This was Tiger Woods leaving the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC with girlfriend Lindsay Vonn.
Gareth Maybin might be ranked 443rd in the world, but he’s number 1 when it comes to this.
Where in the world are Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, and the guys from the highest rated cable television show in the country hanging out?
The long awaited second single from Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan is finally here or check out the Golf Boys original HERE.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Rory Mcllroy for walking off the Honda Classic with 9 holes to go. Mcllroy later cited that it was a toothache that caused the number one ranked player to withdraw after hitting his second shot into the water on a par-5.
The defending champion was 7 over after making a double-bogey on the 11th, a bogey on the 13th, a triple on the 16th and a bogey on the 17th. McIlroy walked straight to his car and left the Champion Course at PGA National.
An astonishing fantasy course opening next year in China will bring the whimsy of miniature golf to the real game.
Players on the Mission Hill Fantasy Course will have to hit shots into winds from massive fans, over terra cotta warriors and through a waterfall. There are holes dedicated to pandas, fairways that include Mayan ruins and a green that’s set in a massive bowl of noodles.
It’s all real. Players will use real clubs on real turf with true greens. The course will be part of China’s top golfing resort, which boasts 12 other courses, including the top-rated track in the country.
Hole 4 is suppose to be hit from tee boxes that are designed like Mayan stepped pyramids. The fairway is littered with replicas of Mayan ruins.
Hole 14 has a model of the Great Wall of China runs along the left side and in back of the hole.
The showstopper is Hole 16 though which the green is at the center of an 85-meter wide bowl of noodles, complete with 70-meter long chopstocks dangling on the side. Course architect Brian Curley says the green is the same size as the famous one at Sawgrass.
Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden was participating in the LPGA pre-qualifier at ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla and had made it to the fourth hole without incident, but things changed quickly as she tried to hit her second shot out of the rough. She was bitten by a black widow spider on her ankle, and just seconds after swatting it away she hit the ground in pain.
Holmqvist spoke to Svensk Golf about the incident:
“When I told the local caddies in my group what had happened, they got very upset and said it was a Black Widow, and immediately started looking for their phones to call the medics,”
As no one was reacting quickly enough Holmqvist was forced to play doctor herself. She grabbed a golf tee from her pocket and cut open the wound so she could squeeze out all of the venom. A black widow bite has been known to kill a child in just around a half hour.
“A clear fluid came out, it wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible.”
When asked later that evening how she was feeling following the bite, she retorted light-heartedly.
“It still hurts, I don’t recommend getting bitten by a Black Widow.”
The Guinness Book of World Records announced on Monday that Brolin Enterprises, a company based in Casey, Ill., has the new record for the world’s largest golf tee.
The tee measures over 30 feet long and weighs approximately 6,000 pounds, surpassing the previous record holder, which was only about 27 feet long.
The PGA Tour appears to be spoiling for a fight with some members of the golf press who have been using digital media to report on tournaments in real time. The Tour has long objected to play-by-play coverage by non-broadcast reporters at its tournaments, whether the reporters were sending updates via Twitter or manning live blogs in the press center. However, the Tour generally allowed live blogs and Tweets that were done away from the course, with television or radio as the primary source of information.
But on Thursday the Tour sent an e-mail to members of the media that threatened stiff penalties for journalists who send “real-time, play-by-play transmission in digital outlets,” even if those posts are sent from an offsite location. In addition to revoking the credential for the offending reporter, the Tour said it would revoke credentials for “all journalists affiliated with” that reporter’s organization.
The complete e-mail from Ty Votaw, executive vice president of communications for the Tour:
“As you know, our media regulations prohibit the use of real-time, play-by-play transmission in digital outlets. In order to enforce these regulations, beginning this year, we will revoke the on-site credentials of all journalists affiliated with outlets that post play-by-play coverage, whether those posts are originating from tournament site or otherwise.”
Am I the only one thinks this photo of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy drinking coffee through interlocked arms in Abu Dhabi was delightfully awkward?
