Category: Deutsche Bank Championship

September 04, 2013

'Douchebag Championship'? Sports anchor butchers event name

Posted at 10:03 AM by Scooby Axson

Anyone who is a broadcaster knows that live TV can be unpredictable, especially when it comes to pronouncing not too common names. 

Fox Carolina anchor Aaron Cheslock had a slip up for the ages when reading highlights from this past weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship.

In the video above, Cheslock has a bit of trouble saying "Deutsche Bank" and instead says "douchebag," making sure he is a part of the news blooper reel for years to come.  

By the way, Henrik Stenson (-22) won the dou ... Deustche Bank Championship with a two-shot victory over Steve Stricker.

September 02, 2013

Video: Stenson seals win with hole-out from bunker on 17

Posted at 6:58 PM by Mike Walker

Things were starting to get interesting late Monday afternoon at the Deutsche Bank Championship when Steve Stricker, trailing by two shots, had a chance to make an eagle on 18, while Henrik Stenson was in the greenside bunker on 17. Then Stenson holed his bunker shot to effectively seal the victory [see video above].

Video: Tiger and daughter Sam both wear red and black

Posted at 3:48 PM by Mike Walker

During the rain delay at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday, NBC Sports showed this clip of Tiger Woods and his daughter Sam walking by the driving range, both dressed in red and black. It's the leader in the clubhouse for most adorable golf video of the year.

August 31, 2013

Video: Watch Mickelson's amazing flop from the rough

Posted at 10:02 PM by Mike Walker

In Boston, they used to have a saying about free-spirited Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez who often confounded fans with his bizarre behavior on- and off-the-field: "That's just Manny being Manny."

On Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., fans watching Phil Mickelson recovering from wild tee shots to make improbable pars learned golf's version of the same phrase: "That's just Phil being Phil."

The most remarkable of Mickelson's recovery shots came on the par-3 11th, when Mickelson hit a flop shot from the patchy rough about 100 yards from the hole to inside 3 feet (and saved par). Take a look at the video above.

August 30, 2013

Woods, Williams move beyond bad blood

Posted at 11:13 AM by Pete Madden

Woodswilliams_rosskinnairdgettyThe longstanding feud between Tiger Woods and his former caddie, Steve Williams -- who parted ways rather messily in 2011 after 12 years and 13 major championships -- is over.

A day before Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson teed off together to start the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, Williams told Robert Lusetich of FOX Sports that "time heals all wounds."

"I was very hurt by what happened with Tiger," Williams said. "Hurt and very disappointed. I think it could’ve been handled differently ... But it’s been a couple of years and, as I said, time has a way of healing.”

It was Williams (seemingly fired for working with Adam Scott while Woods was injured) who approached Woods in the final round of the Open Championship at Muirfield in July to shake hands and make peace, ending years of silence.

Williams will be on Scott's bag in Boston as both Scott and Woods look to build on their success at the Barclays.

(Photo: Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images)

September 02, 2012

Video: Charl Schwartzel four-putts from three feet at Deutsche Bank

Posted at 7:28 PM by

Charl Schwartzel did not have a good day on Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship -- and it hit its lowest point on the 18th hole. That's where the 2011 Masters champ faced a three-footer for birdie, missed it, and then ... well, see for yourself.

Schwartzel finished with a double bogey and an eight-over 79, the highest score of the day at TPC Boston.

August 30, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Johnson Wagner shaves 'stache for Deutsche Bank

Posted at 4:32 PM by Mark Dee

WagnerIn easily our biggest (personal) upset of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Johnson Wagner has shaved off his mustache.

According to's Helen Ross, the 32-year-old Texan sliced off his full Selleck Friday, after popping a 79 at The Barclays to miss the cut.

Wagner (pictured, with 'stache) had been working on the magnificent pelt of lip fur since last Thanksgiving, with eyes on keeping it until he made the Masters. Well, after a hot start to the season, he got to Augusta -- but has since cooled considerably. Wagner has missed eight of his last 15 cuts.

“A lot of people have asked me in the last two days ‘Did your wife finally convince you to (shave),’” Wagner told Ross. “She’s always hated it. That had no bearing on the decision but she’s very happy about it."

Maybe now he can get to work on a full playoff beard. Because, no matter what the tour tells you, the FedEx Cup isn't a playoff unless the players stop shaving for it.

(Photo: Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)

Truth & Rumors: Pettersson ponders life after belly putters

Posted at 11:40 AM by Mark Dee

A very talkative Carl Pettersson shared some gallows humor for his long putter with Michael Whitmer of The Boston Globe Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank.

