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Jacqueline Bisset turns 68 tomorrow. 36-24-36. British-French actress

Bullitt, Day for Night, The Deep, Murder on the Orient Express

Her eye-popping underwater scenes in The Deep inspired many to take up scuba diving. Newsweek magazine declared her "the most beautiful film actress of all time". Never married. 

"I'm fascinated by a man with a twinkle in his eye."

Enjoy the weekend.  

 

Euro Tour Player Struck By Errant Shot, Taken To Hospital


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Euro Tour player Fabrizio Zanotti was struck in the head by Alexandre Kalekaa's wild tee shot, requiring him being taken to the hospital. The KLM Open was suspended while medics attended to Zanotti. 

In addition, playing partners Felipe Aguilar of Chile and Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina withdrew from the tournament and accompanied Zanotti to the hospital. Pretty cool. 

“The latest report from the hospital is that all neurological tests have come back clear,” said European Tour tournament director Miguel Vidaor. “We wish Fabrizio a speedy recovery.

Play at Kennemer Golf Club was suspended at 11:09 a.m. local time to allow Zanotti proper treatment on the course. It was resumed at 1 p.m. It is unlikely that the first round will be completed today.

Apparently, Kalekaa did not yell Fore!, prompting Tour player David Howell to tweet this:

"Lesson for all golfers, always shout FORE. Zanotti took a blow to the head, thankfully he's ok. Kaleka not in anyone's good books! "

 

Horschel Says $10 Million Takes Precedent Over Child Birth

 

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Used to be that father's never were in the delivery room during childbirth. Things have changed over the years  (I was there for my two children). 

But, when a possible $10 million windfall is there for the taking what to do when the wife is in the latter stages of pregnancy?

Billy Horschel says after talking it over with his wife, that he'll play the entire Tour Championship. That said, she's still a ways away and first borns are typically not delivered early. And, Horschel is one of five players who can grab the loot if he wins this week. 

"My wife and I are due two weeks from Saturday," Horschel told reporters after charging into a share of the first-round lead at East Lake Golf Club with a four-under-par 66. "On the golf course I'm not thinking about it.

"We have decided that if she (Brittany) goes into labor while I'm playing, I will just keep playing, because $10 million is a lot of money and I'm not going to pass that by.

"And I'll just fly home after the round and fly back (to the tournament) a couple hours later, spend some time with them."

"I'm going to stay put on the golf course. I'll find out after the round. I won't find out on the course, because my focus may be taken away from the task at hand.

"But after the round's over with, I will be flying home, spend a few hours and then fly back later that day or the next morning before the round of golf."

$10 mil does by a lot of diapers--and college tuition...

 

Rory: 'I've Said Worse To Tiger's Face'

 

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Rory McIlroy continued to feel surprised he needed to defend his statement that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were "getting into sort of the last few holes of their careers."

"I was going through Twitter last night and it was like, `Hold on, did I say something bad here?' I don't think I did," McIlroy said Thursday after opening with a 69. "Look, I know Tiger and Phil really well. I get on really well with both guys. I've said much worse to Tiger before."

"Phil has played well in parts this year. He came really close to winning the PGA. I feel like he's gotten a little better as the year has went on. But it's a lot of golf for him to play in such a short space of time. So you could see he was getting a little tired the last couple of weeks. And, I mean, Tiger's not here just because he's been injured or he is injured. He hasn't had the opportunity to play.

"But I think if he gets back and when he gets back to full fitness, you'll see him back here again. So I'm not sure ... they're just getting older. Phil's 43 or whatever he is and Tiger's nearly 40. So they're getting into the sort of last few holes of their career. And that's what happens. You get injured. Phil has to deal with an arthritic condition as well. So it obviously just gets harder as you get older. I'll be able to tell you in 20 years how it feels."

McIlroy said he didn't feel he had to defend himself, but that his tweets were to clarify his remarks.

"I thought I was very complimentary," he said. "I said the only reason Tiger wasn't here was he didn't have the opportunity. I wasn't writing him or Phil off at all. ... I didn't say anything out of line or wrong."

Asked if he felt as though he needed to explain his remarks to Woods, McIlroy smiled and said, "I've said worse to his face."

 

Man Killed In Golf Cart Accident

Sad story out of Berwick, MA where a golf cart passenger was killed when the driver lost control

South Berwick police said a golf cart was driving on the cart path along the 14th hole around 2:50 p.m. when the driver lost control and it flipped, rolling down a steep hill. The crash ejected one of the passengers, 27-year-old Eric Sullivan from Stoughton, Massachusetts. Police said he sustained massive head trauma and died on scene.

