Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,805
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: pga

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • AT&T National Kicks Off With Military Salute

    07/02/2008 5:55:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 111+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    BETHESDA, Md., July 2, 2008 – They may not be on the pro tour yet, but two military children got a taste of the big time when they helped pro golfer Fred Couples kick off the second AT&T National at Congressional Country Club here today. Jeffrey Dahl, 9, of New Jersey, left, professional golfer Fred Couples, and Margaret Rollins, 13, of Virginia hit the ceremonial first shot to open the second AT&T National golf tournament July 2, 2008, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Both children’s fathers are servicemembers, serving in Pakistan and California, respectively. Defense Dept. photo...
  • Delivering a Perfect Pitch

    06/30/2008 7:50:00 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 1 replies · 60+ views ^ | jsk10
    June 30, 2008 -- CHICAGO -- Capt. Dan Rooney delivered a perfect strike Thursday afternoon in Wrigley Field. But, the pitch he made off the mound meant much more. The 35-year-old PGA Professional from Broken Arrow, Okla., and founder of Patriot Golf Day and the Folds of Honor Foundation, Rooney will be serving his country once again this fall by making his third tour of Iraq as an F-16 fighter pilot.
  • Woods to have knee surgery, will miss rest of the year

    06/18/2008 9:55:41 AM PDT · by GreenAccord · 19 replies · 96+ views ^ | 6/18/08 | Helen Ross, Chief of Correspondents
    Tiger Woods, who went 91 holes on a wounded knee to win the U.S. Open on Monday, will have reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the rest of the 2008 PGA TOUR season. No date has been set for the surgery. Suddenly a season that had dawned with Woods saying the Grand Slam was "easily within reason" became clouded with doubt and uncertainty as he prepares for a second surgery on his left knee within 10 weeks. By missing the rest of this season, Woods will not play in either of the...
  • 108th U.S. Open

    06/15/2008 10:33:33 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 66 replies · 58+ views
    USGA ^ | 6/15/08 | USGA
    ​​​​​ POS PLAYER TODAY THRU TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL 1 T. Woods 1:30 PM --   -3 72 68 70   210 2 L. Westwood 1:30 PM --   -2 70 71 70   211 3 R. Mediate 1:20 PM --   -1 69 71 72   212 T4 D. Trahan 1:10 PM --   +1 72 69 73   214 T4 G. Ogilvy 1:20 PM --   +1 69 73 72   214 T6 R. Karlsson 12:50 PM --   +2 70 70 75   215 T6 M. Jimenez 12:50 PM --   +2 75 66 74   215 T6 R. Allenby...
  • Tiger Delivers Prime-Time Performance at US Open

    06/15/2008 6:31:17 AM PDT · by Cecily · 245 replies · 246+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2008 | Doug Ferguson
    SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods delivered a performance worthy of prime time Saturday in the U.S. Open. He kept an East Coast television audience and a sellout crowd at Torrey Pines in suspense when his left knee buckled and he nearly dropped to the ground from the sheer pain, limping along with his club as a cane. The drama came on the last six holes, when he turned a five-shot deficit into a one-shot lead. And the amazing array of shots that put him atop the leaderboard? Pure science-fiction. "The stuff he does, it's unreal," said Rocco Mediate, who watched...
  • Harmon dumps Daly because of 'shenanigans'

    03/11/2008 10:06:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 457+ views
    AP ^ | March 11, 2008
    John Daly has been cut loose by swing coach Butch Harmon, who said Tuesday he was not going to waste his time with a two-time major champion who is more interested in drinking than working on his golf game. ``My whole goal for him was he's got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life,'' Harmon said from his golf school in Las Vegas. ``And the most important thing in his life is getting drunk.'' Harmon said he has worked three times this year with Daly, but he said Daly's behavior at the PODS Championship was...
  • Daly doesn’t show up for pro-am round at Bay Hill

