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Justin Leonard’s identity stolen while mine is up for free

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Categories: LifeMiscellaneousPGA Tour

Identity theft is one of the largest crimes of our time. Honestly, if someone wants to steal my identity just tell me. You don’t need to steal it. You can have it. If you put it on eBay, I get half of the $.72 you get for it.

Apparently PGA Tour pros aren’t immune to identity theft. Allegedly, a crook in Texas stole Justin Leonard’s identity. He opened credit card accounts and even had a cell phone in Leonard’s name.


The crook who stole Leonard’s identity wasn’t too smart apparently. He used his phony identity in the post office near where Leonard lives, exposing himself to people who recognized that he wasn’t Justin.

Why not go for the big fish?

If you’re going to steal a PGA Tour pro’s identity, why not just go for Tiger Woods’?
Imagine the limits (or lack thereof) for the credit cards you could get with an income of $130,000,000+ per year!

Pop and I take 2nd in Father’s Day tourney

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, June 14th, 2008
Categories: HackersLife

Today is the yearly tournament my pop and I play in at his club.  We’ve won the Father’s Day tournament a few times over the years, but my dad is 72+ now and starting to lose a bit of his game.   Neither of us played too well but with our “smoke and mirrors” we somehow finished one shot ahead of the pack for 2nd.  The first place team ran away and hid.

I’m thankful for the thousands of rounds of golf I’ve played with my dad.  In the future I hope to be for my boy what my pop has been for me on the course.

Pal beats up the cart boy

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
Categories: HackersLifeMiscellaneous

I’m golf blogging from the cafe at my home course. My round today lasted 2.5 holes. During a break between #2 and #3 due to slow play, a fight broke out in the cart barn. It seems that my buddy went to change carts and got in an argument with the cart boy.

20 minutes later, the cart boy is bloody and his $700 glasses are broken. My buddy has blood all over his arm, torso and leg because he had the cart boy in a head lock.

My buddy is 6-4 and the cart boy is all of 5-5. I guess the cart boy took a swing at him after they argued about the carts. My buddy pinned him standing up in a head-lock. The head-lock broke his glasses and cut his face up. The drama.

It was cold and windy anyway so I’m not too mad about cutting the round off.

HELP ME interview superstar athletes!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
Categories: Fantasy GolfGolf MediaHackersLifeMiscellaneousSite NewsTravel

Pro Sports Team ChallengeAs many of you may know, I’ll be down in Palm Springs this Fri-Sun at the Pro Sports Team Challenge. This is an event in which the four major sports in the USA (football, basketball, hockey & baseball) are represented by four all-star players on the golf course. The main beneficiary is the four charities each team will be donating to.

I’ll be playing in the Pro-Am with Michael Strahan of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants Friday, and I’ll have “inside the ropes” access to all the athletes. I can talk to them and interview them.

So help me out. What question have you always wanted to ask John Elway, George Brett, Mario Lemieux?

Here’s the list of players:

John Elway, Michael Strahan, LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees

Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Jason Kidd, George Gervin, Clyde Drexler

Ozzie Smith, George Brett, Vince Coleman, Bret Saberhagen

Mario Lemieux, Brett Hull, Grant Fuhr, Pierre Larouche

Submit your questions here in the comments and I’ll do my best to get some answered!

Added celebs to Team Challenge list

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 1st, 2008
Categories: Golf MediaLifeMiscellaneousSite NewsTravel

The following celebrities will be making an appearance at the Team Challenge, which I’ll be blogcasting live from, this Friday-Sunday:

Dennis Haysbert – 24, The Unit, Allstate spokesperson
Kevin Sorbo – Hercules
Flex Alexander – Actor, comedian
Joel Gretsch – Played Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance
Gregory Itzin – President Logan in 24

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