JUNE 4, 2012
Woods’ Agent Arrested For DWI
B Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III’s backroom staff
The Road to the
as an assistant for this year’s match against Europe
at Medinah. “I’m going to help Davis, I think,” said
Couples, smiling broadly. “I don’t know if that’s out
yet, but I believe he’s pretty much put that out there.
Davis, wherever you are...”
Phil Mickelson didn’t have to say a word. His
Mickelson pulled the plug on his Memorial
body language said it all.
Tournament appearance after a first-round 79.
He was annoyed by his play and the zoo that
surrounded his group with Bubba Watson and
Rickie Fowler. The ringing and chatter on cell
phones was a source of considerable irritation for
Mickelson, who said he couldn’t focus and had to
continually re-start his routine.
“I’m hitting it so poorly ... I have to look at
what’s best for me to play in the U.S. Open,” Mick-
elson said. “I’m going to take the next few days to
kind of rest up.”
Mickelson played three weeks in a row, jetted to
Europe for a holiday in Italy and Paris to celebrate
wife Amy’s 40th birthday and returned for a Tues-
day outing in Long Island.
For Erik Compton, there are only
good weeks and very good weeks.
The Memorial Tournament was a
very good week. Compton, a dou-
ble-heart transplant recipient,
shot 67-75 to comfortably make
the cut. That he played well in the
Columbus area was especially
nice. His second heart came
from a donor in Ohio.
“For me, it’s a special
DUBLIN, OHIO | Tiger Woods, after winning
the Memorial Tournament on Sunday, said he
knew of his agent’s arrest for driving while
intoxicated before he teed off in the final round
and then said, “No comment.”
Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, was arrest-
ed Saturday night, according to the Ardsley,
N. Y., police department and published reports.
Steinberg, who has represented Woods since
1999, was one of 11 people arrested by police off
of the New York State Thruway, Sgt. Dave Fisher
of the Ardsley Police Department said.
After smelling alcohol coming from Stein-
berg’s car, he was issued a field sobriety test,
which he failed, Fisher said. Steinberg was
then arrested at about 10: 30 p.m.
“He did inform us who he was,” Fisher told
Bloomberg. “It is what it is. He was intoxicated.”
Steinberg, in an e-mail to Bloomberg, said,
place,” said Compton, who had his first heart
transplant at age 12 and the second in May, 2008.
Compton, 32, earned his first PGA Tour card
through the 2011 Nationwide Tour.
“For me, not a day goes by that I don’t think
about my donor,” said Compton, who finished
T38. “To play here, regardless of whether I play
good or bad, it’s just always a nice week.”
Raymond Floyd was named Sunday
by the Captains Club as the 2013 hon-
oree for the Memorial Tournament.
Floyd won four major champion-
ships among his 22 PGA Tour titles, in-
cluding the 1982 Memorial Tournament,
in a career spanning three decades
“It’s a medical issue that I was dealing with.
from 1963 to 1992. Floyd’s trademark competi-
In 1976, he won The Masters by eight strokes.
tive instincts – and his stare – made him a feared
opponent in clutch situations. Floyd twice won the
PGA Championship in 1969 and 1982.
Perhaps his most inspirational victory came at
the 1986 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills where
he closed with 66. Floyd represented the U.S. on
eight Ryder Cup teams and in 1993, at age 51,
became the oldest player to compete in the event.
Watson said the cell phone chatter at the Me-
morial was the “worst I’ve ever seen.”
“Ever since (the PGA Tour) made the rule to let
cell phones in, it has been terrible,” he said. l
September 25-30 | Medinah Country Club
Medinah, Ill., USA
Team Qualification Process
Rank Name Points
1 Bubba Watson 4,798.395
2 Jason Dufner 4,735.572
3 Phil Mickelson 4,069.922
4 Matt Kuchar 3,731.540
5 Hunter Mahan 3,449.082
6 Tiger Woods 3,326.717
7 Zach Johnson 3,235.626
8 Keegan Bradley 3,212.277
9 Rickie Fowler 3,096.958
10 Steve Stricker 2,306.683
11 Bill Haas 2,187.274
12 Brandt Snedeker 2,145.857
Team Qualification Process
Rank Name Points
1 Rory McIlroy 2,584,843.51
2 Paul Lawrie 1,965,601.61
3 Justin Rose 1,921,969.23
4 Martin Kaymer 1,683,932.41
5 Peter Hanson 1,665,798.93
6 Luke Donald 1,459,696.08
7 Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño 1,417,075.36
8 Nicolas Colsaerts 1,382,544.03
9 Alvaro Quiros 1,325,292.13
10 Graeme McDowell 1,325,200.84
11 Sergio Garcia 1,310,847.68
12 Lee Westwood 1,236,821.04