Fred Ridley recalls soaking up the ambience of Augusta National a week before his debut in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion. He was alone under the massive oak tree next to the clubhouse when he turned around and realized he had company. Clifford Roberts, co-founder of the club and the first chairman of the Masters, was standing behind him. "I kind of jumped and thought, 'Oh God, what have I done?'" Ridley said. "We had a nice conversation. The interesting thing was, we were leaving and he says, 'Now young man, you're going to be playing in the Par 3 next Wednesday. You make sure you get some practice over there.' He loved the Par 3. That was my recollection of the only conversation
There's a reason Lake Central's Alexis Miestowski wore black on the second day of the golf state finals. Actually, a couple, but the main one was a not-so-subtle reminder Miestowski had won a state title. Miestowski, the Post-Tribune 2017 Girls Golfer of the Year, had presence. Everything about her on the course was done with a purpose. "I caught myself doing it accidentally at first," she said of wearing black. "I did it since I won state. There is an intimidation factor involved. When I put my game face on, I don't think about anything else but winning. "All I want to do when I'm out there is win." Lake Central coach Chris Rossiano always appreciated that about Miestowski. "I call her a predator
Colin Montgomerie is feeling even more confident entering the PGA Tour Champions playoffs. Montgomerie earned his second victory in five weeks on Sunday, a three-stroke win at the SAS Championship. The victory "gives me a huge amount of confidence going into the playoffs, and I look forward to the next few weeks with added incentive now," Montgomerie said.
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 3974247 2. (2) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 2851252 3. (3) Jon Rahm (Spain) 2840693 4. (6) Ross Fisher (Britain) 2452144 5. (11
Rickie Fowler had a busy off weekend. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy served as grand marshal for Homecoming at his alma mater in Stillwater as the Pokes thumped the Baylor Bears 59-16. Fowler participated in a pro-am at Karsten Creek, rode in the Homecoming parade and hit autographed balls into the crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening (while Mike Gundy removed his shirt). Fowler is one of the more celebrated athletes in Oklahoma State history, and it was cool to see him return to his college home for a weekend and talk about how much the place meant to him. "When people see (Homecoming weekend), I think they understand a little more what Oklahoma State is," Fowler said. "The main
This college golf team practices their game even off the green. Brady Dixon lined up his shot from deep in a hallway, took a swing and it landed … right in a red Solo cup. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer presents your Daly Click.
Geoff Shackelford hopes the restoration of Belmont Golf Course, which hosted the 1949 PGA Championship, will keep the A.W. Tillinghast design features.