Friday, November 30, 2012

Baboon Steals Food at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Here's a fun video clip to watch on your Friday afternoon.  During Golf Channel’s second round coverage of the Nedbank Golf Challenge today, cameras captured entertaining video of a baboon stealing food near the 15th green at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.

Golf Channel’s weekend coverage of the Nedbank Golf Challenge continues Saturday at 9 a.m. ET and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Monday, November 19, 2012

CME Group Titleholders Final Round - Notes & Quotes

On Na Yeon Choi wins the CME Group Titleholders

Golf Channel / CME Group Titleholders Final Round Notes and Quotes
TwinEagles Golf Club
Naples, Fla.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

On Na Yeon Choi’s victory
Golf Channel analyst Judy Rankin: “She has step by step put it all together. She is a very complete player. If you watched her this week, you know that she is a very composed player. That has to bode well for a young woman who still has not even hit the prime of her golf life.”

Golf Channel on-course reporter Jerry Foltz interviewed Na Yeon Choi following her victory 
Choi, on her win: “I had a lot of confidence today, especially with this golf course. I like this golf course. I enjoyed it with my group today. I finished strong this season and I’m really satisfied.”

Choi, on winning the two biggest first place checks on the 2012 LPGA Tour season (CME Group Titleholders and the U.S. Women’s Open): “I am really happy with how I played this season. I won my first major tournament and even this tournament is very big to me.”

Inbee Park Interview with Tom Abbott
2012 Vare Trophy (lowest scoring average for 2012) and 2012 LPGA Money winner Inbee Park sat down with Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott during the tournament broadcast to talk about her season:

Park, on her turnaround in 2012: “Earlier in the season, I wasn’t rolling the ball great. I just couldn’t find the right putter and the right stroke for me. After Wegmans, the putter just starting rolling really good and I was really confident with my putter. I think that was the difference.”

Park, on which trophy means more to her: “They are both really important and they both mean a lot to me. I think the Vare Trophy is the tougher trophy to win because even the last tournament I had to push myself to play good, and until the last round I couldn’t be relaxed. This tournament felt so long, longer than the whole season. That tells me a lot.”

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sun Young Yoo Penalized for Improper Drop

I don't know how many of you caught the CME Group Titleholders second round coverage on Golf Channel Friday.  There was an unfortunate situation where player Sun Young Yoo was penalized one stroke for an improper drop.  What is your take on this type of rule violation? Rules are rules? or should there be some leniency?  Have a look and decide for yourself...

Here's a look at the reaction and analysis from Golf Channel's Rich Lerner and Judy Rankin...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stacy Lewis Wins her Fourth Tournament of the Year

Three Consecutive Closing-Hole Birdies Puts Lewis Within Reach of 2012 LPGA Tour Player of the Year Honors

Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis captured her LPGA-leading fourth victory of the 2012 season by winning the Mizuno Classic at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima, Japan.  Staking her claim atop the short list of 2012 LPGA Player of the Year contenders, Lewis shot an 11-under 205 for the 54-hole event, winning by one stroke.  With this latest victory Lewis remains second on Rolex Rankings, the highest ranked American Golfer on the LPGA Tour, and looks to earn LPGA Player of the Year honors, becoming the first American to do so in 18 years. 

Displaying the poise and consistency she has shown all year, Lewis secured her fourth title of the season with the help of her Mizuno JPX-800 Pro irons, MP T-11 wedges, MP-650 fairway wood, JPX-825 Hybrid and JPX-800 driver.  Lewis started the final round with a seven-shot deficit, but consecutive birdies on the final three holes earned her a thrilling one-shot victory. 

“We’d like to congratulate Stacy on her LPGA-leading fourth victory of the season,” said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Mizuno USA Golf.  “Throughout her ambassadorship with Mizuno, she has been humble and genuine, and we are thrilled to watch her develop into one of the best players on the LPGA Tour.”

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Golf Shows on TV

Looking for some entertaining golf shows to watch?  Here's are some short previews of a few of the great golf shows airing Tuesday evenings on the Golf Channel...

Big Break Greenbrier - Tuesdays 9 PM ET

Chasing the Dream - Tuesdays 10 PM ET

Our Longest Drive - Tuesdays 10:30 PM ET