beat Langer and Jimenez this week. Two years ago Sutherland made PGA TOUR Champions history by becoming the first golfer to shoot 59. It's been a while since his only win on tour in the 2002 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
 
Langer is back to #1 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings and has a 2013 win and back-to-back runner-up finishes (2014, 2015) in this event. He missed the cut with two-day total of 9 over at The Masters. Jimenez is also a former champion in this event (2014) and is coming off a victory at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic last week beating Gene Sauers on a playoff.

+Ireland's Paul Dunne in Morocco & Russell Henley (The Kiawah Island, South Carolina resident) in Harbour Town. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 12, 2017 7:20 PM BST
Sutherland....has sustained his incredible pace of T20s in each of his last 23 starts dating back 12 months. The last six are top 10s. T9 here last year. Leads the circuit in GIR.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 16, 2017 6:23 PM BST
Kevin Sutherland is just one behind AMES thru 3holes of the Sunday showdown....another Electric Classic finish tonite ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 8, 2017 6:31 PM BST
GRIP IT AND RIP IT.....Welcome the winners enclosure Mr JOHN DALY.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 23, 2017 1:01 PM BST
ANOTHER MAJOR WEEK
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 24, 2017 10:12 PM BST
#SchwabCup standings:
1. LANGER $1,124,651 of course !
2. McCarron $678,351
3. Couples $631,233
4. Jimenez $588,044
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 24, 2017 10:15 PM BST
Although Bernhard has 8 senior Major titles.....yet he has not won a Senior PGA Championship.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 24, 2017 10:18 PM BST
JACK also has 8 btw.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 26, 2017 2:25 PM BST
Bernhard Langer 15/8 leads the way by two with a 7-under 65 in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National on the shores of the Potomac River, about 25 miles from Washington.
                 
Miguel Angel Jimenez 6/1 was among the group at 4 under.                   
Tom Lehman 11/1...briefly had the lead until he chunked a 4-iron into the water on 18, leading to a bogey...finished two shots back after a 67.                   
Scott McCarron 14...two shots behind.                     
Kevin Sutherland 18                     
James Kingston 20.....South African who got into the field by finishing among the T20 on the European Senior Tour, is also two shots behind.                     
Kenny Perry 20                     
Vijay Singh 20                     
David Toms 22                     
Jerry Kelly 22
33's bar

Langer has 31 career victories and $22 million in earnings on the PGA TOUR Champions. The 59yo German could break Nicklaus' record of eight senior Majors and would also become the first player to win all five of the current Senior Majors.
Monty, a two-time winner of this event (2014, 2015), tied a PGA TOUR Champions record today when he posted his 38th consecutive round of par/better with a 2-under-par 70. It tied the mark Jay Haas set in 2014. Colin started his streak in the final round of last August’s US Senior Open.

UPDATE: Larry Mize signs for a seven under par 65, sharing the lead with fellow Masters winner Langer.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 26, 2017 4:43 PM BST
SINGH finished one shot off the lead on six under par with Jiménez a shot further back after returning early Friday morning to resume their first rounds. Play was suspended the previous evening due to rain in Washington.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 29, 2017 8:19 PM BST
WELL DONE TO the 59yo German !
Bernhard Langer makes it nine Majors - breaks Jacks' record of eight Senior Majors - to become the first player to win all five of the current Senior Majors !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 27, 2017 12:12 AM BST
THIS WEEK it's the US Senior Open from Salem Country Club.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 27, 2017 12:17 AM BST
An injured shoulder forces John Daly to withdraw
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 28, 2017 11:05 PM BST
Bernhard Langer 11/2 9/2 5 5 5 5 5 5 9/2 24/5     
Fred Couples 11/2 6 11/2 6 6 6 6 5 9/2 29/5     
Miguel Angel Jimenez 10 11 12 10 10 10 10 10 12 54/5     
Kevin Sutherland 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 78/5     
Scott McCarron 18 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 16 17     
Vijay Singh 14 16 14 14 16 12 12 18 18 88/5     
Jerry Kelly 16 20 18 20 18 18 18 18 14 22     
Prayad Marksaeng 22 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 23     

David Toms 18 22 22 20 22 20 20 25 25 24     
Tom Lehman 28 22 20 22 22 25 25 22 28 33     
Brandt Jobe 28 30 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33     
Joe Durant 33 33 33 33 35 35 35 40 40 41     
Kenny Perry 33 40 40 40 40 40 40 33 40 41     
Stephen Ames 40 30 40 33 33 40 40 28 40 41     
Bob Estes 28 45 40 40 40 40 40 33 25 43  40   
Colin Montgomerie 50 45 50 40 40 40 40 40 50 39     
Jeff Maggert 55
80's bar
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 17, 2017 10:21 PM BST
The 2017 Senior Players Championship final leaderboard is headed by winner Scott McCarron, who denied Bernhard Langer a fourth consecutive win in the senior major. McCarron won on 18-under 270 to beat Langer, who is a member at host Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., along with Brandt Jobe.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 7, 2017 2:45 PM GMT
Charles Schwab Cup Championship Final this week...

