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TPC Sawgrass blog posts all week! Stay tuned.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 4th, 2009
Categories: GolfGolf CoursesHackersPGA TourTiger Woods

Now that I’ve experienced The TPC Sawgrass Stadium course first hand, I’m going to post a review and a bunch of cool nuggets on the course for TPC week! Stay tuneed to Hooked On Golf Blog for all the fun stuff.

I’ll go over each hole, the course, and even the amenities right down to the locker room. I’ll also talk about what it is like for a hack amateur to try and hit a shot on the #17th island green.

Golf on TV this week – The big guns are in action

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods

Set your DVR or tune in, because Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera and a whole bunch of other big guns are in action this week at the “Quail Hollow Championship.”

Quail Hollow Championship television coverage:
Thursday 4/30 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Thursday 4/30 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Saturday 5/2 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 5/3 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF

Open de Espana:
European Tour
Thursday 4/30 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 5/1 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 5/2 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET GOLF
Sunday 5/3 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET GOLF

Obama asks Tiger Woods to bail out the U.S. Government. CAPTION CONTEST!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Categories: MiscellaneousTiger Woods

Tiger Woods met President Obama at the White House.  Tiger Looks pretty good in a suit, but I prefer a red golf shirt.  No word on what they talked about.

I think it is time for a caption contest for this photo.  I’ll run it here at at The Golf Space.  Maybe I can come up with a golf related boobie prize for the best caption.

Here are my first few captions which hit my cranium over my morning coffee:

“Obama asks Tiger Woods to bail out the U.S. Government at the White House.”

“Tiger Woods at the top of Obama’s list of CEOs who make too much money.”

“Obama asks Tiger Woods to help him promote socialism by sharing all his money with the US citizens.”

“Obama blames the probable bankruptcy of Buick on Tiger’s excessive endorsement fees.  Asks Tiger to buy the company.”

Comment in your captions below.

Dottie Pepper calls out Sergio Garcia

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Categories: Golf MediaPGA Tour

Lately I’ve had a bit of a middle age crush on Dottie Pepper.  Well that just spiked because Dottie called out Sergio for his childish behavior/comments at the Masters.  You go girl.

No athlete is beyond making knucklehead moves with the media — I have my own long list of regrets — but you can turn such a misstep into a positive by dealing with it honestly. When you do apologize, as Sergio did two days later, don’t issue a statement that sounds as if another person wrote it. (I can’t recall hearing Sergio use the word iconic before.) Fans forgive those who ‘fess up and take responsibility. Such contrition goes hand in hand with taking responsibility for your own game, a key to succeeding, as Kenny Perry did after just plain ol’ losing the Masters. Sergio will have plenty of opportunity to make amends at the Players. If he doesn’t, I can’t begin to imagine how brutal the U.S. Open fans are going to be at Bethpage.

Love ’em or not, I’d rather have announcers like Dottie Pepper and Johnny Miller who have enough golf balls to call a spade a spade and aren’t afraid to have an opinion.  I’d much rather hear that than hear them spewing out a bunch of generic panderous rubbish.

2009 LPGA Corning Classic will be the last

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
Categories: LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour announced that this year will be the last for the Corning Classic, a tourney which has had the same sponsor since 1979. They were unable to find new sponsors.

LPGA Corning Classic Jack Benjamin:

“This is a most difficult decision for all of us. Everyone involved with the event is passionate about it and about the LPGA players who have been a part of it for more than three decades.

But the realities are that the revenue opportunities in the marketplace will not support the components needed to successfully host a major event like this in our community moving forward.”

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