Jack’s 50 Year Love Affair

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May 16th 1959 was the day a love affair began. It was on that day a nineteen year old Jack Nicklaus played his first match in Scotland. He was playing for the United States Walker Cup team at Muirfield. The U.S. won that match and Nicklaus was a young kid with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He had no idea at the time that he would grow to love Scottish golf more than any other. Nor could he have realized the love affair with the people of Scotland that would grow out of his visits to the home of golf. Jack chose to end his playing career at St. Andrews a place he learned to love and where the people loved him like one of their own. Mike Aitken talks to Jack 50 years after the love affair started.

Paul Goydos is a guy you have to like. He is one of the few guys on tour that everybody pulls for. He leads the Valero Texas Open by three strokes. The real story in Texas was Lance Ten Broeck. He played and caddied in the same tournament! That’s never happened on the PGA Tour before, at least no one can come up with anyone who ever tried it before. Lance is Jesper Parnevik’s full time caddy and a former tour player. The greatest thing about this is Lance beat Jesper by three strokes. Talk about bragging rights!

Brittany Lincicome shot a three under 69 to take a two stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen and Ji Young Oh at the Sybase Classic. Brittany has had a feast or famine season. She has two missed cuts, T65, T63, T39 and her first major, The Kraft Nabisco Championship. No one on the tour is enjoying herself more than Brittany. She seems relaxed, confident and happy. A major championship can have that effect on you.


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