Last shot at fashion glory

By Win McMurryAugust 10, 2011, 1:15 am

We know the PGA Championship is players' last shot at glory, but it's also their last shot at making a fashion statement in a major way. Here's what to expect the game's hottest stars to be wearing at this week's 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Tiger Woods:Tiger Woods

Nike has Tiger Woods' PGA Championship wardrobe designed to a tee for the first time for a major since we saw him in Augusta. From first glance it looks like Woods' typical sporty attire, but look closely at his Sunday script. Nike calls the Bonded Code polo Legacy Red but unless the colors are not an accurate hue, it looks more like a dark fuchsia or burgundy with a purple stripe across the chest. It's certainly far from your typical 'Dude in the Red Shirt' we are accustomed to seeing on Sundays. But then again, so is the man himself and the man on his bag. 

Rickie Fowler:Rickie Fowler

Keeping cool and keeping it cool are the two things Fowler’s wardrobe kept in mind this week in Hotlanta. White is the staple for his first three days of competition with prominent pops of color in youthful shades of blue and then on Saturday in lime and neon green. Sunday’s all-orange ensemble is the same thing we’ve come to expect from the Oklahoma State product. For his sake let’s hope this is the week that the traffic cone look actually stops traffic and claims the hardware he came close to last week with his T-2 at Firestone. 

Anthony Kim:Anthony Kim

AK’s game has shown signs of life over the last few weeks. And over the last few years, Kim’s style has grown with his hair. His script for Atlanta Athletic Club is fashion-forward but very tailored and linear in design. Over the first three days, Kim will be wearing clothes accessorized by stripes, with Friday’s black and white outfit more like something out of Travis Mathew’s look-book (think Bubba Watson) than Nike’s.

Lucas Glover:Lucas Glover

Let’s be honest, when Lucas Glover’s name comes to mind, the word “dapper” doesn't exactly rush to the forefront. His grizzly beard attracts the attention these days, so it’s smart for Nike to keep his wardrobe basic. His Thursday attire is ultra understated, bland, boyish, and boring, but as the week progresses so does the style…slightly.

Stewart Cink:

Stewart Cink

We have heard from Cink’s Dove for Men commercials that “he’s comfortable in his own skin,” but how comfortable is he in these Nike looks as he tees it up at the Highlands Course at Atlanta Athletic Club? The Georgia Tech Alum returns to the city where he started his family while competing on the Yellow Jackets’ golf team and his wardrobe for the week seems to be more fitting for a student than a father of two teenagers. Cink bookends his week with graphic print polos and is definitely out of the ordinary during the meat of his week where he has an olive hue pant paired with a Binary Blue Texture Stripe Polo Friday and Saturday is rocking a bright magenta polo with a plaid patterned pant.

Paul Casey:

Paul Casey

The slight Englishman is not a superstar but certainly dresses like a million bucks on the course. His fit in Nike apparel always looks perfectly tailored. I love the sky blue stripe polo he kicks off the week wearing. Honestly he’s one of the only men on a golf course that can pull off wearing an olive shade of green (Sobie Green, its official Nike name) which he will don on Friday. Over the weekend he’s in basic color blocking of navy and magenta, two of Nike’s main pops of color for the season.

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Suspended Hensby offers details on missed drug test

By Will GrayDecember 12, 2017, 11:30 pm

One day after receiving a one-year suspension from the PGA Tour for failing to provide a sample for a drug test, Mark Hensby offered details on the events that led to his missed test in October.

Hensby, 46, released a statement explaining that the test in question came after the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship, where the Aussie opened with a 78. Frustrated about his play, Hensby said he was prepared to give a blood sample but was then informed that the test would be urine, not blood.

"I had just urinated on the eighth hole, my 17th hole that day, and knew that I was probably unable to complete the urine test for at least a couple more hours," Hensby said. "I told this gentleman that I would complete the test in the morning prior to my early morning tee time. Another gentleman nearby told me that 'they have no authority to require me to stay.' Thus, I left."

Hensby explained that he subsequently received multiple calls and texts from PGA Tour officials inquiring as to why he left without providing a sample and requesting that he return to the course.

"I showed poor judgment in not responding," said Hensby, who was subsequently disqualified from the tournament.

Hensby won the 2004 John Deere Classic, but he has missed six cuts in seven PGA Tour starts over the last two years. He will not be eligible to return to the Tour until Oct. 26, 2018.

"Again, I made a terrible decision to not stay around that evening to take the urine test," Hensby said. "Obviously in hindsight I should have been more patient, more rational and taken the test. Call me stupid, but don't call me a cheater. I love the game. I love the integrity that it represents, and I would never compromise the values and qualities that the game deserves."

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Day's wife shares emotional story of miscarriage

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 4:12 pm

Jason Day’s wife revealed on social media that the couple had a miscarriage last month.

Ellie Day, who announced her pregnancy on Nov. 4, posted an emotional note on Instagram that she lost the baby on Thanksgiving.

“I found out the baby had no heartbeat anymore. I was devastated,” she wrote. “I snuck out the back door of my doctor, a hot, sobbing, mascara-covered mess. Two and a half weeks went by witih me battling my heart and brain about what was happening in my body, wondering why this wouldn’t just be over.”

The Days, who have two children, Dash and Lucy, decided to go public to help others who have suffered similar heartbreak.

“I hope you know you aren’t alone and I hope you feel God wrap his arms around you when you feel the depths of sorrow and loss,” she wrote.  

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 5, Sergio Garcia

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 1:00 pm

This was the year it finally happened for Sergio Garcia.

The one-time teen phenom, known for years as “El Nino,” entered the Masters as he had dozens of majors beforehand – shouldered with the burden of being the best player without a major.

Garcia was 0-for-72 driving down Magnolia Lane in April, but after a thrilling final round and sudden-death victory over Justin Rose, the Spaniard at long last captured his elusive first major title.

The expectation for years was that Garcia might land his white whale on a British links course, or perhaps at a U.S. Open where his elite ball-striking might shine. Instead it was on the storied back nine at Augusta National that he came alive, chasing down Rose thanks in part to a memorable approach on No. 15 that hit the pin and led to an eagle.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

A green jacket was only the start of a transformative year for Garcia, 37, who heaped credit for his win on his then-fiancee, Angela Akins. The two were married in July, and months later the couple announced that they were expecting their first child to arrive just ahead of Garcia’s return to Augusta, where he'll host his first champions’ dinner.

And while players often cling to the notion that a major win won’t intrinsically change them, there was a noticeable difference in Garcia over the summer months. The weight of expectation, conscious or otherwise, seemed to lift almost instantly. Like other recent Masters champs, he took the green jacket on a worldwide tour, with stops at Wimbledon and a soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The player who burst onto the scene as a baby-faced upstart is now a grizzled veteran with nearly two decades of pro golf behind him. While the changes this year occurred both on and off the course, 2017 will always be remembered as the year when Garcia finally, improbably, earned the title of major champion.

Masters victory

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Green jacket tour

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Man of the people

Article: SERGIO! Garcia finally gets patrons on his side

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Ace at 17th at Sawgrass

Growing family

Article: Sergio, Angela get married; Kenny G plays reception

Article: Garcia, wife expecting first child in March 2018

Departure from TaylorMade

Article: Masters champ Garcia splits with TaylorMade

Squashed beef with Paddy

Article: Harrington: Garcia was a 'sore loser'

Article: Sergio, Padraig had 'great talk,' are 'fine'

Victory at Valderrama

Article: Garcia gets first win since Masters at Valderrama

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

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