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Jessica Alba is a luscious 34 tomorrow. 34-24-34. Actress.

Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Dark Angel. 

Intoxicating mix of Mexican, French and Danish.Signed by acting agent at age 12. LOVES to golf. Big fan of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Frightened of flying birds. Named to GQ Magazines' 25 Sexiest Women in film of all time.

I like Spongebob Squarepants. He's goofy, like me.

 

Mickelson WD's From Match Play For 'Personal Reasons'

 


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Phil Mickelson hasn't played in the WGC Match play since 2011, and has never advanced past the third round. Yet, after his sterling 2nd place finish at the Masters, many thought he'd show up.

Nope

Lefty cited “personal reasons” for his decision to not play the event at Harding Park in San Francisco. He's still committed to play in both The Players and the Wells Fargo Championship.

"I'm really happy with the new format and TPC Harding Park is a terrific setting for match play, so it's unfortunate that I won't be able to play this year," Mickelson told the Tour.

The 64-player Match  Play Championship field will be divided into 16 four-player groups. Each group will play round-robin matches within their group on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The player with the best record in each of the four groups advances to the Round of 16 for single-elimination match play (in the event of a two-way tie in a group, head-to-head results will be used as the tiebreaker; a three-way tie will require a sudden-death playoff). The Round of 16 will be played Saturday morning, followed by the Quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. The Semifinals will be Sunday morning, followed by the Championship Match and Consolation Match on Sunday afternoon. 

It's a controversial change, causing another dilemna for the Tour. Wednesday rounds were a must watch as it's an 18-hole nail-biter (especially for TV) to see what stars are bounced. Thus the first three rounds are fairly benign. Sudden death is always a more intruiging watch. Yet, this may help the game's biggest names advance to the weekend--at least that's the Tour's hope.

We'll see...

 

Daly Still Suing PGA Tour Over Strange Incident

 


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John Daly is continuing to sue the PGA Tour over an on-course incident that occurred in 2007 at the Honda Classic. After reading below, the suit does appear to have some merit. But I'm also surprised it's taken this long to be resolved. 

Daly contends he was hurt when a female spectator jumped in front of him to take his picture as he was teeing off at the 12th hole at PGA National. He says he tried to stop his swing, hit behind the ball, and fractured two ribs and separated his right shoulder, negatively impacting his career for the rest of that season and years to come.

“I was playing with Shigeki Maruyama,” Daly said during a wide-ranging interview on his RV, which he parked at Hooters in Augusta in order to sign merchandise and pose for pictures during the most recent Masters Tournament. “This lady didn’t even have a ticket -- she came out of one of the houses. The weird thing is we warned her twice. We didn’t think she’d do it. I hit about that far behind the ball, and my ribs went one way, my shoulder went the other way.”

“Basically everybody there just broke every rule in the book,” he said of the 2007 Honda, adding that his lawyers planned to stage a mock trial in West Palm Beach, Fla., last week.

“It killed the whole right side of my torso,” Daly said. “It’s cost me since then, I think. This year is probably the best I’ve felt. I never saw that woman again. Somehow there was no police report done at all.”

 

NCAA Rules Allow Golfers To Receive Free Clubs

 


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It shouldn't be a surprise that college athletes receive free equipment as they are normally supplied by the college. But college golfers are a different animal as the clubs and balls are part of a quasi-endorsement deal from the manufacturers.

Almost every Division I school holds a promotional deal with some company across all sports. Georgia is a Nike school, and golfers are required to wear Nike shoes and apparel, but aren’t locked in to using Nike clubs.

The Georgia golf team has 11 players on its team, but features players that hit a variety of clubs. Georgia head coach Chris Haack said most of the golfers on the squad came to college with promotional deals, and those players continue to get free clubs from their respective manufacturers.

There is one caveat.

To avoid any possible NCAA violations, manufacturers must deal directly with the golfer’s coaches rather than individual players. When Georgia golfers notice that the grooves in their clubs are wearing or see a new set of clubs that they want to try out, they simply communicate that to the coach and he or she puts in the order. 

“I’ve never had a guy who hasn’t changed clubs, or at least got a new set of clubs, two or three times when they’re in college,” Haack said.

 

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Jordana Brewster
 turns 35 this weekend. 34-25-36. Actress.

Fast Five, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 6, Dallas, Chuck. 

Born in Panama City. Speaks fluent Portuguese. Married movie producer Andrew Form (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) in 2006. Yale graduate (English). Ranked #9 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list of 2009. 

"I think it’s silly to overcompensate with your car. Anything too flashy is a turn-off. Why do you need to do that? Like, yellow?!"

Enjoy the weekend. 

 

Was Faldo Joking About Rooting Against Spieth Breaking His Record?

 


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Report on GolfChannel.com about a debate whether Nick Faldo was rooting against Jordan Spieth to break his 36-hole major scoring record. I'm not sure anyone honestly wants their record broken, but to openly root against it--no matter how refreshingly candid--is kind of a head scratcher. 

