Top 10 golf trademarks

By Randall MellJanuary 20, 2010, 10:22 pm
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1. Tiger Woods’ fist pumps. When Woods is prancing across a green pumping his fist, something historic is usually going down with the putt he just holed. The two-handed fist pumps he threw at the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines two years ago, when he rocked back on his heels and roared skyward after holing a clutch putt there, will linger through time. That putt led to his Monday playoff victory against Rocco Mediate. Whatever images dog Woods the rest of his career, the fist pumps will go down in history with him.

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2. Tiger Woods’ power red shirt. Nobody dresses for success on Sundays like Woods, who remains the fiercest closer in today’s game, maybe of all time. Woods said he began wearing red shirts on Sunday after his mother told him it was a power color.

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3. Paula Creamer’s Pink Panther affinity. Paula Creamer’s love of the color pink led to her nickname, the Pink Panther. Casey Wittenberg, a friend and fellow golfer, tagged her with the name because she was always wearing something pink. She has a Pink Panther head cover and she likes to break out pink golf ball for final rounds.

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4. Camilo Villegas Spiderman crouch. You’ll hear his fans greenside begging him to break out in his Spiderman crouch, a web slinger-like pose where Villegas gets down in a one-hand pushup position to read greens. He says it gives him a better feel for how a putt’s going to break.

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5. Morgan Pressel’s tears. Pressel’s an emotional player, and she can’t hold back what she’s feeling. Whether she’s ecstatic over a victory or heartbroken over a defeat, the emotions are going to seep out, usually from the corner of her eyes. She’s been working on controlling the tears since she turned pro at 17, but her fans like knowing what she’s feeling.

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6. Anthony Kim’s belt buckle. The letters A and K distinctly adorn Kim’s belt buckle. When fellow Nike endorser Tiger Woods first asked him about it, Kim cracked, “Well, Nike hasn’t put my initials on anything yet.”

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7. Natalie Gulbis’ short skirts. Gulbis has never been afraid to feature that her gifts go beyond golf. She has posed in bikinis for calendars and thrived in short skirts in LPGA events. There’s more than beauty to her appeal. She won the 2007 Evian Masters and helped the Americans win the Solheim Cup last summer.

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8. Jim Furyk’s looping swing. You could be a few fairways over and recognize Jim Furyk when he’s playing a shot. The unusually long loop in his backswing is one of golf’s most distinctive signature moves.

Christina Kim

9. Christina Kim’s beret/bandana. One of golf’s most colorful personalities, Christina Kim couldn’t settle for a traditional visor or golf cap. Her chapeau had to have more wow to it. She likes berets and occasionally a bandana.

greg norman shark hat

10. Greg Norman’s straw hat. The Shark cuts a dazzling figure marching down fairways in that distinctive straw hat. He calls it a combination of “Aussie-meets-cowboy styling.” It was one of the first items designed when he began the Greg Norman collection.

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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.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

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. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.