Archive for October, 2011
Though it was a non-sanctioned, limited-field, no-cut event, Rory McIlroy made a statement winning the Shanghai Masters, along with the $2 million check, the richest prize in golf. Winless since his dominating U.S. Open victory in June at Congressional, McIlroy had the opportunity to win in regulation, but missed an eight-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole, with tennis star girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki watching from a luxury box by the green.
Before I go into more details, I have to ask — what’s going on with Anthony Kim’s hair? Is he trying to bring the mullet back? (continue reading…)
It’s great to see Sergio Garcia smiling and fist-pumping again. After nearly three years without a victory, the 31-year-old Spaniard notched his second consecutive win on the European Tour, clinching the Andalucia Masters by one shot over Miguel Angel Jimenez. (continue reading…)
Here’s another post on my three-day fam trip/boondoggle/junket (which means it was courtesy of the generous Canadian government) to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
When we arrived at the much-anticipated Cabot Links in Inverness on Sunday afternoon, several commented that the view of the course from inside the clubhouse looked like Castle Stuart in Scotland — which I haven’t played, but I bet if I showed someone a picture of Cabot, they would guess we were across the pond. (continue reading…)
After opening with a bogey-free, eight-under 64, Rory McIlroy shot a three-under 69 to take a two-shot lead at the Shanghai Masters at the midway mark. McIlroy struggled a bit on the front nine, finding the water hazard off the tee on the par-4 ninth to post a double-bogey, but he regrouped and carded four birdies on the back nine, including the 18th. (continue reading…)
Hit by a tough economy over the last several years, the LPGA was forced to look beyond North American borders and to Asia to fill its slim schedule — and now, the tour is expanding its global reach to Australia. Earlier this week, the LPGA announced the co-sanctioning of the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne in February 2012. Which can’t be anything other than good news, right? (continue reading…)
We took the scenic route — literally — from Ingonish to Inverness (the other side of the island) through the Cabot Trail on Sunday morning before playing an afternoon 18 at Cabot Links. And yes, we sure made the most of our time on Cape Breton Island. (continue reading…)
Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free, eight-under 64 to take the lead at the money-grab, non-sanctioned Shanghai Masters on Thursday — and then shut down any questions regarding his recent management company swap. (continue reading…)
Here’s the first of several parts on my three-day fam trip/boondoggle/junket (which means it was courtesy of the Canadian government) to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
I didn’t have enough downtime to post anything too meaningful on WUP during the trip, but I tweeted plenty, triggering a direct message that said, “Damn, you’re rolling like a tour pro.” We sure were. When I received the itinerary and the flight plans said “private charter,” I almost fell off my chair. I mean, when was the last time a plan was chartered for eight golf journalists writers to essentially play golf? Well, probably more often than I’m aware. After all, we couldn’t be expected to drive four hours from Halifax to Inverness! (continue reading…)
I know you’re dying of anticipation to hear about our glamorous boondoggle to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, but you’ll have to wait just one more day (or two — there are several parts because of all the great content I collected)! I’m sorry for all the teasing, but sometimes things get in the way.
I’ve been happy to hear the enthusiastic response from WUP’s Facebook and Twitter followers, especially people who have already looked into planning a trip to Cabot Links — “The Bandon of the East” (Mike Keiser, the guy behind Bandon Dunes, is one of the guys behind this project…) — when it officially opens next year (including one of my heroes!). (continue reading…)