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Golf News

Sat, 28 May 2022 17:22:47 GMT

ESPN.com’s Tom VanHaaren reports on the first grand scale NIL deal signed for a junior golfer.

Cobra Puma has inked 12-year old Xeve Perez to a deal, joining his proud partners at Easypost, JumboMax and OnCore.

One of the agents working with Perez is Brett Falkoff, who also represents PGA Tour players, including Bryson DeChambeau.

"He hits the ball further than any 12-year old I have ever seen, and when it comes to his short game, he already has hands like a professional," Falkoff said in a statement. "His larger-than-life personality and well-mannered demeanor will set him apart, and we feel that combined with his work ethic and passion for the game, it's only a matter of time before he takes the golf world by storm."

I haven’t a clue how this ends well except for the adults cashing in on a kid. But maybe he’ll surprise us hitting it “further” than any 12-year-old in the game’s history.

Sat, 28 May 2022 16:51:31 GMT

The second effort of California Assemblymember Cristina Garcia to usher in the development of golf courses into affordable housing has failed.

The bill would have required a developer to allocate just 25% of the housing developed on green spaces into affordable units.

From the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance press release explaining the second failed attempt, this time with California Bill AB1910:

Defeating AB-1910, formally entitled “Publicly Owned Golf Courses, Conversion to Affordable Housing,” has been a significant priority of the California golf community since introduction in February 2021 of its precursor bill AB-672.  Since December 2021, defeat of AB-672 and AB-1910 has involved 1000’s of letters/e-mails to California Legislators and individuals and golf clubs and organization writing over 250 policy letters to State Assembly Housing, Local Government, and Appropriations committees.  Both AB-672 and the virtually identically worded AB-1910 died in the State Assembly’s financial watchdog Appropriations Committee, in January and May, respectively. 

Thu, 26 May 2022 04:14:26 GMT

A busy week winds down (maybe) with final PGA Championship items, pairing sheet stupidity, the U.S. Women's Open gets good news, a bunch of U.S. Open and Open qualifying news and much more.

It’s free Thursday’s at the Quad so everyone can enjoy. But of course, subscribing is free. And while we’re in the heart of major season, this is a year-round venture, as explained here.

Wed, 25 May 2022 15:33:20 GMT

Led by the super-duo of Rose Zhang and Rachel Heck, the Stanford women take on Oregon in today’s NCAA Women’s final. Adam Woodward and Lance Ringler preview what should be a stellar all-Pac 12 match.

The Cardinal women are profiled and trailed at a recent even in a tremendous film by No Laying Up. It’s directed by D.J. Piehowski and edited by Matt Golden, and a tremendous piece of work!

Wed, 25 May 2022 15:16:51 GMT

2013 Walker Cup matches

Adding to the already stellar lineup, National Golf Links follows its successful hosting of the 2013 Walker Cup with the 2030 Curtis Cup matches. Fantastic news for the women’s game.

For Immediate Release:

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 25, 2022) – National Golf Links of America, in Southampton, N.Y., has been named the host site of the 46th Curtis Cup Match, to be held June 7-9, 2030. This will be the third USGA championship conducted at National Golf Links, which has previously hosted the 1922 and 2013 Walker Cup Matches.

“We are thrilled to return to National Golf Links, one of America’s finest golf courses and a true cathedral of the game,” said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, Championships. “The club has been such an integral part of Walker Cup history, so for its leadership to offer to host a Curtis Cup speaks volumes about their commitment to the amateur and women’s game. We cannot wait to work with their leadership in the effort to stage another memorable Match.”

National Golf Links of America, which opened in 1909, was designed by renowned golf course architect Charles Blair Macdonald, who guided the course’s development over its first 30 years. Macdonald’s tenure included the inaugural Walker Cup Match in 1922. Led by playing captain William C. Fownes Jr. and with a side that included Bob Jones, Charles “Chick” Evans and Francis Ouimet, the United States won the first Match, 8-4. National Golf Links of America was the home club of George Herbert Walker, USGA president in 1920, when the event was conceived, and the man who donated the trophy. The Walker Cup Match returned to National Golf Links in 2013, when the USA Team defeated GB&I 17-9.

