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At 1-over-par 73-68=141, Joey Snyder III will miss the cut at the Travelers Championship.

Snyder III went just 1-for-11 in his birdie opportunities on Thursday, a no-no in this annual shootout. He was even on his round today before jarring his tee ball at the 204-yard, par-3 eighth hole for an ace -- it was his penultimate hole of the day -- but it will remain only a career highlight as he's sent packing for the eighth time in 10 starts this season. He now has seven starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $465,013 and retain status.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Adam Hadwin is 5-under-par 69-66=135 at the midpoint of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He went out in the first threesome off the first tee at Colonial Country Club today, so he's not expecting to sleep on the lead tonight. Hadwin went 0-for-2 in scrambling for two bogeys today, but he covered with three birdies on each nine. Three of the par breakers ran longer than 10 feet, including conversions from 36'9" and 21'4" at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively. This ends a drought of four consecutive missed cuts. He arrived in Fort Worth slotted 118th in the FedExCup standings.
May 22 - 12:22 PM

Francesco Molinari added a 3-under-par 35-34=69 to his opening 65 to post the halfway lead of 10-under 134 at the BMW PGA Championship.

The Italian wobbled early in Friday's second round at Wentworth but finished with a pair of birdies to maintain his two-shot lead over the field. Molinari was bogey free in round one but made two in the first three holes today before clawing them back with par breakers at 4 and 6. After seven straight pars he produced a late spurt by circling birdies at 14, 17 and 18 to get to double digits under par, two clear of Argentine Emiliano Grillo. Last week's Open de España runner-up split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. He's missed just five all week.
May 22 - 7:56 AM

With a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Jordan Spieth shares the overnight lead with Kevin Na, Boo Weekley and Ryo Ishikawa.

Spieth walked off with a zero-putt six-yarder for birdie at the par-4 18th hole. Prior to it, he buried five birdies, four of which from outside 11 feet. That set included conversions from 24'10" at the par-5 first hole and 22'2" at the par-4 10th. Overall, the 21-year-old found seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. Both of his strokes-gained split resided north of 2.615 at last check. This is a personal low in nine rounds of competition at Colonial.
May 21 - 9:20 PM

Ryo Ishikawa spun a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

The Bashful Prince joins Kevin Na and Boo Weekley atop the leaderboard, but Ishikawa was the first to emerge out of the afternoon wave at Colonial Country Club. He found only six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, but navigated the course without a blemish while connecting for six birdies. The set featured three from outside 10 feet, including a walk-off 3 from 29'1" at the par-4 ninth hole. Ishikawa also holed out for birdie from off the green seven yards away at the par-4 17th. This is his lowest aggregate since a second-round 62 at the Wyndham Championship nine months ago.
May 21 - 8:28 PM

Boo Weekley crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, good for a share of the clubhouse lead with Kevin Na.

The 2013 champ rolled his rock today. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation en route to six birdies, five of which from outside 12 feet. Weekley's longest taped 24'6" and 25'11" at the 14th and fourth holes, respectively. He also saved par from 14'10" at the par-3 13th to retain a clean card. At last check, the 41-year-old led the field in strokes gained: putting at 5.875. In his post-round interview on Golf Channel, Weekley acknowledged that he woke up on Wednesday with a stiff back. We should all play golf so well at less than 100 percent.
May 21 - 4:43 PM

Kevin Na fashioned a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in today's opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to snare sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

Na has been playing exceptionally well in stroke-play event of late, so it's no surprise that he found a low one with preferred lies in play today. He converted birdies on half of his scoring opportunities, including rolls from 21'8" and 18 feet at the 11th and second holes, respectively. His only miscue occurred at the par-4 18th where he squared a bogey after landing his approach in a greenside bunker. This is his lowest aggregate since he closed out regulation with the same at last year's Memorial before losing in a playoff.
May 21 - 3:49 PM

Francesco Molinari posted a 7-under-par 33-32=65 to move into a two-shot lead after the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship in England.

