Archive for June, 2005

Birdie and Gulbis Ousted, Annika Survives Round 1

Yazan: mulligan | 30 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

Number 1 seeded, Annika Sorenstam needed 17 holes to defeat the 64th seeded Joanne Morley in the first round of the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship, at Hamilton Farm, New Jersey. Annika started off slow tying the first 6 holes and then went one down when Morley birdied the par 3 7th. Annika quickly […]



Western Open: Ben Curtis spotting, JD too

Yazan: mulligan | 30 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

Ben Curtis sits atop the leaderboard with Jim Furyk at -7 af the Cialis Western Open. John Daly made his first appearance at the Western since 1996, drawing huge crowds. JD’s at -2. Leaderboard here. Here’s a classic photo of a John Daly swing — talk about extension!, by Marc Feldman via TGC.



redux: Tiger and John Daly support Michelle Wie

Yazan: mulligan | 30 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

Both Tiger Woods and John Daly support Michelle Wie’s decision to play on a sponsor’s exemption at the John Deere Classic in 2 weeks with the men. Todd Hamilton expressed some question about the wisdom of Michelle playing men’s events, though. Story by The Golf Channel here. Someone should tell that guy named “Big Dog” […]



Luke Donald, the artist

Yazan: mulligan | 29 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

Luke Donald is not only a good young golfer, he’s a pretty good artist as well. His painting of Stephen Ames (winner of last year’s Western Open) is quite impressive (see here), and is the tournament’s official artwork this year. Donald (originally from the UK) got a degree in art while at Northwestern. If he […]



St. Andrews Unloaded

Yazan: mulligan | 29 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

It’s hard to believe that the (British) Open Championship is only 2 weeks away. If you plan on going and haven’t made your travel arrangements yet, well … good luck. In contrast to Augusta adding more difficulty, the Old Course at St. Andrews is getting at least one change to reduce some of the perceived […]



Redux: Augusta Reloaded? – bad idea, says Tiger

Yazan: mulligan | 29 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

Say it’s not so? Hootie Johnson announced that 6 more holes at Augusta (1,4,7,11,15,17) will be lenghthened for play by 2006. The revamping of Augusta will put it at 7,514 yards, apparently the second longest in major history. I don’t like this trend. I’d rather see limits on the technology and equipment, before they start […]



North Wins $350,000 and the ING Par 3 Shootout

Yazan: mulligan | 29 June 2005 | Comments Off
Categories: Uncategorized

Andy North, who is an on-course analyst for ESPN and ABC and former US Open Champion, won the 2005 ING Par 3 Shootout at Treetops in Gaylord, Michigan. North won the tournament after making birdie on the 12th hole (3rd hole of the 2nd day) and then making par to “validate” on the 13th. The […]




Email: thegolfblog [@] gmail.com

Advertise Here

Archives