Turkish Airlines World Golf
Final winner Justin Rose
with caddie Mark Fulcher
Blixt Breaks Through
John Hopkins In Turkey
Forget the Official World Golf Ranking.
Tiger Woods will have to settle for No. 2
How about the USFWGR? That would be the
Unofficial Sean Foley World Golf Ranking.
Surely, England’s searing Justin Rose is
No. 1 right now among players coached by
the in-vogue Foley.
Rose contributed mightily to Europe’s
Ryder Cup win two weeks ago and last week
wrested a pile of money from an elite field at
a cash grab in Turkey.
right now on the USFWGR, followed by
Seung-Yul Noh, Hunter Mahan and anybody
else lucky enough to convince Foley he or
she is worth his jealously guarded time.
Golf in Turkey, by the way, is suddenly
Once again the big winner on the week
getting a lot of attention, not all of it friendly,
from the European Tour.
was Global Golf. A Swede (Jonas Blixt) broke
through in California. An Englishman (Rose)
triumphed in Turkey. A Korean (Inbee Park)
was victorious in Malaysia. And an Irishman
(Shane Lowry) won in Portugal.
The golf world was unanimously happy
for the news of Ken Venturi’s 2013 induction
into the World Golf Hall of Fame. And it was
deeply saddened by the loss of beloved LPGA
rules official Doug Brecht, who succumbed
to the West Nile virus.
Finally, two unrelated questions, one
germane and one random:
First, would it be so bad to allow men to
wear bermuda-length shorts on the big tours
when the mercury rises to a prescribed level?
Nobody seemed to mind in Turkey. And the
women, after all, get to wear skorts.
Second, whatever happened to Sign Boy?
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