Truth & Rumors: Gospel singers praise Luke Donald in video
Luke Donald isn’t exactly the longest player off the tee—he’s not even the 177th longest player off the tee—but he is the No. 1 player in the world, as he kindly reminds us with the help of Mizuno, YouTube and gospel singers.
Ben Crane squeaks into Masters field
Speaking of YouTube, Ben Crane and his helmet are headed to Augusta. As Ryan Ballengee reports, Crane began the week as No. 48 in the Official World Golf Ranking, leaving little wiggle room to remain inside the top 50. After missing the cut, things looked grim for Crane; however, he only dipped down one place to 49th, keeping his hopes for a green jacket alive. Sportsbook.com doesn’t exactly like the American’s odds, though (125 to 1 odds). Always the good sport (and social-media savant), Crane took to Twitter to let us know that, at the very least, there is a chance, quoting "Dumb and Dumber" along the way.
Wow what a day sitting at 48th world ranking and top 50 get into Masters after this wk. I dropped to 49 and got in & now tied for the lead!!— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) March 26, 2012
the 2012 Masters RT @tpaulding: tied for the lead... In what?— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) March 26, 2012
Wht r chances of green jacket like u & a playr like me getn together?1in10? more like 1in a million.So u r sayin there's a chance I hear ya!— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) March 26, 2012
Arnold Palmer might play in charity event this December
As reported earlier, the PNC Father/Son Challenge is set to return after a brief hiatus. Arnold Palmer will serve as the event’s ambassador, and the event will benefit the Anrold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winner Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, but he may also be competing, according to Jason Sobel:
"Well, my plans are right now, I'm thinking about it," he [Palmer] said with a wink. "I have two grandsons that are eligible."
Following that coy remark, though, Palmer was hospitalized with high blood pressure. Reports indicate that he will be fine, but it is unclear if it will affect his playing status. If the tweets from one of Arnie’s grandsons, up-and-comer Sam Saunders, are any indication, there is a good chance we see the King teeing it up come December.
Tweet of the Day
A win for Tiger will bring his on-course career earnings to $109,596,678. Thru today, Gilbert Arenas has made $112,178,986.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 25, 2012