I joined John Maginnes on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Monday evening to chat about all things golf. I’m told it was basically like two friends having a conversation about the past week’s news pegs or other random ramblings. In case you missed it, the show’s producer offered to send me the audio file to post here. Cross-platforming! (continue reading…)
Tag: 2012 Greenbrier Classic
U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson, the only top-ranked player in contention on Sunday, fizzled on the back nine at the Old White and shot 40. Simpson, who led by two going into the final round, bogeyed four of the last six holes to drop to 11-under and a tie for 7th. What the heck happened? My guess is the pressure of winning quickly after his first major victory got to him. Happens to the best of ‘em.
Nationwide Tour Web.com Tour grad Ted Potter Jr. beat Troy Kelly on the third playoff hole, making a four-footer for birdie on No. 18. Now I always root for the underdog, so it was cool to see two relative unknowns go to head-to-head, not to mention Kelly is a fellow Washington native (and when I was 13 in ’96, he was 17 and I remember thinking he was like Tiger Woods because, well, he was older and definitely one of the top players in WJGA). (continue reading…)
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the star attractions of The Jim Justice Show, will not be playing this weekend at the Old White. However, they are still walking away with heavy pockets. Greenbrier owner and tournament chairman paid Woods and Mickelson appearance fees to add the event to their schedule. In fact, Woods reportedly will earn a larger paycheck than the eventual winner (at least $1.5 million) and Phil will take home about the same ($1 million), according to CBSSports.com’s Steve Elling. (continue reading…)
Steve Elling of CBS Sports published an article this week titled “Greenbrier is example of hosting a tourney the American way — throw money at players” in which he took issue with the readiness of the resort’s multimillionaire proprietor, Jim Justice, to hurl vast sums of money at high-profile players in the hope of guaranteeing his tournament’s future. (continue reading…)
World No4 Tiger Woods marked his debut appearance at the Greenbrier Classic yesterday by fulfilling a series of tiresome, likely contractual, obligations, including a round in the company of resort patron Jim Justice and, yes, a brief appearance at the tournament media centre. (continue reading…)
As you know (unless you’ve been living under a rock the last four or five days), a massive tornado-like storm called a “derecho” originated in Ohio and plowed through West Virginia (along with Virginia and Maryland) last Friday night, causing severe damage to The Greenbrier Resort. Strangely, the Old White, the course where the tournament is contested, was the part of the property that sustained the worst of it, with more than 50 trees falling down — including a large Sycamore on the 16th green — and sky boxes and camera towers destroyed. (continue reading…)
Tiger Woods is keeping his word and adding a new tournament to his schedule for the second time this year, The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, from July 5-8.