Prairie View A&M University golf program receives $40,000 boost from PGA Tour star
To help alleviate some of that expense for diverse communities, rising PGA Tour star Cameron Champ donated $40,000 to the Prairie View A&M University golf program. Champ played college golf at Texas A&M and is one of the few black golfers on the PGA Tour. He was tasked with bringing the Prairie View A&M golf team back to prominence after a near 40-year conference championship drought. “I want to be the first myself.”COVID-19 holdJennings has a young team, and many of his golfers have yet to see college competition due to COVID-19 cancellations. Jennings said there’s a lot of work to do with his young team, while Latham believes the Panthers have the talent to place well in the SWAC.
Augusta National in November? 5 reasons why this year’s Masters will stand alone in history
If you’re clicking around on the remote control while watching TV this weekend, odds are, you’ll stumble on som sights of Augusta National Golf Club. Yes, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, that will be the case for the first time in the history of the illustrious tournament. Paul Casey of England plays a shot on the second hole during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 09, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith) (Getty Images)One of the reasons the Masters is often the most-rated golf tournament is the stunning sight of azaleas and other flowers throughout the course. No fansThis won’t be any different from any other golf tournament or major sporting event this year.
Golfers experience Houston Open at the newly renovated Memorial Park
HOUSTON – The Houston Open returned to Memorial Park for the first time since 1963. They’ve done a good job they spent a lot of money,” Mata said. We love big events like the Super Bowl and others that we have but those are sort of once every 10 years. Heckman believes the new Houston location will attract the world’s best players, visitors from all parts and millions of dollars for restaurants, hotels and local businesses. The Houston Open is only allowing 2,500 fans because of the coronavirus.
Astros, Memorial Park prepare to welcome fans for Houston Open
HOUSTON – Some of the biggest names in golf will make their way to Memorial Park for the Houston Open. The list is exciting for Giles Kibbe, President of the Astros Golf Foundation. The Astros Golf foundation has worked tirelessly to make this event special, and the impact long-lasting. There’s going to be a lot of people out telling the fans to put their masks on, to separate a little bit. “I’m so happy that we’re going to get 2,500 fans a day to see some great players on this great course.”
Houston Open to allow limited number of golf spectators
(AP) – The Houston Open will allow limited spectators next month at Memorial Park, the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months on March 13. The tour said 2,000 tickets will go on sale Wednesday through the tournament's website. The Houston Open is Nov. 5-8, one week before the Masters. All spectators must have masks on at all times except when eating or drinking. The Bermuda Championship, a week before the Houston, also has been approved for limited spectators.
Here’s why an albatross is the rarest achievement in golf
While a birdie is 1-under par on a hole and an eagle is 2-under par, a step better than that is an albatross, which is 3-under par on a hole. In the four major tournaments, it has only happened 18 times since 1870, according to GolfLink. An albatross has happened the most times at golf’s oldest major, the British Open, which has seen an albatross occur eight times in its history. The U.S. Open and PGA Championship were the last to see three, by Nick Watney in 2012 and Joey Sindelar in 2006, respectively. Maggert has two of the 18 albatrosses at major tournaments, collecting one at the 1994 Masters and one during the 2001 British Open.
Dustin Johnson commits to play at this year’s Houston Open
HOUSTON – Dustin Johnson, the world’s top golfer, has committed to playing at this year’s Houston Open. The 36-year-old golfer is no stranger to the Houston Open. Last year’s Houston Open winner, Lanto Griffin, has also committed to playing. The Houston Open is scheduled for Nov. 2-8 at Memorial Park Golf Course. This will be the first time since 1963 that Memorial Park has hosted the open.
Bluejack National opens state-of-the-art performance center in The Shed
We help people play better golf.It opened roughly a month ago and using multiple high-tech training tools, Barcelo can pinpoint what youre doing wrong with your swing. We use V1 software to analyze your golf swing so we can break down your swing at different parts of the swing, said Barcelo. We also use Trackman, which PGA Tour pros regularly use.Trackman shows the math behind the swing, feeding distance numbers and more. Woods design at Bluejack resembles Augusta National, with lush and wide fairways and tall trees. For those lucky enough to be members of Bluejack National, that brown building with the Texas flag on top is a great surprise.
