Golfing Weekly Newsletter
Volume 31Golfing Weekly Home PageSeptember 13, 2004

Table of Contents
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0. Editorial Article
1. PGA Tour - Bell Canadian Open Results
2. PGA Tour Money List
3. European Tour - Linde German Masters Results
4. European Tour Volvo Order Of Merit
5. LPGA Tour - John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic Results
6. LPGA Tour ADT Money List
7. Champions Tour - Kroger Classic Results
8. Champions Tour Money List
9. "Off the Cart Path" - weekly cartoon strip by Roy Doty
10. Ryder Cup - Final Team Selections
11. Official World Golf Rankings

 

Editor's Weekly Word

Who will win the Ryder Cup this week?

On Sunday evening we will know the answer. The much awaited Ryder Cup matches start tomorrow and everyone has their opinions as to who will win and what will be the deciding factors.

Experience could play a part. In this area the USA has the advantage that all five of their "rookies" are over 30 with the two most senior being Kenny Perry (44) and Fred Funk (48). Of the five first-time Europeans, four are Englishmen under 30 years old and Thomas Levet of France is the oldest at 36. Bernhard Langer has stated that what the younger players may lack in experience is more than compensated by the talent they bring to the team, but on experience alone, Team USA has the edge.

Current form is also a consideration. Apart from Stewart Cink who won the NEC Invitational a month ago, none of the USA team have tasted victory individually since David Toms won the FedEx St. Jude in May. Having said that they have all finished in the top ten at least once in the last couple of months apart from Chad Campbell, whose last top ten finish was in May when he came second at the Colonial. Strongest recent form (last two months) has come from Stewart Cink, Chris DiMarco and Tiger Woods. In the same period all members of the European team have finished in the top ten, the majority of them more than once. Luke Donald, Miguel Angel Jiménez and Padraig Harrington have been victorious in the last three events leading up to this week and confidence levels must be high. On the recent form factor, I have to give Europe the preference.

Home advantage has proven to be a significant factor in recent Ryder Cups and there is no doubt that the USA Team will benefit from an enthusiastic crowd at Oakland Hills. The European Team, however, is made up mostly of players with whom the American spectators are very familiar and although the crowd is sure to be partisan I don't anticipate anything other than a sporting respect for the visitors. The other advantage that the home side will have is the set-up of the course which will be very different to what the Europeans are used to. The European team's well-documented camaraderie will help them wherever they play but, overall, the venue gives USA a big advantage.

Both sides have a few players with excellent match play records and until we can see the draw for the matches it is impossible to guess how any individual will fare. I believe that it will once again be a very close run thing. As a golf writer, my head tells me that USA has the edge but being British, my heart tells me that, rather than caving under the pressure, the talented young rookies could turn out to be Europe's secret weapon. The only thing I can say for sure is that, regardless of the outcome, I'll be glued to the television for three days of tense, exciting golf viewing.

* * * * * LATEST NEWS * * * * *

Pairings for Friday morning Fourballs have just been announced as follows:-

Local Time USA Europe UK Time
8:10ET Mickelson/Woods v Montgomerie/Harrington 13:10
8:25ET Love/Campbell v Clarke/Jimenez 13:25
8:40ET Riley/Cink v McGinley/Donald 13:40
8:55ET Toms/Furyk v Garcia/Westwood 13:55

That's all for now. Have a great week,

Regards

Andy Smith
Founder/Editor
www.golfing-weekly.com

(While I have been on my vacation I have only been writing my editorial article instead of individual reports on each of the tournaments but I have still included last week's top ten results, money lists and world rankings as well a new "Off the Cart Path" cartoon strip. Enjoy).

 

Bell Canadian Open - Results

Par 71 - 6,946 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Vijay Singh

-9

68

66

72

69

275

2

Mike Weir

-9

68

65

70

72

275

3

Joe Ogilvie

-7

70

69

69

69

277

T4

Justin Rose

-6

70

70

75

63

278

T4

Tom Lehman

-6

74

70

70

64

278

T4

Hunter Mahan

-6

72

69

69

68

278

T4

Stewart Cink

-6

72

68

69

69

278

8

Robert Damron

-5

72

71

70

66

279

T9

Mark Hensby

-4

70

69

70

71

280

T9

Jesper Parnevik

-4

69

66

71

74

280

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PGA Tour Money List

Pos.

