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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 35

Thursday February 18, 2010

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Tiger Woods is a world-class control freak, and in his re-entry into public life — which has showered him with wealth and opportunities and trappings that we can only imagine — he is picking up right where he left off. He controls all.”

ARE YOU GAME? The home of golf is offering its biggest ever golf giveaway in 2010 with the Drive It Home promotion. It includes over 250 tee times available throughout Scotland, the chance to play golf with Scotland’s Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance, win a trip to the Open Championship in its 150th anniversary year, and play the illustrious St Andrews Old Course. From February 15- 28 2010, golfers can register on http://www.driveithome2010.com/ to win their free golf times, where they could see themselves and three of their friends playing on one of over 50 of Scotland’s top courses.

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: While the Winter Olympics are being staged in Vancouver, golf’s turn edges quietly closer to the platform. Meanwhile, the owner of the Washington Capital’s NHL franchise offers some interesting insights that golf may want to take notice of.

“The NHL has provided more than $ 2 BILLION of committed contracts in terms of players to the Olympics. The Capitals have provided in our six players more than $200 million worth of talent as well, I believe. And in payment back we received two free tickets to each game, per team. Seems like a fair exchange huh?

“And we aren’t allowed to do any press work on site or media streaming in any way or use the Olympic logos or see our players or park at the arena and on and on. I bet I am violating some rules in blogging about the Olympics, as I am not paying a penny to do so. I didn’t ask for permission or credentials either.

“I love the Olympics but we don’t have a fair exchange of value that is for sure. As far as I can tell the Olympic Committee is more important than governments, leagues, police forces, individual teams, athletes and even religions. They rule! They are in total control. The floggings will continue until morale improves around here!” READ MORE>>>

NOTES: Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, has received the eighth and final sponsor exemption for the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

WEB GEMS:

WHAT WILL HE SAY? While the world waits to hear from Tiger Woods for the first time, there are a few that expect to hear their name called when he does speak. The lawyer for one of the women with whom Woods is alleged to have had an affair, said she wanted the golfer to apologize to directly to Veronica Siwik-Daniels, better known as Joslyn James. Allred said that Siwik-Daniels, star of "Porn Star Brides," gave up a career in the adult film industry at Woods' request. "Veronica has made tremendous sacrifices for him," Allred said in a statement to ABC News.com. "She gave up the porn business at his request and went into hiding when the scandal broke in order to protect him, but to date he has not contacted her to apologize." READ MORE>>>

WHAT WILL BE THE STRATEGY? The entire statement is supposed to take about 5-7 minutes — or, if you do the math, about 30 seconds per alleged mistress. That leaves two possibilities for Tiger Woods’ first public appearance since his world exploded: 1. He plans on talking really, really fast.

He still has no idea how to deal with the mess he created.

He is expected to apologize again and “begin the process of making amends,” his agent Mark Steinberg said. He is handling this in a typical Tiger way, which is to say on his terms. There will be one pool camera in the room, and to make the entire experience complete, he should have caddie Stevie Williams put his hand over the lens and push it to the ground. READ MORE>>>

PLENTY TO TRY AND WIN OVER: It is good to see nothing has changed with Tiger Woods, at least when it comes to his handlers trying to control his image. READ MORE>>>

TIMING IS EVERYTHING: “If you think for ONE second that the timing of this appearance isn’t connected to the fact that The Accenture World Match Play Championship is going on this week I have some ocean front land in Nebraska I’d like to sell you. Tiger is one of the world’s most vindictive people, someone who can hold a grudge with the best of them.” READ MORE>>>

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING! Ernie Els said Woods is being selfish with the timing of his first public appearance. READ MORE>>>

STAND BY YOUR MAN: For those who wonder whether Elin Nordegren will show up Friday at her husband’s highly orchestrated televised apology, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned she will be a no-show. READ MORE>>>

CAN’T WAIT: A radio station reportedly got a leaked copy of the statement Tiger Woods will deliver tomorrow -- a statement, which says, "things have not worked out" between Elin Nordegren and him. TMZ was the first to report, surprise, surprise, yet it isn’t buying the accuracy of it. READ MORE

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Tiger has done things greater than most mortals and even other astounding athletes and his counselors appear to be testing a notion that he can play by different rules. He can't. Just because he took golf away from the plaid pants and martini crowd and turned it into a disciplined endeavor doesn't mean he's going to get a pass on his behavior.

