CHECKING IN WITH GAP PRESIDENT FRANK RUTAN
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 27
British Open For Royal Portrush?
Tiger Woods wins
AT&T National for
his 74th career
PGA Tour title.
Joe Daley’s Long Wait Ends
Host With The Most
Here are five things you need to know this
Monday morning in golf:
1. Tiger Woods is the best player never to
have won a major ... this year.
2. Millennials Yani Tseng and Rory McIlroy
are the most notable recent proof of the
20th century adage that nobody owns the
golf swing (except, of course, Ben Hogan
and Moe Norman).
3. Royal Portrush should be on your bucket
list. Even if you don’t play golf.
4. Brendon de Jonge is no shrimp.
5. And, in case you were wondering, “Congo”
is the Twitterati’s adopted abbreviation
for Congressional Country Club, which,
apparently, has too long a character count.
Meanwhile, back on the beat:
At the storm-ravaged AT&T National,
tournament host Woods entrenched himself
as the presumptive favorite for PGA Tour
Player of the Year by winning for the third
time this season and the 74th time in his
career. Only Sam Snead, with 82 victories on
the U.S. circuit, has more.
Welsh journeyman Jamie Donaldson
ran away from a strong field in the Irish
Open at the aformentioned Royal Portrush.
Joe Daley, even more of a journeyman,
surprised everybody at the Senior Players
in Pittsburgh. And Ai Miyazato edged Mika
Miyazato (no relation even though they share
the same hometown of Okinawa) on the
LPGA in Arkansas.
Finally, in the blink of an eye, the
Nationwide Tour is now the Web.com Tour.
Oh, the signage. There’s a one-liner waiting
to be dropped here somewhere. But Dan
Jenkins hasn’t shared it yet.