with Bryan Angus

Thanks for joining me today. I look forward to your comments . They are always welcome here on FairwaysPlus. Bryan Angus bryanangus4@gmail.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

5 Canadians tee it up in the Ben Hogan Championship

PGA Tour Dean & DeLuca Invitational leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/competition/2017/dean-deluca-invitational/leaderboard.html

There are 5 Canucks at this Ben Hogan Invitational now sponsored by Dean and DeLuca.

Graham DeLaet is T21 with a -1 69.. Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor, David Hearn and MacKenzie Hughes are all on course...

Your defending champion. Texan Jordan Spieth is E though 9.

The leader is American Derek Fauthauer at -5 65.. followed by a pack of six including Jon Rahm and Graham McDowell..

Bryan Angus

Sweden's Carlsson leads BMW PGA Championship

European Tour BMW PGA Championship leaderboard  http://en.espn.co.uk/golf/sport/site/golflive_euro.h

Many thought Henrik Stenson was the man to watch this week at the European Tour’s PGA Championship despite the fact no Swede has won in 62 years.

However it was fellow Swede, Johan Carlsson who jumped to the top of the $7 million leaderboard. The lanky Swede returned a -6 66 to lie one shot ahead at -6 of the trio of Francesco Molinari, Scott Jamieson and Kiradech Aphibarnrat all at -5 67. Stenson is part of large group in fifth place at 4-under after a 68.

Carlsson is still looking for his first European Tour win since turning pro in 2012. The 30-year-old’s best European Tour finish is fifth, in the 2014 KLM Open and last year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play. His form this year hasn’t pointed to contending in Europe’s biggest tournament outside the Open Championship.

Jordan Spieth is the defending champ...

Bryan Angus

Sunday, May 21, 2017

James Hahn, Lexi Thompson, Fred Funk are your Sunday leaders

Sunday will prove to be another exciting, dramatic day in golf including a major up for grabs on the Champions Tour. Here are all the leaderboard links, and main storylines starting in Birmingham, Alabama

PGA Tour Champions, Regions Tradition http://www.pgatour.com/champions/tournaments/regions-tradition/leaderboard.html

It is raining early this morning at the Regions Tradition, and there is more in the forecast throughout the day so the field is paired in three's, off split tees, but the first tee time of 8am EST has been delayed.

Fred Funk has his putter working so far with rounds of 67 65 70 -14 he has a one shot lead over Scott Parel with Bernhard Langer and Scott McCarron lurking at -12.

Rod Spittle 69 58 73 -6 T20 and Stephen Ames 70 72 71 -3 T30 are the Canadian contingent.

PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

If Sunday is like Saturday with it's birdie barrage, it will be a shoot out to the finish down in Irving, Texas where American James Hahn with rounds of 64 70 64 is clinging to a one shot lead at -12 but he has  only to slip up and he has the prospect of a hungry Billy Horschel right behind him at -11 then Jason Day coming off a 63 in at -10 along with Jason Kokrak who had a 62 on Friday. Sergio Garcia, a past two time winner is in a group at -8

Nick Taylor is the only Canadian who made the cut and he is T36 69 73 66 -2

LPGA Tour Kingsmill Championship leaderboard http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/kingsmill-championship/leaderboard

Who wouldn't want to see Lexi Thompson win this week after a minor rules infraction cost her a major, the ANA Inspirational a month ago. She has a 3 shot lead after shooting a -2 69 in tricky wind conditions over In Gee Chun into today's final round of the Kingsmill Championship. She is at -14.

Canadian Brooke Henderson shot a 69 T15th at -4 . Alena Sharp is at -1.

Lydia Ko is at -9 after a 70 and you know she hasn't won since July, after firing yet another coach and changing all her equipment.  So Yeon Ryu and Ariya Jutanugarn therefore are hot on her heels for the world's #1 ranking.

Bryan Angus

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Disastrous 45 front nine sinks Hearn's chances at the Players

PGA Tour Players Championship leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/competition/2017/the-players-championship/leaderboard.html

In yesterday's post "Hearn in great shape for a run at the Players" which sadly has been eaten somehow or another by the Blogging God  (I can't find or recover it after a hour of trying everything) I wrote about how much David embraces TPC Sawgrass, and how his patient playing style pays off for him and how he felt the course really suits his eye..

Well, with the wind blowing, driving up the scoring average by nearly 4 shots, David made par at the first, remaining at -5 just 4 shots out of the lead, but then reeled off 4 bogey's, a double and a triple at the ninth for a front nine of 45, I can only imagine that must be close to his worst 9 of his career.

To his credit he continued to battle on the treacherous back nine, all pars with a birdie at the 16th for 35, but sadly the dreaded 80 has knocked him right out of contention.

He goes into today's play 70 69 80 +3 T54 along with Adam Hadwin 71 72 76. MacKenzie Hughes is T25 67 75 74 E.

