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Tiger Woods BMW Invitational Rules Controversy

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Did Tiger see his ball move at the 2013 BMW?

Admittedly, I have not watched the BMW Championship. Like many golf viewers, I find my interest in watching professional golf wanes as college and NFL football season begins. It also wanes when the final major championship is over, the PGA Championship.

Jim Furyk shot a 28 on the back nine Friday at the BMW, his first nine hole. Amazing. 6th time in PGA Tour history. 59’s are becoming more and more common. The bar is moving lower and lower. Nice job Jim.

I did manage to watch footage of Tiger Woods’s rules violation Friday. I tend to not write much about Tiger as the rest of the golf media nauseatingly over-covers him. But I felt this time I would share some thoughts on his quadruple bogey Friday.

On his first hole Friday, Tiger knocked a shot into some trees. Inside the trees Tiger then began moving loose impediments. No problem. He was working away at moving small twigs and rocks until he came upon a larger twig next to his ball. He started to move the twig and the ball moved. He immediately stopped moving the twig and paused. It was at that time that I expected Tiger would have called a rules official or his playing partner over to inform them that he caused his ball to move. He did nothing of the sort. He proceeded to hit his shot, make double bogey on the hole and move on.

A few holes later Woods was assessed a two stroke penalty for causing his ball to move. Woods denied that he moved the ball. PGA Tour rules official Slugger White played the video for Woods several times before Woods accepted the penalty and walked off.

Later unverified reports stated that Woods punched a wall in anger. He still contends that the ball “oscillated,” meaning that it moved but returned to its original position. The video however, shows clearly that the ball did move.

The penalty would have only been one stroke if Woods would have proceeded properly and put his ball back to its original position. Since Woods didn’t return the ball to the proper position, he was assessed another penalty stroke.

What I Saw

I clearly saw the ball move, as did the PGA Tour’s rules official Slugger White. I find it odd that Woods stopped at the very moment the ball moved, no longer moving any more impediments, yet says he didn’t see the ball move.  Tiger would have been a hero to the press if he would have called the penalty on himself.  He would also be one one shot closer to the lead.

What are your thoughts on this? Did he see the ball move and knowingly cheat by not calling a penalty on himself? Only one person really knows, Tiger.  Perhaps he saw the ball oscillate and return to its original position? Or did he not see anything? If you think he didn’t see anything, how could he not, as he was moving a stick right by the ball? If he didn’t see the ball move, why did he suddenly stop when the ball moved?

I’d like to hear your opinion on this.


Golf on TV This Week – BMW Championship – FedEx Cup Playoffs 3rd Round

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Categories: European TourLPGA TourPGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryTiger WoodsWeb.com Tour
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BMW ChampionshipPGA Tour
BMW Championship – 3rd FedEx Cup Playoff Event
Dates: Sept. 12-15
Venue: Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (NBC Replay)
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (NBC Replay)

NBC Airtimes (Eastern)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. (Live)Evian Championship

LPGA TourLPGA Tour
Evian Championship
Dates: Sept. 12-15
Venue: Route du Golf. The Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 6:30-11:30 a.m. (Live) / 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 8:30 a.m.-Noon (Tape Delay) / 9-11 p.m. (Replay)

NBC Airtimes (Eastern)
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Web.com Tour LogoWeb.com Tour – 3rd Playoff Event
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
Dates: Sept. 12-15
Venue: The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 7-9 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 5-7 a.m. (Replay)

European Tour Logo - GolfEuropean Tour
KLM Open
Dates: Sept. 12-15
Venue: Kennemer Golf & Country Club, Zandvoort, Netherlands

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 2-6 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Monday 2:30-5 a.m. (Tape Delay)


Sony Open Leader Board Through 2nd Round

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, January 14th, 2012
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Below is the full leader board through two rounds for the PGA Tour’s Sony Open. Table one shows all those who made the cut and table two is all the players who missed the cut.