Pettersson, who ranks tenth on tour in putting stat Strokes Gained, is the only player in the current FedEx Cup top 10 who uses a long putter. He estimates, according to Whitmer's article, that he's spent "10,000 to 15,000 hours" practicing with it over the past 10 years.

So what would he do if it were banned?

“Would I adapt? Well, I’d have to,” Pettersson told Whitmer. “I’ve got a high school diploma. What else am I going to do?”


Truth & Rumors: Deutsche Bank renews Boston sponsorship through 2016

Posted at 11:36 AM by Mark Dee

The PGA Tour announced on Wednesday that Deutsche Bank will renew the company's sponsorship of this week's FedEx Cup playoff event through at least 2016, according to a press release issued on the Tour's website.

Thank goodness. It just wouldn't be Labor Day in the Greater Boston Area without hearing the German-language feminine adjectival word for "German" all over talk radio.

Seriously, though, good work by Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour brass to hold on to another big-name sponsor for a few more years.

September 06, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Faldo says Tiger's window has closed

Posted at 12:05 PM by Michael Chwasky

In a recent phone interview with the Montreal Gazette, six-time major champ Sir Nick Faldo said, in no uncertain terms, that Tiger's chance of breaking Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 professional majors has gone by the wayside.

"I do personally believe that, I was one of the few guys that said it right after this all happened and he was trying to get back to the Masters last year.

According to Faldo, El Tigre is still suffering from the mental strain of his well-publicized divorce and sex scandal, as illustrated by both his failure to play well and his inability to regain his physical health. The prevalence of cell phones, texts, and social media, says Faldo, are also making it difficult for Tiger to concentrate the way he once did. 

"Mentally, he's actually a pretty sensitive guy. He's very sensitive to any comments or criticisms that we have. It's just about global communication. Something like that, trying to deal with that, I thought it was going to really affect him. Plus, there's probably a lot going on in his life that we don't know about. It's just having that peace of mind. There's nothing nicer for a golfer to go to the golf course all day long and you do what you want to do, practice-play or play-practice, and then you look at your watch and say, 'I'm going home - it's 6 p.m.' "Now, I know what it's like. The phone's always going; people are texting, emailing. I can't concentrate like that. That's the first thing I thought: 'His concentration will be shattered.' He had this amazing ability to go away from a tournament and then go on and practice as close to tournament-mode as anybody could do or better than anybody else could do. Now, I think that's been shattered. I can't imagine what it's like. The phone is ringing off the hook and there are all sorts of things to talk about.

Though Faldo sympathizes with Tiger's dilemma, as the details of his personal life were often fodder for the London tabloids, his view of the former No. 1's future isn't exactly bright.

The stress injuries to your body are also related to that. When you're under stress, physically you will break down somewhere, whether it's a physical thing or emotional thing. All of this (is) linked. It's now two seasons. It's not like it's been two months. Two seasons of golf have gone by. He hasn't been in a comfortable mode for two years. Even when he comes back for the President's Cup, he won't be comfortable because he'll be under the questions and spotlight - should he be there or shouldn't he be there?"

Tour signs new TV deal with CBS, NBC

With current agreements coming to an end in 2012, the PGA Tour signed nine-year extensions with both CBS and NBC to go along with The Golf Channel's current 15-year agreement. The contracts allow CBS to continue to broadcast 20 events per year, including those occurring on the West Coast Swing. Other notable tournaments for CBS include The WBC-Bridgestone Invitational, the Wyndham Championship, The Barclays, The Masters, and the PGA Championship.

NBC will continue to air 10 events annually, including the Accenture Match Play Championship, Cadillac Championship, and The Players, as well as the final three FedEx Cup playoff events (Deutsche Bank, BMW, and Tour Championship). NBC will also continue to broadcast the President's Cup every other year.

The Tour's new agreements will also significantly expand coverage on digital platforms, including simulcasts on,,, and Digital coverage will also extend to mobile devices and tablets.

Bubba comes up short at Deutsche Bank

Anyone who watched the golf on Sunday probably thought Bubba Watson was a strong pick to win, as he dominated the TPC Boston with his signature giant fades, hooks, and bombs off the tee. Unfortunately for Bubba, who entered the final round on Monday with a one-stroke lead, he admittedly didn't have his best stuff for the closing 18 as he made seven bogeys en route to a 74 and tie for 16th

“You know what? It was tough. I didn’t have my best stuff today. I felt good, I felt great, I just didn’t have it. It was one of those things where I had it at the beginning of the week, but I didn’t have it today. I ended on a good note, I made that one on the last hole. It’s golf, It’s a tough game. Four days straight of playing great golf is hard to do. We knew that somebody was going to come out of the pack or some people were going to start off really hot. I birdied the second hole but I just didn’t have anything after that. I just didn’t have it.’’

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