Category: Graham DeLaet


October 06, 2013

Video: Graham DeLaet holes out on 18 in two matches Sunday

Posted at 9:54 PM by Mike Walker

Canadian Graham DeLaet may have been on the losing side of the Presidents Cup on Sunday, but he proved his match-play prowess by holing out on the 18th hole in not one, but two matches. Playing with Jason Day in foursomes, DeLaet chipped in for birdie to halve the match with U.S. team juggernaut Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. Then later in the day in singles, he holed a bunker shot on 18 to take down U.S. whiz kid Jordan Spieth 1-up. See the video above.

``It was unbelievable,'' DeLaet said about the shot against Mickelson and Bradley. ``Just one of the coolest feelings in my life, really.''

After the Spieth match, DeLaet sounded almost as amazed as the fans at Muirfield Village.

``Pretty crazy finish the last two times here,'' he said. ``I executed them both well, but there's some luck involved as well. I mean, it's super exciting to finish like that. To win the match here and then to halve the match this morning, it makes it even better.''

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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September 05, 2013

DeLaet's playoff beard leads surge toward Tour Championship

Posted at 3:32 PM by Pete Madden

Delaet

The playoff beard is as Canadian as maple syrup, and Graham DeLaet says the stubble is here to stay.

The 31-year-old Saskatchewan native has been sporting some serious cheek fuzz since the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs at The Barclays, an ode to the ice hockey tradition that makes the NHL playoffs look like an annual werewolf convention.

"I'm Canadian. That's what we do in the playoffs," DeLaet told Simon Evans of Reuters. "You don't shave until you're done."

Whether strategy or superstition, it's working. After impressive finishes at both The Barclays (tied for second) and the Deutsche Bank Championship (alone in third), DeLaet has moved into fifth place in the FedEx Cup standings, 1,245 points behind leader Henrik Stenson, and earned a spot on the International Presidents Cup team.

He might not be the first golfer to bring a hockey attitude to the golf links, but if DeLaet takes home the Tour Championship at East Lake later this month, you can bet that he won't be the last.

(Photo: Graham DeLaet at Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston / Getty Images)





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