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Catch Me ifyoucan
04 May 16 23:22
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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.
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
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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
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
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.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 11, 2019 2:33 PM GMT
WHAT a LANGER he is - becomes the All-Time Money Leader in PGA Champions TOUR history - with his 39th victory, at the Oasis Championship in Boca Raton, Florida - had his daughter on the bag too.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 2, 2019 1:38 AM GMT
PGA Tour Champions’ Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National.
62yo Mark O’Meara, equaled a PGA Tour Champions record with eight consecutive birdies on a front nine of 28, though he was unable to make another birdie. He had eight pars and a bogey to close his round, to shoot a seven-under par 66 and finish one stroke behind leader Kenny Perry. “Anytime you shoot seven under, I guess you can't be too disappointed, but certainly when you're eight under after nine holes, you would like to do a little better.” He is the fifth player to post eight straight birdies on the PGA Tour Champions and also the oldest. The previous four were Chi Chi Rodriguez in 1987, Jim Colbert in 2000, Dana Quigley in 2005 and Joe Ozaki in 2006.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 23, 2019 10:45 PM BST
Jerry Kelly beat Steve Stricker, the tournament host, along with Retief Goosen in a playoff to capture the American Family Insurance Championship in his hometown.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 28, 2019 11:30 AM BST
Catch Me ifyoucan  • June 26, 2019 6:57 PM BST 
Hideki / Sergio / Stricker (Seniors Open) punt at 450/1 ew tbl

US Golf showcasing their superb pitch n putt courses this week.....
Two 8 under 62s (Stricker & Toms) lead at the US Senior Open ! Wink while 121 out of 156 players are under par at the Rocket Mortgage Classic Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan June 29, 2019 11:19 PM BST
The boys from Madison are making it look easy at the Core/Crenshaw designed track at Notre Dame in the US Senior Open.
For the second straight day, Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, friends and competitors since their junior years in Wisconsin, took apart the rain-softened Warren Golf Course, each shooting bogey-free rounds of 6-under 64 in the second round Friday.

Stricker broke the tournament 36-hole record at 14-under 126, a day after shooting an event-record 62 for a share of the first-round lead with defending champion David Toms. Kelly, a playoff winner over Stricker and Retief Goosen last week in the Madison event that Stricker hosts, was two strokes back after their morning rounds.
"I've known Jerry from a young age when we were playing amateur events and junior events across Wisconsin," said 52-y-old Stricker, the Regions Tradition winner last month for his first major title. "It's good to see him playing well. I knew this course would set up well for him. He's doing everything well as it shows from winning last week."
Stricker has plenty of motivation from his loss Sunday when he missed a birdie putt on the final hole of regulation and bogeyed the first playoff hole.
"It stings a little bit," Stricker said. "I feel good going around this course. It fits my eye well. It's a treat to go around here and play, and I like what I've been doing so far."

53-y-old Kelly - "It's competition and support and friendship, I appreciate everything he's done for my game. I hope he knows I've been there for him." The victory last week was Kelly's fourth on the 50-and-over tour. He won three PGA Tour titles. "Definitely a continuation of last week, got a great feel the last five weeks. It's low every weeks so it teaches you to keep going, keep going."
Among those returning for the weekend is Tom Watson, who matched his age with a 69 on Thursday and bettered it Friday with an afternoon 68 that included consecutive birdies at holes 15-17. "I wanted to be here on the weekend again," Watson said. "At my age, you never know how many more USGA championships you're going to play in.
Watson's long time rival, 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus, is now a behind-the-ropes fan and raised his arms in celebration next to wife Barbara when son Gary, playing in his first Senior Open, birdied his final hole for a 71 that left him at 1-under 139 and also playing this weekend.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan July 9, 2019 10:07 PM BST
j daly pulled out of the open, after the r&a would not let him use a buggy to get around

Wonder will he allowed a buggy at the Seniors OPEN ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 13, 2019 9:44 PM BST
A third win for Jerry Kelly as he cards a Sunday 65 to win the SAS Championship - the regular Season finale... he inches closer to #1 Scott McCarron heading into Schwab Cup Playoffs.

