Grace Park. 34-24-34. Model and actress--not the pro golfer
Hawaii Five-O, Battlestar Galactica, The Border
Starred in two remakes of earlier shows, "Battlestar Galactica" (2004, 1978) and "Hawaii Five-0" (2010, 1968). Both of her characters, Boomer and Kono respectively, were originally male. Speaks Korean, French and English.
Rory McIlroy announced he will take time off from golf to prepare for a trial against Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management Ltd and two other companies, Gurteen Ltd, with a registered address in Malta, and Dublin-based Canovan Management Services.
Today it was announced that no agreement had been reached between McIlroy and Horizon despite mediation talks and the case will proceed to a full hearing next February.
"I'm going to need time away from tournament golf to prepare for the trial over my legal dispute with Horizon Sports Management," Rory said today.
"The court-directed mediation process failed over the weekend to resolve the issue."
McIlroy will sit out the forthcoming BMW Masters or the WGC - HSBC Champions and is expected to return at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on November 20.
McIlroy claims a representation agreement signed by him in December 2011 is invalid and unenforceable on grounds including alleged undue influence. The agreement, he alleges, was signed when he was aged just 22, inexperienced and without the benefit of independent legal advice.
The defendants deny the claims and have counter-claimed for some US$3m dollars allegedly outstanding under the agreement for off-course revenues. They also claim additional monies are owed under both the December 2011 agreement and a later agreement of March 2013. They are also claiming damages for alleged past and continuing breaches of both agreements.
Oh the perils of being a #1 ranked player. Everyone wants a piece of you.
Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg announced his prize client is comfortably hitting full shots after mending from surgery.
The sport could use a buzz since the start of the wraparound season has offered anything but.
Woods has been limited to working on his short game, but he began hitting full shots last week.
"The doctors said he could hit golf balls again, and he's listening to his doctors and to his body," Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told USA Today. "He will keep listening to his doctors and body.
" … He's feeling pretty good."
There is speculation that Woods will return to competitive play at his Hero World Challenge begins Dec. 4 at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando.
Well, of course. Yet another mind-boggling feat of hole-in-ones--this time by an 81-year-old geezer. These sagas hardly surprise me anymore, yet does give this ace-less golfer hope. One can always dream, right?
Dom DeBonis had to wait a long time between his first and second ace. Like, 45 years.
It is rare enough that in a span of 33 days, Mr. DeBonis, 81, had four holes in one on four courses in three states.
Even more remarkable is that this Sharpsburg native had a hole in one on three consecutive days while playing golf on a buddy trip in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area — a feat so improbable the National Hole-in-One Association had never attempted to calculate the odds of that happening.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” said Mr. DeBonis, who went with 11 other friends to the Grand Strand region. “The guys were going bananas. They said we got to buy lottery tickets, so we went and bought a bunch of lottery tickets.”
“There was a tree in front and a shadow over the green, but I said, ‘Oh, my God, I think it went in,’ ” Mr. Debonis said. “We couldn’t see it. One of the guys said, ‘I think it’s in.’ So we walked up to the hole and there it was. I just couldn’t believe it. It was the most memorable week.”
Age doesn’t seem to be a factor for Mr. DeBonis or anyone in his golfing family.
His brother, Al, who lives in Green Tree, is 93 and still plays golf four to five times a week. Older brother Nick, who is 97, goes to Florida each year with Al and “we play as many courses as we can.”
Buxom beauty Christina Hendricks. 38(!)-30-39. Actress, model.
Mad Men, Drive, ER, Life As We Know It
Known as a redhead, but is a natural blonde having dyed her hair since she was 10 years old. Ranked as having one of the 100 most "beautiful famous faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List (what about those other assets?).
"I don't think any woman in the world could get tired of being compared to Marilyn Monroe."
Ian Poulter came to the defense of Ryder Cup teammate Sergio Garcia over recent comments by 2008 Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo. Faldo is consistently blamed by most (except any public complaints by the players) for his mismanagement of the team.
Poulter took issue with on-air comments Faldo made about Sergio Garcia during the Golf Channel’s Friday telecast from this year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, in which the Europeans soundly defeated the Americans, 16.5 to 11.5. Faldo said Garcia, who went 0-2-2 in 2008, was “useless” and claimed to have benched the Spaniard for what he called a “bad attitude.”
"Sergio puts a brave face on it but the rest of the guys are fuming. I'm shocked that he has said it. It's highly disrespectful. It's a cheap shot and it's the worst possible timing.
"It makes me laugh. Faldo is talking about someone being useless at the 2008 Ryder Cup. That's the Ryder Cup where he was captain. That's the Ryder Cup where the Europe team suffered a heavy defeat.
"And he was captain. So who's useless? Faldo might need to have a little look in the mirror. I have always got on great with Faldo in the past and I have a great deal of respect for everything he has achieved but this feels like sour grapes. It feels like a guy who is still bitter that he lost in 2008.
"Faldo has lost a lot of respect from players because of what he said. There were plenty of things a lot of the players were unhappy with at Valhalla but none of us criticised him. He may find that begins to change now."
Tiger Woods, complete in dad jeans, checks out his new Bluejack National CC outside Houston. His previous course developments in South Carolina and the Middle East went kaput as funds dried up and his track in Los Cabos is delayed for the same reason.
We're big fans of partners Casey Paulson and Mike Abbott (who both worked at Vaquero CC) so hopefully, the fourth time is the charm.
I did like these notes about the course design.
Workers have begun laying gravel on the front nine and shaping the back nine around trees and vegetation. Grassing will begin in the next 30 days. The practice range and nine-hole short course, known as the “Playground,” should open in May. With good weather and no construction delays the course will be ready for play in a year. “This should be the last October 14 we’re not playing golf here,” Abbott said.
Woods has said that playability is a priority at Bluejack and it shows in the design, with wide landing areas, open green fronts and no rough. “One of the reasons people have stopped playing golf is they lose too many balls,” Paulson said. “They won’t do that here.”
Finally, a course that doesn't appear to be a beating. Kudos to Woods and the developers for using common sense.
Regarding his jeans, there is no shortage of contemporary designs. For a guy who dresses impeccably during Tour play, those baggy britches and white belt combo are alarming. Amazed girlfriend Lindsey Vonn lets him go outside in them. I know my bride wouldn't.
Some parent on Reddit posted these golf rules from a nine-year-daughter's point of view. Sometimes, kids are more mature than adults.
Sage words to live by.
Freida Pinto turns 30. 32-23-33. Indian actress.
Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals
Beat out 1,000 at a casting call for breakout role in Slumdog. The surname "Pinto", is a Portuguese surname meaning "Chick" (little bird). Auditioned for the part of Bond Girl Camille in Quantum of Solace (2008), but lost out the role to Olga Kurylenko.
Enjoy the weekend.
Tomorrow on the Teebox we welcome the always refreshing candid Tour player Edward Loar as special co-host.
We'll get his impressions on the wraparound schedule, his Ryder Cup stance (yes, its still a hot topic) and the ups and downs of being a Tour pro.
Should be a good one, and we'll do it all from the greatness of The Bridges GC in Gunter this Saturday morning from 8-10. Do tune in, or better yet, stop by and say hi.
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