Matsuyama tops Na in Memorial playoff

first_imgDUBLIN, Ohio – With every swing, Hideki Matsuyama appeared to join a cast of top players throwing away a chance to win the Memorial. A tee shot in the water on the 16th for double bogey. An approach over the back of the green on the 17th that led to bogey. And then a drive to the right that made the Japanese star so disgusted that he lightly slammed his club into the turf, and the head of the driver broke off. The ball hit a tree and took one last bounce back into the fairway, and Matsuyama seized on the break. He took dead aim with a 7-iron to just outside 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Kevin Na, and then won for the first time in America with a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole. ”Right from the 15th hole, I had a lot of missed shots,” Matsuyama said. ”The double bogey at 16, bogey at 17, not a real good tee shot – I thought – at 18. But when I saw the ball on the fairway on the 18th hole there, that’s when I was able to think I still have a chance.” The 22-year-old Matsuyama earned validation as one of the game’s bright young stars Sunday by closing with a 3-under 69 and making two clutch putts on the 18th hole for his sixth career victory, the previous five on the Japan Golf Tour. This was his first win against a field of the world’s top players. ”I just think you’ve just seen the start of what’s going to be truly one of your world’s great players over the next 10 to 15 years,” tournament host Jack Nicklaus said. Memorial Tournament: Articles, videos and photos Nicklaus spent much of the back nine in the broadcast booth, and it was a brand of golf that was unfamiliar to golf’s greatest champion. The Memorial became only the latest event where proven players faltered badly. Masters champion Bubba Watson had a one-shot lead with five holes to play. He was 3 over the rest of the way. Adam Scott, the No. 1 player in the world, was tied for the lead until playing the last seven holes in 4 over. ”The whole thing is frustrating as I stand here right now,” Scott said after his 71. ”But everyone is going to feel like that. We all could have done something different. If we all did, who knows what the result would be?” Scott fell apart by hitting one shot into the water, taking two shots to get out of a bunker and losing all hope when his third shot to the par-5 15th hit the pin and caromed back into the fairway, leading to a bogey. Watson dropped three shots by hooking two tee shots. The most damaging was his drive on the 15th that was so high, so powerful and so far right that it cleared the trees and went into a neighborhood, leading to a double bogey. Needing a birdie on the 18th, his shot looked good until it took one small hop and stayed in the rough. A few inches closer and it would have fed down the slope for a short birdie chance. He closed with a 72 and finished third, moving him to No. 3 in the world ahead of the injured Tiger Woods. ”It’s tough,” Watson said, who was going for his third win of the year. ”I made one bad decision. If I hit 4-wood off the tee instead of driver on the par 5, we make 5 and we win by one. But I made double, so we lost by one.” Na finished his round of 64 about two hours earlier. He was in the clubhouse at Muirfield Village, leaning against two pillows on a sofa as he watched the calamity unfold, even joking he might win by not hitting another shot. Thanks to Matsuyama, he had to. And it wasn’t pretty. Na hooked his tee shot on the 18th in the playoff, and it went into the creek. He still had 10 feet for bogey when Matsuyama made the winning putt. Na did not speak to reporters. A PGA Tour official tracked him down in the parking lot, and he gave credit to Matsuyama for making a great putt. Adding to the bizarre ending was how Matsuyama played the extra hole. It was not an angry slam of the driver after his tee shot on the 18th in regulation, and he was shocked to see the head fall off. He could have replaced the club because the playoff is not considered part of the round, but he had no replacement. Instead, he went with 3-wood off the tee in the playoff, and it went into the front bunker. He hooked his 5-iron, hitting a spectator in the knee left of the green, and hit a flop shot safely to 10 feet. It was the first par he made on the 18th hole all week. Matsuyama became the first player to make birdie on the closing hole at Muirfield Village four straight rounds. ”To win my first PGA Tour event is enough,” Matsuyama said. ”But to win it here at Mr. Nicklaus’ course, it really gives me a lot of confidence now going on. And hopefully, I’ll be able to use this week as a stepping stone to further my career.” Matsuyama became the fourth Japanese player to win on the PGA Tour, the most recent being Ryuji Imada in the 2008 AT&T Classic. The Memorial, even with Woods out with a back injury, featured the strongest field of the year outside the Masters, World Golf Championships and The Players Championship.last_img read more