Never golfed, and you’re not sure where to start? 11 notes that will make you feel more at ease
Are you ever flipping around on TV and you come across some sort of golf tournament? Golf looks pretty fun, and somewhat less strenuous than some of the other professional sports. Plus, golfing seems like an enjoyable group activity or a bucket-list item for a scenic vacation.
Need to burn your kids’ energy? Try golf -- as in, real golf
But if you’re in need of more ideas, how about this one: Have you tried taking your kid golfing? Depending on which part of the country you golf, other wildlife such as deer and alligators can also easily be present on a golf course. On a side note, you don’t have to have your kid hit EVERY shot. Golf courses know the value of introducing the game to youngsters, and thus, will often offer heavy discounts for kids to play, if they even charge them at all for a round. Some golf courses also will offer discounts for families who want to play.
Golfing on a Jewel: 5 reasons why playing this course on Mackinac Island is an experience like no other
Here are five reasons why a round of golf on Mackinac Island’s Jewel Golf Course is an experience like no other. The ferry rideSome ferry rides to Mackinac Island will take you underneath the Mackinac Bridge. Spectacular viewsViews from the Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island. The Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island. The Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island.
The Woodlands' Blake chasing dream in Texas heat
Like, really play? "I'm really not afraid of hard work and competition and my ultimate goal is to play on the LPGA Tour." I've been talking with TCU and Texas State a lot. "I used to run for The Woodlands cross country team and I'm really into working out," she said. For now, she's grinding away on the AJGA circuit in the Texas heat chasing her dream.
Xfinity Sports Desk: What to Watch
Here are some of the things were watching at the Xfinity Sports Desk:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON WILL SET -- EVENTUALLYThe players have rejected the final offer from the league, and now its up to commissioner Rob Manfred to impose a season. NBA CONTINUES WITH PLAYERS SITTING OUTFormer Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza is among the players who have decided not to participate in the NBA seasons restart. This comes after several players, including Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard and Lou Williams expressed concerns that an NBA season would distract from social justice actions in the wake of George Floyds death. The PGA now moves to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship where theres another impressive field featuring the best players in the world, excluding Tiger Woods. Woods is projected to re-join the tour at the Memorial, one of his favorite tournaments.
Shell Houston Open tees off; check leaderboard
HOUSTON – The Shell Houston Open teed off Thursday morning, one day after rain canceled the pro-am event. On the PGA Tour, 29 players at the SHO are already in the Masters. It would have been 30, except that Dustin Johnson decided to take the week off after winning the Dell Technologies Match Play for his third straight victory. That's good news for the 144 players at the Golf Club of Houston, specifically for the 115 players who need a victory to get into Augusta National. The Masters field is set, so the only way in now is to win the Houston Open.
Three Locals heading to Augusta for Drive, Chip & Putt Championships
HOUSTON – The Drive, Chip and Putt Championships are coming up in Augusta, the site of the Masters, in early April and three young Houstonians will be there. On this return trip, while he tries for another title, he'll get to see 9-year old sister, Maye try to follow in his footsteps. Her older sister, Ariana, also competed in the Drive, Chip and Putt championships as a youngster (Ariana is now a soon-to-be graduate of Kingwood Park high school and will then be headed to Texas A&M on a golf scholarship.) "My parents are very proud of me for getting here (to the Drive, Chip and Putt championships), accomplishing my dreams and what I've done the past few years," she added. When on the course playing, Isabella always wears something pink, to remind her of what her mother has overcome.
Golf Hall of Fame Phil Mickelson commits to play Shell Houston Open
HOUSTON – World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson has been a familiar face at the Shell Houston Open over the last nine years and on Wednesday tournament director Steve Timms announced that Mickelson has committed to the Houston tournament for the 10th consecutive year. Mickelson is a former Shell Houston Open champion and is currently no. Rising star and PGA tour rookie Jon Rahm of Spain has also committed and will be making his Shell Houston Open debut. Including Mickelson, the Shell Houston Open has added nine returning SHO champions, including No. The 2017 Shell Houston Open will be played the week of March 27-April 2 at the Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course.
