Posts tagged with: "Honda Classic"

Shawn Stefani

WATCH: Stefani Sheds Duds For Water Shot

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Remember when Henrik Stenson stripped down to his skivvies to play a shot out of the water in 2009 at Doral? Shawn Stefani did the same thing Friday at the Honda Classic.   Having started his day on No. 10, the 35-year-old Texan pulled his…

Rickie Fowler

QUICK TAKE: In Contention Again, Fowler Feeling Ready to Close

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — It’s becoming a common script, and Rickie Fowler wants to flip it. Since his last PGA Tour victory at the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, Fowler has 10 top-10 finishes and a handful of near misses he would like to have back. Now he is in…

QUICK TAKE: As Wife Battles Breast Cancer, Palmer Grabs Honda Lead

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Golf is just a game. Ryan Palmer understands that a whole lot more now. The Amarillo, Texas, native opened the Honda Classic by shooting 9-under 131 to put himself atop a busy leaderboard Friday afternoon at PGA National, but just being inside of the ropes…

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QUICK TAKE: Kaymer Making Most of Sponsor Exemption

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — You wouldn’t expect a player who won a major less than three years ago to need a sponsor exemption, but that is the exact position Martin Kaymer finds himself in at the Honda Classic. Kaymer, the 2014 U.S. Open and Players Championship winner, lost the…

Poston
PGA Tour player J.T. Poston, with his PGA Tour card.

QUICK TAKE: PGA Tour Rookie Mistaken as Valet Staff

J.T. Poston is a PGA Tour player and not a member of the valet staff at PGA National. Apparently he needs to get more TV time to make sure everyone knows the difference. Poston, a lanky 23-year-old rookie with a young face, was walking to his car outside the resort’s…

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QUICK TAKE: Gribble Runs the Table at PGA National

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — In the first 10 years of PGA National hosting the Honda Classic, no player had hit all 18 greens in regulation, so leave it to a player who had lost his swing and missed four consecutive cuts to accomplish the feat.   Cody Gribble, the…