Category: Paul Azinger


August 10, 2013

The 5 best little-known moments in PGA Championship history

Posted at 1:09 PM by Joe Passov

Many special memories define each of the anniversary PGAs over the past 50 years. Some, however, are more obscure than others. Here’s what to take away from the 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003 PGA Championships.

Jack_1963_ap
AP Photo

1963: Jack Nicklaus wins his first PGA at the steamy Dallas Athletic Club, and refuses to hoist the trophy. As Nicklaus recalled in 1969, “I don’t believe we had one afternoon where the temperature stayed below 110 degrees. Away from the course, I didn’t leave my hotel room except for meals.”

Needing only a bogey 5 to clinch the title at the 72nd hole, Nicklaus one-putted for par to win by two. He remembered, “The PGA trophy had been toasting in the sun in front of the clubhouse the whole day. It was so hot that if you touched it you would have blistered your fingers. I left it alone during the presentation ceremonies. The moment they were over, I made a beeline for the clubhouse with the security officer assigned to me. A couple of steps from the door, the poor fellow collapsed from heat exhaustion.”

1973: Jack Nicklaus breaks Bobby Jones’ record for most major victories -- or did he? The lasting image of this PGA at Canterbury was Jack’s favorite photo -- of 4-year-old son Gary leaping into his arms after he holed out on 18 after the second round. Few recall Nicklaus’s drama-free, four-shot win over Bruce Crampton. Instead, the event was embraced as the one where Jack achieved 14 majors -- one more than his idol, Bobby Jones.

A closer look at Nicklaus’ feat, however, muddies the picture. Jones’ record was compiled when the U.S. and British Amateurs were considered majors, alongside the U.S. and British Opens. Nicklaus’ 1973 total: four Masters, three U.S. Opens, two British Opens and three PGA Championships. Oops, that adds up to 12. However, Nicklaus captured two U.S. Amateurs, in 1959 and 1961, just about the time that their status as majors was fading -- but still in the gray zone. Sometime over the next few years, Jack’s U.S. Ams were dropped from his major total -- though Jack’s not so sure they should have been. Either way, most now agree that Tiger is chasing 18, not 20.

1983: Sure, this was Hal Sutton’s year. He won the Players Championship and looked to be a lock at Riviera, after taking a 5-shot lead over, yes, Jack Nicklaus, with six holes to play. Sutton proceeded to bogey 13, 14 and 15, while Nicklaus birdied 14 and 16 to pull within one. Sutton, however, steadied himself and Jack failed to birdie the par-5 17th, allowing Sutton to hang on by one after parring the rugged 18th.

What you didn’t know was that Nicklaus didn’t lose it on Sunday; rather he felt that a double-bogey at 18 on the first day, leading to a 73 cost him the event. What motivated Jack to get right back into the tournament, courtesy of a second-round 65? A famous sportswriter, Jim Murray, wrote an obituary of “Jack Nicklaus, golfer” in Friday’s L.A. Times, following Jack’s mediocre first round. “I still believe it was this colorful write-off that inspired me to shoot 65 the next day,” Jack wrote in 1997. “Like my closing 66, it wasn’t quite good enough, but Jim’s witty and heartfelt resurrection of me in Monday’s edition of the paper was some consolation.” So the “Nicklaus is done” story that appeared in an Atlanta newspaper before the 1986 Masters wasn’t the first time that Jack had been spurred to action.

Azinger_getty_1993
Getty Images

1993: Greg Norman was inches away from two straight majors—and revenge from his stunning 1986 Inverness loss to Bob Tway, but that’s not what we’ll remember. Paul Azinger and Norman waged an exhausting duel, with Zinger birdieing four of the last seven holes for a back nine 30. Norman edged the cup at the 72nd, then power-lipped it at the third playoff hole to lose in his usual cruel fashion.

The most memorable image? Zinger lifting the massive PGA Championship trophy, with some difficulty. As it turns out, Zinger’s apparent fatigue turned out to be cancer in his right shoulder blade. He would sit out the next 12 months. The most memorable image that never appeared? As recounted by authors John Companiotte and Catherine Lewis, “Darrell Kestner, a club professional from Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, New York, made headlines Saturday with an improbable double eagle. His wife, Margie, was asked by the PGA of America to carry a video camera around the course to provide amateur footage for a film they were producing. After nine holes, Kestner became worried that the battery would die and asked Margie to turn off the camera. An hour later, he regretted his decision. On the 13th hole, his second shot landed in the hole, making it the first ‘albatross’ in PGA Championship history.”

