Rory’s Going for the Career Grand Slam #TheMasters @McIlroyRory

Rory McIlroy with his sights set on the career grand slam will skip the Masters

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Par 3 Contest because of what he calls a ‘distraction.’ Moreover, he may be right about that, no par 3 contest winner has ever won the same year Masters Tournament. In fact, only four times has the par 3 champ won a major in the same year. Winning a “Green Jacket” would put Rors in the ultra-elite of professional golfers as number six in the Masters Era Career Grand Slam winners.

The world No. 3 golfer said, “It’s a bit of a distraction and the year I had my best chance at Augusta, 2011, I didn’t play the Par 3 contest. So maybe the decision not to play it this year can work in my favor.”

McIlroy finished in the top 10 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in early March and closed out the month with fourth-place at the WGC Dell Match Play tournament played “Deep in the Heart of Texas” at Austin Country Club. Mr. McIlroy seems warned up and focused for the task at hand but guys like Spieth, Day, Rickie, Bubba, and even Phil will be there looking to add to their wardrobes.

Good luck Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Masters.

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Who’s Your Pick for the 2016 Shell Houston Open? #GolfStats

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The field for the 2016 Shell Houston Open.

Allenby, Robert

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Appleby, Stuart

Baddeley, Aaron

Barber, Blayne

Barnes, Ricky

Beljan, Charlie

Berger, Daniel

Blair, Zac

Blixt, Jonas

Bowditch, Steven

Bradley, Keegan

Brown, Scott

Burgoon, Bronson

Cabrera Bello, Rafa

Cabrera, Angel

Campbell, Chad

Campos, Rafael

Castro, Roberto

Cazaubon, Rodolfo

Cejka, Alex

Chappell, Kevin

Choi, K.J.

Cink, Stewart

Cochran, Case

Collins, Chad

Compton, Erik

Crane, Ben

Curran, Jon

de Jonge, Brendon

DeLaet, Graham

Dobyns, Matt

Donaldson, Jamie

Duke, Ken

Els, Ernie

English, Harris

Every, Matt

Fathauer, Derek

Finau, Tony

Fowler, Rickie

Garcia, Sergio

Gibson, Rhein

Glover, Lucas

Gonzales, Andres

Goosen, Retief

Gore, Jason

Guthrie, Luke

Hadley, Chesson

Hadwin, Adam

Hahn, James

Harman, Brian

Harrington, Padraig

Hearn, David

Henley, Russell

Henry, J.J.

Herman, Jim

Hickok, Kramer

Hicks, Justin

Hoffman, Charley

Hoffmann, Morgan

Holmes, J.B.

Howell III, Charles

Hubbard, Mark

Huh, John

Iwata, Hiroshi

Jacobson, Freddie

Jaidee, Thongchai

Johnson, Dustin

Jones, Matt

Kim, Michael

Kim, Si Woo

Kim, Whee

Kizzire, Patton

Knost, Colt

Koepka, Brooks

Kokrak, Jason

Lahiri, Anirban

Laird, Martin

Langley, Scott

Levin, Spencer

Loupe, Andrew

Love III, Davis

Lovemark, Jamie

Lowry, Shane

MacKenzie, Will

Mahan, Hunter

Malnati, Peter

Marino, Steve

Martin, Ben

McConnell, Paul

McGirt, William

Mickelson, Phil

Molder, Bryce

Noh, Seung-Yul

O’Hair, Sean

Ogilvy, Geoff

Oosthuizen, Louis

Ortiz, Carlos

Overton, Jeff

Owen, Greg

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Palmer, Ryan

Pettersson, Carl

Piercy, Scott

Pinckney, Scott

Points, D.A.