SONY OPEN Leader Board Through Two Rounds
1
Matt Every
-10 66 64 130
T2
David Hearn
-8 66 66 132
T2
Carl Pettersson
-8 65 67 132
T4
Pat Perez
-7 66 67 133
T4
Brendon de Jonge
-7 71 62 133
T4
Doug LaBelle II
-7 66 67 133
T7
Kyle Stanley
-6 66 68 134
T7
Bud Cauley
-6 66 68 134
T7
Charles Howell III
-6 67 67 134
T7
Sean O’Hair
-6 67 67 134
T7
William McGirt
-6 67 67 134
T7
Jeff Maggert
-6 69 65 134
T7
Spencer Levin
-6 67 67 134
T7
Johnson Wagner
-6 68 66 134
T7
Keegan Bradley
-6 67 67 134
T7
Kris Blanks
-6 68 66 134
T17
John Senden
-5 68 67 135
T17
Duffy Waldorf
-5 69 66 135
T17
Billy Mayfair
-5 68 67 135
T17
Harrison Frazar
-5 67 68 135
T17
Steve Stricker
-5 66 69 135
T17
Gavin Coles
-5 69 66 135
T17
Michael Thompson
-5 70 65 135
T17
Will Claxton
-5 66 69 135
T17
Tadd Fujikawa
-5 69 66 135
T17
Chris DiMarco
-5 70 65 135
T17
Stephen Ames
-5 67 68 135
T17
Ken Duke
-5 66 69 135
T17
Graham DeLaet
-5 63 72 135
T30
Sang-Moon Bae
-4 68 68 136
T30
Jerry Kelly
-4 70 66 136
T30
Ted Potter, Jr.
-4 68 68 136
T30
Roberto Castro
-4 67 69 136
T30
Chris Stroud
-4 68 68 136
T30
Stewart Cink
-4 70 66 136
T30
Josh Teater
-4 69 67 136
T30
Brendon Todd
-4 68 68 136
T30
Bobby Gates
-4 68 68 136
T39
Scott Piercy
-3 69 68 137
T39
Zach Johnson
-3 72 65 137
T39
Steve Wheatcroft
-3 69 68 137
T39
Koumei Oda
-3 72 65 137
T39
Tommy Biershenk
-3 71 66 137
T39
Corey Pavin
-3 70 67 137
T39
D.A. Points
-3 68 69 137
T39
J.J. Killeen
-3 68 69 137
T39
John Huh
-3 72 65 137
T39
Harris English
-3 67 70 137
T39
Colt Knost
-3 66 71 137
T50
Seung-yul Noh
-2 66 72 138
T50
Daniel Summerhays
-2 69 69 138
T50
Brian Harman
-2 72 66 138
T50
Nathan Green
-2 69 69 138
T50
Greg Owen
-2 69 69 138
T50
Vijay Singh
-2 71 67 138
T50
Rory Sabbatini
-2 67 71 138
T50
Webb Simpson
-2 66 72 138
T50
K.J. Choi
-2 65 73 138
T50
Jhonattan Vegas
-2 67 71 138
T50
Brian Gay
-2 69 69 138
T50
John Rollins
-2 70 68 138
T62
George McNeill
-1 69 70 139
T62
Ryuji Imada
-1 71 68 139
T62
Tommy Gainey
-1 73 66 139
T62
Chris Kirk
-1 69 70 139
T62
Joe Ogilvie
-1 71 68 139
T62
Kevin Chappell
-1 72 67 139
T62
Erik Compton
-1 71 68 139
T62
Jarrod Lyle
-1 69 70 139
T62
Alex Aragon
-1 69 70 139
T62
Alexandre Rocha
-1 70 69 139
T62
Chad Campbell
-1 70 69 139
T62
Jeff Overton
-1 69 70 139
T62
Justin Leonard
-1 71 68 139
T62
Tim Herron
-1 68 71 139
T62
Tom Pernice Jr.
-1 69 70 139
T62
Jason Kokrak
-1 69 70 139
T62
Tadahiro Takayama
-1 70 69 139
T62
Billy Hurley III
-1 68 71 139
T62
Jonas Blixt
-1 72 67 139
PLAYERS WHO FAILED TO MAKE THE CUT
Jimmy Walker
72 68 140
Hunter Haas
72 68 140
Marco Dawson
71 69 140
John Mallinger
72 68 140
Michael Bradley
72 68 140
David Toms
73 67 140
Toshinori Muto
72 68 140
Russell Knox
70 70 140
David Mathis
72 68 140
Chad Collins
72 68 140
Rocco Mediate
71 69 140
Cameron Beckman
68 72 140
Kyle Reifers
65 75 140
Mark Wilson
73 68 141
Scott Stallings
67 74 141
John Merrick
72 69 141
Shane Bertsch
72 69 141
Arjun Atwal
70 71 141
Ryo Ishikawa
71 70 141
Blake Adams
71 71 142
Jonathan Byrd
74 68 142
Briny Baird
75 67 142
Jason Dufner
71 71 142
Ricky Barnes
67 75 142
Troy Matteson
73 69 142
Jim Carter
72 71 143
WC Liang
70 73 143
Richard H. Lee
70 73 143
Hideki Matsuyama
71 72 143
Patrick Sheehan
71 72 143
Steve Marino
74 69 143
Ryan Palmer
69 74 143
Danny Lee
72 71 143
Martin Flores
68 75 143
Stephen Gangluff
72 71 143
Edward Loar
70 73 143
Matt Bettencourt
75 69 144
Robert Allenby
73 71 144
Miguel Tabuena
71 73 144
Cameron Tringale
70 74 144
Nick Mason
71 73 144
Davis Love III
70 75 145
Paul Goydos
75 70 145
Parker McLachlin
71 74 145
Daniel Chopra
71 74 145
Miguel Angel Carballo
71 74 145
Jesper Parnevik
76 70 146
Sunghoon Kang
72 74 146
Kevin Na
75 71 146
Mark Anderson
72 74 146
Troy Kelly
72 74 146
Roland Thatcher
73 73 146
Scott Dunlap
73 73 146
Jason Bohn
74 72 146
Derek Lamely
71 75 146
Shigeki Maruyama
74 72 146
Gary Christian
73 73 146
John Oda
73 73 146
Charlie Beljan
73 74 147
Scott Brown
74 73 147
Kevin Kisner
73 74 147
Kyle Thompson
75 73 148
Eric Dugas
73 75 148
Heath Slocum
76 75 151