Micheel_400_getty
Getty Images

2003: We’ve seen dozens of replays of Shaun Micheel’s incredible 175-yard 7-iron at the 72nd hole -- and we never tire of it. The shot was so pure. It skipped three times and skidded, stopping quickly two inches from the hole. His clinching birdie is remembered as one of golf’s great finishes.

Yet, Micheel’s perfect iron might not have been his finest tournament moment. As told in the book, The PGA Championship: The Season’s Final Major, “While on a trip with fellow professional Doug Barron to a TC Jordan Tour event on June 30, 1993, Micheel was sitting in a New Bern, North Carolina, hotel parking lot when he witnessed a 1990 Pontiac Grand Am fly over an embankment and splash into the Neuse River. Not a strong swimmer, he stripped to his boxer shorts, jumped on a concrete wall, and leaped into five feet of water. Micheel rescued Julia O’Neil Gibbs, 76, and Harold Mann, 68, with assistance from two male bystanders who pulled the elderly couple to safety. Micheel may be the only PGA Champion to have been awarded the Sons of Confederate Veterans Award for Bravery.”

 

December 13, 2012

Golfers react to Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincy

Posted at 10:06 AM by Samantha Glover
November 12, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Manssero's win, McIlroy's cash, Lewis's prize and the Golf Boys return

Posted at 12:51 PM by Samantha Glover

Matteo Manassero won Barclays Singapore Open, and Rory McIlroy clinched the European money title:

 

Cristie Kerr ended a slump, and Stacy Lewis ended an American POY drought:

PGA and LPGA players thanked those who have served:

Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson on the return of Golf Boys:

April 10, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Olazabal busted, Masters fan steals sand and Zinger zaps Tiger

Posted at 11:26 AM by Mike Walker

Olazabal mug shotJose Maria Olazabal can't drive 65
Jose Maria Olazabal was pulled over for speeding after the Masters Champions Dinner on Tuesday night, according to The Savannah Morning News.

Ehsanipoor said the two-time Masters Champ was going 97 mph on Ga. 21 in a 65 mph zone when he was stopped by a deputy.

Olazabal apologized and told the deputy he was leaving the Masters Golf tournament in Augusta and was traveling to another tournament, Ehsanipoor said.

Olazabal was allowed to follow the deputy to the sheriff’s office where he posted a cash bond of $621 and was released.

Enter Sandman
A Masters patron was busted Sunday after he attempted to steal a cup of Augusta National's famous white sand from a bunker, according to The Augusta Chronicle.

Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said Clayton Price Baker, of Ohio, slipped under the ropes following the tournament and attempted to put the sand in his cup.

After a short foot chase by Augusta National security and sheriff’s deputies, Baker was apprehended and charged with disorderly conduct.

You won't believe it, but police say Baker had been drinking.

Azinger calls Tiger's behavior 'embarrassment to the game'
After Tiger Woods drop-kicked a club on his way to shooting 75 on Friday at Augusta National, former Ryder Cup captain and 1993 PGA Champion Paul Azinger vented his disgust on Sirius Radio, according to Hank Gola of The New York Daily News.

“Tiger’s antics this week were an embarrassment to the game, to the membership at Augusta,” Zinger said. “I was really disappointed to see him carry on that way. He’s not trying to endear himself to anybody. And after he won Bay Hill I thought, ‘here we go again, this is going to be Tiger just kicking butt and taking names.’ I don’t know. I thought he acted like the south end of a northbound mule.”

As for Woods’ golf, Azinger said, “I think his brain is full of swing thoughts, not swing feelings."

"He thinks he needs to know it all so he can fix what’s wrong, but that’s not what happened here,” he went on. “When it started to go off he didn’t have a go-to shot, there was nothing he could do. I can’t compare my career to Tiger Woods’ career for sure, but I’ll say this, in the 28 years I’ve played golf for a living I’ve never been as lost as he looked out there.”

