Around The Links: Johnson Wagner Holds Two-Shot Lead at Greenbrier


June 23, 2012; Cromwell, CT, USA; A general view of Matt Kuchar , Hunter Mahan and Johnson Wagner and their caddies on the 16th green during the third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Thirty-three year-old Johnson Wagner has been hanging around leaderboards all year but seems to find trouble during weekend play that has kept him out of the winners circle. The popular kid from Amarillo, Texas who attempted to bring the Magnum PI mustache back from the mid 70′s, shot a rare -6 under 64 on Saturday to take a two shot lead at The Greenbrier Classic. I’m not sure his new-found success is due to eliminating the mustache, or pointers from his swing coach.

 

Golf-Wagner takes control of Greenbrier Classic

Whatever the case, Johnson Wagner will tee it up on Sunday with an opportunity to grab his fourth PGA Tour victory at The Old White TPC golf course nestled in the hills of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Wagner played his collegiate golf at Virginia Tech in nearby Blacksburg, and should be able to treat the Greenbrier Classic like a home game.

McDowell, Sterne share French Open lead

2010 US Open champion, Graeme McDowell is the big name at the top of the leaderboard when action resumes at The Alstom French Open at Golf le National near Paris on Sunday afternoon, but he will play with co-leader Richard Sterne in the final group. Sterne has been on the verge of breaking through on the European Tour all season, and should prove to be a viable opponent.

Obama gets in some July 5 golf

It’s funny that as people start to age, they tend to migrate toward golf. We all know how much of a roundball fan our President is, but a recent round of golf with the world’s number one in Florida seems to have Obama thinking more about golf and less about pick up Basketball games. Is there a chance he will seek a tour card when his second term is completed?….Probably not a tour card, but maybe a yearly appearance at Pebble Beach?

Scotland’s handicap? Sexist golf clubs

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PGA Tour Reserves Right to Make Rules; PGA Tour Players Won’t Sue, Yet

It’s been relatively quiet around the PGA Tour since the announcement that they would comply with Rule 14-1b when it goes into effect on January 1st 2016, but there are still rumblings about attorneys, and law suits. I felt like they may have given players too long in which to adapt. Maybe if the rule went into effect,….say in 2014, they would spend their spare time practicing with new equipment other than filing law suits.

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