Four players had a chance to win with a par at the last hole (Ogilvy, Colin Montgomerie, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson), Lynch said. Only one player did it.
The 2009 Masters may be known as the tournament Kenny Perry, or perhaps Chad Campbell, lost, but history has a way of gnawing away at the minutiae and leaving only the facts. And the fact is only the broad-shouldered Argentine was fitted for a green jacket on Sunday.
Following a short press conference earlier this week Gregg Russell ' who founded Hilton Head Heroes with his wife, Lindy, in 1998 ' was headed out the door when he stopped to meet Tour player Jonathan Byrd, whose father, Jim, is battling cancer. Fifteen minutes later the two were still talking.
Hilton Head Heroes benefits children who suffer from life-threatening or serious illnesses by bringing them and their families to Hilton Head for a cost-free vacation.
We try to give them a week away from the pressures of having a sick child and doctors and chemo and treatments and give them a week at the beach where they can run and play and see the dolphins and in many cases say good-bye to their little one who is sick, Russel said. The long-range goal is just to keep doing what we're doing. We never run out of families, that's the bad news.
This years Ryder Cup snub may have hurt the Englishman but he has used the episode as motivation. Lyle began working with TPC Sawgrass swing coach Todd Jones last year and is playing his best golf in 10 years, said one close observer.
In retrospect, the European Ryder Cup selection committee may have been leery of a captain with more game than some of his players. At Augusta National, the only potential European Ryder Cupper to beat Lyle was Graeme McDowell.
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Less than 24 hours later he defied the green jackets for the second time when he rushed past reporters following his third round. That may work when dealing with European Tour officials, but not at Augusta National.
We write the entire episode off to youthful inexperience. Besides, if thats the only china the Northern Irishman mishandles during his barnstorming tour of the United States, one should consider the entire trip a success.
The answer, at least considering the depth of talent the Continent has produced in recent years, seems to be little more than bad timing. But considering how one of these types of droughts can fester the sooner the slump ends the better. Just ask an Australian.
But Cut Line has a bigger bone with Garcias canned apology ' weve interviewed him on numerous occasions and never heard the word iconic come out of his mouth.
Just five days after fellow Spaniard Seve Ballesteros was honored at the champions dinner, Garcias sulking was poor form, but the apology was simply the worst kind of backpedaling.
Its hard to question No. 6 Perry, who may need a few weeks on the DL to recover from his Masters miss, and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson certainly delivered the goods on Sunday in the years uber-pairing. But, as commissioner Tim Finchem has been telling anyone who will listen, these are tough times that demand new rules.
Translation: you may not like Harbour Town, but for one week cant we suffer through tree-lined fairways and plates of shrimp and cheese grits for the greater good?
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