John Daly delivers another ride in PGA's 1st round
Shaggy John Daly produced yet another wild ride around a PGA Championship. The 56-year-old two-time major champion, whose booming drives propelled him to win the PGA in 1991, drove the slopes and swales of Southern Hills in a golf cart the PGA allows him to use because of osteoarthritis in his right knee.news.yahoo.com
Major guilds announce film nominees, clarifying Oscar field
Hopes that a few of last year’s biggest box-office hits, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “No Time to Die,” might join the best-picture Oscar race were dealt a blow Thursday when several of Hollywood’s top guilds announced their film nominations.
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.
PGA cancels plans for tournament at Trump-owned golf club
PGA cancels plans for tournament at Trump-owned golf club The PGA says it has canceled plans to hold its 2022 championships at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, in the wake of the Capitol riot. CBSN "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano has details.cbsnews.com
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.
Astros, Memorial Park ready to host Houston Open
In the past year, Memorial Park has gotten a $34 million face-lift to host the Houston Open. Its a big golf course, so its great for a PGA tour event, explained Giles Kibbe, president of the Astros Golf Foundation. The kids will have access to that for STEM programming and First Tee programming throughout the year, said Kibbe. Ten days out of the year it turns into a player clubhouse, so its a phenomenal facility.Some of the best golfers are expected to play in the Houston Open, especially with it falling right before the Masters. No announcement has been made on whether or not fans will be allowed at the Houston Open.
Quiet please: A PGA with no fans and the new normal for golf
A fans watches through a hole in the fence along the the 12th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. Were going to celebrate what weve got, PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said about the weeks eerily silent arrangement. I actually miss playing in front of fans because you obviously work off that, especially in a major championship., Day said. This week, though, instead of fans surrounding the tee boxes, there are a hand-sanitizer dispensers. And instead of roars echoing through the cypress trees, its the quiet congratulations of a fellow playing partner: Nice shot.
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.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson's $10 million charity golf match set for May 24
Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play their long-anticipated rematch on May 24 at 3 p.m., AT&T's WarnerMedia announced on Thursday. The charity golf outing will be held at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. Woods and Mickelson last competed in an exclusive event in November 2018 at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. The pair played in a $9 million winner-take-all prize in Las Vegas, which resulted in Mickelson beating Woods on the 22nd hole.cnbc.com
"They associated golf with pain": Tiger Woods reflects on the impact of his career on his kids
Tiger Woods returns to the PGA tour Thursday in New Jersey. As he played a practice round, Woods gave a rare interview to Dana Jacobson for "CBS This Morning." It was a return to glory for Tiger Woods at the Masters in April, and a chance to finally share the moment with his two children, Samantha, now 12, and son Charlie who is 10. Tiger Woods speaks with Dana Jacobson for "CBS This Morning." Watch more of Jacobson's interview with Woods on "CBS This Morning," Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 a.m.cbsnews.com
State of Golf plans August opening in Katy area
State of Golf Indoor Golf Course plans to open by late August at 25830 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 450, Katy, said Michael Downing, who owns the business with Dylan Davies. State of Golf offers four golf simulators on 9-by-16-foot screens where guests can play on PGA tour courses, such as Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. The business will have a full bar, and guests will be able to order food from nearby restaurants. 281-796-4643. www.thestateofgolf.comcommunityimpact.com
Memorial Park renovations ahead of schedule, Astros say
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- We are inching closer! With what was originally set to be an 18-month project now condensed, the Astros Foundation is working hard to open the Memorial Park golf course by Nov. 1. That is required by the PGA in order to host the 2020 Houston Open.Updates were provided on the golf course Friday. All of the back-nine is nearly finished, with the grass already planted. It is only a matter of time before we see our first tee time at the new Memorial Park Golf Course.RELATED:abc13.com