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  • Golf's most beloved figure, Arnold Palmer, dies at 87

    09/25/2016 5:57:02 PM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 53 replies
    Golfweek ^ | 9/25/2016 | Adam Schupak
    Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87. Reaction poured in from “Arnie’s Army” of admirers in the world of golf. “We loved him with a mythic American joy,” said Palmer biographer James Dodson. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the...
  • LEGENDARY GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87, UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Breaking News.
  • Politically Correct Golfers Association (PCGA) Moves to Mexico

    06/04/2016 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/16 | Jeff Crouere
    A “Brave New World": Commissioners of sports leagues are just as infected as the leaders of media, business, government, higher education and the other pillars of our society After five decades, the World Golf Championship will move next year from the National Doral golf course in Miami, Florida to a golf course in Mexico City. Since the Doral course is owned by the certain GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, this decision smacks of political correctness. At least most objective observers would surmise that politics played a role in this decision; however, such a motive was denied by PGA Commissioner Tim...
  • Donald Trump Responds to PGA Move to Mexico: ‘Hope They Have Kidnapping Insurance’

    06/02/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to the PGA moving the 2017 World Golf Championship to Mexico instead of holding it at Trump Doral in Miami. “They move the World Golf Championships from Miami to Mexico City,” Trump commented. “They moved the PGA Tour, moved the World Golf Championships from Miami, where they’re furious to Mexico City.” “If I become your president, this stuff is all going to stop,” Trump added. He went on to criticize the U.S. economy for being taken advantage of by Mexico.
  • Donald Trump loses big golf tourney to Mexico, suggests PGA needs ‘kidnapping insurance’

    06/01/2016 4:04:37 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 1, 2016
    Mexicans are already taking our jobs, and now they’re taking my golf tournament. OK, so Donald Trump didn’t exactly speak those words when he found out that the PGA Tour is moving one of its prestigious golf events away from Trump’s resort at Doral and down to Mexico.
  • Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico

    06/01/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 1, 2016
    Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico The annual event, in Doral since 1962, is moving to Mexico City The PGA gave Doral no indication if it will ever return to South Florida This comes six months after the PGA said it reevaluate the future of the tournament because of Trump’s controversial comments about Mexicans and Muslim
  • Vijay Singh Accuses PGA Tour of 'Absurd' and 'Unfair' Treatment

    06/01/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Golf - Yahoo ^ | June 1, 2016 | Pete Madden
    A three-time major winner is turning into a major headache for the PGA Tour. In a memorandum filed with the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Vijay Singh accused Tour officials of subjecting him to "absurd" and "unfair" treatment by ignoring the use of deer antler spray by five other professional golfers playing on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour and then lying to the public by "characterizing Singh as a cheater who caught a break." ... Singh's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, claimed that the Tour's legal strategy attempts to rewrite their rules to cover their own tracks. ......
  • PGA Tour moves golf event from Donald Trump's Doral to Mexico City

    06/01/2016 10:08:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    See BS ^ | 6/1/16 | Kyle Porter
    The PGA Tour has been going to Doral, Florida, for 55 straight years. From 1962 until 2006, it visited for the Doral Open, and then in 2007, it began hosting the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which continued until this past year. Fifty-five straight years of PGA Tour golf in Doral. Well, we might have seen professional golf there for the last time -- at least in the immediate future -- when Adam Scott defeated Rory McIlroy and others at Trump National in March. That's because the PGA Tour has decided to pull one of its marquee events out of the course near...
  • Jack Nicklaus: Donald Trump "Awakening The Country"

    05/22/2016 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 22,2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus praised presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.
  • Herman says Trump gave him timely push to make the tour

    04/03/2016 3:17:23 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | older | SIMON EVANS
    "I got in the golf business, started working at the PGA Village, got a phone call and started working up at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey." It was there, in 2006, that the owner of the course, American celebrity entrepreneur Donald Trump, spurred Herman to try again at a professional career. "At Trump I was an assistant pro, tournament ops, things like that," Herman recalled. "I got into a nice conversation with Donald, Mr. Trump, one day. "He's like, 'Why are you folding shirts and giving lessons? Why aren't you on the Tour? I've played with tour players, you're...
  • Why the PGA Tour Should Take a Stand and Dump Donald Trump

