Category: Peter Uihlein


November 23, 2012

Twitter Round Up: Thanksgiving tweets from the Golden Bear, Bubba Watson, Paula Creamer and more

Posted at 12:02 PM by Golf.com
January 23, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Phil Mickelson to skip WGC-Accenture Match Play

Posted at 11:41 AM by Mick Rouse

Following his tie for 49th place at the Humana Challenge, Phil Mickelson announced that he would be skipping next month’s WGC-Accenture Match Play. Alex Miceli has the story:

Mickelson, playing in the Humana Challenge for the first time in five years, has a conflict with his children’s spring break and, as in the past, will take the week off to vacation with his three children and wife, Amy, during the Feb. 22-26 Match Play.

“I'm going to end up missing the Match Play this year as we're going to go on a family trip,” Mickelson, No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking, said Sunday after completing his third round here. “So as I miss that tournament, it was easier to add this one, too.”

Those wanting more of Lefty won’t have to look hard to find him. Mickelson will be making his rounds on the West Coast over the next few weeks, playing the Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Northern Trust Open before taking a week off with the family for a little R&R.

Coming to America

Chubby Chandler may have lost his brightest star in Rory McIlroy, but that hasn’t deterred ISM’s head honcho from seeking out new talent. Expect many of those new clients to bleed red, white and blue. While speaking with Golf Talk Central, Chandler stated that he would sign more American players this year than Europeans. 

Chandler recently set up shop in South Florida, ISM’s new American base, and has signed Peter Uihlein and Ben An in the last two months alone. 

Rex Hoggard of Golf Talk Central is also reporting that Steve Zika will take the lead on ISM’s descent into the American talent pool: 

GTC has confirmed through various sources that Steve Zika, a longtime tour representative for Ping, will be ISM’s American front-man. 

Zika was with Ping for a dozen years and worked with the company’s PGA Tour team since 2001. It was during this time that Zika fostered a relationship with Lee Westwood, No. 2 in the World Golf Ranking and a longtime member of Chandler’s stable.

Bubba gets a new ride

Contrary to what Christina Kim thinks, Bubba Watson apparently can have it all. This past weekend, Watson became the proud new owner of the original General Lee car from the “Dukes of Hazzard.” While at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Bubba tweeted a photo of the legendary vehicle:  

Roughly five hours later, Watson sent out a follow-up tweet, exclaiming, “Just got my dream car!!!” 

Never one to shy away from the send button, Bubba has since continued to tweet about his new prized possession, including this picture of him gassing up the General: 

Watson has also contacted Notorious Whips with plans of customizing the classic Dodge Charger, including a complete restore of the inside. 

And before you even ask, yes, the horn still works. 

All in all, the General Lee set Bubba back a mere $110,000. Not too shabby considering he owns a watch worth more than four times that. Hey Bubba, just make sure you keep an eye out for Roscoe

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August 23, 2011

Truth & Rumors: Golf team suspended for nude photo

Posted at 1:24 PM by Mike Walker

The Bethany College golf team is in trouble because of an unofficial - and undressed - team photo. (We'll let you supply the double entendres.) Officials at the Kansas college suspended the team for three tournaments over the photo of naked players, which was posted on Facebook, according to The Wichita Eagle.

All 15 members of the team at the small, Lutheran school in Lindsborg posed naked for an unofficial team picture, with strategically placed golf clubs to cover their genitals.

Athletic director and golf coach Jon Daniels suspended the team for three tournaments - two that would have occurred on the same day - because of the picture...

Team captain Jack Hiscock told KAKE News that the team would appeal the suspension to school president .

And yes, it appears that is the player's real name.

Big names - Uihlein, Cantlay - off to good start at U.S. Amateur
The U.S. Amateur has some extra star power this year in Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein, the defending champion, and UCLA's Patrick Cantlay, who followed his T21 finish at the U.S. Open with a second-round 60 at the Travelers Championship. According to Gary D'Amato of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, both Uihlein and Cantlay got off to a good start at the U.S. Amateur on Monday at Wisconsin's Erin Hills.

Uihlein's short-term goal is the same as the goal of the other 311 players in the field: Get through qualifying and earn one of 64 spots in match play.

