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  • Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta

    04/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies ^ | April 5, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Mitt Romney added his voice to the chorus calling for women to be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club. When asked if women should be admitted, the Republican presidential frontrunner responded: "Of course." "I am not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify. My golf game is not that good," Romney told reporters after an energy-themed event in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. "Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta." Earlier Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President...
  • (Los Angeles County) Sheriff's Captain Took Inmate on Golf Outing, Deputy Says

    04/05/2012 11:01:28 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2012 | Robert Faturechi
    Sheriff's captain took inmate on golf outing, deputy says A pro golfer turned jewel thief was escorted from the Catalina Island jail to a golf course, where he gave the captain pointers, the deputy and the former inmate say. The captain is under investigation. - A hillside overlooking Avalon Harbor in Catalina. (Christina House / For The Times) The tiny jail on Catalina Island is hardly Alcatraz. Just ask Frank Carrillo. The pro golfer turned jewel thief couldn't believe his luck when he was moved out of his bleak Men's Central Jail cell in downtown L.A. and allowed to do...
  • Dog eats man’s Masters tickets right before he leaves for Augusta

    04/04/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies
    devil ball golf ^ | 4-3-12 | By Jonathan Wall | Devil Ball Golf
    The photo you see to your right would be one of Russ Berkman's four tickets to Wednesday's Masters practice round. The Seattle resident hit the jackpot and was all set to enjoy some time golfing and hanging out with a couple of buddies before heading to Augusta to take in the course and the Par-3 Contest. It sounded like a perfect plan ... until Berkman came home to find his dog, Sierra, had eaten all four of his tickets. I guess his dog didn't appreciate being left out of the trip. As Berkman told sports radio station KJR in Seattle,...
  • Fore! King Putt Obama goes golfing for a record 93rd time as wife and kids party in Las Vegas

    04/01/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Fire Andrea Michelle ^ | April 1, 2012
    I guess the weather is finally warm enough on the east coast for King Putt Obama to resume hitting the links. After all, there’s nothing really happening in this country or elsewhere that could affect this country. It’s not like we have skyrocketing gas prices, a lousy economy, Iran getting a nuclear weapon or anything like that. While Michelle Obama took the kids to Las Vegas to party it up on the American tax payer’s dollar (just a week after the oldest daughter went on a secret vacation to Mexico with 25 secret service agents on 12 friends) Hussein Obama...
  • Obama hits the links, plays first round of golf in election year 2012

    04/01/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Rachel Leven
    President Barack Obama hit the links Sunday for the first time in 2012, according to a pool report. The press did not see who Obama’s golf-partners were late Sunday morning. GOP presidential contenders have criticized Obama for playing golf during an economic crisis, suggesting that the president is out-of-touch with the concerns of voters. Before the Iowa primary, Romney juxtaposed the president’s choice to vacation in Hawaii with Republican candidates campaigning in the Midwestern state. “We’re out in the cold and the rain and the wind because we care about America. He just finished his 90th round of golf,” Romney...
  • Tiger Woods Ends Victory Drought

    03/25/2012 5:17:44 PM PDT · by Doe Eyes · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | Mar 25, 2012 | AP
    Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous - winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever in that red shirt on Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks more capable of ever than resuming his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in the majors.
  • NYT leaks Haney book excerpt: (Tiger)Woods lied, felt racially targeted

    03/17/2012 7:58:05 PM PDT · by Baynative · 51 replies
    The Golf Channel (via NYT) ^ | 3/17/12 | Ryan Ballengee
    In an excerpt of "The Big Miss" released by the New York Times on Saturday, former Tiger Woods swing coach Hank Haney writes about his perception of Woods as often feeling jilted by the media and his peers.
  • Sunday, March 11, 2012 Tiger Woods says "No Mas"

    03/11/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT · by traderrob6 · 15 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 3/11/12 | traderrob
    Tiger Woods after shooting a dismal +3 for 11 holes and tied for 26th place withdrew from the Doral Cadillac Championship. He "says" it's due to a leg injury. Could be just embarrassment over his pi$$ poor performance.
  • Fred Couples says he feels best he has in years

    03/04/2012 9:56:13 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 02/25/12 | Scott Hansen
    Last year, he began taking Anatabloc, an new anti-inflammatory pill. He liked it so much, he began recommending it to friends, and the company has become one of his sponsors. "It's not going to help my back, but my hands felt better and the areas around the back where I've had hiccups in the past, I haven't had," said Couples, who said his inflammation level has come down. "I'm not going to tell you that it's a wonder drug, but I would say I feel 30 percent better. If I feel 70 percent on a bad day, instead of 50...
  • Obama's Scottish Caddy

    03/02/2012 10:19:55 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created from an email that was sent to me...
  • Elderly golfers go berserk after teen prank

    02/29/2012 12:34:53 PM PST · by illiac · 54 replies · 2+ views
    WND Diversions ^ | 2/29/12 | WND Diversions
    SHALIMAR, Fla. – When people think of winter golfing in Florida, they often think of a calm, restful experience enjoying the lush, green scenery and balmy breezes of the Sunshine State. What usually does not come to mind is a sudden blast from an air horn by mischief-minded teenagers. But such a situation took place over the weekend, prompting a pair of elderly golfers to go ballistic with a golf-ball finder.
  • Phil Mickelson's tee shot ends up in spectator's shorts. I kid you not.