    03/02/2016 5:06:12 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 24 replies
    Time Inc. Network: Golf ^ | Tue Mar. 1, 2016 | by Cameron Morfit
    Take a deep breath, everyone. Hold your nose. Let's all try to get through this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral without suffering any permanent brain damage from its off-gassing owner.
  • Bill Clinton at the CareerBuilder Challenge (PGA Tour lowers the bar)

    01/25/2016 10:39:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    KESQ news ^ | Jan 24, 16 | Megan Terlecky
    LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former President Bill Clinton took time off from the campaign trail in snowy Iowa and New Hampshire to host a charity golf tournament today, but told a reporter he feels ``kind of guilty'' for being in the sunny Coachella Valley. ``I feel kind of guilty because we are so close to the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary,'' Clinton told the Desert Sun newspaper. ``But I made a commitment to this and I want to honor it.''
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • PGA Epic Fail: Grand Slam of Golf Canceled After Pulling Plug On Trump National

    09/04/2015 2:04:29 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2015 | Robert Wilde
    The Professional Golf Association of America canceled the 2015 Grand Slam competition for this year’s major champions. In March the PGA struck a deal with Donald Trump to play the tournament in October at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Citing controversial comments made by Trump, the PGA announced a withdrawal from the agreement in July. Now, two months later, the PGA canceled the Grand Slam entirely, claiming they could not provide a venue in time to meet the “highest standards” of the association. Sporting News reported that this year’s 36-hole exhibition included 2015 major tournament winners...
  • PGA cancels Grand Slam of Golf event at Trump course

    09/03/2015 1:02:25 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 48 replies
    the hill ^ | 09/03/15 | Mark Hencsh
    The PGA is canceling its annual Grand Slam of Golf tournament this year following a disagreement with presidential contender Donald Trump. The event was slated to be held in October at the GOP front-runner's Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. But the PGA decided in July to move the tournament after Trump made controversial statements about illegal immigration. On Thursday, the PGA said they were unable to find another venue in time.
  • Jordan Spieth has history on his mind as he eyes a third major in 2015

    08/16/2015 10:32:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | 8-14-15 | Stephen Hennessey
    HAVEN, Wis. -- The chance at winning his third major title of 2015 ran across Jordan Spieth's mind as he walked off the 10th green. Spieth had watched Phil Mickelson torch the back nine at Whistling Straits on TV prior to his Saturday tee time. So with a par at the par-4 10th, Spieth told himself to turn it on: "I said, 'All right, it's now or never' at that point.' " Right there, Spieth saved the possibility of adding yet another major in 2015. A back-nine torching of his own -- three strokes better than Mickelson's, produced an inward...
  • Donald Trump Won't Back Down: "I’m keeping deposits from NASCAR, PGA"

    07/08/2015 10:05:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | 07/08/2015 | by Steve DelVecchio
    Donald Trump made some comments about Mexican illegal immigrants recently that have had a ripple effect on the sports world. Last week, NASCAR announced that it will not return to Trump National Doral Miami resort for its postseason banquet this year. On Tuesday, the PGA of America revealed that the Grand Slam of Golf will no longer be held at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, Trump doesn’t care. In fact, the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement that both NASCAR and the PGA have done him a favor. “What were the losses?” the statement read....
  • PGA moves event from Trump’s course as top GOP donor calls for banning him from primary debates

    07/07/2015 4:56:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Two forms of disapproval, only one of which has a chance of being effective. The effective one comes from the PGA, producing this surprisingly subdued statement from Trump: Donald Trump issues new statement on the Grand Slam of Golf not being held at his course in LA pic.twitter.com/9OXAY0OEm2— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 7, 2015 Lost in the uproar over his statement last night about “tremendous infectious disease … pouring across the border” was his admission that “I have lost a lot during this Presidential run defending the people of the United States.” That’s not true financially — the NBC,...
  • PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

    07/02/2015 8:06:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 2 2015 | LA Times
    hough other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate. NBC, Univision and Macy's have cut ties with the real estate mogul following his comments, but the PGA of America, the LPGA, the USGA and the PGA Tour will go forward with their previously scheduled plans to host tournaments on his courses.
  • Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer .. serial cheater

    07/01/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer: Report claims serial cheater started relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn. [ Full Title ] ... Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims. The 39-year old is said to be having a 'steamy affair' with Amanda Boyd, 27 - who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April. ... in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open - a week before Boyd and...
  • Massive synthetic putting green opens in Port St. Lucie [Golf Ping]