Kaymer races out to three-shot lead at Pinehurst

first_imgPINEHURST, N.C. – Much to his delight, Martin Kaymer discovered that Pinehurst No. 2 was even more different than he imagined in the U.S. Open. This wasn’t the beast of a course that Kaymer and so many other players were expecting. This was a day for scoring. Kaymer made six birdies Thursday afternoon, three on the final five holes, that sent the 29-year-old German to the lowest score in three Opens held at Pinehurst No. 2. He made a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a three-shot lead. ”It was more playable than I thought,” he said. ”I think that made a big difference mentally, that you feel like there are actually some birdies out there, not only bogeys.” So much was made of the new look at No. 2, which was restored to its old look from more than a half-century ago. There also was plenty of talk that this U.S. Open would be as tough as any U.S. Open. When he finished his final day of practice Wednesday under a broiling sun, Kaymer was asked what it would take to win. ”I said plus 8 because the way the golf course played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,” he said. ”But obviously, they softened the conditions a little bit so it was more playable. So hopefully, I’m not right with the plus 8. I would be disappointed.” Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell took the conservative route on his way to a 68 that featured 15 pars, one bogey, one birdie and one eagle. He was joined by Kevin Na, Brendon de Jonge and Fran Quinn, a 49-year-old who last played a U.S. Open in 1996, when Tiger Woods was still an amateur. ”This was a golf course where I spent the last few days just preparing myself mentally for the challenge, really, knowing that this golf course wasn’t going to give much and it was only going to take,” McDowell said. ”I’m assuming they put some water on this place this morning. And we were able to take advantage of that a little bit early on and actually think about getting at some of those flags.” Your browser does not support iframes. U.S. Open: Articles, videos and photos U.S. Open full-field scores Brandt Snedeker, who had a chance at 30 on his front nine, had to settle for being part of a large group at 69 that included 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson. The 15 players to break par were the most for an opening round at the U.S. Open since 24 players did it at rain-softened Olympia Fields in 2003. Phil Mickelson, in his latest quest to win the one major keeping him from the career Grand Slam, shot a 70. He was among the early starters, who received additional help by cloud cover that kept moisture in the greens. Mickelson doesn’t expect Pinehurst to be any easier the rest of the week. ”There was some low scoring out there – some good scoring, I should say,” he said. ”Anything around par, it’s usually a good score.” Masters champion Bubba Watson was among the exceptions. He shot a 76 and said, ”This course is better than me right now.” The sun broke through shortly before noon and began to bake the course, though not enough to stop Kaymer. He watched some of the tournament on television in the morning, and he was particularly struck by the sight of Stenson’s 6-iron into the par-3 15th only rolling out a few feet. Kaymer expected it to roll off the green. ”Last night I thought that it’s going to be very, very firm in the afternoon,” he said. ”But actually, it was more playable than I thought.” Not everyone was able to take advantage. Defending champion Justin Rose had a 72, making his bid a little tougher to become the first repeat winner in 25 years. Adam Scott, the world No. 1 who has been formidable in every major the last two years except the U.S. Open, had a 73. Scott wasn’t about to panic. Pinehurst only figures to get more difficult. ”You know how it’s going to be at the end of the week,” Scott said. ”We’re going to be looking at even par, or something around that.” Kaymer picked up four birdies with relative ease – three wedges to inside 3 feet, and a high draw with a 3-wood to about 20 feet on the par-5 fifth for a two-putt birdie. A few longer putts at the end really dressed up the score. He hit a 6-iron at the flag on the 16th hole and made a 12-foot birdie putt, and then hit another 6-iron at the par-3 17th to about 10 feet for birdie. Kaymer tied the course record with a 63 in the opening round when he won The Players Championship last month, ending a drought of some 18 months. That only boosted his confidence, and the 65 on Thursday only adds to it. Even so, he realizes it’s only one round, and that the course probably won’t be so kind or gentle the rest of the way. ”I would have never expected myself to shoot such a low round at Pinehurst … but it’s a good round of golf,” he said. ”I wasn’t expecting it. I’m not freaking out about it. It’s the first round of a very, very important tournament. I put myself so far in a good position, but we have three rounds to go. The golf course can change a lot. ”If other people want to make more out of it, it’s fine,” he said. ”But for me, it’s a great start into one of the most important weeks of the year.”last_img read more