    03/12/2008 5:29:16 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 8 replies · 437+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12 March 2008 | Doug Ferguson
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—John Daly woke up Wednesday morning to read that swing coach Butch Harmon fired him. Then he got a phone call when he was at the entrance to Bay Hill letting him know he had been kicked out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for missing the pro-am. “Hasn’t been a good day,” Daly told The Associated Press. “This is the last thing I needed in my life. I feel like I let Arnold down.” The wild ride of golf’s most unpredictable figure took another hairpin turn when Daly said he was given wrong information that caused him to...
  • PGA Bird Killer Charged Tripp Isenhour

    03/08/2008 8:59:48 AM PST · by org.whodat · 154 replies · 2,397+ views
    CNSI website ^ | march, 2008 | Neil Becker
    Using absolutely poor judgment and acting un-professionally, PGA tour golfer Tripp Isenhour is about to pay the consequences for his selfish act from last December 12 when, at the Grand Cypress Golf course, he purposely killed a migratory bird. Showing no compassion for the habits of creatures, Isenhour, who was filming a segment for 'Shoot Like A Pro,' apparently got frustrated when the red shouldered hawk began making noises and forcing take after take. In a rage, Isenhour,
  • Golfer Faces Charges in Hawk Killing

    03/06/2008 2:38:01 PM PST · by oblomov · 130 replies · 923+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 6 march 2008 | TRAVIS REED
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour was charged with killing a hawk on purpose with a golf shot because it was making noise as he videotaped a TV show Isenhour was with a film crew for "Shoot Like A Pro" on Dec. 12 at the Grand Cypress Golf course. The 39-year-old golfer, whose real name is John Henry Isenhour III, was charged Monday with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird. According to court documents, Isenhour got upset when a red-shouldered hawk began making noise, forcing another take. He began hitting balls at the bird, then...
  • ***Buick Invitational Live Thread***[Golf Ping]

    01/23/2008 2:51:47 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 137 replies · 521+ views
    The Golf Channel, and various print sources ^ | January 23, 2008 | Golf Ping List
    2008 Buick InvitationalMickelson Fit for Play at BuickBy Associated Press - January 23, 2008SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Buick Invitational will have the Nos. 1 and 2 players in the world, after all.  After three days of bed rest and antibiotics for respiratory problems, Phil Mickelson said Tuesday he was feeling better and will play in the pro-am Wednesday at the Buick Invitational, paving the way for him to make his '08 debut at Torrey Pines. He also has a practice session planned with swing coach Butch Harmon.  "I'm feeling much, much better," Mickelson said. "I'm happy about that and...
  • Michelle Wie not invited to Sony Open ( in Hawaii )

    12/20/2007 8:31:33 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 314+ views
    Pacific Business News ^ | December 20, 2007
    Wie, who has played in the PGA Tour event at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu every year since 2004, did not receive one of the four sponsor exemptions... she wasn't ready for professional golf. Two of the Sony Open sponsor exemptions will still go to Hawaii teenagers.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship [Golf]

    08/27/2007 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 43 replies · 1,149+ views ^ | August 27, 2007 | Dave Shedloski
    TOUR Insider: Deutsche Bank Championship  Aug. 27, 2007 By Dave Shedloski Senior Correspondent The beauty of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup this week is manifested in South Africa's Retief Goosen. Retief Goosen lost ground despite making the cut at The Barclays last week. (WireImage) While there are still three weeks left to decide the inaugural winner of the FedExCup, there is real urgency at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship for a number of players, including, most notably, the two-time U.S. Open champion. Goosen, 38, is the only TOUR member in the top 20 in the Official World...
  • Woods ties record with 63, seizes lead

    08/10/2007 8:01:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 565+ views ^ | August 10, 2007 | Larry Fine reuters
    Tiger Woods tied a major championship record with a spectacular 63 in charging to a two-stroke lead over fellow American Scott Verplank in the second round of the U.S. PGA Championship on Friday. Woods came agonizingly close to setting the all-time low round in a major as his putt for birdie at the 18th hole spun out of the cup leaving him to tap-in for par."I knew if I made that putt on the last hole, it would have been a nice little record to have," world number one Woods said about missing the birdie putt for 62. "But I...
  • Almost like home: Some Tulsans rent houses to golfers for week

