Martin Laird putts out for bogey at the last but dropping from a T3rd postion to finish T8th at the Genesis Open.

Laird 5-Under Over Four Days On Riviera’s 1st But Rues 72nd Hole Bogey.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Martin Laird headed to a fortnight’s competition break wishing he could play the first hole at the Riviera Country Club for the remainder of his PGA Tour career. In playing the par five opening challenge at the Genesis Open Laird produced two eagles, a birdie and a par on route to a share of eighth place at 10-under par but seven shots behind World No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Daylight was a distant second with the 32-year Johnson, and reigning U.S. Open champion, in a class ...
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Johnson Wins Genesis Open To Go To World No. 1 But Just Wants To Go Back To Bed.

Pacific Palisades, CA … No sooner had Dustin Johnson climbed to the No. I position on the World Rankings and all the dog-tired looking American could think about was not becoming the game’s best but climbing back into bed. This was after the reigning U.S. Open champion stormed his way to a five- shot triumph and claim a 13th PGA Tour title with victory in the Genesis Open on the Riviera Country Club course in suburban L.A. Johnson, 32 was a class all his own starting his fourth round by ...
GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 19: Paul Lawrie during the trophy presentation during day 4 of the 2017 Dimension Data Pro-Am at Montagu Golf Course, Fancourt on February 19, 2017 in George, South Africa. EDITOR'S NOTE: For free editorial use. Not available for sale. No commercial usage. (Photo by Petri Oeschger/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images)

Paul Lawrie Ends 5-Year Victory Drought Capturing Dimension Data Pro-Am.

Paul Lawrie ended a five-year winless drought to become only the fourth player to win both the Dimension Data Pro-Am and The Open Championship when he teamed with his youngest sone to capture the 2017 Dimension Data Pro-Am by one stroke on Saturday. Unlike the others, he won The Open first. He joined Nick Price, Darren Clarke and Louis Oosthuizen as the only players to win both, but he won his major championship back in 1999. He held off the challenge of Justin Hicks of the United States, local player ...
Padraig Harrington climbs his way to the clubhouse after a 72 second round in the Genesis Open.

Forget Going Under The Knife As Harrington Ends Run Of Three Missed Cuts.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Padraig Harrington could temporarily forget going under the knife later this month after ending a run of three missed cuts with rounds of 68 and 72 at the rain-affected Genesis Open here in suburban L.A. Harrington had been out early on day one to birdie his three closing holes but then just minutes within his tee-off at 12.21pm local time Friday the siren sounded to halt play in the wet, windy and miserable conditions. The second round was scheduled to restart at 7am ...
Padraig Harrington climbs the steps to the clubhouse clearly pleased in birding his closing three holes.

Harrington Reveals He Now Needs Surgery On Injured Shoulder.

Pacific Palisades, CA …. Triple Major winning Padraig Harrington revealed he will now undergo surgery on a four-month nagging shoulder injury despite brilliantly birding his closing three holes in a rousing four-under par 67 on day one of the Genesis Open in California. Harrington is suffering from a pinched nerve in his right shoulder so much so he ruled out any practice rounds this week and also withdraw for a second time in three week’s from the Wednesday Pro-Am. But he defied the ...
Shane Lowry eagerly looking forward to teeing up for a first time in the Genesis Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Lowry Making Debut, McDowell Ends Four-Year Absence But Harrington Casts Doubt.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Shane Lowry is making his debut, Graeme McDowell teeing up for a first time in four years while there’s doubt if Padraig Harrington will compete in this week’s Genesis Open. Lowry is brimming with confidence coming off his T14th finish last week at Pebble Beach and an effort that saw the very soon father-to-be pick-up two places and get back to World No. 51. “I played good last week given the conditions and since arriving here at Riviera, I just love the golf course ...
Adam Scott and Tiger Woods.

Woods Recurring Injury Concerns Somewhat Spoiling His Legacy Says Scott.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Adam Scott is not for one minute down-playing Tiger Woods enormous contribution to the game of golf. However ahead of this week’s Genesis Open the Masters winning Australian believes Woods on-going issues with his back is doing little to allow the gloss to shine on his legacy to the game. “Tiger’s clearly going through a hard time in getting back out here to play but hopefully it can get things right with his back and return to competition,” said ...