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
The Tiger Woods Foundation is in for a mad scramble if it wants to continue hosting a PGA Tour event. Woods' foundation — which has hosted the AT&T National turned Quicken Loans National, mainly at Congressional Country Club in Washington D.C. — is out of a sponsor ahead of the 2017-18 season. “With a great deal of disappointment, we want to inform you that the Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF) currently has no title sponsor for their PGA Tour golf tournament,” Congressional president Rick Sullivan wrote in the letter obtained by The Washington Post.
Even for a guy who has tried hypnosis, meditation, Extraordinary Golf, Rolfing, and assorted sessions with Bob Rotella and Gio Valiante, all in an effort to escape mediocre golf, the idea that a horse could make me a better putter seemed far-fetched.