Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Scotty McCreery Plays Pinehurst No. 2…And Sings

Scotty McCreery finally made it…and lived to sing about it.

He finally made it onto Pinehurst No. 2.

And after a round under glorious Carolina blue skies (sorry, Wolfpackers; have to call it like it is) at U.S. Open Media Day, the platinum-selling country music star and American Idol winner took a few minutes to tell us about his first round on No. 2, his recollections of attending the 1999 U.S. Open as a “youngster,” and then added a few bars of the song he most associates with Pinehurst.

You don’t want to miss that.

 

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VIDEO: Golfer stung 20 times by hornet swarm, then makes birdie, shoots 68

European Tour player Pablo Larrazabal was hovering around the cut line of the Maybank Malaysia Open when he was swarmed by hornets.

He was stung more than 20 times, jumped into a lake to try to escape, and after getting a shot from doctors, insisted he play on.

Seriously.

Wait, though, it gets better.

The next shot Larrazabal hit was remarkable, leading to a birdie. He finished with what we have to believe is the best 68 shot on any golf course this year – or any year – done while donning soaked pants. He did have a chance to change into a dry shirt. (More images and the full story can be found here.)

Larrazabal spoke to reporters about the incident after the round:

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Talking Pinehurst…on the 12th green at The Masters


It’s amazing where – and when – Pinehurst comes up in conversation.

“You know, I have the funniest story,” Bubba Watson revealed today on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive in an interview with Tim Rosaforte. “I have to share this story.”

Settle in, y’all. This one is SO GOOD.

After a masterful putt from off the back of the treacherous 12th green during the final round of The Masters on Sunday, Bubba Watson and his caddie Ted Scott had an interesting conversation after Bubba marked his ball 2 feet from the cup.

With a second green jacket still hanging in the balance, Scott didn’t have the slippery par putt on his mind.

No, he was thinking ahead.

Way ahead.

To Pinehurst.

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We’re Next

Congrats to Bubba Watson, who’s been looking forward to the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst for some time.

And so as the Masters concludes, Pinehurst approaches history – again.

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Ben Crenshaw says 2015 Masters will be his last

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(Photo by John Gessner.)

Two-time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw revealed Saturday morning on The Golf Channel that the 2015 Masters will be his last championship.

2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of his emotional 1995 Masters triumph. Crenshaw, who will be among those at center stage during the unprecedented back-to-back U.S. Opens at Pinehurst in June, also won the Masters in 1984.

It seems Gentle Ben had arrived at the decision, and then chose a special spot to tell his longtime caddie.

“I made the decision that next year is my last year,” Crenshaw said. “It is funny, on Amen Corner on the 13th hole on the first day, I hadn’t told Carl yet, but I said, ‘Carl, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and next year would be a good year.’ I’m very, very happy with it. I’ve thought about it for a long time. A lot of times I thought that I could have stepped down earlier. It is hard. Very hard. But I have been so fortunate. I have to look at the good things that have happened. I have to pull over and watch. I’m very resigned to being an encourager for everybody as much as I can.”

Crenshaw, 62, and design partner Bill Coore led the Pinehurst No. 2 restoration in advance of 2014 Opens, which will be contested in consecutive weeks for the first time in history. Crenshaw has played in every Masters since 1972, finishing among the top 10 nine times in addition to his two victories. Next year will tie Crenshaw with Sam Snead for 7th most Masters appearances.

 

 

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