FootJoy player Colt Knost, the 2007 U.S. Amateur champion, captured his first victory as a professional with a blazing final round 5-under par 65 to win the Fort Smith Classic. Knost overcame a 6-shot deficit to edge fellow FootJoy loyalist Darron Stiles by one shot. Needing just 23 putts during the final round, Colt finished the week fourth in Putts per GIR and tied for seventh in Greens Hit in Regulation.
Knost, who started the day in 41st place, finished at 12-under 268 and then had to wait for over an hour before his victory was sealed. Despite the runner-up finish, Stiles' effort vaulted him from sixth to first on the Nationwide money list.
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Boo Weekley followed up his first round 2-under 70 with a 1-under 71 and sits in a tie for eighth entering the weekend. Watch this interview to find out, among other things, what aspect of his game had Boo running to a phone to call his coach for some assistance.
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Lorena Ochoa is competing this week at the Michelob ULTRA Open coming off her second worst performance of the year last week...a tie for fifth! In seven tournaments so far this year, she has five wins, a tie for eighth and a tie for fifth. It's a remarkable start to the year that has people talking about all sorts of records previously considered unattainable.
She has her work cut out for her right from the start this week, as the #1 ranked women's golfer is paired with the #2 and #3 ranked players for the first two rounds. Showing poise under added pressure and attention, she fired a clutch 6-under 65 in cool, damp conditions and is tied for third after round one.
As you can see in the image, in addition to her customary white Classics, Lorena opted for the black/red Performance Light Jacket (style #33673) during yesterday's first round.
Also, check out this great article in Virginia's Daily Press about Lorena's impact on and off the golf course and how she embraces the opportunity to be a role model for young people.
With the season's "fifth major" upon us, the Tour moves to one of the most famous and recognizable venues in the game...the TPC at Sawgrass. Completely renovated before last year's tournament, the course didn't play as planned due to cool, damp conditions. However, this week calls for warm, sunny days and the players say the course is already playing hard, fast and difficult. Listen to these interviews with Dudley Hart and Camilo Villegas to hear more about the course conditions and what they're doing to prepare for a tough test.
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Click on the picture above to hear Camilo's preview interview.