Can Tseng hang? #1 female golfer could play in PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, November 4th, 2011
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Yani TsengYani Tseng, the #1 female golfer on this planet, may get a sponsor’s exemption to play in the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open.  I’ve covered the Puerto Rico Open, which struggles to get a good field and major air time.  It goes up against the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship which is in Doral at the TPC Blue Monster, March 5-11.  The WGC event pulls the top 50 players in the world, so the Puerto Rico Open struggles for sloppy seconds.

So a great way to create a buzz and generate a lot more media attention for the Puerto Rico Open would be to have the #1 female golfer in the world tee it up against the men. That is apparently the plan of the general chairman of the event, Sidney Wolf:

“Having the number one player here would open our event to a broader audience.  It could open up the possibility of a LPGA event here, and ultimately help us raise funds for our charities.  It would also create awareness of Puerto Rico globally, which would economically be very positive for the island.”

Tseng however, hasn’t accepted the exemption because strangely she hasn’t been contacted.

“It’s a little odd that this came through the media without Yani being contacted first about her interest.  The Puerto Rico Open still hasn’t contacted anyone from Yani’s team. This is all coming to her indirectly through the media.” ~Ernie Huang, Tseng’s management team

Can Tseng Compete On The Course?

The PR Open is held at Trump International Golf Club, a fairly flat track with some rolling hills lining the holes.  The length of the course is a massive 7,569 yards at SEA LEVEL.  With an LPGA leading driving distance of 267.911 (yes they go three decimal points on the LPGA), that would put her at quite a disadvantage.  The PGA TOUR average in driving distance is 290, and her 267.911 would be good enough for 187th place on tour in that category–dead last.  Tseng would definitely need to rely on her short game and putting to make up for her distance disadvantage.


2012 PGA Tour Season Schedule Released

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Categories: (British) Open ChampionshipPGA ChampionshipPGA TourPro GolfTiger WoodsU.S. OPEN
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2012 PGA Tour Regular Season
Week Tournament TV
Jan. 2-9 Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Monday finish)
Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course)
Kapalua, Hawaii
GOLF

Jan. 9-15 Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae Country Club
Honolulu, Hawaii
GOLF

Jan. 16-22 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation
PGA WEST (**Palmer Private Course, Nicklaus Private Course); La Quinta CC
La Quinta, Calif.
GOLF

Jan. 23-29 Farmers Insurance Open
Torrey Pines Golf Course (**South Course, North Course)
San Diego, Calif.
GOLF/CBS

Jan. 30-Feb. 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open
TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)
Scottsdale, Ariz.
GOLF/CBS

