Waste Management Open

February 3, 2011 by USA Post 

Waste Management Open, (UKPA) – Phil Mickelson is the star attraction in Phoenix this week, but the noisiest of golf may well be its biggest applause for saving the new kid on the block. Jhonattan Vegas, the first Venezuelan to win a PGA Tour card, finished first and third the last two weeks and, in his first ever round with Tiger Woods himself scored by five.

Top of the money list with the first course and 1.2 million on the classification of FedEx Cup points and cons 187th in the world at 69 Th. As he himself says, “it was a dream come true – I just love it.” The 26-year-old even its president Hugo Chavez speaks enthusiastically about what he has already dismissed as “a bourgeois sport.”

Vegas after winning the Bob Hope Classic in a play-off Chavez said: “I’m glad he beat all the gringos is the pride of Venezuela – and he’s black, like Obama, just a little plump… ”

With one hole to play on Sunday there was still a chance that the 6 foot 2 inch, 16-stone Nationwide Tour graduates have won again, but trying for an eagle, he went into the water and ran up a bogey instead.

Instead it was left Bubba Watson and Mickelson, who finished first and second – Mickelson after laying short of the lake and close to pitching in – and they are partners in the first two rounds of the Open waste management.

Vegas are behind the group with other South American Camilo Villegas and Angel Cabrera.

The tournament is facing the strong possibility of delays on the opening two days because of frost.

Wednesday pro-am was canceled and PGA Tour referee Slugger White said. “It does not look good tomorrow (Thursday) morning – it is supposed to be cooler – and it could be even colder, Friday ”

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