The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Daly cares about health

By Bailey MosierJuly 9, 2012, 4:31 pm

John Daly is hardly the image that comes to mind when we think of model health citizens, but his wanting to help Greenbrier owner Jim Justice slim down highlights this week's edition of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

The Good

John Daly may not be the poster child for healthy living, but at least he recognizes the importance of health in others.

Daly said in a post-round interview after shooting 65 Sunday at The Greenbrier, that he and Tiger Woods were teaming up to help Greenbrier owner Jim Justice lose weight and take control of his health.

At 6-foot-7, Justice may look a big figure, but he’s really just a big teddy bear.

“He’s just got the biggest heart of any man I’ve ever known,” Daly said. “I just want him to know that we all care about him. We want to add years to his life.”

Daly said he and Woods would each donate $100 to the charity of Justice’s choice for every pound he loses. Daly believes losing weight would add years to Justice’s life and would alleviate back and neck pain.

Whatever motivates Justice to shed some pounds and get healthier, I’m all for. Because you can’t possibly take care of others unless you take care of yourself first. And for Daly and Woods to want to help, well, that’s health in numbers.

The Bad

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson ended a 17-year running tradition Friday at The Greenbrier.

For the first time in 198 occasions that they’ve played the same PGA Tour event as professionals, Woods and  Mickelson each missed the cut.

Woods posted rounds of 71-69 to miss the cut by one and Mickelson’s 71-71 missed it by three. The only other time that’s happened was at the 1993 Byron Nelson Championship, when Woods was still a 17-year-old amateur.

But we should cut them some slack, because this era’s dynamic golfing duo are hardly underachievers. As it turns out, there’s a first time for everything.

The Ugly

Michelle Wie

The best female golfers on the planet were no match for Blackwolf Run on Day 3 of the U.S. Women’s Open.

The third-round scoring average was 76.89, the highest of the week. But what’s even uglier than that: twosomes played in 5 hours and 40 minutes on an afternoon with hardly any wind.

Nineteen players failed to break 80.

Michelle Wie, who started Round 3 one shot back, posted a 78 Saturday. Suzann Pettersen, the 36-hole leader, also shot 78. Cristie Kerr shot 77.

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 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.