Happy birthday Bobby Jones
Happy birthday to my favorite golfer of all time, Bobby Jones. Yes, ironically Bobby Jones was born on St. Patrick’s Day. No wonder everything at the Masters is green.
I had the pleasure of meeting golf’s greatest professional, Jack Nicklaus. Unfortunately I never had the chance to meet golf’s greatest amateur, Robert Tyre Jones Jr.
Bobby Jones won 13 major championships, the original grand slam and of course was the co-designer and founder of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.
Had Jones not retired from golf at the age of 28, the records Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus set in majors would pale in comparison to what he would have accomplished. 13 majors by 28? Wow. By the time he was 28, Tiger Woods had won eight major championships.
Mr. Jones, I deeply respect what you did for the game of golf and regret that I never had the chance to meet you. I was six years old when you passed. I look forward to continuing to pay my respects to you when standing on the 1st tee of The Old Course at St. Andrews where you stood many times. I’ll be there this July.
Happy birthday Bobby Jones.
Thursday 3/17 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 3/18 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/19 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/19 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET NBC
Sunday 3/20 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/20 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET NBC
Thursday 3/17 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 3/18 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/19 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/20 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET GOLF
RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup
Friday 3/18 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 3/19 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 3/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET GOLF
Tiger Woods tees off at the 2011 Tavistock Cup
The two day Tavistock Cup is now over. Fun to watch some of the world’s best play competitive golf on a Monday and Tuesday.
Team Lake Nona has won with a score of -43, 16 shots ahead of 2nd place team Albany.
Team Lake Nona -43 (Ross Fisher, Retief Goosen, Peter Hanson, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, Oliver Wilson)
Team Albany -27 (Tim Clark, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods)
Team Isleworth -25 (Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Brian Davis, J.B. Holmes, Sean O’Hair, Lee Janzen)
Team Queenwood -18 (Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, David Howell, Soren Kjeldsen, Paul McGinley Adam Scott)
Individual “Payne Stewart Salver Award”
Oliver Wilson wins the individual event within the event, called the Payne Stewart Salver Award with a score of -7. Wilson’s scorecard makes it look like he was playing an executive course with eight 3’s and a 2. He finished with four 3’s in a row.
The 2nd round of the Tavistock Cup is live now on Golf Channel. If you forgot to record it, maybe you can use your computer or an iPhone app to set yoru DVR!
Golf Channel’s coverage today is from 12:00pm ET to 5:00pm ET.
Helicopter delivers players to 2011 Tavistock Cup
Here are the results after today’s first round of the Tavistock Cup. The second round is tomorrow. To see who is on what team, see my first 2011 Tavistock Cup post.
Team Albany -28
Team Isleworth -30
Team Lake Nona -25
Team Queenwood -16