Doctors office searched in Blasbergs death case - COPIED

By Associated PressJune 10, 2010, 4:40 am
HENDERSON, Nev. – Police were looking for a prescription anxiety medication when they searched a Nevada doctor’s house and office in the investigation of the death of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, court records show.

Henderson police reported confiscating several computers, two video cameras, a cell phone and a global positioning system from Dr. Thomas Hess’ home, according to an inventory filed after the May 13 searches. Police also seized white plastic trash bags and a computer from Hess’ medical office.

Hess, a family practice physician, referred questions Tuesday to his lawyer, Charles Kelly. Kelly declined to comment.

Erica Blasberg swings golf clubThe search warrant issued by a Henderson judge shows police were looking for alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication also known as Xanax, plus a particular type of white medium-sized trash bags and samples of Hess’ handwriting.

Blasberg, 25, died May 9 at her home in the suburban hills of Henderson, about 15 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

Henderson police have not said how she died, and department spokesman Keith Paul declined again Tuesday to release information about what he called an ongoing investigation.

Police have said a 911 call that summoned police came from the house, and that Blasberg was alone when officers arrived. Blasberg’s agent said her bags were packed for a tournament in Mobile, Ala., when she was found.

Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy has said it could be late June before toxicology results are complete and he can rule on a cause and manner of death.

Blasberg’s father and golf coach, Mel Blasberg, said Tuesday he never remembered hearing his daughter mention Hess’ name.

“She talked about a doctor she played golf with at Southern Highlands who was her doctor,” Mel Blasberg said, referring to a golf club about a mile from Hess’ home. “She never mentioned his name to me.”

Mel Blasberg said his daughter knew LPGA rules about medications and random drug testing, and was careful about what she took.

He said he knew she took an anti-inflammatory medication for arthritis, antibiotics for bronchitis, and anxiety medication for long airline flights.

“We have to wait for this investigation to reach its finale,” Blasberg said, adding that police were not sharing information with him about the case. “I’m reluctant to say anything else.”

Erica Blasberg grew up in Southern California, and was in her sixth season on the LPGA when she died. Her best year on the tour was 2008, when she earned more than $113,000.

Blasberg played one event this season, tying for 44th in the April 29-May 2 Tres Marias Championship in Morelia, Mexico.
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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


Playing with the pros

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup


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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

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Cart on the green


Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green


Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


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Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open


Trump golf properties

Vandalism

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Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

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Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up


Pros comment on the president

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.