“We’re thrilled to be able to welcome back the USGA, The R&A and some of the finest amateur players in the world,” said Michael X. McBride, chair of the Golf Committee for National Golf Links. “George Herbert Walker truly valued the camaraderie and level of play involved in team competition, and for National Golf Links to now be involved in support of the women’s amateur game is a special moment for all of us associated with the club.”

Upcoming Curtis Cup Match Venues

2022 Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.

2024 Sunningdale Golf Club, Sunningdale, England

2026 Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.

2028 TBD

2030 National Golf Links of America, Southampton, N.Y.

National Golf Links will become just the fourth club to host both the Walker Cup Match and Curtis Cup Match, joining Merion Golf Club, The Minikahda Club and Quaker Ridge Golf Club. Merion will host the upcoming 42nd Curtis Cup Match, its second time hosting the Match, from June 10-12.

The 2030 Curtis Cup Match will be the 78th USGA championship held in the state of New York, third-most among all states. The state last hosted the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, and will next host the 2023 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough. 

The Curtis Cup Match is contested by two teams of eight female amateur players, one from the USA and one from Great Britain and Ireland, which is composed of England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It consists of six foursomes (alternate-shot) matches, six four-ball matches and eight singles matches over three days of competition. The USA leads the overall series, 30-8-3.

Wed, 25 May 2022 04:18:15 GMT

A tremendous piece of work from the CBS team and writer John Hopkins, who also narrated this tribute to photographer David Cannon. It was shown to the audience for Cannon’s award acceptance before an enjoyable Q&A with Jim Nantz. Enjoy!

David Cannon - Tribute Video - 2022 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Photojournalism (Social Version) from PGA of America on Vimeo.

And the Q&A with Jim Nantz where Cannon takes us through the creation of some of his best images…

Wed, 25 May 2022 04:15:56 GMT
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Sat, 21 May 2022 23:17:09 GMT

The love-hate relationship between Jack Nicklaus and Howard Milstein has reached full ugliness. Morning Read’s Alex Miceli dropped a bombshell during third round play of the PGA: Nicklaus Companies, owned by Milstein, is suing Jack Nicklaus for breach of contract, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty. The complaint was filed eight days ago in New York.

Milstein is also the owner of Golf Magazine/Golf.com/8 a.m. ventures in addition to the Nicklaus Companies.

The most alarming allegation: Milstein alleges Nicklaus had to be talked out of taking a brand-killing Saudi payday. This is rich since Milstein’s Golf has featured some suspicious Saudi spon-con style praise and a glowing rollout for a Nicklaus design there.

But the suit also comes just days after Nicklaus told Michael Bamberger that he turned down an offer to take the job now occupied by Greg Norman.

Nicklaus said. “I turned it down. Once verbally, once in writing. I said, ‘Guys, I have to stay with the PGA Tour. I helped start the PGA Tour.’”

Was Nicklaus trying to get his side out before the suit hit? Or is Milstein just trying to distance himself from the Saudi’s after his operation flirted with the Kingdom for a little apparent sponcon?

Screen captures from the suit, courtesy of NLU’s Big Randy:

Sat, 21 May 2022 06:38:00 GMT
Fri, 20 May 2022 17:41:20 GMT

USA Today’s Josh Peter went to San Diego to find Phil and while he was told Mickelson was in meetings by a “property manager,” his mother Mary and friend Charles Barkley spoke.

His new appearance has allowed for Mickelson to go out and attend his niece and nephew’s games…from an adjoining field.

“I wish you could see him now,’’ Mary Mickelson said. “He’s relaxed, he laughs all the time. He’s not on the phone with people that are calling him for this and that, and please play in this tournament, and it’s hard when you have to say no, when you don’t have the time to spend. But he has taken a lot of time with our family.”

And this from Charles Barkley:

“I talked to Phil and I told him, ‘Hey, man, how long are you going to hide out? It’s time for you to come out,’ ’’ Barkley said. “Phil is my friend and always will be my friend. That does not mean he did not screw up. But the notion that he’s got to stay in his house for the rest of his life is just (expletive).”

Fri, 20 May 2022 05:32:00 GMT
Thu, 19 May 2022 05:16:00 GMT
Thu, 19 May 2022 03:23:00 GMT

First, Karrie Webb.

Now former PGA Championship winner Wayne Grady has upped the hostility sent Greg Norman’s way for jumping in bed with Saudi Arabia to pay the rent.

