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Brendon de Jonge

WHEN A PGA Tour PLAYER opens with a round of 80, he might want to check out of the hotel, scan flights and possibly reconsider his line of work. Good for many of us, an 80 is an embarrassing number for a veteran of the world’s best pro golf tour.
But that’s what Brendon de Jonge had on his scorecard after his first trip around Quail Hollow Club in the Wells Fargo boxing.
He carded nines of 39 and 41 (I’d take that!) that included 11 pars, six bogeys and a double bogey. The native of Zimbabwe hit a little more than half the fairways, but less than half of the greens in regulation (44%). He had 36 putts.
De Jong didn’t expect to be around for the weekend. Why would he after that mess?
But Friday was a new day, a new start, a new round.
During the second round, de Jonge […]

By golf Channel News
(The following edited content was supplied by golf Channel in a news release.)
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy headline the field at the Wells Fargo boxing in Charlotte, N.C. World No. 1 Inbee Park will defend her title this week at the North Texas LPGA Shooutout presented by JTBC. The Champions Tour also is in Texas for the Insperity Invitational. Saturday’s second round telecast will include a special “Greats of golf” scramble event, featuring Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller among others, with Arnold Palmer serving as the honorary chairman.

WELLS FARGO boxing(PGA Tour)Dates: May 1-4Venue: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Tournament Airtimes On golf Channel (Eastern):Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)Saturday […]

Reprinted from The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta by Gil Capps by arrangement with Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books group. Copyright © 2014 by Gil Capps.
The following excerpt is from the chapter titled NICKLAUS.
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SITTING AT HIS DESK at the Columbus Citizen-Journal later that same spring, sportswriter Kaye Kessler received a call from Jack Grout. Just a few months earlier, Kessler had written a story on Grout, who had just been hired as the new head golf professional at Scioto in December.
A native of Oklahoma, Grout had been a good player with more than a dozen top-ten finishes as a touring pro, although never an official win. He started his career in 1930 as an assistant pro under his brother at Glen Garden golf and Country Club in Fort Worth, […]

Shelley Mayfield told me, “I played a lot of golf with Ben Hogan … maybe more than anyone else.” In this series, I share Mayfield’s memories of Hogan as a golfer and a person. Along the way, I’ll tell you about Mayfield and his long and rewarding life in golf. Read INTRODUCTION and Part 1.

Ben Hogan on SI cover in 1957.

SHELLEY MAYFIELD’S REGULAR GAME with Ben Hogan began around 1963. It came after Hogan called Mayfield about a job opening in Dallas.
“I went to Brook Hollow in 1963,” Mayfield said. “Hogan was the one that recommended me, called me on the phone and said, ‘I don’t know how you’re doing, Shelley, but I just want to let you know there’s a nice club open in Dallas. It’s a golf club, not a country club. It’s one heck of a golf course. So, if you’re interested, let me give you this name and […]

Lydia Ko

IN A THREE-WAY DUEL at Lake Merced golf Club, 17-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand defeated 54-hole leader Stacy Lewis and Jenny Shin to win the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Young Ko has won three times on the LPGA Tour, although this was her first title as a professional.
Earlier in the week Ko was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. I guess she had to win, right?
Whatever pressure Ko may have felt did not hurt her golf on Sunday. She closed with a 69 for a one-shot victory over Lewis, who fought to the 18th green, dropping the birdie she had to have when she teed off on the final hole.
One problem. Moments earlier Ko birdied after a delicate pitch from the short rough. It was over.
Ko is “fearless,” remarked Shin, as is Lewis.
I saw the last 90 minutes of Swinging […]

YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW THE STORY about Stacy Lewis, an LPGA Tour player, a two-time major winner and world No. 3 golfer (Rolex Rankings).
In this short video, Lewis talks about growing up with scoliosis, wearing a back brace for six and a half years, and eventually having back surgery. She didn’t let it stop her from becoming a champion golfer and now encouraging kids who face the same challenge.
“A lot of things you go through on the golf course,” Lewis says, “they help you deal with things in life. It’s taught me so much about myself, more than anything. I had the door slammed in my face so many times, and I still found a way to keep opening it. I can get through anything.”
Lewis opened with a 69 at this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in Daly City, California.

By golf Channel News
(The following edited content was supplied by golf Channel in a news release.)
The LPGA Tour will stage its inaugural showing of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in primetime on golf Channel from San Francisco, Calif. The event was previously a stop on the Taiwanese Tour schedule, and Swinging Skirts (a non-profit organization in Taiwan) will continue to serve as the title sponsor. The strong field includes nine of top 10 players in the Rolex Women’s World golf Rankings.
The PGA Tour is in Louisiana, as Billy Horschel defends at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Henrik Stenson and Jason Dufner will headline the field at the European Tour’s Volvo China Open.

ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS(PGA Tour)Dates: April 24-27Venue: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.
Tournament Airtimes On golf Channel (Eastern):Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)Friday […]

Shelley Mayfield told me, “I played a lot of golf with Ben Hogan … maybe more than anyone else.” In this new series, I share Mayfield’s memories of Hogan as a golfer and a person. Along the way, I’ll tell you about Mayfield and his long and rewarding life in golf. Read INTRODUCTION.

Shelley Mayfield had a short butsuccessful career on the PGA Tour.

I ASKED SHELLEY MAYFIELD WHAT I asked all the other old-time tour players. Tell me about Ben Hogan. Tell me what he was like as a person, and what you thought of him as a golfer.
“I’m apt to be more of a rater of how they strike the ball from tee to green than I am as how well they putt or chip the ball,” Mayfield said. “And I have never seen anybody better than Ben Hogan, from tee to green.
“I’ve seen some people pretty close. As a matter of fact, […]

Shelley Mayfield told me, “I played a lot of golf with Ben Hogan … maybe more than anyone else.” In this new series, I’ll share Mayfield’s memories of Hogan as a golfer and a person. Along the way, I’ll tell you about Mayfield and his long and rewarding life in golf.

Shelley Mayfield in 1963.

golf LEGEND BEN HOGAN DIED on July 25, 1997, in Fort Worth, Texas. Hogan was nineteen days shy of his 85th birthday. Three of the men who served as pallbearers at Hogan’s funeral at University Christian Church were Hall of Fame golfers—Sam Snead, Ken Venturi and Tommy Bolt.
Another pallbearer with a distinguished golf career was not well known to the public, but he might have been the closest to Hogan, especially from the 1960s on. His name was Shelley Mayfield. This is a story about Mayfield’s life in golf and his friendship with the enigmatic Ben […]

Matt Kuchar won at Hilton Head. (Allison)

MATT KUCHAR THREE-PUTTED FROM four feet on the par-3 17th hole at Harbour Town golf Links, but that didn’t keep “Kooch” from winning the RBC Heritage. The hottest man in golf over the last month holed out his bunker shot on the final hole to wrap up a 7-under 64 in windy conditions and a 1-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Luke Donald.
I watched much of the coverage on Sunday and was aghast when Matt missed his four-foot birdie putt at 17, and then missed again for par, walking off with a bogey and tied with Donald. I thought, “Uh-oh. Here we go.”
But Kuchar said he just shook it off and headed to 18, which “requires your full attention.”
“It really feels awfully good,” he said afterward. “I thought Houston I was in control. I thought that was a tournament I was going to win. But […]

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