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Golfer Van Pelt aims for CIMB Classic double
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Golfer Van Pelt aims for CIMB Classic double

Oct 22 2013, 5:36am CDT | by IANS

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Bo Van Pelt will be aiming for a CIMB Classic double but he is wary of the elite field comprising of Major champions and talented Asian Tour winners who will feature at the event which starts Thursday.

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 — Bo Van Pelt will be aiming for a CIMB Classic double but he is wary of the elite field comprising of Major champions and talented Asian Tour winners who will feature at the...

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Golfer Van Pelt aims for CIMB Classic double

Oct 22 2013, 5:36am CDT | by IANS

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Bo Van Pelt will be aiming for a CIMB Classic double but he is wary of the elite field comprising of Major champions and talented Asian Tour winners who will feature at the event which starts Thursday.

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 — Bo Van Pelt will be aiming for a CIMB Classic double but he is wary of the elite field comprising of Major champions and talented Asian Tour winners who will feature at the event which starts Thursday.

Van Pelt, winner of the 2011 edition, will contend for the $7 million prize purse against World No.3 Phil Mickelson, Major champions Bubba Watson and Keegan Bradley at the challenging Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

K.J. Choi, current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, an in-form Scott Hend of Australia and Siddikur of Bangladesh will also feature in the event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA Tour.

"I think you look at the strength of the field this week, a lot of guys came over. Guys have heard this is a great event the last couple of years and I think that's why you see the strength of the field," said Van Pelt, ranked 44th on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).

He is not worried about the tropical Malaysian heat where humidity can soar up to 30 degrees and higher throughout the week.

"I live in Oklahoma, so it gets pretty hot in the summer there, so it wasn't that big a stretch for me to deal with humidity and this amount of sunshine. So, you know, you just drink lots of water and take your time and listen to your body. Everybody will get through it," he said.

Bo reckons that accurate drives will be the key to success.

"It looks like you need to drive the ball well. The golf course looks tight off the tee. If you go offline, you can definitely get penalised. It looks like there's a lot of uphill and downhill. There is a lot of change in elevation. So it's going to be critical to try to control your distances and get the distance right which will be a challenge for everybody this week," added the 38-year-old.

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The Barclays 2014 tee times, pairings for Saturday's third round at Ridgewood

Aug 23 2014 6:13am CDT | Source: SBNation

Adam Scott, the defending champion at the Barclays, is back on top of the leaderboard and he'll anchor the tee sheet with Cameron Tringale for Saturday's third round at Ridgewood. The groups outside the top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings will have a a little more elbow room on the weekend after the field was cut down to 79 golfers at the 2014 Barclays. The bottom 25 of the 125 in the playof ...
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Aug 22 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARAMUS, N.J. — Brendon Todd is keeping his name on the leaderboard at The Barclays and in the conversation as a Ryder Cup pick. Todd, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this year at the Byron Nelson Championship, made birdie on his last hole Friday for a 2-under 69 to share the early 36-hole lead with Jim Furyk and Kevin Chappell. Furyk had a 69 and Chappell played bogey-free for a 67 to join Todd at 7-under 135. ...
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Rory McIlroy catches FedEx Cup fever; opens with 74 at The Barclays

Aug 22 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

Rory McIlroy parties hardy ahead of The Barclays as lack of practice catches up with the world No. 1, who’s coming off three straight victories that include two major titles. How excited was Rory McIlroy for the FedEx Cup playoffs to begin on Thursday? So tingly about the prospect of The Barclays — the first of four pressure-packed (heh) playoff games that kicked off on Thursday — was the world No. 1 that he worked his butt off hitting Jimmy Fallon in th ...
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The Barclays 2014 live stream: How to watch online, TV coverage and more

Aug 22 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

After a thin field during the TV coverage of the first round, Friday's broadcast will be loaded with the top stars in the game playing late in the afternoon at Ridgewood Country Club. It will be a Friday afternoon in late August, so you're probably not inclined to spend it in front of TV or computer. But the afternoon wave for the second round of the Barclays is absolutely loaded. It's one of the more uneven tee sheets I've seen on the PGA Tour this year, for w ...
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McIlroy stumbles, Van Pelt leads at Barclays

Aug 21 2014 5:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey, and they picked a good time to produce good scores. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies Thursday and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead ...
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