For those of you in Canada, this truly is a weekend wrap-up, as Victoria Day is coming to a close. Long live the Queen!
- Big ups to Suzann Petts! She gets her first win in 20 months. After losing in the first round of last year’s match play event, Suzann Pettersen came out with a big win. She moves to 2nd in the Rolex Rankings and 2nd on the 2011 Money List.
- Cink remains solid as ever this year. After starting at Colonial with a 64, Cink finished T16. Stewart’s last 3 starts; T19, T16 and T9. I think he’s gotta get a win this year…It’s just a matter of time.
- I’m happy for AK. He started off amazing, making birdie on 6 of his first 9 holes. AK, got to -6 and had 7 birdies, but also 4 bogeys. He’s still a wild-card. As always, his putting is clutch (T5 in Total Putts per Round), but struggles off of the tee.
- More match play news…Francesco Molinari and Charl Schwartzel played some solid Match Play golf, while Vegas and Casey put up somewhat disappointing finishes. Casey didn’t make it to the knockout stage, while Vegas lost in the first round of the knockout stage, but only by 1 hole. Schwartzel and Molinari lost to eventual finalists, Donald and Poulter.
- Tiger has officially dropped to 12th in the World. It’s been about 14 years since he’s been outside of the Top 10 and that’s a long time. Still, I’m not sure how much this means. There are easily 11 guys who have played better than Tiger in the past year.. The bigger news is when Tiger plays well, not his ranking.
- Tommy Fleetwood stays hot. 4 straight Top 25’s should have him on the European Tour next year.
On to the results for all of the Nike Golf Staff Athletes in the field from this past week.
PGA Tour :: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
T16 :: Stewart Cink :: -4
T40 :: Lucas Glover :: -2
T56 :: Anthony Kim :: +2
CUT :: Justin Leonard :: +3
CUT :: Stephen Ames :: +5
LPGA Tour :: Sybase Match Play Championship
1 :: Suzann Pettersen
T9 :: Michelle Wie
T33 :: Amanda Blumenherst
European Tour :: Volvo World Match Play Championship
T5 :: Francesco Molinari
T5 :: Charl Schwartzel
T9 :: Jhonattan Vegas
T17 :: Paul Casey
European Tour/European Challenge Tour :: Madiera Islands Open
T20 :: Tommy Fleetwood :: -2
CUT :: Oliver Fisher :: +6
CUT :: Marc Warren :: +8
CUT :: Matt Haines :: +15
Nationwide Tour : BMW Charity Pro-Am
T57 :: Scott Brown :: -6
CUT :: Chris Nallen :: -3
CUT :: Dustin Garza :: -4
Ladies European Tour :: Ladies German Open
T30 :: Frances Bondad :: -6
CUT :: Kristie Smith :: +1
Champions Tour :: no event this week
21 athletes :: 1 win, 5 Top 10s, 8 Top 25s, 8 MCs