Whats Really in The Bag

By Liz JanangeloMay 21, 2008, 4:00 pm
Editor's note: LPGA Tour rookies will be blogging throughout the 2008 season. Liz Janangelo was one of the country's top amateur and one of the best ever to play at Duke University. She is a two-time winner on the Duramed FUTURES Tour and tied for 14th at Q-school to earn exempt status on tour this year.
 
When the sneezing begins that could mean only one thing, it's officially Spring! Spring is peachy; it's filled with showers and flowers, birds and bees, and the Red Sox. Fortunately, due to a break in the LPGA Tour schedule, I was able to catch up on the most important springtime task, cleaning. I put on the rubber gloves and got down and dirty with my YES! golf bag.
 
After cleaning the easy items out of the bag such as empty sleeves of Pro-V1x and ancient FootJoy gloves, I tackled the more difficult of items. These are the items that seem to nestle in the nooks and crannies of the bag.
 
The belly of the bag (The big pocket with my name on it):
  • One of my dad's FootJoy socks and my FootJoy socks. Who did the laundry!?
  • An empty tin of Wintergreen Skoal. God bless tour caddies.
  • Half eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a baggy.
  • White Golftini sweater with Diet Coke stains, great!
  • A NOW empty can of Diet Coke.
  • Those little oval stickers that are on apples.
     
    In my smaller pocket:
  • LeSportSac Hawaiian Satchel: Holds tees, loose change and girl products.
  • Lucky Redstick Golf Club plastic push ball marker. Yes, I mark my ball with a pushy like a 20 handicap, nifty.
  • Gum wrappers with old gum in them. Stride, Cinnamon Trident, etc. (Note to self: gum will stick to balls, creating a gumball).
  • Empty packets of Crystal Light On-the-Go.
     
    Tiniest pocket above belly:
  • Burts Bees chapstick for those windy days.
  • Kiehls spf 25 sunscreen. Wrinkles, need I say more.
  • Aleve. Keeps my rickety 24-year-old body feeling young and alive.
  • Athletic tape. We are athletes.
     
    Now that the bag is as clean as a whistle the only thing that needed to be taken care of was washing the headcovers. The headcovers of the moment are my West Bay Hippo Driver cover (name is still undecided and suggestions are welcome), Duke 3-wood cover, Newport CC rocket launcher cover (16 hybrid), Masters Grenade launcher cover (19 hybrid) -- note the rocket launcher travels a greater distance than the grenade launcher -- and a black YES! Putter cover. Threw them in the washing machine, round they went, out they came, as good as new!!
     
    Thank God spring cleaning is over. Now it's time to make some birdies!!
     
    Oh and did you know? By closing its ears and nostrils the hippopotamus can stay under water for as long as six minutes!?
     
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  • 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.