Scott McCarron 14/1 tgtbt Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 28, 2018 11:12 PM GMT
Never Underestimate An Old Man With A Golf Club

STRICKER hopes for a birthday present this weekend at the Cologuard Classic in Omni Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona.....51 Friday btw.
It marked his PGA TOUR Champions debut a year ago, and was his first runner-up finish. (He held a two-stroke lead with three holes to play, only to make a few uncharacteristic mistakes and be overtaken by Tom Lehman). Steve tied for second in his first event this season, at last week’s Chubb Classic. Must be why he's 3/1fav this week - from Langer at 13/2. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 6, 2018 8:50 PM GMT
STEVE got the job done in Arizona last week so takes his talents to Florida for this week's Valspar Championship. Although he hasn't won on the PGA TOUR since the 2012 Tournament of Champions, perhaps hoisting that trophy will spark some more fire on the bigger stage - with finishes of T31 and T26 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am already in the bag.
.....MEANWHILE on the Tour Champions it's off to Sunny California and Newport Beach GC where Joe Durant or Fast Freddy COUPLES will get a result for us in this week's TOSHIBA CLASSIC 2018. (Tournament returns after a year break since 2016). Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 9, 2018 4:43 PM GMT
TOM WATSON is in the field this week ! .....even if he's 160/1.

...39 PGA TOUR victories including eight Majors and lead the PGA TOUR money list five times.  14 PGA TOUR Champions wins including 6 Major tournaments.

Jerry Kelly 6 Bfred is best
Bernhard Langer 8
Fred Couples 8
David Toms 10
Miguel Angel Jimenez 10
Kevin Sutherland 18
Billy Mayfair 25
Colin Montgomerie 25
Scott McCarron 25
Vijay Singh 25
Gene Sauers 25
Joe Durant 28
33's bar
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 14, 2018 8:48 PM BST
"LANGER LEADS in the final round" - where have we heard that before.

Players face a 36-hole Saturday finish in the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf.
Facing a forecast of 1 1/2 inches of rain overnight Saturday and the threat of lightning Sunday, tournament officials decided to play both the second and final rounds on Saturday.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 18, 2018 12:28 AM BST
Miguel Angel Jimenez fires an 8-under 64 today to take the Rd 1 lead in the Regions Tradition - the first of the PGA TOUR Champions' five Majors.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 11, 2018 9:35 PM BST
MONTY DEFENDS - The SAS CHAMPIONSHIP at Prestonwood CC in Cary, NC - It was Montgomerie’s first win on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2017 (he plays with Duffy and Faldo on Friday btw).

With only 4 events to go (of the 27 scheduled tournaments) - the SAS Championship plays host to ‘Wildcard Weekend’ on the PGA TOUR Champions – the last full-field event before the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. This event allows for one player who finishes in the top-10, but is outside of the top-72 on the money list, to advance to the Playoffs.
The 2018 Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will feature the Dominion Energy Charity Classic (19-21st Oct), PowerShares QQQ Championship (26-28th Oct) and Charles Schwab Cup Championship (8-11th Nov), which returns to Phoenix CC for a second straight year.


WE'RE ON A WEATHER WATCH FOR MICHAEL - the Pro-Am was closed to the public today due to impending weather forecast for wind and rain (there can be flooding rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes today) - but the weekend looks good for golf.

2011 OPEN Champ Darren Clarke and Chris DiMarco - both made their TOUR Champions debut back in late August at the Boeing Classic - so its also their first time here.
But 20/1 shots Brandt Jobe (14th), Kevin Sutherland (13th) on the SCHWAB Money List (both with good form in recent weeks and paired together on Friday) or Kirk Triplett 28/1 (12th & 2014 Winner) are my three to lift the glass.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 14, 2018 9:27 PM BST
No contest as LANGER walks away with it - 5 swings ahead with only 3/4 holes to play (A T5 for Triplett is the best we can hope for).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2018 1:35 AM BST
61yo Bernhard marched to victory #38, to win by 6-strokes (-22), and a record fourth since turning 60 (Hale Irwin is second with three). This was his second SAS win at Prestonwood CC (2012 aged 55), with a bogey-free 7-under 65 - (Shot 62,67,65 with 23 birdies in 54 holes) - he won the Insperity Invitational in May in Texas for his 37th PGA Tour Champions victory (and was 2nd five times this season, having won 7 times last year). Incredibly he nearly shot his age with a 62 to match Tom Lehman & Gene Sauers for the first-round lead.

This is his 112th professional golf tournament win leaving him in 2nd on all-time-winners list on two Tours - European Tour with 42 (to Seve's 50) and Champions with #38 (to Irwin 45). The top 72 players in the Schwab Cup standings qualify for the three-event series playoffs that begins next week with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia. Langer is the defending champion in 2-of-the-3 playoff events.
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