Roberto Castro is a young golfer and has not had much experience on the Tour, so reality was bound to set in at some point. Although most expected him to drop in the standings, I don’t think anyone saw a +6 round coming after such an impressive performance yesterday. In today’s round, Castro recorded a birdie, 5 bogeys and a double bogey to end at -3 through the tournament so far. He easily made the cut, but he has to forget today’s meltdown and show up tomorrow with the same mentality he had on Thursday. Continue reading
The Players Championship started this week, which means almost all of Tech’s former golfers will be competing in the field. Some players came out strong today, posting scores under par, while others really struggled. Nick Thompson was able to finish with a -3 on the day and both Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale are one shot behind him at -2. Continue reading
Nick Thompson had the best day out of everyone left on the course and ended at -2 on the tournament. He’s out of contention for the win, but he can still wrap up a nice outing with a nice day tomorrow. Cink dropped two shots today, but he still sits at -1 and one shot back of Thompson. Both of them have had a successful tournament and have continued their good play. Continue reading
Stewart Cink had the best day out of everyone, going -2 on the round with 3 birdies and a bogey. He’s now at -3 on the tournament and sits 3 shots back of the leader. Thompson, Matteson, and Kuchar are all at -1, E, and +1 respectively and made the cut. It’s somewhat surprising that Kuchar went +2 on the day after he had such a great Masters, but hopefully he can put together a nice weekend and stay hot.
Both Molder and Castro missed the cut (cut was +1) at +4 and +8 respectively. Molder had some nice holes, but had a bad bogey run halfway through his round that ruined his day. Castro on the other hand was off from the beginning of the round and just had a rough tournament.
The first round of the RBC Heritage is over and there were mixed results for Georgia Tech’s pros. Stewart Cink made 4 birdies, but also bogeyed 3 holes to end at -1 on the day. Kuchar had a less eventful day, parring 15 holes and also ending at -1. Nick Thompson had the most surprising day out of the 6 golfers by positing going -1 as well. He did a great job of battling back after bogeys and staying under par. Continue reading
Now that the Masters is over and the golf world has quieted down, there is a two month wait until the next major tournament. During that gap, there are quite a few smaller tournaments to fill the schedule, excluding the TPC. Therefore, Tech fans will get the chance to see all of GT’s former golfers in tournaments like this weeks RBC Heritage Tournament.
While the late evening playoff between eventual champion Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera stole the show on Sunday, the three Yellow Jackets competing each concluded the tournament in noteworthy fashion.
As we have come to expect, the star performer of the Tech contingent was Mr. Consistency, Matt Kuchar. Kuchar, who tied for 8th, recorded yet another top 10 finish. He also earned a cool $232,000 for his efforts. Kuchar was on the fringe of the contenders all week, but his 3 over 75 on Friday really hurt his chances to challenge the leaders come Sunday. Nonetheless, a top 10 finish in what is arguably the most well-known golf tournament in the world is nothing to complain about.
Stewart Cink joined Matt Kuchar in the final two rounds. Cink tied for 25th alongside Rory McIlroy. Despite his early stuggles, Cink was able to fight back and make the cut. His double bogey on the 12th hole in the opening round left many wondering whether or not he would fall victim to the famous Augusta greens. However, after birdieing the 18th in the opening round, he was able to take some momentum into the second round, in which he finished with an impeccable 4 straight birdies to end the round. Cink’s 2 over score for the weeked earned him a modest $56,040.
Larry Mize also put in a more than respectable effort. Mize narrowly missed the cut by 1 stroke (+5). Despite not butchering any particular hole (his worst score of any hole was a bogey), Mize couldn’t quite put it all together. His 9 bogeys in 36 holes over the two day stretch was simply too much to overcome. The 54 year old, who finished level with Louis Oosthuizen, assuredly outplayed his PGA ranking of 256.
This week is obviously the start of the Masters, which means we will be paying great attention to the tournament and all of it’s news. Matt Kuchar, Stewart Cink and Larry Mize are Tech’s only golfers that made the field, but they should play some great golf this week and we’ll keep you updated on their play. In order to avoid taking up the entire feed, however, all of the tournament updates will go on the Masters page above. Come back and check out all the news after each round and enjoy the Masters this year!
The Valero Texas Open is the final tournament before the Masters this year and will be held at the JW Marriott, TPC San Antonio golf course. Everyone who elected to skip the Shell Houston Open last week will play in this tournament, so it will definitely be worth keeping up with. Here’s the list of Tech golfers who will play this week. Continue reading
Update: The final round of the tournament is over and Stewart Cink ended at -13 under. He was -2 on the day and was unable to catch the leader, D.A. Points, at -16. Although Cink wasn’t able to win, he had a great weekend and he looks much improved. He is riding a hot streak and looks good heading into the Masters two weeks from now.
Update: Play has been suspended at the Shell Houston Open since thunderstorms have rolled into the area. If they can’t finish the tournament today, then it will resume tomorrow morning. Cink was on the 14th hole when play was suspended.
Update: Stewart Cink has finally started to make a move. After recording pars on the first ten holes, he has recorded two straight birdies. He is now at -13 under and two back of the leader. The field is starting to thin, and Cink has the advantage since he is in the final pairing.
Today is the final round of the Shell Houston Open and Stewart Cink is tied for the lead. It isn’t every day that Cink is in contention on Sunday (he hasn’t won in almost four years), so he has seen more press coverage than usual this week. Here’s a short interview with him before the start of his final round.
There are some people hitting low scores on the course today and there’s a large pack behind him. If he can continue to avoid bogeys like he’s done all week, then he should see success. Phil Mickelson is also charging up the leaderboards right now, so he is a major threat to Cink at the moment. Cink just teed off and he’ll have to keep his drives on the fairway, which he wasn’t able to do on the first hole, if he wants to win today. Here’s a video of his first shot.
Troy Matteson has already finished his day, shooting -1 under and ending at -2 for the tournament. He had a double bogey on the 16th hole, but was able to follow that up with a birdie on the 17th. He has shown some impressive mental toughness this week after a few disastrous double bogeys. Both Cink and Matteson have played well and we’ll see if Cink is able to finally get his 7th PGA Tour win.