    05/27/2015 4:25:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    PB Post Blog ^ | 5-26-15 | Brian Biggane
    Residents of Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie desiring to work on their short game have a remarkable new resource literally at their fingertips. The active adult community recently opened a 43,000-square-foot synthetic putting green that is believed to be the largest in the United States and possibly the world. Designed by golf course architect George Clifton, the synthetic surface is comprised of environmentally friendly, recyclable premium nylon that will never require watering, pesticides or other chemicals. The complex is large enough that it has a native area of trees and plants incorporated into its design. It is available...
  • Rickie Fowler delivers major performance to win Players

    05/10/2015 5:31:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    news observer ^ | 5-10-15 | Doug Ferguson
    There was nothing overrated about Rickie Fowler at The Players Championship. Criticized this week by his peers as an underachiever, Fowler answered with the greatest finish in the 34-year history at the TPC Sawgrass. He rallied from a five-shot deficit on the back nine by playing the final six holes in 6-under par. In a three-hole playoff, he took on every shot. And he made birdie from inside 6 feet three times Sunday on the island-green 17th. Rickie Fowler hits from the sixth tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Ponte...
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 8:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/15 | Alex Griswald
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights. “If you feel the need to mock Muhammad in a cartoon, just realize that Muslims may decide to exercise their #2A rights on you #truth #WWJD,” Estes tweeted, using the popular hashtags for “Second Amendment” and “What would Jesus do.”
  • Larry Fitzgerald [Arizona Cardinals WR] Tees It Up At Longest, Most Extreme Par-3 In The World

    03/29/2015 10:51:04 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    Rant Sports ^ | 28 March 2015 | Trevor Lowry
    This hole is so extreme (as if you couldn’t tell from the picture) that Fitzgerald had to use a helicopter just to get down to the green.
  • Tiger Woods won't play at Bay Hill

    03/13/2015 10:36:35 PM PDT · by Varsity Flight · 12 replies
    espn ^ | Harig
    ‘I hope to be ready for the Masters, and I will continue to work hard preparing for Augusta."
  • PGA Golfer Dan Olsen: Tiger Woods Suspended For Failed Drug Test [audio link]

    03/01/2015 2:18:21 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 57 replies
    the game 730 ^ | 3-1-15 | Dan Olsen
    This guy is a bit of a crack pot, but I've suspected this. Funny either way, and we'll see if anything else comes from this. Michael Jordan and his playing baseball comes to mind.
  • Tiger Woods Shoots Career-Worst 82 At Phoenix Open

    01/30/2015 6:00:43 PM PST · by zeestephen · 63 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 30 January 2015 | Mike Tulumello
    Tiger Woods, his game sliding from bad to worse, shot a 11-over-par 82 Friday and failed to make the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The 82 was his worst score as a professional.
  • Caddie says Allenby kidnapped from bar, beaten, robbed

    01/17/2015 6:26:18 PM PST · by proxy_user · 33 replies
    The caddie for Robert Allenby said the Australian golfer was kidnapped from a bar Friday night in Honolulu, beaten and robbed before being dropped off in a park more six miles away. Allenby's caddie, Mick Middlemo, told Golf Channel's Steve Sands that Allenby was in a wine bar near Waikiki with Middlemo and another friend. Neither Middlemo nor the unidentified friend was with the Aussie at the time of the alleged kidnapping. Allenby sustained significant facial injuries and was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, cash and credit cards, according to Middlemo. Allenby, 43, missed the cut at the Sony...
  • Tiger Woods to open his first restaurant at Jupiter’s Harbourside Place

    09/30/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 45 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9-30-14 | Kristen Clark
    JUPITER — Pro golfer Tiger Woods will open his first restaurant and sports bar at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, project officials announced today. Woods, a resident of Jupiter Island, is the latest tenant revealed for the $150 million entertainment complex on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1. Stores will begin to open next month and continue to open through November. A grand opening is planned for December, said Nick Mastroianni II, the developer of the project
  • PGA Championship Hits 5-Year Ratings High -- WITHOUT TIGER...

