Alexis Knapp. 34-24-34. American model/actress.
Project X, Perfect Pitch, Couples Retreat.
Gained public attention during a high-profile relationship with actor Ryan Phillippe, ending in November 2010. Had Philllippe's child in 2011. Loves Korean BBQ and video games.
From Project X: "In the long run, at least I have my rocking twenty-year-old body documented for the rest of existence. I’m happy with that, because I got to see it, and I was impressed."
As was everyone else...
Following his WGC Cadillac victory, Patrick Reed proclaimed he was a top-5 player (but currently ranked 20th in the world rankings). It was some pretty brazen talk for any Tour player and raised some eyebrows on broadcasts and in the locker room. I still liked the confidence as a little smack talk is refreshing on a Tour that includes far more customary humbleness than braggadocio.
However yesterday, Reed and wife Justine ramped up the dialog.
"I watched the last Ryder Cup at my house, wishing I was playing in it. It would mean so much to me to make that team on my own without having to rely on a pick or anything like that.
"I don't know if I would be really nervous as much as really excited, especially on the first day where it is team and if I hit a bad tee shot, my partner will be able to pick me up.
"I'd love to play alternate shot with Tiger Woods. Why? Best golfer who ever lived. We wear black and red. Ok, red, white and blue. But it would definitely be a red shirt that day.
"I feel that with the shot-making he has and the shot-making I have and with our short games, that would be a team that would be extremely hard to beat.
"My wife actually calls him my twin star. I am reckless like he is. I like to go for everything. But at the same time, that's how we win events, that's also how we lose events. It's one of those things that we don't play scared. That would be pretty fun."
Two thoughts. One, even with three Tour wins at age 23, he's got a ways to go for anyone to consider him Tiger's twin peer. Heck, Reed hasn't even played in a major.
Two, Phil Mickelson is reckless. Tiger is more calculating and even in his prime would only take chances when the odds were in his favor. Reed may want to tap the brakes just a little moving forward. Many golfers have hot streaks. The big test is continuing to succeed over an extended period of time. Wearing a red shirt on Sunday at this point isn't quite enough reason to link yourself to Woods.
Can't imagine the ribbing he'll take on the range and locker room in the upcoming weeks.
I'm an admitted bonafide sucker of the trick shot. What I typically never know though is how many attempts it takes on these YouTube videos to accomplish the feat.
No matter, 'cause this one is pretty good. Guess I'm most impressed how far the lead golfer pounded the drive.
Alhambra High School juniors Eric Angeles and Zachary Christman are the featured magicians. The video has attracted over 500,000 hits.
I saw this during the Puerto Rico Open telecast. I'm sure the iguana was a tad confused (small brain those reptiles own) thinking the ball was a tasty meal before beating a hasty retreat.
And yes, Andrew Loupe was able to replace his ball in the original spot.
Olivia Wilde is 30 today. 32-25-32. British/Irish actress.
In Time, House M.D., Rush, Cowboys and Aliens
Once won a pancake eating contest while in Australia. Is a natural blonde. Lifelong lover of classic cars, she owns a 1958 Chevy Biscayne and a 1959 Thunderbird convertible. Ranked #5 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World". Engaged to comedian Jason Sudakis.
"I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn't stupid. I used to get these comments that I swear people thought were compliments. Like, "Oh! You're smart."--like they couldn't believe it."
WGC Cadillac winner Patrick Reed has now won three Tour events in his last 14 tournaments. We admire him because he qualified in six straight Monday qualifiers last year before winning for the first time. So the kid has some brass ones.
Yesterday, he played carefully to win by a stroke. He's the youngest WGC winner ever at 23. Thus, Reed was plenty pumped up after the round.
Now 20th ranked in the world, Reed feels his ranking should be even better. Reed cited an amateur career that includes going 6-0 in matches to lead Augusta State to two NCAA titles, followed by three PGA Tour wins in seven months. Yet, he hasn't even teed it up in a major yet.