    02/19/2012 8:50:34 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Mickelson's tee on No. 15 in Round 3 of Northern Trust In the third round of the 2012 Northern Trust Open, Phil Mickelson's tee shot on the par-4 15th hole actually ends up in a fan's shorts.
  • N. Korea: Golf genius Kim is gone, but NK tournament remains

    01/28/2012 6:00:31 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 01/25/12
    01-25-2012 09:56 Golf genius Kim is gone, but NK tournament remains Even the fairytale rise to implausible golfing kingship depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster "Happy Gilmore" doesn't come close to the storybook achievements of Kim Jong-il, the late North Korean leader who died last month. North Korean legend has it that, on his maiden round, the country's No. 1 man blew away even the earthly brilliance of golf greats Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as he carded, wait for it, 11 holes-in-one. Now, the scene of "Dear Leader" Kim's astonishing feat has been opened up to an entirely different field...
  • President Obama: I Want Second Term 'Badly'

    01/26/2012 5:03:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    President Obama: I Want Second Term 'Badly' By DEVIN DWYER (@devindwyer) LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 26, 2012 President Barack Obama today signaled an aggressive tact for his early re-election campaign, critiquing his Republican opponents by name and insisting he's ready to "fight with every fiber of my being" for a second term. "How much do you want it?" ABC News' Diane Sawyer asked Obama during an exclusive interview in Las Vegas. "Badly," the president said, "because I think the country needs it." "Whoever wins the Republican primary is going to be a standard bearer for a vision of the country...
  • Skakel seeks sentence reduction for Conn. murder

    01/24/2012 11:38:29 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    yahoo news/AP ^ | 1/24/12 | Dave Collins
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel on Tuesday again insisted on his innocence in a 1975 killing, as he pleaded with a three-judge panel to reduce his prison sentence of 20 years to life. Skakel's lawyer, Hubert Santos, argued in Middletown Superior Court that the sentence Skakel received after his 2002 murder conviction in the beating death of Martha Moxley when the two were teen neighbors in wealthy Greenwich was excessive. Santos repeated his claim, which has been rejected by other state courts, that Skakel should have been tried in juvenile court, where the maximum sentence for a...
  • Obama spends 7 hours at golf course with hooker-soliciting buddy...

    12/29/2011 6:32:07 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 98 replies
    drudge report and the hill ^ | 12/29/11 | Jonathan Easley
    Obamas enjoy multi-course tasting menu By Jonathan Easley - 12/29/11 07:35 AM ET President Obama enjoyed a five-to-seven course tasting menu Wednesday night at a dinner in Honolulu with first lady Michelle Obama and 10 friends. The dinner at Alan Wong's restaurant in Honolulu comes as the president enjoys his annual holiday break in Hawaii, a vacation nearly cut short by the fight over taxes with Republicans in Washington. The Obama's are regulars at Wong's restaurant—both gave head chef Wong a hug upon entering before being taken to their “traditional table,” which Wong describes as the “feng shui” seat in...
  • Golf: Writer Dan Jenkins joins Phil Mickelson in latest World Golf Hall of Fame class

    12/15/2011 5:54:56 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 15 Dec 2011 | AP
    Sixty years after he wrote from the first of 210 major championships, Dan Jenkins is headed for the World Golf Hall of Fame. Jenkins, 82, will be only the sixth media member in the hall when he is inducted May 7 at the World Golf Village along with Phil Mickelson, Hollis Stacy and two other inductees who are to be announced Thursday in London. His career goes from Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods, from the manual typewriter to Twitter, and Jenkins is still going. He previously worked for the Fort Worth Press, the Dallas Times Herald and Sports Illustrated, and...
  • Tiger Woods ends two-year victory drought

    12/05/2011 6:21:01 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 63 replies ^ | December 4, 2011 | CBS staff
    <p>THOUSAND OAKS, California - Two years after his life and career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again.</p> <p>One shot behind with two holes to play, Woods finally looked like the player who dominated golf for so much of his career. He birdied his last two holes Sunday, making a 6-foot putt on the 18th, to win the Chevron World Challenge by one shot over former Masters champion Zach Johnson.</p>
  • It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation.

    12/04/2011 2:36:26 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12/3/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter. President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip. Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2. The president, who was raised in Hawaii until he was six, will be joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10. The White House travel office announced...
  • Obama and family take in basketball game, chat with Bill Murray

    11/26/2011 5:05:34 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Obama and family take in basketball game, chat with Bill Murray By Alicia M. Cohn - 11/26/11 05:12 PM ET President Obama and the First Family continued their post-Thanksgiving tradition by attending the Oregon State versus Towson game in Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson coaches the Oregon State University Beavers and the Obama family has watched his team play around Thanksgiving for the past three years. Actor and comedian Bill Murray, who was rooting for the opposite team, chatted with the Obama family before the start of the game. The Oregon State Beavers won 66-44. The...