Seve Ballesteros hopes to return to golf by 2010 British Open

By Associated PressOctober 14, 2009, 6:59 pm

MADRID ' Seve Ballesteros is hopeful that his health will allow him to play a round at next years British Open at St. Andrews.

Ballesteros, who is recovering from brain cancer that has left him partially blind in his left eye, said Wednesday that he is considering an appearance at the event he won three times.

Its still a long way before we can make any decisions, he said. I would like to show up at St. Andrews this coming year because is a very special place.

Ballesteros was on hand in the Spanish capital as organizers unveiled the completed field for the Oct. 29-Nov. 1 Volvo Match Play Championship, to be held in for the first time. Ballesteros foundation will be the events official charity.

The 52-year-old Ballesteros said his treatment was proceeding well and that things are going under par regarding his overall health after numerous operations last year to remove a malignant tumor.

Part of his rehabilitation includes running counter-clockwise to help strengthen his left eye, which has lost visibility.

Ballesteros, looking gaunt but acting lively as he donned a black baseball cap over his hairless head, likened dealing with his chemotherapy treatments with how he famously used to play rescue shots from off the fairway.

(Im handling the chemotherapy) as I did many times in tournaments when I had to play between two trees. A little more difficult, but similar. The worst moments have passed, said Ballesteros, who also won two Masters titles and notched 50 European Tour victories.

He will be joined by Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin at the event at Finca Cortesin golf course.

Rory McIlroy, the Race to Dubai points leader, Masters champion Angel Cabrera and English trio Oliver Wilson, Ross Fisher and Simon Dyson complete the 16-man field, which also includes two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen and Sergio Garcia.

Getting Tiger Woods to the event in 2010 is the next objective.

I would certainly hope so. It just wasnt possible (schedule), said IMG managing director Guy Kinnings, whose company manages Woods. For sure we will discuss this tournament with him, on the assumption that he qualifies ' which is a very safe assumption.

The tournament, which has replaced the Volvo Masters on the European calendar, will feature group play for the first time, with each group winner advancing to the semifinals. Matches will be played to the 18th hole even if they have already been decided.

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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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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup


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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green


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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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Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Pros comment on the president

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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.