EA Sports has decided to add golfing legend Arnold Palmer to the cover of the latest edition of Tiger Woods video game. The game still doesn’t have a release date scheduled. According to EA Sports, Palmer has actually been in the 2005 and 2006 versions of the game, and users will be able to play as him in this version as well.
Keegan Bradley, Bud Cauley, Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson are newcomers who will also be in the game.
Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational four straight times from 2000-2003, back-to-back in 2008 and 2009, and he won there in 2012 for his first tournament win in nearly three years.
After some years of false starts due to the economy, Tiger Woods has started construction on his first golf course as an architect.
Eamon Lynch of Golf.com reports that ground has been broken at Diamante in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas. The $12 million course will be known as “El Cardonal” and is scheduled for a 2014 opening. it will join a Davis Love III course already at Diamante.
Woods sent an email to golf.com that indicates he feels our pain.
“I’ve played in enough pro-ams to know that not every golfer is a scratch player. Creating wide landing areas and avoiding forced carries whenever possible allow all golfers, even beginners to keep the ball in play and have more fun.”
“I want to be sure that my designs make individuals think their way around the course,” said Woods. “To me, that’s an important part of golf and it’s what I like to do when I play. I think players like risk-reward opportunities and to feel like they’ve been challenged in all aspects of the game.”
In the aftermath of the Americans’ stunning collapse at Medinah, Tiger Woods spoke privately to the team’s rookies Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson and Jason Dufner and apologized for not earning enough points, according to Golf Channel contributor Tim Rosaforte.
Golf star Rory McIlroy and tennis phenom Caroline Wozniacki have long been paired so leave it to McIlroy to combine the two sports on his off time. Fresh off his PGA Championship victory, McIlroy decided to test his swing in a wacky new fashion by hitting tennis balls with his driver at the Yale Bowl.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to golfer Adam Scott who had a four-shot lead with four holes to play at the Open Championships. Scott’s dream of a first major dissolved with a flurry of bogeys down the stretch in one of golf’s biggest collapses. After hitting a 3-wood into a pot bunker on the final hole, Scott had one last chance when he stood over a 7-foot par putt to force a playoff. It stayed left of the cup, and Scott dropped into a crouch.
Scott was the fourth Australian since the 2007 Masters to lead going into the final round of a major, yet the proud land Down Under remains without a major since Geoff Ogilvy won the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in 2006.
A sportsbook is paying back a bunch of losers, SportsBettingOnline announced Tuesday that it’s refunding everyone who put money on Adam Scott to win last week’s Open Championship.
“With so many of the favorites, including Tiger Woods not cashing, it was a good day for sportsbooks. But that wasn’t the case for those who dropped money on Scott,” Dave Johnson, head oddsmaker for SportsBettingOnline.ag, said in a statement. “We feel it’s our duty to refund the players of SportsBettingOnline for taking such a bad beat. His collapse was historic, and we know the bettors who had him must feel as awful as he does.”
For the record, SportsBettingOnline listed Scott’s odds at 45/1 before the tournament began. So say if you put down $100 on him and could practically smell the $4,500 cash when he held a four-stroke lead with four holes to go, news of the refund has to cool the burn.
This is awfully nice of SportsBettingOnline. It’s also beyond belief, but it’s not even the first time the online sportsbook has acted so generously. It also refunded anybody who bet on Manny Pacquiao after his controversial loss to Timothy Bradley in June.
While Bob Costas was interviewing new U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, a fan interrupted and acted like a bird, giving new meaning to birdie.
Simpson showed us that he’s not only a pretty good golfer, he also has a sense of humor.
“Enjoy the jail cell, pal.”
Michelle Wie celebrated her graduation from Stanford University on Sunday in Palo Alto, Calif. Her major was communications, but she already has a job lined up in another field: pro golfer on the LPGA tour. Wie enrolled at Stanford in September 2007, but never took courses full time because she also was chasing tournament victories.
The next course of interest for Wie will be in Waterloo, Ontario, for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, Thursday-Sunday.
The former teen phenom had seven top-10s in majors before she turned 17 but hasn’t registered one since the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open. She has two LPGA victories.