Feb. 6-12 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
**Pebble Beach GL, Spyglass Hill GC, Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore Course)
Pebble Beach, Calif.
GOLF/CBS

Feb. 13-19 Northern Trust Open
Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
GOLF/CBS

Feb. 20-26 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
Marana, Ariz.
Mayakoba Golf Classic
El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
GOLF/NBC

GOLF


Feb. 27-March 4 The Honda Classic
PGA National (Champion Course)
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
GOLF/NBC

March 5-11 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
Doral Golf Resort & Spa (TPC Blue Monster Course)
Doral, Fla.
Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
GOLF

GOLF/NBC


March 12-18 Transitions Championship
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (Copperhead Course)
Palm Harbor, Fla.
GOLF/NBC

March 19-25 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge
Orlando, Fla.
GOLF/NBC

March 26-April 1 Shell Houston Open
Redstone Golf Club (Tournament Course)
Houston, Texas
GOLF/NBC

April 2-8 Masters Tournament#
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Ga.
ESPN/CBS

April 9-15 RBC Heritage
Harbour Town Golf Links
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
GOLF/CBS

April 16-22 Valero Texas Open
TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course)
San Antonio, Texas
GOLF/CBS

April 23-29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
TPC Louisiana
New Orleans, La.
GOLF/CBS

April 30-May 6 Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club
Charlotte, N.C.
GOLF/CBS

May 7-13 THE PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
GOLF/NBC

May 14-20 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas (TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas)
Irving, Texas
GOLF/CBS

May 21-27 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Colonial Country Club
Fort Worth, Texas
GOLF/CBS

May 28-June 3 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
Muirfield Village Golf Club
Dublin, Ohio
GOLF/CBS

June 4-10 FedEx St. Jude Classic
TPC Southwind
Memphis, Tenn.
GOLF/CBS

June 11-17 U.S. Open#
Olympic Club (Lake Course)
San Francisco, Calif.
ESPN/NBC

June 18-24 Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands
Cromwell, Conn.
GOLF/CBS

June 25-July 1 AT&T National
Congressional Country Club
Bethesda, Md.
GOLF/CBS

July 2-8 The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC)
White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
GOLF/CBS

July 9-15 John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run
Silvis, Ill.
GOLF/CBS

July 16-22 The Open Championship#
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
Lancashire, U.K
True South Classic
Annandale Golf Club
Madison, Miss.
ESPN

GOLF


July 23-29 RBC Canadian Open
Hamilton Golf and Country Club
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
GOLF/CBS

July 30-Aug. 5 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
Firestone Country Club (South Course)
Akron, Ohio
Reno-Tahoe Open
Montreux Golf and Country Club
Reno, Nev.
GOLF/CBS

GOLF


Aug. 6-12 PGA Championship#
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course)
Kiawah Island, S.C.
TNT/CBS

Aug. 13-19 Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C.
GOLF/CBS
** – Host Course. # – Not PGA TOUR co-sponsored
PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup
Week Tournament TV
Aug. 20-26 The Barclays
Bethpage State Park (Black Course)
Farmingdale, N.Y.
GOLF/CBS

Aug. 27-Sept. 3 Deutsche Bank Championship (Monday Finish)
TPC Boston
Norton, Mass.
GOLF/NBC

Sept. 3-9 BMW Championship
Crooked Stick Golf Club
Carmel, Ind.
GOLF/NBC

Sept. 10-16 Off week

Sept. 17-23 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, Ga.
GOLF/NBC
Featured events
Week Tournament TV
Sept. 24-30 Ryder Cup
Medinah Country Club (Course No. 3)
Medinah, Ill.
ESPN/NBC

Oct. 22-28 CIMB Asia Pacific Classic*
The MINES Resort & Golf Club
Selangor, Malaysia
GOLF

Oct. 29-Nov. 4 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions*
TBD, China
GOLF
* – Unofficial money
Fall Series
Week Tournament TV
Oct. 1-7 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin
Las Vegas, Nev.
GOLF

Oct. 8-14 Frys.com Open
CordeValle Golf Club
San Martin, Calif.
GOLF

Oct. 15-21 The McGladrey Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course)
St. Simons Island, Ga.
GOLF

Nov. 5-11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
Walt Disney World Resort (**Magnolia Course, Palm Course)
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
GOLF
** – Host course

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