Posted: July 10th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Birdie, Birdies, Brendon De Jonge, Brian Davis, Chez Reavie, Defending Champion, Englishman, First Gap, Foot Putt, John Deere, John Deere Classic, Launch, Leader Board, Perfect Training, Pga Tour, Steve Stricker, Straight Title, Tiger Woods, Tour Occasion, Zimbabwean | No Comments »
Steve Stricker, defending champion, will obtain a two-shot guide into the last round of the John Deere standard in Illinois after one more inspiring round. Stricker, the highest-ranked American in the world at No. 5, is planning for a third straight title in the occasion, and repaired round-two manager Chez Reavie to put him in extremity pose to do so.
Having signed his intentions with a monster 75-foot putt on the first gap for birdie, Stricker carded a round of 63 to leave him at 20 under for the week.
He had four more birdies ahead of the turn, and three more following it, and he will unite with Tiger Woods as the only American to succeed a PGA Tour occasion three years in a row in 30 years if he can hold on to his lead on Sunday.
Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge is his next contender, who matched Stricker stride for stride with a 63 of his own. Reavie is one shot further back – three off the speed – after an unsatisfactory 68, with Kyle Stanley fourth on 16 under, three plain of Cameron Percy of Australia.
Englishman Brian Davis was assisted by a back nine that treated five birdies to stop the round on 10 under. He is one of 14 men on that score, among them Steve Marino, who saw his title confront deteriorate with a two-over 73.
Australian Jason Day sits underneath the leader board on two under – barely perfect training for a man looking to build on two second-place major terminates at next week’s launch at Sandwich.
The 44-year-old Stricker said afterwards, “I don’t know what it is about this place, I feel very comfortable here. I feel relaxed out there. It has been a great ride the last couple years and I’m having a lot of fun out there.”
Posted: June 20th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: 2008 Olympics, 23 Years, Arcy, Athlete, Australian Swimmer, Charlotte North Carolina, Clara International, Jail Sentence, Launch, London Games, Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold Medalist, Phelp, Rivalry, Santa Clara, Self Assurance, Shanghai, Sydney Bar, Team Mate, World Championships | 2 Comments »
Nick D’Arcy, Australian swimmer expects his win over Michael Phelps in the 200 meters butterfly final at the Santa Clara International in California is the launch of a budding competition with the 14 times Olympic gold medalist.
D’Arcy, who will neglect the World Championships in shanghai after being excluded of Australian trials with a liver illness, said his victory by 0.01 seconds over the American had given him a self-assurance increase prior to the 2012 London Games.
D’Arcy, the 23 years old quoted saying after beating Phelps with a time of one minute, 55.39 seconds, “I think you’ve got to take away plenty of confidence when you get the opportunity to get one up on possibly the greatest athlete that’s ever lived.”
“I consider myself honoured to be even mentioned in the same breath as him, so to get one up on him … I think that’s really going to give me the drive to push forward to next year.”
D’Arcy was booted off the Australian tem for the 2008 Olympics for beating a previous team-mate at a Sydney bar for which he was condemned and given a 14 months suspended jail sentence in 2009.
The failure was record-holder Phelps’s third in the previous three starts over the distance. Wu Peng of China ended his 9 year domination of the category in April and reiterated the feat a month after at a meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Time of Phelp at Santa Clara was closely four seconds shy of his 1.51.51 record put at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.
The Australian, who holds the national record in the distance said, “I think people know that he can be beaten but I don’t think that takes away anything from Michael as an athlete.”
“I think some of the times he puts on the board heading towards next year will be very quick and I just want to kind of keep this rivalry up and hopefully go with him.”