Reno Gazette Journal http://rgj.sportstonews.com Golf Video, News, Scores and Updates Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:47:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.11 Billy Horschel birdies No. 1 at TOUR Championship http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/billy-horschel-birdies-no-1-at-tour-championship/ http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/billy-horschel-birdies-no-1-at-tour-championship/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:47:02 +0000 http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/billy-horschel-birdies-no-1-at-tour-championship/ In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Billy Horschel lands his 174-yard approach just 5 feet of the cup at the par-4 1st hole.

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In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Billy Horschel lands his 174-yard approach just 5 feet of the cup at the par-4 1st hole. He would make the putt for birdie. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Billy Horschel lands his 174-yard approach just 5 feet of the cup at the par-4 1st hole. He would make the putt for birdie. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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Patrick Cantlay birdies No. 4 at TOUR Championship http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/patrick-cantlay-birdies-no-4-at-tour-championship-2/ http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/patrick-cantlay-birdies-no-4-at-tour-championship-2/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:46:02 +0000 http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/patrick-cantlay-birdies-no-4-at-tour-championship-2/ In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Patrick Cantlay hits his 181-yard approach to within 10 feet of the cup at the par-4 4th hole.

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In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Patrick Cantlay hits his 181-yard approach to within 10 feet of the cup at the par-4 4th hole. He would make the putt for birdie.

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In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Patrick Cantlay hits his 181-yard approach to within 10 feet of the cup at the par-4 4th hole. He would make the putt for birdie.

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Oliver Fisher shoots first 59 in European Tour history at Portugal Masters http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/oliver-fisher-shoots-first-59-in-european-tour-history-at-portugal-masters/ http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/oliver-fisher-shoots-first-59-in-european-tour-history-at-portugal-masters/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:42:38 +0000 http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/oliver-fisher-shoots-first-59-in-european-tour-history-at-portugal-masters/ Oliver Fisher made history Friday with a second-round 59 at the Portugal Masters, the first ever sub-60 round in European Tour history.

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Oliver Fisher has probably never fretted over a 40-foot putt more in his life. The Englishman wasn’t really thinking about holing that 40 footer on the 18th green of the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, in the $2.35 Portugal Masters. He was just trying to two putt.

He did that to make European Tour history by becoming the first player to shoot 59, 12-under, in a European Tour event.

“I’m just pleased I two-putted there from 40-foot on the last,” the 29-year-old admitted. 

Fisher was on 59 watch from the 10th tee after racing to the turn in 28 shots courtesy of five birdies and an eagle, including three straight to start his round.

He began the back nine in similar fashion before adding further birdies at the 15th and 17th holes to break into unchartered territory. 

“It feels great,” he said “I started off the round great with three straight birdies and then kept it going. 

“It was a great day, my caddie was great, it was very different to a couple of years ago on this green fighting to keep my card. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking, ‘Do you know what? Things could be worse’. 

“It was fun, I tried to enjoy it and thankfully I got over the line.” 

There had been 19 rounds of 60 since the European Tour began in 1972, but 60 had never been broken in over 690,000 rounds. 

Fisher began the day at level par but jumped into a share of the early lead with Australia’s Lucas Hebert, who added a 4-under 67 to his opening 63. 

Fisher has only one European Tour victory to his name, the 2011 Czech Open. It’s a poor return for a player who grew up being compared to Rory McIlroy. The pair were in the same Nick Faldo elite squad. Fisher made his Walker Cup debut before McIlroy, becoming the youngest player at 16 years and 334 days to play in the match when he represented Great Britain & Ireland at Chicago Golf Club in 2005. 

The Man from Essex, England is still friends with McIlroy but now has bragging rights over the former world number one: McIlroy’s lowest European Tour score is 63.

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Oliver Fisher has probably never fretted over a 40-foot putt more in his life. The Englishman wasn’t really thinking about holing that 40 footer on the 18th green of the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, in the $2.35 Portugal Masters. He was just trying to two putt.

He did that to make European Tour history by becoming the first player to shoot 59, 12-under, in a European Tour event.

“I’m just pleased I two-putted there from 40-foot on the last,” the 29-year-old admitted. 

Fisher was on 59 watch from the 10th tee after racing to the turn in 28 shots courtesy of five birdies and an eagle, including three straight to start his round.

