April 6, 2013
By JOHN NICHOLSON (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lizette Salas thought like a major champion late in the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Come Sunday, her wise decision Friday on Mission Hills’ par-5 closing hole might land her in the very hazard she avoided - for the traditional victory plunge in Poppie’s Pond. Read more
GOLF LEGEND ANNIKA SORENSTAM TO SERVE AS HONORARY HOST OF KRAFT NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRITY PRO-AM
March 25, 2013
Three-time Champion eager to lend her support to golf’s first major; Tickets for the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship now on sale to the public
By Brian Robin, Brener Zwikel & Associates
One of the most iconic players in the history of golf, Annika Sorenstam, will be returning to Mission Hills Country Club in April, this time to serve as honorary host for the celebrity pro-am for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, a tournament she won three times. Read more
March 25, 2013
By PGATOUR.COM wire reportsORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods is back to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings with a game that look as good as ever. Woods tied a PGA TOUR record Monday by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard for the eighth time, and this one had some extra significance. It returned him to the top of the FedExCup standings, marking the fifth different season in the seven-year history of the competition that he’s occupied the top spot. Read more
March 18, 2013
Now that’s what we call a relationship status update.
By Herschel CaldwellTiger Woods posted that he is now dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn in a message to fans on his Facebook page along with several pictures of the couple.
This season has been great so far and I’m happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that’s happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes.
Vonn also confirmed the relationship on her Facebook page.
I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy. I don’t plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends. Thank you for understanding and your continued support! xo LV
The Daily Mail (UK) reported last week that Woods and Vonn spent the weekend of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Woods’s yacht at a Miami-area marina. Celebrity tabloids have linked the pair since since they were both in Vail in November.
Vonn tore her ACL and MCL and had small fractures of her femur and tibia in a terrible crash at the Alpine world championships in Austria on Feb 5. She is rehabbing to compete in the Winter Olympics next year.
Both Woods, 37, and Vonn, 28, are divorced.
March 10, 2013
By Herschel V. CaldwellTiger Woods has served noticed that 2013 is a year to end the conversation that begins with: Is he back? Having won twice already this year and Sunday against the world’s greatest field of players, Tiger answers that questions and set himself as the odds on favorite to defend his 2012 win at Bay Hill and a victory two weeks later at the 2013 Masters. Read more
February 22, 2013
Or just plain getting beat in a format that favors no one, whatever the reason, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were handed a quick exit at the World Match Play Championship.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — The snow is gone from the Match Play Championship, and so are Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
In a stunning conclusion to what already is a bizarre week on Dove Mountain, Shane Lowry of Ireland made a 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole to eliminate Rory McIlroy in the opening round Thursday of golf’s most unpredictable tournament.
“It’s definitely a day I’m going to remember,” said Lowry, the third player in the last four years to beat the No. 1 seed in the opening round. Read more
February 18, 2013
Hunter Mahan, defending champion looks to repeat his brilliant play from last year when he defeated current world #1 Rory McIlroy.
By Jeff Shain, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
COURSE: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain, 7,791 yards, par 72. Built into lush, hillside terrain just northwest of Tucson, Ariz., the Jack Nicklaus design already had been awarded the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship before it opened in 2009. With wide fairways and the occasional forced carry over a desert wash, the course’s primary challenge lies in its fast, undulating putting surfaces. The greens actually had more movement in their original state, but were flattened after the 2009 event when players judged the surfaces too slow. Read more
Legendary Lee Trevino, a Six-Time Major Champion and 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, Named Recipient of 2013 PGA Distinguished Service Award
February 18, 2013
Trevino will receive the The PGA of America’s highest annual honor, Aug. 7, in conjunction with the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Six-time major champion Lee Trevino, arguably golf’s most engaging personality as a competitor while quietly conducting a tireless philanthropic life, has been named the 2013 recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award.
A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Trevino, 73, will receive the Association’s highest annual honor in conjunction with the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. The award presentation is Aug. 7, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Read more
October 24, 2012
The 1999 PGA Distinguished Service Award recipient and one of the founders of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, passed away Oct. 16 in Phoenix, Ariz.
By Herschel Caldwell
Because of Bill Dickey, kids all across the nation are enjoying a privilege he never had–learning to play golf at an early age. Dickey did not step onto a course until he was 28 years old. He knew some members of Phoenix’s Desert Mashie Golf Club, and they encouraged him to give the game a try. Since Dickey had excelled at baseball, football and basketball in high school, then played collegiate and minor league professional baseball, he figured this was just another sport. Dickey said of his first experience, “It was a hard game, which is mostly everybody’s impression. I was shooting in the 150s. I played so bad that they put me with the women at my first tournament.” Read more
April 9, 2012
By Herschel CaldwellTiger Woods arrived at Augusta National with a totally different set of expectations than when he left the course on Sunday afternoon.
A 74 on Sunday put Woods at 5-over 293 for the Masters, which was his worst four-round score since he posted the same number as a first-time amateur way back in 1995. He shot a 291 in 2007, but that was good enough for second that year, when it was windy and bitterly cold. When he left the course Sunday, he was tied for 41st, the same spot he finished in 1995.
He seemed honest and upbeat about the week and his “work in process.” “It was an off week at the wrong time,” he said. Read more