Reavie, Chez

Reed, Patrick

Reifers, Kyle

Rodgers, Patrick

Romero, Andres

Schwartzel, Charl

Senden, John

Singh, Vijay

Smith, Cameron

Spieth, Jordan

Stallings, Scott

Stanley, Kyle

Steele, Brendan

Stefani, Shawn

Stegmaier, Brett

Stenson, Henrik

Streelman, Kevin

Stricker, Steve

Stroud, Chris

Swafford, Hudson

Taylor, Nick

Taylor, Vaughn

Toms, David

Tringale, Cameron

Uresti, Omar

Van Aswegen, Tyrone

van der Walt, Dawie

Varner III, Harold

Vazquez, Sebastian

Vegas, Jhonattan

Villegas, Camilo

Wagner, Johnson

Walker, Jimmy

Weekley, Boo

Weir, Mike

Westwood, Lee

Wheatcroft, Steve

Wiesberger, Bernd

Wilcox, Will

Woodland, Gary

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Starting Times

 

Bay Hill Club & Lodge
TEE # TIME PLAYER
1 7:35 AM Spencer Levin USA
    William McGirt USA
    Blayne Barber USA
10 7:35 AM Aaron Baddeley AUS
    Charles Howell III USA
    Dicky Pride USA
1 7:47 AM Ben Curtis USA
    Zac Blair USA
    Adam Hadwin CAN
10 7:47 AM Martin Laird SCO
    Morgan Hoffmann USA
    Francesco Molinari ITA
1 7:59 AM Ian Poulter ENG
    Marc Leishman AU
    Brendan Steele USA
10 7:59 AM Roberto Castro USA
    Jon Curran USA
    Andy Sullivan ENG
1 8:11 AM Danny Lee NZL
    James Hahn USA
    Ben Martin USA
10 8:11 AM Adam Scott AUS
    Brandt Snedeker USA
    Henrik Stenson SWE
1 8:23 AM Smylie Kaufman USA
    Troy Merritt USA
    Chris Kirk USA
10 8:23 AM Graeme McDowell NIR
    Justin Rose ENG
    Matt Kuchar USA
1 8:35 AM Peter Malnati USA
    David Lingmerth SWE
    Kevin Streelman USA
10 8:35 AM Ryan Moore USA
    Angel Cabrera ARG
    Webb Simpson USA
1 8:47 AM Emiliano Grillo ARG
    Davis Love III USA
    Vijay Singh FIJ
10 8:47 AM Matt Jones AUS
    Russell Henley USA
    Stewart Cink USA
1 8:59 AM Freddie Jacobson SWE
    Trevor Immelman RSA
    Will Wilcox USA
10 8:59 AM Tim Herron USA
    Kevin Chappell USA
    Harold Varner III USA
1 9:11 AM Derek Fathauer USA
    Si Woo Kim KOR
    Chris Wood ENG
10 9:11 AM Boo Weekley USA
    Brendon de Jonge ZIM
    Jim Herman USA
1 9:23 AM Robert Gamez USA
    Rob Oppenheim USA
    David Hronek USA
10 9:23 AM Billy Hurley III USA
    Ricardo Gouveia POR
    Bryson DeChambeau USA
1 12:20 PM Jhonattan Vegas VEN
    Kyle Reifers USA
    Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA
10 12:20 PM Gary Woodland USA
    George McNeill USA
    Daniel Summerhays USA
1 12:32 PM Chez Reavie USA
    Chad Campbell USA
    Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG
10 12:32 PM Cameron Tringale USA
    Tony Finau USA
    Brett Stegmaier USA
1 12:44 PM Jeff Overton USA
    Patrick Rodgers USA
    Mark Hubbard USA
10 12:44 PM Bryce Molder USA
    Lucas Glover USA
    Colt Knost USA
1 12:56 PM Hideki Matsuyama JPN
    Jason Day AUS
    Zach Johnson USA
10 12:56 PM Vaughn Taylor USA
    Hunter Mahan USA
    K.J. Choi KOR
1 1:08 PM Kevin Kisner USA
    Rory McIlroy NIR
    Matt Every USA
10 1:08 PM Keegan Bradley USA
    Luke Donald ENG
    Retief Goosen RSA
1 1:20 PM J.J. Henry USA
    Camilo Villegas COL
    Rory Sabbatini RSA
10 1:20 PM Fabian Gomez ARG
    Brian Harman USA
    Harris English USA
1 1:32 PM Billy Horschel USA
    Ernie Els RSA
    Ryan Palmer USA
10 1:32 PM Robert Streb USA
    Brendon Todd USA
    Paul Casey ENG
1 1:44 PM Jason Kokrak USA
    Jamie Lovemark USA
    Byeong-Hun An KOR
10 1:44 PM Scott Brown USA
    Hudson Swafford USA
    Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA
1 1:56 PM Jonas Blixt SWE
    Sean O’Hair USA
    Andrew Loupe USA
10 1:56 PM John Huh USA
    David Hearn CAN
    Soren Kjeldsen DEN
1 2:08 PM Sam Saunders USA
    Ryan Ruffels AUS
    Maverick McNealy USA
10 2:08 PM Bud Cauley USA
    Sung Kang KOR
    Thomas Pieters BEL

