To all our American cousins in the South, I hope you enjoyed a hearty Thanksgiving, and snared up some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. (For all you cyber-shoppers, Knetgolf is having a 20% off all golf ball sale for the next week!)
On to the news. We’ll begin, as always, with Tiger Woods, who according, to search engines, is still incredibly popular, being among the top celebrity searches of 2010, finishing ahead of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, President Obama and Kim Kardashian. Not only that, but his private life and scandal was just as interesting to internet surfers as the iPad, bedbugs, and the BP oil Spill. Seems that even with his ever-present scandal hanging over his head, Tiger has become even more interesting to the general public. Speaking of the scandal (again) Tiger might want to turn the T.V off tomorrow night. This week’s episode of “Law & Order: Los Angeles” plot seems to mimic Tiger’s life, with a philandering golf- star and a club-wielding wife. The only difference? She’s ‘rescuing’ him from the swimming pool. That’s gotta sting for Tiger.
An up-and coming golf celebrity has nabbed the PGA European Tour’s Rookie of the Year. Matteo Manasserrio, a 17-year old Italian and the youngest player to win a tour event nabbed the title. Now that it’s official, congratulations!
While Manassero continues to climb, Graeme McDowell has failed to finish the year as Europe’s No.1. The golfer finally faltered after the third round of the Dubai World Championship after playing 5 straight weeks of golf. He admitted his loss though, suffering from a cold and ‘running on fumes’. Knetgolf wishes him a relaxing recovery.
As for European golfers speaking out, shortly after Tiger’s debut on Twitter, he was joined by No. 1 Lee Westwood, sparking humourous banter between him and several other high-profile golfers. His dry wit has so far been very popular with other tweeters; seems that Westwood is going to give Tiger a run for his money in everything!
And finally, some sad news. A maintenance worker at a Florida country club passed away Thursday after being removed from life support after being struck in the temple by a golf ball on Wednesday. Maurice Hayden was pulling weeds at Mayfair Country Club in Sandford when he was struck, and though he has passed, it was an accident and no charges are being laid.
And that’s it for today, wishing you all a very happy week.
-The team at Knetgolf.com
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