Pressel Event Nets $500,000 For Charity
LPGA Tour player Morgan Pressel raised
$500,000 to battle breast cancer last week at her
fourth annual “Morgan & Friends” tournament.
She has now raised $1.7 million to conquer the
disease that claimed her mother in 2003 at the
age of 43. Other players who participated in the
event at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., were Rickie Fowler, LPGA colleagues
Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer and Angela
Stanford and putting gurus Dave and Ron Stockton.
Rees and Robert Trent Jones Jr. donated 70
years of memorabilia from their famous golf-course designer father, Robert Trent Jones
(Class of 1930), to Cornell University in Ithaca,
N. Y. The sons are also acclaimed course designers. The elder Jones died in 2000 at age 93.
Leonard Decof, the Harvard-educated lawyer
who represented Ping against the USGA during
the club manufacturer’s original Eye2 controversy, died Dec. 31. He was 86 ... Dean Lind, 80, who
won the inaugural U.S. Junior Amateur in 1948,
died Dec. 15 in Encinitas, Calif.
Graeme McDowell was appointed Member
of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in a
New Year’s ceremony ... Bob Charles, 74, who
won the 1963 British Open, was admitted to the
Order of New Zealand, the country’s highest civil
honor, with only 24 living members.
NBC did not renew Brad Faxon’s one-year
contract and instead reworked Peter Jacobsen’s
contract to have an increased role at the network
... Korea’s Noh Seung-yul, 19, was crowned the
youngest Asian Tour Order of Merit champion
and Player of the Year.
LPGA Tour and Ladies
European Tour rookie
Belen Mozo has signed an
endorsement contract to
promote the Greg Norman
Collection women’s clothing
line. Born in Cadiz, Spain,
Mozo was a four-time All-American at the University of
Southern California. She will be featured prominently in upcoming advertising and marketing
Jack Burke, Jr., USGA Women’s Committee
chairman Barbara Douglas and Steve Stricker
will be honored by the Golf Writers Association
of America at its annual awards dinner, April 6
in Augusta, Ga. Burke will receive the William D.
Richardson Award for contributions to the game;
Douglas, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer
in 2009, the Ben Hogan Award; and Stricker the
ASAPSports/Jim Murray Award for his accommodation with the media. They will be honored
along with GWAA Players of the Year McDowell,
Yani Tseng and Bernhard Langer.
R&A head Peter Dawson and PGA Tour
executive Ty Votaw have been named president
and vice-president, respectively, of the International Golf Federation, based in Lausanne,
Switzerland. Both appointments are for two-year