Those Stanford kids sure are quick learners.
On Saturday, the Cardinal men's and women's golf teams got to meet Tiger Woods, who was at The Farm to see fellow golfer Notah Begay get inducted into the school's hall of fame. One day later, Cardinal sophomore Viraat Badhwar set the Stanford course with a 59.
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According to Badhwar's bio page on the Stanford site, his lowest round as a freshman was a 67. A native of Queensland, Australia, Badhwar also finished tied for 14th at the NCAA Regional Qualifying tournament last season.
Stanford did not play a competitive event this past weekend, but Badhwar will get the chance to keep the momentum going when the Cardinal heads to the United States Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga., starting on Friday.
Based on this immediate result, it's clear that whenever Tiger officially decides to retire from the PGA Tour, he'll have a successful career as a teacher waiting for him.
H/T For The Win
How do you deal with a day when your putting is inconsistent? If you're Hunter Mahan, you hit the ball where you can't miss. That way you can keep the flat stick in the bag.
From 91 yards out on the No. 13 hole at Silverado, Mahan stepped up and did this:
Score that as an eagle.
Mahan had an odd round going Sunday, almost from the start. He bogeyed the par-3 second hole, only to get that shot back one hole later. He made birdie on the par-5 fifth hole, only to give that back one hole later. Then he birdied Nos. 8 and 9 to finish the front nine in 2 under 34.
But then he bogeyed No. 11 before coming up big two holes later. When leader Sang-Moon Bae also bogeyed the 11th, that pulled Mahan to within three shots of the Frys.com Open lead at that point.