Monday, February 6, 2012

Disaster Leads to Success for Kyle Stanley

The 2012 PGA Tour Waste Management Open concluded yesterday. After a tragic finish in the previous week for Kyle Stanley, who lost a 3 stroke lead on the final hole and lost a playoff against Brandy Snedeker, came an amazing victory only a week later. This victory earned him his first tour win and has allowed him to get an invitation to play in the Masters at Augusta National in April.

Stanley's victory came at the expense of Spencer Levin who shot 4 over par on the final day to lose his lead. Errant drives down the stretch led to his demise. One of his drives went into a cactus bush in which he used his putter to remove his ball. He received a thorn in his side for his effort, only to have his next shot come up short of the green and land in a water hazard.

The Waste Management Open boasts one of the most entertaining tournaments year in and year out. With the famed Stadium Hole, number 16a par 3 that is entirely enclosed inside of a stadiumthe result is loud cheers for good shots and even louder boos for shots that are not so fortunate.

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