The first two Playoffs events, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic and PowerShares QQQ Championship, feature $2 million purses and double points. In a new format since 2018, players will compete for a $2.5 million purse at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (36-player field) and now also earn double points at that event. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2019 9:50 PM BST
The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course in the venue for this weeks Dominion Energy Classic

No.1 Scott McCarron is seeking first Schwab Cup title heading into the playoffs.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2019 10:02 PM BST
Notables turning 50 in the next 12 months:
Els, Mickelson, Rich Beem, Paul Stankowski, Cameron Beckman, Tim Herron, Jaidee, Choi, Mike Weir, Anders Hansen & 'Mr 59' Jimmy Furyk.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2019 10:06 PM BST
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid,  Monty Python & Sesame Street are all 50 this year Tongue Out
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2019 10:21 PM BST
Angel Cabrera (September 12, 1969)
Rod Pampling (September 23, 1969)
Ernie Els (October 17, 1969)
Thongchai Jaidee (November 8, 1969)
Paul Stankowski (December 2, 1969)
Dean Wilson (December 17, 1969)
Tim Herron (February 6, 1970)
Cameron Beckman (February 15, 1970)
Shane Bertsch (March 30, 1970)
Jim Furyk (May 12, 1970)
Mike Weir (May 12, 1970)
K.J. Choi (May 19, 1970)
Phil Mickelson (June 16, 1970)..... 2020 US Senior Open - 22-28 June - Newport CC, Newport, R.I. - just saying.
Tom Scherrer (July 20, 1970)
Jonathan Kaye (August 2, 1970)
Rich Beem (August 24, 1970)
Anders Hansen (September 16, 1970)
Andre Stolz (October 5, 1970)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2019 10:26 PM BST
PICK Your winner from these 4:
Jerry Kelly
Woody Austin
Scott McCarron
Bernhard Langer
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 17, 2019 3:54 PM BST
HAPPY 50th Birthday.....take it (big) easy old boy ! Tongue OutDevil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 22, 2019 9:13 PM BST
Enhorabuena para los THE MECHANIC.....

A mechanical bogey-free-final-round 63 (9-under-par) gives Legend Miguel Angel Jimenez the title at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic (DECC) - persistant rain forced a delay to a Monday finish.
His 2nd title this season, and 8th in his PGA TOUR Champions career.....up 8 spots to #14th in the Schwab Cup Standings with $1,073,336 ($1,432,579 behind McCarron).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 2, 2019 1:20 AM GMT
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 2, 2019 1:20 AM GMT …..Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 2, 2019 1:27 AM GMT
55yo Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied the final two holes Friday for a 6-under 66 (eight birdies and two bogeys) and a share of the first-round lead in the Invesco QQQ Championship, the second of three events in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.
Coming off a victory two week ago in Virginia in the playoff opener, The Spaniard joined Billy Mayfair and Woody Austin atop the leaderboard at Sherwood Country Club, THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 9, 2019 12:52 AM GMT

LANGER is walkin' 'em in Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 9, 2019 11:42 AM GMT
Jeff MAGGERT has a FOUR shot lead into weekend at Phoenix Country Club (hasn't won since 2015 though).... Langer is lurking with a chance at a record sixth Schwab Cup (a fifth in six years?) but a double-bogey on Friday’s 18th didn't help matters (he's 10-under - pulled to with one shot after 16).

Points leaders Scott McCarron and Jerry Kelly both T25th. Retief Goosen (9-under T3) also has a chance to capture the Cup with a win if McCarron and Kelly continue to falter.

