Moseley Leads Daly Disqualified

By Sports NetworkNovember 29, 2002, 5:00 pm
COOLUM, Australia -- Jarrod Moseley posted a 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead of the Australian PGA Championship at Hyatt Coolum Resort. He stands at 13-under-par 131 and owns a one-shot lead over Aaron Baddeley.
 
Peter Lonard, who shared the first-round lead with Moseley, is alone in third place at 11-under-par 133.
 
John Daly, the two-time major winner whose mother passed away last week, was disqualified after Friday's round when he failed to sign his scorecard. He shot a 78 and threw his putter and ball into a lake at the end of play after a disputed rules call on the 13th hole.
 
Daly's tee ball at 13 landed in water along the left side. A rules official was called in when Daly's playing partner Craig Parry suggested he was dropping from an incorrect spot.
 
The rules official saw the shot on a replay and agreed with Parry that Daly should drop closer to the tee box. Daly whacked another driver from the fairway but ended up with a triple bogey on the hole.
 
'I thought the ball landed where we made him drop it,' Parry said. 'J.D. thought it crossed the hazard farther down. No one wants this. It's just one those things.'
 
Moseley struggled early with a bogey at No. 1 but that was his last mistake of the round. He birdied three holes on the front nine before he missed the green at No. 9. It did not matter as Moseley chipped in for birdie and a front-nine 33.
 
Moseley birdied the 10th and 12th holes and polished off his round of 66 with a birdie on No. 17.
 
Baddeley had a wild round on Friday with nine birdies and two bogeys for a 65. In the first two rounds, Baddeley has notched a whopping 17 birdies but has recorded five bogeys.
 
'Today I felt good about my golf swing and it seemed to get better as the day went on,' Baddeley said.
 
Nick O'Hern, Adam Le Vesconte and Tony Carolan share fourth place at 8-under-par 136. Adam Scott, Greg Turner and Greg Chalmers are tied for seventh at minus-7.
 
Greg Norman shot a 67 Friday and is tied for 12th place at 5-under par, while Stuart Appleby matched Norman's 67 and is two strokes behind Norman at minus-3.
 
Full-field scores from the Australian PGA Championship

Ogilvy urges distance rollback of ball

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.’’


Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open


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.

The golf world celebrates Thanksgiving

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 6:01 pm

Here's a look, through social media, at how the golf world celebrates Thanksgiving.

Lexi Thompson:

Baking time!!

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David Feherty:

Jack Nicklaus:

GC Tiger Tracker:

Steve Stricker:

Golf Channel:

Frank Nobilo:

Ian Poulter:

Tyrone Van Aswegen:

Happy Thanksgiving: Biggest turkeys of 2017

By Grill Room TeamNovember 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving brings us golf's biggest turkeys of the year. Donald Trump, Grayson Murray and a certain (now-former) tournament director headline the list. Click here or on the image below to check out all the turkeys.

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:

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan in a retweet of Gulbis:

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: