Pauline del Rosario targets second crown in Midlands Challenge (The Philippine Star) - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Pauline del Rosario seeks to stay hot at the rolling Midlands layout as she guns for a second straight victory against practically the same field she dominated the last time out when the ICTSI Tagaytay Midlands Ladies Challenge is fired off Wednesday in Tagaytay City. The former Ladies Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit winner snapped a run of so-so finishes with a whopping 14-shot victory over Daniella Uy in the ICTSI Royal Northwoods Classic last month, making her the top pick in the upcoming 54-hole championship offering a total prize fund of P750,000. But she remains wary of her rivals, who are all coming into the event ready and raring to stop the former Philippine Ladies Amateur Open titlist following a stint in the just-concluded National Pro-Am at the nearly Taal Splendido Golf Club. … [Read more...] about Pauline del Rosario targets second crown in Midlands Challenge
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BETHPAGE, United States: Shifting the PGA Championship to May in time to be the first major after Tiger Woods snapped an 11-year major win drought was brilliant timing.An electric atmosphere is expected to greet the 15-time major winner next week at the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black with huge numbers of casual television golf fans likely to lift ratings to record levels.But the PGA of America also hopes Woods winning the Masters last month at age 43 and chasing a 16th major title can boost lagging participation numbers the way his first major win did at the 1997 Masters."Obviously Tiger has impact, sort of the moon landing - it's not golf, it's 'Where were you when?' kind of stuff," said PGA of America chief executive Seth Waugh. "We absolutely know the fan base will be cranked up."We hope it will have the same effect that he had his first go-around on participation as well. Hopefully we can ride not only the wave and excitement about watching him play, but others … [Read more...] about Tiger win electrifies PGA move, but will it boost golf?
At 53, Prayad has also enjoyed multiple success in Japan and with more than two decades of playing in the Land of the Rising Sun, he has good reason to believe he can do it one more time. While he is at ease with playing in Japan, however, he is wary of the challenges from his younger rivals and hopes to draw on his experience to be in contention at the Sobu Country Club east of Tokyo. “I like playing in the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup because I got a good track record at this event,” said the Thai veteran, a six-time winner on the Japan Tour. “I won this event in 2008 although it was not on this golf course. But it’s still feels good to play in an event which you know you’ve won before.” Prayad was the Japan Senior Tour’s No 1 player in 2016-17 – he plays both the Japan Tour and Japan Senior Tour at the same time. “I’ve been playing in Japan for almost 25 years and I’m very familiar with the golf courses … [Read more...] about Age no barrier for golf legend Prayad
SHENZHEN: Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP. The tour has lost two events in China, including the US$7 million (RM29 million) BMW Masters, in recent years but there are signs that the good times are returning. Last week’s 25th anniversary edition of the Volvo China Open, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, drew a tournament-record 48,000 spectators to Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen. Forty-five Chinese players were in the field, an unprecedented number for the European Tour, and a record 10 made the cut - including 14-year-old local schoolboy Kuang Yang and two other teenage amateurs. “Our aim is to try and have two main tour events back-to-back out here (in China),“ Ben Cowen, the European Tour’s deputy chief operating officer international, told AFP. “So the Volvo China Open and another the week after in the region. The jump … [Read more...] about European Tour to expand in China as golf boom returns
By Joshua Partlow The Washington Post David A. Fahrenthold Tues., April 30, 2019 HILLSDALE, N. Y.—His bosses at the Trump country club called it “side work.” On some nights, after the club’s Grille Room closed, head waiter Jose Gabriel Juarez — an undocumented immigrant from Mexico — was told to clock out. He pressed his index finger onto a scanner and typed his personal code, 436. But he didn’t go home. Instead — on orders from his bosses, Juarez said — he would stay on, sometimes past midnight. He vacuumed carpets, polished silverware and helped get the restaurant at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, ready for breakfast the next day. All off the clock. Without being paid. Article Continued Below “It was that way with all the managers: Many of them told us, ‘Just clock out and then stay and do the side work,’ “ said Juarez, who spent a decade at … [Read more...] about At Trump golf course, undocumented employees said they were sometimes told to work extra hours without pay