Mets bring in a winner...but only for one night
Yani Tseng threw out the first pitch for the Mets at Citi Field on Monday on Taiwanese Appreciation Night. The Mets won 4-3 over the Nationals.

Yanimets
Yani with Mets catcher Josh Thole. (AP Photo)

Tweet of the Day

March 19, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Creamer gives her watch to a fan

Posted at 11:49 AM by Mick Rouse

With the addition of five new events this year—four in America—combined with the recent influx of young talent, has there ever been a better time to go out to an LPGA event? John Paul Newport of The Wall Street Journal doesn’t think so:

Compared with the PGA Tour, the players at LPGA events are much more accessible and the atmosphere more intimate.

Plus you may be walking away with a new watch when it’s all said and done.

On Thursday, when an errant drive by [Paula] Creamer hit a spectator, Creamer not only apologized but gave her the watch off her wrist, instead of the more customary signed glove.

For veterans of the game, though, the reason to come out and see these ladies play is simple—they’re really good. Major winner Pat Hurst puts it bluntly:

"When I first came out here [in 1994], there were maybe 25 who could really play. Now almost everybody can play."

Sergio dethroned

After a short-lived reign, Sergio Garcia and his 12 at Doral have been ousted for highest score on an individual hole in 2012. Charlie Wi carded an octuple-bogey 13 on the par-5 5th on the Copperhead Course Sunday at Innisbrook.

Screen Shot 2012-03-19 at 10.49.20 AM

Wi will need at least five more strokes next time if he wants to surpass the real king—John Daly. Daly holds the PGA Tour’s record for highest single-hole score with an 18. With Kevin Na out there, though, no one should rest on their laurels.

Lexi impresses the Golden Bear

Just about anyone who is anyone in the golf world has put their stamp of approval on wunderkind Lexi Thompson. That list now includes Jack Nicklaus.

According to Randall Mell, Lexi played golf with the 18-time major winner at the prestigious Seminole Golf Club Pro-Member in South Florida last week prior to her rookie debut in America.

Thompson got a special word of encouragement from the Golden Bear that she won’t soon forget after a couple of long drives.

“I heard him say, ‘wow,’” Thompson said. “That was pretty nice.”

“He said if I ever need any help, he’s a phone call away. It was so much fun. I would love to play with him again.”

As for how Jack’s game is holding up?

“He can still hit it pretty good,” Thompson said. “He outdrove me on one hole.”

Tweet(s) of the Day

Way to take it in stride, Rory, even if the Woz should be holding up five more fingers to make that picture relevant again.

October 24, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Yani donates $100,000 in prize money

Posted at 12:17 PM by Mick Rouse

Yani Tseng’s trip home to Taiwan resulted in her 10th worldwide victory of the year at the LPGA Taiwan Championship. But Yani’s work was far from over. After raking in $300,000 in prize money, the LPGA’s top golfer donated a third of her winnings to Taiwan’s junior golf program. Ryan Ballengee has the story:

Tseng gave $100,000 to Golf Association Republic of China, which helps to train and develop new golfers in the country.

“It is a long road to develop and groom a golfer,” said Tseng. “Young golfers need as much support as possible to help them compete with the best from the rest of the world, in addition to their own commitment and hard work. I hope I can set an example so more people will follow suit to help chip in and contribute to this cause in an attempt to bring out more young talents.”

Golf carts on parade

While Luke Donald laid claim to the 2011 PGA Tour money title at Disney this Sunday, the residents of El Paseo, Calif., were enjoying the 47th Annual Golf Cart Parade.

A record crowd turned to the streets to witness this year's carnival-themed event. Resident Olga Banks said that the parade has become an annual tradition for her and her family.

“We come straight from church every year.”

Local businessman Nate Otto believes that the Golf Cart Parade is not only a great way to advertise, but to interact with the community as well. 

"The kids are out here. The people are out here. The vibe is out here. It's just a fun way to spend a day. It doesn't feel like work."

Chief organizer Mike Hardin estimated that between 10,000 and 13,000 people lined the streets this year. Organizers also stated that a record number of musicians signed up for the parade and that there were more golf carts than last year.

Emmy-award winning comic Bob Einstein, known by most as Super Dave Osborne of “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour,” was the parade's Grand Marshal. Einstein likened the parade to El Paseo’s very own Rose Parade.

