Golf World At A Glance; December 29th, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!
As the New Year approaches, we find as always that Tiger once again makes the headlines, and not in the most positive way. Proctor & Gamble Co. will not be renewing the endorsement deal with Tiger Woods, adding yet another company that has let Tiger go after last year’s revelations concerning his infidelity. Woods was part of a three-year “Gillette Champions” marketing campaign, and he has now been phased out with several other sporting celebrities. Woods has not been used in the actual campaign for some months.
As we wait for the weather to warm up and the golfing season to be in full-swing again, next year’s tournaments are in the work. Unfortunately once again for Tiger, the Australian Open will be preceding the Presidents Cup which could potentially put the Australian Masters opposite Wood’s own tournament in California. The Open will be held Nov 10-13, while the Australian PGA will be played 24-27, with the Australian Masters tentatively scheduled for Dec 1-4.
David Fay, the executive director of the U.S Golf Association is retiring after two decades as top dog. Fay’s announcement Friday came as somewhat of a surprise, though he turned 60 two months ago. He first joined the USGA in 1978 and became its sixth executive director in 1989, serving under 12 presidents. While a national search goes on to find Fay’s replacement, deputy executive director Mike Butz will take over. We at Knetgolf wish David Fay a long and happy retirement.
And can you be held responsible if one of your errant shots hit someone else on the green if you fail to call a warning shot? According to New York’s top court, you can’t! New York Court of Appeals dismissed a personal injury lawsuit Tuesday after a Dr. Azad Anand was hit on the head in October 2002 while looking for a stray ball fairway. The hitter of the ball was a Dr. Anoop Kapoor, whom had failed to yell “Fore” in advance of his shot from the rough. The knock on the head blinded Anand in one eyes. However, seven judges sided with the lower courts and it was found that Kapoor’s failure to yell did not amount to intentional or reckless conduct.
And finally, in the last post we mentioned how Graeme McDowell had been named the European Tour Player of the Year jointly with Martin Kaymer. He has now been voted Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America, beating out Jim Furyk and Martin Kaymer. McDowell also received the Golf Writers Trophy from the British Association of Golf Writers. Congratulations once again to Mr. McDowell!
That’s it from us today at Knetgolf.com, hoping you all have a merry and safe New Years!
-the team at Knetgolf.com