A reporter with the Columbus Dispatch who attended the luncheon praised Faldo for his “candid” commentary and then detailed the conversation on stage when the topic turned to whether Faldo and Nicklaus had ever rooted against another player.

Nicklaus said that he neither roots for nor against a player to break his records.

Faldo chimed in, apparently with tongue firmly planted in cheek: “Oh, I do.”

And then, talking about Spieth at this year’s Masters, Faldo told the crowd, “I was sitting up there dodging bullets from this young man. Day 1, he’s in the middle of the 15th fairway at 8 under par, and my fellow announcers were all, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if he shoots a 62?’ And I’m thinking, Jack (Nicklaus) and I are both in the 63 club; that’s the best round in any major. 

“So I’m sitting in my (tower) at 18, saying, ‘No, it wouldn’t be nice.’ He takes that 4-wood out, and I know it’s the wrong club and I’m going, ‘Hit it! Hit it! Hit it!’ And he did, and he hits it over the green and three-putts (for bogey), so that was that.”

Faldo added that he blurted out, “Yes!” when Spieth missed a 6-foot putt on the 18th hole Friday that would have given the 21-year-old the lowest 36-hole score (129) in major history. Spieth now shares the mark with three players, including Faldo.

The Dispatch noted that Nicklaus initially smiled after hearing Faldo’s comments, and then replied, “That wouldn’t be my attitude, but that’s OK.” 

In his statement Thursday, Nicklaus said that “we were entertaining an audience at a fundraiser, and Nick’s comment was said purely in jest. Nick made it clear he has a tremendous amount of respect for Jordan as a person and a champion.”

Doubt we'll ever really know, but it's an interesting read nevertheless...

 

Some DFW Courses Are Closing Or Battling Financial Stress

 


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Glen Gardens GC closes after 102-years. 

Over the last couple of years, there's been various doom and gloom reports about the golf industry. Some issues cited are the crazy weather, manufacturers over-churning of golf equipment, courses struggling to keep the doors open or being closed for other purposes.

Managing courses well isn't easy. Some companies are adept at handling and adjusting to the various moving targets while others have to work with shoestring budgets. 

We certainly don't believe the industry is in crisis mode (witness all the filled course parking lots during good weather) but it's always good to keep an eye out for trends and be proactive rather than reactive.

However, The Star Telegram outlines the latest stories surrounding some Dallas/Fort Worth courses

The Great Southwest Golf Club in Grand Prairie has closed and will be turned into an industrial park.

The owners of Woodhaven Golf Club in east Fort Worth have put it into bankruptcy. Lenders foreclosed on Benbrook’s Whitestone Golf Club and now operate the course as they look for a buyer. Timberview Golf Club in far southeast Fort Worth was sold to a Midland-based foundation that donated it to Rivertree Academy in Fort Worth, which plans a private school and farm for youths.

And the Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth, where golfing legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson learned the game as kids, is becoming home to a distillery.

But a bit of good news...

Golf has been a growing business in Texas. According to a report on the state’s golf industry published in May for the Texas Alliance for Golf, the sport generated an estimated $4.2 billion in direct economic activity, a nearly 21 percent increase from 2006, when that figure was $3.5 billion.

The number of rounds played and participation stabilized last year, according to the National Golf Foundation. Bad weather suppressed rounds in the first quarter last year, and the year finished only 1.7 percent behind 2013, the foundation said in a recent report.

 

Tiger Commits To The Players In Two Weeks

 


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Tiger Woods announced on his website that he's commiting to play in The Players in two weeks. It's somewhat newsworthy since he normally doesn't commit to an event until the preceding Friday. 

Woods isn't playing in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play next week because his world ranking is too low. I always have to remind myself of that since he was a given #1 for so long. 

He did show some of his old flash at the Masters (the two consecutive rounds in the 60's were his first there since 2008) but struggled on Sunday to finish T17.

The announcement signals two important factors. He's apparently healthy and is confident again in his short game to give it a go.

Woods has won The Players twice. 

 

Tomorrow On The Teebox

 


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Tomorrow on the Teebox Golf Show...

  • We check on the new marketing machine that is Jordan Spieth.
  • Why golf broadcasting is woefully behind the times. 
  • Debate whether pros should enter events where they historically suck?
  • Give the departing Orphanage a little Bon voyage send off. 

And we'll do it all from Crest Cars in Plano Saturday morning from 8-10. 

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Kelly Clarkson turns 33 tomorrow. 34-24-36. American singer. 

American Idol, Love Actually

Born in Fort Worth, TX. Grew up in Burleson.  Likes to perform barefoot. Was first American Idol winner; 2002. Initial album sold 250,000 copies in first week. 2 Grammy Awards for Pop Female Vocal for "Since U Been Gone" and her awarded Best Pop Album.

"The rumors are not helping me on the dating front! I prefer the boys. I'm extremely flattered when I do get hit on by girls, and I think it's hot, but I'm not into it. I like boys."

 

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