Hanover Evening Sun http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com Golf Video, News, Scores and Updates Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:19:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.12 Phil Mickelson interview after Round 4 of Desert Classic http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/phil-mickelson-interview-after-round-4-of-desert-classic/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/phil-mickelson-interview-after-round-4-of-desert-classic/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:28:02 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/phil-mickelson-interview-after-round-4-of-desert-classic/ Following his final-round 3-under 69 at the 2019 Desert Classic, Phil Mickelson discusses his T2 finish after starting the day with the 54-hole lead.

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Following his final-round 3-under 69 at the 2019 Desert Classic, Phil Mickelson discusses his T2 finish after starting the day with the 54-hole lead.

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Adam Long interview after Round 4 of Desert Classic http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-interview-after-round-4-of-desert-classic/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-interview-after-round-4-of-desert-classic/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:26:01 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-interview-after-round-4-of-desert-classic/ Following his final-round 8-under 64 at the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long discusses his come-from-behind performance to grab his first career PGA TOUR victory.

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Following his final-round 8-under 64 at the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long discusses his come-from-behind performance to grab his first career PGA TOUR victory.

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Adam Long wins at Desert Classic http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-wins-at-desert-classic/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-wins-at-desert-classic/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:26:01 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-wins-at-desert-classic/ In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long carded an 8-under 64, capped off by a walk-off birdie on No.

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In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long carded an 8-under 64, capped off by a walk-off birdie on No. 18, to grab his first career PGA TOUR victory with a score of 26-under-par.

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Adam Long Round 4 highlights at Desert Classic http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-round-4-highlights-at-desert-classic/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-round-4-highlights-at-desert-classic/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:08:02 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-round-4-highlights-at-desert-classic/ In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long came from behind, turning in an 8-under 64 to get to 26-under for the tournament and grabbing a one-stroke win over the field for his first car

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In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long came from behind, turning in an 8-under 64 to get to 26-under for the tournament and grabbing a one-stroke win over the field for his first career PGA TOUR victory.

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Today’s Top Plays: Steve Marino’s eagle hole out is the Shot of the Day http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/todays-top-plays-steve-marinos-eagle-hole-out-is-the-shot-of-the-day/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/todays-top-plays-steve-marinos-eagle-hole-out-is-the-shot-of-the-day/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:07:01 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/todays-top-plays-steve-marinos-eagle-hole-out-is-the-shot-of-the-day/ In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Steve Marino holes out from 108 yards to make eagle at the par-4 7th hole.

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In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Steve Marino holes out from 108 yards to make eagle at the par-4 7th hole.

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Adam Long sinks 13-footer for birdie and win at Desert Classic http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-sinks-13-footer-for-birdie-and-win-at-desert-classic/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-sinks-13-footer-for-birdie-and-win-at-desert-classic/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:47:01 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-long-sinks-13-footer-for-birdie-and-win-at-desert-classic/ In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long rolls in a 13-foot putt to make birdie at the par-4 18th hole, giving him a one-stroke win over the field and 26-under.

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In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long rolls in a 13-foot putt to make birdie at the par-4 18th hole, giving him a one-stroke win over the field and 26-under.

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Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose remain atop PGA Tour power rankings http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/brooks-koepka-justin-rose-remain-atop-pga-tour-power-rankings/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/brooks-koepka-justin-rose-remain-atop-pga-tour-power-rankings/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:29:28 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/brooks-koepka-justin-rose-remain-atop-pga-tour-power-rankings/ Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose remain atop PGA Tour golf power rankings for the week of Jan.

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Here are the exclusive Golfweek PGA Tour power rankings for the week of Jan. 21-26, 2019:

 

20. Charles Howell III

Another productive week and off to Torrey Pines after T-34 at Desert Classic.

19. Phil Mickelson

Said he felt rusty ahead of the Desert Classic and still finished T-2.

18. Webb Simpson

Next committed to play in Phoenix riding a streak of five consecutive top-5 finishes.

17. Patrick Reed

In the field this week after skipping Desert Classic for the first time since 2012.

16. Tony Finau

Will make 2019 debut this week coming off solo second at the Hero World Challenge.

15. Jason Day

Ready for Farmers Insurance Open title defense after 2018 playoff win.

14. Patrick Cantlay

Disappointing final round but another solid result after T-9 at Desert Classic.

13. Tiger Woods

Set for 2019 debut at Torrey Pines, where he’s already won eight times.

12. Rickie Fowler

Nothing worse than T-17 in his last seven starts and returns this week after T-5 at the Hero World Challenge.

11. Gary Woodland

Looking for fourth consecutive top-20 finish at Farmers Insurance Open.

10. Rory McIlroy

Playing Torrey Pines this week, then off until Genesis Open in mid-February.

9. Marc Leishman

Enters Torrey Pines with three top-5 finishes in four starts this season, including CIMB Classic win.

8. Matt Kuchar

Resting up after second win in three starts at Sony Open.

7. Jon Rahm

Desert Classic title defense came up just short with a solo sixth finish.

6. Bryson DeChambeau

Will be the top-ranked player in the field at this week’s Dubai Desert Classic.

5. Dustin Johnson

Finished T-16 in Abu Dhabi and will skip Torrey Pines for the second year in a row.

