Still awaiting for the post-British Open Golfweek issue. My postman
must really, really love golf. And work for the Pony Express.
SI arrives reliably on Wednesdays, with Golf Plus returning (for now). Golf World has been arriving fairly close to the intended publication dates for a change. They've even put some of the content up on GolfDigest.com and a few things stood out in recent issues.
The August 12 Golf World "bunker" has the amazing news of a lost Claude Harmon instruction book being found. They report that the book comes with Anthony Ravielli drawings and a Ben Hogan "forward."
The August 5 Golf World has this ShotLink note:
Vijay Singh and Tiger
Woods proved once again at the Buick that going for the green when the
opportunity arises often leads to success. At Warwick Hills Singh went
for the green (defined as going for a par 5 in two or a par 4 on the
tee shot) 19 times and played those holes in 10 under par. Woods went
for it 18 times, going 13 under on those holes. ... Speaking of going
for it, the field attacked the 322-yard, par-4 14th hole with a
vengeance as 226 players had a go at the putting surface off the tee.
And while only 25 were successful (11.1 percent), those going for it
produced a scoring average of 3.46 on the hole while those laying up
averaged 3.79. ... Singh hit every green in regulation on the front
nine the last three days. ... Amateur Ryan Brehm was second in the
field in driving distance for all drives, averaging 307.5 yards. His
358-yard poke on the 13th hole Friday was the second-longest drive of
the week. Tiger Woods outdrove him by one yard on the 16th hole Sunday.
In the same issue, Tim Rosaforte writes:
Instead of concern and even dread over the South Korean "invasion" ruining the excitement generated by teenage rivals Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel, there should be a reality check--and ultimately an acceptance--of the power the country has in women's golf. The victories of Birdie Kim and Jeong Jang--or "JJ" as players call her--should teach us that beyond the cultural and language barriers are stories and personalities we need to explore and embrace.Oh? And here I thought they were just fluke winners we could write off.
And as Jang alluded in broken English Sunday at Royal Birkdale, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the back-to-back LPGA major-championship winners, several USGA and AJGA champs also hold Korean passports. The danger lies in some of the stories being told of overbearing fathers, but as Sean O'Hair could tell you, they exist in all countries. Kim and Jang: Like the saying goes, these girls rock, too.Nice synergy there, using the new LPGA ad slogan. Super, just super.