I’ve always wanted to live in Rancho Santa Fe with a home which has a practice green and short game area and fantastic views. The $7.095 million price might be a little bit out of a golf blogger’s range though.
Phil Mickelson's Rancho Santa Fe home for sale, $7 million
Phil Mickelson is selling his pad in Rancho Santa Fe through agent Susan Bartow at www.SusanSellsLuxury.com. Didn’t realize what effect missing the cut this past weekend at the Farmers would have (just a joke… take it easy).
Humana Challenge DVR Alert
Venue: Nicklaus Private Course, PGA West, La Quinta, California
Palmer Private Course, PGA West, La Quinta, California
Golf Channel Airtimes
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Replay)
Just read a piece in the USA Today (not that I read that publication much) which talked about Callaway’s new direction in marketing. They’ve brought on a new agency (Factory Design Labs) and also Justin Timberlake to consult with them.
“Looking to pump up sales and promote its two new products for 2012— the RAZR Fit driver and the Hex Black Tour golf ball — Callaway Golf is pumping up the volume in a game long known for its tranquility. Callaway hired marketing agency Factory Design Labs, who came up with the concept to take golf to a place it has never been – the neon-induced, over-the-top, volume-busting Las Vegas Strip. Factory Design then got in touch with Kahn and Justin Timberlake, the multiple Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor, musician and avid golfer, to collaborate on a campaign that is as unique as it is eye-catching.”
The result is a campaign which is going to start toward the end of January which features Phil Mickelson and other Callaway players hitting shots on the Las Vegas strip with volcanoes erupting and pyrotechnics exploding. Sounds fun. I’d like to try that. I’m not really a Justin Timberlake fan so I guess I’m not the demographic they’re going for, even though my demographic is the one with the money to spend.
It will be interesting to see what they do and how successful the campaign is.
This Presidents Cup was enjoyable to watch. The USA won the Cup, 19-15. Not surprising. They simply had more firepower than the International team.
The star of the week wasn’t Jim Furyk, who went 5-0. It wasn’t Tiger Woods either, who seemed to find it the last two days after going 0-3 the first two days. The star was the course. I’ve got Royal Melbourne on my golf bucket list now. I would love to putt those greens and try hitting shots out of those bunkers.
|USA WINS CUP 19-15
|Sunday Singles Matches
||LOSE 1 DOWN
||LOSE 2 & 1
||LOSE 3 & 2
||LOSE 2 DOWN
||WIN 5 & 3
||WIN 3 & 2
||LOSE 2 & 1
||LOSE 1 DOWN
||WIN 4 & 3
||WIN 7 & 5
||WIN 4 & 3
||WIN 2 & 1
|SINGLES: USA 6 – INTERNATIONAL 6
Quotes of the week
There were a couple of quotes which really made me laugh, probably because my mind is in the gutter. Greg Norman asks wives and girlfriends of the players to help them relax by “taking care of them.” Ahem.
Tiger was talking about a two foot putt which surprisingly wasn’t given to his partner Steve Stricker:
“I don’t think he’s missed one of those since coming out of the womb.”
During the NBC broadcast, Johnny Miller might have used a better choice of words when describing Tiger:
“Tiger’s been known to make his partners gag a little bit.”
Uh, no comment.
Critics are commenting about the pairings for Sunday’s Presidents Cup and I can hear what they’re saying. From a ratings standpoint, the big name players Like Woods may be completely irrelevant by their back nine as the Cup could be over by then. But that is assuming the early USA players win some matches. You never know. That’s why they play the game.
Presidents Cup Sunday Pairings
MATCH 23: K.T. Kim, International vs. Webb Simpson, USA
MATCH 24: Dustin Johnson, USA vs. Charl Schwartzel, International
MATCH 25: Ryo Ishikawa, International vs. Bubba Watson, USA
MATCH 26: Bill Haas, USA vs. Geoff Ogilvy, International
MATCH 27: Jason Day, International vs. Hunter Mahan, USA
MATCH 28: Nick Watney, USA vs. K.J. Choi, International
MATCH 29: Adam Scott, International vs. Phil Mickelson, USA
MATCH 30: Matt Kuchar, USA vs. Retief Goosen, International
MATCH 31: Ernie Els, International vs. Jim Furyk, USA
MATCH 32: David Toms, USA vs. Robert Allenby, International
MATCH 33: Aaron Baddeley, International vs. Tiger Woods, USA
MATCH 34: Steve Stricker, USA vs. Y,E. Yang, International
Presidents Cup Final Round TV Schedule
Saturday: 6:30PM-12:30AM ET Golf Channel
Sunday: 12PM-6PM ET (replay) NBC