    08/11/2014 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 42 replies
    Deadline Hollywood via Drudge ^ | 8/11/2014 | Dominic Patten
    With the PGA Championship running long, CBS shuffled its schedule around on Sunday. With Rory McIlory’s dramatic win, the 3 PM – 9 PM PGA Championship earned a 6.0/13 in household ratings – that’s the best the golf coverage has done since the 7.5/17 result of 2007.
  • Golfer rips pants, needs three more pairs to finish first round of PGA Championship

    08/08/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8-8-14 | Pat Forde
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pertinent statistics from Chris Wood's first-round 66 at the PGA Championship: Five birdies, no bogeys, four pairs of pants. Yes, four pairs of pants. The Englishman had a round to remember for all the right and wrong reasons. On the 11th green at Valhalla Golf Club Thursday – his second hole of the day – Wood bent down to read a putt and felt the seam of his gray trousers rip straight down the seat. And not a small rip. "Quite a big hole," he said. Wood steadied himself long enough to make the putt, then...
  • Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says

    08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden
    A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods. Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only...
  • Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational

    08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 8-3-14 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational during his fourth round on Sunday with an apparently bad back. Woods hit his drive on the 9th hole and then walked off the course.
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • John Daly claims he has lost $55 million gambling

    05/29/2014 5:43:04 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | May 29, 2014 | Jimmy Traina
    Everyone knows that golfer John Daly has a few vices. It seems that gambling may be his biggest vice. In a new interview with Yahoo's Graham Bensinger, Daly claims he lost approximately $55 million between 1991 and 2007. When asked how something like that could happen, Daly offered a simple, one-word answer: "stupidity."
  • Russell Henley defeats Rory McIlroy in Honda Classic playoff as Tiger Woods withdraws hurt

    03/02/2014 7:12:44 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 42 replies
    courier mail ^ | 3-2-14 | n/a
    RUSSELL Henley won the US PGA Tour Honda Classic with a birdie at the first hole of a four-way playoff, denying Rory McIlroy in a tournament he’d led for three rounds. Henley rolled in his birdie putt at the par-five 18th for the victory after Northern Ireland’s two-time major champion McIlroy, Scotland’s Russell Knox and American Ryan Palmer had all parred the par-five that served as the decider. Henley had parred his final three holes after a double bogey at the par-three 15th to close out a two-over par 72 and finish the tournament on eight-under 272. McIlroy endured...
  • Santa Monica Votes: "Sub-Par Obama" - There’s a 12 Step Program for That Now

    02/19/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Is it just me? I’ve noticed a distinct slump in Team Obama morale lately: It seems that Santa Monica California, which is hosting a PGA tournament this week at the Riviera Country Club, has been photo-bombed with what can only be described as anti-Obama street art. In a simple one word message – “sub-par” – some ironic artiste papered the town with a very judgmental analysis of Big Guy’s performance to date. Granted, “sub par” in golf may be considered a good thing (that’s the ironic part, in case you’re not paying attention) butt in this context I don’t think...
  • Dr. V’s Magical Putter

    01/21/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Grantland ^ | January 15, 2014 | Caleb Hannan
    Dr. V’s Magical Putter The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club by Caleb Hannan on January 15, 2014 A letter from Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons on the origins of this story and how it came to be published can be read here. A guest editorial from Christina Kahrl detailing the problems with this piece as they relate to transgender issues can be found here.Strange stories can find you at strange times. Like when you’re battling insomnia and looking for tips on your short game.It was well past midnight sometime last spring and I was still...
  • New Senate bill would cost the PGA Tour millions in new taxes

    09/25/2013 7:32:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | September 25, 2013 | Luke Kerr-Dineen
    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), is known as a Tea Party favorite who isn't afraid to go after anyone, but now he's turning his attention to professional sports -- and it could cost the PGA Tour millions in new taxes. The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, like its fellow U.S.-based sports leagues, are classified under the law as a 501(c)(6) organization -- a tax-exempt status granted to Business Leagues, Chamber of Commerces and Real Estate Boards. Coburn's bill, the PRO Sports Act (S. 1524) would exclude major sports leagues from receiving tax-exempt status and force the PGA Tour, which generated more...
  • Tiger Woods shoots 72 after someone reports penalty

    09/13/2013 4:58:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9-13-13 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods shot what he thought was a 1-under 70 on Friday at the BMW Championship but was alerted that he actually shot a 1-over 72 after a two-stroke penalty that was brought to officials' attention two holes after his first hole of the day. Here's a look at the details: After further review Slugger White (a rules official, and what a name!) said a freelance videographer had videoed Woods behind the first green moving a loose impediment which caused the ball to move. Rules officials reviewed the tape and determined the ball did, in fact, move. "He thought it...
  • Phil Mickelson Faces 61 Percent Tax Rate Following Back-To-Back Wins

