David Feherty learning the new rules the hard way?

David Feherty, golf analyst and my personal favorite funnyman, is finding himself in a tub o’ hot water due to his latest column written for a Dallas local magazine, opining on his new neighbors, George and Laura Bush.

The line in question?

From…

David Feherty learning the new rules the hard way?

David Feherty, golf analyst and my personal favorite funnyman, is finding himself in a tub o’ hot water due to his latest column written for a Dallas local magazine, opining on his new neighbors, George and Laura Bush.

The line in question?

From…

David Feherty learning the new rules the hard way?

David Feherty, golf analyst and my personal favorite funnyman, is finding himself in a tub o’ hot water due to his latest column written for a Dallas local magazine, opining on his new neighbors, George and Laura Bush.

The line in question?

From…

What men can learn from the ladies

So I went out today for my first 18-hole round in quite a while. Knowing that I was in it for the long haul and also knowing that I would be playing with some ladies from my club, I arrived a half hour early and started warming up at the range.

This i…

What men can learn from the ladies

So I went out today for my first 18-hole round in quite a while. Knowing that I was in it for the long haul and also knowing that I would be playing with some ladies from my club, I arrived a half hour early and started warming up at the range.

This i…

What’s so great about the Mercedes Championship?

This weekend marks the Mercedes Championship, official opener for the 2009 PGA Tour season.

But I know what you’re thinking: With Tiger Woods’ knee issues keeping him out of the field, there’s not much point in tuning in just yet.

So I offer you…

What’s so great about the Mercedes Championship?

This weekend marks the Mercedes Championship, official opener for the 2009 PGA Tour season.

But I know what you’re thinking: With Tiger Woods’ knee issues keeping him out of the field, there’s not much point in tuning in just yet.

So I offer you…

JP Hayes: The most honest golfer in the world? Or just plain crazy?

A few years ago I penned a column opining on the primary difference between male and female golfers. In my view, it’s pretty simple: men cheat more.

In light of recent events concerning one J.P. Hayes, I take it all back.

If you’ve been living unde…

JP Hayes: The most honest golfer in the world? Or just plain crazy?

A few years ago I penned a column opining on the primary difference between male and female golfers. In my view, it’s pretty simple: men cheat more.

In light of recent events concerning one J.P. Hayes, I take it all back.

If you’ve been living unde…

JP Hayes: The most honest golfer in the world? Or just plain crazy?

A few years ago I penned a column opining on the primary difference between male and female golfers. In my view, it’s pretty simple: men cheat more.

In light of recent events concerning one J.P. Hayes, I take it all back.

If you’ve been living unde…

The ladies locker room wish list

(This one’s for you, UK Wendy)

So… my golf club is revamping their locker rooms, and the ladies were asked: what would you like in your locker rooms?

Being busy and frankly, a little lazy (hence the frequency of my latest posts), I got as far a…

The ladies locker room wish list

(This one’s for you, UK Wendy)

So… my golf club is revamping their locker rooms, and the ladies were asked: what would you like in your locker rooms?

Being busy and frankly, a little lazy (hence the frequency of my latest posts), I got as far a…

Here we go again… Michelle Wie, at the top of the leaderboard, gets DQ’d from State Farm Classic

The British Open is drawing all the attention this weekend, so golf fans can be forgiven for missing what was a pretty major story at the LPGA State Farm Classic. Once again, Michelle Wie found herself disqualified.

Her error this time was the sin of…

Here we go again… Michelle Wie, at the top of the leaderboard, gets DQ’d from State Farm Classic

The British Open is drawing all the attention this weekend, so golf fans can be forgiven for missing what was a pretty major story at the LPGA State Farm Classic. Once again, Michelle Wie found herself disqualified.

Her error this time was the sin of…

My second ball is a scratch golfer

You’ve heard people make the claim before, I’m sure. After a bad shot, they hit another one “just for practice,” and rather than be happy with the results of their second, perfect shot that lands two feet from the pin, they just get bitter.

I found my…

My second ball is a scratch golfer

You’ve heard people make the claim before, I’m sure. After a bad shot, they hit another one “just for practice,” and rather than be happy with the results of their second, perfect shot that lands two feet from the pin, they just get bitter.

I found my…

This week’s Sybase Classic: a rubber match for Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam?

With news of Annika’s imminent retirement from professional golf, chances to see her go head to head with Lorena Ochoa are lessening with every tournament.

Last weekend at the Michelob Ultra Open, it was looking like a heated battle as the two players…

This week’s Sybase Classic: a rubber match for Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam?

With news of Annika’s imminent retirement from professional golf, chances to see her go head to head with Lorena Ochoa are lessening with every tournament.

Last weekend at the Michelob Ultra Open, it was looking like a heated battle as the two players…

Annika Sorenstam says: no more golf for me, thanks, I’m done

Big news in the golf world: Annika Sorenstam announced this afternoon that she’s planning to “step away from competitive golf” after this season. Wow and wow.

Sorenstam has achieved pretty much every honor known to pro golf. The Hall of Famer has won 72 tournaments to date, including ten majors and a career Grand Slam. She’s been the LPGA player of the year a record eight times.

How appropriate that the former world number one is going out on top, having recovered from the back and neck injuries that plagued her last season. She’s finally back to peak form, having won three tournaments already this season including last week’s Michelob Ultra Open by seven strokes.

So what is she going to do now? She says she wants to focus on her businesses and on starting a family—she’s currently engaged to Mike McGee and is planning to marry in January of 2009. Along with golf schools, golf clothes, and golf courses, will there be little Annikas to look forward to?

Personally I wish she’d stick around long enough to beat Kathy Whitworth’s record of 88 wins. And that she and Lorena Ochoa would continue to battle for that number-one spot–rivalries make sports so much fun. But if anyone’s earned the right to quit when she’s ahead, it’s Annika.

“I’ve done a lot, and I’m satisfied in a lot of things,” she said. “I’ve achieved so much more than I ever thought I could.”

You can watch her press conference announcement here.

Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa neck and neck at the Michelob Ultra Open

Take a look at the leaderboard at the Michelob Ultra Open, and you might think you’re looking at the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

The world’s two best women golfers are currently leading the pack, with Annika at 12 under, Lorena three strokes behind at 9 under. It’s a real live showdown, folks.

The pair have finished 1st and 2nd at two other tournaments this season, but Ochoa’s always gotten the best of Annika, by five strokes at the Kraft Nabisco, and by eleven at the HSBC Women’s Champions. Annika’s two victories this season, meanwhile, have both come on weekends when Ochoa opted to stay home. Is Annika, with her bogey-free scorecard, going to turn this trend around and show Ochoa who’s boss?

Joining them in their group tomorrow will be former major winner Jeong Jang, who’s currently tied for second with Ochoa. Interestingly, the third player in their threesome for the first two rounds was none other than Suzann Pettersen, number three in the current world rankings. “Doesn’t seem like it’s random, does it,” quipped Sorenstam of the pairing.

Neither Sorenstam nor Ochoa have ever won the Michelob Ultra Open, although Ochoa’s come close as a three-time runner-up. Something tells me she’s not interested in playing for second this time around.

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