Sorry, I should have posted this note a few days ago, but please pardon the interruption in the regular WUP programming. I’ll do my best to catch up on any news and blogs this week (thankfully it’s a slow news week so far and a rare “bye” week for the PGA Tour — yes, I know the ladies are playing in a major across the pond), though it’ll be sporadic. (continue reading…)
I usually like to wait until after the spot is over before I tell people that I’ll be on TV (at least these days), but for some reason, I felt inclined to post. Maybe it’ll make me perform better for you all since as you know, I’ve been feeling extra feisty the past few days (and it’s almost drained, but I can muster up one last boost).
OK, here are the details: I’ll be on CNN International’s World Sport talking with Amanda Davies on…what else – yes, Augusta National opening its doors to its first women members. I’m told I’ll be on-air around noon (12:18 to be, exact).
Catch me if you can. Crap, what am I going to wear?! (continue reading…)
I should have posted this last Saturday and we are actually open now (well, sort of), but I just really wanted to post the picture above. I needed a few R&R days before returning to the grind with two big tourneys back-to-back — the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (which will now be referred to as “Firestone”) and the final major of the year, the PGA Championship.
I doubt anyone noticed with the Olympics kicking off last weekend. I’m pretty sure at least half of you guys have been busy being outraged with NBC’s tape-delayed coverage that has forced you to ponder the unthinkable: STAYING OFF THE INTER-WEBS!
My sincere apologies for the respite in regular posting. I should’ve put up a message that I’d be taking a few days off. My bad. Good news is I’m back now.
Even better news? So is Jason Dufner…on Twitter.
If you’re lonely, overexcited or just anxious that your opinions reach the largest possible audience, head over to the final round liveblog I’m running at my other website, TheScore.ie.
It lies at the other end of this here link.
I recorded an episode of TalkinGolf with velvet-voiced Aussie Rod Morri last night. The podcast of our chat, during which we touched on everything from Tiger’s take on belly putters to Robert Rock’s beautiful hair, is available for streaming or download here, and worth a listen, even if only to hear a new variety of Irish accent.
The PGA Tour announced Thursday it will back the launch of a new pro circuit, consisting of 11 events in seven countries across Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Organized by the Tour, Tour de Las Americas, National Golf Federations, promoters and host clubs in the region, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will be staged from September through December 2012.
More details from the media blast: (continue reading…)
Which anniversary am I referring to? Well, on March 23, 1929, the first phone was installed in the White House. And in 1985 Billy Joel wed supermodel Christie Brinkley, who is now on her fourth marriage. Then in 1997 Phil Mickelson won the Bay Hill Invitational, his 10th victory on the PGA Tour. Besides that — and most important, of course — in 2009 WeiUnderPar.com officially hatched.
Aloha! I’m about to board my flight heading to Hawaii. Wait, wasn’t I just there? Two-and-a-half months sure flies by! And hey, it’s not my fault the PGA Tour kicks off its season with the Hawaii swing!
My first stop is Kapalua, one of my favorite travel destinations, for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. And then I’ll hop over to the island of Oahu to cover the Sony Open. Not a bad way to start the new year!