He began the back nine in similar fashion before adding further birdies at the 15th and 17th holes to break into unchartered territory. 

“It feels great,” he said “I started off the round great with three straight birdies and then kept it going. 

“It was a great day, my caddie was great, it was very different to a couple of years ago on this green fighting to keep my card. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking, ‘Do you know what? Things could be worse’. 

“It was fun, I tried to enjoy it and thankfully I got over the line.” 

There had been 19 rounds of 60 since the European Tour began in 1972, but 60 had never been broken in over 690,000 rounds. 

Fisher began the day at level par but jumped into a share of the early lead with Australia’s Lucas Hebert, who added a 4-under 67 to his opening 63. 

Fisher has only one European Tour victory to his name, the 2011 Czech Open. It’s a poor return for a player who grew up being compared to Rory McIlroy. The pair were in the same Nick Faldo elite squad. Fisher made his Walker Cup debut before McIlroy, becoming the youngest player at 16 years and 334 days to play in the match when he represented Great Britain & Ireland at Chicago Golf Club in 2005. 

The Man from Essex, England is still friends with McIlroy but now has bragging rights over the former world number one: McIlroy’s lowest European Tour score is 63.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods’ second round of Tour Championship, shot by shot http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/tiger-tracker-woods-second-round-of-tour-championship-shot-by-shot-2/ http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/tiger-tracker-woods-second-round-of-tour-championship-shot-by-shot-2/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:57:02 +0000 http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/tiger-tracker-woods-second-round-of-tour-championship-shot-by-shot-2/ Tracking every shot from Tiger Woods' second round of the Tour Championship at East Lake, where he co-leads alongside Rickie Fowler.

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 469 yards

OFF THE TEE (2 p.m. ET): We’re underway and it looks like another hot one at East Lake. Tiger goes with driver off the tee and misses a little left, but he avoided the fairway bunker and is sitting up in the first cut. Tough opening hole and Woods is looking to improve on that bogey start yesterday. Here we go.

APPROACH SHOT (2:06 p.m. ET): Tough shot from 181 yards out and Tiger landed the ball safely in the center of the green. Three-putted this green yesterday from 24 feet and this one is longer, but he’s below the hole today. 41-footer coming up.

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Tiger Woods grabbed a share of the lead with an eagle on 18 to start the Tour Championship at East Lake. He enters Friday’s second round tied with Rickie Fowler at 5 under, one shot ahead of Gary Woodland and Justin Rose.

Woods begins play today when he tees off with Fowler at 2 p.m. ET in the final pairing. We’ll be tracking his round all day, shot by shot, as he tries to win a tournament for the first time since 2013.

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 469 yards

OFF THE TEE (2 p.m. ET): We’re underway and it looks like another hot one at East Lake. Tiger goes with driver off the tee and misses a little left, but he avoided the fairway bunker and is sitting up in the first cut. Tough opening hole and Woods is looking to improve on that bogey start yesterday. Here we go.

APPROACH SHOT (2:06 p.m. ET): Tough shot from 181 yards out and Tiger landed the ball safely in the center of the green. Three-putted this green yesterday from 24 feet and this one is longer, but he’s below the hole today. 41-footer coming up.

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Tiger Woods grabbed a share of the lead with an eagle on 18 to start the Tour Championship at East Lake. He enters Friday’s second round tied with Rickie Fowler at 5 under, one shot ahead of Gary Woodland and Justin Rose.

Woods begins play today when he tees off with Fowler at 2 p.m. ET in the final pairing. We’ll be tracking his round all day, shot by shot, as he tries to win a tournament for the first time since 2013.

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Patrick Reed holes out from bunker for birdie at TOUR Championship http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/patrick-reed-holes-out-from-bunker-for-birdie-at-tour-championship/ http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/patrick-reed-holes-out-from-bunker-for-birdie-at-tour-championship/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:47:02 +0000 http://rgj.sportstonews.com/2018/09/21/patrick-reed-holes-out-from-bunker-for-birdie-at-tour-championship/ In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Patrick Reed holes his 63-foot greenside-bunker shot to make birdie at the par-4 1st hole.

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In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Patrick Reed holes his 63-foot greenside-bunker shot to make birdie at the par-4 1st hole. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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In the second round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Patrick Reed holes his 63-foot greenside-bunker shot to make birdie at the par-4 1st hole. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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