Regardless of where he finishes this week, Langer continues to find ways to win and break records while defying the conventional wisdom in a sport in which most players see their skills decline as they age...Most players. Langer is an exception to the rule. He has finished first or second in the Schwab Cup standings seven consecutive years, winning four Cups in the past five years. He’s also PGA TOUR Champion’s all-time money leader ($28 million-plus), winning 10 money titles in the past 11 seasons.
Jay Haas, who at 65 is the oldest player in the elite 34-player field this weekend - “What Bernhard has done with seven wins (after 60) is pretty darn incredible. I think we all shake our heads (about what an accomplishment that is)". The traditional window to contention on PGA TOUR Champions “used to be 50-55.” (Historically, 85 percent of PGA TOUR Champions winners have been between those ages since the inception of the 50-and-over tour in 1980.) Langer, however, has continued play as if he is 10 years younger. In fact, 22 of his 40 PGA TOUR Champions titles - including two this season - have come since he turned 57. Only fellow World Golf Hall of Famer Hale Irwin, with 45, has more career victories on tour.

Here are the all-time win leaders by age:
** Most wins in the 20s: Tiger Woods, 46 PGA TOUR wins.
** Most wins in the 30s: Arnold Palmer 44, Ben Hogan 43.
** Most wins in the 40s: Vijay Singh 22.
** Most wins in the 50s: Hale Irwin 42 PGA TOUR Champions wins.
** Most wins in the 60s: Bernhard Langer 7 PGA TOUR Champions wins.

“It’s been an amazing run for me, personally,” Langer said during a recent interview. “I’ve been very blessed to have achieved (so much) and won the Schwab Cup five times. To be able to play this game at over 50, you need tremendous desire to keep working on your skills. You’ve also got to be healthy. . . . The game is hard enough when you’re healthy. So when you’re not healthy, it’s very difficult.” Though Langer has always insisted that “age is just a number,” he concedes that he has had to change his workout regimen in recent years. “I don’t practice as hard or as rigorous as I did in my teens, 20s and 30s,” Langer told “First of all, the body can’t take it. I can’t beat hundreds and hundreds of balls every day anymore. I wear out. I get tired. “I spend more time stretching and resting than I do hitting balls on the range or putting and chipping. And I do more light weights now. You lose strength and flexibility (as you age).” .....'Go way ya langer' Tongue Out Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 10, 2019 11:29 PM GMT
Jeff Maggert and Retief Goosen PLAYOFF
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 11, 2019 12:19 AM GMT
JEFF MAGGERT holes out his second shot (123yd wedge for eagle) on third playoff hole to best Retief for the Schwab "Championship" tournament - therefoe SCOTT McCarron wins his first Charles Schwab Cup ! (points leader).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 19, 2020 7:30 PM GMT
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai...

Miguel Angel Jimenez (-14) celebrates his win at the PGA Tour Champions' season opener with a victory cigar - his 9th victory on Tour - 3rd career playoff win and 7th straight year with at least one win.
Jimenez wins the three-way playoff, as Langer (-11) missed out with double bogey/bogey finish for T6 - Couples rare miss from 2ft (eliminated) - Miguel birdies 2nd playoff hole against Els who almost wins on debut, shooting a 7-under final round and only bettered on the day by fellow countryman Goosen for T4.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 16, 2020 12:35 PM GMT
Yet another AUSTRALIAN - Stephen Leaney leads the CHUBB Classic at The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort in Naples, Florida. (Adam SCOTT leads the GENESIS on the West Coast Swing).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 16, 2020 9:33 PM GMT
Looking like Scott Parel could get over the line in Florida
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 16, 2020 10:15 PM GMT
1 Scott Parel -17
2 Bob Estes -15
T3 Kevin Sutherland -13
T3 Bernhard Langer -13
T5 Marco Dawson -12
T5 Stephen Leaney -12
T5 Chris DiMarco -12
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 2, 2020 12:05 AM GMT
ANOTHER LANGER..... Bernhard lands his 41st win at The Cologuard Classic in Tucson, AZ.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 5, 2020 11:16 PM GMT
On Scott McCarron in the HOAG Classic - likes it here in Newport Beach CC in sunny California - last 5 years read 3rd, 2nd, dnp, 10th & 9th in 2015.

Triplett beat Woody Austin in a playoff in 2019
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