Colin Montgomerie says missing out on
the chance to become the world’s top player –
rather than failing to win a major – is his biggest
regret in golf. The Scot is considered by many to
be one of the finest players never to have won
one of golf’s four majors, having been runner-up
on five occasions. Montgomerie says, though,
that missing out on the coveted No. 1 spot in the
world rankings hurt him more. He went into the
1997 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club
as No. 3 in the world, knowing a victory would
not only bring his first major title, but also put
him on top of the world rankings.
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DiMarco raise $150,000 for several philanthropic
organizations. The Special Olympics, the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Massachusetts and the McGladrey
Foundation were the beneficiaries of the day’s
happenings, which included a clinic with both
golfers and a best-ball tourney.
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Playing 4 rounds
on 4 different courses
over 3 days? The shuttles from the airport, rental vans and
CONGRESSIONAL AND WAR
The soldiers arrived in the dead of night,
packed shoulder to shoulder in trucks with
canvas walls that obscured the route to a secret
destination. They were the first World War II
recruits for a new covert operation called the
Office of Strategic Services, a long, vague name
that hid what the soldiers would become: spies,
saboteurs, commandos and undercover agents.
The troops were unloaded at a large, bland tent
city. When the soldiers emerged from their tents
in the morning, they turned to glimpse a palace
beside the campsite, an immense Mediterra-
nean-inspired clubhouse overlooking a Shangri-
La – the rolling hills and golf holes of Congres-
sional Country Club.
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double and single accommodations. Caddies or carts; breakfast, lunch
and dinner every day (not to mention stocking the hospitality
suite with everyone’s favorites).
She may not have autographed any fore-
heads Monday, but LPGA star Natalie Gulbis
won a slew of new fans for women’s golf with
her all-day turn representing her Tour and
several charities at The International Golf Club
and Resort. A day after posting a final-round 68
in what may be the final LPGA competition in
Springfield, Ill., Gulbis jetted to Boston to help
PGA Tour player and fellow
And then there’s the pairings, the full competition, broken out into
4-ball matches, a round of singles, nine holes of alternate shot
and then a scramble. The bets, the side plays, the
Skins game and a Modified Stableford.
Funnyman David Feherty was rooting for
fellow Ulsterman Rory McIlroy last week at
the U.S. Open. But the former European Tour
player turned commentator admits that he re-
ally misses Tiger Woods. The madcap Bangor
native wants the fallen idol as a guest on his new
Golf Channel show, which premieres Tuesday
with a one-hour special featuring Lee Trevino.
But while he’s been turned down by Woods so
far, he’s still hoping he can pull off golf’s most
Finally, there’s the accounting for the entire trip, uploading
to the photo gallery, finishing up the Trip Book, and making sure everyone gets
to the airport in time to have one last beverage before boarding .
It takes a genius
What does it take?