Ken Venturi was too ill 13 days ago to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies that put him in a place where he will be remembered for eternity, but thank the lord that he knew before he passed away Friday evening.
His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia, and then an intestinal infection that he could no longer fight.
Two time major champion, Rory McIlroy is fed up with his Management Group, and has decided to do it himself. McIlroy fired Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management, and has indicated he will form his own management team that will include his father. This is the second time since October 2011 that the world’s number two golfer has felt the need to make a change.
He may not be playing golf this week, but it’s a known fact that Tiger Woods drives the sport even when he’s not playing. In fact, people are still talking about his illegal drop at the 15th hole during the second round of the masters. The King, Arnold Palmer has chimed in with his two-cents this week, saying “Tiger knows the rules, he should have withdrawn, he got away with one”.
After making history at the 2013 Masters by being the youngest player to play in the Masters, and make the 36 hole cut, 14 year-old Tianlang Guan has missed the cut in Texas. His run continued at The Zürich Classic of New Orleans where he made the cut, but finished last in the tournament. His 77 on Friday will exclude him from playing on the weekend at The HP Byron Nelson Championship.
The young Chinese star has remained in the United States, and will be attempting to qualify for next month’s US Open.
It appears we are going to finally get a ruling from powers to be next Tuesday regarding the fate of the anchored putting stroke. The USGA and R&A are set to announce their decision, and the word around the circuit doesn’t sound good for the PGA. It looks like the ban will start on January 1st 2016.
Everyone will be looking toward the PGA to see if they are going to comply, or do something that has never been done. Break from the ruling body of golf, and begin the era of bifurcation.
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