by Mike Purkey

Tiger Woods apologized, but he didn’t go nearly far enough. Not by a long shot. More than 12 hours after his arrest in the early hours of Monday, he said he was sorry “with all my heart” to “my family, friends and the fans.”

But the people to whom he owes the biggest amends are the residents of Palm Beach County, Fla. Driving in the condition in which he was found by police, he could have killed people, including himself. If this had happened at 5 p.m. instead of 3 a.m., the carnage that could have been caused by someone who was so impaired that he couldn’t walk without help is unimaginable.

Woods’ arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence can’t be explained away with ignorance or bad timing. This was a dereliction of responsibility the likes of which hasn’t been seen in the insular world of golf for as long as anyone can remember.


by Adam Schupak

A few weeks before my first trip to "Jack's Place," I asked Columbus' hometown hero, Jack Nicklaus, what I should do during my stay besides consume multiple milkshakes in the Muirfield Village Golf Club's men's locker room.

I was hoping he'd say, "Come to town early; we need a fourth on Sunday," but no cigar.


by Morning Read staff report

For so much of his career, Tiger Woods has been linked to Jack Nicklaus.

The pursuit of Nicklaus’ 18 major championships propelled Woods during the past two decades. Woods even won five of his 79 Tour titles here in the Memorial Tournament at Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village Golf Club.


Woods’ effect on golf will endure

Yes, Tiger Woods got a DUI, regardless of whether it was due to a prescription-drug interaction rather than alcohol (“Woods blames prescription meds, not alcohol, after DUI arrest,” May 30, Woods is a human being – perfection not required.

I really don’t think that Woods is ascribed role-model status any longer by many kids. On the other hand, look at what he did for golf. Woods grew our game to a magnitude similar to what Arnold Palmer did in an earlier era. 


Keeping score


Number of NCAA men’s team titles between Oklahoma and Oregon, the finalists in today’s NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Oklahoma, the No. 2 seed in match play, defeated No. 3 Illinois, 3-1-1, in Tuesday’ssemifinals. Oregon, the No. 5 seed, upset top-seeded Vanderbilt, 3-2. Oregon is the defending champion. Oklahoma won its NCAA title in 1989. Vandy’s loss extends the streak to nine years, since the advent of match play to decide the NCAA champion, that the stroke-play champion has not won the team title.


Number of legendary players to be honored at this week’s Memorial Tournament, a tradition started by tournament founder Jack Nicklaus in 1976. Greg Norman will be the honoree this week at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, with Tony Lema, Ken Venturi and Harvey Ward to be honored posthumously.


Number of top-5 finishes in Tour events for rookie Jon Rahm dating to his professional debut at the 2016 Quicken Loans National, which ties world No. 1 Dustin Johnson for the most on Tour during that span. Rahm enters the Memorial at No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

In the news

Announced: By the PGA of America, that it will stage two major championships by 2030 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Southern Hills will play host to the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and also will be the site of a PGA Championship no later than 2030. Southern Hills has played host to six men’s majors: 1958 U.S. Open (won by Tommy Bolt), 1970 PGA (Dave Stockton), 1977 U.S. Open (Hubert Green), 1982 PGA (Raymond Floyd), 1994 PGA (Nick Price), 2001 U.S. Open (Retief Goosen) and 2007 PGA (Tiger Woods).


“Troon Women’s Golf Month” will be celebrated in June at Troon-managed facilities around the world, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based management company announced. Among the events: introductory golf clinics, social events and playing opportunities.


Colonial Williamsburg is commemorating the July 1 reopening of the Gold Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club with the Golden Experience Package. Rates start at $179 per person, per night and include accommodations at a Colonial Williamsburg, Va., hotel and daily green fee.


The 2017 Rounds 4 Research program raised more than $217,000 in May to support turfgrass studies, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America announced. It was the most successful online auction in the six-year history of Rounds 4 Research.


The winner of the Annika Invitational Europe junior tournament will be granted a spot in the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, organizers announced. The 54-hole Annika Invitational Europe will be played June 20-22 at Halmstad (Sweden) Golf Club. The ISPS Handa, part of the Ladies European Tour, will be held Sept. 7-10 at Hubbelrath Golf Club in Dusseldorf, Germany.


May 25-31
College men: NCAA Division I championship
Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.
May 27-31
Men’s amateur: U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort Nos. 2 and 8 courses
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
June 1-4 Tour: Rex Hospital Open
TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, N.C.
PGA Tour: The Memorial Tournament
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
European Tour: Nordea Masters
Barseback G&CC, Malmo, Sweden
June 2-4
Symetra Tour: Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY
Capital Hills at Albany (N.Y.)
LPGA: ShopRite LPGA Classic
Stockton Seaview Hotel & GC, Galloway, N.J.
June 5
U.S. Open sectional qualifying
(10 sites)
June 6
Industry: Women’s Golf Day
various golf facilities worldwide
June 7-10
Men’s amateur: Monroe Invitational
Monroe GC, Pittsford, N.Y.
June 8-11
European Tour: Lyoness Open
Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria
LPGA: Manulife LPGA Classic
Whistle Bear GC, Cambridge, Ontario
Men’s amateur: Palmer Cup
Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga.
PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn. Tour: Rust-Oleum Championship
Ivanhoe (Ill.) Club
June 9-11
Symetra Tour: Four Winds Invitational
Blackthorn GC, South Bend, Ind.
Champions Tour: Principal Charity Classic
Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa
June 14-17
Men’s amateur: Sunnehanna Amateur
Sunnehanna CC, Johnstown, Pa.
June 15-18
LPGA: Meijer LPGA Classic
Blythefield CC, Belmont, Mich. Tour: Air Capital Classic
Crestview CC, Wichita, Kan.
PGA Tour: U.S. Open
Erin Hills, Erin, Wis.
June 16-18
Symetra Tour: Decatur-Forsyth Classic
Hickory Point GC, Decatur, Ill.
June 18-22
Junior: Western Junior
Park Ridge (Ill.) CC
June 19-24
Men’s amateur: British Amateur
Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, England
June 20-21
Junior: Pepsi Little People’s Tournament
Westview GC and Knights of Columbus Par 3, Quincy, Ill.
June 21-24
Men’s amateur: Northeast Amateur
Wannamoisett CC, Rumford, R.I.

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