March 31, 2009
by Herschel CaldwellIt was at the 1999 Bay Hill Invitational that Tiger Woods and Steve Williams first worked together. Woods wound up cashing a 54th-place check that week, and it would be his worst finish at Arnold Palmer’s event. Read more
March 6, 2009
Will he be the first African-American to seriously follow Tiger on the PGA Tour? We think so.
by Herschel CaldwellLOS ANGELES -On the clubhouse balcony at Riviera, high enough to see the Pacific Ocean over the tops of eucalyptus trees that frame fairways, Vincent Johnson hardly looked like a player about to make his PGA Tour debut. For one thing, he was dressed smartly in a dark suit and tie. He also stood out because of the color of his skin.
In the dozen years since Tiger Woods joined the PGA Tour, the number of players with African-American heritage at PGA events have been few. Kevin Hall, who is black and deaf, has received sponsor exemptions in New Orleans and Pebble Beach. Tim O’Neal has made it as far as the final stage of Q-school. Tony Smith qualified for the Buick Invitational in February of this year. Read more
March 4, 2009
By Herschel Caldwell
SANTA ANA, CA – January 26, 2009 – Hard work and dedication paid off for Pat Perez as he earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the 50th Bob Hope Classic.
Perez has been working with Coach Joey D, one of the elite biomechanics, strength and conditioning coaches on the PGA Tour and using GolfGym training products for the past year as part of his golf fitness program. Read more