Kevin Stadler wins his first on the PGA Tour by winning the Waste Management Open in Scottsdale with a stroke ahead of Bubba Watson, who gave him the title on a plate, and Canadian Graham DeLaet.
Kevin Stadler finally lifted a trophy on the PGA Tour for his eighth season in the elite of world golf. At 33 years, the American can now boast to share anything other than ventripotente silhouette with his illustrious father Craig (nicknamed for his walrus mustache and his size), winner of the Masters 1982.
This is the ninth father-son pair to win on the PGA Tour. The emotion is also very high in Augusta next spring as Kevin played his first Masters, along with his father scroll down Magnolia Lane for the last time. Course to play to win after his run going, the last member of the party with Bubba Watson and Ryan Moore conceded a double bogey that could cost him 11. His birdie at 17 was finally enough to give him the title, helped by the meekness of Bubba Watson.
The Error Too Watson
Pressurized by the outstanding performance of Canadian Graham DeLaet leader Clubhouse TPS Scottsdale -15 after a 65, the last two title contenders were finally presented at the beginning of the 18th tied at -16. And it is Watson who cracked into what already looked like a hole playoff. A last missed less than two meters putt gave the title Stadler who thought already miss the kickoff of Superbowl watching the putt winner of Masters 2012 … pass under the hole! “It’s a little strange to win a tournament in this way, conceded Stadler. I really thought we would play a playoff putt after my back and I was wondering how long it would have to wait to watch the Superbowl. “The winner, a resident of Scottsdale in the year, could go to the game with him after the stresses of the press, certainly with some friends since the tournament broke its attendance record with over 550,000 spectators throughout the week, nearly 200,000 for the Saturday alone.
A Superbowl In All Heads
The Superbowl, which kick off was given half an hour after the end of the tournament, will perhaps have an impact on the final result. Yesterday, Bubba Watson had complained of slow play and he had expressed his desire not to miss the kickoff of Superbowl Sunday. Hard to imagine that it is precipitated in concluding, but his putt five feet had missed all of amateurism. “I thought playing a good putt, but I obviously misread the line again. He beat me, it’s a great player, “admitted Watson. The Floridian is still looking for its first title since 2012 and a second Masters white straight season could begin to stir doubts in mind that we know to be fragile. No challenge for another King of Augusta since Phil Mickelson at first reassured about the state of his back to finally settle for a modest 42nd place finish (-3). Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts played above all by the weekend to finish 58th in par. Next week, the U.S. system file in California with Victor Dubuisson starting from AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am … accompanied by Pascal Grizot, President of the Ryder Cup Committee France 2018.
The Final Ranking (71):
1.Kevin Stadler (USA) 268 (-16)
2.Bubba Watson (USA) 269 (-15)
3.Graham DeLaet (Can): 269 (-15)
4.Hunter Mahan (USA) 270 (-14)
– Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn). 270 (-14)