Monday, May 29, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Tue May 16, 7:12 AM ET
A golfer may not be held liable for mistakenly hitting another golfer with an errant golf ball, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled.
The court unanimously upheld a lower court ruling to dismiss Ryan Yoneda's lawsuit against Andrew Tom, whose wayward ball hit Yoneda in the left eye at Mililani Golf Course in 1999.
Chief Justice Ronald Moon wrote Yoneda assumed the risk of the injury when he played golf.
It is "common knowledge that not every shot played by a golfer goes exactly where he intends it to go," the ruling said, adding there wouldn't be much "sport" in the "sport of golf," if golf balls went exactly where the player wanted.
The April 28 ruling makes clear a golfer who intentionally hits a ball to inflict injury, or recklessly hits the ball knowing that injury is highly likely, would not be exempt from liability.
The court considered whether golfers should have to shout "fore" or other warnings to protect other players. The justices concluded, however, that doing so was golf etiquette, not a requirement recognized by law.
"With the ruling that warning is like an option, that's not too good," said Yoneda, who suffered permanent vision damage. "I know what it's like to be hit and I don't want anybody to go through what I went through."
Copyright © 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Edfors won in Europe. He could stand to eat a few meals. He's too skinny.
Bobby Wadkins won on the Senior Tour.
I was napping during the Nationwide event so I missed the winner there.
And according to the Golf Channel, Karrie Webb won on the LPGA tour.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Sergio is 5 over. I really think it's not just the putting that's giving him trouble.
Chris DiMarco is 4 over. Anyone else think it's odd that his pga tour commercial is him telling people how he's never had a teacher or whatever? He might think about getting one given his recent performances.
Charley Hoffman - the announce crew on the USA channel love his long hair - but most commentators turned negative when Tim Clark's and Adam Scott's hair got unruly during the hair bet.
Adam Scott and Steve Lowery are tied for the lead after round one.
Carlos Franco used a driver after his putter got damaged during the round. He made a few putts with it too. Sergio might take some notes (and yes, Sergio is a favorite of mine, but you can't ignore the obvious.)
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
And just an aside - do you know how careful you have to be when you are talking about golf balls? You always have to specify 'golf' otherwise the conversation takes on a whole different meaning. Believe me, there are dozens of suggestive comments buzzing around in my head right now :)
Sunday, May 07, 2006
One last comment - my satellite dish was experiencing technical difficulties and did not show any of the local channels. So, I had to watch the golf on my 13in color tv which is hooked up to the regular broadcast antenna, instead of my 27 inch tv. I was lucky to see any of it. Dish network should give me a credit next month on my bill.
I really don't get it - John Daly gambles more money away than has been spent on Katrina Recovery (just a bit of hyperbole there) and everyone's like "Yeah, John's the man" but all Michelle Wie did was play well in a men's only event, and she's the bad apple. I really think all these naysayers are just lousy golfers who are jealous that a 16 year old girl can beat the pants off them any day of the week.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Adam Scott and Retief Goosen were the stars of the day followed closely by Jay Haas. I have doubts though that Retief can follow up his 65 with another good round tomorrow.
Friday, May 05, 2006
When Phil beats Tiger in something like three or four straight tournaments, then we can talk about the #1 ranking.