Playing in the tougher afternoon conditions, the London-based Italian shot seven birdies and kept a bogey off his card to leapfrog Robert Karlsson at the top. Molinari is something of a course specialist at Wentworth having made the top 10 in each of the last three years and today's score matches the 65 he shot in round three when T7 last year. The Ryder Cup star also came into the event on the back of a second place in last week's Open de España so it's hardly a surprise to see him leading the way.
May 21 - 12:33 PM

Padraig Harrington withdrew from the BMW PGA Championship early in round one after failing to shake off a shoulder injury.

Following a bogey at the first and a par at the second, the Irishman felt he couldn't go on and shook hands with playing partners Shane Lowry and Branden Grace. The three-time major winner had earlier pulled out of yesterday's Pro-Am after suffering discomfort in his left shoulder on Tuesday night following a gym session. Harrington was hopeful he'd be okay, telling the Irish Examiner on Wednesday, "Working on the principle I’ve never pulled out of an event injured, I believe I’ll make it. I’m an optimist. I was doing a gym exercise and it was a little bit unstable, there was a little bit of a niggle but I kept on doing it. I hit shots after the gym yesterday and it stiffened during the night and I struggled to sleep with it. I got up this morning and it’s what most people would call ‘a frozen shoulder’." We'll await a further update.
May 21 - 9:50 AM

Patrick Reed is committed to competing in this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Reed had originally planned on playing this week's BMW PGA Championship and next week's Irish Open on the European Tour where he has membership. However, due to the health of a family member, he's remaining stateside for now. "I am really looking forward to playing on the European Tour this year which makes me even more disappointed to withdraw from Wentworth and the Irish Open," he said in a statement. "We will not be able to travel overseas at this time." Reed then relayed the following to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte in a text: "We have a family member who has been battling cancer and is now in hospice, and they say only has a few days if that left. So we don’t feel comfortable leaving the country at this time, and wanted to be able to go down and see him before he passes to say our goodbyes."
May 19 - 8:29 PM

Webb Simpson back-pedaled to an even-par 37-35=72 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship for a 72-hole aggregate of 14-under 274 total, good for a two-way tie for second with Patrick Rodgers.

The duo landed a distant seven strokes adrift of champion Rory McIlroy. Simpson, who plays out of Quail Hollow, began the day in solo second and four shots back of McIlroy. The club member would have had to get off to a solid start to have any hope of chasing down the Northern Irishman. The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident missed five of his first six greens in regulation and would save par on just three, squaring bogeys on the opener, the par-3 third and inexplicably squaring a double bogey-5 on No. 6, where he three-putted from 51 inches. On the round, the 29-year-old piped 10 (of 14) fairways but hit just 10 GIR. On the bright side, his T2 is a season-best finish on TOUR as well as a career-best in seven starts in the tournament.
May 17 - 6:39 PM

Patrick Rodgers concluded the Wells Fargo Championship with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to secure a co-runner-up with Webb Simpson at 14-under 274.

While avid golf fans and most gamers were aware of Rodgers entering the tournament, this was the week when casual fans were introduced in earnest. After navigating The Green Mile in bogey-free 3-under in the first three rounds, he closed par-double bogey-bogey today, but the 22-year-old had already converted an eagle from 20'4" at the par-5 10th hole to highlight eight par breakers. His longest birdie ran 15 feet at the par-5 15th. For the week, Rodgers scored 14-under on the par 5s to co-lead the field with Sunday's playing partner, Justin Thomas. Rodgers collected 245 non-member FedExCup points. With 314 on the season, he's just 8.76 shy of qualifying for Special Temporary Membership. To secure it at Colonial this week, he'd need only a solo 62nd. Today's top 10 also exempts him into the Byron Nelson the week after if he accepts it.
May 17 - 6:16 PM




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