Daughter of Tennis Legend Lendl Wins AJGA Event

By Sports NetworkJuly 27, 2006, 4:00 pm
MALVERN, Pa. -- Marika Lendl, the oldest daughter of tennis Hall of Famer Ivan Lendl, fired a 3-under 68 on Thursday to win the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship by five shots.
 
Lendl finished at 4-under-par 209 for her first American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Invitational title. In three rounds, she totaled 11 birdies, seven bogeys and 36 pars at White Manor Country Club.
 
'This is the biggest win I have ever had and to have Betsy Rawls' name on it is such an honor,' said Lendl.
 
Kristina Wong, Lisa McCloskey and Vicky Hurst tied for second place at 1-over-par 214. Each shot rounds over par on Thursday.
 
Joanne Lee shot a 3-under 68 to move into fifth place at 4-over-par 217.
 
Lendl, a 2005 honorable mention Junior All-American, opened her round with a bogey at the first -- but it would be her only dropped shot of the day. She rebounded with consecutive birdies at the third and fourth holes to get under par on the front nine.
 
After parring five straight holes to begin the back nine, Lendl collected birdies at 15 and 17 to move to 4 under for the tournament.
 
After that, victory was all but assured.
 
'I played really well the whole day today,' Lendl said. 'After the birdie on No. 15, I really felt like I was in control.'
 
Lendl's younger sister, Isabelle, a second-team All-American, finished in a tie for 11th place at 8-over-par 221. Isabelle Lendl shot a 3-over 74 in her final round.
 
More than 160 former AJGA players are currently competing on the PGA and LGPA tours, including last year's Betsy Rawls winner, Morgan Pressel.

Bradley, wife welcome baby boy, already rocking Patriots gear

By Grill Room TeamNovember 20, 2017, 6:40 pm

Keegan Bradley and his wife Jillian announced on social media that they welcomed a baby boy, Logan James Bradley, to the world last week.

The Bradleys both posted photos on Instagram over the weekend, introducing their healthy newborn baby, who was (not-surprisingly) already decked out in head-to-toe New England Patriots gear.

Bradley, 31, grew up in New England and is not shy about showing his support for the area's sports teams.

Logan James Bradley 11/13/17 He’s changed @jillian_bradley and my life forever. We couldn’t be happier #gopats #dab

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A big congratulations is in order for the new parents.

And all you other adorable kids of PGA Tour golfers, you've officially been put on notice. You've got some new competition.

Country music star Owen to play in Web.com event

By Will GrayNovember 20, 2017, 6:19 pm

Country music star and avid amateur golfer Jake Owen has accepted a sponsor invitation to play in the 2018 Nashville Golf Open on the Web.com Tour.

Owen, 36, has sold millions of albums while becoming one of the top male singers in the country genre. He has also been frequently spotted on the links, teeing it up last week alongside host Davis Love III in the RSM Classic pro-am and participating each of the last three years as the celebrity partner for Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Owen will now try his hand in competition against some of the game's rising stars at the May 24-27 event, held in his hometown and benefitting the charitable foundation of PGA Tour pro Brandt Snedeker.

"I am truly honored to have this opportunity to play golf with guys whose work ethic I admire so much, like my buddy Brandt Snedeker," Owen said in a release. "I know how hard everyone works to get to play in these (Web.com Tour) tournaments. I'm really grateful, and I can't wait for this week in May 2018 to get here."

Owen will be following in the footsteps of NBA superstar Steph Curry, who played on a sponsor invite earlier this year at the Web.com's Ellie Mae Classic and, while missing the cut, largely exceeded expectations. Curry is currently listed as a 0.8 handicap, while Owen played at Pebble Beach in February as a 3 handicap.

Like Curry, Owen will play via an "unrestricted" sponsor invite and will retain his amateur status.

Jeremy Roenick uses golf clubs to catch rattlesnake

By Jason CrookNovember 20, 2017, 6:00 pm

Jeremy Roenick has never seemed to be afraid of much, whether it was another guy breaking his jaw on the hockey rink or an alligator interrupting his golf game.

The retired American hockey legend who currently works as an NBC Sports analyst was at it again over the weekend, coming across a rattlesnake in Arizona and just casually using a couple of golf clubs to catch it before grabbing it with his bare hands and showing it off for the camera.

The person recording can be heard calling Roenick "psycho" and "nuts" several times before the snake is thrown off the property.

That person is not wrong.

What's in the bag: RSM Classic winner Cook

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 20, 2017, 3:52 pm

PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook earned his first Tour title at the RSM Classic. Take a look inside his bag.

Driver: Ping G400 (8.5 degrees adjusted to 9.2), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661X shaft

Fairway wood: Ping G400 (13 degrees), with Fujikura Motore VC 7.0 shaft

Hybrids: Ping G400 (19, 22 degrees), with Matrix Altus Red X shafts

Irons: Ping S55 (5-PW), with KBS Tour S shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (50, 56, 60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne

Ball: Titleist Pro V1