Peter Jacobsen, the 2013 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award, joined me to chat about his late friend and shares some of his favorite stories.
Jake Trout and the Ball Washers debuted their new song, “Cheers and Boos,” about the par-3 16th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The band members include Peter Jacobsen, along with Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly and Gary and Micky Braun of Micky and the Motorcars.
The song is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3. All proceeds from downloads go to the Phoenix Open Thunderbird Charities.
Theband recorded it in Austin, Texas, on January 14th. The song premiered on NBC’s telecast of the third round, but if you missed it, you can watch the music video above or — courtesy of Peter — you can also listen to a version of it here: 16th Tee Short Track.
The withdrawal of Tiger Woods from the WGC-Cadillac Championship yesterday afternoon sparked hysteria among a press corps desperate for some controversy or weighty human interest with which to stuff the threadbare narrative unfolding out on the course.
Writer Tony Dear is reporting from the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.
Former PGA Tour player, Ryder Cupper and present day entertainer, Peter Jacobsen, had them rolling in the aisles (well, the seats put up in the covered hitting area on the range at Orange County National GC) this morning when, together with trick shot artist Nico Bollini, he treated Demo Day attendees to a few impersonations from his impressive repertoire.
It really doesn’t get much better than spending four-ish days in December playing golf and hanging out with new and old friends at Pebble Beach Golf Resort for a wonderful cause. Before the Lexus Champions for Charity festivities began, I wrote that Christmas came early when I got to watch some old friends earn their PGA Tour cards at Q-school. Then I experienced it all and I left Pebble, thinking, “Wow, Christmas happened again!” and “Did I seriously ever question accepting the generous invite?” (Yep, I’m a moron.)
As you may know, I’m spending the rest of the week at Pebble Beach Golf Resort, writing about my experiences playing golf (Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach) and the other activities happening at the Lexus Champions for Charity tournament. The trip is courtesy of Lexus, which has brought in myself and Shane Bacon as their bloggers to cover the event (hooray for new media!). Check out more info on the charity event that has raised more than $135 million. For more pictures and updates, follow me on Twitter and join the WUP Facebook page.
Playing Pebble Beach for the first time is a special moment for any golfer. Heck, it’s incredible just to be on the premises to cover a tournament. You know, like the US Open. Saturday was an especially memorable day, (which I’ll go into more detail tomorrow).