4. Justin Thomas

Off again this week and set to return at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

3. Xander Schauffele

Returns at Torrey Pines three weeks removed from Tournament of Champions victory.

2. Justin Rose

Easing into 2019 with a T-34 at the Desert Classic.

1. Brooks Koepka

Top American finisher at T-9 over the weekend in Abu Dhabi. Gwk

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Shane Lowry bounces back to claim Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/shane-lowry-bounces-back-to-claim-abu-dhabi-hsbc-championship/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/shane-lowry-bounces-back-to-claim-abu-dhabi-hsbc-championship/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:10:16 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/shane-lowry-bounces-back-to-claim-abu-dhabi-hsbc-championship/ Shane Lowry bounces back to claim Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in Euro Tour golf.

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Blowing a four-shot lead in the 2016 U.S. Open helped Shane Lowry win the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, even if the Irishman experienced déjà vu midway through the final round.

Lowry took a three-shot, 54-hole lead over South Africa’s Richard Sterne in the first Rolex Series tournament of the year. However, after 11 holes he was four behind after playing that stretch in 2 over compared to Sterne’s 5 under. It seemed like the 2016 U.S. Open all over again.

The 31-year-old had a four-shot lead through 54 holes at Oakmont. He crashed to 6-over 76 to finish second to Dustin Johnson. He lost his nerve on that occasion. Not this time.

Lowry, who began Abu Dhabi with a course-record-matching, 10-under 62, got back into contention thanks to birdies at 12 and 13, and Sterne dropping shots at 14 and 16. The pair came to the par-5 final hole tied at 17-under. Sterne carved his 3-wood approach right and didn’t get up and down for birdie. Lowry found the green with his 3-wood. His ensuing two-putt birdie helped him shoot 71.

Lowry’s 18-under 270 total gave him a one-shot victory over Sterne. Joost Luiten of The Netherlands finished third at 15 under. It is Lowry’s fourth European Tour win, and first since the 2015 WGC–Bridgestone Invitational.

“I slept OK last night, but it was a little bit nervy this morning, and breakfast and lunch didn’t go down as well as it has been the last few days,” Lowry said.

“But the one thing I got from Oakmont is I laid down and I didn’t show any fight or bottle (nerve). I did that today.

“I felt after the 11th hole I was getting myself in the same situation that I got myself in at Oakmont. But I kind of had a quick word with myself and told myself that, ‘you know, just kick on now and just see what I can do for the next six or seven holes.’”

Lowry earned a check for $1.16 million to move to the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. Sterne was looking for his first win since the 2013 Joburg Open. The diminutive South African earned $776,000. Luiten took home $437,000.

Lowry reached a high of 17th in the Official World Golf Ranking in November 2015, but he arrived in the Middle East ranked 75th after reaching a low of 92nd after missing the cut in last year’s British Open. Nothing really pointed to him walking away with the winner’s check.

“I knew I had been playing all right in the last couple of weeks in my preseason, but I didn’t really envision this to be honest,” he said.

“I’m just over the moon to have won again. You look at Westy (Lee Westwood) and Danny Willett at the back end of last season and you see what they did and they came back (to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge and DP World Tour Championship, Dubai respectively). You don’t know when you’re going to win again. It’s so hard to win out here.”

As well as moving to the top of the Race to Dubai, Lowry moves back into the World top 50. It almost definitely means a place in the Masters after missing out last year. He also believes the victory will help him achieve his dream of playing for Padraig Harrington on the 2020 European Ryder Cup team.

“It should do. I still have a goal in my head I’m working towards every day. Just because I won this doesn’t mean I can take my foot off the gas,” he said.

“It’s a great steppingstone, no doubt, because I’m back in the big tournaments now for the foreseeable future. Hopefully I can kick on from here and move back up the world rankings where I feel like I really belong.” Gwk

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Phil Mickelson grabs share of the lead with birdie on No. 16 at Desert Classic http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/phil-mickelson-grabs-share-of-the-lead-with-birdie-on-no-16-at-desert-classic/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/phil-mickelson-grabs-share-of-the-lead-with-birdie-on-no-16-at-desert-classic/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:10:02 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/phil-mickelson-grabs-share-of-the-lead-with-birdie-on-no-16-at-desert-classic/ In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Phil Mickelson makes birdie at the par-5 16th hole to grab a share of the lead with Adam Long and Adam Hadwin at 25-under.

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In the final round of the 2019 Desert Classic, Phil Mickelson makes birdie at the par-5 16th hole to grab a share of the lead with Adam Long and Adam Hadwin at 25-under.

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Adam Hadwin spends day with Toronto Blue Jays http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-hadwin-spends-day-with-toronto-blue-jays/ http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-hadwin-spends-day-with-toronto-blue-jays/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:09:02 +0000 http://eveningsun.sportstonews.com/2019/01/21/adam-hadwin-spends-day-with-toronto-blue-jays/ During Adam Hadwin's 2018 Valspar Championship media day, the defending champ traded his golf clubs for a baseball bat at the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training facility.

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During Adam Hadwin’s 2018 Valspar Championship media day, the defending champ traded his golf clubs for a baseball bat at the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training facility. Hadwin returned the favor with a round of golf at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) with Blue Jays’ Luke Maile and Josh Donaldson, along with former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ronde Barber.

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