2016 Olympics affects players’ fall scheduling

first_imgFor Butch Harmon, this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open doubles as an impromptu mini-camp for his stable of high-profile PGA Tour players. The Tour’s nonexistent offseason has led players and coaches to make the best use of what little off time there is, and this week’s stop for the Las Vegas-based Harmon is a perfect chance to multitask with a few of his clients, including Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker and Jimmy Walker. For Harmon, it’s a chance to focus on what went well in 2014-15 and what needs to be refined for the 2015-16 season, which got underway last week at the Frys.com Open. Harmon explained that Fowler needs to improve his proximity to the hole from 140 yards and in, while Walker’s slow finish to the season – he had just one top-10 after the Florida swing – had more to do with his schedule than any type of swing issue. “We talked about what happened at the end of the year,” Harmon said. “He ran out of gas a little and we talked about picking our places to play. He starts fast and then pushes real hard at the end of the year to make sure he makes the Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup.” Harmon’s observations will become a familiar theme next season when an already condensed schedule is squeezed even more by the addition of the Olympics in August. The Rio Games made officials dramatically overhaul next year’s schedule, moving the PGA Championship to late July, just two weeks after the Open Championship. Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Articles, photos and videos In a 16-week span to close next season, beginning with the U.S. Open in June there will be 10 tournaments that would normally qualify as must-play stops, including three major championships, a World Golf Championship, the Olympic Games, four FedEx Cup Playoff stops and the Ryder Cup in early October. The schedule will be particularly hard on those players who split their time between the Tour and the European circuit, like Rory McIlroy. “It’s tough the way a couple of the tournaments clash before the Olympics, like the French Open and the Bridgestone [Invitational],” McIlroy said last week. “Then having the Olympics in there and playing the PGA Championship in July is going to be sort of strange. But they had to accommodate for it somehow.” The championship congestion will lead to more last-minute scrambling for players vying to maintain status on both tours, like Ian Poulter, who this week was an 11th-hour addition to the Hong Kong Open field to assure his 13-event minimum after he failed to qualify for the WGC-HSBC Champions in two weeks. Even Patrick Reed, who took up membership in Europe this season, had to add to his schedule this season after missing two starts earlier this year (BMW PGA Championship and Irish Open) because of a death in his family. Reed plans to play this week in Hong Kong, the HSBC event in China and the BMW Masters the following week to meet his minimum. “It’s tough. After I play [the Hero World Challenge] and Shark Shootout, I’ll be at 35 or 37 weeks of the year I’ll be gone,” Reed said. “It’s a lot.” The inevitable crush that awaits players next season likely explains what appears to be much more active schedules this fall for some of the game’s top players. Fowler hadn’t played the Las Vegas stop since 2010, and although McIlroy’s participation last week was based on an earlier agreement with the Tour, he had never played the Frys.com Open before. Any gain this fall, however, will likely result in a net loss early next year for events on the West Coast swing – which will not include a World Golf Championship for the second consecutive year – and as the Tour heads through Florida toward the Masters. Most players polled over the last few weeks said they plan to add a start in the fall, like this week’s Las Vegas stop, in exchange for a week they would normally play in the spring or early summer next year as a result of the condensed schedule and the addition of the Olympics to golf’s landscape. “The sponsors and the tournaments understand the value of why we are in the Olympics,” Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said at last month’s Tour Championship. “In the short term everybody has contributed. There is some awkwardness to some of it, but in balance they understand the bigger view.” That bigger picture is the impact golf’s return to the Olympics will have on the game globally and the reality that this is a fire drill players will have to endure just once every four years. But in the short term, like Harmon, players should get used to multitasking for the next few months.last_img read more