    08/09/2007 5:12:32 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 12 replies · 547+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | August 8, 2007 | Matt Gleason
    "A noteworthy professional golfer isn't staying in a ritzy hotel during the 2007 PGA Championship. Instead, the golfer and his family are staying in a spacious, four-bedroom abode in south Tulsa. So who is it?..."
  • Sergeant Makes Birdie Putt for Tiger in Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am

    07/05/2007 6:10:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 1,481+ views
    BETHESDA, Md., July 5, 2007 – A soldier from Fort Belvoir, Va., celebrated the Fourth of July by making the shot of the day in the star-studded Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club here. Sgt. Michael Woods of Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., shows Tiger Woods the line for his putt on the seventh hole of the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md, July 4, 2007. Sergeant Woods was Tiger’s honorary caddie for the hole. Tiger eventually handed the putter to the sergeant, who made the 12-footer for a birdie...
  • PGA Tour drug testing policy now seems inevitable [steroids/golf]

    06/21/2007 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies · 351+ views
    ESPN ^ | June 20, 2007 | Jason Sobel
    CROMWELL, Conn. -- It was once considered not only nonessential but unnecessary, yet a drug testing policy now seems a plausible course of action in the near future for the PGA Tour. "We don't have a rule on performance-enhancing drugs," tour commissioner Tim Finchem said at the Travelers Championship on Wednesday. "We never had. We're getting close on that. I suspect we'll be done with that certainly this year. We'll probably have more to say about that later this summer." The process is a departure from previous claims made by Finchem that such a policy has no place on the...
  • [Golfer John] Daly Says Wife Attacked Him With Knife

    06/08/2007 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies · 429+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2007 | TERESA M. WALKER
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - John Daly told authorities his wife tried to stab him with a steak knife, and the golfer had red marks on his cheeks when he showed up to play Friday on the course where he lives. Daly called police about 6 a.m. on Friday, Shelby County Sheriff's department spokesman Steve Shular said. When deputies arrived, wife Sherrie and the couple's children were not there. Deputies could not find the knife he claimed she used. Daly is competing this week in the Stanford St. Jude Championship on a sponsor's exemption. He was tied for eighth after the...
  • America Supports You: DoD and PGA Launch Military Golf Program

    05/17/2007 5:45:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 341+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 17, 2007 – The Defense Department’s America Supports You program and its new partner, the Professional Golfers Association of America, teed off the Military Golf Program today at the Army Navy Country Club here. The program, co-sponsored by Disabled Sports USA, is a nationwide initiative to encourage wounded servicemembers to participate in golf as a rehabilitative and recreational pursuit. In conjunction with the program’s announcement, four wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., practiced on the driving range here under the tutelage of seven PGA professionals. “The nation has called upon our...
  • Pro golfer suspected in deadly street race in Central Florida

    03/13/2007 7:46:22 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Sun Sentinal ^ | March 12 2007 | Sandra Pedicini
    Professional golfer Arjun S. Atwal extended condolences but denied responsibility Sunday in the death of a Windermere businessman killed in what authorities said was an apparent street race between the two men. A prepared statement issued Sunday night by Atwal's manager said the golfer "cannot fathom the unimaginable pain" Saturday night's accident caused the family of John Noah Park, 48, who died after losing control of his car and slamming into a tree. LocalLinks Both Atwal and Park, who ran a video-production company, lived in Windermere. But the two men did not know each other, according to Atwal's manager. "We...
  • Officials Weigh Booing Ban at High School Games (state of Washington nanny alert)

    03/08/2007 5:50:56 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 25 replies · 816+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sunday March 4th, 2007 | Good Morning America
    Some High School Sporting Officials in Washington State Want to Throw Unsportsmanlike Behavior Off the Field March 4, 2007 — From brawls on professional basketball courts to out-of-control parents at Little League games, unsportsmanlike behavior can be a problem. Now, some high school sporting officials in Washington state are considering tough new rules — including a ban on booing. Those who support the ban say that too often, spectators are cruel. "It's the organized effort to try to intimidate or try to make fun of someone that becomes personal in nature that can escalate then into other concerns that we...