Stableford scoring at Reno

Next year's Reno-Tahoe Open will utilize a modified Stableford scoring system in an effort to encourage aggressive play. Dan Hinxman of the Reno-Gazette Journal has the full story:

The 14th annual PGA Tour event, Aug. 2-5 at Montreux Golf and Country Club, will be the only tournament on tour to use the system, which awards points for birdies and eagles and deducts points for bogeys and worse.

"The PGA Tour believes there is merit to this format for Reno," Andy Pazder, the tour's vice president and chief of operations, said in a release. "The modified Stableford system not only promotes aggressive play, which the tournament is already known for, but Montreux lends itself well to this exciting format with its series of challenging finishing holes."

Eight points will be awarded for a double eagle, five for an eagle, two for a birdie, zero for a par, minus-one for a bogey, and minus-three for a double-bogey or worse.

"This is an absolutely a momentous occasion in the history of this tournament," RTO executive director Jana Smoley said. "This is a change that truly sets us apart from other tournaments and is just one more reason why people will come out to see us next year at Montreux. We're very excited to see how this new scoring format plays out in 2012."

Tweet of the Day

  PaulAzingerTweet


 

October 18, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Herman Cain says he was joking about 'Tiger for President'

Posted at 11:38 AM by Michael Chwasky

Most people probably don't remember, but Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said back in 2006 that Tiger Woods should get ready for a run for president himself in 2016: 

"Tiger will be 40 years old in 2016," Cain wrote. "The Republican Party should begin grooming him now for a run at the White House. His personal attributes and accomplishments on the golf course point to a candidate who will be a problem solver, not a politician."

Sounds like Cain might have jumped the gun a bit, and now he's trying to play it off as a joke in an interview with Alex Pappas of The Daily Caller. He responded to questions about his Tiger advice by saying, "That was a joke. That was a joke, okay? Americans got to learn how to have a sense of humor, okay?"

Okay, Cain, but back in '06 you not only thought Tiger would be a good candidate but compared him to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Ronald Reagan, and also said something like, "The 2016 candidate shouldn't come from inside the beltway, but from inside the fairway." 

Good stuff, and good luck in the next election, okay? 

Mickelson and McDowell headed to Singapore
There's been quite a bit of talk lately about more big golf events being played in Asia, and if the Barclays Singapore Open is any indication, it seems players will be a lot more likely to make the lengthy trip in search of not just appearance fees but actual winnings. The event, which will be co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours, respectively, will offer a purse of $6 million and will sport a large field headlined by Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Y.E. Yang, Padraig Harrington, Anthony Kim, and Camilo Villegas.  

TWEET OF THE DAY

Azinger

September 26, 2011

Tweets of the Week: Solheim stamps, Tiger's shoes, Faldo's construction and reactions to Haas's miraculous shot

Posted at 11:12 AM by David Dusek

Special Delivery
Before the start of the Solheim Cup last week, Suzann Pettersen (@suzannpettersen) and Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) showed how they were putting their faces on the event.

SuzannPettersenTweet
Ee4bv
Azinger still believes in Tiger
In an interview with Golf Magazine, Greg Norman said he thinks Tiger Woods will not win another major championship. Paul Azinger (@PaulAzinger) clearly disagrees.

AzingerTweet-1

AzingerTweet-2

Woods and Westy banter on footwear
Since he was not playing in the Tour Championship last week at East Lake, Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) had a chance to be filmed wearing his prototype Nike footwear. Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) couldn't resist needling the former top-ranked player ... who surprisingly answered Westwood's wit with some of his own!

TigerWoodsTweet1

H5kr

LeeWestwoodTweet1
TigerWoodsTweet2

LeeWestwoodTweet2

Basking in the glow
Ian Poulter (@ianjamespoulter), another player who didn't qualify for the Tour Championship, took his family on a vacation to the Bahamas last weekend. It didn't appear he was too heartbroken about not being in Atlanta.

IanPoulterTweet

PoulterPhoto

Let him rephrase that
Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) loves his barbecue and last week helped the Women's Club of Sugarloaf prepare for a charity cookoff. Apparently there was an awkward moment during a meeting.

