2011 All Access Area
Saturday, August 27 2011 - With Hurricane Irene closing in on New Jersey, Dustin Johnson wrapped up the trivial pursuits at Plainfield Country to win The Barclays Championship.
Saturday, August 27 2011 - Four birdies on the back nine (his first nine) got the galleries whoopin' and hollerin' especially when they witnessed an Augusta-like four at the par-five 12th as Phil made the turn in just 32 strokes.
Friday, August 26 2011 - 125 players, 1 winner, 100 advance to Boston next week.
Friday, August 26 2011 - Get ready for The Barclays 18-hole Shootout otherwise known as the Hurricane Irene Invitational. With the tournament reduced to 54 holes and a Saturday finish – weather permitting...
Friday, August 26 2011 - Sitting around the green at the par three 14th is a fine spot to lay down a blanket and eat lunch. But it was no picnic for the players even thought the average score came in under par at 2.907 strokes.
Friday, August 26 2011 - Beginning his second round on the back nine, Phil got off to a fast start with a birdie at the 11th (his second hole) but he failed to take advantage of the soft conditions on a calm before the storm morning.
Friday, August 26 2011 - So it's 18 holes on Saturday and then get the heck outta Dodge. The Barclays has been reduced to a 54-hole championship due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene.
Thursday, August 25 2011 - After the pain comes the pleasure. The players endured a Hellish 254-yard par three at Atlanta during the PGA Championship. But Plainfield offered up a much more Heavenly 285-yard par four at The Barclays.
Thursday, August 25 2011 - Phil finished two under par with four holes left to complete his first round. After a bogey at the 3rd and a bunch of pars, his round turned on a lucky ricochet at the 8th.
Thursday, August 25 2011 - Earthquake Wednesday, hurricane coming Saturday, play suspended by thunderstorm Thursday morning. Locusts due Tuesday?
Wednesday, August 24 2011 - You snooze you lose – but eventually you win. Last year Jim Furyk forgot to set his alarm clock for The Barclays pro-am, missed his early morning tee time and was disqualified from the championship.
Wednesday, August 24 2011 - There was a lots of khaki on the course at the Plainfield Country Club on Wednesday to complement the regular tour pro beige. It was Military Appreciation Day at The Barclays.
Tuesday, August 23 2011 - Defending champion Matt Kuchar is flashing his trademark perma-grin at The Barclays Championship and going about his business in his ho-hum nothing bothers me gentle, polite way.
Tuesday, August 23 2011 - The World No.1 is in New Jersey for The Barclays Championship and that, in case you've just returned from an extended caving vacation, is Luke Donald not Tiger Woods.