Category: 2011 Barclays


July 15, 2013

Video: Watch 'colorblind' Fowler in new ESPN commericial

Posted at 9:49 AM by Mike Walker

Rickie Fowler joins the long list of athletes who've turned in entertaining performances in ESPN's "This Is SportsCenter" commercials in this new spot with ESPN anchor John Anderson.

Pretty good stuff, but nothing will ever top our favorite "This Is SportsCenter" commercial with guest star Arnold Palmer.

 

May 30, 2012

French golfer to dress like Lady Gaga if he gets 1 million Twitter followers

Posted at 2:35 PM by Mike Walker

You might remember French golfer Thomas Levet for his T2 finish at the 2002 British Open at Muirfield or for breaking his shin jumping into a pond after winning the 2011 French Open. However, we bet you'll never forget Levet if he becomes the first golfer to play an event in a meat dress.

Yes, Levet has promised to play his next tournament in the UK dressed as Lady Gaga if he gets to 1 million followers on Twitter.

He's got a ways to go, with fewer than 6,000 followers on Twitter as of Wednesday afternoon.

In related news, Twitter has officially jumped the shark.

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Thomas Levet and Lady Gaga. Associated Press Photo

August 25, 2011

Adam Scott goes low again in first round at the Barclays

Posted at 6:21 PM by Ryan Reiterman

Scott EDISON, N.J. -- Adam Scott is back where he's been for most of the last two months -- near the top of the leaderboard. On a rainy, muggy day at Plainfield Country Club, Scott fired off an eagle, six birdies and three bogeys for a 5-under 66, two shots behind clubhouse leader Harrison Frazar.

Scott tore up the back nine, his first nine of the day, before play was delayed for more than three hours due to thunderstorms. He three-putted No. 10 to start his day with a bogey, but he then ran off three straight birdies. After a bogey on 14, Scott hit his second shot on the par-5 16th to six feet, then drained the putt for eagle.

"Just a routine eagle," Scott said with a smile after his round.

Scott saved his best shot of the day for the driveable, 285-yard, par-4 18th. Scott blasted a driver up a hill and over two bunkers to 11 feet. He missed the eagle putt, but he tapped in for birdie.

"I hit a good drive and got rewarded," he said.

It's been quite a year for the 31-year-old Aussie.

Scott nearly won the Masters in April, then at the U.S. Open in June, he enlisted the help of Tiger Woods's caddie Steve Williams after Scott parted ways with Tony Navarro. Woods soon fired Williams and Scott immediately hired him full time.

Scott won his eighth-career PGA Tour title, and first World Golf Championship, at Firestone. One week later at the PGA Championship he was again in contention for his first major title, but finished seventh.

Now after another fast start in a big tournament, Scott, like most of the players in the field, has to play the waiting game to see if he can move up in the FedEx Cup standings, and closer to earning a season-ending bonus of $10 million.

Scott has a late tee time on Friday, and it could be pushed back due to a rain delay on Thursday. Then the real fun begins Saturday night and into Sunday when Hurricane Irene is expected to plow through the New Jersey area.

"Tomorrow looks good, but then we don't know," Scott said. "We just have to deal with it."

(Photo: Carlos M. Saavedra/SI)

PGA Tour says Barclays won't finish on Saturday

Posted at 5:17 PM by Ryan Reiterman

Aug25-inclement-weather-barc_299x290 EDISON, N.J. -- With Hurricane Irene expected to bash the East Coast this weekend, the forecast doesn't look good for finishing the Barclays, the opening tournament of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Tournament director Slugger White said Thursday afternoon that one scenario being tossed around, playing 36 holes and crowning a champion on Saturday, was not an option.

"For one thing, we don't have enough daylight," White said. "We can't get it in. Plus, we [don't] have a very good forecast Saturday afternoon."

The hurricane is expected to hit the New Jersey area Saturday night and into Sunday. That's bad news for the grounds crew at Plainfield Country Club. More than nine inches of rain fell last week, and showers on Thursday morning softened the golf course even more.

"If we get five or seven inches of rain [Sunday], you know, we are probably dead in the water," White said.

Shortening the event to 54 holes is still an option, White said, and so is a Monday or Tuesday finish. Next week's event, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, doesn't start until Friday due to the Labor Day finish, so that potentially gives the Tour an extra day to finish the Barclays. White said they won't make any more announcements until Friday afternoon.

"I'm not going to paint myself in a corner right now," White said. "There's a lot of scenarios out there."

(Photo: Mel Evans/AP)





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