Happy 2011 to all our friends out there!
American Jonathan Byrd won his fifth PGA Tour title Sunday by beating out Robert Garrigus in the season-opening Tournament of Champions, winning a cheque for $1.12 million. What a good way to start off the year!
Speaking of the Tournament of Champions, last Friday Camilo Villegas was disqualified for a rules violation caught by a television viewer that called in after Villegas swatted away some loose pieces of grass in front of the divot on the15th green while the ball was moving down the slope. Rules dictated that a player can’t move any obstacles while the ball is in play. Too bad for Villegas, but good eyes to that television viewer!
Looks like Tiger Woods isn’t having the best year so far; not only has he lost his13-year endorsement deal with Golf Digest, the golf world’s biggest magazine,but he for the first time in years he wasn’t invited to the Tournament ofChampions. While Tiger usually skipped the event, it still must be a blow to his already deflated ego. Golf Digest, which has been Tiger’s second-longest endorsement behind Nike, said that the split occurred when the two parties could not decide on the number of hours. One can’t help but wonder if Tiger’s plummeting stocks in the golf world had anything to do with it.
While that’s all pure speculation, there’s one happy golf story that has the golf world talking. Professional golfers Dustin Johnson and Natalie Gulbis have publicly announced that they are dating after having competed alongside eachother in the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge in early November. Congratulations to the happy couple.
And that’s it for today, wishing you all a safe and happy weekend!
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