Knost remains in lead at Price Cutter Champ

By Sports NetworkJuly 19, 2008, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourSPRINGFIELD, Missouri -- Colt Knost shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to hold the lead for the third straight day at the Price Cutter Charity Championship.
 
Knost completed three rounds at 16-under 200 and had a one-shot advantage on three players.
 
The Nationwide Tour rookie will be looking to become only the second two-time winner this season after he picked up his first career victory earlier this season at the Fort Smith Classic in May.
 
Knost also won both the U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Amateur last year.
 
James Love, Webb Simpson and Vance Veazey all posted rounds of 5-under 67 on Saturday to share second place behind Knost at 15-under 201. Five players were another shot further back at 14-under 202.
 
Overall, there were 27 players within five shots of Knost's lead after three rounds of good scoring at Highland Springs Country Club.
 
Each day the leaderboard has bunched up behind Knost, and each day he has managed to come out on top.
 
When he woke up on Saturday, Knost saw that some one was seven-under through 11 holes and sitting in second place. Stuff like that can happen, he figured, and it meant that he had to play more aggressively.
 
'I know I can't go out and play to the middle of the greens and stuff,' Knost said. 'I made plenty of birdies today, I just made too many bogeys.'
 
His 69 on Saturday, which included six birdies and three bogeys, marked his worst score of the week by two shots. He opened with a 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead, then protected it with a 67 on Friday.
 
'It was a pretty frustrating day,' said Knost.
 
Although he lost his exemption to this week's British Open -- as well as the Masters and U.S. Open -- when he turned pro following his amateur wins last summer, Knost is making the best of that decision.
 
Ranked 20th on the money list entering this week, he is in good position for a top-25 finish at the end of the season, which would garner the talented 23- year-old rookie a PGA TOUR card for next year.
 
A win on Sunday could carry him to No. 3 on the money list.
 
'I know there's a lot on the line tomorrow. I've just got to take it one shot at a time and go out and be aggressive,' said Knost.
 
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    By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 8:49 pm

    Add Geoff Ogilvy to the chorus of voices calling for a distance rollback of the golf ball.

    In an interview before the start of the Emirates Australian Open, Ogilvy said a "time-out" is needed for governing bodies to deal with the issue.

    "It's complete nonsense," he said, according to an Australian website. "In my career, it’s gone from 300 yards was a massive hit to you’re a shorter hitter on tour now, legitimately short. It’s changed the way we play great golf courses and that is the crime. It isn’t that the ball goes 400, that’s neither here nor there. It’s the fact the ball going 400 doesn’t makes Augusta work properly, it functions completely wrong.’’


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    Ogilvy used an example from American baseball to help get his point across to an Australian audience.

    “Major League Baseball in America, they use wooden bats, and everywhere else in baseball they use aluminium bats,’’ he said. “And when the major leaguers use aluminium bats they don’t even have to touch it and it completely destroys their stadiums. It’s just comedy.

    “That’s kind of what’s happened to us at least with the drivers of these big hitters; We’ve completely outgrown the stadiums. So do you rebuild every stadium in the world? That’s expensive. Or make the ball go shorter? It seems relatively simple from that perspective.’’

    Ogilvy, an Australian who won the 2006 U.S. Open, said he believes there will be a rollback, but admitted it would be a "challenge" for manufacturers to produce a ball that flies shorter for pros but does not lose distance when struck by recreational players.

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    Tributes pour in for legendary caddie Sheridan

    By Randall MellNovember 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

    Tributes are pouring in as golf celebrates the life of Greg Sheridan after receiving news of his passing.

    Sheridan, a long-time LPGA caddie who worked for some of the game’s all-time greats, including Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel, died Wednesday in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., at 63. He was diagnosed in July 2016 with brain and lung cancer.

    Sheridan worked the last dozen years or so with Natalie Gulbis, who expressed her grief in an Instagram post on Wednesday:

    “Greg…I miss you so much already and it hasn’t even been a day. 15+ seasons traveling the world you carried me & my bag through the highs and lows of golf and life. You were so much more than my teammate on the course…Thank you.”

    Sheridan was on Whitworth’s bag for the last of her LPGA-record 88 titles.

    “When I first came on tour, I would try to find out how many times Greg won,” Gulbis told Golfweek. “It’s a crazy number, like 50.”

    Matthew Galloway, a caddie and friend to Sheridan, summed up Sheridan’s impressive reach after caddying with him one year at the LPGA Founders Cup, where the game’s pioneers are honored.

    “Best Greg story,” Galloway tweeted on Thanksgiving morning, “coming up 18 at PHX all the founders were in their chairs. Greg goes, `Yep, caddied for her, her and her.’ Legend.”

    In a first-person column for Golf Magazine last year, Gulbis focused on Sheridan while writing about the special bond between players and caddies. She wrote that she won the “looper lottery” when she first hired Sheridan in ’04.

    “Greg and I have traveled the world, and today he is like family,” Gulbis wrote. “Sometimes, he’s a psychologist. Last year, my mom got sick and it was a distraction, but he was great. When I used to have boyfriend issues and breakup issues, he was my confidant. In a world where caddies sometimes spill secrets, Greg has kept a respectful silence, and I can’t thank him enough for that. He’s an extension of me.”

    Four months after Gulbis wrote the column, Sheridan was diagnosed with cancer.

    “The LPGA family is saddened to hear of the loss of long-time tour caddie, Greg Sheridan,” the LPGA tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and players he walked with down the fairways. #RIP.”

    Dean Herden was among the legion of caddies saddened by the news.

    “Greg was a great guy who I respected a lot and taught me some great things over the years,” Herden texted to GolfChannel.com.

    Here are some of heartfelt messages that are rolling across Twitter:

    Retired LPGA great Annika Sorenstam:

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    Golf Channel reporter and former tour player Jerry Foltz:

    Christina Kim:

    LPGA caddie Shaun Clews:

    LPGA caddie Jonny Scott:

    LPGA caddie Kevin Casas:

    LPGA pro Jennie Lee: