He Said/She Said: So ... who wants to party?

By Bailey MosierFebruary 2, 2012, 7:00 pm

As the party is under way at the par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale, the Golf Guy and Birdie Bailey decide to take it a step further and unveil the golfers they would most like to party with.


Miguel Angel Jimenez: Gotta love partying with a guy whose middle name is Angel – which usually means the opposite. As his agent Chubby Chandler recently offered the Golf Guy, Miguel is the second-funniest guy on tour behind Lee Westwood. Good enough for me. Plus, Jimenez has a passion for fine wine and good cigars. And, he sports a robust belly, resembling a man who thoroughly enjoys red meat. A Roman good time!

Laura Davies: She loves to gamble. A woman who likes to gamble? That is a woman I would forever like to spend time with. She's the type of lady who would rather hang out with the guys around the grill than with the women shopping. Her affinity for fast cars, casinos and playing pool led her mother to once say, 'She makes my hair stand on end.' When someone's mother says something like that, it usually means the daughter is one kick-ass fun dame.

Matt Every/Robert Garrigus: The new Cheech and Chong on the PGA Tour. Just kidding. Kinda. Either way, I want to 'chill' with these two dudes.


I may be a twenty-something, but my definition of partying doesn’t involve Jello shots or Jaeger Bombs. Call me an old soul, but when I compiled my list of golfers I’d most like to party with, I went for a combination of culture, comedy and good conversationalists.

Darren Clarke may have sworn off alcohol for 2012 in an effort to beef up his health and slim down his waistline, but beer or no beer, I have a feeling Clarke would be the rowdiest of the bunch in any bar he visits. Even if he’s not drinking from the claret jug, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t let the rest of us.

Paula Creamer is the LPGA’s girl-next-door, the gal everyone would like to get to know. And what we do know of her personality, I think she’d be an absolute doll to spend the evening with, bar hopping, dancing and swapping stories while sipping on martinis.

From what I’ve heard, Greg Norman commands the attention of every room he enters. He’s accomplished – both in golf and in business – and has done and seen it all. I’d love to visit his vineyards and discuss worldly topics while sampling his signature wines.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. 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.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.