Sullivan leads in Dubai; McIlroy controls the Race

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Race to Dubai leader Rory McIlroy achieved separation from main rival Danny Willett by two shots in the second round of the European Tour season finale on Friday. McIlroy, bidding to top the tour for the third time in four years, carded consecutive 68s to be at 8-under-par 136, four off Andy Sullivan’s lead in the DP World Tour Championship. On a day when most players went low, McIlroy could only match his opening round, including five birdies, and one bogey on the par-3 6th. He birdied only one of the four par 5s at Jumeirah Golf Estates. ”Two solid rounds of golf so far,” McIlroy said. ”I felt like yesterday it could have been a lot better. And today, I felt like I hit the ball a little better. It wasn’t quite as scrappy. ”I don’t think I’ve taken advantage of the par 5s quite the way I would have liked to, but if I can do that over the next couple of days, and keep giving myself plenty of chances, I should be close on Sunday.” Meanwhile, Willett, tied with McIlroy in the first round, shot a 2-under 70. The Englishman started well with birdies on Nos. 2-3, but bogeyed No. 5, and No. 16 immediately after a birdie on 15. He needed to hole a 15-footer for par on the last and keep his hopes alive. Sullivan shot a second straight 66 to be at 12-under 132 for a one-shot lead over the equally in-form Emiliano Grillo, who posted the low round of the day, a bogey-free 8-under 64. Sullivan has won three European Tour events this season – South African Open, Joburg Open, Portugal Masters – and was being cheered on here by 30 friends and relatives who have travelled from his hometown of Nuneaton, England. He treated them to some stunning putts; a 50-footer for birdie on the 12th, one from nearly 30 feet on the 14th, and a 40-fooer from behind the 18th green. ”The putter just seemed to get crazy hot from the one on the 12th hole, and everything I looked at, pretty much went in,” Sullivan said. ”It’s a nice feeling.” Grillo started and finished with birdies to reach 11 under overall. He hasn’t won on the Euorpean Tour, but won the Frys.com Open, the first tournament of the new PGA Tour season last month, two weeks after he secured his card by winning the Web.com Tour Championship. Two behind the Argentine was Patrick Reed, who birdied five of his last six holes to close with a 65. Reed was one shot ahead of McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel (65), and Thongchai Jaidee (67). Two-time defending champion Henrik Stenson closed with a 69 to be 2 over for the tournament. At one stage, after six holes, the Swede was 9 over before making seven birdies in his last 12 holes.last_img read more

Steele blossoming under the Mickelson tree

first_imgDUBLIN, Ohio – Standing in the middle of the 18th fairway Thursday at the Memorial, Brendan Steele first thought about taking a conservative line into one of the hardest hole locations at Muirfield Village. But then he remembered one of many lessons he’s learned from frequent practice-round partner Phil Mickelson – be more aggressive. Steele took dead aim at the flag and holed his second shot from 154 yards for eagle and an opening 65. He came back Friday morning and added a 67 in perfect conditions to finish at 12 under and take a share of the lead with Matt Kuchar when he finished in the early afternoon. “A lot of things are going right,” Steele said. “Obviously, conditions are really good. So kind of a lot of good scores out there. Greens are rolling perfect. They’re pretty soft. If you’re in good position off the tee, you can really get after it.” Steele’s aggressive approach has paid off so far this week, and it has also helped Mickelson, who closed with a 3-under 69 Friday to finish five behind Steele and Kuchar. Steele and Mickelson live about an hour from each other in Southern California, and they occasionally get together either at Steele’s home in Irvine or at Mickelson’s in San Diego. They warmed up for the Memorial with two rounds over the weekend. It didn’t end well for Steele. Day 1: Mickelson def. Steele, 2 and 1. Day 2: Mickelson def. Steele, 5 and 4. “He just drummed me around for a couple days,” Steele said. “I use a little bit more flamboyant term, but that’s fine,” Mickelson said with a smile. At 45, Mickelson has embraced his role as a big brother to many younger players on the PGA Tour. Whether it’s playing practice rounds with Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson, or partnering with Keegan Bradley in the Ryder Cup, Mickelson has said he enjoys passing along his knowledge to a new generation. Memorial Tournament: Articles, photos and videos Steele, 33, is the latest player to gain a wealth of information from the five-time major champion. “I’ve learned a ton,” he said. “I mean, he’s helped me a bunch with my chipping … It’s really good to pick his brain about different ways to play courses, different ways to set up your bag, different ways to – you know, he’s got ideas for everything. So you can ask him any kind of question, and he’s always really helpful, which is awesome. So as much as he wants to drum you, he will help you with anything you need help with.” During another round with Mickelson, Steele learned perhaps his most valuable lesson. “I remember this one time when we first started playing together, in 2011,” Steele recently told Golf.com. “He was drumming me – I don’t even remember how bad. He missed a green and was in a bad spot, and I hit a really safe wedge. He recovered and hit it to a foot, and I three-putted. As we walked off the green, he said, ‘You know what your problem is? You think I’m going to give you a hole. Every time I hit a bad shot, you think you can play safe. You need to play like I’m never going to give you a hole, and if I do, it’s a bonus.’ He was right. If you’re trying to win a tournament, you can’t expect guys to give you anything. You need a killer instinct—you have to step on their throats.” Steele will have a chance to do just that this weekend at the Memorial. Rain is expected to roll in for the weekend, and that would allow the best players in the world to go into attack mode. Steele has always been a solid driver, but his putting and mental approach have prevented him from reaching the upper rung on the PGA Tour ladder. He’s currently ranked No. 82 in the world and has only recorded one top-10 finish this season. “The guy is one of the longest, straightest drivers out here on Tour, and he’s really become a solid putter,” Mickelson said of Steele. “So when his iron play is on – and oftentimes it is – when his iron play is on, he will score like he’s scoring this week.” Steele felt he was a little off with short irons, so he called in coach Rick Smith, who is also Mickelson’s former coach, before the Memorial. “I was swinging my long clubs pretty well when I got here, but my short irons for some reason, my divots were going left,” he said. “I was pulling them. I was really steep. And he fixed me in like five seconds.”his With his swing in good shape, Steele’s mental game will be tested over the weekend as he tries to win his second PGA Tour title. “I think he’s realizing how good his potential is,” Mickelson said. “So when he doesn’t play [to] that level of potential, it’s frustrating, you know. But he’s played some very solid golf the last two years, and this is a course that is suited well for him.”last_img read more

Poulter (73) slips Friday at Macau Open

first_imgMACAU – Ian Poulter played like a golfer returning from a four-month break on Friday, losing his first-round lead and slipping into a share for 11th at the halfway mark of the Macau Open after carding a 2-over 73 in the second round. Anirban Lahiri overcame an early triple-bogey on the par-5 12th to move into a five-way share of the lead at 8-under 134 with a 68 in the second round. Scott Vincent’s 64 was the lowest score on Friday at the par-71 Macau Golf and Country Club, and he joined 2014 champion Lahiri, Chikkarangappa (65), Sutijet Kooratanappisan (66) and Kalem Richardson (67) in the lead heading into the weekend. ”Obviously not the start I was looking for but I was confident if I could claw myself back, I could put a score together,” said Lahiri, who recovered with five birdies and an eagle. ”I’m still a bit disappointed I didn’t birdie one of the last three holes. However, I’m happy to keep myself in it.” Carlos Pigem, who had a share of the first-round lead with Poulter, followed his opening 64 with an even-par 71 to slip into sixth. After opening with a 64 on Thursday – his first competitive round since missing the cut at Colonial – Poulter had a double-bogey 7 at the 12th and three more bogeys in the second round, but made some ground back with three birdies as he slipped to a 73. Poulter was coming off 14 weeks on the sidelines because of an arthritic joint in his right foot, although he remained involved as a non-playing vice captain for Europe in its Ryder Cup loss to the United States. Darren Clarke, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, missed the halfway cut, following up his opening 74 with a marginally improved 73.last_img read more

Langer, Toms, MAJ tied for Champions lead

first_imgTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Bernhard Langer shot his second straight 3-under 69 Saturday to pull into a tie with David Toms and Miguel Angel Jimenez for the second-round lead at the PowerShares QQQ Championship. Langer, the Schwab Cup points leader who has all but wrapped up his ninth PGA Tour Champions money title in 10 seasons, birdied Nos. 12, 13 and 17 to pull even with Jimenez (70), one behind Toms (72). Toms, who had a hole-in-one in the opening round, then bogeyed No. 18 to fall into the three-way tie at 6-under 138. Scott McCarron (69), Billy Andrade (70) and Jeff Maggert (73) – who was tied with Toms for the lead after the first round – were one shot back. Kenny Perry (68), Doug Garwood (69), Wes Short Jr. (70) and Scott Dunlap) were tied for seventh at 140. Jesper Parnevik, who was one shot off the lead after the opening round, had a 74.last_img read more

Kim takes 3-shot lead into Mediheal final round

first_imgDALY CITY, Calif. — Sei Young Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday at Lake Merced to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Mediheal Championship. Playing through a back injury that has forced her to alter her swing, Kim rebounded from an opening bogey with an eagle on the par-5 fifth. The 26-year-old South Korean added birdies on the par-4 11th and par-5 15th and 18th to take a 10-under 206 total into the final round. Your browser does not support iframes. Full-field scores from the LPGA Mediheal Championship Charley Hull was second after a 70. The Englishwoman missed a chance to pull closer when her 6-foot birdie try on No. 18 slid left. Puerto Rico’s Maria Torres was 5 under after a 71. Minjee Lee, coming off a victory Sunday in Los Angeles that moved her to No. 2 in the world, had a 67 to match Lexi Thompson (69), Amy Yang (70), Louise Ridderstrom (72) and Eun-Hee Ji (73) at 4 under. Second-round leader So Yeon Ryu shot a 79 to drop into a tie for 20th at even par. She had four bogeys and a triple bogey in the par-4 16th.last_img read more