The first question to be asked, however, is about journalism. What kind of wire service goes to a "news conference" where no questions are allowed? Are they present simply to write about Tiger's facial expressions and how much he sweats? There probably aren't many reporters at Bloomberg, Reuters, or the Associated Press that want to attend this event and be ridiculed for sitting silently and playing by Tiger's rules. READ MORE>>>

WINNERS AND LOSERS, DAY TWO: Here are the results of the second day matches at the Accenture. READ MORE>>>

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ANSWER: Michael Bamberger, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated in his piece titled: ONE WAY CONVERSATION

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Last Updated (Thursday, 18 February 2010 16:04)

 

Web Street Golf Daily Pulse

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 34

Wednesday February 17, 2010

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Ben Crane playing course as a single after Stenson stops with the flu. Pace of play unchanged.”

HERE WE GO: Tiger Woods is about to make his first appearance and step towards reentering public life. From Woods’ web site the following statement was released.

“Tiger Woods will be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates at 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future, and he plans to apologize for his behavior.

“While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between him and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him. He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends, and that's what he's going to discuss. His remarks will be open to a press pool for live coverage. It is NOT a news conference.”

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem will be in attendance when Woods makes his statement but offered some curious remarks. “I don't really have a reaction,” he said from Tucson, site of the WGC Match Play event. “I'm pleased that he's going to make some comments.” He acknowledged that he hasn’t had any personal contact with Woods since his November accident. “We were asked to make the facility available and to help with the logistics. That's what we're doing. And my sense is that this is part of his schedule and what he's dealing with and going through, but I don't know that.” Finchem added, “I don't know what his plans are in terms of what he's going to say. I don't know what he's going to do after he finishes his rehab.”

TEE TIME: PrideSports has announced the introduction of the PTS Evolution golf tees. It is an environmentally friendly, plastic performance golf tee engineered with a special low-resistance head design that creates less friction between the golf ball and tee, delivering enhanced aerodynamics for longer drives.

“PTS has become the standard in wooden golf tees, and players from the PGA TOUR, as well as amateur golfers, utilize this system to match their tee lengths with the club head sizes,” said John Hohman, Vice President of Marketing, PrideSports. “With PTS Evolution and PTS Offset, we now have the two most innovative, high performance alternative tees in golf, and we have further enhanced the leadership position of the PTS family.” READ MORE>>>

GROUND CONTROL: Nike Golf has announced the introduction of the SQ MACHSPEED fairway woods, which will be available starting on February 25, 2010 at golf shops and golf specialty stores nationwide. READ MORE>>>

NOTES: Comedian/actor Ray Romano, comedian George Lopez, actors Josh Duhamel and Andy Garcia along with rock-n-roll legend Alice Cooper are confirmed celebrities to play in this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open FBR/Xerox Pro-Am next week.

WEB GEMS:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING: Could the timing of Woods’ statement on Friday mean he will be heading to Phoenix to play in the Waste Management??? READ MORE>>>

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE: Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg spoke to Bloomberg via telephone about the next move. Asked if Woods will discuss when he plans to return, Steinberg said, “It’s probably just best that you be there.” Mike Buteau who authored the piece listed at the end of it as being in Vancouver, which one would have to believe that he is on assignment covering the Olympics... READ MORE>>>

WINNERS AND LOSERS, DAY ONE: Here are the results of the opening matches at the Accenture. READ MORE>>>

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ANSWER: Associated Press golf reporter, Doug Ferguson via his Twitter account. In his post round (if it can be called that) press conference Crane stated, “I played 9 (holes), came in and had a nice casual lunch.”

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 February 2010 16:16)

 

Web Street Golf Daily Pulse

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 32

Tuesday February 16, 2010

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Most guys go to see mental coaches when they're playing poorly, but I want to be able to turn these top fives and top threes into wins. And I think that getting someone on the mental side of things might be able to help me to get to that stage. I've read books and everything and you read them and say, well, I sort of knew that. But I suppose it's the repetition until it's embedded in your subconscious, I suppose. So it can't hurt. It's something that will -- that I'm thinking -- well, I'm definitely going to do.”

