Bob Goalby, who won Masters after scorecard flub, dies at 92
Obit Goalby Golf FILE -B ob Goalby gets the traditional green jacket as champion of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., April 14, 1968, from the previous year's winner, Gay Brewer. Goalby's death Wednesday in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois, was confirmed by the PGA Tour and by Bill Haas, his great nephew. The Masters was among his 11 victories on the PGA Tour, and Goalby won twice on what is now the PGA Tour Champions. The last of his 11 PGA Tour titles was the Bahamas National Open in 1971. Goalby and De Vicenzo remained friends, and were partners twice in a PGA Tour Champions event.wftv.com
Wolff settles for a 2-shot lead over Scheffler at Mayakoba
Wolff had no trouble making birdies on the day after he opened with a 10-birdie round of 61. That dropped him to 13-under 129, still in the lead and looking to be in command of his game. “It was a hard finish, but I was really happy with how I played today,” Wolff said. Following a round like I had yesterday, it’s not always easy to come out and keep on making birdies and glad I proved to myself that I could do it. He finished with a par for a 64 and wound up within two shots of the lead.wftv.com
From father to son, Tiger Woods looking only for enjoyment
Woods is playing for the first time, turning a cozy December gathering into must-see TV. Stories abound of the late Earl Woods placing his toddler son in a high chair, mesmerized watching his father swing a club. Earl Woods made his son ask to play golf, and only if his homework was finished. Woods only remembers those days as time spent with his father — just like now. “Who wouldn't want to be like your dad if your dad is Tiger Woods?” Thomas said.
The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. Los Angeles center Brian Allen was the first NFL player to confirm he had tested positive for coronavirus back in April. The list is used for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have had close contact with someone who tested positive. ___Bill Haas has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the RSM Classic this week at Sea Island. ___An unidentified New York Giants player has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the team to work remotely Tuesday.
Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. Harris English tested positive Monday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Watney laughed at the notion he might be responsible for PGA Tour players all getting a WHOOP strap, which can provide early indications of the virus. Since the positive test, Watney has been in his room. 123 in the FedEx Cup standings, and the positive test cost him at least a month of competition.
With a swing and silence, PGA Tour gets back to business
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)FORT WORTH, Texas With one swing met with silence, the PGA Tour got back to business Thursday at Colonial. Ryan Palmer was selected to hit the opening tee shot at the Charles Schwab Challenge as a Colonial member who raised money for COVID-19 pandemic relief through his Pros For A Purpose campaign. The last PGA Tour event was March 12 at The Players Championship for the opening round. The tour first announced there'd be no fans the rest of the week, and by the end of the day canceled the tournament and eventually 10 more. Players also were told they should handle their own clubs, and caddies should wipe down flagsticks after handling them.