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Golf On TV This Week

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to be here at the HP Byron Nelson Championship to enjoy the SPECTACULAR weather, here are the television coverage times below for the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and European Tour.

HP Byron Nelson Championship
PGA TOUR
Thursday 5/26 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/27 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/28 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 5/29 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS

BMW PGA Championship
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Sergio Garcia WD’s from BRITISH Open qualifier

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Sergio Garcia

Can Garcia scratch his way into the British or U.S. Open?

In order to be eligible for the BRITISH (not U.S.) OPEN, Sergio Garcia must go through the qualification process because his world ranking is currently not high enough for automatic entry.  That qualification round was to take place today.

Garcia withdrew from his qualifier this morning due to an infected fingernail.

“Unfortunately had to wd from qualifier this morning because of an infected fingernail in my left hand. Couldn’t hold the club comfortably even after 5 holes. Hopefully I’ll be fine for Thursday at the (Byron) Nelson! Sorry guys.” ~Sergio Garcia via Twitter

A fingernail can derail a world class player’s chances to play in the Open. Speechless.


Donald and Kaymer – Quest for #1

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, May 21st, 2011
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Volvo World Match Play Final Four

Semifinal Match #1 – Kaymer vs Donald – The Rematch

Luke Donald or Martin Kaymer could attain the #1 world golf ranking with a win this week at the VWMP.  Looks like they’ll have to face each other for the semifinal of the VWMP, in a rematch of the Accenture Match play, which Luke won back in Arizona a few months ago.

Poulter vs Colsaerts

The other semifinal at the VWMP is between Nicolas Colsaerts and Ian Poulter.  Colsaerts dispatched Graeme McDowell while Poulter beat Francesto Molinari.

Thoughts

The world golf ranking doesn’t necessarily tell us who the best player is right now.  Personally I believe that Luke Donald should own that title.

You could argue that Kaymer, Donald and Poulter are the three best match play competitors on the planet.


Golf on TV this week

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
PGA TOUR
Thursday 5/19 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/20 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/21 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 5/22 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS

Volvo World Match Play Championship
European Tour
Thursday 5/19 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/20 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/21 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/22 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF

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Justin Rose writes premature eptiaph of Seve Ballesteros because of reporter’s questions.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 6th, 2011
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This is making me ill.  I’m sick with the thought that someone misinformed Justin Rose who then posted on Twitter that Seve Ballesteros has died.  I’ve tried my best to get in touch with Justin to check his source and get him to take that down if it isn’t true.  I sure hope it isn’t.  No response from Justin.

On Friday 6th May 2011, @JustinRose99 said:

Just stepped off the course to hear about the death of Seve. One of my idols. What dignity and courage he showed thru what must be the hardest of times. That’s when the true character of a man comes out. I saw how strong my dad was in his last days and I have no doubt Seve was the same. Sad day for golf.

What a black eye for Justin if he has in fact written the epitaph for a great golf legend who has yet to pass.  The viral nature of Twitter has people “re-tweeting” or reposting this news which may not be true.  I’m very sad.

Meanwhile all the golf scribes who only post on Twitter and don’t read other people’s posts have no idea that half the people on there are worried about Seve’s death, while they post the “great news” that Tiger Woods has committed to play in THE PLAYERS Championship.  Gag.

UPDATE 40 minutes later

Justin has responded with this quote below.  I feel bad for the guy.  If some bonehead reporter really did ask him about the death of Seve, the guy should be stripped of his credentials.

As I stepped off I answered Q’s on his death. From golf reporters! I feel terrible if I have jumped the gun. Was on course for 5 hrs… Thought that something like that should’ve been factual! Felt compelled to say something about the great man. #confused#thrownunderthebus

UPDATE 60 minutes later

It appears that the reporter who asked Rose the questions was Alex Miceli.  Below are his last three tweets, ordered newest to oldest, explaining and apologizing for the incident.  Man what a black eye for both people.  I feel very bad for both of them.

Alex Miceli
Clearly our world has changed, always trying to get the story immediately, but I should’ve known better.
Alex Miceli
It’s clearly a mistake at this point and I apolgize to Justin and all those that read the tweet.
Alex Miceli
Justin Rose tweeted that Seve has died becuase of questions I asked him after his round.
UPDATE 70 minutes later from Justin Rose
Guys, feel sick to my stomach about the mistake I made there. Please understand the circumstances in which I made my comment. Right off the course, circled by media, asking on my thoughts and memories of Seve. I am relieved to be wrong and I know this info has saddened a lot of people. I felt compelled to share my respect for him immediately. I never would have thought to confirm such a fact. #sorry. Apologies to the Ballesteros family.

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