Hearn was not alone in his struggles on this windswept moving day. Jon Rahm of Spain was five shots behind but missed the 54-hole cut with an 82. Matt Kuchar took a 9 on the 14th hole and shot 81, his highest score ever on this course. Phil Mickelson shot a 78.

The leaders at -9 are JB Holmes and Kyle Stanley, with Louis Oosthuizen, a noted wind player next at -8.

Two of the better rounds of the day belonged to Si Woo Kim 68 to move him to -7 followed by Emiliano Grillo 67 -6 and a rejuvenated Ian Poulter. The best round belonged to Pat Perez who got around in -6 66 earlier in the day, he has moved to -4.

The cut fell at +2, the highest in 30 years, so a second cut was required after play last night. The weather forecast predicts more of the same today, wind gusting up to 30kph, so don't expect the score to be much lower than -10.


Some of the big names : Jason Day and Rory are at -1, while Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler are E.

58 : the number of balls in the pond at the 17th so far this year.

Bryan Angus

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's Denmark and Australia in the Golf Sixes final

European Tour Golf Sixes leaderboard http://www.golfsixes.com/

Denmark and Australia will go head-to-head in the final of the GolfSixes with the revolutionary new event set for a dramatic climax this afternoon at the Centurion Club.

The Danes birdied the last to beat Italy's Matteo Manassero and Renato Paratore 2-1 in their semi-final, as Thorbjørn Olesen looks to add this team play event to his resume playing alongside Lucas Bjerregaard.

The team of Scott Hend and Sam Brazel are waiting for them in the showpiece match after they claimed a 2-1 win over Scottish duo Richie Ramsay and Marc Warren.

Huge numbers of fans were once again enjoying the new format, with the teams battling it out in greensomes over six holes in great weather. Fireworks, flashy team intros, youngsters counting down the 30 second shot clocks, simulated crowd noise following the flight of the ball on the par 3's all have added to a fresh and wildly successful debut.

Bryan Angus

Canadians in Sunday contention..Taylor, Svensson, Ames

With Brooke Henderson losing to Shanshan Feng, 1 down at the Lorena Ochoa Match Play, the Canadians who are in contention today are Nick Taylor on the PGA Tour, Adam Svensson on the Web.com and Stephen Ames after a second round 65 T12, is 6 shots back of John Daly on the Champions Tour.

Here are the live leaderboards..

PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/competition/2017/wells-fargo-championship/leaderboard.html

With rounds of 71 69 71 -5 Nick Taylor is 3 shots behind the leader, American Patrick Reed as play begins down in Wilmington NC today. Taylor has 1 PGA Tour win under his belt, the Sanderson Farms back in 2014.

MacKenzie Hughes is having a good week at 70 72 71 -3, while Brad Fritsch also made the cut 73 71 74 +2. David Hearn MC.

The main story is that 17 players were within four shots of the lead. including marquee names like Phil Mickelson (69) and Dustin Johnson (67), both at -4. Johnson would have been much lower but he couldn't make a putt, so watch out for the big world #1.

Web.com Corales Puntacana Resort Championship leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/tournaments/corales-puntacana-resort-and-club-championship/leaderboard.html

Adam Svensson from Surrey BC., is just a shot off the lead on this Web.com event in the Dominican Republic. With rounds of 67 65 69 -15 he is T3 behind co leaders Rafael Campos and Kyoung hoon Lee, both at -16

Other Canadians: Ben Silverman and Corey Connors are both T48 at -9, while Roger Sloan was out early and is finished 71 68 76 72 -1.

PGA Tour Champions Insperity Invitational leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/champions/tournaments/insperity-invitational/leaderboard.html

Down near Houston Texas, Stephen Ames who won his first Champions Tour event last week fired a terrific -7 65 to move up into a T12 at -5, albeit 6 shots behind John Daly 68 65 -11 who is looking for his first win of any kind since 2004.

Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino put on quite a show, and the sponsors painted the Arnie Palmer umbrella logo out on the fairway as a reminder to us all about the last winning competitive putt he sank here for his life long friends, in 2012.

Bryan Angus

Friday, May 5, 2017

Brooke Henderson moves on at Lorena Ochoa Match Play

LPGA Tour Lorena Ochoa Match Play leaderboard http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/lorena-ochoa-match-play/leaderboard

After a first round 20 hole thriller beating Aussie Catherine Kirk, Brooke Henderson has advanced  to the 3rd round of this Lorena Ochoa Match Play,  after a bogey free, 8 birdie 2&1 win over American Ryan O'Toole 2&1..

(Alena Sharp lost a close match 2&1 to Moriya Jutanugan while Maude Aimee LeBlanc) lost 2&1 to

Brooke faces the daunting task of beating Chinese star Shanshan Feng tomorrow..

Bryan Angus