There’s no darkness to Tiger Woods’ new
advertisement for EA Sports, promoting the
company’s latest release, “Tiger Woods PGA
Tour 11.” Instead, Woods is shown in humorous
team situations normally not related to golf and
playing off the video game’s options for simulated Ryder Cup and other team competitions.
Click to see a clip from the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.
The ads, the first of which was released as a
video in The Wall Street Journal’s initial report,
include flyovers, cheerleaders and a pep talk
from Mike Ditka, the former Chicago Bears
EA’s new campaign includes online-video
ads, according to WSJ, that will appear on sites
such as Facebook. The first prime-time commercial debuted Sunday during Game 2 of the
NBA Finals on ABC.
Tom Lehman, recent winner of the Senior
PGA Championship, will play in the Champions Tour Montreal Championship July 2-4 at
Club de golf Le Fontainebleau in Blainville,
Québec. David Frost and Fred Couples have
George W. “Buster” Bryan, a founder of
both The Dunes Golf and Beach Club and
Caravelle Hotel and credited with creating the
Myrtle Beach golf package nearly 50 years ago,
and past PGA of America president Gary Schaal
were inducted last week into the Myrtle Beach
Golf Hall of Fame.
Manny Villegas, younger brother of the PGA
Tour’s Camilo Villegas, received a sponsor’s exemption into this week’s St. Jude Classic. It will
mark the first time the brothers have played in
the same PGA Tour event.
Mort Olman, a Cincinnati real-estate broker
who became one of golf’s most noteworthy collectors and dealers of books, fine art and other
memorabilia as well as an author on those
subjects, died May 9. He was 93.
Designed for and played by some of the best players in the world, the Idea
Pro Black CB1 irons are engineered to meet the demands of better players.
This premium set features eight tour-styled forged carbon steel heads with
a dramatic Ni-Cr (nickel-chrome) plated black finish.
Tom Kite, the 1992 U.S.
Open champion, hopes to
join ’82 winner Tom Watson
as the only players to have
played in all five U.S. Opens
at Pebble Beach Golf Links,
when he tees off today in a
one-day, 36-hole Sectional
Country Club in Colorado.
“Clean lines, crisp contact, exceptional
control and sleek looking.”
Defending champion Adam Scott and fellow
Australians Greg Norman and Geoff Ogilvy
have committed to play the OneAsia Australian
Open at The Lakes in Sydney Dec. 2-5 ... The
Knoxville News Sentinel has signed on as title
sponsor of the Nationwide Tour event in Knoxville, now known as the Knoxville News Sentinel
Open ... Lake Merced Golf Club, in Daly City, Calif., will host the USGA’s 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior
Championship, July 16-21. l