"I don't see a lot of guys that have done that besides Tiger Woods and the legends of the game," Reed said. "I believe in myself, especially with how hard I've worked. I'm one of the top five players in the world. I feel like I've proven myself."
He's probably one of the five hottest players right now, so guess it depends if he's talking present tense.
Johnny Miller said, "Well, it always good to think it, but also keep it to yourself." GolfChannel analysts echoed Miller's sentiments.
I'm not so sure. The new breed of player is brash, confident and fearless (note Reed's now customary red Sunday shirt). Maybe its time for some welcome trash talking among the overly polite Tour players.
Tour player Steve Flesch tweeted: A few years ago, nobody else would dare wear a red shirt on Sunday. Now,nobody cares. It's a fearless new breed of player emerging on Tour.
He just has to back it up now.
Tiger Woods shot a supposedly fairly pain-free 66 on Saturday to leave him only 3 shots from the lead heading into Sunday. Optimism was rampant.
Until, he scraped it around in the final round with a 78. He said the back spasms flared up on the 6 hole. It led to only his 8th birdie-less round in 1,128 rounds and his first ever in a final round.
“It was just a simple 8‑iron,” he said afterward. “The only thing you do on a downhill lie like that is just go forward. Should be no problem, but it was a problem.”
Asked if he’d considered withdrawing at any point during the round, Woods simply offered, “No.”
As to whether he’s had or will have an MRI on his back, he answered, “We’ve done all the protocols.”
And more from Johnny Miller.
"We're so spoiled by Tiger and the past and what he can do on the last day and the fact that he's tough to beat here at Doral especially," NBC's Johnny Miller said early in the telecast, "but he used to dominate the final round scoring average category on tour, leading it seven times. But he was 95th last year. He's great for golf and we need him, but he needs better last rounds."
: Tiger's bad back is making the end of an era talk look a little more realistic. The thing about Tiger and Phil is they might not be a factor week-in-and-week-out on Tour or even play that much, but they could still rise to the occasion and knock down a couple of majors in any given year. It's too early to say they're done, but it's not too early to wonder about them.
Jack Nicklaus once predicted that only a serious injury or personal issues would prevent Tiger from beating his mark of 18 major wins. Right now, Jack prediction looks pretty spot on.
Raquel Alessi turns 31. 34-25-33. American actress.
Ghost Rider, Miss March, Standoff
Studied acting at NY University. Says she loves to push the edge with "whatever she does. "I’ve broken things. I’ve gotten stitches."
"If I had my choice, I’d be running around with a gun and totally be that tomboy chick."
Enjoy the weekend.
Saturday morning on the Teebox, we'll be at the big Dallas Golf Show at the Las Colinas Convention Center from 8-10 and then at the AG booth till 5pm.
We'll see if Tiger Woods' back is back, go over the AG Best of Private Club Rankings and Craig will take the wireless mic into the crowd!
So give us a listen and stop by and say hi. We don't bite. Much...
There's no gambling at Bushwood sir.
Or, apparently in Florida based on this story.
As the group of golfers walked to the clubhouse that morning, it was greeted by general manager Chuck Winship.
No more betting in league play, said Winship, revealing he was under investigation by Tarpon Springs police.
"Every golf course in this country does it, and why they singled out this golf course I'll never know," said group member Ray Hamil, 78."You call any course you want (about gambling leagues) and they will all tell you the same thing, and if they don't, I'll buy you the biggest steak in the state."
"Originally," Winship said, "I thought it was joke." Then he learned the case has been forwarded to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office.
Winship told members that morning that if they wanted to play a regular round of golf, fine. But if they wanted to put up the usual $20, to be divided afterward based on how they play, they would have to go elsewhere.
The prospect of law enforcement overseeing the pervasive and somewhat perfunctory routine of golf wagers seemed peculiar, if not pointless, a pair of legal experts said.
"On the Richter scale of crime, this has got to be in the minus," said Bob Dekle, a professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. "I don't see a prosecutor being wildly enthusiastic about prosecuting the case unless there are thousands and thousands of dollars being bet."
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