Vandy Egdes Hoosiers for Johnny Owens Title

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 31, 2003, 5:00 pm
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College CentralNASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt men's golf team earned its second tournament title this season after shooting a three-round 903 at the Johnny Owens Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The 15-team tournament, which was played at the University Club of Kentucky (Par 72, 6,992 yards), concluded Sunday in frigid conditions.
As a team, Vanderbilt posted rounds of 298, 299 and 306 to finish in first place with a 39-over-par 903. After posting the best first-round score and third-best second-round score, the Commodores got to their three-stroke win by tying for the second-best final-round score.
This is Vanderbilt's second team tournament title this season and the third in the past two seasons. The Commodores claimed the top spot in September's Mason Rudolph Championship and also took first place at last season's U.S. Naval Academy Invitational.
Leading the Commodores individually was junior Ken Lewis, who finished in a tie for eighth place with a 10-over-par 216. This is Lewis' best finish of the season, surpassing the tie for 21st place that he recorded at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Next up for the Commodores were senior Brandt Snedeker and sophomore Lance Goodson, who each finished tied for 13th place with scores of 228. Snedeker got to his 12-over-par mark with rounds of 76, 77 and 75, while Goodson got to 228 with rounds of 78, 75 and 75.
One shot behind that pair of Commodores was sophomore Mark Donnell, who finished tied for 18th place with a 13-over-par 229. Rounding out the Vanderbilt squad was senior Craig Dunlap, who finished tied for 22nd with a 15-over-par 231.
The Commodores are back in action April 11-13 at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.

Team Scores
1. Vanderbilt 298-299-306=903 (+39)
2. Indiana 298-302-306=906 (+42)
3. Kentucky 301-298-311=910 (+46)
4. Eastern Kentucky 313-296-311=920 (+56)
5. Arkansas-Little Rock 302-307-314=923 (+59)
6. Xavier 309-311-304=924 (+60)
7. Miami (Ohio) 309-298-323=930 (+66)
Louisville 315-306-309=930 (+66)
9. Western Kentucky 310-304-318=932 (+68)
Ball State 313-304-315=932 (+68)
11. Notre Dame 313-302-318=933 (+69)
12. Michigan 318-308-308=934 (+70)
13. Ohio 312-307-322=941 (+77)
14. Marshall 317-318-317=952 (+88)
15.Morehead State 320-318-323=961 (+97)

Ogilvy urges distance rollback of ball

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 8:49 pm

Add Geoff Ogilvy to the chorus of voices calling for a distance rollback of the golf ball.

In an interview before the start of the Emirates Australian Open, Ogilvy said a "time-out" is needed for governing bodies to deal with the issue.

"It's complete nonsense," he said, according to an Australian website. "In my career, it’s gone from 300 yards was a massive hit to you’re a shorter hitter on tour now, legitimately short. It’s changed the way we play great golf courses and that is the crime. It isn’t that the ball goes 400, that’s neither here nor there. It’s the fact the ball going 400 doesn’t makes Augusta work properly, it functions completely wrong.’’

Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open

Ogilvy used an example from American baseball to help get his point across to an Australian audience.

“Major League Baseball in America, they use wooden bats, and everywhere else in baseball they use aluminium bats,’’ he said. “And when the major leaguers use aluminium bats they don’t even have to touch it and it completely destroys their stadiums. It’s just comedy.

“That’s kind of what’s happened to us at least with the drivers of these big hitters; We’ve completely outgrown the stadiums. So do you rebuild every stadium in the world? That’s expensive. Or make the ball go shorter? It seems relatively simple from that perspective.’’

Ogilvy, an Australian who won the 2006 U.S. Open, said he believes there will be a rollback, but admitted it would be a "challenge" for manufacturers to produce a ball that flies shorter for pros but does not lose distance when struck by recreational players.

The golf world celebrates Thanksgiving

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 6:01 pm

Here's a look, through social media, at how the golf world celebrates Thanksgiving.

Lexi Thompson:

Baking time!!

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David Feherty:

Jack Nicklaus:

GC Tiger Tracker:

Steve Stricker:

Golf Channel:

Frank Nobilo:

Ian Poulter:

Tyrone Van Aswegen:

Happy Thanksgiving: Biggest turkeys of 2017

By Grill Room TeamNovember 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving brings us golf's biggest turkeys of the year. Donald Trump, Grayson Murray and a certain (now-former) tournament director headline the list. Click here or on the image below to check out all the turkeys.

Tributes pour in for legendary caddie Sheridan

By Randall MellNovember 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

Tributes are pouring in as golf celebrates the life of Greg Sheridan after receiving news of his passing.

Sheridan, a long-time LPGA caddie who worked for some of the game’s all-time greats, including Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel, died Wednesday in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., at 63. He was diagnosed in July 2016 with brain and lung cancer.

Sheridan worked the last dozen years or so with Natalie Gulbis, who expressed her grief in an Instagram post on Wednesday:

“Greg…I miss you so much already and it hasn’t even been a day. 15+ seasons traveling the world you carried me & my bag through the highs and lows of golf and life. You were so much more than my teammate on the course…Thank you.”

Sheridan was on Whitworth’s bag for the last of her LPGA-record 88 titles.

“When I first came on tour, I would try to find out how many times Greg won,” Gulbis told Golfweek. “It’s a crazy number, like 50.”

Matthew Galloway, a caddie and friend to Sheridan, summed up Sheridan’s impressive reach after caddying with him one year at the LPGA Founders Cup, where the game’s pioneers are honored.

“Best Greg story,” Galloway tweeted on Thanksgiving morning, “coming up 18 at PHX all the founders were in their chairs. Greg goes, `Yep, caddied for her, her and her.’ Legend.”

In a first-person column for Golf Magazine last year, Gulbis focused on Sheridan while writing about the special bond between players and caddies. She wrote that she won the “looper lottery” when she first hired Sheridan in ’04.

“Greg and I have traveled the world, and today he is like family,” Gulbis wrote. “Sometimes, he’s a psychologist. Last year, my mom got sick and it was a distraction, but he was great. When I used to have boyfriend issues and breakup issues, he was my confidant. In a world where caddies sometimes spill secrets, Greg has kept a respectful silence, and I can’t thank him enough for that. He’s an extension of me.”

Four months after Gulbis wrote the column, Sheridan was diagnosed with cancer.

“The LPGA family is saddened to hear of the loss of long-time tour caddie, Greg Sheridan,” the LPGA tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and players he walked with down the fairways. #RIP.”

Dean Herden was among the legion of caddies saddened by the news.

“Greg was a great guy who I respected a lot and taught me some great things over the years,” Herden texted to

Here are some of heartfelt messages that are rolling across Twitter:

Retired LPGA great Annika Sorenstam:

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan in a retweet of Gulbis:

Golf Channel reporter and former tour player Jerry Foltz:

Christina Kim:

LPGA caddie Shaun Clews:

LPGA caddie Jonny Scott:

LPGA caddie Kevin Casas:

LPGA pro Jennie Lee: