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Justification. So Sweet.

August 17, 2013

by Herschel Caldwell

Lizette Salas - photo by MGM
Lizette Salas - photo by MGM

Lizette Salas is proving she deserves to be on the big stage; The 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup Team. A captain’s pick, Salas played well enough to win her match on Friday partnered with Stacy Lewis. But they ran into a buzz saw European team of Anna Nordqvist and 17 year old phenom, Caroline Hedwall losing 4&2.

Salas has been a student of LPGA hall of famer and legend Nancy Lopez for nearly two years. “Sales is a brilliant golfers who has a very bright future on the LPGA, she is also grounded and has a great sense of history and the role she wishes to play.” Says Lopez. Her mom and dad walked inside the ropes up and down of a very hilly Colorado course beaming with pride. “She is our baby all grown up and we are very proud of her.” Says a smiling father.

 

Editor’s note: Minorities are not strangers to the elite field of golfers representing the United States in team competition. Nancy Lopez has served as a player with a stellar record and as a team captain. Calvin Peete was the first African American to represent the United States on the Ryder Cup team. Lezette Salas deservingly takes her place representing the United States and a very proud Latino community.

Confusion makes a birdie at the Solheim Cup on Friday

August 17, 2013

A statement from the LPGA

 

During the afternoon fourball match on Friday between Stacy Lewis/Lexi Thompson and Suzann Pettersen/Carlota Ciganda, Ciganda hit her second shot on the par 5 15th hole into the right-hand lateral water hazard. Read more

Lizette Salas playing it smart in Kraft Nabisco

April 6, 2013

By JOHN NICHOLSON (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press 

Lizette Salas, Kraft Nabisco 2013 Championship- Photo AP
Lizette Salas, Kraft Nabisco 2013 Championship- Photo AP
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

Annika Sorenstam - Photo MGM
Annika Sorenstam - Photo MGM

 

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

Woods continues to make golf history and break records with eight win at Bay Hill.

March 25, 2013

By PGATOUR.COM wire reports

Tiger & Arnie - Getty photo
Tiger & Arnie - Getty photo
ORLANDO, 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

Tiger Woods says he’s dating Lindsey Vonn in Facebook update

March 18, 2013

Now that’s what we call a relationship status update.

By Herschel Caldwell

Photo courtesy of Tiger Woods/Lindsey Vonn
Photo courtesy of Tiger Woods/Lindsey Vonn
Tiger 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.


 

Tiger Woods wins 2013 WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral

March 10, 2013

By Herschel V. Caldwell

Tiger Woods wins 2013-cadillac photo - MGM
Tiger Woods wins 2013-cadillac photo - MGM
Tiger 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

Stumble? Hiccup?

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.

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods-photo MGM
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods-photo MGM
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

The World Match Play Championship gets underway this week at Dove Mountain, Tucson,

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

Hunter Mahan-photo PGA Tour
Hunter Mahan-photo PGA Tour

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.

lee-trevino-sr-pga-photo Golf Graphics
lee-trevino-sr-pga-photo Golf Graphics
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

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