The man was there with a group of 10 golfers. Medical officials treated the driver of the cart for minor injuries and then released him.

Be careful out there...

 

Tomorrow On The Teebox


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Tomorrow morning on the Teebox Golf Show...

--We debate whether chasing a $10,000,000 prize is worthy enough for players not to complain of being tired.

--Applaud course managers turning down President Obama's request to play.

--Ask if a possible $10 mil is worth missing your first kid's childbirth?

--Ask if the Ryder Cup pick deadlines should be extended.

--And at 9:10, Craig says something happened for the first time in his life--and he's not very happy about it. 

So tune into the Teebox when we broadcast from the greatness of The Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville Saturday morning from 8-10. 

 

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Kourtney Hansen is 34. 34-24-35. American actress/dancer/TV host. 

Nashville, Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Graduated from Drake University. Moved to Nashville taking a radio DJ job. Was in music videos Keith Urban's "Sweet Thing" and Luke Bryan's "Do I." Joined CMT Insider as news correspondent. Former member and captain of the Nashville Predators' dance team.

 

Report: Golf Courses Turned Down Obama Golf Round Requests


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USA Today posts a report that several New York area courses turned down a request from President Obama to play a round there over the Labor Day weekend. Thanks to Craig Rosengarnden for the heads up.

From WNBC TV:

"Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate the president.

"The president was in town Aug. 29, a Friday, for fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island. He had been scheduled to stay overnight in Westchester County in order to attend the Saturday evening wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and White House chef Sam Kass at Blue Hill Farm."

The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president's request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president's advance team's calls to the club managers. 

However, Donald Trump tweeted: 

If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!

Can't say I blame the course managers one bit. Shutting down a course for the POTUS is a beating and a money losing proposition. Maybe its time to build a little 9-hole track at Camp David so a sitting Pres can get his golf jones on.

 

Rory: 'Tiger And Phil Are Just Getting Older'

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Rory McIlroy during his Tour Championship presser, was asked about the absence of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

He responded, "They're just getting older. Phil's 43 or whatever, and Tiger's nearly 40. So they're getting into the sort of last few holes of their careers, and that's what happens."

Nothing wrong there, right? Just stating the obvious that no one breaks par against Father Time. 

Yet, young Rory still felt he needed to backtrack via Twitter: 

"Got a question today about Tiger and Phil... Gave an honest answer, was very complimentary about the 2 best golfers of this generation."

And you wonder why athletes don't want to give interesting/compelling answers to the press.  

 

How Much More Are Tour Players Actually Playing These Days?

 

Luke Kerr-Dineen looks at how much more Tour players are actually teeing it up after complaints the FedEX Cup playoffs are tiring them out. 

How much more are the top players playing nowadays? Quite a lot more, it turns out. Assuming the top five golfers on the 2013-'14 money list play in the Tour Championship this week (which looks likely), that will mean the five have competed on average in seven of the last nine tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule starting with this year's British Open. That's a lot, especially considering the overall number of events the best players play each year is trending down.
 
Rank Name Year Events After British Starts After British Total Starts
1 Rory McIlroy 2014 9 7 16
2 Bubba Watson 2014 9 7 20
3 Jimmy Walker 2014 9 7 26
4 Jim Furyk 2014 9 8 20
5 Sergio Garcia 2014 9 6 15
      Average 7 19.4


Compare that to 2006, the last year before the FedEx Cup came into play. The top five players in that year averaged two less starts over the same time period.

Rank Name Year Events After British Starts After British Total Starts
1 Tiger Woods 2006 9 5 15
2 Jim Furyk 2006 9 5 24
3 Adam Scott 2006 9 4 19
4 Vijay Singh 2006 9 7 27
5 Geoff Ogilvy 2006 9 4 20
      Average 5 21


And even that was a slight uptick -- relative to the total number of events they played every year -- compared to how much post-British Open golf the best played six years prior to that, in 1998.

Rank Name Year Events After British Starts After British Total Starts
1 David Duval 1998 9 4 23
2 Vijay Singh 1998 9 7 26
3 Jim Furyk 1998 9 5 28
4 Tiger Woods 1998 9 3 20
5 Hal Sutton 1998 9 6 30
      Average 5 25.4

 

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