 

Arnold Palmer Invitational

Old Golf Ball of the Day #GolfCollecting

The rare “Palmerized” by the Arnold Palmer Company circa mid 1960s.

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Golf Quote of the Day

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and Arnold Palmerfrustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.

~Arnold Palmer

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Dustin Johnson’s 9 PGA Tour Wins @DJhonsonPGA

DJ has won PGA Tour events in each of the past nine years starting in his first full year as a pro. He defeated Robert Allenby by one stroke at the 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship. Johnson is currently 8th the World Golf Rankings, 32nd in FedEx Cup points and 20th on the career money list.

Dustin Johnson’s PGA Tour Wins

No.        Date                     Tournament

1             Oct 5, 2008         Turning Stone Resort Championship

2             Feb 15, 2009       AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

3             Feb 14, 2010       AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

4             Sep 12, 2010       BMW Championship

5             Aug 27, 2011      The Barclays

6             Jun 10, 2012       FedEx St. Jude Classic

7             Jan 8, 2013          Hyundai Tournament of Champions

8             Nov 3, 2013        WGC-HSBC Champions

9             Mar 8, 2015        WGC-Cadillac Championship

Dustin Johnson current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
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World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship Pairings and Start Times

Dustin Johnson defends his 2015 win on Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral.

 

Tee #     Time (EST)                          Player Names

1             11:10 AM             Kristoffer Broberg, Scott Hend, Fabian Gomez

10           11:10 AM             Kevin Kisner, Phil Mickelson, J.B. Holmes

1             11:21 AM             T. Kim, Andy Sullivan, Bernd Wiesberger

10           11:21 AM             Hideki Matsuyama, Danny Willett, Brandt Snedeker

1             11:32 AM             Jamie Donaldson, Nathan Holman, Scott Piercy

10           11:32 AM             Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy

1             11:43 AM             George Coetzee, Danny Lee, Steven Bowditch

10           11:43 AM             Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott

1             11:54 AM             Jason Dufner, Robert Streb, Victor Dubuisson

WGC-Cadillac Championship

10           11:54 AM             Charl Schwartzel, Justin Thomas, Anirban Lahiri

1             12:05 PM             Billy Horschel, Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas

10           12:05 PM             Martin Kaymer, Daniel Berger, Ross Fisher

1             12:16 PM             Shane Lowry, Jimmy Walker, Kevin Na

10           12:16 PM             Harris English, Chris Wood, Matthew Fitzpatrick

1             12:27 PM             Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen

10           12:27 PM             Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

1             12:38 PM             Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson

10           12:38 PM             Yusaku Miyazato, David Lingmerth, Smylie Kaufman

1             12:49 PM             Patrick Reed, Branden Grace, Sergio Garcia

10           12:49 PM             Russell Knox, Byeong-Hun An, Jordan Zunic

1             1:00 PM               Marc Leishman, Matt Kuchar, Paul Casey

10           1:00 PM               Soren Kjeldsen, Marcus, Fraser Rafa Cabrera Bello

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