Redman eagles 18th for share of CVS lead - COPIED

By Associated PressOctober 18, 2010, 3:19 am
LPGA Tour _newDANVILLE, Calif. – Michele Redman had gone so long without a victory that she contemplated retiring earlier this season. Rookie Ilhee Lee also questioned her future on the LPGA Tour this year.

Both are glad they stayed.

The 45-year-old Redman holed out from 126 yards for an eagle on the par-4 18th hole Saturday for a 4-under 68 and a share of the third-round lead in the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge with Lee and Spain’s Beatriz Recari.

Lee, a 21-year-old rookie from South Korea, also shot a 68, and Recari had a 70 to match Redman at 12 under on the Blackhawk Country Club course. Wendy Ward (69) and France’s Gwladys Nocera (71) were 11 under.

Redman, who had a double bogey on the par-3 16th, hit an 8-iron approach that landed 16 feet from the pin, then rolled into the cup as the crowd cheered. Redman pumped her fist and smiled, then retrieved her ball and tossed it into the crowd.

“I knew I hit it pretty good,” Redman said. “I mean, I don’t know, I just kind of knew I hit a pretty good shot. It was exactly what I visualized and what I felt. Fortunately, it went in the cup.”

The celebration was very different from how Redman felt a few months ago.

Redman hasn’t won since 2000 and has only a handful of top-10 finishes over the past four years. She was seriously considering retirement before deciding to continue playing.

“I actually applied for the coaching job at the University of Minnesota, so I was pretty serious about it,” Redman said. “But everything works out the way it’s supposed to. That’s how I’m looking at it right now. I mean, I knew I still wanted to compete. I don’t want to play 20 to 25 weeks a year. I know that. It’s just too much for me to be gone. And like I said, once I got through that and realized that I was OK with that and that things were going to be OK whatever I did, I think that really helped me out.”

Redman was tied for fourth after each of the first two rounds, then made her push to the front with two birdies and three pars on the back nine. After the double bogey on the 183-yard 16th, she came back two holes later with her eagle for a share of the lead

“Some of it for me was I didn’t know how much I wanted to play out here,” Redman said. “I maybe was a little burned out. It just took me a couple months to get back on track to see where I wanted to go.”

Lee, a rookie from South Korea, also thought about leaving the LPGA after missing seven straight cuts in her first year on the tour.

“I started to wonder, ‘Can I really make it out here, can I really survive on this tour?”’ Lee said. “Being away from home was very difficult. I challenged myself three tournaments ago, `Let’s give it all I got and see what I can do.”’

The choice has worked out well so far. Lee has rounds of 69, 67 and 68 this week after failing to break 70 all season. She was alone in first at 13 under with two holes left, but missed a 3-foot par putt on the 333-yard 17th.

Recari, also a tour rookie, shared the lead with Nocera after three rounds but had problems on a pair of par 3s. She made a double bogey on the 184-yard fourth and a bogey on the 155-yard 12th.

Nocera dropped out of the lead when she bogeyed the 18th,

Kerr can overtake Ai Miyazato for the No. 1 ranking by finishing second, though it seemed out of reach after her opening round 73 on Thursday.

“You always think about it but it has to reach a point where you have to be able to go out and play golf,” Kerr said. “Because playing my own game is good enough to beat pretty much everybody. That’s my fatal flaw, if I have one, is I try too hard sometimes.”

Karine Icher (66) is 10 under, Cristie Kerr (66) and Katherine Hull (69) followed at 9 under. Hull won the Navistar LPGA Classic last week in Prattville, Ala., for her second career LPGA title.

Brittany Lincicome, the first-round leader after a course-record 61, is 8 under after a 71.

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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.


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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.


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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.