Standing over a 5-foot putt to extend her team’s run in the member-guest tournament at Scottsdale National Golf Club, Jolene Gabbay can’t hear a pin drop. At least not when a car horn sounds as she prepares to pull the putter head back. That distraction is followed in quick succession by a loudly crowing rooster, the pounding of a jack hammer, a thumping helicopter and even Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from the movie ‘Full Metal Jacket’ yelling, “Get on your knees, scumbag!” The sound effects come one after another from three massive speakers atop a beefed-up entertainment cart parked two paces off the green. Queuing up the auditory barbs are two deejays from Hawaii flown in just for the event, while
After failing to qualify for the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy has added another start to his upcoming schedule. McIlroy has signed up for next week’s British Masters on the European Tour, an event hosted by one of his longtime friends, Lee Westwood. Battling a rib injury for all of 2017, McIlroy said at the PGA Championship that he was considering shutting it down for the rest of the year. Instead, because of “outside expectations,” he played the first three playoff events, and now will tee it up at the British Masters and the Dunhill Links (with his father, Gerry) in consecutive weeks. After that, he won’t pick up a club for six weeks to allow his injured rib to heal, then turn his attention
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