Last Week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

1

Vijay Singh

25

$8,699,566

2

2

Phil Mickelson

19

$5,672,323

3

3

Tiger Woods

17

$4,562,472

4

4

Ernie Els

14

$4,429,025

5

5

Stewart Cink

24

$3,826,070

6

6

Adam Scott

14

$3,571,384

7

7

Davis Love III

20

$3,030,592

8

8

Stephen Ames

23

$2,966,679

9

9

Sergio Garcia

16

$2,807,415

10

10

Todd Hamilton

24

$2,760,634

11

11

Stuart Appleby

20

$2,705,943

12

13

Chris DiMarco

23

$2,566,827

13

12

Retief Goosen

13

$2,547,323

14

19

Mike Weir

19

$2,504,464

15

14

Rory Sabbatini

23

$2,270,197

16

15

Steve Flesch

26

$2,267,342

17

18

Mark Hensby

24

$2,222,291

18

16

Chad Campbell

24

$2,205,977

19

17

John Daly

18

$2,170,507

20

20

Scott Verplank

19

$2,015,477

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Linde German Masters - Results

Par 72  - 7,289 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Padraig HARRINGTON (Ire)

-13

66

75

64

70

275

2

Nick O'HERN (Aus)

-10

68

68

72

70

278

T3

Raphaël JACQUELIN (Fr)

-9

68

68

70

73

279

T3

Graeme MCDOWELL (N.Ire)

-9

69

64

69

77

279

5

Alex CEJKA (Ger)

-8

67

70

71

72

280

T6

Richard GREEN (Aus)

-5

68

68

73

74

283

T6

Nick DOUGHERTY (Eng)

-5

72

71

71

69

283

T6

Paul CASEY (Eng)

-5

68

72

67

76

283

9

Kenneth FERRIE (Eng)

-4

73

71

72

68

284

T10

Trevor IMMELMAN (SA)

-3

70

73

71

71

285

T10

Alastair FORSYTH (Scot)

-3

70

71

73

71

285

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Volvo Order Of Merit

Earnings on the European Tour are paid in Euros. The equivalent value in US$ is for information purposes only and was calculated at the rate which was current at time of publishing. Earnings from the majors are included in both the European & PGA Tour Money Lists.

Pos.

Player

Ctry.

# of Events

Prize Money (Euros)

US$ (approx.)

1

Ernie ELS

SA

12

2,389,008.30

$2,927,849

2

Retief GOOSEN

SA

9

1,976,893.55

$2,422,782

3

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ

SP

23

1,579,541.34

$1,935,807

4

Thomas LEVET

FR

24

1,538,225.78

$1,885,173

5

Padraig HARRINGTON

IRE

15

1,488,804.65

$1,824,605

6

Darren CLARKE

N.IRE

16

1,222,826.53

$1,498,635

7

Nick O'HERN

AUS

18

1,203,063.14

$1,474,414

8

Angel CABRERA

ARG

12

1,159,834.92

$1,421,436

9

Graeme MCDOWELL

N.IRE

26

1,089,062.80

$1,334,701

10

Paul CASEY

ENG

18

1,065,737.47

$1,306,115

11

Joakim HAEGGMAN

SWE

25

1,033,690.29

$1,266,839

12

Jean-Francois REMESY

FR

23

1,012,423.72

$1,240,776

13

Trevor IMMELMAN

SA

17

956,900.38

$1,172,729

14

Richard GREEN

AUS

20

931,589.42

$1,141,709

15

Paul MCGINLEY

IRE

23

888,586.96

$1,089,008

16

Lee WESTWOOD

ENG

17

874,841.69

$1,072,162

17

David HOWELL

ENG

21

814,835.86

$998,622

18

Barry LANE

ENG

23

740,885.64

$907,992

19

Michael CAMPBELL

NZ

21

703,983.18

$862,767

20

Scott DRUMMOND

SCOT

22

697,874.96

$855,281

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John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic - Results

Par 71 - 6,551 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

Total

1

Annika Sorenstam

-9

66

68

70

204

2

Shi Hyun Ahn

-5

66

73

69

208

3

Candie Kung

-3

72

69

69

210

T4

Mi Hyun Kim

-2

74

70

67

211

T4

Heather Bowie

-2

70

72

69

211

T6

Shani Waugh

-1

73

70

69

212

T6

Kelli Kuehne

-1

68

72

72

212

T8

Laura Diaz

E

71

70

72

213

T8

Candy Hannemann

E

71

70

72

213

T8

Karen Stupples

E

69

70

74

213

T8

Joanne Morley

E

70

67

76

213

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ADT Money List

Pos.

Player

Prize Money

1

Annika Sorenstam

$1,815,208.00

2

Meg Mallon

$1,288,255.00

3

Lorena Ochoa

$1,239,513.00

4

Cristie Kerr

$986,936.00

5

Grace Park

$926,078.00

6

Mi-Hyun Kim

$858,232.00

7

Karen Stupples

$832,865.00

8

Se Ri Pak

$648,860.00

9

Jennifer Rosales

$609,593.00

10

Wendy Doolan

$575,983.00

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Champions Tour - Results
Kroger Classic

Par 72 - 7,046 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

Total

1

Bruce Summerhays

-15

67

70

64

201

T2

Jim Thorpe

-14

68

68

66

202

T2

Gil Morgan

-14

69

67

66

202

T2

Doug Tewell

-14

66

65

71

202

T5

Mike Reid

-12

67

70

67

204

T5

Des Smyth

-12

65

67

72

204

T7

David Eger

-11

66

71

68

205

T7

Fred Gibson

-11

70

65

70

205

T7

Hale Irwin

-11

69

67

69

205

T10

John Harris

-10

69

70

67

206

T10

Rodger Davis

-10

69

69

68

206

T10

D.A. Weibring

-10

70

68

68

206

T10

Gary McCord

-10

65

69

72

206

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Champions Tour Money List

Pos.

Last week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

1

Craig Stadler

17

$1,909,666

2

2

Hale Irwin

19

$1,631,097

3

4

Gil Morgan

22

$1,478,783

4

3

Tom Kite

22

$1,396,991

5

5

Bruce Fleisher

23

$1,360,608

6

6

D.A. Weibring

21

$1,190,595

7

8

Jim Thorpe

21

$1,097,279

8

7

Larry Nelson

20

$1,033,224

9

12

Doug Tewell

22

$1,017,377

10

9

Allen Doyle

22

$978,449

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"Off the Cart Path" - weekly cartoon strip by Roy Doty

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Ryder Cup - Final Team Selections

European Team

USA Team

Padraig Harrington

Tiger Woods

Sergio Garcia

Phil Mickelson

Darren Clarke

Davis Love III

Miguel Angel Jiménez

Jim Furyk

Lee Westwood

Kenny Perry

Thomas Levet

David Toms

Paul Casey

Chad Campbell

David Howell

Chris DiMarco

Paul McGinley

Fred Funk

Ian Poulter

Chris Riley

Colin Montgomerie

Jay Haas

Luke Donald

Stewart Cink

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Official World Golf Rankings

Rank

Last Week

Player

Points Avge.

# of Events

Total Points

1

1

Vijay Singh

13.22

58

766.70

2

2

Tiger Woods

12.25

41

502.29

3

3

Ernie Els

11.04

51

562.95

4

4

Phil Mickelson

8.64

48

414.56

5

6

Retief Goosen

7.51

52

390.65

6

5

Davis Love III

7.28

47

342.28

7

7

Mike Weir

6.79

43

291.79

8

8

Padraig Harrington

6.18

49

302.94

9

9

Adam Scott

5.19

55

285.42

10

12

Stewart Cink

4.92

58

285.15

11

10

Jim Furyk

4.83

40

193.39

12

11

Sergio Garcia

4.69

49

229.88

13

13

Stuart Appleby

4.63

57

264.12

14

15

Chad Campbell

4.41

59

260.38

15

16

Darren Clarke

4.38

57

249.83

16

14

Kenny Perry

4.35

51

221.75

17

17

Chris DiMarco

4.34

55

238.59

18

18

Todd Hamilton

4.05

50

202.28

19

19

Stephen Ames

3.99

53

211.35

20

21

Miguel A. Jimenez

3.99

52

207.32

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