Thammaraks vaults into lead at LPGA Q-School

first_imgSierra Brooks arrived for the second stage of LPGA Q-School unsure if she wants to turn pro before finishing out her senior year at the University of Florida, but she will make the leap more tempting if she keeps playing like she is this week. Brooks, who finished runner-up to Arkansas’ Maria Fassi at the NCAA Championships in May, shot a 1-under-par 71 Wednesday at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, Fla., to position herself in a tie for third going into Thursday’s final round. A minimum of the top 30 and ties at the end of second stage will advance to the Q-Series finale later this month. “Taking each moment as it comes,” Brooks said earlier in the week. “My hope is to play in the spring, but don’t really know until I get there. I’ve been working hard and following my process. I want to play my game and see where I stack up against everyone for the rest of this run.” Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks moved atop the leader with her third consecutive 68. At 12-under 204, she’s two shots ahead of Germany’s Olivia Cowan (70) and three ahead of Brooks and China’s Yan Liu (72). Brooks isn’t the only collegian who may be speeding up a timetable to turn pro. Stanford seniors Albane Valenzuela and Andrea Lee are both making strong moves up the leaderboard. Valenzuela, who is No. 3 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking and No. 4 in Golfweek’s collegiate rankings, shot 69 Wednesday to move into a tie for seventh. Lee, No. 1 in both the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking and the Golfweek collegiate rankings, shot 68 to move into a tie for 11th. USC junior Jennifer Chang and 17-year-old amateur Lucy Li also are tied for 11th. Florida State sophomore Frida Kinhult is tied for 21st. Yealimi Noh, who turned pro as a 17-year-old earlier this year, has some work to do to advance to Q-Series. She’s tied for 57th. Noh, now 18, made a couple runs at winning LPGA titles as a non-member this year, playing her way into events through Monday qualifying. She tied for second at the Cambia Portland Classic and tied for sixth at the Thornberry Classic. She turned down a scholarship offer to UCLA after winning the Girls’ Junior PGA Championship, the U.S. Girls’ Junior and the Canadian Women’s Amateur in consecutive weeks last year. Click here for full scores from LPGA Q-School.last_img read more

Zombie Science — The Horror that Won’t Stay Dead

first_imgOrigin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Life Sciences Zombie Science — The Horror that Won’t Stay DeadDavid [email protected]_klinghofferOctober 27, 2017, 9:15 AM Are you scrambling for a Halloween costume idea that will set you apart? Simple: Go as Zombie Science. Just apply a good measure of ghoul makeup, throw on some disheveled clothes, stagger around a bit, and carry a copy of Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution in your hand.That is, of course, the title of biologist Jonathan Wells’s latest, exposing evolutionary icons – “zombies,” as he calls them. A zombie is a scientific idea that, even though seemingly defeated and exposed as false, rises from the grave – again and again and again. Much of what the public hears about evidence for Darwinian theory consists of zombies like those that Dr. Wells takes on in his book: DNA as the “secret of life,” the “fairy tale” of whale evolution, the human appendix and other organs as “junk” relics of our evolutionary history, antibiotic resistance, cancer, and others. Tagsantibiotic resistanceappendixcancerDarwinian theoryDNAevolutionIcons of EvolutionJonathan Wellssciencetextbooksvestigial organswhale evolutionZombie Sciencezombies,Trending “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Evolution Zombie Science is a sequel to his earlier work, Icons of Evolution, with all new zombies, plus a look at the undead evolutionary evidence that he staked through the heart in Icons. Yes, it’s still in the textbooks, the popular media, wherever Darwinists find it useful regardless of being true of not.Get a copy of Zombie Science for yourself – or give one to a student you know. Can’t wait for your physical copy? Check out the Icons of Evolution website which includes an outstanding library of articles and essays by Jonathan Wells, plus videos and other treats.Photo credit: © stuart — stock.adobe.com. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Recommended A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more