He was in good shape after opening with a 4-under-par 68 at Erin Hills Golf Course on Monday.

"It was a good day," Uihlein said. "I felt very free, very relaxed out there. I made a couple really greasy pars, which I probably never should have, but then I missed a couple easy birdie putts.

"So, all in all, it was kind of what I felt like I should have shot."

Cantlay is also in decent position, D'Amato reports.

Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos, Calif., the top-ranked amateur in the world, wasn't among the leaders but was in good shape after shooting a 1-under 71 at Erin Hills.

Cantlay is the first amateur in history to finish among the top 25 in his first four starts on the PGA Tour. He shot a 60, the lowest score ever by an amateur on Tour, en route to a tie for ninth at the Travelers Championship.

Note: Cantlay actually tied for 24th at the Travelers.

Daly, Rocco to play Nationwide event in Pittsburgh
If Tiger Woods is serious about adding a pre-Presidents Cup event to his schedule, he should check out the Nationwide Tour's Mylan Classic in suburban Pittsburgh on Sept. 1-4. His old pals John Daly and Rocco Mediate will be there, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

Now, in a career that has included two major championships but also any number of personal missteps, Daly will make a return appearance to the region when he plays in the Nationwide Tour's Mylan Classic Sept. 1-4 at Southpointe Golf Club, Canonsburg.

Daly, who won the 1991 PGA Championship and the '95 British Open, will compete in the 72-hole event. He will be joined by Greensburg native Rocco Mediate, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour who played in the inaugural Mylan Classic a year ago.

"I love Pittsburgh," Daly said Monday from Knoxville, Tenn., where he is playing in a Nationwide Tour event this week. "Joe and Maggie [Hardy] have always been like family to me. I know I'm not represented by them anymore, but I still have 84 Lumber customers who come out and watch me play. So I feel like an adopted cousin back there."

Stray Shots: Some things we saw while trying to fit our new long putter into the trunk...

The New York Times' Lens Blog has a photo gallery of golf-course groundskeepers. Sadly, Carl Spackler is not involved. (Via The New York Times)

Tennis player Rafa Nadal considered a career in golf after a 2005 injury. He probably figured, "Hey, if Sergio can do it..." (Via The Guardian)

U.S. Amateur players to Erin Hills course: 7,700 yards, is that all you've got? (Via Golfweek

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August 01, 2011

Patrick Cantlay, Peter Uihlein, Russell Henley, Harris English named to 2011 Walker Cup team

Posted at 1:40 PM by Golf.com

Several American amateurs have grabbed headlines this summer for their stellar play in professional tournaments. Four of the most decorated ams have been selected to represent the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup, which will be played Sept. 10-11 at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Patrick Cantlay, Russell Henley, Harris English and Peter Uihlein were chosen by the USGA's selection committee. The remaining six spots on the U.S. squad will be announced later this summer. The American players will face a team of 10 amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland in a Ryder Cup-style competition of eight alternate-shot matches and 18 singles matches.

Cantlay was the low amateur at the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, where he tied for 21st place. He also tied for ninth at the RBC Canadian Open in July. The 19-year-old is coming off a standout freshman year at UCLA, where he won three tournaments and was named Pac-10 Golfer of the Year and first-team All-American, and received the Jack Nicklaus Award, which is given to the Division I player of the year.

Henley, 22, became the second amateur in history to win a Nationwide Tour event when he won the Stadion Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga., in May. He qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, where he made the cut and finished tied for 42nd. He also won seven collegiate events in his career, and was named Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Year in 2010.

English, 22, also won on the Nationwide Tour this year, taking the Children's Hospital Invitational in July. He was Henley's teammate at Georgia, where he won four events in his collegiate career and was a three-time All-American.

Uihlein, 21, is one of the most decorated amateur golfers in the U.S., highlighted by his victory at the 2010 U.S. Amateur. He also received the 2011 Ben Hogan Award, which is given to the top men's college golfer in any division for his performance in all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period. He also played in the 2009 Walker Cup, where he had a 4-0-0 record.

The U.S. is the defending champion and has won the last three Walker Cup matches.





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