Thu, 19 May 2022 02:25:49 GMT
Wed, 18 May 2022 04:04:00 GMT
Tue, 17 May 2022 18:58:08 GMT

Tiger Woods gave his most detailed set of comments to date on the PGA Tour v. LIV Golf and Phil Mickelson.

I have little to add other than the question and context.

On Mickelson not being at Southern Hills to defend his PGA Championship victory:

It's always disappointing when the defending champion not here. Phil has said some things that I think a lot of us who are committed to the Tour and committed to the legacy of the TOUR have pushed back against, and he's taken some personal time, and we all understand that. But I think that some of his views on how the Tour could be run, should be run, been a lot of disagreement there. But as we all know, as a professional, we miss him being out here. I mean, he's a big draw for the game of golf. He's just taking his time and we all wish him the best when he comes back. Obviously we're going to have difference of opinions, how he sees the Tour, and we'll go from there.

On Phil’s position:

“I don't know if he has to resolve it or not. You know, he has his opinion on where he sees the game of golf going. You know, I have my viewpoint how I see the game of golf, and I've supported the TOUR and my foundation has run events on the TOUR for a number of years.

“I just think that what Jack and Arnold have done in starting the TOUR and breaking away from the PGA of America and creating our tour in '68 or '69, somewhere in there, I just think there's a legacy to that. I've been playing out here for a couple of years over decades, and I think there's a legacy do it. I still think that the TOUR has so much to offer, so much opportunity.

“I believe in legacies. I believe in major championships. I believe in big events, comparisons to historical figures of the past. There's plenty of money out here. The Tour is growing. But it's just like any other sport. It's like tennis. You have to go out there and earn it. You've got to go out there and play for it. We have opportunity to go ahead and do it. It's just not guaranteed up front.”

He played this with a straight face but you have to think he was enjoying this question about rights fees, events and Mickelson’s brief and pitiful role as a tournament “host” in the old Bob Hope, now the American Express.

”I can't speak for him not knowing and understanding that. I'm sure he probably does have an
understanding of that because he was the host of the old Bob Hope. So since he was the host of the event, I'm sure he probably understands it, and plus, he hosts the event up there in Napa Valley. He understands it, and there is -- there is a rights fee to having events and understanding it. And we negotiate with the Tour and whether it's one-off day events like we have with matches under the lights like I used to do back in the old days, or it's regular Tour events, each tournament is different. Obviously there is right fees that have to be paid, and we understand that. Obviously we go in there as events and try and negotiate that down as low as possible, and try and make as much money as we can for the local events.”

And on whether he’s reached out to Phil:

”I have not reached out to him. I have not spoken to him. A lot of it has not to do with I think personal issues. It was our viewpoints of how the Tour should be run and could be run, and what players are playing for and how we are playing for it. I have a completely different stance on, and so no, I have not.”

Tue, 17 May 2022 12:58:26 GMT

While the World No. 146 ranking would suggest he’s not exactly dream LIV Golf material, Rickie Fowler likability and assumed devotion to all things PGA Tour may provide an intriguing turn in the effort of Saudi Arabia to make us forget about gas prices, human rights violations and sword-wielding men lopping heads off in public after sham trials.

As Bob Harig at SI.com says in the understatment of the week, Fowler would be a “great get” for Greg Norman’s upstart Tour despite the fall off in Fowler’s game. He’s the first legit fan favorite in some time to suggest he’d like to cash him some Crown Prince cash.

His full answer Monday at Tulsa where he’s playing the PGA Championship on an exemption thanks to 2021’s T8 finish.

Q. Have you been approached at all by the LIV Tour and if so, what's your stance on that?

RICKIE FOWLER: Yeah, I have. To be straightforward with you guys, I haven't necessarily made a decision one

way or the other. I've mentioned in the past, do I currently think that the PGA Tour is the best place to play? I do. Do I think it can be better? Yes. So I think it's an interesting position. Obviously there's the LIV and Premiere, as well. These tours or leagues or whatever -- however you want to classify or call them, they

wouldn't really be coming up if they didn't see that there was more opportunity out there. I've always looked at competition being a good thing. It's the driving force of our game. You know, being able to have games with guys at

home, that's how I always grew up is competing. I think competition ultimately makes people better, whether it's business, sport. So it's interesting, that's for sure.

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