US takes commanding lead at Curtis Cup

By Associated PressJune 13, 2010, 4:47 am

2010 Curtis Cup

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. – A day after a shaky start, the United States swept all six matches at the Curtis Cup on Saturday to take an 8 1/2-3 1/2 lead over Great Britain and Ireland.

Alexis Thompson, yet to lose a match, teamed with Jessica Korda to beat Danielle McVeigh and Leona Maguire 3 and 1 in the afternoon foursomes. The 15-year-old Thompson, expected to turn pro soon, consistently outdrove her opponents by 30 yards or more.

The visitors led all three afternoon matches early on the second day of the biennial competition at Essex County Club.

Americans Jennifer Song and Kimberly Kono birdied the 13th, 16th and 17th holes on the back nine to come from behind and beat Hannah Barwood and Holly Clyburn 3 and 1. Tiffany Lua and Jennifer Johnson won the 14th, 15th and 16th holes and beat Sally Watson and Rachel Jennings 3 and 2.

“I’m delighted with the way we played today,” said U.S. captain Noreen Mohler, who thought her squad played tentatively Friday. “The matches were tight and tough, but we were makings putts today and that’s what it came down to. I told the girls ‘the greens are our friends.”’

The Curtis Cup pits teams of eight female amateur golfers from the United States against a team from Great Britain and Ireland. The U.S. has won six straight matches and needs to total 10 points to retain the cup.

The matchup concludes Sunday with eight singles matches.

All three U.S. teams came out strong in the morning fourballs. Thompson and Korda won the first three holes against McVeigh and Pretswell Pretswell in a 2 and 1 victory.

Kimberly Kim sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole as she and Kono edged Watson and Jennings 2 and 1. Both Watson and Jennings drove into the deep rough on the 18th, and Watson’s 10-foot putt lipped out after an amazing approach shot, clinching the win for the U.S.

Song had eight birdies on her own card in just 16 holes as she and Cydney Clanton had nine birdies in all while defeating 15-year-old twin sisters Lisa and Leona Maguire of Ireland 3 and 2.

“The standard of golf this morning was just unbelievable,” Great Britain and Ireland captain Mary McKenna said. “We just got hit with a birdie blitz. (The U.S.) had more birdies than we did.”

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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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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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Trump golf properties

Vandalism

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Finances


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Reportedly fake TIME covers


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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.