SLOWLY BUT SURELY: Edoardo and Francesco Molinari will be the first brothers to play in a WGC event when they tee it up outside of Tucson, AZ on Wednesday. Italy is known for many things, but golf doesn’t exactly rank near the top. At least not just yet, however, the brothers are starting to see that some subtle changes are starting to happen.

I think last year after winning the World Cup something finally changed because up to then golf was really a minor sport,” said Edoardo. “Since the World Cup the situation has changed. There's a page in the sports newspaper, almost every week, every -- from Thursday through Sunday, almost every day there is some golf news in the newspapers finally. And hopefully we can get somewhat good results to keep it going in this direction, which would be fantastic for us.”

Edoardo will face the reigning British Open champ, Stewart Cink in his opening match, while Francesco has a date with the 2007 Masters champ, Zach Johnson. If either or both were to be successful in their opening draw, it might help to get a few more to take notice of them and the game in the old country...

TWICE AS NICE: Matthew Moucharafieh, a student at Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (Hank Haney IJGA) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, just recently competed in the 2010 Qatar Pro-Am at the Championship Course of Doha Golf Club. For the second straight year, Moucharafieh, a native of Lebanon, was paired up with PGA Tour veteran Retief Goosen of South Africa. As defending champions of the 2009 Qatar Pro-Am, Moucharafieh and his team of two others were invited to compete in the event again alongside Goosen. READ MORE>>>

RESCUE ME: The never ending supply of “new” continues as TaylorMade started last week previewing... READ MORE>>>

CREATING GREATER VALUE: The Carrick Course outside of Glasgow has added a strategic partnership with Woburn Golf Club to enhance its offer to members. Along with preferential rates at the renowned Buckinghamshire course, it follows partnerships with two Canadian clubs where members of The Carrick receive reciprocal playing rights. A number of amenities at Cameron House resort, which adjoins The Carrick, have also been added to the golf membership package and guests will now be able to enjoy all of the golf and leisure amenities at the luxury resort as part of their golf membership. READ MORE>>>

CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has announced that it will be offering golf fans that attend the Allianz Championship the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 2010 British Open. The trip includes roundtrip airfare for two, a four-night hotel stay, a golf outing at one of the St. Andrews Links courses and entrance tickets to the tournament. READ MORE>>>

NOTES: The R&A has announced that Royal Liverpool Golf Club will host The Open Championship in 2014. It will be the 12th time the Hoylake links has hosted golf’s oldest Major. Titleist reported Andrew Dodt won the Avantha Masters in New Delhi on the European Tour using a Pro V1x golf ball, 909D2 driver (8.5), 909F3 fairway metal (15), new CB irons (2-9), Vokey Design gap (52), sand (56) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter. According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with 103 players (67%), more than five times the nearest competitor with 19.  Titleist was also first in iron sets with 45 players, compared to 30 for the nearest competitor; sand, lob and approach wedges with 129, more than double the nearest competitor with 57; and putters with 63 (40%).

WEB GEMS:

WHAT TO DO? Once upon a time, finding new ways to describe the feats of Tiger Woods was the greatest challenge media members were presented with. Now the shoe is on the other foot as its become an exercise in trying to feed the never ending appetite on the topic of his whereabouts or his eventual return without any new information to work with. If your the type who likes an opinion, then you should find this one interesting or at the very least amusing. In somewhat of a rant, Karl MacGinty offers his two cents on what Tiger should do whenever the time comes that he reenters public life. READ MORE>>>

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON ... WELL MAYBE: The USGA will decide in May whether to give Tom Watson a special exemption into the US Open at Pebble Beach. Watson, a past winner of the national championship at the venue has seen his play of late enjoy a renaissance. READ MORE>>>

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: If you like what you have seen with the Daily Pulse, help spread the word. Pass along your copy. Its free and all anyone needs to do is send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asking to be put on the distribution list. It is a complete opt in or or out system.

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ANSWER: Rory McIlroy

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:40)

 
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