StewartCinkTweet1

Faldo's instant course
Nick Faldo (@TheSirNickFaldo) spent most of last week in Vietnam and shared many of the sights with his followers on Twitter, including these before-and-after photos that show the work his golf course design company had done.

NickFaldoTweet-1

  FaldoPhoto1
  NickFaldoTweet-2
  FaldoPhoto2

Reactions to Haas's amazing shot
It seems like golfer writers aren't the only ones who watch tournaments and tweet. After Bill Haas pitched his ball from the lake on the 17th hole to within three feet in his playoff against Hunter Mahan, golf tweeters started typing.

SIGolfonHaas

  RoryMcIlroyonHaas
DamonHackOnHaas

RickieFowleronHaas

PaulMahoneyonHaas PoulteronHaas

LukeDonaldTweet

August 29, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Tiger’s move boosts Jupiter, Fla., businesses

Posted at 11:08 AM by Mike Walker

The Jupiter, Fla., business community is sending the welcome wagon to greet new resident and business owner Tiger Woods. Woods has recently moved into his new mansion in Jupiter on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and he’s also moved his business offices there from Orlando. The local business community is excited about the move, which adds to a golf-business cluster in Palm Beach County, where Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman also operate their businesses, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Although Woods' endorsement deals and winnings have waned since his scandal, Palm Beach County business boosters are happy to claim him as the county's newest corporate citizen.

Kelly Smallridge, president of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, plans to drop his name in pitches to other employers looking to move here.

"I'm going to be able to tout the fact that his corporate headquarters are here," Smallridge said. "We plan on using it."

It's unclear how many jobs Woods will bring here from Orlando - Smallridge guesses 20 to 30. Woods will move his business without seeking tax incentives to do so.

ESPN raps Paul Azinger for tweet critical of Obama
ESPN golf analyst and 1993 PGA Champion Paul Azinger isn’t shy about expressing his political views on Twitter -- or anywhere else. However, Azinger got a reprimand from ESPN for a tweet about President Obama, according to Emily Kay of the Waggle Room web site.

ESPN has reprimanded golf analyst Paul Azinger for using his Twitter account as a platform to rail against President Obama and his policies.

"Paul’s tweet was not consistent with our social media policy, and he has been reminded that political commentary is best left to those in that field," ESPN spokesperson Andy Hall told us in an e-mail Saturday.

North was referring to recent tweets from Azinger, a 12-time PGA tour winner before he enlisted with ESPN as a color commentator.

Here is the Azinger tweet that ran afoul of ESPN’s social-media policy:

Paulazinger

Bjorn focused on playing next Ryder Cup, not future captaincy
The resurgent Thomas Bjorn, who won the Euro Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Sunday, is a potential Ryder Cup captain someday, but the 40-year-old Bjorn says he’s more interested in making the team for next year’s Ryder Cup.

Q. Asked you on Friday if winning here would add to being Ryder Cup Captain here. What's your answer to that now?

THOMAS BJÖRN: Well, if you can play like I've done this week, you can be a player on the team. So let's focus on playing golf at the moment. I've said to you all the time, I think if any player has played in Ryder Cup or involved in The Ryder Cup was asked to be captain, they would never turn it down. But that's three years down the line, and you know, my good golf is good enough to make a team. I've just got to be more consistent. If I can get that right, I could make another team and that's certainly my first focus at the moment. But you know, what's going to happen in a few years' time; let's get Medinah out of the way and see what happens.

Stray Shots: Things we saw while wondering if Dustin Johnson is the best rain golfer of all time...

A guy dressed as a clown allegedly stole a golf cart from a course in Upstate New York. And he might have been drinking. (Via The Buffalo News)

New Haven Open tennis tournament officials tweeted a picture of Rory McIlroy and tournament winner Caroline Wozniacki kissing in front of the Yale football team. We don't get it either. (Via the New Haven Open)

Tweet of the Day:

From PGA Champion and Red Sox fan Keegan Bradley...

Bradleydent

May 16, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Azinger says Tiger might need ‘professional help’

Posted at 12:25 PM by Mike Walker

Paul Azinger says he still thinks Tiger Woods will break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors, but he might need "professional help" to do it. That’s not a dig at Woods’s swing coach Sean Foley; Azinger is talking about mental help. Reuters transcribed Azinger’s comments on the Golf Channel.

