Tiger, Phil, Furyk and More

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.

It appears that the U.S. isn’t the only country screaming about how our tax dollars are being spent. The folks down under are questioning the use of $1.5 million of taxpayers’ money to lure Tiger Woods to Australia. Woods will be paid a $3 million appearance fee to play in the Australian Masters in November and many Australians are not thrilled about it. It may seem like a misuse of funds but wait until those mates get a view of that fist pump when he eagles eighteen! Check it out.

Jim Furyk has the lead in the Transitions Championship on the difficult Innisbrook course. Furyk took some extra time off at the start of this season. He said he felt he had played too much golf and needed a break. Furyk is a real competitor and when his putter is working there are few better. He is coming into form at the right time and should be one of the contenders at the Masters. Check it out.

The PGA Tour stop in Memphis has been renamed to the St. Jude Classic. It dropped the “Stanford” name due to the federal investigation of its main sponsor; Stanford Financial. I know it will never happen but I would love to see all the corporate names removed from the tournaments. I know they pay big bucks and the PGA Tour could not live without them but a guy can dream. Can’t he? Check it out.

Callaway Golf has signed a new deal with Perry Ellis for a new clothing line. That’s great. Now, the first thing they need to do is to get Phil Mickelson to a tailor and fix those sleeves of his that he has altered. They look too cheap Phil. Check it out.

Everyone is feeling the financial pinch this year and golf clubs, public and private, are no different. I doubt that Winged Foot or Shinnecock Hills is having a sale on memberships but plenty of clubs are trying new ways to survive. Check it out.

Who says that kids today spend too much time texting and gaming? Michael Young from Arizona is making a real difference in his community. He is putting on his charity tournament for the fourth year and he is only 15! Send your resume to Tim Finchem; the tour could use your help Mike. Check it out.


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