PGA Tour notes include FedEx Cup Playoff breakdown, Stuart Appleby's take on Tiger's injury and Charles Howell III's quest to make it back to Augusta.
From 1999 to 2009, Stuart Appleby was counted among the elite on the PGA Tour. During the past five years, Appleby has seen his impact on the game slowed until a second-place finish last week pushed him to 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Pulling clear of a tightly crowded leaderboard late Sunday, Hunter Mahan vaulted himself into the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup lead by winning The Barclays on Sunday.
With 8 points in Friday's second round Nick Watney expanded his lead to three points in the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev., while Geoff Ogilvy remains second.
Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby have combined for 25 starts in the WGC-Bridgestone, but they’re both at the Barracuda Championship this week -- as is Nick Watney -- plus more news from the PGA Tour.
The most recent of PGA Tour veteran Stuart Appleby's nine wins came in 2010, but he insists he has the desire to continue to work hard: "It’s just there, within arm’s reach."
He stops short of calling it a comeback and it’s not like he's "rebuilding" his career. More accurate to say that "I’m trying to improve upon the things I've done well," said Stuart Appleby, T-2 at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Continuing his march toward a Down Under triple crown after winning the Australian Masters and PGA Championship, Adam Scott moved into a four-shot lead during Saturday's third round.
There’s an added sense of urgency this week at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic as time is running out to claim one of the top 125 spots on the 2012 Tour money list.
Thanks to his second consecutive 5-under 65, Shigeki Maruyama grabbed a share of the lead at the Sony Open Saturday.
Stuart Appleby holed a shot from 163 yards out to propel him into the Sony Open lead over nine others, including Matt Kuchar.
When Stuart Appleby knocked in the putt for 59 on the 18th hole in the final round of the Greenbrier Classic last year, one of the first things that came to mind was that the Australian would return to Kapalua and a course he had mastered for three consecutive years.
Just a day after the beginning of the Stuart Appleby putter saga, the mystery was solved with the return of the missing flat stick.
A par 3 of intriguing storylines from the first round of the first tournament of the 2011 PGA Tour season, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions:
Stuart Appleby has been named the 2010 Comeback Player of the Year. The award is voted on by PGA Tour members.
Despite a closing 65 from defending champ Tiger Woods, Stuart Appleby ended a nine-year home drought by winning the Australian Masters.
Last week at the Greenbrier Classic, Stuart Appleby shot the magic number for his first victory in four years on the PGA Tour. He made a left-to-right-breaking 10-foot putt on the 18th hole, punctuating a victory that began with a 7-stroke deficit at the start of the final round.
Stuart Appleby birdied his final three holes Sunday to shoot 11-under 59 and win the Greenbrier Classic.
Stuart Appleby made the cut at Bay Hill and tied for 30th. That’s progress. It was the third cut he made in nine 2010 starts while trying to climb out of a slump that saw him fall from 22nd in earnings in 2008 to 137th last year.
One streak is toast. Another soon could be in jeopardy.