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Archive for April 21st, 2010

Tiger Woods commits to Players and AT&T National; what about the Memorial?

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Golfers, like most athletes, tend to be creatures of habit. They’ll wake up at the same time each morning during a tournament week (unless your name is Anthony Kim); roll the same putter for years if it’s working for them; and play courses they’ve historically had success on.

Tiger Woods is a creature of habit. Everyone figured that out when he committed to the Quail Hollow Championship last week, a course he’s had success on in the past. Golf World’s Ron Sirak noted yesterday that Woods would most likely go back to his old schedule after Quail Hollow. And he did, announcing earlier today that he’d be entering the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and the AT&T National, a tournament Woods used to host when he was an AT&T sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/21/2010 at 4:37 pm

Now that’s cold: Arizona State women’s golf team DQ’d from Pac-10 championship

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In the history of golf DQ’s, Roberto De Vicenzo’s scorecard error at the 1968 Masters ranks up their as quite possibly the worst gaffe in golf history. Getting disqualified from a tournament for signing an incorrect scorecard in a local tournament is one thing, but the Masters? Well that’s a whole other situation.

While Arizona State’s women’s golf teams’ DQ from the first round of the Pac-10 championship didn’t put them in “what a stupid I am” territory, it’ll still go down as one of the more interesting disqualifications I’ve ever seen.

The story begins with the ASU ladies leading the Pac-10 championship after the first round at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club. After retiring to their rooms for the night, sophomore Giulia Molinaro called assistant Missy Farr-Kaye to tell her she was feeling sick. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/21/2010 at 1:32 pm