Omar Uresti is a lightning rod for controversy, despite not breaking any rules. The 49-year-old from Austin, Texas, competed in his third straight PGA Championship this week as a “club pro,” using a back-nine 32 on Friday to make the cut on his way to a T-73 finish. “They keep saying ‘club pro,’ and he’s the furthest thing from a club pro,” said Darrell Fuston, the director of golf at the Woodlands (Texas) Country Club and a member of the board of directors at the Southern Texas Section of the PGA of America. Uresti is a former PGA Tour player who, after his Tour career fizzled out, found his way into local Southern Texas Section tournaments and eventually national qualifiers for the PGA Championship.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- She has zero endorsements, about 600 Twitter followers and a caddie who makes beef jerky on the side, so now is the best time to talk to Angel Yin, before things get nuts. She is spinning around on a fancy chair in the clubhouse at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, her thoughts alternating between fame and how comfortable the chair is. It reclines, but it also looks like an office chair, and for a second, that's fascinating to Yin. "Woo, this is nice," she says. "This is like the best invention." Yin is about to be a big name, at least that's what the golf experts think, because she's powerful and fearless and can hit a golf ball farther than just about anyone in
Golf’s most recent major champion, Justin Thomas, will join David Feherty on the season seven finale of his self-titled, Emmy-nominated “Outstanding Weekly Studio Show” – Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance® – premiering Monday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Filmed yesterday at his home in Jupiter, Fla., Thomas discusses his breakout season on the PGA TOUR, punctuated by his PGA Championship victory last Sunday. The premiere of the 24-year-old Kentucky native’s interview on Feherty will follow fellow major champion Louis Oosthuizen (Monday, Aug. 21) and Grammy Award-winning musician Darius Rucker (Monday, Aug. 28): Louis Oosthuizen (Monday, August 21, 9 p.m. ET): The 2010 Champion