Woods' problems date back to the breakdown of his marriage following a series of reported affairs and Azinger says that piecing together his life is something he may need help with.

"His world self-destructed. I think he needs help, whether it is professional help or really a good friend that he can communicate with. I know he is angry, he is angry at himself and he is angry at the world that tore him down, he is angry at a lot of people. He has got a lot of stuff going on in his head -- he has physical issues and he is trying to make a swing change.

"Tiger needs to be able to have a shoulder to cry on to get over some of the things that have gone on in his life." 

PGA Tour considers testing for HGH

Hank Gola of The New York Daily News reports that PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said the PGA Tour might include testing for human growth hormone (or HGH) as part of its drug-testing program. The PGA Tour started testing players for performance-enhancing drugs in 2008, but does not currently test for HGH.

"Possibly," [Finchem] said at a press conference. "I think that the big question about HGH is reliable testing. That's the challenge with all sports. That's the first question. And then the second question is if there is reliable testing available and it's only blood, do we want to go to blood, which is another step. And as part of that review, you would want to think about whether HGH makes a difference in this game. We're testing for a lot of stuff right now that candidly doesn't make a difference but we do it so that our program has credibility in the anti-doping world, and that's just part of being part of the anti-doping, which we feel we are very much part of the anti-doping movement today. So I don't know."

Finchem admitted that, with golf in the 2016 Olympics, HGH testing could be forced upon the PGA Tour.

"It may be something that comes to our doorstep as part of golf entering the Olympics in '16 because in that year there will be a pool of players who are eligible for the Olympics and they'll be subject to whatever the standards are for the Olympic Games, which might be somewhat different than ours," he said.

Man U manager helped McIlroy get over Masters

Rory McIlroy probably made more fans for his graceful handling of his final-round collapse at the Masters last month than he would have made if he won the tournament. He also received messages of support from some high-profile names, including Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United, McIlory’s favorite football team, according to The Belfast Telegraph.

McIlroy said Ferguson, who guided United to a record-breaking 19th title on Saturday, sent him a text advising him to share his torment with those close to him.

“Obviously you are going to be disappointed and hurting,” texted Ferguson, “but go and speak to the people you trust, family and friends, the people closest to you. Those are the people who will tell you the truth.”

The Telegraph also notes that McIlroy isn’t trying to forget what happened at Augusta, he’s using it to inspire him.

McIlroy said he is banishing the demon of the Masters by confronting it head-on. Augusta's notorious 10th hole, which brought the beginning of his back-nine torment, is currently the screensaver on his laptop.

But ‘Wee-Mac' has talked about the infamous c-word (choker) — without actually using it.

“I hate that word,” he admitted. “It's just a terrible word. It's not something you want to be associated with — the worst thing you can be called in golf, apart from ‘cheat’.”  

From Arnie’s Army to Choi’s Bois

If you can judge a professional golfer by the fans he attracts, then K.J. Choi must be one of the nicest. Why else would a group of guys from Tennessee travel down to TPC Sawgrass with “Choi’s Bois” T-shirts to cheer him on? Stephanie Wei of WeiUnderPar.com has the story (and a photo):

It’s not every week six guys wearing matching T-shirts emblazoned with “Choi’s Bois” travel 600 miles to root for K.J. Choi. In fact, it only happens during The Players Championship. Since 2005 Brad Page (age 27), Bo Page (30), Bobby Page (53), David Clayton (30), Alex Kirkland (30), and Curtis Gribble (27) fly from Nashville, TN, to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, just to watch Choi play.

How in the world do six guys with no previous ties to the South Korean-born golfer turn into diehard fans? Good question.

“We came out here in ’05 and watched,” said Clayton. “Of all the guys, we found K.J. Choi the most fan friendly and we liked the way he played.”

Added Brad, “No matter if he birdied or double-bogeyed, he still paid the same amount of attention to the fans. Every time.”

Note to players: Simple gestures mean more than you think to spectators.

Choisbois

Tweet of the Day

If you’re not following Hank Haney on Twitter, you really should be. 

Hanktweet





Subscribe To Blog Headlines

Press Tent Archives

To view posts from a particular day,
simply select the date below.

December 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

<< Previous Months