“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
This week’s golf action includes a Lord, a Major Championship, the end of an era and the Coolest Guy in Golf.
The PGA Tour honors Lord Byron Nelson at the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resorts Las Colinas. Byron Nelson holds one of the records in sports that will never be broken. He won eleven straight tournaments in 1945. Tiger never taped that record to his bedroom wall. That one will be around forever. Adam Scott will need to break out of his funk to defend his title.
The Seniors Champions Tour kicks off their first major of the season with the Senior PGA Championship. Jay Haas is the defending champion and he will be tested by plenty of players gunning for their first Senior Major. Major winners like Norman, Mize, Lehman and Bernhard Langer will be trying to unseat Haas and take the first major of their season.
The LPGA is ending its thirty one year run at the Corning Classic. In 1979 Penny Pulz pocketed $15,000 for the first win. The winners over the years have been Caponi, Sheehan, Carner, Bradley, Daniels, Jones Inkster and Sorenstam. Twenty eight of the top thirty in the world will send the Corning Classic out in style, including Paula, Brittany, Cristie and Michelle Wie who is trying to make the last Classic her first win.
On the European Tour, The Coolest Guy in Golf will be defending his title at the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in England. Miguel Angel Jimenez, without a doubt the Coolest Guy in Golf, will be in a grouping that features Masters winner Angel Cabrera and new Hall of Famer, Jose Maria Olazábal. Major Champion, Hall of Fame inductee and The Coolest Guy in Golf, those fans will be getting their money’s worth from that one group. John Daly will try to keep his comeback on the right track.