Kim Basinger turns 60! 35C-25-35. Actress.
L.A. Confidential, Batman, 8 Mile, 9 1/2 Weeks
At the age of 20, was earning $1,000 a day as a model. Headed up an investment group that purchased the entire town of Braselton, in her native Georgia, for $20 million (she would later have to sell it). Had never seen a Bond film when she signed on to do Never Say Never Again (1983). Ranked #3 in MovieFone's Greatest Bond Girls poll.
"I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road."
Not sure what was more surprising yesterday. Zach Johnson holing an improbable wedge from the drop area for par (after plinking one in the hazard) or Tiger Woods blowing a 4-shot lead with 8 holes to go (including three par 5s!) at Woods' World Challenge event. Meaning Johnson bested Woods by 5 shots over the last 8 holes. Wild.
Johnson's par on the 72nd hole sent the match to a playoff. Tiger hit his 2nd straight approach into the bunker while Zach's landed 25-feet left of the flag. Woods' bunker shot ended 4-feet away. Zach's birdie try skimmed the cut after glancing off Tiger's ball mark. Then Tiger power-lipped out his par try giving Johnson the crazy win (watch here).
"I feel very fortunate and somewhat lucky," Johnson said.
"Zach, I don't know how the last three iron shots didn't go in the hole," Woods said. "Pretty impressive what he did. He got me."
“I was struggling blocking putts, and today was a perfect example of that,” he explained. “I blocked a lot of putts today and just had a tough time finding my release point, and I just could not find my release point, no matter what I tried to do to adjust and just wasn't there.“So the last hole, you know, being left‑to‑right and just didn't want to block that one, and I didn't. I over‑released it.”
In case you were wondering, that was Woods' 11th missed putt inside 4-feet in 2013. Also, the 2nd straight time he lost in a playoff at his event (losing to Graeme McDowell last year). Some might say it was no big deal, but Tiger did take forever to hit the putt and leaves some wondering if he'll carry a little mental scar tissue heading into 2014. Woods first event will be a Torrey Pines January 23-26.
Two of the youngest and oldest Tour players earned victories yesterday. 16-year-old Lydia Ko won her 4th pro event but first as a professional by taking the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters in Taiwan. After leaving some $900,000 off the table as an amateur, Ko earned $150,000 for the win.
"I didn't know I'd do it this quickly," Ko said. "I'm just so fortunate to do it at such a great tournament. I was nervous, but I just said to myself, 'Concentrate on your game.'"
Meanwhile the strange-stretching 49-year, 337 day wonder Miguel Angel Jimenez became the oldest winner ever of a European Tour event, defending his title at the Hong Kong Open.
"This is my fourth and it was my hardest. When you need to play a playoff, you need to play one more hole, and against two guys also trying to win is hard. But my experience paid off," said Jimenez who adds this title to ones he won in 2004, '07 and '12.
Bernie Madoff, who bilked investors untold millions, admits when he knew his incredible Ponzi scheme was about burst.
Mr. Madoff recalled one of the first moments he sensed that economic conditions in 2008 could be fragile. He was at the Palm Beach Country Club in Florida, he said, and he had "a young black kid" for a caddy, and the caddy was buying and selling homes."He said he didn't need credit. He would buy homes and flip them for a profit," Mr. Madoff recalled. "I told my wife, 'This is the end.' "
Teri Hatcher will be 49 Sunday. 34-23-34. Actress.
Desperate Housewives, Tomorrow Never Dies, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Father is a nuclear physicist; mom is a computer programmer. Loves to golf.
Uttered this famous quote in Seinfeld.
Enjoy the weekend and bundle up.
The European Tour announced the penalty at a hearing to Simon Dyson for repairing a spike mark. It included a $49,000 fine and a two-month suspension.
There will be no ban unless he commits another breach of the rules in the next 18 months.
Curiously, the disciplinary panel found that Dyson's actions were deliberate but that it was "not a premeditated act of cheating." It also took Dyson's previous good conduct on tour into account.Maybe I'm a little dense, but how is something deliberate but not premeditated?
Via cbssports.com, this video shows Jason Dufner pranking Keegan Bradley (or maybe his caddie?) by stealthly putting a large rock in Bradley's bag during Tiger's tournament.
They love pulling bits on each other so be prepared for a hopeful delicious payback soon.
Golfdigest.com posts a recall video of actor Will Ferrell accepting a 2008 ESPY award for Tiger Woods as Tiger Woods.
"All I did was sever my ACL and break a bone in my leg and you know, I still won the U.S. Open. And that's when even I started to believe it's undeniable, I am the greatest," said Ferrell, who then went on to thank a list of funny, fake Woods sponsors.Enjoy.
Paula Patton is 38. 34-23-33. African-American, German, English mix actress.
Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, Deja Vu, Baggage Claim
Grew up across 20th Century Fox lot. Married to singer Robin Thicke.
You can say what you want about the National Enquirer, but due to possible celebrity lawsuits they do appear to conduct due diligence research (they did break the Tiger/fire hydrant news).
Thus, they posted that the relationship between Tiger and squeeze Lindsey Vonn is getting rocky because Woods may not go to the Winter Olympics to cheer her on in the alpine skiing events.
The accomplished athletes have been at odds ever since alpine skier Lindsey, 29, announced her intention to represent the U.S. in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February – because Tiger says he may be too busy playing in golf tournaments to cheer her on.
While Lindsey has publicly downplayed the drama, insiders say that the two have been battling behind the scenes over whether Tiger, 37, will be on the green adding to his trophy case or on the slopes supporting his lady love.
“Lindsey is demanding to be considered an equal, but she thinks Tiger still sees her only as a pretty accessory and doesn’t take her skiing career seriously,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
“The arguments have been very nasty,” said the source. “Lindsey told Tiger: ‘I supported you this season. Now, it’s your turn to support me in public. I’m not just your cheerleader – I’m a world class athlete too!’”
“It’s a serious clash of athlete egos, and neither one is willing to back down.”
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