Tiger Woods unveils new Bluejack National golf course in Montgomery area
HOUSTON – Tiger Woods is in town to unveil his new golf course in the Montgomery area. Woods is holding a press conference at Bluejack National Wednesday afternoonThere's a new gem of a golf course in Montgomery County called Bluejack National, but it's a first for Tiger Woods. He's the architect and Wednesday he paid a visit to present The Playgrounds, Bluejack’s 10-hole short course, and The Place, one of three Nike Golf Performance Centers in the world. The course features nine holes that are ready, with nine more ready in April. Woods said it's all about reviving the game, having fun and getting families together.
Jordan Spieth says he plans to play in Shell Houston Open
HOUSTON – The world's number one golfer is coming to Houston to play in the Shell Houston Open again. "Hopefully, (I’ll) have a nice momentum going into the Masters," Spieth said. The Shell Houston Open is scheduled from March 31 to April 3 at the Golf Club of Houston. The World Golf Championships Match Play is scheduled for the week prior at the Austin Country Club. Spieth, a Dallas native, has played the Shell Houston Open each of the last three seasons.
Three more of world's top golfers join Shell Houston Open field
HOUSTON – Three more top golfers in the world have joined the Shell Houston Open field. Winner of the 2012 PGA Championship and 2011 U.S. Open, McIlroy boasts six PGA TOUR victories and five international wins, including the 2013 Emirates Australian Open on the European Tour. The seven other major championship winners joining McIlroy in the SHO field: Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship), Stewart Cink (2009 British Open), Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland (2011 British Open), Padraig Harrington of Ireland (2007, 2008 British Open & 2008 PGA Championship), South African star Louis Oosthuizen (2010 British Open), Davis Love III (1997 PGA Championship) and Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open). The Shell Houston Open is set for the week of March 31 through April 6 on the Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course, formerly Redstone Golf Club. Points is the defending Shell Houston Open champion.
Inside Top Golf in West Houston
HOUSTON – There is a way you can experience all the fun of the Shell Houston Open with none of the pressure of playing a full round. It is all thanks to Top Golf, an expansive three-story driving range in west Houston. This takes the intimidation out of it," said Jonathan Buckley, Top Golf Manager. "It allows you to have fun ...something that people are afraid to do on a golf course or a regular driving range, you just don't get that," said Buckley. Besides the social atmosphere, what sets Top Golf apart is the technology.
Shell Houston Open Field is set
HOUSTON – The field for next week's Shell Houston Open is major championship winner rich. They will be joined by 2010 major championship winners Mickelson (Masters), McDowell (U.S. Open) and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa (British Open). Yang (PGA Championship). Seven former Shell Houston Open champions in the field - Mickelson (2011), Anthony Kim (2010), Paul Casey of England (2009), Johnson Wagner (2008), Fred Couples (2003), plus Australians Stuart Appleby (1999, 2006) and Robert Allenby (2000). Current Ryder Cup U.S. Captain Davis Love III, winner of the 1997 PGA Championship, is scheduled to make his 10th start in the Shell Houston Open, dating back to 1986.
New Commitments to Shell Houston Open
HOUSTON – Keegan Bradley, 2011 PGA Championship winner and No. 26 Paul Casey of England, the 2009 Shell Houston Open champion, are on the commitment list for the March 26-April 1 event at Redstone Golf Club – Tournament Course. Bradley, the 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, joins 2011 British Open champion Darren Clarke of Ireland as the second reigning major championship winner in the SHO field. Casey is making his first appearance in Houston since suffering an injury during the pro-am round of the 2010 tournament. "We hope to finalize commitments from more high profile players in Miami," said Timms.
SHO Lands Graeme McDowell
HOUSTON – Winner of the 2010 U.S. Open, McDowell joins countryman Darren Clarke, the 2011 British Open champion, in the field that also features No. He also played in 2006 when the Shell Houston Open made its debut on the Tournament Course. McDowell, or "G-Mac" as he is known on the European Tour, has actually played in another Shell Houston Open. Defending SHO champion Phil Mickelson won his 40th PGA TOUR event last weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. "We feel very good that both Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell, who are now PGA Tour members, committed to our event early."