This year's venue for the Senior PGA Championship has made news for reasons that have nothing to do with the tournament or the champion it might produce. The world's best 50-and-over golfers are competing for the first time at a course owned by a sitting president: Trump National Golf Club, on the Potomac River about 25 miles northwest of Washington. President Donald Trump has already visited the club four times since taking office. The course has been targeted by vandals and widely mocked for including a plaque commemorating a Civil War battle that never happened. Law enforcement officials on site are anticipating protests along the river, which is the only way to access the property without
University of New Mexico's Athletic Director Paul Krebs shared that dream, so in 2015 he got together a group of his co-workers and local businessmen friends and finally took that trip across the pond. According to a report by KRQE News in Albuquerque, Krebs planned the trip through a travel agency in Indiana.
Thursday at the BMW PGA Championship, Ernie Els offered another example of how golf is a little different from every other sport. Els appeared to shoot a 3-under 69 in the opening round at Wentworth, but the four-tme major champ ultimately signed for a 1-under 71. The discrepancy arose on the par-5 12th hole, where Els chipped in from the rough for an apparent eagle. Prior to hitting his chip shot, Els thought he may have a plugged lie and asked his playing partners if he could investigate. They consented, and Els examined his lie and replaced his ball after determining it wasn't plugged. Despite being in the rough, he made good contact on the chip - almost too good, according to Els. "I just