THE 106th PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT VALHALLA COMMENCES THIS WEEK!

African American golfers, and notable players of color in this year’s star studded field at Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky includes: Tiger Woods, (Tiger has won the PGA Championship four times in the past including his nerve tingling battle with Bob May to win the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla.) The first of which was his 1999 battle with 19 year old emerging Spanish star, Sergio Garcia, (notably absent from this year’s field). Wyatt Worthington II, Tony Finau, Sahith Theegala, Y. Yang, Akshay Bhatia, Byeong Hun An, Ryo Hisetsune, Si Woo Kim, Tom Kim, Kurt Kitayama, K.H. Lee, Min Woo… Read More »

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MICHELLE WIE AMONG ANALYSTS COVERING THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Five-time LPGA Tour winner Michelle Wie (West) is slated to cover the Players Championship March 9-15, as a contributing analyst for Golf Central Live.  Their team includes among other notables, Notah Begay, David Duval, and Brandel Chamblee. Wie’s golfing career began at a very early age of 10 when she qualified for a USGA amateur championship at 10; won the U.S. Amateur Public Links shortly thereafter, and then turned professional at age 15.  In 2009, the Hawaiian-born Korean American beat out a number of top-ranked lady pros to win the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, followed by a second win at the… Read More »

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HAROLD VARNER III – MOVING ON UP!

Although winless on the PGA circuit since his 2016 victory at the Australian Open, Harold Varner III, has continued to move up the 2020 leaderboard ladder.  Last September Varner tied for 19th place at A Military Tribute at Greenbrier, and later that month tied for 17th at the Safeway Open. Several weeks ago, Varner, who turns 30 later this year, placed a lone 13th at the Genesis Open, which finished him “in the money” – Greenbrier’s overall tournament purse was more than $9 million. At the recent Honda Classic, Varner tied for 15th on Day One, shooting even par for… Read More »

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A Look at Tiger’s Possible Play in PGA’S 2020 Events

We would love to provide you with Tiger Woods’ Tour Participation calendar for the rest of this year, but what we print would be slightly more than a “best guess”. ed. The Tiger camp is not known for peeping their hoe-card too much in advance of his appearances, and for what we surmise could be for any or more of several reasons: an incredibly packed appearance schedule that could change at a moment’s notice; the need to honor other golf greats by being sited at their events; and of course, how Tiger may be physically feeling just before game-time. The… Read More »

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