Phil Mickelson has joined a group of investors who want to buy his hometown San Diego Padres.
Mickelson said he is involved with Kevin and Brian O’Malley, and their cousins Peter and Tom Seidler, as one of five groups trying to buy the team. John Moores said last month he is putting the team up for sale.
The four-time major champion declined three years ago to get involved in a bid to buy the Padres. Mickelson said this time he sees it as a good investment opportunity. He says his interest is primarily to help strengthen the relationship between the city and its baseball team.
The O’Malleys and Seidlers are grandchildren of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley.
He said he is willing to put “a lot” of his own money in a potential deal to buy controlling interest.
“I’ve had the opportunity to invest in other sports franchises, and I’ve turned it down in the past,” Mickelson said. “This was a unique opportunity with families that had done this before and know how to do it right and want to get involved in the community.”
Mickelson is the second-leading money-winner in PGA Tour history with $66,279,655 in career earnings.
No high school golfer, male or female, has ever won the Oregon state title four years in a row and that streak will continue now that Churchill High School senior golfer Laura Inglis accidentally signed a scorecard showing her winning score of 69 as a 68. In line with USGA rules, she was disqualified.
Inglis signed card showed that she made a par on the 18th hole, when she actually made a bogey, her lone bogey of the round. She was in the scoring area when someone mentioned that her score had been posted as a 68.
Inglis made a beeline inside, got her scorecard and reported the mistake. OSAA officials, following the USGA rules the tournament was played under, disqualified her. Inglis card was kept by her playing partner who missed her lone bogey of the day when making notation. Despite not having kept her own card by USGA rules any golfer is responsible for checking the score before signing the card and handing it in.
The state title went to freshman Madison Odiorne of Bend’s Summit High School, which won the team championship. A reportedly distraught Inglis left the course without talking to the media.
“It doesn’t really feel like a win, because I know Caroline really won the whole thing,” Odiorne told The Oregonian.
Two of the newest inductees into golf’s Hall of Fame went off on one of the game’s greatest players. Writer Dan Jenkins wondered about the heart of Tiger Woods while BBC broadcaster Peter Alliss pondered his brain and pointed to his thunking coming from his pants.
“I do not understand the thinking of Tiger Woods,” Alliss told Randell Mell of Golf Channel. “I think his golfing brain, for some reason or other, is completely addled. Perhaps the good part of his brain for a period drained from here, down to here. And that caused him great distress, probably a modicum of enjoyment at the time. But he’s gone.”
Alliss believes Woods is getting too many instructions and compares it to Pavarotti going from tenor to baritone for no reason.
He says in 30 minutes he could fix Woods game or “I’d go home and stick my head in a bucket of ice water, because it’s so simple. You stand and you swing.”
Jenkins says if Woods wins another major “he’ll be the first guy that ever did it with three swings,” and doesn’t believe he’ll catch Jack Nicklaus.
“…The thing I always thought, and I don’t know if it’s true or not, but everybody wants to win and everyone says they want to win, but the great champions absolutely despised the idea of losing. I think that’s what Ben Hogan had, what Arnold had, Jack certainly had it. I frankly don’t know whether Tiger Woods has it or not because he has never had to come from behind. Every major he won he was in front and everyone, most of them, dropped dead.”
Recent Masters winner Bubba Watson tweeted his son Caleb now has his own green jacket to match his daddy. During the Masters Bubba’s wife Angie watched from home with their newly adopted son Caleb.
This was the scene at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina yesterday when golfer Brian Gay’s caddie Kip Henley pushed away an alligator on the bank of the par-5 15th hole.
Gay finished the round at five over par and tied for 105th.
40 year old Clayton Baker had his glorious day at the Masters capped off when he was arrested for disorderly conduct. Baker snuck onto the course after the tournament had ended and attempted to fill his cup with sand from a sand trap.
From there Baker leads Augusta National security on a foot race that he eventually loses which leads to his arrest. Baker was drunk out and as he lead security on pursuit lost all the sand he collected.