Tag Archives: Ryder Cup

Sep
7
2018

Hey guys, it’s been a moment. I wish I could’ve written this post eight months ago when I began this journey, but I had no idea I’d be embarking on such a magical, healing adventure. When I left home — the good ol’ USA — it was from Kapalua, the Tournament of Champions, I ran into a player at the lobby bar and had an unexpectedly disturbing conversation that jolted me, like in seismic proportions. Luckily, I was getting ready to leave for the airport for my Mandarin immersion course in Taiwan, which turned out to be an even more of a blessing in disguise than I expected.

To have the privilege and opportunity to take a year away sounds and feels spoiled and selfish, and both are true. But I also consider it brave that having recognized I was in a bad place, a broken shell of my former self, I had the courage to change the path, move across the world, become literate in my parents’ native language, and backpack through some of the most beautiful “shithole” countries on the planet.

I tried so many times to write this update. I’m not sure why it’s been so hard. I think I’ve been scared to write publicly again. I’ve been tentative the past few years because I felt like I’ve lost my voice. I lost faith and trust in myself, but through a difficult, painful yet ultimately rewarding and beautiful journey, I’ve healed and I’m ready to kick some ass! (Not literally.)

Even though I’m not finished with this wonderful adventure filled with stories that will make you laugh cringe and perhaps cry, I feel whole again. I feel like, well, me.

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Oct
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA of America

Ted Bishop joined Golf Channel’s Gary Williams on Morning Drive on Tuesday in his first television interview since making his insensitive gender-based remarks last week on two of his social media outlets, and thus, resulting in his swift removal as president of the PGA of America.

In his Twitter and Facebook posts, Bishop was attempting to defend Ryder Cup captains Tom Watson and Nick Faldo in response to excerpts from Ian Poulter’s new book, “No Limits,” where the outspoken Englishmen (God forbid!) criticized two of the legends in the game. The former PGA president listed Watson and Faldo’s major wins, along with their Ryder Cup records, and then he called Poulter a “Lil Girl” on Twitter and expanded on those thoughts on Facebook, writing, “Sounds like a little girl squealing during recess.”

In the interview with Golf Channel, Bishop explained the background behind his postings and expressed regret over the ensuing consequences. 

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Oct
19
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter has retaliated at Sir Nick Faldo for his remarks calling Sergio Garcia “useless” and having a “bad attitude” during the recent European Ryder Cup victory over the Americans.

On a U.S. television broadcast on the first day, Faldo criticized Garcia, referring back to his time as Team Europe’s captain in 2008.

In Poulter’s newly-published book, No Limits: My Autobiography, the European Team was absolutely irate with Faldo and lost respect for him, according to this excerpt from the Telegraph:

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Aug
20
2014

 

The #ALSIceBucketChallenge is kicking into high gear with athletes, presidents, and billionaires participating in what has become the feel good story of the summer. At the Barclays, Team USA accepted the challenge from Captain Watson, and challenged Team Europe along with two of their teammates who were absent (Lefty and Kuch).

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Aug
15
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Tiger Woods

 

Amid the media storm surrounding Tiger Woods over the last month, the 14-time major champ correctly decided on Wednesday to take the next three-and-a-half months off to rehabilitate his injured back. He will miss the Ryder Cup, and will return to competition at his World Challenge event in Florida, December 4-7.

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