    07/25/2013 2:30:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | July 24, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thanks to his recent wins at both The Open Championship and the Scottish Open, Phil Mickelson pocketed more than $2.16 million in just two weeks. The world’s top golfer —who came under fire earlier this year when he complained about his supposed 60 percent tax rate as a California resident — is taking another hit on his recent earnings. According to Forbes, Mickelson has been subjected to the United Kingdom’s 45 percent tax rate for those who make more than Ł150,000 a year. In addition, the magazine reports, he will be taxed on a portion of...
  • Lindsey Vonn Says 'No, Thanks' to Marrying Tiger Woods

    07/18/2013 9:55:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Vogue ^ | July 18, 2013
    Skier Lindsey Vonn has zero interest in marrying boyfriend Tiger Woods… or anyone else, for that matter. In the August issue of Vogue, Vonn said “No, thanks” to getting married again.
  • Phil Mickelson wins Scottish Open

    07/14/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 14, 2013 | Kyle Porter
    Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open on Sunday with a final-round 3-under-par 69 plus a playoff hole with South African Branden Grace. Mickelson held off Grace by one at Inverness, Scotland after he birdied the first playoff hole and Grace parred it. Lefty made it more difficult than it needed to be, though. When needing a par on the 72nd hole, he did his best Phil Mickelson impression and three-putted from 20 feet for bogey to put himself into the playoff with Grace, who had already finished. Mickelson then nearly holed out his third shot (a wedge) on the 607-yard,...
  • Miller Barber passes away at age 82 (famous golfer)

    06/12/2013 1:06:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    PGATOUR.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Staff
    Miller Barber, who made a record 1,297 combined starts in PGA TOUR and Champions Tour history and was a dominant player after turning 50, died Tuesday at the age of 82.
  • Euro Tour CEO apologizes for saying 'colored'

    05/23/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT · by oxcart · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | AP
    <p>VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- The head of the European golf tour apologized for using the term "colored" during a live television interview Thursday in which he was reacting to the spat between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia.</p> <p>European Tour CEO George O'Grady said that "most of Sergio's friends are colored athletes in the United States."</p>
  • Poll: Armstrong, Te’o, Culter among most-disliked American athletes

    02/08/2013 7:16:05 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manti Te’o and Lance Armstrong both started the year with headlines they would just as soon like to forget. Now, they are part of a list just as humbling, as Forbes has published a list of the most disliked American athletes. ... Here’s the final tally: 1.Manti Te’o 15% Appeal 2.Lance Armstrong 15% Appeal 3.Tiger Woods 19% Appeal 4.Jay Cutler 21% Appeal 5.Metta World Peace 21% Appeal 6.Alex Rodriguez 22% Appeal 7.Michael Vick 23% Appeal 8.Kurt Busch 27% Appeal 9.Kobe Bryant 27% Appeal ... One of those names is former Denver Bronco Jay Cutler. The quarterback lost a lot of...
  • Mickelson Expects to Make 'Drastic' Changes (Higher Taxes Make Pro-Golfer Reassess Future Plans)

    01/21/2013 11:57:29 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    San Diego U-T ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Tod Leonard5
    Mickelson expects to make 'drastic' changes LA QUINTA — San Diego professional golfer Phil Mickelson said after the final round of the PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge on Sunday that he will have to make “drastic changes” in his life because of the federal and state taxes he is paying, and he confirmed that his decision to not buy an interest in the Padres was directly related to his financial situation. "I'll probably talk more in depth next week (at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines). I'm not going to jump the gun,” Mickelson said. “There are going to be...
  • Play suspended, fans kept from course [ PGA ]

    06/30/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 30, 2012
    Because of a powerful wind storm that uprooted dozens of trees, including a 75-foot tree that crashed across the 14th fairway, the tournament was closed to spectators and volunteers for safety reasons. Mark Russell, the PGA Tour's vice president of rules and competition, could not remember another time when a tour event did not allow fans. "It's too dangerous out here," Russell said. "There's a lot of hanging limbs. There's a lot of debris. It's like a tornado came through here. It's just not safe." The first order of business was getting Congressional in shape for the players
  • Big John Daly Alert - -2 for today, no big blowups, looks good

    03/17/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 13 replies